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06/13/2009 04:27:48 PM · #26
What the heck, I'll play too! I'm sure I'll be out after the first round giving some lucky competitor a free pass.
06/13/2009 07:37:26 PM · #27
I waited until after 7 pm to see if you would get a 16th, but as far as I can tell it looks like you have 15. If you want a 16th, I'll volunteer -- but if you already have 16 then do not include me.
06/13/2009 08:18:39 PM · #28
I'm not volunteering, but I did want you to know what I'm thinking everytime I see the title of this thread.

My son just made the 7 year old All-Star as the catcher. At this level, only the catcher has to wear a "cup," so we've had our first experience with jock straps, etc.

He can wear it, but admits it is not the most comfortable thing he's ever won.

All that said, everytime I see the title, I wonder why someone is posting a better cup on a photo site!!!!

back to your regularly scheduled thread and I look forward to seeing what happens with this!!
06/14/2009 04:37:32 AM · #29
Rather marvelously (thanks Erik) we have 16 participants for this friendly knockout.

I have made the draw (based on reading our average scores backwards) and I have uploaded the spreadsheet as an image you can find here:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

(I'll post up new tables here as they are generated from the results)

Good luck with your Duotone image (whatever your interpretation of the term 'duotone'!!)

Thanks for participating

Paul

I should say that I hadn't realised that all of our averages change in real time as votes for current challenges come in. These starting averages represent the situation around 04.15 Server Time on June 14th. I took reference screen captures of everybody's average at that point since this seems to be a (slightly) moving feast.

Message edited by author 2009-06-14 04:42:47.
06/14/2009 08:01:58 AM · #30
Originally posted by karmat:

I'm not volunteering, but I did want you to know what I'm thinking everytime I see the title of this thread.

My son just made the 7 year old All-Star as the catcher. At this level, only the catcher has to wear a "cup," so we've had our first experience with jock straps, etc.

He can wear it, but admits it is not the most comfortable thing he's ever won.

All that said, everytime I see the title, I wonder why someone is posting a better cup on a photo site!!!!

back to your regularly scheduled thread and I look forward to seeing what happens with this!!

Paul, thanks for taking me. This should be fun.

We need to be sure NOT to hire Karmat to do the PR for this contest! Or provide the prizes when baseball season ends.
06/14/2009 11:55:44 AM · #31
Originally posted by paulbtlw:


Good luck with your Duotone image (whatever your interpretation of the term 'duotone'!!)

Thanks for participating

Paul



Ummm, you mean it starts with tonights challenge so I have all of 12 hours to find an entry? seriously?
06/14/2009 11:57:54 AM · #32
Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by paulbtlw:


Good luck with your Duotone image (whatever your interpretation of the term 'duotone'!!)

Thanks for participating

Paul



Ummm, you mean it starts with tonights challenge so I have all of 12 hours to find an entry? seriously?


Better get moving!
06/14/2009 12:01:27 PM · #33
Originally posted by paulbtlw:


The first round will be the Duotones challenge, the second will be the Motion pan / Construction challenge. Subsequent Sunday and Tuesday challenges will be included until there is a winner. The number of rounds will depend on the number of initial competitors.



Just for clarity, you need to enter every challenge? So we don't know who we're up against in the 2nd round, because the first round will not have ended. You won't know if you've even made it to the second round so you need to enter it just in case.
06/14/2009 12:06:03 PM · #34
Yes - it does begin with tonight's challenge; the first call for participants was on the 10th and I had hoped this initial posting pointed this out clearly enough. After some feedback, we did pull back from having it run over the the open Tuesday challenges too but it was always my intention for it to start today.

Apologies if I had created an impression that this wasn't the case.

If it helps, some of my highest scores have been last minute affairs! I hope you can join us.

Apologies again.

Paul
06/14/2009 12:10:05 PM · #35
Originally posted by paulbtlw:

Yes - it does begin with tonight's challenge; the first call for participants was on the 10th and I had hoped this initial posting pointed this out clearly enough. After some feedback, we did pull back from having it run over the the open Tuesday challenges too but it was always my intention for it to start today.

Apologies if I had created an impression that this wasn't the case.

If it helps, some of my highest scores have been last minute affairs! I hope you can join us.

Apologies again.

Paul


So do we need to enter Tuesday's challenge?
06/14/2009 12:16:52 PM · #36
Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by paulbtlw:


Good luck with your Duotone image (whatever your interpretation of the term 'duotone'!!)

