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05/27/2009 12:40:50 AM · #1
Ok, if no one's starting a new thread for this, you'll have to put up with this stupid name for a week.
05/27/2009 12:47:01 AM · #2
I'm barely still live after the grundge, but it seems like I might do slightly better in this one. Hard to tell after only three votes though.
05/27/2009 12:49:41 AM · #3
Votes: 5
Views: 15
Avg Vote: 5.0000
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 05/27/09 12:48 am

05/27/2009 12:50:33 AM · #4
I've gotten a 5, 6, and a 7.

Votes: 3
Views: 15
Avg Vote: 6.0000

My son has less views, but 7 votes. I don't know if it's good or bad that people are looking at mine but not voting... Hopefully they're contemplating whether to give it a 9 or a 10 and are having a hard time deciding :)
05/27/2009 01:11:51 AM · #5
Someone just kindly dropped me from a 7+ to a 6.77.. thank you @#$)(*#$@)
05/27/2009 01:46:13 AM · #6
Some people obviously don't appreciate fine still life when they see it. :>)

Cretins. :>)

Votes: 9
Views: 21
Avg Vote: 4.5556
05/27/2009 04:33:53 AM · #7
epic fail hahaha, this was just an image chosen at the last second so im kinda glad its crashing.

Votes: 16
Views: 29
Avg Vote: 4.5000
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 05/27/09 04:32 am
05/27/2009 04:54:37 AM · #8
I forgot to withdraw my entry this morning, as I had intended. But it is a still life, though some of the thumbnails of other entries I've seen don't fit that category, in my opinion.
05/27/2009 05:38:14 AM · #9
Starting off realllll goooood
Votes: 16
Views: 38
Avg Vote: 4.2500
05/27/2009 05:53:11 AM · #10
Hi everyone, I finally got the nerves to enter my first challenge after joining in January...Yay
I suck...... :(

Votes: 14
Views: 30
Avg Vote: 4.2857
Comments: 0
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
05/27/2009 06:21:02 AM · #11
Clearly a bunch of illiterate and unappreciative morons. :>)

This morning at 0030.

Votes: 3
Views: 7
Avg Vote: 4.976

This morning at 0200.

Votes: 9
Views: 21
Avg Vote: 4.5556

This morning at 0600.

Votes: 18
Views: 36
Avg Vote: 3.7778

Oh yes - there will be revenge.

Horrible and vicious revenge.

I haven't voted yet. :>)

Later,

Tom

PS: The next challenge, I'm going for the lowest score possible - a 1 across the board.

HAH!! I'll win by losing. :>)

Message edited by author 2009-05-27 06:23:21.
05/27/2009 06:32:36 AM · #12
Off to a good start this morning...and a little over 6 and a half days of voting left :-)

Votes: 19
Views: 45
Avg Vote: 5.9474
Comments: 0
05/27/2009 07:43:08 AM · #13
Originally posted by BeckyT:

Starting off realllll goooood
Votes: 16
Views: 38
Avg Vote: 4.2500


It is getting even better
Votes: 19
Views: 46
Avg Vote: 3.8947
Comments: 0

I knew this one probably wouldn't do good but I entered anyway because I liked it and that is all that really matters. I am tired of being gun shy so I am just going to keep entering to keep my creative juices flowing.
05/27/2009 07:44:33 AM · #14
I think this is going to be an odd scoring challenge. There are a number of photos that clearly don't meet the definition of a still life, there are even more photos that might meet a very broad definition, but still wouldn't be considered a still life by most people. If this many people have varied definitions; the voters do as well. I think that's why we're seeing odd scores.

Message edited by author 2009-05-27 07:45:10.
05/27/2009 07:47:08 AM · #15
After 3 votes last night, I had a 5.6667.
I woke this morning and found this:
Votes: 19
Views: 34
Avg Vote: 4.1053
Comments: 0
I'm really bummed.

Teafran said "Clearly a bunch of illiterate and unappreciative morons. :>) "
I have a feeling that the people who are voting don't know what a still life is..... and that's a problem.
Any way we could explain that to them??
05/27/2009 07:51:32 AM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

I think this is going to be an odd scoring challenge. There are a number of photos that clearly don't meet the definition of a still life, there are even more photos that might meet a very broad definition, but still wouldn't be considered a still life by most people. If this many people have varied definitions; the voters do as well. I think that's why we're seeing odd scores.


