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01/13/2010 11:09:22 AM · #101
Originally posted by Melethia:

It's me - and you'll realize it when you see it - but it may not be obviously me.

I *think* I know which one it is, though I haven't left a guess yet. Mine, however, is way too obvious.

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01/13/2010 11:11:41 AM · #102
I voted on it like a freestudy and didn't try to figure out who anyone was. And then going back and commenting trying to figure out who the photographer is. It really is a freestudy with just fewer entrants. I think it's a bad idea to vote based on how well you think it matches someones style because you would have to know everyone who entered and you would have to know what they think their style is. Some people shoot such a variety that they don't limit themselves to a particular style....there are also new people who haven't developed a style (or you just don't know their style yet because its their first challenge).
01/13/2010 11:17:33 AM · #103
Originally posted by Melethia:

It's a free study, essentially. If someone truly nailed their style (or at least you think it's someone's style) feel free to reward them. But by gosh, is it so terribly wrong to just enjoy a challenge for the sake of the challenge and not be all pedantic about it all the time? I'm having fun just viewing the submissions, making a few guesses here and there. At the end of the day, I just enjoy seeing the photos people share. I could be rather odd in that respect, however.


nah, you're not odd. i enjoy that, too. :)
01/13/2010 11:18:04 AM · #104
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:-)
01/13/2010 11:20:49 AM · #105
Well, browsed through them

2 made me go WOW, I am going to vote later and I can see a lot of high marks coming up. There are some amazing images in this challenge, the best I have seen in a while. Really impressive!!!!
01/13/2010 11:22:16 AM · #106
Originally posted by Melethia:

It's a free study, essentially. If someone truly nailed their style (or at least you think it's someone's style) feel free to reward them. But by gosh, is it so terribly wrong to just enjoy a challenge for the sake of the challenge and not be all pedantic about it all the time? I'm having fun just viewing the submissions, making a few guesses here and there. At the end of the day, I just enjoy seeing the photos people share. I could be rather odd in that respect, however.


Yep, me too!
01/13/2010 11:24:11 AM · #107
The challenge description clearly said to have fun. I did shooting and voting, so I TOTALLY met the spirit of the challenge!
01/13/2010 11:25:31 AM · #108
for the first time, i had some good photos to choose from and enter...and totally forgot that the deadline here is 9 and not 10
01/13/2010 11:25:37 AM · #109
Originally posted by Melethia:

It's a free study, essentially. If someone truly nailed their style (or at least you think it's someone's style) feel free to reward them. But by gosh, is it so terribly wrong to just enjoy a challenge for the sake of the challenge and not be all pedantic about it all the time? I'm having fun just viewing the submissions, making a few guesses here and there. At the end of the day, I just enjoy seeing the photos people share. I could be rather odd in that respect, however.


oohh yeah, this is my thougth too... compliments.
01/13/2010 11:28:48 AM · #110
Originally posted by albc28:

I voted on it like a freestudy and didn't try to figure out who anyone was. And then going back and commenting trying to figure out who the photographer is. It really is a freestudy with just fewer entrants. I think it's a bad idea to vote based on how well you think it matches someones style because you would have to know everyone who entered and you would have to know what they think their style is. Some people shoot such a variety that they don't limit themselves to a particular style....there are also new people who haven't developed a style (or you just don't know their style yet because its their first challenge).


Don't agree. Why call it Signature Style if that doesn't come into play. There's no point then in the Challenge nor having the description as it's written. A Free Study is a Free Study and here we were supposed to shoot an image that is particular to our style. In other words, I could shoot a straight portrait, food or a landscape which could be perfect for an FS entry but if there's nothing that can be identified with me as the author of the work then it doesn't really fit the theme.

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I took that shot and for arguments sake, let's say we all agree that it's amazing (for the moment) but since it in no way relates to my style or what I'm know for it really doesn't fit the Challenge IMO. Free Study...fine.

I'm not suggesting people not enjoy the images or have fun...just speaking to the point of the Challenge.

"Have Fun"? I didn't know those two words could negate a description. Does that mean if there's a Chinese Women Challenge and at the end of the description it says "let's have fun with this" we could enter landscapes and pets? Just bustin chops and I don't mean to sound "pedantic" but I don't see the point.

Carry on, my friends...

Message edited by author 2010-01-13 11:45:04.
01/13/2010 11:42:18 AM · #111
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Originally posted by albc28:

I voted on it like a freestudy and didn't try to figure out who anyone was. And then going back and commenting trying to figure out who the photographer is. It really is a freestudy with just fewer entrants. I think it's a bad idea to vote based on how well you think it matches someones style because you would have to know everyone who entered and you would have to know what they think their style is. Some people shoot such a variety that they don't limit themselves to a particular style....there are also new people who haven't developed a style (or you just don't know their style yet because its their first challenge).


Don't agree. Why call it Signature Style if that doesn't come into play. There no point then in the Challenge nor the description as it's written. A Free Study is a Free Study here we were supposed to shoot an image that is particular to our style. In other words, I could shoot a straight portrait, food or a landscape which could be perfect for an FS entry but if there's nothing that can be identified with me as the author of the work then it doesn't really fit the theme.

I'm not suggesting people not enjoy the images or have fun...just speaking to the point of the Challenge.

