christian jacob

christian jacob

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On A Pink Floyd Composition - Portrayed by a Photo challenge (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 23:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On My best picture this week challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:45 UTC as 1st comment
On My best picture this week challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On My best picture this week challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On My best picture this week challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On My best picture this week challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
On softfocus photo 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

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...)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 15:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On 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 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 Roses : Macro photography challenge (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.

Direct link | 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 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 Shadows and Silhouettes in Nature challenge (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 13:38 UTC as 1st comment
On 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
On Corn challenge (10 comments in total)
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John Ball John: 30% of the pictures to not represent CORN !

They do. Your definition of corn is just exclusivly US-American.
In Great Britain corn stands for wheat.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 00:06 UTC
On Corn challenge (10 comments in total)
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chrime55: Hi, Zuph,
my pic of Rye was disqualified because it is no corn? In my opinion corn is a general term for every mode of grain, not only sweet corn. Perhaps I've got a wrong dictionary. Next time I'll be more careful, so you might be more exactly in your description. Greetings

Well, my copy of "Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary of Current English" Oxford University Press, Nineteenth Impression 1985 (which was a official textbook at school) has the following to say:
"corn: (..) 1 [U] (collective) (seed of) any of various grain plants, chiefly wheat, oats, rye and (esp. US) maize (...)"

So, while one can argue that the meaning of non-english words like the german "Korn" doesn't count, the meaning in british english is more or less wheat, calling maize corn is one of the great transatlantic differences.
(And trying to make beer out of the stuff is going too far...)

As dpreview was, up to last year afaik, a british website, one could argue that the photos depicting maize are wrong :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 00:03 UTC
On blazing corn in the Corn challenge (3 comments in total)
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John Ball John: Nice picture but this is not a corn field

If you are british, it is (or european, but only then most of us speak another language).
Corn is always the main crop, it is just in the USA (and perhaps Canada) that corn == maize.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:07 UTC
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