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11/25/2006 10:49:56 PM · #1
Originally posted by mk:


Personally, I'd rather be able to view an overall score from a group of photographers that I'd personally selected, rather than from a group the SC or site majority deemed worthy because I don't necessarily share the same opinions. But I never enter either and this is probably all best reserved for another thread. :)


Would be pretty easy to implement with a default list being one's favorite photographer lists.
11/25/2006 07:11:58 PM · #2
Originally posted by Rino63:


could be more interesting if the SC select a team of good photographers and the medium rating of the team should showed in the final statistics for every photograph. Can be interesting if the team components don't know that their are in the evaluating team.


How would you determine "good"? There is DPC good, and elsewhere "good". That doesn't mean the the DPC people are not good photographers, but they have a style that plays especially well here. I'm not sure that I would put any value other than one of curiosity on said team's opinion of images that may not fit the "DPC Style".

Oh, and in case anyone thinks I am ripping DPC in any way, that is NOT my intention. It just is what it is.

Bill
11/25/2006 06:53:32 PM · #3
I'm a little late to the reply party but i thought it was a great shot. Spotted straight away that it was a fencing mask. Great lighting, nice effect. This is why i gave it a 9.

More please.
11/25/2006 05:08:58 PM · #4
Originally posted by ElGordo:

Originally posted by Rino63:


could be more interesting if the SC select a team of good photographers and the medium rating of the team should showed in the final statistics for every photograph. Can be interesting if the team components don't know that their are in the evaluating team.


OOOH!, I like that idea!


Here are some interesting threads regarding that idea:

//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=301977
//dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=302023

Personally, I'd rather be able to view an overall score from a group of photographers that I'd personally selected, rather than from a group the SC or site majority deemed worthy because I don't necessarily share the same opinions. But I never enter either and this is probably all best reserved for another thread. :)
11/25/2006 04:50:21 PM · #5
Originally posted by Rino63:


could be more interesting if the SC select a team of good photographers and the medium rating of the team should showed in the final statistics for every photograph. Can be interesting if the team components don't know that their are in the evaluating team.


OOOH!, I like that idea!
11/25/2006 04:45:51 PM · #6
Originally posted by ElGordo:

Jemison, your entries have always been superb and this one is no exception. DPC voters tend to vote on the subject more than composition or technical quality. Your relatively obscure subject doomed this entry.
I would like to see a vote tally on each challenge that consisted of only the votes by a team of recognized excellent photographers participating on this site. A team of perhaps 10 whose vote is included in the normal tally but also extracted and presented separately. This would be a valuable aid for all the DPC community, to develop their skills in evaluating photographs. This could be done informally in the forums, just needs someone to organize the selected team.


could be more interesting if the SC select a team of good photographers and the medium rating of the team should showed in the final statistics for every photograph. Can be interesting if the team components don't know that their are in the evaluating team.
11/25/2006 04:33:53 PM · #7
Left this comment on the photo:

This is an under-rated photo - it's striking, with great texture, light pouring out of the mask. I think that it would be even better with a bent foil touching the mask, with the title "Touche'!" This would probably reduce the number of low votes and people that didn't get it, and the extra element would tell a story.
11/25/2006 04:14:02 PM · #8
It's not a bad photo and it's not a great photo.
And as is with most images here, i think they score about right.
But what I find hard to understand is how someone who has been a member since Sep. 22 2004 and entered 55 challenges can be surprised by voting methods and patterns!
I don't always agree with what people vote for me, but i certainly expect lots of people to not like or not get my photo.
11/25/2006 04:01:01 PM · #9
Jemison, your entries have always been superb and this one is no exception. DPC voters tend to vote on the subject more than composition or technical quality. Your relatively obscure subject doomed this entry.
I would like to see a vote tally on each challenge that consisted of only the votes by a team of recognized excellent photographers participating on this site. A team of perhaps 10 whose vote is included in the normal tally but also extracted and presented separately. This would be a valuable aid for all the DPC community, to develop their skills in evaluating photographs. This could be done informally in the forums, just needs someone to organize the selected team.
11/25/2006 03:52:31 PM · #10
MAK - have you stolen Crayon's camera?
11/25/2006 03:39:30 PM · #11
I thought it was a great shot, but wondered how many people would realise what it was. I even commented on that aspect when I voted. Even I had to look twice and I was the second best fencer in my state when I was a kid, because the context gives no clues as to what the object is (excluding the title, of course).

