upuaut

upuaut

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Software Doctor
Has a website at https://reductron.500px.com/
Joined on Aug 23, 2003

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On photo mantis in the Aliens on Earth? challenge (1 comment in total)

"Excellent" ...

- Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo satellite antennas in the Landscape Photo with a Man Made Centre of Interest challenge (4 comments in total)

I love this capture. Excellent.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)

I'm suspending this rule: An entry with no critique with at least 3 up-votes will be disqualified.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

upuaut: Ah, lets' create a forum thread. JerryShots.. you want to do the honors?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1044

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)

Ah, lets' create a forum thread. JerryShots.. you want to do the honors?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:47 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

JerryShots: Dear upuaut.
I did not realize that you were the host for this challenge, when you asked for proposals (below) I really didn't make a serious response.
It would be better to eliminate shots right away and in any case before submission ended. That way competitors could have posted a 2nd effort and it would have provided guidance to other entrants. The way it was done, many people wasted their time providing thoughtful critiques to photos that (according to you) had no business even being in the challenge.
Some of us had chosen what they thought was THE BEST photo only to see that it had been yanked by you.
I think your challenge was not well thought out. I do not see where it says 'If I think the shot is a snap shot, I'll remove it'. I still see shots which are self ADMITTED jpegs straight off the camera and that is horrible in this light. Truly egregiously UNFAIR.
I think that CRITICS should have been given the option to say "Snap Shot" and if SIX voters agreed, then bounce the shot.

Thanks Jerryshots. The 'challenges' in thinking it out were many:

1. this hasn't been done before to the best of my knowledge - which means at best this is a discovery stage (2nd such challenge)

2. I do not always have the time or mental state to maintain the challenge (DQs, etc).

3. It is impossible to be equally objective all the time, in enforcing the rules. (what's a snapshot?, etc)

4. Given the inescapable disagreement on definitions (critique, likes), there was no way to think this through properly without creating a tight legal-document-like rules.

The idea, for what it's worth, is an experiment.

Which brings me back to the rules for this challenge: I had one option to be the sole judge of critiques, thence DQ uninspiring entries and/or those with no meaningful ciritiques. End result would have been 2 or 3 entries.

Or the other option: to let the community decide what constitutes a critique, and how useful it is (via the 'Like's). The end result so far is underwhelming.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)

.. great discuss here, that will be lost into a memory hole once the challenge is over. I'd recommend a forum thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 6th comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheManWhoWas: Just like to say I think the idea of this challenge is great and I'm really enjoying participating in it. But I must admit I haven't a clue what we are supposed to be voting on when the time comes - best worst photo?

You said: In this case, saying "Your shot is so orange!" constitutes a critique and if 5 people agree, it becomes a relevant critique?

A dilemma. Options to qualify a comment as a critique were either I single-handedly decide, or leave it to the community - via likes or up-votes. I didn't want it to be the former.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheManWhoWas: Just like to say I think the idea of this challenge is great and I'm really enjoying participating in it. But I must admit I haven't a clue what we are supposed to be voting on when the time comes - best worst photo?

Thanks. Your point No. 1 is the next modification. I'll consider point 3. Point 4 is basically voting per DP guidelines.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheManWhoWas: Just like to say I think the idea of this challenge is great and I'm really enjoying participating in it. But I must admit I haven't a clue what we are supposed to be voting on when the time comes - best worst photo?

What do you propose, Sir?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheManWhoWas: Just like to say I think the idea of this challenge is great and I'm really enjoying participating in it. But I must admit I haven't a clue what we are supposed to be voting on when the time comes - best worst photo?

Well JerryShots, I'm stupid and I like stupid ideas.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
In reply to:

JerryShots: It is cropped like a portrait shot yet the animal is not cooperating. This leaves a shot cropped rather tight yet not giving us the detail and the connection a portrait shot normally contains.
Many of the shots submitted for this challenge have been cropped so tight that the context, the story itself has been removed - Which is fine I guess, but then the subject has to carry the entire shot - Cropped so tight COMPOSITION evaporates and that's a huge loss in telling a story or showing us a human scaled story (the "why do we care?" aspect of the shot).
So being this close we'd expect to see the animal in full and fascinating detail - But that's not what you gave us - Facing away, a little dark in the ALL IMPORTANT mouth and eyes...Not enough "in our face" yet it is in our face.

I think the shot was in the story, because the action is unusual and the animal is not quite as present as we'd have liked to see - But you cropped or framed the story out of the shot, imo.

Great critique

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheManWhoWas: Just like to say I think the idea of this challenge is great and I'm really enjoying participating in it. But I must admit I haven't a clue what we are supposed to be voting on when the time comes - best worst photo?

Per the usual guidelines of DP. I couldn't think of a way to tie the voting to the critiques. The main goal of the challenge was to get critiques. Hope this helps.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with a Man Made Centre of Interest (1 comment in total)

Limit too high.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 04:17 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 (60 comments in total)
In reply to:

ms18: How to see my challenge stats?

top row on any DP page, click your name ("ms18")

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On photo 2015 ND Wharf + Lake-81-Edit in the Original challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mond: So all other photographers are lazy, eh?

Absolutely, if 'all' (the world's) photographers lived close to this wharf.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On photo Smile Ilford FP4 in the My favourite Film challenge (30 comments in total)

As per Tasad's investigation, this was shot with a digital camera. Tsk tsk

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On photo Turntable at Durango, Colorado in the Retro: Turn table challenge (2 comments in total)

LOL. Ok.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Long Night in the Retro: Rotary Phone challenge (4 comments in total)

This was my pick. Captures the essence of the challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 05:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Post-Processing Salvation - # 3 (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Schroedingers_cat: "Original has to be 'disappointing." Finally, a challenge for which I have a lot of ammunition. :)

I think I rather like the idea of limiting participation to people who have cast more than 500 votes. In checking my on statistics however I noticed something that might be of interest.

My statistics say I have not uploaded anything to my gallery since Sept 2011, which is clearly in error. Perhaps some of the other information is also in error.

I think the stats are correct. Took a brief look at your profile - did not find your cat, neither here, nor there.

Uploading an image to a challenge does not update your gallery's 'last upload' date.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
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