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11/02/2006 06:42:05 PM · #251
Catching ya Ernie!!! I too am not use to this view, but it sure feels good :-))

Votes: 101
Views: 142
Avg Vote: 7.2574
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2
Updated: 11/02/06 06:40 pm

Originally posted by basssman7:

Votes: 85
Views: 124
Avg Vote: 7.4235
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/02/06 05:26 pm


**throws rope down to Yanko** come on up.....I am not used to the view from up here! I usually look up at the bottom of a snake's belly!

Good luck to everyone.... Maybe my voting tonight (I am just starting) will help boost some others up!

Ernie
11/02/2006 06:50:24 PM · #252
Votes: 83
Views: 128
Avg Vote: 5.6024
Comments: 3

meh...I really thought this deserved a 6 but I'll take it cosidering my portrait score is a whole point lower :(
11/02/2006 07:07:03 PM · #253
Wasn't sure how the DPC team would accept the photo, but I'm pretty much relieved :) Not in the running for a ribbon or anything. And thanks for those folks who've left comments. I'm trying to leave some myself. Now for the expected rant LOL: down 0.3 since yesterday late afternoon!
11/02/2006 07:52:40 PM · #254
Originally posted by Agaricus:

Catching ya Ernie!!! I too am not use to this view, but it sure feels good :-))

Votes: 101
Views: 142
Avg Vote: 7.2574
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2
Updated: 11/02/06 06:40 pm



Ya and I am heading in the other direction. I seem to be going up at night and down during the day...so I hope the trend continues!

Good luck to you. :)

Ernie
11/02/2006 07:58:29 PM · #255
Votes: 85
Views: 107
Avg Vote: 5.5765
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/02/06 07:54 pm

much lower than I was hoping, but still above my average, so I guess I won't complain too much.

Does anyone else find that their Free Study scores come out a lot lower than expected? I am really beginning to figure out that scoring really depend upon the challenge you are in. I have a phot that I know would score 6+ in other "themed" challenges, but it just hanging so-so in this Free Study.


11/02/2006 08:06:02 PM · #256
Originally posted by larryslights:


I am really beginning to figure out that scoring really depend upon the challenge you are in. I have a phot that I know would score 6+ in other "themed" challenges, but it just hanging so-so in this Free Study.


I think that to be true. Many photos in the Free Study that if where to be entered in a themed challenge would score lots better.
11/02/2006 08:14:25 PM · #257
Originally posted by Techo:


I think that to be true. Many photos in the Free Study that if where to be entered in a themed challenge would score lots better.


That is only to be expected don't you think? To take a photo for a specific challenge during one week is much more difficult to do than to simply enter the best of your work for an entire month, on any subject.

For themed challenges I take into account the imagination and creativity of actually deciding on what to shoot, let alone how well the shot is done. In free study all the photos should be technically perfect as a starting point, then it has to have a good overall "feel" and some staying power.
11/02/2006 08:23:17 PM · #258
Originally posted by Techo:

Many photos in the Free Study that if where to be entered in a themed challenge would score lots better.


Simple reason: in a themed challenge your entry is compared to a limited number of competitors for a specific topic. The photo doesn't have to be perfect- it only has to be better than the others. In a Free Study, the benchmark is every photo we've ever seen, and you are competing against any lucky shot, exotic location or pretty model your fellow DPCers could find over an entire month. That's a much tougher act to follow.

Message edited by author 2006-11-02 20:24:02.
11/02/2006 08:25:35 PM · #259
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Techo:

Many photos in the Free Study that if where to be entered in a themed challenge would score lots better.


Simple reason: in a themed challenge your entry is compared to a limited number of competitors for a specific topic. The photo doesn't have to be perfect- it only has to be better than the others. In a Free Study, the benchmark is every photo we've ever seen, and you are competing against any lucky shot, exotic location or pretty model your fellow DPCers could find over an entire month. That's a much tougher act to follow.


I agree Shannon. This part really says it "In a Free Study, the benchmark is every photo we've ever seen"
Yep, that pretty much says it well.

Message edited by author 2006-11-02 20:26:31.
11/02/2006 08:30:08 PM · #260
Originally posted by Techo:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Techo:

Many photos in the Free Study that if where to be entered in a themed challenge would score lots better.


Simple reason: in a themed challenge your entry is compared to a limited number of competitors for a specific topic. The photo doesn't have to be perfect- it only has to be better than the others. In a Free Study, the benchmark is every photo we've ever seen, and you are competing against any lucky shot, exotic location or pretty model your fellow DPCers could find over an entire month. That's a much tougher act to follow.


I agree Shannon. This part really says it "In a Free Study, the benchmark is every photo we've ever seen"
Yep, that pretty much says it well.


hmm, I think that's a fairly rigid way to look at it. I mean, if I am to compare the shots in this Free Study to the hundreds and perhaps thousands of timeless, classic, and flat out brilliant photographs I've seen over the course of my life, nothing in this group would score over a 4.