So what's your definition? (this is hard because I KNOW mine is a still life but I'm VERY suspicious that the voters don't think so and I can't tell you why without telling you about my picture).
05/27/2009 08:01:38 AM · #17
I thought I learned a bit more from the last time I entered this challenge... but I guess NOT! lol

Votes: 23
Views: 49
Avg Vote: 5.1304
Comments: 0
05/27/2009 08:19:30 AM · #18
Originally posted by Mystafet:

Off to a good start this morning...and a little over 6 and a half days of voting left :-)

Votes: 19
Views: 45
Avg Vote: 5.9474
Comments: 0


Holy WoW...I went to a 6.3 then about 5 minutes ago I got 2 votes that dropped me to Avg Vote: 5.8889

YaY! *sigh*
05/27/2009 08:37:25 AM · #19
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I think this is going to be an odd scoring challenge. There are a number of photos that clearly don't meet the definition of a still life, there are even more photos that might meet a very broad definition, but still wouldn't be considered a still life by most people. If this many people have varied definitions; the voters do as well. I think that's why we're seeing odd scores.


So what's your definition? (this is hard because I KNOW mine is a still life but I'm VERY suspicious that the voters don't think so and I can't tell you why without telling you about my picture).

Wikipedia says it pretty well - but we have this discussion every time the challenge comes up. So "ya takes your chances."

A still life (plural still lifes [1]) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting. With origins in ancient times and most popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.
05/27/2009 08:48:47 AM · #20
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I think this is going to be an odd scoring challenge. There are a number of photos that clearly don't meet the definition of a still life, there are even more photos that might meet a very broad definition, but still wouldn't be considered a still life by most people. If this many people have varied definitions; the voters do as well. I think that's why we're seeing odd scores.


So what's your definition? (this is hard because I KNOW mine is a still life but I'm VERY suspicious that the voters don't think so and I can't tell you why without telling you about my picture).

Wikipedia says it pretty well - but we have this discussion every time the challenge comes up. So "ya takes your chances."

A still life (plural still lifes [1]) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting. With origins in ancient times and most popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.


My definition is inanimate objects that are placed in a setting of some sort. Wikipedia says mostly inanimate--but the rest of the definitions in the encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc, say inanimate. I also don't think that finding something where it lies and taking a picture of it is a still life. It seems like the arrangement is a large part of what makes it a still life.

agree? disagree?

05/27/2009 08:51:06 AM · #21
Originally posted by vawendy:

My definition is inanimate objects that are placed in a setting of some sort.
I also don't think that finding something where it lies and taking a picture of it is a still life. It seems like the arrangement is a large part of what makes it a still life.

agree? disagree?


Agree.
05/27/2009 09:07:10 AM · #22
I understand PennyStreet, my shot exudes still life and I'm at 4.1 this morning...ditto on the bummed!
05/27/2009 09:18:29 AM · #23
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by vawendy:

My definition is inanimate objects that are placed in a setting of some sort.
I also don't think that finding something where it lies and taking a picture of it is a still life. It seems like the arrangement is a large part of what makes it a still life.

agree? disagree?


Agree.


Most definitely. So many don't come close to meeting what I would call a still life, even with the broadest interpretation of the definition. I did not enter.
05/27/2009 09:37:18 AM · #24
Originally posted by Jutilda:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by vawendy:

My definition is inanimate objects that are placed in a setting of some sort.
I also don't think that finding something where it lies and taking a picture of it is a still life. It seems like the arrangement is a large part of what makes it a still life.

agree? disagree?


Agree.


Most definitely. So many don't come close to meeting what I would call a still life, even with the broadest interpretation of the definition. I did not enter.


Votes: 25
Views: 59
Avg Vote: 4.6000
Comments: 1
Definatley Still Life And still voted down what are they looking for.The 1 comment is very good.
05/27/2009 09:56:57 AM · #25
Votes: 25
Views: 65
Avg Vote: 4.0000
Comments: 2

Finally received a couple of comments. Both said what they disliked about it. Which is great don't get me wrong but their reasons are the reason I took the photo the way I did. I didn't want to be part of the norm when it came to still life. This is an awesome feeling. Having a low score and not being upset about it because I took the photo that I wanted to take knowing what the complaints would be. Wooo Hoo. I am feeling the creative juices flowing.
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