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05/22/2007 02:36:26 AM · #1
We always want to know who the BLUE ribbons winners are and worship the red carpet they walk on...and wish their steps were our own. Well, as the day approaches for my coronation into the Realm of Brown (Desat Challenge...YIKES!), inquiring minds want to know...do you have a Brown Ribbon and what is your story behind it?

If you have won a Brown Ribbon (meaning your photo came in dead last or close to it), I invite you to post your Browns and your stories here...and a toast from the bottom of the barrel and a glass of dregs on me!!!

On the day of my coronation, I will post my own award winning Brown entry.

(PS...Heads of State from the Realm of Blue...I know you are shy...so you need not apply).

My fellow crown bearers...are you out there?!!!
05/22/2007 02:44:15 AM · #2
Here we go....but wait there's more....two browns are better than one!
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There you go Mae, I hope you feel better now!
05/22/2007 03:08:40 AM · #3
Only three Brown ribbon scores are higher than mine:
1. From the Master's Free Study 2004, 5.6310, 69 entries
2. From the April Fool's challenge 2007, 5.5703, 7 entries
3. From the Impressionism challenge, 2004, 5.0700, 39 entries

Mine, DPL Album Cover, 4.5072, 148 entries.

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If only I'd taken time to reread the description where it said text was allowed, I could have put some interesting stuff in there...

So, running all week at 4.5 or just below, I wasn't expecting it to finish last.
05/22/2007 03:49:59 AM · #4
This is just the latest in what seems like a vast collection ...

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I expected just about the result I got -- I knew I was depicting a little-known aspect of Mr. Geisel's ("Dr. Seuss") life and work, which would not blend well with the expected interpretations of his children's books.

If you check all the comments though, it's interesting to see how some poeple recognized it, a few didn't, and a couple actually researched what it was about before coming back to vote! Amazing what happens when you contemplate before voting ...

For anyone who wants to know more of the background on Mr. Geisel, there are a couple of links in the additional info area of the photo.
05/22/2007 07:30:47 AM · #5

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Well someone liked it enough to make it a favourite!

05/22/2007 07:46:01 AM · #6
oldest to newest:

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and of course numerous other bottom-ten entries. ^_^
05/22/2007 07:46:58 AM · #7
Deja Vu II
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05/22/2007 07:54:59 AM · #8


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05/22/2007 08:22:32 AM · #9
::As the Crown of Brown Heads of State arrive...graciously offers each one a stale cracker topped with a slight bit of cheesewiz...Of course, in the Realm of Brown there are no chairs...so I hope you all brought floor pillows?::

Thank you all so much! The humor alone was worth a million Blues.

BROWN Teddy Bear hugs for all my fellow crown bearers!!!
05/22/2007 09:22:21 AM · #10
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This was my submission for "Image Grain" that landed me in the bottom with a whopping 8%. I obviously did not meet the challenge, and I misnamed the bird. I cringe when I look at it, but this image deserved the dreaded "Brown Ribbon" award. After this, there was no place to go, but up. Ha Ha!
05/22/2007 10:28:33 AM · #11
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December 2006 with a 4.3 91 of 91 but it got a fav

and
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October 2006 4.0 612 of 618

Message edited by author 2007-05-22 10:54:04.
05/22/2007 10:39:54 AM · #12
Originally posted by naomik:

Here we go....but wait there's more....two browns are better than one!
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I thought about re-making this one for shapes. lol.
05/22/2007 10:45:30 AM · #13
My one and only...and I wasn't trying...does that make it better or worse?

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05/22/2007 10:50:28 AM · #14
Originally posted by Pug-H:

If only I'd taken time to reread the description where it said text was allowed, I could have put some interesting stuff in there...

For album cover, a square crop would have helped, too -- I noticed most of the rectangular photos ended up at the bottom of the pack. :-/
05/22/2007 10:55:01 AM · #15
I added one. These were my bottom two.
Originally posted by Sheryll:

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December 2006 with a 4.3
91 of 91 but it got a fav

and
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October 2006 4.0
612 of 618


Message edited by author 2007-05-22 10:55:38.
05/22/2007 11:00:56 AM · #16
While it did not win the brown, this photo came in 90 out of 95. It was my very first challenge, I have learned to read the descriptions since then.

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05/22/2007 11:07:07 AM · #17
1st entry ever for pop culture challenge
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05/22/2007 11:33:22 AM · #18
::Suddenly having a craving for delicate BROWN mushrooms...wanders into the kitchen for a snack. Hearing the distant quack of the cormorant, glances at fake watch and realizes it's time to go out to the garden and prepare the Crown of Brown Corornation Checklist::

Number of Guests: 0
Date & Time: "Close to Christmas"
Entertainment: Battleship Game Tournament & Old Video Tape of "View to a Kill"
Guest Speaker: Invite ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Posthumous to give a speech on the Oobie Award

Decorations:
1. Rolls of toilet paper drapery for the Royal Brown "Throne" Room;
2. Extra flowers
3. Children's toys
4. Religious art.

Hostess Gift: LG VX6000 cell phone cameras

Hire Additional Royal Staff Members: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Pug-H as the Gardener / ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BAMartin as the Librarian

Notes: In honor of the hemophiliac, uninvite Lestat.
05/22/2007 11:51:45 AM · #19
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Only my second ever challenge. Guess the worst that could happen is that I learned and only get better.
Stats are:
Ashleys Giants
Sports II 07/12/2005
Score: 3.1942
Place: 287 / 291
1%
Comments: 29 Most comments were regarding size(gee I wonder why???)
Views: 239

Message edited by author 2007-05-22 11:55:11.
05/22/2007 05:32:15 PM · #20
Originally posted by hihosilver:

::Suddenly having a craving for delicate BROWN mushrooms...wanders into the kitchen for a snack. Hearing the distant quack of the cormorant, glances at fake watch and realizes it's time to go out to the garden and prepare the Crown of Brown Corornation Checklist::

Number of Guests: 0
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Nice to see someone take a negative and try to have some fun with it. No doubt you have plenty of company for commiseration. We all need our oasis in the desert. I know I do. ;)
05/22/2007 05:34:04 PM · #21
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my "changed" entry
05/23/2007 01:08:18 AM · #22
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Nice to see someone take a negative and try to have some fun with it. No doubt you have plenty of company for commiseration. We all need our oasis in the desert. I know I do. ;)


Wow...a handsome Fair Knight from the Realm of Blue! ::Gathers shreds of dignity and hopes not too much bare bosom is showing!::

No doubt, you and Ansel Adams have found the same Oasis?

::winks mischievously::
06/20/2007 04:32:35 PM · #23
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Well, I guess I earned this one by not "meeting challenge". It was just one of those days where you get all excited about posting a picture (whether or not it matches the challenge requirements) and you submit it anyways!! :-X

--::||STATS||::--
Place: 447 out of 447
Avg (all users): 3.5581
Avg (commenters): 2.8000
Avg (camera): 3.5581
Avg (no camera): 0.0000
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 129
Comments during voting: 10
06/20/2007 04:48:00 PM · #24
I think I must have been seriously bored!

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06/20/2007 04:53:07 PM · #25
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I still think this was a nice picture :P
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