|Well, I don't feel so strongly about it, but I do agree with your points. As for me, I was not expecting a whole lot when submitting for my first time. Especially when I rushed to come up with an idea, take the picture, process it and submit it in about 40 minutes (got it in about 3 minutes before the deadline). The disheartening part was viewing the results and realizing that taking a well lit picture of my daughter, or some other scenic object would have scored better. Don't get me wrong, some of the portraits here did make creative use of lighting a deserved their scores. Others, at best, fell into the grey area of whether they met the challenge description.
Originally posted by yakatme:
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Updated: 04/15/09 12:30 pm
I'm sick of this crap! I don't think that anybody slows down to take the time to really understand and appreciate the creativity that went into my new found style of photographing my subject. I just thought that this challenge would be perfect because the challenge details specified "Use lighting in a creative fashion this week" and that's exactly what my entry is all about.
This is my third attempt at this type of photography in a challenge and nobody has caught on yet to how I light my subjects, even though I decided, this time, to spell it out in the title.
Or....maybe it's me. Maybe I think too much of this entry and two others in the same style in the past year and they are not as wonderful as I think they are. My last Free Study entry (my 49th challenge entry) ended up being my worst score ever and I thought that it would easily be in the top 10%. Boy, was I way off! So, again, maybe it's me that needs to have my head and judgement recalibrated.
Maybe I need to just take a break from here. I would really prefer to truly understand where it is that my expectations are so misguided.
Okay, I'm done ranting for now. Thanks for you time.