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08/11/2021 07:09:25 AM · #1
I had no great expectations when I entered the Smile challenge, but I didn't expect my entry to polarise people quite as much as it did.

I don't ever recall receiving such a low proportion of 5s with similar proportions of votes above and below 5.

While my score was mediocre at best, I prefer this outcome to one of total indifference.

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08/11/2021 07:42:20 AM · #2
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08/11/2021 07:58:11 AM · #3
Originally posted by GeneralE:

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Impressive. What photo achieved the ideal voting pattern?
08/11/2021 08:02:33 AM · #4
Sorry, those are hypothetical cases, just based on a larger number of votes than we get these days (100, to make the math easier).
08/11/2021 08:36:13 AM · #5
I liked it (8), and in the end isn't that all the really matters?
The answer is no.
08/11/2021 08:40:45 AM · #6
Originally posted by Venser:

I liked it (8), and in the end isn't that all the really matters?
The answer is no.


Yes, and no. Two things matter - that I liked it, and that a few other people did.
08/11/2021 09:51:08 AM · #7
I liked it fine but it didn't perticularly read as a smile to me.
08/11/2021 11:04:49 AM · #8
I'd been doing a good job of voting on challenges, but I did forget to vote on this one and then ran out of time.

I looked at the photo, and the interesting thing is that it actually creeped me out. It was a very visceral reaction. Sometimes that type of reaction can elicit a high score or a very low score. I'm wondering if some of the scoring was the same type of reaction.

I was banking on the more emotional reaction from my entry, and didn't get that, either.

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I would have thought that photographers would have understood that type of smile: "Do I really want to be here taking these shots?" type of reaction.

I think this type of challenge relies more on emotional reactions more than challenges like still life, or vanishing point, etc. When we look at a smile photo -- we want to feel the joy. We want it to make us smile. And that's a hard thing to do.
08/11/2021 11:54:21 AM · #9
I loved your photo, Wendy. I really thought it would do better.
08/11/2021 12:57:15 PM · #10
Originally posted by vawendy:

the interesting thing is that it actually creeped me out.


I clearly have that effect on people ;D

Message edited by author 2021-08-11 12:58:03.
08/11/2021 12:59:34 PM · #11
Originally posted by SaraR:

Originally posted by vawendy:

the interesting thing is that it actually creeped me out.


I clearly have that effect on people ;D


Yeah! I'm blaming it on Sara. :)
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