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07/20/2007 11:43:12 AM · #226
Originally posted by noisemaker:

Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by noisemaker:

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Just wondering, whats the point of posting to a "scores thread", and then omitting to post your score?


...because im above the law
it's true, he IS!
07/20/2007 02:02:09 PM · #227
Originally posted by mouten:

Originally posted by Simms:

Just wondering, whats the point of posting to a "scores thread", and then omitting to post your score?


Mark, by the way, you just posted on this score thread and omitted your score too ;)

You can understand people not wanting to jinx their good score. But considering the number of dancing bananas, (and the shot itself if you can spot it), you can guess that noisemaker is in the 7.x territory, so close to ribbon territory :)


Ah, but I didn't put all the other gumpf as well..

But if it makes any difference...

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07/20/2007 04:06:04 PM · #228
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07/20/2007 04:25:05 PM · #229
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I'll admit I was one of those who submitted a more candid "snapshot" kind of photo. It was my first submission though and I was a bit excited. =P It's doing surprisingly well, considering!

I realize a photographic portrait is generally thought to be composed rather than candid, but eh, live and learn. I just wanted to get my feet wet here!
07/20/2007 04:28:36 PM · #230
Originally posted by parma182:

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I'll admit I was one of those who submitted a more candid "snapshot" kind of photo. It was my first submission though and I was a bit excited. =P It's doing surprisingly well, considering!

I realize a photographic portrait is generally thought to be composed rather than candid, but eh, live and learn. I just wanted to get my feet wet here!


Give it a couple of months and DPC will smack that good attitude right out of here. ;-)

Welcome to the party and keep entering.
07/20/2007 04:32:13 PM · #231
Originally posted by scarbrd:



Give it a couple of months and DPC will smack that good attitude right out of here. ;-)

Welcome to the party and keep entering.


LOL, I'll look forward to that. Thanks!
07/20/2007 04:47:33 PM · #232
Originally posted by scarbrd:


I think there are some subtleties about portrait photography and natural light that many of the entrants are missing.

Snapshots are not portraits. A lot of the entries have a candid snapshot feel to them. My guess is these are not scoring as well as expected.


*Whew* I thought it was just me. There were several that just seemed like vacation/backyard snaps that someone cropped more than usual.
Plus there were a few that I thought cute kid, but boring photo. (Plain/simple is not the same as boring, btw. I like plain.) And it's not the candid quality, either. There are several good candid shots.

I am happy to have set my bar not too high (lol - 4.6 territory) on my first entry. And happier still that the negatives are on my editing, not the photo itself. As this was "Advanced" I mistakenly did more than I should have - and from the comments, it cost me points. Now my goal is to rank higher than 300th, lol. Well, and to do a great still life...
07/20/2007 05:23:11 PM · #233
Originally posted by Donna21:

Originally posted by scarbrd:


I think there are some subtleties about portrait photography and natural light that many of the entrants are missing.

Snapshots are not portraits. A lot of the entries have a candid snapshot feel to them. My guess is these are not scoring as well as expected.


*Whew* I thought it was just me. There were several that just seemed like vacation/backyard snaps that someone cropped more than usual.
Plus there were a few that I thought cute kid, but boring photo. (Plain/simple is not the same as boring, btw. I like plain.) And it's not the candid quality, either. There are several good candid shots.

I am happy to have set my bar not too high (lol - 4.6 territory) on my first entry. And happier still that the negatives are on my editing, not the photo itself. As this was "Advanced" I mistakenly did more than I should have - and from the comments, it cost me points. Now my goal is to rank higher than 300th, lol. Well, and to do a great still life...

Way to go,Donna - with an attitude like that you will be an asset to DPC.
07/20/2007 05:28:57 PM · #234
wow im dropping like a fly!
07/20/2007 09:58:52 PM · #235
Originally posted by noisemaker:

wow im dropping like a fly!


I'm droppin' with ya, my friend. Uggg! What a dream-popper :(
Get with it, voters!
07/21/2007 12:14:03 AM · #236
Mines dropping as well.
07/21/2007 12:23:30 AM · #237
crash and burn :(
07/21/2007 12:28:27 AM · #238
i always get high hopes for my shots then they tank...maybe i should go in thinking they will suck.....
07/21/2007 12:40:03 AM · #239
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It looks score-wise like this is where I'm settling in at.

Blah.
07/21/2007 12:44:33 AM · #240
Originally posted by smardaz:

i always get high hopes for my shots then they tank...maybe i should go in thinking they will suck.....


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07/21/2007 11:18:33 AM · #241
Frustration abounds!!
Usually I start off awful, it stays that course for most of the challenge, then nice upward movement at the end.

Not this time....I started out strong, kept it moving up, and in the last 24 hours I've gotten HAMMERED! Wazzz up?? I feel like I just threw my baby in the troll patch! :[

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, I say!

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07/21/2007 11:45:59 AM · #242
Im doing terrible :(

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And I really had my hope high for this one. Oh well dpc is a learning side as well, right?
07/21/2007 11:51:42 AM · #243
That's what they want you to think :(

Originally posted by Haukur Jo:

Oh well dpc is a learning side as well, right?
07/21/2007 12:19:22 PM · #244
I think people are being really picky. Not a whole lot you can do with a portrait I suppose. Lots of kids.

I'm also curious as to what others think of this: Do portraits of older people, maybe in black and white, get higher scores than those of cute little kids? I've seen a couple blue ribbons where there are older ladies and men...but very few kids with high scores.
07/21/2007 12:21:18 PM · #245
Originally posted by heavyj:

I think people are being really picky. Not a whole lot you can do with a portrait I suppose. Lots of kids.

I'm also curious as to what others think of this: Do portraits of older people, maybe in black and white, get higher scores than those of cute little kids? I've seen a couple blue ribbons where there are older ladies and men...but very few kids with high scores.

in portraits what ive seen that win are older people because all of the aging lines in their faces give off more emotion, and hot girls because everybody likes hot girls...
07/21/2007 12:43:03 PM · #246
Looks like no shot at a five on this one. I know it is a good shot but think it is getting marked down for not being human- no hot chick or weathered face side lit for detail. Comments are all good. I need a better shot for my next challenge. Still don't have anything for the presently open challenges yet.
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07/21/2007 01:23:50 PM · #247
Actually, looking at the last few portrait challenges, children portraits did very well as long as they were well photographed. This is the key...well photographed. If a portrait photo in a portrait challenges looks at all like a snapshot, it will suffer greatly in the voting, even if it is a 'cute kid'

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Originally posted by heavyj:

I think people are being really picky. Not a whole lot you can do with a portrait I suppose. Lots of kids.

I'm also curious as to what others think of this: Do portraits of older people, maybe in black and white, get higher scores than those of cute little kids? I've seen a couple blue ribbons where there are older ladies and men...but very few kids with high scores.
07/21/2007 05:29:50 PM · #248
Originally posted by elizadeb:

Frustration abounds!!
Usually I start off awful, it stays that course for most of the challenge, then nice upward movement at the end.

Not this time....I started out strong, kept it moving up, and in the last 24 hours I've gotten HAMMERED! Wazzz up?? I feel like I just threw my baby in the troll patch! :[

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, I say!


It's okay, if everyone's score is dropping, the "trolls" are not hurting anything but the final scores... placement will remain the same. It seems we have all been afflicted by the weekend voters :) Hopefully, this too, shall pass.........
07/21/2007 05:44:37 PM · #249
i'm pretty stable in my score at the moment.. so if you guys all keep dropping.....

;)
07/21/2007 06:10:20 PM · #250
Yep, I'm pretty stable also!! Y'all come on down. :-)

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