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08/14/2019 10:50:11 PM · #1
After 16 votes I managed to be at 4 and if things continue like this Im afraid I might lose the brown
08/14/2019 11:13:08 PM · #2
Originally posted by mariuca:

After 16 votes I managed to be at 4 and if things continue like this Im afraid I might lose the brown

Don't worry I've been there many times. I'll Hold your Hand as the Beatles used to sing

Message edited by Bear_Music - parsed quotes.
08/14/2019 11:56:52 PM · #3
It's gonna be a low-scoring challenge for sure: Low-key just doesn't lend itself to "pretty" and our voters DO love their pretty...
08/15/2019 12:01:22 AM · #4
I was happy this morning at about 10 votes but it's been pretty much down hill since then. Discouraging for sure. Thanks for the thread of hope, Robert.
08/15/2019 12:13:37 AM · #5
One vote just lowered my score by over a tenth, so yeah somebody not happy this evening.
08/15/2019 12:13:39 AM · #6
there were a few truly stunning photos, well worth the price of admission.
08/15/2019 07:05:48 AM · #7
hahh...same here, I am around 4.5 from the day one :D

anyway for me I tried doing and taking shot!
08/15/2019 02:56:22 PM · #8
I seemed to be getting a bunch of 4s along with really nice votes, as well.

It turns out that it all depends upon people's monitors. It looks gorgeous on my large monitor. Looks good but maybe just a tad dark on my laptop and my husbands. But my husband says that it looks lousy on his work monitor. He has a nice LED monitor, but it's obviously not calibrated right.
08/15/2019 03:30:36 PM · #9
Originally posted by vawendy:

. . . But my husband says that it looks lousy on his work monitor. He has a nice LED monitor, but it's obviously not calibrated right.


Obviously :)
08/15/2019 03:39:13 PM · #10
Originally posted by nam:

Originally posted by vawendy:

. . . But my husband says that it looks lousy on his work monitor. He has a nice LED monitor, but it's obviously not calibrated right.


Obviously :)


:)

08/15/2019 04:06:07 PM · #11
Doing meh over here as well. 5.59.
08/15/2019 04:43:44 PM · #12
Well, MY shot is indisputably the best image in the challenge. It ought to be hanging in MoMA or something. It is absolutely transcendental, AND it's as low-key as they come, so WHY am I struggling to stay above 5? Jejeje :-)
08/15/2019 05:20:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

... our voters DO love their pretty...

And never mind about confronting them with a metaphorical or non-inyerface interpretation ...

I've been tempted to start a thread "What is a Meta For?" ....
08/15/2019 05:34:54 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

It's gonna be a low-scoring challenge for sure: Low-key just doesn't lend itself to "pretty" and our voters DO love their pretty...


Yeah -- that's why I may not do the self portrait challenge due tonight -- it ain't gonna be pretty!
08/15/2019 11:08:27 PM · #15
Originally posted by vawendy:

Yeah -- that's why I may not do the self portrait challenge due tonight -- it ain't gonna be pretty!


ditto ;-)
08/15/2019 11:26:25 PM · #16
Happy voter #27. Yay :)
08/18/2019 09:24:02 PM · #17
I am surprised to hear people's scores are low. I think it's a strong challenge with a lot of great images.

You have rated 55 of 56 images (98%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (18%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1636.
08/18/2019 09:47:27 PM · #18
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

It's gonna be a low-scoring challenge for sure: Low-key just doesn't lend itself to "pretty" and our voters DO love their pretty...


Yeah -- that's why I may not do the self portrait challenge due tonight -- it ain't gonna be pretty!


I do think that there are entries in this challenge that DO NOT meet the Traditional
shape or description of a low key image, and therefore are voted down ...
08/19/2019 12:04:01 PM · #19
Well, Im glad its not just me getting a low score. I think mine is very deserved tho. Low key is hard for me. My brand is bright and soft in living color. But I truly LOVE a well done low key image, and there are several in this challenge that take my breath away! Id like to learn and get better at this mysterious art form. So I shall use this as a You-Pretty-Much-Suck Starting Point and see if I can get better. My hubby always tells my kids: You either win or learn! NO REGRETS either way!

08/19/2019 12:56:49 PM · #20
Originally posted by SandyP:

Well, Im glad its not just me getting a low score. I think mine is very deserved tho. Low key is hard for me. My brand is bright and soft in living color. But I truly LOVE a well done low key image, and there are several in this challenge that take my breath away! Id like to learn and get better at this mysterious art form. So I shall use this as a You-Pretty-Much-Suck Starting Point and see if I can get better. My hubby always tells my kids: You either win or learn! NO REGRETS either way!


Im with you Sandy. I thought my image was pretty good, but it is doing poorly. I think I need to understand low key better. None the less there are some outstanding entries in this challenge.
08/19/2019 04:07:00 PM · #21
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

Originally posted by SandyP:

Well, Im glad its not just me getting a low score. I think mine is very deserved tho. Low key is hard for me. My brand is bright and soft in living color. But I truly LOVE a well done low key image, and there are several in this challenge that take my breath away! Id like to learn and get better at this mysterious art form. So I shall use this as a You-Pretty-Much-Suck Starting Point and see if I can get better. My hubby always tells my kids: You either win or learn! NO REGRETS either way!


Im with you Sandy. I thought my image was pretty good, but it is doing poorly. I think I need to understand low key better. None the less there are some outstanding entries in this challenge.

You are both very kind :) I just think that the voters took Low Key too literally. My current score:
Votes: 43
Views: 102
Avg Vote: 4.7209
Comments: 0

Or maybe it is an organized group of low voters?
08/19/2019 06:04:38 PM · #22
I actually thought mine was really good... but I was corrected by the voters... *sigh*

Oh well... Maybe the next challenge will be Amphibians in Hats.

@Sandy, I love what Bill says! I'm going to start saying that!

08/19/2019 08:25:14 PM · #23
Originally posted by SandyP:

Well, Im glad its not just me getting a low score. I think mine is very deserved tho. Low key is hard for me. My brand is bright and soft in living color. But I truly LOVE a well done low key image, and there are several in this challenge that take my breath away! Id like to learn and get better at this mysterious art form. So I shall use this as a You-Pretty-Much-Suck Starting Point and see if I can get better. My hubby always tells my kids: You either win or learn! NO REGRETS either way!


Oh ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SandyP your husbands quote is amazing, and so true. The only way to get better is definitely to learn! Weve all had to do this along the way, it definitely builds character!

As for the photos in this challenge, its a tricky challenge to get right. But there are some really outstanding images that do deserve a good vote. Anyway mine is not one of them.... but thats okay.
08/20/2019 01:46:23 AM · #24
Originally posted by Lydia:

I actually thought mine was really good... but I was corrected by the voters... *sigh*

Oh well... Maybe the next challenge will be Amphibians in Hats.

@Sandy, I love what Bill says! I'm going to start saying that!

Who is Bill?
08/20/2019 09:33:10 AM · #25
Not much time left but maybe a few comments would help understand the scores? I still have none. I will try to make a few before rollover.

PS Current stats for this challenge:

Submissions: 56
Votes Cast: 2,509
Comments Made: 44

Less than 1 per entry.

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