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03/09/2005 02:14:30 AM · #1
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Updated: 03/09/05 02:11 am

expecting to go down....it's gonna be a high scoring challenge though!
03/09/2005 02:17:47 AM · #2
crashed out!!

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Updated 03/09/05 02:16 am
03/09/2005 02:28:05 AM · #3
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Updated: 03/09/05 02:00 am
03/09/2005 02:28:50 AM · #4
Well, I started out at the close of that 1st hour with roughly a 5.4, but it dived down to around a 4.9 by the next. Youch!

-Annette
03/09/2005 02:30:47 AM · #5
i got hit for 3 straight 1s ( ithink) one of them even had the nerve to leave a comment to him i salute at least he backed it up.

Started at 5.7 down to a 4.6 right now after 20 votes 1 comment.
03/09/2005 02:41:00 AM · #6
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Updated: 03/09/05 02:00 am

:(

if ya gonna vote someone low -
plz leave comments cause yeh how am i meant to know what i did wrong ?
03/09/2005 02:45:14 AM · #7
Votes: 22
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Avg Vote: 5.4545
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Sorry for hogging all the comments folks.
03/09/2005 02:59:09 AM · #8
Votes: 18
Views: 26
Avg Vote: 3.8333

yea I hate it when people don't comment it and give a bad score. if it's so bad it must be easy to write down more then one reason why it is bad. I think people here just browse and score down to get their stuff up, and also I think on this website people go for one "standard" style, and anything that is different immediatly is scored low.

03/09/2005 03:02:47 AM · #9
Are you supposed to give a 1 to the picture, if you find absolutely nothing surreal in it?

If you are, there will be lots of them.
03/09/2005 03:10:57 AM · #10
I suppose it is to be expected, but it's simply extraordinary how many of these entries show NO comprehension of what "surrealism" is, at least in the artistic sense. "Sur" as a prefix = "more than" or "over". "Surrealism" = "more than real". Abstraction is NOT surrealism, in and of itself. Surrealism, properly applied as a descriptive to art, which photographs are a category of, refers to a sort of a dream state, to the juxtaposition of incongruous objects/images, to the conjuring of an alternate reality from the well of the unconscious.

On the plus side, there are a good number of excellent, truly surreal entries in this competition. But I'm taking a hard line on this, and this will certainly be the lowest average vote I've given out, by far. IMO a SIGNIFICANT number of these images utterly miss the point.

But then, I'm just one man, and one vote.

Robt.

Message edited by author 2005-03-09 03:12:14.
03/09/2005 03:19:29 AM · #11
Originally posted by bear_music:

I suppose it is to be expected, but it's simply extraordinary how many of these entries show NO comprehension of what "surrealism" is, at least in the artistic sense. "Sur" as a prefix = "more than" or "over". "Surrealism" = "more than real". Abstraction is NOT surrealism, in and of itself. Surrealism, properly applied as a descriptive to art, which photographs are a category of, refers to a sort of a dream state, to the juxtaposition of incongruous objects/images, to the conjuring of an alternate reality from the well of the unconscious.

On the plus side, there are a good number of excellent, truly surreal entries in this competition. But I'm taking a hard line on this, and this will certainly be the lowest average vote I've given out, by far. IMO a SIGNIFICANT number of these images utterly miss the point.

But then, I'm just one man, and one vote.

Robt.


Exactly :) However, I do feel that there are quite a few images in this challenge that show SURREALISM I have found myself voting quite high and I have certainly NOT given any 1s.

mines crept up a bit but nothing to jump about.
03/09/2005 03:48:09 AM · #12
I would just like to make it known that I am well aware of the fact that my submission to this challenge is one that will join the ranks of 4's and 5's, a picture that does no credit to me or to this site, and will try the patience of voters. Mine is the sort of picture that will make people get sick of looking at crappy submissions.

