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12/21/2007 09:01:13 AM · #151
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Updated: 12/21/07 08:42 am

Slightly raised.... w00t
12/21/2007 09:10:32 AM · #152
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mine is staying about the same, but at least now i have 2 comments that are similar about something i did on purpose. so i'm happy now i know what maybe wasn't such a good idea after all.
12/21/2007 09:15:12 AM · #153
I agree that the concept and challenge title were off from each other and it resulted in a lot of DNMC's. I have been voiting according to the quality of the image and just making an appropriate comment if I think it did not fit the Wabi-Sabi description.

To be fair, this is actually an issue with Japanese to some extent. One of my job responsibilities is correcting the English grammar used in user and technical manuals for my company's products. I have acquired a new appreciation for the difficulties of it. Translating from any western language is nearly a 1 for 1 word translation. If you run them through translation software you will usually get something intelligible. Japanese on the other hand, is a language of concepts. In order to translate something, you must understand the concept being conveyed, and then rephrase it in the other language. My manager is Japanese, speaking both languages and sometimes he has difficulty telling me what some Japanese text is saying.

My point is that Wabi-Sabi can indeed translate to "Beauty in the everyday", though the meaning is deeper than that. Perhaps calling it "the beauty of the imperfect" would have been more accurate?
12/21/2007 09:19:54 AM · #154
Originally posted by noraneko:

Some kind voters showed up overnight :-)

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For sure! I went to bed with 5.36 and woke up with 5.54! Very kind voters!
12/21/2007 10:22:26 AM · #155
I guess getting close to 6.0 isn't going to make it this late in the game. Good comments though.

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12/21/2007 10:54:14 AM · #156
I'm very happy with the comments. Score, not so great heh.. but I'm content

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12/21/2007 11:54:41 AM · #157
C'mooooooon .... 6!

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12/21/2007 11:56:37 AM · #158
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Updated: 12/21/07 11:55 am

Jeffrey! My snail is just a smidgeon ahead of yours...hahaha!

(As for the second fav...favs from your mother do not count...just so you know!)

Message edited by author 2007-12-21 11:58:01.
12/21/2007 11:58:44 AM · #159
I'll step in...may I dance? :-)

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12/21/2007 12:00:35 PM · #160
Originally posted by hihosilver:

(As for the second fav...favs from your mother do not count...just so you know!)


Neither do the ones you give yourself from ghost accounts. ;)

All I need now is 4 7s and 2 6s to tie ya!
12/21/2007 12:01:25 PM · #161
Is there anyone out there besides Deb 21_F.gif Melethia with a score over 6.4, or are all the high scores hiding themselves?

Eeeeking up with 6.39 - hope this trend will continue!
12/21/2007 12:09:21 PM · #162
I'm quite sure there are scores over 6.4 - I just don't know who has them. I gave out a lot of good marks in this one.
12/21/2007 12:28:33 PM · #163
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'm quite sure there are scores over 6.4 - I just don't know who has them. I gave out a lot of good marks in this one.


Me too, I gave some 10's to some very deserving photos. I'm happy 'cuz someone just boosted me up to 6.42. Long may it last, LOL.
12/21/2007 12:43:25 PM · #164
I agree. The term Nostalgia also comes to mind. But, that is a point of view also. Take an old rusty hammer. It certainly isn't perfect.

My concept was from the spirit of Wabi-Sabi, as I believe it from the time I spent it Japan. I am most looking forward to discussions on this post challenge.

Originally posted by yospiff:

I agree that the concept and challenge title were off from each other and it resulted in a lot of DNMC's. I have been voiting according to the quality of the image and just making an appropriate comment if I think it did not fit the Wabi-Sabi description.

To be fair, this is actually an issue with Japanese to some extent. One of my job responsibilities is correcting the English grammar used in user and technical manuals for my company's products. I have acquired a new appreciation for the difficulties of it. Translating from any western language is nearly a 1 for 1 word translation. If you run them through translation software you will usually get something intelligible. Japanese on the other hand, is a language of concepts. In order to translate something, you must understand the concept being conveyed, and then rephrase it in the other language. My manager is Japanese, speaking both languages and sometimes he has difficulty telling me what some Japanese text is saying.

My point is that Wabi-Sabi can indeed translate to "Beauty in the everyday", though the meaning is deeper than that. Perhaps calling it "the beauty of the imperfect" would have been more accurate?
12/21/2007 12:50:03 PM · #165
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I really believe that it all comes down to what voters see as Beauty in the every day, some may see beauty in a door handle, where others may disagree, some may like the sky, yet others not.

12/21/2007 01:00:48 PM · #166
Originally posted by glad2badad:

I'll step in...may I dance? :-)

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Be sure not to step on Jeffrey's toes...He has those two left feet you know...::winks::
12/21/2007 01:06:02 PM · #167
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Be sure not to step on Jeffrey's toes...He has those two left feet you know...::winks::

That, and his mama keeps getting in on the act. :-)
12/21/2007 01:13:50 PM · #168
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Updated: 12/21/07 01:01 pm

Continuing my slide downward....

I'm now within .2 of my all-time lowest score...and lower than any score within the last 20 months. I have a legitimate shot at that most difficult "accomplishment" - a Brown Ribbon earned while trying to post a "good" photo (as opposed to knowingly putting junk up to get it).

BTW, I've had some fun talking about my low score in this thread, so let me say...I don't really think my photo is all that great and I predicted a "horrible" score in my comments when I posted it. I focused on the idea of beauty in the "imperfect" after reading about Wabi-Sabi and went looking for something imperfect and tried to improve upon it...not very well apparently. So I don't really have any gripes. It was just an experiment in something that I expected would fall far short. ...and it has. ;-)
12/21/2007 01:16:50 PM · #169
Originally posted by hihosilver:

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Updated: 12/21/07 11:55 am


I'm stuck! Can't reach that next step...grrrrr.

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Updated: 12/21/07 01:10 pm
12/21/2007 01:24:22 PM · #170
Originally posted by Nichola:

Once the challenge is over and we get to see what is what, I'll give you my honest opinion on your shot... if you like of course.


Thanks, Nichola...but you've already done that with a comment you left on the photo. LoL
12/21/2007 01:25:22 PM · #171
Originally posted by noraneko:

Is there anyone out there besides Deb 21_F.gif Melethia with a score over 6.4, or are all the high scores hiding themselves?

Eeeeking up with 6.39 - hope this trend will continue!


I'm hovering at about a 6.5. My highest to date!
12/21/2007 01:33:22 PM · #172
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The students pop their heads in my class asking if they can hit the update button - I need an intervention!
12/21/2007 01:36:58 PM · #173
Originally posted by glad2badad:

I'll step in...may I dance? :-)

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But of course. With a 9, I'm now at:
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12/21/2007 01:49:33 PM · #174
Originally posted by dsterner:


The students pop their heads in my class asking if they can hit the update button - I need an intervention!

Oh, that is just too funny! (And you're addicting a whole new generation... )
12/21/2007 01:58:16 PM · #175
Originally posted by levyj413:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

I'll step in...may I dance? :-)

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But of course. With a 9, I'm now at:
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Like Seabiscuit...I'm just holding my horse back a bit...before I leave you boys in the dust...Hehehe!

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Updated: 12/21/07 01:56 pm
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