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Challenge: 160 Pixels (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2014


Place: 32 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.0625
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8627
Avg (non-participants): 6.2889
Views since voting: 432
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 96
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/25/2014 10:13:54 AM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

This is another one that I thought would do well in the voting...DUMB Voters!!!!

Thanks. I do believe there are 2 types of voters here. 1) The Knee-jerk type that hit the NEXT arrow and if they're not immediately impressed by vivid colors, extreme contrast, Windows Wallpaper scenary or a field of abstract blur they simply hit 4 or 5 and then NEXT again. 2) The thoughtful, "if I don't get it right away I'm willing to give it a chance and maybe even come back again" type.

Type one can likely care less what the category is and just wants to see impressive photography, and doesn't mind seeing a favorite take nearly identical photos of themselves challenge after challenge with only costume and lighting changing, or flower after flower after blasted flower. They could care less if something isn't really purple for a Purple challenge, as long as someone took the perfect night sky photo and MADE it purple. The photography has to have no merit other than a recognizable familiarity that they like. There are apparently a LOT of this type of voter on this forum, and it nearly drove me off, because I won't/can't play their likes and still enjoy what I'm shooting (and I can barely make it through voting on a challenge with any level of integrity because I KNOW who shot what, because it's almost just like what they shot last time, and the time before).

Thankfully, I've learned to just shoot for myself, and to appreciate with the OTHER type of voter chimes in. So thanks again for doing so, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ja-9, regardless of whether or not you like the shot.
08/25/2014 08:46:31 AM
This is another one that I thought would do well in the voting...DUMB Voters!!!!
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08/25/2014 08:22:36 AM
Thanks to those of you who recognized something different here. I have to say I was more than a little angry when this was sitting at 5.4-something after 2 days and 20 votes, so I appreciate those of you who got me over the 6.0 hump. Maybe if I'd flipped it so those who don't recognize what this is could at least read it? ;)

Next time I'll try and include a waterfall or lakeside sunset.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2014 02:26:29 PM
Very nice composition here - I enjoy the symmetry and the strong tonal range is good, too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2014 08:46:21 PM
Ha! I was horrible at using manual typewriters. Too hard to hit those keys. Not a technology I miss ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2014 06:55:40 PM
A great use of the format! Lots of cool details to explore with my eyes. 9!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2014 05:59:43 PM
I like the unusual viewpoint.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2014 10:49:28 AM
Interesting shot.. usually not seen around.. I like your choice on this
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08/22/2014 02:11:29 PM
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08/21/2014 02:38:39 PM
Ha! This would be wonderful for the top of a writer's blog page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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