Sincere thank you to the Still Life Winner
After thinking about it overnight I have concluded that the first place price winner in the "Still Life, Vase and a Single Flower"; has done more to point out the problems of 1/2 star voting, multiple identities and challenge hosts do not enforce the subject guidelines then all of the posts and threads about the cheaters and challenges.
They have successfully illustrated that with possible subjects that don't meet the guidelines, with multiple entries from the same person under different names, winning with an off subject picture that the challenges are not to be taken seriously, and loading the scoring with 1/2 star votes.
The challenges still make good inspiration if your creativity need a push, but as far as winning a DP Challenge being on your resume it isn't worth anything. For those that lost you where beaten eaten at the Boston Marathon by a guy on a bike.
I am going to be positive and say they designed this farce to improve the challenges and have provided the ultimate show of what the owners of DP Review want to repair if this part of the site is to have any value.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
|Sunflower Field by GrannyMeg|
from An impressionist piece
|Flag from Staten Island Ferry by wam7|
|SAND SCULPTURE by duskman|
from Landscape - Black and White #4