"Have Fun"? I didn't know those two words could negate a description. Does that mean if there's a Chinese Women Challenge and at the end of the description it says "let's have fun with this" we could enter landscapes and pets? Just bustin chops and I don't mean to sound "pedantic" but I don't see the point.

Carry on, my friends...


So are you saying that you would vote a photo down if you couldn't guess who's style it is? Keep in mind there are over 84,000. So I should get voted down if you don't know my style? What if my style is to be random? Can you guess my style then? Without a list of who's in the challenge, you can't possibly vote on being able to pinpoint someones style.

Again if a new person were to enter this challenge...has no photos uploaded to his/her portfolio...he gets a extremely low score because you can't guess his/her style?
01/13/2010 11:52:41 AM · #112
Originally posted by albc28:

So are you saying that you would vote a photo down if you couldn't guess who's style it is?


To be honest with you I have no idea what to do BUT I wouldn't "vote anything down" for any reason, although I would vote something WAY up if I recognized the Photographer...for sure. I just think it's a strange Challenge and thought so, the minute I read the description because it's nearly impossible to vote on based on what they asked for.

Oddly, in icy cold weather there's almost nothing around that I really like to shoot and it would take hours of freezing my ass off to get anything, if I'm lucky. I entered a pretty basic shot that provided a good base that to show off what I usually get recognized for and a style processing that seems to get me pegged a lot. There's maybe 25-30 people around who will pin it without question, if they're looking but I doubt it will get high votes for anything other than that.

My only goal was to get recognized (a lot) and break a 6.

eta: I can smell my score tanking with every word I type. lolololol

Message edited by author 2010-01-13 12:17:08.
01/13/2010 11:53:29 AM · #113
Originally posted by snaffles:

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:-)


Tell me thats the new lens - I will be happy to see you put it in full use :)
01/13/2010 11:54:11 AM · #114
Originally posted by pawdrix:

... Why call it Signature Style if that doesn't come into play. There's no point then in the Challenge nor having the description as it's written. ...

This would have made a GREAT side challenge where anonymity isn't an issue.
01/13/2010 11:57:39 AM · #115
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by pawdrix:

... Why call it Signature Style if that doesn't come into play. There's no point then in the Challenge nor having the description as it's written. ...

This would have made a GREAT side challenge where anonymity isn't an issue.


After all my ranting about getting rid of side challenges, that's the perfect use for a side challenge!!!

Edited to add: please berate me about side challenges...I was just saying he had a good idea.

Message edited by author 2010-01-13 11:58:14.
01/13/2010 12:03:08 PM · #116
I didn't vote on whose picture I thought it was (as I'm new and don't really know folks styles yet, much less remembering names or user names) I voted on the picture.
And if y'all are voting because you think you know someone's style then I'm probably doing better than I thought I was as this is my first challenge! :-)
01/13/2010 12:09:05 PM · #117
I am still pretty much new at this site (and photo challenge in general) so figuring my signature style isnt quite reasonable. So I decided to submit the style that I have been practicing the most since I came to this site. I doubt anyone will be able to guess my shot because the quality of the shot has improved to much, and yet still I am just barely breaking out of the 5s. It would be nice for some critique comments but with almost 200 entries and a shot that is scoring as middle of the road as this I wont be surprised if I get few if any comments.

01/13/2010 12:18:35 PM · #118
Just got a 1 vote, thanks for that. Before that, no vote lower than 5
01/13/2010 12:20:22 PM · #119
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Just got a 1 vote, thanks for that. Before that, no vote lower than 5


Me too. Brought me down two entire tenths. I have been recognized by three people, but also mistaken for an absolutely amazing photographer. That was/is such a nice surprise.
01/13/2010 12:21:32 PM · #120
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01/13/2010 12:21:43 PM · #121
Originally posted by njsabs:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Just got a 1 vote, thanks for that. Before that, no vote lower than 5


Me too. Brought me down two entire tenths. I have been recognized by three people, but also mistaken for an absolutely amazing photographer. That was/is such a nice surprise.


That's a wonderful compliment :-)
01/13/2010 12:27:20 PM · #122
Originally posted by njsabs:

I have been recognized by three people, but also mistaken for an absolutely amazing photographer. That was/is such a nice surprise.


Umm, I've got news for you, you ARE an absolutely amazing photographer!!!
01/13/2010 12:27:33 PM · #123
Originally posted by njsabs:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Just got a 1 vote, thanks for that. Before that, no vote lower than 5


Me too. Brought me down two entire tenths. I have been recognized by three people, but also mistaken for an absolutely amazing photographer. That was/is such a nice surprise.


Just looked at your portfolio...that was me who mistook you! lol. I knew that wasn't him!
01/13/2010 12:28:04 PM · #124
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by njsabs:

I have been recognized by three people, but also mistaken for an absolutely amazing photographer. That was/is such a nice surprise.


Umm, I've got news for you, you ARE an absolutely amazing photographer!!!


Yep...yes she is!
01/13/2010 12:35:13 PM · #125
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One great comment, one person found me, and the score is up and down.
There's a couple I think I know but I haven't decided whether to wager a guess if I'm not really sure. I definitely think the person who gets the most correct answers should pick the next challenge (or at least get a ribbon).
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