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03/12/2008 06:14:45 PM · #76
I enjoyed voting this there is alot of great images...I went back to fave one that I had given a 10 to and its gone :(
03/12/2008 06:19:16 PM · #77
I finished voting and its nice looking at the shots I gave 8+ scores. When it comes right down to it, no matter what your interpretation of this challenge is the basic question remains: Do you like what you see? I have to admit that there were a lot that met the challenge but I just didn't enjoy looking at them. They weren't aesthetically pleasing to my eye so I scored them low and carried on. I think I may go through again and adjust however. Average score given was surprising average by the way (5.5 ish I believe)
03/12/2008 06:19:38 PM · #78
This challenge has taught me one thing, hence the learning phase of DPC. Don't bother entering these kind of challenges!!

All the time we strive for sharpness and clarity, and are faced with creating a drunken, messy of a shot. And, when we do create such a photo, we are blasted and voted low, so what is the real point of this exercise? I am seriously worried about the sort of challenges we have been getting lately. Perhaps it is time to concentrate on personal photos, and forget the increasingly bizarre challenges.

We will do anything for the Olympics!! But, time is running out.
03/12/2008 06:19:40 PM · #79
worst voting ive recieved yet,not that it means anything,ive never had one drop this many points before,especially one i thought would do very well...

Message edited by author 2008-03-12 18:24:20.
03/12/2008 06:34:19 PM · #80
I should have known better...these kinds of obscure challenges always vote badly. Everyone is looking for something different...and the description only lends to the confusion!! Someone kick me in the butt the next time I am thinking about entering one of THESE challenges!
03/12/2008 06:46:32 PM · #81
Originally posted by SteveJ:

This challenge has taught me one thing, hence the learning phase of DPC. Don't bother entering these kind of challenges!!

All the time we strive for sharpness and clarity, and are faced with creating a drunken, messy of a shot. And, when we do create such a photo, we are blasted and voted low, so what is the real point of this exercise? I am seriously worried about the sort of challenges we have been getting lately. Perhaps it is time to concentrate on personal photos, and forget the increasingly bizarre challenges.

We will do anything for the Olympics!! But, time is running out.


There was another open challenge you could have entered if you found this one too unpleasant.
03/12/2008 06:56:29 PM · #82
Originally posted by meyers:

Originally posted by SteveJ:

This challenge has taught me one thing, hence the learning phase of DPC. Don't bother entering these kind of challenges!!

All the time we strive for sharpness and clarity, and are faced with creating a drunken, messy of a shot. And, when we do create such a photo, we are blasted and voted low, so what is the real point of this exercise? I am seriously worried about the sort of challenges we have been getting lately. Perhaps it is time to concentrate on personal photos, and forget the increasingly bizarre challenges.

We will do anything for the Olympics!! But, time is running out.


There was another open challenge you could have entered if you found this one too unpleasant.


Yep, that's okay if you live near a factory or industrial plant! But out here in the wilds, the closest you get to pollution is a shopping trolley in a stream, now that's likely to score really high!! Right!
03/12/2008 07:46:56 PM · #83
mabe its just my left brain(my artschool side) but i really thought this challenge was going to be a more relaxed,artsy,fun type of challenge,(i realize my picture might just suck but DAMN!LOL) any heavy hitters surprised by their scores?
03/12/2008 07:49:40 PM · #84
I SO didn't want to vote on this one - but did and was SO GLAD I did.

I saw some absolutely BEAUTIFUL images in there. I must say I didn't comment - might go back later and do so, but I voted many high, because they deserved it!
03/12/2008 07:54:16 PM · #85
What I love about DPC is that they push us to challenge ourselves to create art we normally wouldn't on our own. It's all about learning new techniques for me and learning what actually appeals to people.

I think it's great that DPC really allows us to stretch our boundaries. I wish I had entered this. I really wanted to, but it's been a hard week (personally and professionally) so I wasn't able to get my photo completed in time. I really need to get back into challenges!
03/12/2008 07:56:31 PM · #86
it did say in the challenge requirements to make it a blurry mess and still have it interesting and captivating. im basing my votes on if it captures my imagination and intrigues me - then im giving higher scores. a hazy but otherwise clear photo just doesnt cut it for me! meh, photography is just another art form so everyone will have a different opinion on what is good :)
03/12/2008 08:03:59 PM · #87
Originally posted by imagesbytlp:

I should have known better...these kinds of obscure challenges always vote badly. Everyone is looking for something different...and the description only lends to the confusion!! Someone kick me in the butt the next time I am thinking about entering one of THESE challenges!