I apologize for taking and submitting a crappy picture. If I could take it back, I would >_<

Damon
03/09/2005 03:51:41 AM · #13
Originally posted by mycelium:


I apologize for taking and submitting a crappy picture. If I could take it back, I would >_<


I do not think you need to apologize, this is a learning experience ... we do learn from the good pictures, but also from the bad ones. And we all have good and bad pictures ... so cheer up and keep trying :))
03/09/2005 03:54:07 AM · #14
Originally posted by Arancha:

I do not think you need to apologize, this is a learning experience ... we do learn from the good pictures, but also from the bad ones. And we all have good and bad pictures ... so cheer up and keep trying :))


Thanks, I guess I just needed to vent a bit. Finals this week = no time to take good pictures = I take bad pictures instead. Fortunately, I have turned off the "show scores" option, so they cannot possibly depress me ^_^
03/09/2005 04:02:09 AM · #15
Dali said that the difference between he and the other surrealists was that he was a surrealist. There are at least two different methods that have been employed in achieving a surrealistic image. One is by simply painting an imagined or dreamt unreal juxtaposition and the second is finding through an automatism such as looking at a random image, something that is not logically accepted by the conscious mind but has meaning to the unconscious.

I think many here will only judge surrealism as being the imitation of one of the surrealistic masters. As that does not come from the unconscious mind, no surrealistic master would accept such a picture as surrealistic.
03/09/2005 04:03:55 AM · #16
Votes: 32
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Avg Vote: 6.5625
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early days..................
03/09/2005 04:14:02 AM · #17
Originally posted by whagerbaumer:

Dali said that the difference between he and the other surrealists was that he was a surrealist. There are at least two different methods that have been employed in achieving a surrealistic image. One is by simply painting an imagined or dreamt unreal juxtaposition and the second is finding through an automatism such as looking at a random image, something that is not logically accepted by the conscious mind but has meaning to the unconscious.

I think many here will only judge surrealism as being the imitation of one of the surrealistic masters. As that does not come from the unconscious mind, no surrealistic master would accept such a picture as surrealistic.


great post. he also said "i am the inimitable". So that just further proves your point.
03/09/2005 04:20:11 AM · #18
"and also I think on this website people go for one "standard" style, and anything that is different immediatly is scored low."

Yes beauty defintly is not in the eye of the beholder on this site..... Here are a few shots that have won over the last month and a half

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Message edited by author 2005-03-09 04:51:30.
03/09/2005 04:34:37 AM · #19
the more I voted , the more I began to notice photos not fitting the theme. Extra bright skys and abstracts are not surreal. Its the paranormal shots that will fare well.
03/09/2005 04:40:21 AM · #20
Good point!

Now, this is something for me to go after when voting...
I think my votes will go pretty 'surreal', though.

;-)

Originally posted by whagerbaumer:

Dali said that the difference between he and the other surrealists was that he was a surrealist. There are at least two different methods that have been employed in achieving a surrealistic image. One is by simply painting an imagined or dreamt unreal juxtaposition and the second is finding through an automatism such as looking at a random image, something that is not logically accepted by the conscious mind but has meaning to the unconscious.

I think many here will only judge surrealism as being the imitation of one of the surrealistic masters. As that does not come from the unconscious mind, no surrealistic master would accept such a picture as surrealistic.
03/09/2005 05:58:54 AM · #21
Is it just me or do you think that there are way too many entries who missed the "basic editing" issue here?

03/09/2005 06:02:24 AM · #22
Is it just me or do you think that there are way too many entries who missed the "basic editing" issue here?

i see a lot of realism.
03/09/2005 06:22:21 AM · #23
My entry has an even 4.0000 right now, with 42 votes. It's not well liked, but it has meaning to me, and I really like it. :) Oh well!
03/09/2005 06:24:11 AM · #24
Originally posted by Jozi:

My entry has an even 4.0000 right now, with 42 votes. It's not well liked, but it has meaning to me, and I really like it. :) Oh well!


Im with you Jozi as long as your happy with your entry and like it thats all that matters.
03/09/2005 06:27:02 AM · #25
Votes: 42
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Avg Vote: 4.1429
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Updated: 03/09/05 06:26 am

All I can say is LOL. My wife told me so. edit I just ran down through the post - looks like I'm not alone.

Message edited by author 2005-03-09 06:28:24.
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