Well that was a waste of time...

Started Mar 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Yellow Boy
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Well that was a waste of time...
Mar 11, 2012

The C Food challenge was the first I ever really entered on DP Review and I definitely won't be bothering again. Prior to the results I thought that the complaints about vote rigging on this forum were all just a bit precious or bitter, but OH MY GOD!

I don't think it arrogant to state that my photo was perfectly exposed, pin sharp and an original take on the theme. Yet 60% of the people that voted on it considered it worthy of 3 stars or less! Now the first place photo was fantastic and in my opinion a more than worthy winner (I gave it 4.5 stars) and in addition, there were a couple of other photos that maybe weren't to my taste but I could tell would be popular. But a 2.9 average and 7th place for my photo? Seriously? I guess I should ashamedly return the money to my customers who bought prints of it...

On the other hand, maybe I should just be flattered that some petty individuals saw my image as a serious enough threat to their Pyrrhic victory, such that they felt it necessary to vote it down. Either way, I'll not bother entering competitions on here again.

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