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06/22/2009 11:26:38 AM · #51
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Updated: 06/22/09 11:25 am

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06/22/2009 11:26:41 AM · #52
Originally posted by SandyP:

Woo Hoo! I have to post this while I can :) Now, I'm off to vote

Votes: 37
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Oh Sandy!!! This week will be fun for you!!! Terrific start!
06/22/2009 11:59:37 AM · #53
They liked it last night but not this morning.

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06/22/2009 12:14:14 PM · #54
Frankly, I'm kind of stunned, but I'm very happy!

Votes: 44
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Avg Vote: 6.7955
Comments: 5
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06/22/2009 12:15:08 PM · #55
Starting to see some higher votes from the daytime crowd.

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Avg Vote: 5.1333
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06/22/2009 01:02:24 PM · #56
Originally posted by teranb:

I immediately gave lower scores to those that didn't meet the challenge well. I am not usually that harsh, but I have a strong background in Japanese studies and lived in Japan so I found it difficult to consider something zen that just wasn't.

But isn't the definition of Zen something that can be a little different from person to person?

I'm using the idea that what speaks to me of Zen in this challenge gets my highest votes, images that perhaps don't specifically reach me, but could be seen as possible Zen for others thge next level of scores, and I would be reserving what low scores I might give for those that I cannot imagine a connection.....realizing that it might be me rather than the entrant that missed the mark.....8>)

I have started my voting & commenting.....I'm looking forward to doing 100% in this one.

You have rated 38 of 146 images (26%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 24 of 146 images (16%) in this challenge.

You have given an average score of 6.6842.

06/22/2009 01:34:32 PM · #57
how do you make a zen comment
let me tell you NIKKON JEB did it

oh by the way if you want to give a6 make it a 7
it doesnt change anything but for sure it put some smiles here and there
you know things are not that serious
06/22/2009 01:38:43 PM · #58
A fave and only the second time I've had a wish list marked.

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Avg Vote: 5.1600
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06/22/2009 01:40:58 PM · #59
o k
i got the house wives vote now
dont they have to clean the kitchen or somethng?
06/22/2009 01:55:04 PM · #60
come on
you henpicked
06/22/2009 02:54:18 PM · #61
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by teranb:

I immediately gave lower scores to those that didn't meet the challenge well. I am not usually that harsh, but I have a strong background in Japanese studies and lived in Japan so I found it difficult to consider something zen that just wasn't.

But isn't the definition of Zen something that can be a little different from person to person?

I'm using the idea that what speaks to me of Zen in this challenge gets my highest votes, images that perhaps don't specifically reach me, but could be seen as possible Zen for others thge next level of scores, and I would be reserving what low scores I might give for those that I cannot imagine a connection.....realizing that it might be me rather than the entrant that missed the mark.....8>)

I have started my voting & commenting.....I'm looking forward to doing 100% in this one.

You have rated 38 of 146 images (26%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 24 of 146 images (16%) in this challenge.

You have given an average score of 6.6842.


I agree that interpretations can vary but there are quite a few entries in this one that are really grasping at straws... It really annoys me when people just try and fit an image to a challenge rather than taking a photo specifically for the challenge.

I gave my highest marks to the good quality photos that fit the challenge which was "Make an image that whispers serenity, simplicity, harmony. Make an image as silent as can be."

saying that though I didn't give any photos lower than 4 (I actually find it difficult to mark low on challenges that I have entries in, I think its a low self esteem thing where I think everyone should get higher marks than me or something???)

And just to keep on topic:

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06/22/2009 04:04:33 PM · #62
Originally posted by cutout:

o k
i got the house wives vote now
dont they have to clean the kitchen or somethng?


Perhaps you are getting the Mr. Mom votes from all the layed off daddies
06/22/2009 04:36:28 PM · #63
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by teranb:

I am not usually that harsh, but I have a strong background in Japanese studies and lived in Japan so I found it difficult to consider something zen that just wasn't. Hope I didn't upset or offend anyone.

