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06/22/2009 09:57:48 PM · #76
You are AWESOME! :)
06/22/2009 10:19:39 PM · #77
Not in this one , thank goodness. Lots of great shots. I am going to start voting on this one very soon.
06/23/2009 01:15:44 AM · #78
Originally posted by SandyP:

You are AWESOME! :)


And he cooks too...he's a keeper! ;-)
06/23/2009 01:29:06 AM · #79
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

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>)


Hey you....where's my comment...sheez....lomao! Just joking!
06/23/2009 02:49:16 AM · #80
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Updated: 06/23/09 02:47 am

I had a different entry originally, but it was to noisy and I could not seem to fix it in pp - that is until tonight. I sure wish I had gotten it cleaned up before as it would have scored higher now.
06/23/2009 06:43:50 AM · #81
Originally posted by SandyP:

You are AWESOME! :)


Originally posted by hihosilver:

And he cooks too...he's a keeper! ;-)


And I fix cars, clean catboxes, lift heavy objects, will pick up pads at the store, do electrical work, plumbing, and light carpentry, vacuum, windows.......

You just have to put up with my personality!......8>)

Not that I go psycho more than twice a day or nuthin'.....
06/23/2009 06:55:31 AM · #82
Lost my 6 but picked up a fave and some fabulous comments :-) Happy to make that tradeoff!

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06/23/2009 07:09:22 AM · #83
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

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>)


Originally posted by Judi:

Hey you....where's my comment...sheez....lomao! Just joking!

Patience, dear lady, patience!
06/23/2009 08:31:12 AM · #84
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Avg Vote: 6.6883
Comments: 6

No comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' NikonJeb but a fantastic comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jutilda
06/23/2009 09:39:32 AM · #85
Jutilda is one of the best commenters, isn't she!

The voters were pretty tough over night. Can we get some nice ones voting today please???
06/23/2009 09:56:01 AM · #86
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*sniff* only one comment -- thanks Cynthiann!
06/23/2009 10:08:49 AM · #87
Originally posted by SandyP:

Jutilda is one of the best commenters, isn't she!

The voters were pretty tough over night. Can we get some nice ones voting today please???

So....what do you mean by tough?

Mine's still pretty okay.....won't make my profile page, but still gonna be a Top 10 of mine.

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06/23/2009 10:09:17 AM · #88
Originally posted by SandyP:

The voters were pretty tough over night. Can we get some nice ones voting today please???


I view every challenge's entries before placing any votes. Sometimes, despite what is said in threads like these about how amazing the entries are, I just don't see/get it. This is one of those challenges for me. There are, of course, some really good entries that I would love to acknowledge with a vote in my usual range (I am a generous voter) but I just could not come up with at least a 20% minimum to vote on (I usually vote 100% ).

If all that makes the shot relevant is the title, the mark has been missed. Sorry Sandy, I would love to be a 'nice voter' today, but just can't see it happening.
06/23/2009 10:23:15 AM · #89
Originally posted by CEJ:

Originally posted by SandyP:

The voters were pretty tough over night. Can we get some nice ones voting today please???


I view every challenge's entries before placing any votes. Sometimes, despite what is said in threads like these about how amazing the entries are, I just don't see/get it. This is one of those challenges for me. There are, of course, some really good entries that I would love to acknowledge with a vote in my usual range (I am a generous voter) but I just could not come up with at least a 20% minimum to vote on (I usually vote 100% ).

If all that makes the shot relevant is the title, the mark has been missed. Sorry Sandy, I would love to be a 'nice voter' today, but just can't see it happening.


This one is wide open for me--all the image needs to do is relax me. If it's something that I can stare at and it seems silent, serene, and peaceful, it'll score high. To me, Zen is leaving the world behind--if it can take my mind off of all the things I need to do today (without waking my mind up even more), it has succeeded.
06/23/2009 10:37:01 AM · #90
Originally posted by CEJ:

I just could not come up with at least a 20% minimum to vote on (I usually vote 100% ).

Are you cherry picking the ones you like? If you don't like an entry, then low vote it and leave a comment explaining why it sat so poorly with you.