Thanks for participating

Paul



Ummm, you mean it starts with tonights challenge so I have all of 12 hours to find an entry? seriously?


At least "Duotone" means you can use any shot of anything, it's all about processing...

R.
06/14/2009 12:19:26 PM · #37
Originally posted by Kelli:

Originally posted by paulbtlw:

Yes - it does begin with tonight's challenge; the first call for participants was on the 10th and I had hoped this initial posting pointed this out clearly enough. After some feedback, we did pull back from having it run over the the open Tuesday challenges too but it was always my intention for it to start today.

Apologies if I had created an impression that this wasn't the case.

If it helps, some of my highest scores have been last minute affairs! I hope you can join us.

Apologies again.

Paul


So do we need to enter Tuesday's challenge?


No, Sunday Member challenges only.
06/14/2009 12:22:26 PM · #38
Originally posted by Kelli:

Originally posted by paulbtlw:


The first round will be the Duotones challenge, the second will be the Motion pan / Construction challenge. Subsequent Sunday and Tuesday challenges will be included until there is a winner. The number of rounds will depend on the number of initial competitors.



Just for clarity, you need to enter every challenge? So we don't know who we're up against in the 2nd round, because the first round will not have ended. You won't know if you've even made it to the second round so you need to enter it just in case.


You are right; I hadn't really thought of that (doh!) - we won't know if we are through to the next round until we will have had to submit our next offering. At least you will only ever have to offer 1 'unnecessary' image. And actually for those of us who constantly obsess over 'what if' scenarios - that might be quite fun!

I'll try and keep up with any emergent questions, but I am on UK time and will be going to bed before rollover.

Thanks again

Paul
06/14/2009 12:24:52 PM · #39
Oh sure I'm in construction and have a job, and the perfect shot, LOL. BTW thanks for putting this challenge up, hope it will be fun..
06/14/2009 12:54:54 PM · #40
Ok, I through something in from my shoot this morning. Not great, but will hopefully beat my avg. :)

Good luck to all.

Ernie
06/14/2009 01:48:49 PM · #41
I've an entry also and I like it! Now it's just hoping the voters likes it too.
06/15/2009 07:30:55 AM · #42
Wow. I am shocked at my entry. I thought it would do very well. Instead it is barely at 5 vs my avg of 5.9. It was a short excursion in this tourny! LOL
06/15/2009 08:27:02 AM · #43
Paul - Did you get a baseline of everyone's starting avg score yet? I hope so...the longer you wait, the more influence the current member challenge (Duotones) potentially has on impacting our ytd avg's.

Also, do you have the pairings setup yet?

Sorry for the questions. Competitive minds want to know. :-D
06/15/2009 08:36:42 AM · #44
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Paul - Did you get a baseline of everyone's starting avg score yet? I hope so...the longer you wait, the more influence the current member challenge (Duotones) potentially has on impacting our ytd avg's.

Also, do you have the pairings setup yet?

Sorry for the questions. Competitive minds want to know. :-D


Posted above or below depending how you view threads... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Message edited by author 2009-06-15 08:37:43.
06/15/2009 08:43:31 AM · #45
Originally posted by Kelli:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Paul - Did you get a baseline of everyone's starting avg score yet? I hope so...the longer you wait, the more influence the current member challenge (Duotones) potentially has on impacting our ytd avg's.

Also, do you have the pairings setup yet?

Sorry for the questions. Competitive minds want to know. :-D

Posted above or below depending how you view threads... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/100393/120/799081.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

D'oh!!! I need to clean my glasses! Thanks, and sorry Paul. <blush>
06/15/2009 11:28:57 AM · #46
Doh! I assumed wrongly that we would be starting on the next challenge, not the current one. :P

An early congrats to Alan. :D
06/15/2009 12:14:29 PM · #47
Ugh... so far I am lower than my average by a bit.... ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kelli, hopefully you are faring better than I am :)
06/15/2009 12:46:26 PM · #48
Originally posted by VitaminB:

Ugh... so far I am lower than my average by a bit.... ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kelli, hopefully you are faring better than I am :)


I'm almost a full point higher than my average.

edit to add: There's a big difference between our two averages though, so you did have your work cut out for you!

Message edited by author 2009-06-15 12:47:16.
06/15/2009 01:49:23 PM · #49
Well, it has came up by .4 so far today...maybe there is hope yet? How are you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' glad2badad
06/15/2009 01:51:58 PM · #50
I am lower by about 0.15 from my average at the moment. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SoulMan1978, do you have me beat?
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