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07/19/2007 06:25:20 PM · #201
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

I still want to know about chopping off the tops of people's heads.


For tight headshots, it's en vogue, probably not so cool for full body shots. Cropping limbs at joints is not cool though - visual amputation traumatizes the viewer.
07/19/2007 06:53:54 PM · #202
Originally posted by Brad:

Originally posted by elizadeb:

Votes: 121
Views: 177
Avg Vote: 6.6033
Comments: 6

I'm so happy with this score, I wish I had a whole dancing fruit basket!! :)

Will this help? Congrats on the great score too!
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You rock, Brad! Thank you so much for expressing my joy! Dance fruit, DANCE!! :)
07/19/2007 06:58:15 PM · #203
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

if dancing fruit is your wish, it is my command.

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Do the hustle...yeah, baby!
I'm coming after ya, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' noisemaker
(God, I never thought I'd be in a place to issue a challenge!) he he
07/19/2007 07:01:09 PM · #204
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

I still want to know about chopping off the tops of people's heads.


depends on whose head it is....LOL seriously.....for a tight crop, I like it....just don't cut their ear in half....(IMHO all or none looks better) That can sometimes look funny....; )
07/19/2007 07:48:17 PM · #205
Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !
07/19/2007 08:01:30 PM · #206
I must say, photography is the most frustrating piece of delight i've ever experienced ;)

Originally posted by patio127:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !
07/19/2007 08:19:08 PM · #207
Originally posted by patio127:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !


The low scores are frustrating. I've voted on nearly all the entries. The ones that were obviously not portraits I didn't vote on at all rather than give out a really score. If an image had a person in it I gave it at least a 5.

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.

Outdoors, while indeed natural light, is not always flattering, espeicially if the sun is high in the sky and the light is directly overhead. Again, I'll wager that the harsh outdoor light shots are not scoring well.

Natural light portraits taken early or late in the day will have better light than those taken in the middle of the day. Also, natural light can come through a window, in open shade, through blinds, etc.

And people who enter pictures of their children or loved ones feel they should score higher on gerenral principle. I fall into that category myself. ;-)

Those with the lower than expected scores, wait until the challenge is over and compare the high scoring images to the lower scoring images and you'll see what I'm talking about.

This is a learning site as well as a compitition site. If you don't score as high as you like, learn from it for the next time.
07/19/2007 08:37:03 PM · #208
Yes, I did see many entries that were not specifically portraits. Many of the one's that have people in them have a candid amateurish look that I don't like.

But my shot was carefully planned. Lighting and pose were taken into account, and relation to the challenge was carefully analyzed. Sadly, the two comments I do have are contradictory, so there is not much help in that regard. :P

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by patio127:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !


The low scores are frustrating. I've voted on nearly all the entries. The ones that were obviously not portraits I didn't vote on at all rather than give out a really score. If an image had a person in it I gave it at least a 5.

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.

Outdoors, while indeed natural light, is not always flattering, espeicially if the sun is high in the sky and the light is directly overhead. Again, I'll wager that the harsh outdoor light shots are not scoring well.

Natural light portraits taken early or late in the day will have better light than those taken in the middle of the day. Also, natural light can come through a window, in open shade, through blinds, etc.

And people who enter pictures of their children or loved ones feel they should score higher on gerenral principle. I fall into that category myself. ;-)

Those with the lower than expected scores, wait until the challenge is over and compare the high scoring images to the lower scoring images and you'll see what I'm talking about.

This is a learning site as well as a compitition site. If you don't score as high as you like, learn from it for the next time.
07/19/2007 08:40:14 PM · #209
Here's a score!

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Views: 198
Avg Vote: 4.7087
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1

I'm delighted!
07/19/2007 08:48:03 PM · #210
Originally posted by patio127:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !


Side challenges? What side challenges? Is this something you have to be an actual factual member for?
07/19/2007 08:57:23 PM · #211
Originally posted by elizadeb:

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

if dancing fruit is your wish, it is my command.

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Do the hustle...yeah, baby!
I'm coming after ya, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' noisemaker
(God, I never thought I'd be in a place to issue a challenge!) he he


ha :P what are you at? ill tell if you tell
07/19/2007 09:13:38 PM · #212
Nah, I think it's just an unofficial thing. Someone announces in the forums that they're having a themed 50 day side challenge (along the lines of that) and you post your pictures for that theme, usually one per day.

I think that's how it happens, but I was always told it was the stork.

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

Originally posted by patio127:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

5.56, second best score so for but i'm utterly dissapointed. Hardest i've ever worked on a shot and I really hoped it would do better.

Still only two comments from yesterday morning!

This is a disappointing challenge , to say the least. There are some landscapes in here that I voted a 4,,, now my entry is 4.69 with one stinking comment & at least it is a portrait. I feel now that the side challenges are a much better learning tool than this CRAP !


Side challenges? What side challenges? Is this something you have to be an actual factual member for?
07/19/2007 10:05:46 PM · #213
Originally posted by noisemaker:

Originally posted by elizadeb:

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

if dancing fruit is your wish, it is my command.

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Do the hustle...yeah, baby!
I'm coming after ya, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' noisemaker
(God, I never thought I'd be in a place to issue a challenge!) he he


ha :P what are you at? ill tell if you tell


Pssst. I'll never tell...(runs away giggling)
07/19/2007 10:11:43 PM · #214
dropped .25 in roughly 50 votes...it's spiraling out of control!
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On a bright note...just got a Wacom tablet!!! <evil grin> Cheap at Best Buy!
07/19/2007 11:03:26 PM · #215
It is becoming apparent that people either love my entry or they hate it. Lots of 3's but enough 6's & 7's to keep the average reasonable. Yeah for the fave!

Votes: 138
Views: 176
Avg Vote: 5.4710
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1
07/19/2007 11:10:23 PM · #216
Votes: 154
Views: 327
Avg Vote:x.xxx
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Wish Lists:0
07/20/2007 06:36:06 AM · #217
What's a Wacom tablet?
07/20/2007 09:08:14 AM · #218
Votes: 145
Views: 208
Avg Vote: 5.9241
07/20/2007 09:19:36 AM · #219
Originally posted by noisemaker:

Votes:12
Views:57
Avg Vote:7.xxxx
Comments:1
Favorites:0
Wish Lists:0
Updated:07/18/07 01:27 am


Uh Oh....I'm in trouble!! I don't think I can live up to my challenge if you're in the '7s'....Great score, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' noisemaker!!!
07/20/2007 10:09:14 AM · #220
Originally posted by noisemaker:

Votes: 154
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Avg Vote:x.xxx
Comments:17
Favorites:2
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Just wondering, whats the point of posting to a "scores thread", and then omitting to post your score?
07/20/2007 10:16:40 AM · #221
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 :)

Message edited by author 2007-07-20 10:18:29.
07/20/2007 10:18:08 AM · #222
I know which one is noisemakers.

Right, where are MAK and Rikki's friends when u need them!? :-)

Message edited by author 2007-07-20 10:23:46.
07/20/2007 10:20:48 AM · #223
Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

I know which one is noisemakers. Right where are MAK and Rikki's friends when u need them!? :-)


You used the "R" word. ;-)
07/20/2007 10:23:08 AM · #224
hehe
07/20/2007 11:20:37 AM · #225
Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by noisemaker:

Votes: 154
Views: 327
Avg Vote:x.xxx
Comments:17
Favorites:2
Wish Lists:0


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


...because im above the law
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