Dropped a little from yesterday. I think I'll probably be hovering in this area most of the week.

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Message edited by author 2009-06-23 10:38:28.
06/23/2009 11:06:52 AM · #91
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:


Are you cherry picking the ones you like? If you don't like an entry, then low vote it and leave a comment explaining why it sat so poorly with you.



No, not cherry picking at all. Perhaps I was not clear. I usually vote 100%. After viewing the entries I thought to myself "You cannot even come up with 20% you would vote on positively." So I am not going to vote at all. Whether I comment on them or not, I don't like handing out nothing but negative or low votes. Deserved - IMO - or not. Sure, when I vote there are always low votes in the mix. I just don't feel good when the majority are low votes and instead of bringing down a bunch of scores for my opinion, I won't vote on any.
06/23/2009 11:27:25 AM · #92
OIC, now I understand. I think this is a topic there is a lot of strong opinion about. I admit my own ignorance of the subject.
06/23/2009 12:30:49 PM · #93
You know what CEJ, I can't say that I totally disagree with you about the entries. I've started voting, but I have to admit that I didn't see just tons of them that made me want to hit the 8, 9 or 10 key either. But I just started voting. I'm trying to squeeze in a few votes here and there while I'm working (or supposed to be :)

I'm still very appreciative of the score my photo is getting, it just dropped quite a bit overnight. It was hovering at 7.0+ jumping back and forth from the high 6.9's all day yesterday, then overnight, it dropped to barely 6.8. Still a score that makes me happy, and I actually didn't expect it to be that high. But it would be nice if all the new voters liked it as much as the first day voters :)

06/23/2009 04:16:38 PM · #94
You have rated 145 of 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.7724.

1 10, 4 9s, 6 8s... Great job everybody!
06/23/2009 07:12:18 PM · #95
You have rated 145 of 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 10.0.

Sike!
06/23/2009 09:03:09 PM · #96
Originally posted by brianlh:

You have rated 145 of 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 145 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 10.0.

Sike!


If you gave everyone a 10 your votes will probably all be erased at the end of the challenge.
06/23/2009 09:48:56 PM · #97
Getting pasted by the fence-sitters.

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06/23/2009 10:52:52 PM · #98
I will have to learn to preview all of my entries on my wife's laptop LCD screen before entry. I use a calibrated CRT when photo processing. I did some last minute adjustments to my zen entry that looked fine on my CRT. After rollover I looked at my entry on the LCD screen and was dismayed to see many "artifacts" (I won't say exactly what to avoid giving away my entry). Many people have commented on the particular artifacts being distracting ( I agree). I still have a good score of 6.4xxx, but I am sure I am getting voted lower by some voters because of the processing. oh well, enter and learn. :)
06/23/2009 11:03:20 PM · #99


Oh the irony. The sum and total of my formal photographic education is a class I took last Fall at the Red Feather Lakes, Colorado Shambhala Center on Zen photography, taught by a Zen Buddhist monk, Martin Masko. It was a great class, I learned a lot and the people were awesome. I should easily win this challenge with my knowledge and expertise. But that's not zen, that's ego. My ego excuse is I didn't have the time to do the entry I wanted, so it's not my fault I'm not getting a 7.638 and blowing away the competition. Zen is the present moment, were I cling to a 5.4 (and am happy to be there). There were many lessons in the class, but what I remember the most is what was seemingly unintentional, but made the biggest impression on me. We had several assignments, we took photos and then evaluated a few select ones in class. Not everyone could show their attempt in the class because of time restraints, and he asked us to clear our memory cards for the next assignment so if we were picked to show our shot it would be easy to find on the computer for display. A lot of people had trouble with this, they really liked what they took and refused to erase what they had taken. They held on to the physical, as we all would. Being the professional rule follower I am, I erased mine, letting go of what I held on to, and it was the greatest lesson of all. I still do that now, take it and let it go, which is a huge help when I'm doing shitty on DPC. Strange internet dharma for sure, but dharma all the same. This is the class- //www.shambhalamountain.org/programs/1085 , and my score, nestled in the middle way-

Zen II
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06/24/2009 08:39:21 AM · #100
Got punished with a 1 overnight. So predictable.

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