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09/07/2006 10:21:35 PM · #1
I won't be able to stay up for rollover, I have to be at work early tomorrow, and have a day full of fun-filled meetings, per usual. So I won't be able to go through the Free Study results in any detail until tomorrow evening.

I know a lot of folks are getting personal bests in this one - scores, favorites, wishlists - you name it! What I'd like to see is all those with personal bests post 'em here with a link to your entry. I look forward to checking this thread tomorrow!
09/08/2006 12:11:54 AM · #2
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341 out of 679...just BARELY the bottom half of the challenge but still my personal best with a 5.601. Got one fave out of the deal and 10 nice comments :)

Thanks everyone!
09/08/2006 12:16:37 AM · #3
Im extremely happy with my placing... 96 out of 679. damn good if you ask me.

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09/08/2006 12:28:52 AM · #4
I was 0.003 off a new PB :(
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All week it's been running higher but 13 votes were scrubbed off at the end.
09/08/2006 12:32:37 AM · #5
I didn't set a new PB, but I broke my records for comments recieved and faves during voting, thanks to everyone who did either/both :)
09/08/2006 12:34:25 AM · #6
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My highest rated out of my self-described "out of the box" entries.
09/08/2006 12:34:35 AM · #7
Most 1's I have ever gotten :(

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Actually I am just mad about something else that is making me a grouch.

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 00:35:43.
09/08/2006 12:35:16 AM · #8
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My personal best in everything - first ribbon, most comments, highest score... I'm feeling pretty good right now. =)
09/08/2006 12:36:03 AM · #9
Originally posted by Breeee123:

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My personal best in everything - first ribbon, most comments, highest score... I'm feeling pretty good right now. =)


Great job BTW, beautiful image.
09/08/2006 12:44:20 AM · #10
Originally posted by boomtap:

Most 1's I have ever gotten :(

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Actually I am just mad about something else that is making me a grouch.

Well I gave you a ten!!
09/08/2006 01:03:13 AM · #11
Great idea, melethia! I was coming over here to post some stats about the top 40 and you'd beat me to it. :)

Way to go, Briana! I had the same result, and by a similar margin over my previous best score.

This shot got me my best score by nearly 0.7 (!), best percentile, highest number of comments, and most favorites. And nothin' under 4.

Best of all, this shot was from a trip with my oldest, best friend to an incredible place. August was 25 years of friendship and exactly halfway between our 40th birthdays; he's older. :)

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Edited to add the stats about the top 40.

These shots all set personal bests: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 38
That's 4 out of the top 10 and 8 out of the top 20!

These set second-bests: 8, 11, 13, 19, 32, 33

These set third-bests: 37, 39

I'm sure there are many other personal bests; I can't do any more, though, so people will have to celebrate themselves in this thread. :)

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 01:19:22.
09/08/2006 01:21:21 AM · #12
My first 6.
Now i can sleep. haha

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09/08/2006 01:33:08 AM · #13
Originally posted by boomtap:

Most 1's I have ever gotten :(

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Actually I am just mad about something else that is making me a grouch.


That's a cool image. It should have scored higher.

Btw, I have you beat in the 1s department. At least twice I have gotten five 1s and at least once four 1s. Also, there is one ribbon winner on the front page with three 1s if you can believe that!
09/08/2006 01:41:47 AM · #14
Originally posted by david madden:

My first 6.
Now i can sleep. haha

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Not just that, but 24th/679! 97%! :)
09/08/2006 02:45:05 AM · #15
Originally posted by boomtap:

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Great job BTW, beautiful image.


Thanks! I'm happy with it (especially now!)

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09/08/2006 02:45:15 AM · #16
my first challenge. my goal was to get over 6. gauging from comments (thanks everyone) there was definitely mixed feelings on the green, but overall i'm very happy.
Lee

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09/08/2006 02:48:15 AM · #17
Originally posted by lahulfman:

my first challenge. my goal was to get over 6. gauging from comments (thanks everyone) there was definitely mixed feelings on the green, but overall i'm very happy.
Lee

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Wow...amazing that this was your first challenge. I loved this shot.
09/08/2006 03:16:42 AM · #18
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My highest scoring entry yet and am quite pleased with my results. I was really excited about the picture on its own and am happy to see it did well here. Only wish I corrected the horizon, don't know how I didn't notice.
09/08/2006 03:22:39 AM · #19
Originally posted by trnqlty:

