upuaut

upuaut

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

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On End to End Horizon challenge (4 comments in total)
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Dexter_1: Will you allow a stitched Panorama, still meeting the 1000 and 1600 pixel long edge limit?

Sure

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 07:29 UTC
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)
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Hithertoo: Righto buddy... You did say an image in black and white... Nowhere did you say anything about what it had to be OF. It might be helpful in the future to have some sort of objective in the description!

You're late to the party.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 01:51 UTC
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)
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Hithertoo: Righto buddy... You did say an image in black and white... Nowhere did you say anything about what it had to be OF. It might be helpful in the future to have some sort of objective in the description!

"Submit an image that captures the trance / ritual of having coffee"

Information content:
(0) Submit an image that captures: pretty much the objective of every challenge.
OF: (1) the trance / ritual (2) of having (3) coffee

(1): Look up any dictionary's definition - would do for this challenge.
(2): Implies a person, given entities that can experience trance, or have the consciousness to understand 'ritual'
(3): object.

clear enough I'd think.

If you submit a convincing image of an animal (e.g. monkey, gorilla, dog, cat) in trance while having coffee, your image might just win for humor and creativity, provided I feel it complies with the theme.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:27 UTC
On End to End Horizon challenge (4 comments in total)
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John Spurs: If I have read the rules correctly then they seem to imply that only seascapes are eligible. Am I correct or am I missing something?

John Spurs

The easy answer is seascapes. Theme leaves it open to further creativity. Maybe ideas I haven't personally thought of. Those with such ideas can share their creativity here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)
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They call me Hans: My image was disqualified because there wasn't a person in the photo, yet not once in the description is it stated that a person is required to be in your submission.

I'd advise correcting this.

EDIT: Only after looking through the comments did I see that this particular rule didn't make it into the description. In that case, wouldn't it be easier to forgo said rule and allow submission without a human, rather than DQing every submission that doesn't?

-H

My response (no sarcasm):
I thought the keywords 'trance', 'ritual', 'candid', 'staged' would indicate a person has to be in the image. To me, a cup of coffee alone doesn't convey trance. I wouldn't think taking a picture of a cup could be staged (as in telling the cup 'chin up a bit more'), nor candid (the cup moved its handle, creating a nice shadow fallout. Click) ... etc

Once a challenge goes into submission phase, description and rules cannot be modified.

Submission phase is still open. You can still get in :). Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)
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ahrensjt: This is a distillation of everything sad about Challenges - a person hosting that describes the theme poorly, but has word after word after word about their power and discretion to DISQUALIFY you. Yes YOU!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely...

I'm discombobulated now. So does the host have the final word in disqualifications or not? Community disqualification caused an uproar and apparently not preferred. Which is it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)

It seems the implication that a person has to be in the image didn't get though. Please note: people have to be in the image. 'trance' of people, not cups of coffee. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 9th comment
On An Image challenge (17 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: This one is ridiculous. The title is "An Image," but the additional rules are where you finally explain the theme? I hope nobody enters to show you what a mess you've made.

Please DQ my comment.

I'll keep your comment for the likes. You've got 4. Heck, I'll like it. 5.
You can either clean the mess, or on your merry way you go away. Here is a towel.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On So sleepy... in the To fly challenge (3 comments in total)
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Yoko7: How was this done?

search for photography levitation tutorial

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Iran-Yazd in the An image challenge (10 comments in total)

This image was taken 7 months from now! Cool

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Still Life HDR challenge (13 comments in total)
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Mond: What a cock up. This challenge needs to be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. My entry (after two unsubstantiated DQs, lol) has been withdrawn. Host owes everyone an apology.

Good for you. Life goes on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Still Life HDR challenge (13 comments in total)

Ladies and gentlemen: there seems to be no consensus on a definition of still life. I initially DQ'd close to half the entries. I received lots of complaints.I found myself looking for justification on why one entry was DQ'd vs another that wasn't. I was almost compelled to look for a legal definition enforceable by the International Court of Justice. I doubt I would find such a definition. I've already spent few hours debating my course of action. I decided to reverse all of the disqualifications. Right after this challenge is the mother of all challenges. Enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Moonscape challenge (3 comments in total)

This is a ripe challenge for captures of the upcoming moon eclipse on April 4th. On the west coast of USA, the eclipse will be ongoing during the morning blue hour. The moon will be close to the horizon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 23:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Best Friends in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Clearly the lovely child is talking to the dog, while the dog is listening intently. Great capture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 06:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Playing goofball... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

LOL. This dog is photogenic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On ND, 2 challenge (6 comments in total)
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isl: Hi.

My entry was removed because "Entry's exposure must be 30 seconds or longer"

There seems to be some misunderstanding, the exposure was 30 sec.!

The Exif data on the photo can be seen here:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/82161059/photos/3169789/

isl,
the stats show 30 sec on the linked page, but shows 3 secs! on challenge page. They look identical. Image re-instated

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On Shoes challenge (7 comments in total)

worn or unworn? i.e, with a human attached to shoes, or not?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Death From Above in the Yellow Stone Wild Life challenge (15 comments in total)

Congratulations steveperry. Your entry won by a good margin.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 15th comment
On Rustic - HDR challenge (15 comments in total)
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ShKen: Hi all, I see that there is a vibrant debate regarding this theme definition. I do encourage people to look in various on-line dictionary in order to come up with a personal artistic interpretation of the term rustic. I also encourage voters to consider not only the technical and aesthetic aspects of the entry but also the interpretation suggested by the photographer. I'm going to DQ photos which are clearly cannot accepted as rustic.

This challenge will be a case study

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On Storm Picture in the Severe Weather challenge (16 comments in total)

Indeed a great picture. Congratulations, Jordie.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 5th comment
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