upuaut

upuaut

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Software Doctor
Joined on Aug 23, 2003

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On light play in the Light challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: This was one of my favourites

Thank you, cjf2

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On Last Position challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

mdbinasif: How about voting. Are we going to vote for best of best photos :) ?

For the best image

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: Repeat challenge? No! Really? Anyways, for sure will be fun.

In response to wildbegonia, I see a couple of submissions with vivid colors that I'd interpret as zen-like. I think in the end it's a matter of perception; a big part of the fun in challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On Last Position challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

DENRAM: What is the voting criteria?

I presume that we are voting for what we consider to be the photo that deserved to be last in any competition ( in which case I will take my prize now ! ) or simply the best image from just these entries which were just unlucky in their original group.

Submission criterion: image that received the last position in a previous challenge.

Voting criterion: image you consider to be the best in this challenge

The point of the challenge is to demonstrate relativity :), unscientifically of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (10 comments in total)
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RuthC: Zen, in eye-catching rich vivid colours? Maybe that's a leftover reference to a recent challenge?

+3.14. I vote vivilicious

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
On Last Position challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

DENRAM: Has the entry got to be identical to the original challenge entry or is post original result additional processing allowed. For Example if the clarity and colours were improved over the previous entry (if possible) would this be permitted for entry?

I will allow improvements on the exact original image (no different cropping) that I believe are reasonable.

That's even more fun; you and we get to see your post processing skills evolve by comparing the original in the previous challenge with your submission here.

I will regretfully disqualify an entry if I suspect it is a different image. Enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
On Last Position challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

mdbinasif: Second last position allowed. If last positioned user has withdrawn his/her entry?

Sure :)
I'll allow submission of an image that got any of the 3 last non-withdrawn positions in a previous challenge

For example if the last 7 entries have been withdrawn from a challenge, you can submit your image from that challenge if it was the 8th, 9th, or 10th from last)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
On Mystical - Enchanted Valley in the Mystical challenge (32 comments in total)

Congrats cjf2. Excellent image.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:59 UTC as 18th comment
On Yosemite Valley lit by Moonlight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

Quite unique. I haven't seen this spot shot like this before. Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 19th comment
On Severin in the An open door challenge (1 comment in total)

I love it

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 06:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Bees in the Animal Congregation challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On P1210930 in the Animal Congregation challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Llama Locks in the Sense of Humor challenge (2 comments in total)

Hilarious. Good job on the editing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On Snowy Street in the Night HDR challenge (3 comments in total)

Cozily freezing. Freezingly Cozy. Makes one want to walk down the path, with a cup of hot chocolate. Excellent capture.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Night HDR challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

win13: Can you use only one photo and change the EV in the other two and then make the HDR?

Sorry for the late reply.
I meant the EV difference should be in-camera, in multiple frames

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Heaven-on-Earth in the 'How Green Was My Valley' challenge (13 comments in total)

Alaska?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Gone Now in the Ship wrecks challenge (2 comments in total)
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DigitalJan: How did you make water purple?

Many factors:
shot close to sunset time; short light wavelengths scatter the most. Sun was behind a hill (to the right of frame), so no direct rays. Sun made 90 degree angle with camera's POV. Water refracts shorter wavelengths more. Purple and neighbors became more visible. Used ND x1000 filter; exposure time pushed to 51 seconds. Sensor collected more short wavelength. That's my pseudo scientific understanding

In PP: modified hues toward shorter waves. Decreased temperature. Increased saturation/vividness.Thus amplifying the hints of what you see.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On IMG_6422 in the Autumn Leaves and water challenge (3 comments in total)

For a second, I felt I was falling up!
Great visual impact.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Candle lamp in the Candle Holders challenge (5 comments in total)

Well deserved win. Creative execution

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 5th comment
On -By The Sea- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (3 comments in total)
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poppyjk: "The total entry limit is now set at 55, might slightly increase the limit if this challenge is well received." An increase to 175 redefines 'slightly'.

The great response to the theme warrants a series of challenges. I'm still happy to participate with an entry, but just less likely to vote in this staggeringly large challenge with lots of worthy entries.

I second that, and would add: I personally would refrain from participating in a challenge with such a high limit. The chance of getting enough votes to warrant accurate weight is reduced. There is an algorithm behind image placement and vote weighing. With sparse votes (due to number of images), it becomes less meaningful. Just my 0.02

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
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