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 2015 ND Wharf + Lake-81-Edit in the Original challenge (3 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 (24 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
On photo spirit tribe in the Post-Processing Salvation - # 3 challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

evo82: the after PP photo looks extremely oversaturated after uploading to DPr, sorry about that

You can withdraw, reprocess, and resubmit.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
On photo Blues033016-088s in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture challenge (7 comments in total)

Using a shallower, or shallowest, depth of field would've kept our attention on the planes. As shot, the far trees and asphalt distract with their neither sharp nor out of focus rendition. The image is tilted, maybe intentionally, but it doesn't work for me. I'd rather use the horizon to orient myself, and enjoy the slightly titled planes. As is, there is no reference to ground my eyes. A lower point of view closer to the ground might have mitigated few of the above points and given a more dramatic view. Finally, an even tighter crop with focus on the exhausts would have add a punch to it.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 22:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Urban Journey in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

rexreade: I would agree with the comment below. I would add the spacing between the building and nearest street light is not visual pleasing either (for me anyways). I think with a tripod and long exposure this would be a great shot or even a different perspective i.e. crouch down low

Post haste, yes

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On photo Urban Journey in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

rexreade: I would agree with the comment below. I would add the spacing between the building and nearest street light is not visual pleasing either (for me anyways). I think with a tripod and long exposure this would be a great shot or even a different perspective i.e. crouch down low

The post could be removed with PP.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On challenge Retro: Rotary Phone (1 comment in total)

I will forgo the votes cast limit in this challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Inthishope: It's the vote cast limit.

Seems I set it too high. Will lower it in future iterations

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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upuaut: Shadows are way overblown in PP. Highlights are way overblown in PP. noise due to high ISO could have been simply reduced or removed. The star burst effect, alone, kills the photo, regardless of other defects. Overall, it appears very artificial.

I do not have interest in astrophotography. I don't have your special skills. Sorry, you can't learn from me in this area. But I'm glad my critique got to you. The point.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 23:21 UTC

Shadows are way overblown in PP. Highlights are way overblown in PP. noise due to high ISO could have been simply reduced or removed. The star burst effect, alone, kills the photo, regardless of other defects. Overall, it appears very artificial.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On challenge Post-Processing Salvation - # 2 (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tristan Jones: Teach me to not RTFM. Oh well, good luck!

I encourage all entrants to Read The FAQ 'n Manual ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On photo Sculpted by wind in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture challenge (15 comments in total)

In my experience, it is almost impossible to get a pleasant picture in harsh midday, or thereabouts, light. This picture suffers in that area. Also, the main subject - tree - and the background are disjointed: there is no flow for the eye. Parts of the tree in the shade appear dark - almost black. Composition: the tree is smack in the middle.. feels like it's blocking the view. PP: seems there is none to make it better!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 04:37 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Lake Nevin at Bernheim in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture challenge (9 comments in total)

What I do not like: the composition. It is too busy: too much foreground and too little of the interesting part (distant tress and reflection). Overall, it doesn't lead the viewer to a resting point. Using the thirds rule might have helped. I would have zoomed in and had the water as the foreground. The colors: too saturated; green hue looks unnatural, so does blue, or together (green/blue) are just not clicking. I'd adjust overall hue, and maybe temperature, or both.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 5th comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture (9 comments in total)

Just to clarify, the intent of the challenge is to submit a photo that you're really, really proud of; that demonstrates both your photo skills, and post processing skills.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge What Do You Not Like About This Picture (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: This is a fantastic challenge but good luck with getting comments that are worthwhile as opposed to this photo is garbage or it makes me want to throw up. I am a total novice photographer (I've never taken a photo that couldn't be improved) but I'll participate anyhow as I like this challenge, it goes to the heart of the challenges, folks trying to improve. I am certain there will be those that will howl that only the experts should give their opinions, but I'm fine with that criticism. Thanks for being innovative.

Thank you T Bird.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
On challenge Post-Processing Salvation - # 2 (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

aramgrg: Sorry but my entry was disqualified because of this
"Your challenge stats show that you have more than 2000 'votes cast'"
What is this?

Your challenge stats are under your profile. 'votes cast' is the total number of votes you have cast in different challenges. It is a reflection of your engagement in voting in challenges.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
On challenge ND, or not too ND? (6 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I'm disappointed that you're the only one who has submitted so far, but yours is a nice entry. This is one of those tricks I thought people would really appreciate, but maybe not so much? ;-)

It is actually a neat trick I've been wanting to try for a while, but had no time to catch the challenge before closing.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 03:53 UTC
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