Many of us (self included) are ignorant and have only a stereotypical idea of what Zen really is. I have no doubt you low voted my own entry.


I gave very few votes lower than 5. Not sure what you consider low-voting, but hopefully, I was kind to you! Some pictures just looked like they belonged in a totally different challenge. I did reserve my 8's and higher for photos that I thought really conveyed a sense of zen, but I gave out a lot of 7's as well. Hopefully, you fell into that.
06/22/2009 04:45:06 PM · #64
Moving on up now, clear a path!

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06/22/2009 04:46:31 PM · #65
Originally posted by teranb:

Not sure what you consider low-voting, but hopefully, I was kind to you! Some pictures just looked like they belonged in a totally different challenge.

If you are interested, I will PM you and let you know, but there is NO changing of votes. It is what it is.
06/22/2009 05:10:17 PM · #66
Originally posted by cutout:

o k
i got the house wives vote now
dont they have to clean the kitchen or somethng?


Watch it mister!
06/22/2009 05:51:19 PM · #67
Originally posted by cutout:

o k
i got the house wives vote now
dont they have to clean the kitchen or somethng?


Originally posted by Emerkaza:

Watch it mister!

I have to admit I found that comment amusing....

In my house, my wife knows her place.

She stays the Hell out of my kitchen 'cause I cook, clean the kitchen, wash the dishes, and do the grocery shopping.

Votes: 58
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Avg Vote: 6.7069
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06/22/2009 06:01:19 PM · #68
Votes: 57
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Avg Vote: 6.0351
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Updated: 06/22/09 06:00 pm
06/22/2009 06:17:33 PM · #69
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by cutout:

o k
i got the house wives vote now
dont they have to clean the kitchen or somethng?


Originally posted by Emerkaza:

Watch it mister!

I have to admit I found that comment amusing....

In my house, my wife knows her place.

She stays the Hell out of my kitchen 'cause I cook, clean the kitchen, wash the dishes, and do the grocery shopping.

Votes: 58
Views: 105
Avg Vote: 6.7069
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


Congrats on a great starting score, Jeb. Mine is holding steady at 6.2+. Best I've done in a long time.

My hubby does most of the cooking too because he's the better chef. I'm in charge of cleanup though and he makes a horrible mess. :-(
06/22/2009 06:19:25 PM · #70
Don't think this will be a personal best, but I'm happy with the score.

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Avg Vote: 6.2459
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06/22/2009 06:54:55 PM · #71
Votes: 62
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Avg Vote: 6.1935
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Wish Lists: 1
06/22/2009 07:00:26 PM · #72
i just looked through them and i have to say, there are some amazing shots. i didn't vote, but i fav'd one. i'm doing just about average

Votes: 62
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Avg Vote: 5.5968
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06/22/2009 08:00:38 PM · #73
You know I have say I am so happy to entered this challenge...::not for the score..::pout::...but for the most generous comment I've received in a very long time! Thank you!
06/22/2009 09:04:57 PM · #74
Originally posted by cutout:

how do you make a zen comment
let me tell you NIKKON JEB did it. . .

Yes he did! THANK YOU JEB!!! Your comment and your score made me soar in the zen zone :) *** Hug ***

06/22/2009 09:32:34 PM · #75
I'm really glad that I entered & voted this challenge.

There have been some absolutely wonderful & pleasing images, and I have enjoyed this immensely.

I've voted them all, and expect to run back through and comment some more.

You have rated 145 of 146 images (99%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 57 of 146 images (39%) in this challenge.

You have given an average score of 6.3931.

I gave five 10s, seven 9s, a sh*tload of 8s, and in general, I'm surprised and delighted with some of the interesting and unique interpretations I've seen that never would have occurred to me, yet are such a wonderful take on the concept.

Found a fav or two as well.....8>)
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