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12/24/2004 03:08:55 AM · #1
Well, tomorrow is my six month anniversary here at DPC. I do not have any ribbons, but I have learned alot.

I would like to celebrate by putting up a couple of my worst images. I figurd, heck, we are always seeing the "Best of...". Well, here are a couple of my worst challenge images of 2004.

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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/264/thumb/111396.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/264/thumb/111396.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' This is from the "October Free Study". This recieved a 4.037 for a 3% finish. What happened? I had a whole month to think about this and screw it up. I thought I was being artsy, creative, and all kinds of other nice adjectives, but I was actually just being silly. I wanted to use alot of negative space and do something different to really draw attention to my shot. Anyhow, after 14 challenges, you think I would have known better. I still like this photo, just nobody else did. Actually, I can't say that. It did get two "10's". Who ever you are, there is a print available of this photo:)

Ok, your turn, lets see some of the photos that went "clank" for you this year....


12/24/2004 03:19:20 AM · #2
only a select few have had the honor of placing worse than i did (1%) in this challenge:

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Place: 108 of 109
Score: 4.061

it was for the sacred places challenge. not quite the standard interpretation, i suppose. read my description if you don't see where i tried to make the connection.

Message edited by author 2004-12-24 03:24:15.
12/24/2004 03:21:09 AM · #3


Itís a matter of interpretation some times we enter things that we see but the image does not show that well enough for us e.g.

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I entered this in the heroís challenge but what I was trying to show was a boy who saw a hero and loved to role play that hero. I missed the mark and should have realized now one could have interoperated that way and got what I deserved a big 2% nearly a brown ribbon.
12/24/2004 03:21:33 AM · #4
I have quite a few to choose from under my belt [lol].
Lowest Average
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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/251/thumb/101937.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/251/thumb/101937.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 4.352

Lowest by percentile
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12/24/2004 03:25:38 AM · #5
Lowest score of the year from Parts:
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12/24/2004 03:30:50 AM · #6
Originally posted by faidoi:

Lowest score of the year from Parts:
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I never understood how this scored so low.....
12/24/2004 04:05:54 AM · #7
i'd say bad focus...
12/24/2004 04:14:49 AM · #8
I would like to apologize for subjecting you all to this one...

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... and say thank you all for all your help and patience!
What a great community we have here!
12/24/2004 04:46:16 AM · #9
we all have to start somewhere
My first challenge
3.677 for a 2% finish
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but I have learnt a lot here in 27 challenges over the 6 months I have been here.... I scored My first ribon this week in the wind challenge
I would like to thank those who voted my photo into a ribon placing. but a bigger thanks goes to all the people who have helped me become a better photographer by commenting on my photos and offering great advise... Thankyou

goal for the next 6 months .... a Blue ribon or 2 :)
12/24/2004 05:04:31 AM · #10
Originally posted by faidoi:

Lowest score of the year from Parts:
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i really like this! this is brilliantly simple, and very well taken. I think the focus on this is excellent, i love the very precise depth of field. the colours are bright and effective. composition is a bit uninspired, but that aside i think this is top stuff - i'd be well pleased if this was my "worst" shot of the year! I would have given this an 8, no problem!
12/24/2004 06:05:46 AM · #11
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My only 3.x, and a proud one to be sure.

I can't believe one person actually thought that the girl was hitting the baby.. (although I can kind of see it, but the paper is bending where it's connected with the dresser). Just a fun photo, when I still had fun taking photos. I don't have fun taking photos anymore.
12/24/2004 06:12:42 AM · #12
This thread is cool
I think this one is the winner for me
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and a couple of other ones
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12/24/2004 06:26:18 AM · #13
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I think this is by far the worst photo I´ve submitted in here though its not even close to the lowest score!

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This is my lowezt score and I actually like that one:)

Message edited by author 2004-12-24 06:27:06.
12/24/2004 06:36:12 AM · #14
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12/24/2004 06:41:39 AM · #15
For the Nude II challenge
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Place: 83 out of 88
Avg (all users): 4.111
I really like this one although nobody else does. I guess those who submitted real flesh were a bit insulted by the plastic.
Result: It got hammered in the nude.

For the Wildlife challenge
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Place: 130 out of 160
Avg (all users): 4.902
This was a love / hate for voters of the Wildlife challenge. It got 11 ones, 16 twos, 22 threes and on the other end 6 nines and 7 tens.
Result: A crash landing.

For the Poverty challenge
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Place: 77 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.063
I think this one should have stayed at home. I think this one is the worst photograph I have submitted at DPC.
Result: It didn't fill the carts with votes.
12/24/2004 06:50:36 AM · #16
Avg Vote: 4.119
Place: 272 / 309
Percentile: 12%

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12/24/2004 06:54:35 AM · #17
Just added it to my favorites.

Originally posted by Artyste:

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My only 3.x, and a proud one to be sure.

I can't believe one person actually thought that the girl was hitting the baby.. (although I can kind of see it, but the paper is bending where it's connected with the dresser). Just a fun photo, when I still had fun taking photos. I don't have fun taking photos anymore.

12/24/2004 07:06:32 AM · #18
Originally posted by Jacko:

Just added it to my favorites.

Originally posted by Artyste:

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My only 3.x, and a proud one to be sure.

I can't believe one person actually thought that the girl was hitting the baby.. (although I can kind of see it, but the paper is bending where it's connected with the dresser). Just a fun photo, when I still had fun taking photos. I don't have fun taking photos anymore.


Jacko, you must have just beat me by a little bit....

Artyste... I also added your music challenge entry as a favorite, heck, I was the only one to comment on it!
12/24/2004 07:18:01 AM · #19
this one just sucked...
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Lucky 7

this one i liked, but didn't stand a chance
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Mirrors
12/24/2004 07:18:33 AM · #20
Mine from the 10th percentile:

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Message edited by author 2004-12-24 07:24:22.
12/24/2004 07:20:26 AM · #21
Lowest so far, although the other four we entered didnít do much better:)

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oops screwed that up too

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ahhhh hell with it!

Message edited by author 2004-12-24 07:23:21.
12/24/2004 07:26:54 AM · #22
This was my worst ever, but strangely enough it got 30 comments...not all bad ones and scored a staggering 3.15...but it was really done as a joke, I think, for Indecision challenge.

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Message edited by author 2004-12-24 07:27:59.
12/24/2004 07:29:44 AM · #23
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My first, and undoubtedly my last abstract.
12/24/2004 07:30:44 AM · #24
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I've come close, but I've never been able to duplicate this mastery or light and shadow since. LOL

Message edited by author 2004-12-24 08:48:35.
12/24/2004 07:35:35 AM · #25
First entry...Terrible job in the post shot editing. 3.674. Entered this last minute.

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