christian jacob

christian jacob

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On photo water landing in the Movement - Objects challenge (18 comments in total)
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mjdundee: Super Idee - klasse gemacht! Gratuliere.

Danke! Ich hab halt viele Bilder gesehen, bei denen Zitronen u.ä. ins Wasser geschmissen wurden, und wollte das auch mal ausprobieren, ohne genau dasselbe zu machen/die gleichen Objekte reinzuwerfen -- das Spielzeugflugzeug hab ich zufällig gesehen, weil ich nach einem kleinen Plastikhai o.ä. in der Spiezlzeugabteilung gesucht hab.
Mir kam's dann zu Gute, dass das Flugzeug unter Wasser ein bisschen "fliegt", also einen Bogen macht, wenn man es schief hinein wirft. Zumindest ein klein bisschen merkt man's im fertigen Bild (hätte ein paar zehntel Sekunden später auslösen sollen, aber bei den Versuchen, wo mir das gelang, ist die Wasserfontäne kaum noch da)
Und wer das jetzt mit Google übersetzt hat und halbwegs versteht, was rauskommt -- Gratulation! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 23:10 UTC
On photo water landing in the Movement - Objects challenge (18 comments in total)
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pen araneae: Great idea and execution. Congratulations.

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 09:22 UTC
On photo water landing in the Movement - Objects challenge (18 comments in total)
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grayowl: Sorry, I didn't read the note before I wrote my previous comment.

No offense taken!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 09:22 UTC
On Challenge:7899 (3 comments in total)

"Processing rules: nil"
Do you mean no processing, or no rules concerning processing?
I guess your sample entries mean the later, just want to be sure.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 23:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On Challenge:7339 (6 comments in total)

The host usually changes the limit during the week, sometimes in more then 1 step, up to max 100.
The reason (I think) is that this challenge often fills up fast, even with a limit of 100 entries (any more, and there will be some comments bemoaning it...), and, this being a worldwide challenge, this penalizes would be entrants in some timezones -- for me, the challenge starts at 1:00 am Saturday morning, meaning there's often half a day before I am able to upload an entry...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7339 (6 comments in total)
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Jorginho: 50 entries is clearly not enough...

The host usually changes the limit during the week, sometimes in more then 1 step, up to max 100.
The reason (I think) is that this challenge often fills up fast, even with a limit of 100 entries (any more, and there will be some comments bemoaning it...), and, this being a worldwide challenge, this penalizes would be entrants in some timezones -- for me, the challenge starts at 1:00 am Saturday morning, meaning there's often half a day before I am able to upload an entry...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On Challenge:7339 (6 comments in total)
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Jorginho: 50 entries is clearly not enough...

The host usually changes the limit during the week, sometimes in more then 1 step, up to max 100.
The reason (I think) is that this challenge often fills up fast, even with a limit of 100 entries (any more, and there will be some comments bemoaning it...), and, this being a worldwide challenge, this penalizes would be entrants in some timezones -- for me, the challenge starts at 1:00 am Saturday morning, meaning there's often half a day before I am able to upload an entry...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On Challenge:7339 (6 comments in total)
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Jorginho: 50 entries is clearly not enough...

The host usually changes the limit during the week, sometimes in more then 1 step, up to max 100.
The reason (I think) is that this challenge often fills up fast, even with a limit of 100 entries (any more, and there will be some comments bemoaning it...), and, this being a worldwide challenge, this penalizes would be entrants in some timezones -- for me, the challenge starts at 1:00 am Saturday morning, meaning there's often half a day before I am able to upload an entry...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On Challenge:7339 (6 comments in total)
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Jorginho: 50 entries is clearly not enough...

The host usually changes the limit during the week, sometimes in more then 1 step, up to max 100.
The reason (I think) is that this challenge often fills up fast, even with a limit of 100 entries (any more, and there will be some comments bemoaning it...), and, this being a worldwide challenge, this penalizes would be entrants in some timezones -- for me, the challenge starts at 1:00 am Saturday morning, meaning there's often half a day before I am able to upload an entry...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On photo softfocus in christian jacob's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

"thank" you dpreview photo "processing" for ruining the picture...
It was perfectly fine before the upload (the softness was intentional), now the bottom looks like a cheap 80's video effect...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 20:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7526 (42 comments in total)

Bwah, humbug.
Evolution is a far more elegant and difficult ( = > needing way more intelligence) way to create things than the drudgery of designing an everchanging array of different parasites and bugs (there are far more of them as of the pretty, pretty flowers, you know?), every single kind for itself.

Those proponents of ID just want to drag down God's intelligence down to their level of understanding, a rather insulting believe, if you think about it.
(great, now bible thumpers and extreme atheists will be angry...)

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 15:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On photo gleise in the Railways challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you!
And all that with a very cheap lens...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Going to night in the Railways challenge (3 comments in total)

This was my favourite, very dreamlike.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7198 (5 comments in total)
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CG33: As per the "sample", the challenge is not about "macro photography", it is about close ups.

Only one, maybe two of the not withdrawn entries I would classify as a macro, some are not even close ups imo.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 08:27 UTC

There seems to be much, well, let's call it negative emotions over samsung daring to enter the system camera market while one favourite and/or owned brand is also there competing...
Why is there such a strong emotional investment in a brand? There are more mature thing to derive self-worth off...

A point in favour of the NX line are the 16mm and especially the 30mm pancakes, which, for me, make it a better complement to my dslr than the other brands.
But then I am not everyone (and let's all be grateful for that), so it's good, not at least when it comes to innovation and prices, that there are other brands.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 08:39 UTC as 25th comment
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eivissa1: More on less on par with the panasonic LX5, regarding photo quality. So why bother buying this thing?

yeah, because competition and diversity is bad.
If there's one model, nobody else should ever bring out a similar one...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 08:28 UTC
On photo warp3 in the Play it again NOT top 10 challenge (2 comments in total)
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boar: That series of 1 demonstrates that this site it's full of ignorant people!
How can be assigned such a low vote when there isn't a specific thematic!?
I'm very sorry for you dear friend.
However it's a fantastic entry for me! :)

Thank you, but photos like this seem to trigger "this isn't photography" in many, so I don't expect to win in, uh, non-specific challenges like this with them.
Furthermore, place 10 in this challenge is something special, too ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 22:34 UTC

Well, the Instagramm filter stuff won't be interesting for more than 5 minutes, making it just a party gag, but there are serious applications for this "augmented reality" stuff, like integrating it with google or an combined ocr and translation program -- translating chinese into your language on the fly (well, in 10 years or so...) for example.
OTOH, our corporate overlords will then know at what we're looking at for how long, every good thing has bad side to it...
(at least Google and I guess some still unknown startups are already working at this)

Still, as a child I was reading science fiction, now i'm living it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 21:05 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:7086 (6 comments in total)

The challenge is now full, but there are some entries that don't follow all the rules (b/w or sepia, or the naming rules)
Examples:
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=643821
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=644187

It would be good to dq them before the submission phase ends, to enable others to enter.

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 13:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo meshlatex_5019 in the Latex challenge (9 comments in total)
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Mostly Lurking: It's easy to see why this one was voted into 1st place, and it has NOTHING to do with photographic or atistic ability. That this photo is not a nude is debatable. I don't know the photographer, and if this 'non-nude' is representative of his or her thinking, then I'm sure we'd disagree on many subjects.

If that's a nude for you, you are looking too close...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:39 UTC
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