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03/31/2010 06:37:52 AM · #26
Good start:

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03/31/2010 07:24:52 AM · #27
My experience with the voting around here is that a lot of people give grades like 1, 2 and 3's. I REALLY don't understand this.. If I look at a picture, and I don't like it, I wouldn't give it a 1 just because I don't like it... I think everyone who tries their best (mostly you can see this in the picture) deserves a 6 or so. The grading system goes till 10, so why not use this grades fairly..

I still post because I like to have a weekly kind of assignment.. If I wasn't looking for this assignment I would be long gone... I know my pics are not the best, but I try, and I enjoy it... I don't think that they deserve 1's.

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03/31/2010 07:26:48 AM · #28
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I can't even believe this. Doesn't anyone here have an imagination?
Does every entrance have to have a door? That's the only explanation there could possibly be for scoring this low.
I have learned to pretty much not care about my scores but this is ridiculous.
03/31/2010 08:44:35 AM · #29
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Does every entrance have to have a door? That's the only explanation there could possibly be for scoring this low.

I might be in the same situation. I thought my entry for last weeks challenge was quite mediocre and instead it did fairly well. This one I thought was pretty darn good and it looks like it's going to struggle. My mind reading skills are on the fritz perhaps.

Votes: 20
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Avg Vote: 4.8500
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03/31/2010 08:48:33 AM · #30
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:


Does every entrance have to have a door? That's the only explanation there could possibly be for scoring this low.

I might be in the same situation. I thought my entry for last weeks challenge was quite mediocre and instead it did fairly well. This one I thought was pretty darn good and it looks like it's going to struggle. My mind reading skills are on the fritz perhaps.

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I'm thinking of pulling my free study entry...
03/31/2010 08:50:51 AM · #31
Originally posted by PennyStreet:



I'm thinking of pulling my free study entry...


Why? I YOU like the shot, why should you pull out..
03/31/2010 08:55:14 AM · #32
I think my entry clearly shows an entrance so apparently it just sucks.
03/31/2010 09:26:09 AM · #33
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

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I can't even believe this. Doesn't anyone here have an imagination?
Does every entrance have to have a door? That's the only explanation there could possibly be for scoring this low.
I have learned to pretty much not care about my scores but this is ridiculous.


Oh, i wouldn't be too surprised Penny. It's been shown time and time again that a large majority of voters on DPC are pretty unsophisticated when it comes to understanding and decoding visual language. What is taught and understood in colleges and universities around the world is beyond the scope of many here, it seems, who have trouble with anything that isn't literal or shiny. Give them a visual metaphor to look at and they run around like headless chickens and scream DNMC. There seems to be a severe lack of lateral thinking on this site. Still, it's the nature of the beast and i don't think there is any point getting too upset by it.

Anyway, no doors or door handles in my shot...

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...there's a surprise! I actually love photos of doors and entranceways anyway and there are some great ones in the challenge. I did take one but this other shot came up and i couldn't resist.
03/31/2010 09:33:30 AM · #34
: Entrance II (Mar. 24th 2010 - Mar. 30th 2010)
Rules: Basic Editing
Submissions: 115
Voting Deadline: Apr. 6th 2010
Details: Photograph an entrance!
Stats: You have rated 114 of 114 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.2807.

I found a lot of technically good shots, but not very many were exciting enough to move above a 5. My distribution is pretty much a lot of 4s,5s, and 6s with some outliers, I'm afraid.
03/31/2010 09:46:52 AM · #35
Originally posted by northebound:

I found a lot of technically good shots, but not very many were exciting enough to move above a 5. My distribution is pretty much a lot of 4s,5s, and 6s with some outliers, I'm afraid.

Any chance of some of us getting explanatory comments to go with the mediocre votes? The feedback is very much appreciated.
03/31/2010 09:53:08 AM · #36
Working on it...

It's not like everyone's providing feedback for other challenges, anyway. Besides - rules of the site basically say that you only really need to give comments on the photos <3.

Still, for you, I'll comment away throughout the week - I do adjust photos as the week goes.
03/31/2010 09:56:54 AM · #37
Originally posted by northebound:

Besides - rules of the site basically say that you only really need to give comments on the photos <3.

Well, it's really just a suggestion, not a rule, but most of us do appreciate some feedback about why our "masterpieces" are bombing. Thanks for the effort.
03/31/2010 10:13:52 AM · #38
Woo-hoo, dead mediocre after only 25 votes!

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03/31/2010 10:20:31 AM · #39
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Woo-hoo, dead mediocre after only 25 votes!

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Hard fight !
The ribbon near 5.8 ? :D
03/31/2010 10:27:24 AM · #40
I really think that unless you have amazing colors - there's no chance for you in any challenge. Maybe there will be hope for technically accurate photos in Black on Black.

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I was at 5.0 until the last vote... which had to be a 1, 2, or 3.
03/31/2010 11:19:42 AM · #41
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Woo-hoo, dead mediocre after only 25 votes!

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Right there with you

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03/31/2010 11:27:25 AM · #42
Originally posted by northebound:

I really think that unless you have amazing colors - there's no chance for you in any challenge. Maybe there will be hope for technically accurate photos in Black on Black.

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I was at 5.0 until the last vote... which had to be a 1, 2, or 3.


It was a 4 :P
03/31/2010 11:34:28 AM · #43
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Your guess is as good as any. The votes so far: 6, 8, 4, 1. What will be next in this series?

The next two votes totaled 12 - I don't know the split. But it has been downhill from there:

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The comment was very nice from an excellent photographer with many ribbons.

Message edited by author 2010-03-31 11:36:53.
03/31/2010 11:44:17 AM · #44
I quit
03/31/2010 11:47:38 AM · #45
Voting is slow. One comment from an honest person who dislikes my treatment of the image. One thing this place proves is that you can't please everyone.
03/31/2010 11:50:13 AM · #46
Originally posted by CoreyFitz:

I quit

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03/31/2010 11:56:54 AM · #47
23 votes, 3.9, 1 comment that didn't explain the low score at all. On a shot I was sure was going to beat my best score.

I'm done. I quit.
03/31/2010 12:02:15 PM · #48
Originally posted by CoreyFitz:

23 votes, 3.9, 1 comment that didn't explain the low score at all. On a shot I was sure was going to beat my best score.

I'm done. I quit.


I think the voting trend is just low for this challenge. Don't give up!!
03/31/2010 12:05:01 PM · #49
Originally posted by Molly:

Originally posted by CoreyFitz:

23 votes, 3.9, 1 comment that didn't explain the low score at all. On a shot I was sure was going to beat my best score.

I'm done. I quit.


I think the voting trend is just low for this challenge. Don't give up!!


Also, people often tend to leave comments until the end of the week. I certainly do.
03/31/2010 12:39:55 PM · #50
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Pretty good!!

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