These kinds of deviations don't deserve DDs because there's nothing to this piece but the models attractiveness. These kinds of pictures are just stock, look like they belong in a stock pile. There's nothing special about this picture. Models like missmosh and Ophelia Overdose deviations are more DD worthy. They portray costumes, make-up and scenes very well. Sometimes they do beauty shots, but their beauty also with a theme goes a long way. No, I am not going to waste my time filling out one those forms about this DD not deserving that title, because I have spent enough time typing this to get my point across.
You could argue the same point about landscapes too - there's nothing more to the photo than the beauty of the sky and trees and rocks or whatever - are those equally undeserving of DDs? People like this photograph because it shows a small moment, perhaps that the model wasn't exactly posing for, and the photographer captured it well. It's not like the photographer just takes random photos willy-nilly. This photo is nice because of the composition and lighting as well, and also the angle at which the shot was taken. The lines in it are very beautiful - the angle of the model's hair and how it frames her face creates a nice focal point in the image, as well as the intensity of her eyes. It's as much a credit to her doing a good job as a model - an art form in itself - as it is to the photographer for snapping the image. It's a very nice image that causes a response in a LOT of people. That should be enough for a DD, even if not everyone agrees.
Your last sentence should give you enough reason as to why I said why it doesn't deserve one. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion. My opinion isn't being voiced for it to be changed.
This isn't directly related to your comment, but I found it funny that no one said anything about race. I guess it's because the model is white. The racial discrimination is astounding on this site. Everyone wants to question why a deviation with a Black model is even considered let alone granted a DD. When I singled in on two choice comments on a particular deviation that were either racist and questioning it being DD worthy, everyone was up in arms defending those two comments, but when I question why this one doesn't deserve one you're going to compare this model to landscape? LOL. I said what I needed to say and that's it.
Not in this situation because I didn't want it to be about race. I wanted it to be about is it even good enough to be a DD, but race does play a factor believe it or not. If this was a Black model I guarantee someone would say something about her race or wonder why it got a DD based on the models race. I'm up in arms because I see a trend of supposed intellectuals here who can't see the bigger picture.
An artist on here has already confessed that her work with Black models does less well on this site. Everyone needs to stop acting like this model is so incredibly attractive when in reality she's an attractive WHITE woman without wearing any make-up. There are plenty of attractive, Black models without wearing make-up that don't get recognition because they're Black. A sad world we live in when people who act like race doesn't matter or that racism doesn't exist are the ones who are not affected by race EVER.
That's fair, I see your point. I don't know that it applies here in its entirety, but you can't fault people for liking an image simply because the model is white. Granted, it's not the most incredible image I've seen, and perhaps it doesn't deserve a DD, I was just bothered that you seemed to blame that on the skills of the photographer or the attractiveness of the model when really it's the viewers who decide DD's in conjunction with staff members.
It seemed to me that you were attacking the photographer for this becoming a DD, but I see now that you were more frustrated with the viewers, which is fair. However, it was something proposed and accepted, and that just something you'll have to deal with. Someone will always be dissatisfied when it comes to DD's, and that's unfortunate but it can't be avoided.
I agree with you that race tends to play an underlying role (and sometimes, sadly, not so underlying) in deciding people's preferences because of images. I urge you, however, to combat this by providing your own racially diverse images and so contribute to the diversity of this site, rather than expressing your frustration in comments. If more people do that, there's a higher chance of some day people looking at images showcasing people of all races equally.
Thank your for engaging this matter with a civil conversation rather than the usual comment wars I see on here. It was refreshing.
What a great picture! I like how the camera is only set on her and how the light is shining on one side of her (It brings out her hair colour). Her hair could be a bit not as messy, but oh well. I love how it looks like she's slightly sqinting (I can't spell XD) from the sun.