Like has been suggested, a title of "Fencing Helmet" or similar would definitely got you a higher score.

Message edited by author 2006-11-25 15:40:00.
11/25/2006 01:20:39 PM · #12
It got a 6 from me.... but what do i know?... LOL

very imaginative and you paid the price for it too..
11/25/2006 01:11:48 PM · #13
Originally posted by Marjo:

I wish I knew who started the unwritten rule that a photo has to stand alone without the title. If that's the case, there shouldn't be a title required. It all boils down to the voters not taking enough time to really evaluate the photos properly and the fact that they vote down things they don't like. Oh no, a flower....1, a kid.....1, a cat.....1.
Stupid voting method, if you ask me. Your prejudices shouldn't affect your vote. (Somewhat off topic and on soapbox. :))


I think in this case both the photo AND the title flew over people's heads. Unfortunately, instead of just trying to meet the challenge he tried to exceed it by being creative (god forbid) and well that was his downfall. To do what Scalvert said would certainly have helped his score but is otherwise pointless if you're trying to be creative and original, hence the dilemna. That's why many go for the most common cliches so to do well in the challenges.

Message edited by author 2006-11-25 15:16:01.
11/25/2006 01:09:08 PM · #14
I think if the site forced viewers to slow down a bit and actually LOOK at a picture it would help. i.e If the option to vote wasn't available until 10 seconds after the page loads. I know I am guilty of this myself. I think an honest assessment of a photo should take more than a minute but of course thats impractical when voting on 100+ images. Still, taking just a bit more time to look at what people put together would be beneficial to both the voters and the submitters.
11/25/2006 01:03:19 PM · #15
I wish I knew who started the unwritten rule that a photo has to stand alone without the title. If that's the case, there shouldn't be a title required. It all boils down to the voters not taking enough time to really evaluate the photos properly and the fact that they vote down things they don't like. Oh no, a flower....1, a kid.....1, a cat.....1.
Stupid voting method, if you ask me. Your prejudices shouldn't affect your vote. (Somewhat off topic and on soapbox. :))
11/25/2006 11:58:28 AM · #16
Unfortunately, without the title, I would never have know what this was.
11/25/2006 11:34:59 AM · #17
I guess I'm dumb, but I couldn't figure out what it was until I read the thread. Now it makes perfect sense. Nice photo. Too deep for some(like me).
11/25/2006 10:50:48 AM · #18
The image simply doesn't look like headwear. If it weren't for the title, I'll bet the vast majority would think it's a sieve or other type screen. Had you shot a model holding a foil up to the mask, it could have scored much higher.
11/25/2006 10:14:29 AM · #19
I think it's about 90%. ;)
11/23/2006 01:22:23 AM · #20
Originally posted by Marjo:

Unfortunately, it's not over saturated or over post processed or over filtered enough for this site.


Guess that's me :)
11/23/2006 01:16:53 AM · #21
I read the whole thread and then looked at the image. Even knowing it was a fencing mask, it was hard for my mind to say "this is something you wear on your head". I think it has something to do with the way you lit it. In my opinion the lighting is an *amazingly* wonderful piece of work, technically, but it just makes the image a bit more abstract and for those of us without familiarity with the object, it's a bit harder to identify.
11/22/2006 06:19:44 PM · #22
Originally posted by jhonan:


But.... what if... there is no spoon?


You must bend yourself and slap the voter with whatever you imagine.
11/22/2006 06:16:09 PM · #23
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by GuGi:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by jhonan:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

By spoon feed I mean you sometimes have to slap them in the face with a concept.

Can you slap them in the face with the spoon instead?


That might work

why use a spoon when you have a sword or saber nearby :)


Blunt objects are more fun ... takes longer :-)

But.... what if... there is no spoon?
11/22/2006 06:15:13 PM · #24
I thought this was one of the more creative shots and voted high. Nice work. My monitor is calibrated as well and I don't see any solid blacks, but who says you "always" need a solid black.
11/22/2006 06:04:55 PM · #25
Originally posted by GuGi:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by jhonan:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

By spoon feed I mean you sometimes have to slap them in the face with a concept.

Can you slap them in the face with the spoon instead?


That might work

why use a spoon when you have a sword or saber nearby :)


Blunt objects are more fun ... takes longer :-)
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