DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Individual Photograph Discussion >> Post your lowest rated challenge photo here
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 132, (reverse)
AuthorThread
12/01/2003 03:53:48 PM · #1
in the spirit of nothing in particular, i thought it would be interesting to see everyone's worst photos. partly to see how far some people have come and partly to discuss what went wrong and why voters were turned off to a certain photo. Here is mine

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/77/thumb/14290.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/77/thumb/14290.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

my intentions for this photo were to catch the essence of a surveillance camera with usually poor quality, grainy types of pictures...at least that's how i saw them in my head. for the caught in the act part the surprised look on the samurai's face to me said caught in the act...few agreed with me on that.

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 15:58:21.
12/01/2003 03:56:12 PM · #2
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/106/thumb/24901.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/106/thumb/24901.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
5.077
"off center subject"

12/01/2003 04:05:14 PM · #3
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/106/thumb/24901.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/106/thumb/24901.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
5.077
"off center subject"


I loved that photo. Gave it an 8. Shame on some people.....

Here's my worst. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/41/thumb/8013.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/41/thumb/8013.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 3.752 My first challenge. Learning curve was short....

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 16:10:49.
12/01/2003 04:06:54 PM · #4
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/15/thumb/1606.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/15/thumb/1606.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

From the upside down challenge -- still one of the shots I've had the most fun setting up, shooting, and watching the score plummet on -- knew exactly what was gonna happen when I entered it. Low score is easy to figure out -- few people figured out it WAS upside down.
12/01/2003 04:09:07 PM · #5
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/142/thumb/39905.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/142/thumb/39905.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
"Flight"
4.689

This did poorly mainly due to the graininess of the dark areas and there were some who didn't think that the sparks should be considered as "In Flight". I worked really hard for this shot and thought it deserved better at the time. It really isn't all that grainy on the original. I think that reducing it in size for the site hurt it. But, looking back, I learned to keep everything nice and sharp. Well, except for the current Soft focus challenge. (;
12/01/2003 04:10:01 PM · #6
Who would have thought some recent study of colour theory, Op Art and a visit to a Modern art exhibition could combine to yield my lowest score ever:
4.3 from the book titles challenge

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/158/thumb/46613.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/158/thumb/46613.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

It's supposed to hurt and jump around, that's how you can tell its working...
12/01/2003 04:12:26 PM · #7
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/131/thumb/35154.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/131/thumb/35154.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

5.505 Tools Challenge
12/01/2003 04:14:34 PM · #8
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/82/thumb/16718.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/82/thumb/16718.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Symmetry - suffered from the "really want to submit something" syndrome.
12/01/2003 04:17:13 PM · #9
This was my lowest at 4.033. I guess I had badly interpreted the challenge. :-)

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/73/thumb/13902.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/73/thumb/13902.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
12/01/2003 04:17:36 PM · #10
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/127/thumb/34458.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/127/thumb/34458.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
4.877 in the Past challenge..... Ironically it came straight after my highest ever score.....
12/01/2003 04:18:58 PM · #11
I have remarkably little sympathy for people whose lowest score is in the 5's, especially if it is 5.5 or above. I'm not crying for you people.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/87/thumb/18086.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/87/thumb/18086.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
3.359

Incindentally, here's my lowest. It was killed for being a last minute, huge stretch for the challenge topic. I had fun, though!

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 16:21:20.
12/01/2003 04:20:21 PM · #12
I thought for sure I'd get my first sub-5 entry with this shot, but luckily I eeked out a 5.014 thanks to the vote scrubber:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/138/thumb/38180.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/138/thumb/38180.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Wild Life

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 18:00:26.
12/01/2003 04:20:21 PM · #13
I suppose I have to wait until voting is over on the Scent challenge before I post it here? It's bombing pretty well. :-)

Chris
12/01/2003 04:22:20 PM · #14
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/142/thumb/39996.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/142/thumb/39996.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
12/01/2003 04:24:04 PM · #15
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/157/thumb/47338.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/157/thumb/47338.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I understood the comments made. I was really struggling with understanding the differences and use of sharpen v usm. I still don't understand them very well. My difficulties are in the "liquifying" of the edges after resizing and then opening again at a larger display size. It is just the learning curve that takes time. I'll get it.
12/01/2003 04:29:47 PM · #16
This is my lowest rated, but I think it won’t be for long, this week's is pretty close.

I am pretty happy with it, but people just "didn't get it"

Greg

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/42/thumb/8449.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/42/thumb/8449.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by EddyG - Edited image to thumbnail for our dial-up users.
12/01/2003 04:30:01 PM · #17
My third submission I think. I still think it's better than a 4.6, but hey - 250+ voters can't be wrong...or can they?

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/89/thumb/18955.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/89/thumb/18955.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 16:31:22.
12/01/2003 04:31:01 PM · #18
March of 03
My third challenge. This earned a whopping 3.659 and I was lucky to get that. This is everything NOT to do. It's over exposed, the horizon is tilted, and it's very boring!! Head hung in disgrace.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/9/thumb/575.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/9/thumb/575.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 16:32:51.
12/01/2003 04:32:23 PM · #19
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/143/thumb/40216.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/143/thumb/40216.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Elemental Irony

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 16:32:35.
12/01/2003 04:55:21 PM · #20
Here's mine. I was in hospital when second son was born. Shot of No. 1 son playing on the floor. Had no time for real "Square" shot. So, I saw the floor squares and titled it "In Search of Square One". I thought it wasn't too bad. Not...

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/61/thumb/11459.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/61/thumb/11459.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
12/01/2003 05:38:20 PM · #21
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/28/thumb/4423.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/28/thumb/4423.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

lol
12/01/2003 05:43:56 PM · #22
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/72/thumb/13438.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/72/thumb/13438.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
I still don't think this was that bad.
12/01/2003 05:45:23 PM · #23
From the speed challenge.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/112/thumb/26384.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/112/thumb/26384.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

But my soft focus shot is up there.

Message edited by author 2004-09-08 15:39:10.
12/01/2003 05:47:18 PM · #24
LOL! I can't post mine because it's being voted on right now. :)
12/01/2003 05:48:20 PM · #25
From the macro challenge:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/140/thumb/38192.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/140/thumb/38192.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

An Apache Tear - backlit by a Flashlight - 4.474

Couldn't think of anything else - until the challenge was over of course :-)
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 12/09/2019 12:35:06 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/09/2019 12:35:06 AM EST.