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08/27/2009 03:15:35 PM · #126
Originally posted by Melethia:


Yep. 2% of the time I get decent scores - 6 out of nearly three-freakin'-HUNDRED entries.

Looks like I come in at 1.7%. One ribbon and 2 HR's out of 169 entries. Good thing I have low standards or I might get a complex.

Originally posted by Melethia:

Right after I find something for the August FS. Want conventional? Odd? Sub-5 for sure? Or should I stick something in with a chance at the plus side of 5?

You experiment a lot and enter what you like. You have wild swings in your scores as a result. That's a good thing, believe it or not.

Mass appeal is a funny thing and impossible to predict for most of us.

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08/27/2009 03:32:05 PM · #127
Eh, I'm just teasing - you guys know that, right?

There are those for whom mass appeal is no challenge at all - they can do it at will, can do it often, and do it very well. I ain't one of 'em. The times I actually TRY for mass appeal are the times I tend to do really poorly, relatively speaking. I do have fun with what I enter. (I do invite everyone to read the notes for my Rule of Thirds entry when the challenge ends.)

I've had little time to shoot this month, hence this is my ONLY entry for the entire month of August; the fact this single entry is sub-5 seems entirely appropriate, given I've also retired from the military and celebrated my 50th, and still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up (or where I'll go).
08/27/2009 03:46:18 PM · #128
Ok, Melethia, just because you're sub 5, doesn't mean you had to give me a 1 so that I was sub 5 too! :P

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08/27/2009 03:48:36 PM · #129
LOL, Wendy! Looks like we'll be neighbors. :-) I haven't voted yet, but I think just this once I'll vote all sub-5.... Bwaaahhaaahahaaa!!!
08/27/2009 03:50:06 PM · #130
Originally posted by Melethia:

Eh, I'm just teasing - you guys know that, right?

Yes, but it was an excuse to get on the soapbox, 'cuz my own entry isn't getting enough respect either.

Originally posted by Melethia:

I've also retired from the military and celebrated my 50th, and still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up (or where I'll go).

I didn't know this. Congrats on finishing out your military career. I only made 13 years. So where you going? Staying in Germany or coming back to conus?
08/27/2009 03:51:02 PM · #131
Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok, Melethia, just because you're sub 5, doesn't mean you had to give me a 1 so that I was sub 5 too! :P

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Your reward for taunting me over in the abstract challenge.
08/27/2009 03:55:32 PM · #132
2.5 average over the last 2 votes. hmmm... fishy...
08/27/2009 04:04:08 PM · #133
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok, Melethia, just because you're sub 5, doesn't mean you had to give me a 1 so that I was sub 5 too! :P

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Your reward for taunting me over in the abstract challenge.


haha!! I forgot about that! I'll have to head over there and continue taunting!
08/27/2009 04:04:25 PM · #134
Originally posted by scottieham:

2.5 average over the last 2 votes. hmmm... fishy...


wow, you're doing really well! I've average 2.0!
08/27/2009 04:05:26 PM · #135
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by scottieham:

2.5 average over the last 2 votes. hmmm... fishy...


wow, you're doing really well! I've average 2.0!


i was doing a lot better before those last 2 votes though!

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08/27/2009 04:08:16 PM · #136
Originally posted by scottieham:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by scottieham:

2.5 average over the last 2 votes. hmmm... fishy...


wow, you're doing really well! I've average 2.0!


i was doing a lot better before those last 2 votes though!

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sweet!
08/27/2009 04:26:18 PM · #137
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Eh, I'm just teasing - you guys know that, right?

Yes, but it was an excuse to get on the soapbox, 'cuz my own entry isn't getting enough respect either.

Originally posted by Melethia:

I've also retired from the military and celebrated my 50th, and still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up (or where I'll go).

I didn't know this. Congrats on finishing out your military career. I only made 13 years. So where you going? Staying in Germany or coming back to conus?

There was that whole "I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up (or where I'll go)" part - so I have no idea whether I'm staying in Germany or going back to the US. Of course, if I don't have a job by the time my actual retirement date rolls around (and the money stops) I will have to leave Germany.

And because this is a scores thread, I'm still delightfully sub-5 in that regard, thanks.

Message edited by author 2009-08-27 16:33:25.
08/27/2009 06:08:39 PM · #138
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Updated: 08/27/09 06:06 pm

leveled out now. Time to move on to the lines of veggies
08/27/2009 06:51:37 PM · #139
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Mediocre score and no comments? I guess I need to improve something...
08/27/2009 07:44:43 PM · #140
Hundred vote checkin

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I find it odd that my Abstract Macro has been in voting for 3 day more than my Rule Of Thirds entry, yet has 12 fewer votes.
08/27/2009 08:09:04 PM · #141
UNDER FOUR. I'M A GENIUS.
08/28/2009 03:17:09 AM · #142
Nice over night voters :)

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Message edited by author 2009-08-28 06:44:25.
08/28/2009 08:38:09 AM · #143
Going up a bit. An interesting and appreciated comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' briantammy. He gets it, even though he doesn't know why.

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08/28/2009 08:38:37 AM · #144
Originally posted by Melethia:

I do have fun with what I enter. (I do invite everyone to read the notes for my Rule of Thirds entry when the challenge ends.)


Me too, Deb. And I see quite a few that to my eye, do not meet the rules. I entered one that I adore so as usual, I enter what I like and the scores are a little above average. I was just excited that I was able to do it with basic editing, seeing as how I'm the Photoshop lover supreme. :)

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08/28/2009 08:41:46 AM · #145
It might be educational, if after this challenge is over, we explain in our notes how our entry fit the ROT, perhaps with a grid, or thirds boxes overlaid to illustrate the leading composition.
08/28/2009 09:55:55 AM · #146
Voting has slowed to a snail's pace but still being kind to me :)

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Message edited by author 2009-08-28 17:47:42.
08/28/2009 06:06:50 PM · #147
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Voting has slowed to a snail's pace but still being kind to me :)

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Same here, but climbing steadily! :)

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08/28/2009 06:24:22 PM · #148
Look out the idiots are out and about I just got a 2

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08/28/2009 06:31:01 PM · #149
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Sliding upward. YAY
08/28/2009 06:41:47 PM · #150
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

It might be educational, if after this challenge is over, we explain in our notes how our entry fit the ROT, perhaps with a grid, or thirds boxes overlaid to illustrate the leading composition.


I second this, especially the idea of posting the image with a grid overlaid. That way it would be easier to see which part of a larger object actually fell on the grid which I find can make a big difference to how I respond to an image..
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