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02/14/2005 11:36:45 AM · #1
I gave an 8 or higher to 49 of the entries. Some people took some risks and they may suffer in voting, but I thought they were awesome. Fun challenge to vote on.

Great Job Everyone :)
02/14/2005 11:40:21 AM · #2
I agree,a very difficult challenge. I spent 3 hrs in my garage yesterday and still couldn't get the sharpness or lighting to what I wanted, all praise to the entrants.
02/14/2005 11:42:09 AM · #3
Double that. Many good portraits but other´s less atractive. I´m litle disapointed myself with the rating on my own image. Expected more but this is DPC, pretty unpredictable.
02/14/2005 11:47:55 AM · #4
I'm trying to guess who some of these belong to. I've guess a few and I'm pretty sure I'm right. I know I am on 4 so far.

I don't think anyone has guessed mine yet. I left clues.
02/14/2005 11:48:14 AM · #5
1 - 9
7 - 8s
175 - 7s ...not counting the 5s and 6s.

A little higher than average voting for me. The way I look at it, not everyone, myself included is photogenic, so you have to give a little weight to the other elements. I don't think this should turn into a frikken beauty pageant. That said, you're all beautiful people, in your own unique way. OK enough of the patronizing..............
02/14/2005 11:50:03 AM · #6
I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.
02/14/2005 11:53:15 AM · #7
Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


That's where I'm coming from too, Artyste.
02/14/2005 12:00:53 PM · #8
Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


Think this is what most of us have in mind when voting but weither you like it or not physical beauty will always have some influence.

Message edited by author 2005-02-14 12:01:12.
02/14/2005 12:03:25 PM · #9
Originally posted by garlic:

Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


Think this is what most of us have in mind when voting but weither you like it or not physical beauty will always have some influence.


Not for me, but I'm sure you're right in general.
02/14/2005 12:04:08 PM · #10
Originally posted by garlic:


Think this is what most of us have in mind when voting but weither you like it or not physical beauty will always have some influence.


I just looked at your profile pic. Oh, boy are you in trouble. :)
02/14/2005 12:14:07 PM · #11
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by garlic:


Think this is what most of us have in mind when voting but weither you like it or not physical beauty will always have some influence.


I just looked at your profile pic. Oh, boy are you in trouble. :)


You owe me a new keyboard. :)
02/14/2005 12:14:35 PM · #12
wow! this is great i agree with everybody. very unique pics. i cannot wait for the winners. well done to everybody!!!
02/14/2005 12:55:47 PM · #13
10's- 4
9's- 5
8's- 19
7's- 35
6-5- most
4-2- 15

I was pretty happy with the submisions in this challenge... usualy I only choose 3 10's.
02/14/2005 01:02:27 PM · #14
Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


So far I've been told I look like a mass murderer once, and had 2 requests not to beat commenters up for voting me anything less than a ten. I think I should have used a soft glowy filter to make me softer and prettier.

or maybe I need to work on my happy face :)
02/14/2005 01:04:20 PM · #15
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


So far I've been told I look like a mass murderer once, and had 2 requests not to beat commenters up for voting me anything less than a ten. I think I should have used a soft glowy filter to make me softer and prettier.

or maybe I need to work on my happy face :)


it's the smartass grin :-P
02/14/2005 01:07:08 PM · #16
I showed the picture to a friend after one of the comments and said: "don't I look happy?".

He said: "Yeah...happy you just beat someone up".

:D
02/14/2005 01:43:34 PM · #17
Originally posted by Pedro:

I showed the picture to a friend after one of the comments and said: "don't I look happy?".

He said: "Yeah...happy you just beat someone up".

:D


imagine what people would have thought if you submitted the one you wanted to! :-P
02/14/2005 02:59:57 PM · #18
I really enjoyed voting on this challenge, I gave out 6 tens and 12 nines. Some awesome portraits there. I think I figured out 5 or 6 people so far, I'm going to go through them again later to find out who some more are :)
02/14/2005 03:07:48 PM · #19
My image received a DQ request, and I've submitted proof. Glad someone asked. I didnt photoshop the effect. Guess some people are just voting low assuming otherwise - its at 5.1.. duh.

02/14/2005 03:19:22 PM · #20
mine has been steady since voting began ..4.7 - 5.1 range

I think I took a big risk with mine, and I should of kept it simple. The people in the picture is sometimes what people based their votes on
02/14/2005 03:31:57 PM · #21
Originally posted by garlic:

Originally posted by Artyste:

I'm definitely not voting on physical beauty.. but more on composition, originality (to a point), focus, humor, and blah blah blah.

Basically just about everything else *but* physical beauty, which is entirely subjective.


Think this is what most of us have in mind when voting but weither you like it or not physical beauty will always have some influence.


I definitely agree- I mean, simple aesthetics is a huge part of what makes a picture look good. But for those who aren't "traditionally" attractive, there are lots of other options (as shown by many entries) that don't involve a straight head shot.

Basically and bluntly, my thinking is this: just because you're ugly doesn't mean your self portrait has to be too :)
02/14/2005 03:34:50 PM · #22
This was my first challenge as a member and at my house the picture looked fine. I got to work today and looked.........wow, not so good. looks like I need to go home and calibrate my monitor when I get off.
02/14/2005 04:57:09 PM · #23
Never voted so low in a challenge before.. Not a lot of quality shots after *my* opinion. if you're less then 30x30 pixels in your entry, don't expect to get much from my scorewise. Sorry :-\
02/14/2005 05:08:24 PM · #24
Yeah this is one where you can figure out who the photog is... you can with me.

Message edited by author 2005-02-14 17:08:50.
02/14/2005 05:23:22 PM · #25
Hi Terje, there is no doubt about your photography skills, but I think that voting down because the photographer appears only as 'small' part of the photo is a bit harsh (yes, my entry falls in that category.. I was trying something different, and creative (at least for me!))

There are some outstanding entries here, but some of us prefer to be on the other side of the camera and this 'shyness' may be manefested in reducing the amount of 'us' in the shot.. :-)

I enjoyed voting this challenge... and will try to comment as many as I can this week..

Good luck all.
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