Just think of it as an experiment.
03/12/2008 08:18:17 PM · #88
I'm just giving out this score to all entries:
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along with these comments:
' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_comments.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_comments.gif', '/') + 1) . '
03/12/2008 08:19:17 PM · #89
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I'm just giving out this score to all entries:
' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_score.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_score.gif', '/') + 1) . '

along with these comments:
' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_comments.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/blurry_comments.gif', '/') + 1) . '


a 4? with the comment It's blurry. Come on you can do better than that.
03/12/2008 08:35:09 PM · #90
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

a 4? with the comment It's blurry. Come on you can do better than that.

It's actually a 3 and I wouldn't have left a comment, but for some crazy reason I felt compelled - almost required - to leave a comment. ;-P
03/12/2008 08:39:27 PM · #91
You have rated 135 of 293 images (46%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 42 images (14%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.3111

I seem to like more than I dislike ;-) Some very different interpretations amongst my highest scorers, too. I found a few that defied my expectations but worked really well the longer I looked at them. Commented on the first 10% (blame ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia) and then a few later on, randomly. Will be back to bump and maybe vote some more later.
03/12/2008 09:20:16 PM · #92
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

a 4? with the comment It's blurry. Come on you can do better than that.

It's actually a 3 and I wouldn't have left a comment, but for some crazy reason I felt compelled - almost required - to leave a comment. ;-P


YEAH BABY LEAVE THOSE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!
And they all said my idea wouldn't work. You are statistic number 1

Message edited by author 2008-03-12 21:22:42.
03/12/2008 09:58:36 PM · #93
I'm starting to understand...

After voting and commenting on the first twenty or so entries, I'm finding that I'm scoring lower than I do other (more conventional) challenges. I'm seeing a lot of blurry, but not a lot of messy. I'm leaving more comments than I normally do too. What a ride!
03/12/2008 10:10:19 PM · #94
Originally posted by bvy:

I'm starting to understand...

After voting and commenting on the first twenty or so entries, I'm finding that I'm scoring lower than I do other (more conventional) challenges. I'm seeing a lot of blurry, but not a lot of messy. I'm leaving more comments than I normally do too. What a ride!


Wow, trying to give comments in there and score, but after 10 minutes....I've gotta give up because my eyes are crossing! ;)

Whomever thought of this challenge......

YOU OWE ME A BOTTLE OF ADVIL......

I've got a headache! *grin*
03/12/2008 10:14:10 PM · #95
Originally posted by PhotoInterest:

Originally posted by bvy:

I'm starting to understand...

After voting and commenting on the first twenty or so entries, I'm finding that I'm scoring lower than I do other (more conventional) challenges. I'm seeing a lot of blurry, but not a lot of messy. I'm leaving more comments than I normally do too. What a ride!


Wow, trying to give comments in there and score, but after 10 minutes....I've gotta give up because my eyes are crossing! ;)


Yes. It's tiring. I'm going to bed. I'll get the other 73% tomorrow. Or the next day...
03/12/2008 10:23:19 PM · #96
On my first pass:

You have rated 72 of 293 images (25%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 22 of 293 images (8%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.7500.

I'm lovin' this challenge, bring on the blur!!!
03/12/2008 10:35:32 PM · #97
As a newbie, I'm glad it isn't just me having difficulty scoring this challenge. How do you score / compare a beautifully composed in focus shot with minor bokeh vs. an abstract vs. a just poor photo? I kept thinking of the engaging and interesting requirement as a guide.
03/12/2008 10:42:35 PM · #98
Originally posted by fldave:

How do you score / compare a beautifully composed in focus shot with minor bokeh vs. an abstract vs. a just poor photo? I kept thinking of the engaging and interesting requirement as a guide.


I think about the only way of rating it is to ask: "Do I like it?"
03/12/2008 11:08:56 PM · #99
this has been the most enjoyable challenge for me to vote in for a while. Tons of really beautiful entries.
03/13/2008 12:28:58 AM · #100
whew voted and commented on 57 percent,but the rest will have to wait till the a.m.,night folks,my average vote was 5.8 i think,but im a sucker so take it with a grain of salt....lol
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