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05/27/2019 08:28:16 AM · #1
I see something positive in the latest scores.
Many of the winning pictures score over 7 or and almost all TT end in the 6's. There was a bad wave in the recent months and I think that many left because of that. Low votes are hurting us all too much now that we have less and less voters (and participants). A bad picture is still a bad picture but explain why it deserves low votes. When I spent more time on a challenge, it doesn't always score better, even it's a technically difficult shot. I don't like flowers and birds.... but I really wanted to get a great flower shot and did a week research on internet about award winning flower pictures....finally I ended up with a setup at home, which took me few hours. The first votes are in and it gets rewarded.
in fact my 3 entered photos are doing great.

Baby Animals 6.4419

Rooftops 6.9259

Flowers V 6.3750

05/27/2019 08:39:22 AM · #2
I thought it may have to do with challenge subjects. We have had quite a few of re-runs and it appears to work in favor of the quality of the entries.

My current entries are also in the 6s but not as high as yours :)
05/27/2019 11:54:36 AM · #3
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

I don't like flowers and birds.... but I really wanted to get a great flower shot and did a week research on internet about award winning flower pictures....finally I ended up with a setup at home, which took me few hours. The first votes are in and it gets rewarded.
in fact my 3 entered photos are doing great.

I have found I cannot predict what will be popular with the DPC collective. I have had several entries lately where I entered what I liked, predicting they would do poor to mediocre and they were near the top. Other times I enter something that I think will hit what the collective likes and they come in with a resounding "meh".

Trusting my own judgement and entering what I like seems to hit it more often than trying to please.

By the way, my flower entry had very little thought and effort put into it. I expected it to get creamed. First two votes were 7's and it is presently in the mid 6's. You can never really know.

Message edited by author 2019-05-27 11:56:58.
05/27/2019 08:31:03 PM · #4
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

I see something positive in the latest scores.
Many of the winning pictures score over 7 or and almost all TT end in the 6's. There was a bad wave in the recent months and I think that many left because of that. Low votes are hurting us all too much now that we have less and less voters (and participants). A bad picture is still a bad picture but explain why it deserves low votes. When I spent more time on a challenge, it doesn't always score better, even it's a technically difficult shot. I don't like flowers and birds.... but I really wanted to get a great flower shot and did a week research on internet about award winning flower pictures....finally I ended up with a setup at home, which took me few hours. The first votes are in and it gets rewarded.
in fact my 3 entered photos are doing great.

Baby Animals 6.4419

Rooftops 6.9259

Flowers V 6.3750


Georges congratulations on your recent high scores. It seems as if all of us run into periods when we donít score as well as we thought we should have. I have to call you on your statement about those who do not comment on why they score a picture poorly. There has been a lot of conversation lately about how everyone should contribute by making more comments. I have taken that to heart and have increased my effort to comment on not only the good pictures but the not so good ones also with constructive criticism. I have rarely if ever seen a comment from you on one of my pictures good or bad. In fact, I see that you average only about 2 comments per challenge that you have entered. No disrespect intended. Just making a point.
05/28/2019 12:55:58 AM · #5
Shame on you, Georges ;) I hope you will improve your ratio to at least 4:1 (as I have and Larry) Make catching up with commenting your new challenge for 2019! :)

Comments to challenge entries is an interesting ratio so is votes to challenge entries. Anyone who now complains about lack of votes or comments will their ratios examined! ;)

PS Well done, Steve. Your ratio is over 20:1 !
05/28/2019 07:36:16 AM · #6
I know... time is not playing in my favor. Way too busy at work from March till end of July each year. Btw. I will have a summercamp workshop at school and introduce the kids the wonders of photography.
4 weeks (once a week 2 hours).
Students age; 6 to 15. and already many of the higher levels registered. At the end of the workshop we will publish each students' best in a book.
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