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My highest scoring entry yet and am quite pleased with my results. I was really excited about the picture on its own and am happy to see it did well here. Only wish I corrected the horizon, don't know how I didn't notice.


one of my fravourites. well done
09/08/2006 03:29:07 AM · #20
Originally posted by lahulfman:

Originally posted by trnqlty:

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My highest scoring entry yet and am quite pleased with my results. I was really excited about the picture on its own and am happy to see it did well here. Only wish I corrected the horizon, don't know how I didn't notice.


one of my fravourites. well done


Thanks a bunch.
09/08/2006 03:35:22 AM · #21
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Place: 540 out of 679
Avg (all users): 5.062

well .... I love this photo :D

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09/08/2006 03:36:29 AM · #22
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Since I don't do landscapes, I'm proud of this 76% score with a perfect 6.0000 :-)
09/08/2006 03:37:18 AM · #23
Place: 113 out of 679
Avg (all users): 6.141
Avg (commenters): 7.189
Avg (camera): 6.141
Avg (no camera): 0.000
Views since voting: 23
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 262
Comments: 41
Favorites: 3
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Well I managed my first 6. Thanks for all your comments

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09/08/2006 07:47:38 AM · #24
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the score isn't my best by a long shot, but the comments? wonderful. i really struck a nerve, it seems, with a shot that just makes me happy all over. it's the kind of work i used to do - pre-digital, pre-having all my gear stolen, pre-real life and not parents supprted and then university...

thanks to all who made such meaningfuil comments on this image.

'I looked over the top scoring images of the challenge. I looked where my image placed. I looked where my top scores (including this) placed. And I just have to wonder why I'm here. No, I know I'm here for images such as this. But I also know, with the results of this challenge, that I must understand that voters really annoy me. This should have placed near the top way above my image, which in retrospect seems so trite. But I will stay for moments such as this. Thank you.'

'I feel like I am caught in the middle of a faint. I have no idea where I am, but it's somewhere very important. It is somewhere between feeling and meaning. The lines of perspective are a hand opening up to take me to an interior place I've never been, and I see myself as a child, trying not to see, and I see this frightful hand upon my own face, touching its pinky against my own hand. I am in pajamas that are falling open, utterly vulnerable, slipping into what I hope is the familiar world of sleep... but this passageway is utterly unfamiliar. I wonder if that is my whole life being drawn in the multitude of shadows, charcoal sketches of the images and incidents of my life. I am trapped in the moment before you pull your hand away and everything is obliterated by the sun into a monolithic world of white. 10'

'Wonderful!! At first when the image began to load, I saw only the grain at the top of the house. I thought it was going to be a normal boring grainy snapshot. What a surprise I was in for. This is an image that I could spend a lot of time with. The title is perfect. Love all the stripes and other forms that the shadows make. My first 10 after 403 votes.'

'I rather like this: that hand, of course, but more perhaps the sheer graininess of it. There are sophisticated parallels of lines - the boarding, the boy's fingers, the shadow fingers. There's something more than a simple snapshot - or perhaps I mean that there's something about certain snapshots that sometimes works on more levels - that escapes the derogatory meaning of 'snapshot'. Lovely work - and I hope I'm not the only one to notice.'

'Brilliant!
I have already checked this a few times today. Don't think I will ever get bored of this image.'

'I find this shot oddly captivating...lovely'

'Hmm - There are parts of this that are just wonderful! The grain, of course. The 50s feel, the boy, the hand shadow, the house, the sun, his shirt with the piping. THE LINES, straight and receding on the house, diagonal shadows, angles pose of the boy. Here's what I don't like: I have a "what is it? mind. Things I can't identify are distractions for me. What has he got in his other hand? I'd be happier if you cropped it. What are the odd things hanging on the house?'

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09/08/2006 10:51:12 AM · #25

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This image is now my personal best to which I am very happy. I really thought this would be an improvement on most of my challenge entries and thankfully I was right. Of course, I would like to have been higher up the list, but I'm happy with a top 20 finish.

I also ended up with the most comments during voting as well.

Many thanks to all for good votes and comments. This was a tough challenge with many wonderful shots.

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