I prefer to judge using the context of the site. I compare and judge these shots only to the rest of the field, not to every photography I've ever seen anywhere at any time.
11/02/2006 08:33:25 PM · #261
Originally posted by heathen:

I compare and judge these shots only to the rest of the field, not to every photography I've ever seen anywhere at any time.


I didn't say anywhere. We're comparing to all the photos we've seen on DPC. For example, a good dragonfly shot might work well for a themed challenge, but in a Free Study it may not stack up to some of the great dragonfly shots posted before.
11/02/2006 08:33:39 PM · #262
Votes: 97
Views: 124
Avg Vote: 6.0000
Comments: 3

Stink-0

11/02/2006 08:35:30 PM · #263
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by heathen:

I compare and judge these shots only to the rest of the field, not to every photography I've ever seen anywhere at any time.


I didn't say anywhere. We're comparing to all the photos we've seen on DPC. For example, a good dragonfly shot might work well for a themed challenge, but in a Free Study it may not stack up to some of the great dragonfly shots posted before.


ahh, I see...in that case, I agree :)
11/02/2006 08:36:07 PM · #264
That's pretty harsh. I believe there are some excellent photos in this challenge that could stand the test of time. Generally though, I do vote a bit lower than normal.

Originally posted by heathen:

[quote=Techo] [quote=scalvert] [quote=Techo]

hmm, I think that's a fairly rigid way to look at it. I mean, if I am to compare the shots in this Free Study to the hundreds and perhaps thousands of timeless, classic, and flat out brilliant photographs I've seen over the course of my life, nothing in this group would score over a 4.

I prefer to judge using the context of the site. I compare and judge these shots only to the rest of the field, not to every photography I've ever seen anywhere at any time.
11/02/2006 08:50:02 PM · #265
Originally posted by jaysonmc:

That's pretty harsh. I believe there are some excellent photos in this challenge that could stand the test of time. Generally though, I do vote a bit lower than normal.

Originally posted by heathen:

[quote=Techo] [quote=scalvert] [quote=Techo]

hmm, I think that's a fairly rigid way to look at it. I mean, if I am to compare the shots in this Free Study to the hundreds and perhaps thousands of timeless, classic, and flat out brilliant photographs I've seen over the course of my life, nothing in this group would score over a 4.

I prefer to judge using the context of the site. I compare and judge these shots only to the rest of the field, not to every photography I've ever seen anywhere at any time.


I don't think what I said is harsh at all, and I didn't for a momemt imply that there aren't excellent shots in this Free Study or elsewhere on DPC.
11/02/2006 08:59:31 PM · #266
I am going back to finish voting. :) :)

Ernie

Message edited by author 2006-11-02 22:03:18.
11/02/2006 09:30:14 PM · #267
Votes: 90
Views: 138
Avg Vote: 6.3111
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/02/06 09:28 pm
11/02/2006 09:48:10 PM · #268
Votes: 77
Views: 109
Avg Vote: 5.2987
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

Geez, I thought this shot would do better....so much for MY judgement!! *Hoping for at least a 5.5 showing*
11/02/2006 10:48:13 PM · #269
Have climbed steadily all day...no where near where I wanted to be though :-(

Votes: 90
Views: 147
Avg Vote: 6.7333
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/02/06 10:47 pm
11/02/2006 11:05:01 PM · #270
I've been waiting for the 100 vote check-in for HOURS!! I'm stuck at 98 :/
11/02/2006 11:23:22 PM · #271
Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by kudzu:

Votes: 1
Avg Vote: 6.0000


Votes: 16
Avg Vote: 6.4375


Votes: 50
Avg Vote: 6.5000
Comments: 3


Votes: 68
Avg Vote: 6.4706
Comments: 6


Votes: 102
Views: 132
Avg Vote: 6.5196
Comments: 10

100 vote check-in...

if it ended here, it would be my 3rd highest score to date...

now all it needs is a couple of favs...
11/02/2006 11:47:15 PM · #272
Originally posted by idnic:

I've been waiting for the 100 vote check-in for HOURS!! I'm stuck at 98 :/


I only have 77 votes. People are taking their time on this one.
11/02/2006 11:49:13 PM · #273
Votes: 106
Views: 154
Avg Vote: 5.3962
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 11/02/06 11:47 pm

Mine sucks
11/03/2006 12:35:42 AM · #274
I am hoping that after you get more than 100 votes, your score does not change very much? please please please? Is this generally the case in a very large challenge like this one?
11/03/2006 12:49:21 AM · #275
been 3 hours on 99, lol

Votes: 99
Views: 135
Avg Vote: 5.4545
Comments: 1

scarlett, at least you're getting comments :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-03 00:49:42.
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