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05/03/2006 12:34:01 AM · #1
well mine did a little worse than i expected but it was a little plain i guess, congrats to the well deserved ribbon winners, and to everyone else who entered!!

Message edited by author 2006-05-03 00:35:12.
05/03/2006 01:06:57 AM · #2
Congrats indeed! Though there were several photos that I really thought were stunning, and ended up surprisingly low (IMO). So, I'd like to throw some props out to those shots:

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And many more! I really had a fun time voting on as much of this challenge as I could!
05/03/2006 12:32:44 PM · #3
A criticism I heard (and appreciated) was that the submission could not be recognized as a negative, and might score low, and voila, that's exactly what happened. Mine's here. Some that I think were affected by this phenomenon, and which I really wish had done better, are:
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05/03/2006 12:39:03 PM · #4
Originally posted by Louis:

A criticism I heard (and appreciated) was that the submission could not be recognized as a negative, and might score low, and voila, that's exactly what happened.


I'm still not convinced that this one is a negative. If it is, I definitely underscored it and I apologize:

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And lady hawk, thank you for acknowledging my pic. For me, that's a high score, actually! :)

05/03/2006 12:51:20 PM · #5
I agree with the birds one. I tried inverting it and THEN it looked inverted.
Louis, thanks for mentioning my ceiling shot. I honestly expected to only hit average with this, tho' one always hopes for higher :)
I entered it for improvement feedback. For me there's definitely no wow factor.
But I do agree with you about shots that weren't obvious negatives being scored down. When I wasn't sure I took it into photoshop myself, and found at least 4 that really weren't negatives.
05/03/2006 12:52:07 PM · #6
My favorites that should have finished higher:

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05/03/2006 01:18:03 PM · #7
Originally posted by BeeCee:

I agree with the birds one. I tried inverting it and THEN it looked inverted.

Yeah, you're right, I guess I just assumed it was a negtive. Damn. I really liked it. :)
05/03/2006 01:23:30 PM · #8
ok i just have to post mine and ask how many didnt think it was a negative. Not defending my pic, just curious.

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05/03/2006 01:30:17 PM · #9
This was a fun challenge. There were many great entries. Congrats to the winners!
05/03/2006 01:32:36 PM · #10
You people, promoting all this negativity... shame on you :-P
05/03/2006 01:36:37 PM · #11
Originally posted by Kivet:

ok i just have to post mine and ask how many didnt think it was a negative. Not defending my pic, just curious.

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I did think yours was okay, but I switched it just because I was curious to see the starting image. I must say, good work! The original was just ordinary, this is almost.... mystical?
05/03/2006 01:43:46 PM · #12
Originally posted by Kivet:

ok i just have to post mine and ask how many didnt think it was a negative. Not defending my pic, just curious.

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I gave that one a 7. I really liked it, and thought it was a negative.
05/03/2006 01:47:08 PM · #13
My "Final Four" and how they finished:
6th
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13th
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81st
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129th
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And two that were pretty high on my list, but finished middle of the pack:

221st
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230th
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05/03/2006 02:59:50 PM · #14
My final four:

3rd
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22nd
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27th
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6th
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Some others, that I gave very high marks:

191st
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333rd
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263rd
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And my second choice (sorry BradP - my opinion doesn't count anyway):

21st
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1st
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Message edited by author 2006-05-03 15:01:29.
05/03/2006 03:02:48 PM · #15
I think of all the pics i voted on this was my favorite shot of the challenge. It struck a chord

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Message edited by author 2006-05-03 15:06:03.
05/03/2006 03:18:49 PM · #16
My top 4...

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05/03/2006 03:22:57 PM · #17
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05/03/2006 03:35:52 PM · #18
This was supposed to be my entry. :-(

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05/03/2006 03:38:18 PM · #19
Originally posted by scalvert:

This was supposed to be my entry. :-(

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I thought that was the one you were talking about getting the self DQ on. Was a good shot. Too bad about the wrong challenge thing. I think it'd done well.
05/03/2006 03:45:39 PM · #20
Most of my favourites didn't end up in the top 10. here are a few that finished way lower than I thought they would.
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I really thought this one would do better. Judging from the comments, a lot of people didn't think it was done with basic editing, even though it was validated. I'd like to know how it was done, too.
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05/03/2006 04:27:24 PM · #21
ok i have to post this one more that i liked

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05/03/2006 04:35:49 PM · #22
Originally posted by ladyhawk22:

Congrats indeed! Though there were several photos that I really thought were stunning, and ended up surprisingly low (IMO). So, I'd like to throw some props out to those shots:

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And many more! I really had a fun time voting on as much of this challenge as I could!


i loved the guiness one aswell, i thought it was very clever.... mine was the depression one i dont know how to put the pics in sorry, it was a bit plain and i think the original is better oh well
05/03/2006 10:33:57 PM · #23
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Here's my entry. The only really useful comments I got for this picture was that it was too busy. I thought all the wires made for an interesting photo. When I tried to crop out the plants and buildings to just leave the pole and fewer wires, the resulting image was rather dull (to me at least). I would apprecate any other suggestions.

My other idea:

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And congratulations to the winners! All were quite deserving.

Message edited by author 2006-05-03 22:34:25.
05/03/2006 10:50:18 PM · #24
I have a "negative" comment and might as well post it here.
I, personally, would never copy and paste a photo just to scrutinize it prior to voting. Is this a common practice or just what some voters did for this negative challenge? I'm perhaps more sensitive because my photo had some camera shake issues and I decided not to submit it to "windows" because of it. However, when I inverted it I thought it looked a whole lot better and said "What the heck", might as well.
Big mistake. Anyway, what's the deal?
05/03/2006 11:01:46 PM · #25
Congrats to all the winners. Thanks to all that voted on my photo.
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