upuaut

upuaut

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

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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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
On carmel-mission in the Processing Techniques: HDR challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

mike schm: I don't get the .5 & 1s! This was a 5 in my voting. The multiple overlays and post processing really made this picture come alive. Great job!!!

Thank you Mike.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 05:09 UTC
On Extremely thin Depth of Field challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

maxola67: Many local pics should be disqualified as irrelevant!

You look familiar!
Did you recently put out a new album? :)
Which do you think should be disqualified?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 07:24 UTC
On Venetian Hotel By The Beach in the Night HDR challenge (2 comments in total)

Hello BuzzLightyear,
please add a note stating the software used to produce the HDR. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Aperture 2.8 or Larger + 50mm focal length challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: UhBre: I think your "135-mm-equivalent" is a typo. Don't you mean: "35mm equivalent"?

UhBre, you are correct. I should have stated '35mm film format'. Seems this is confusing to those who only worked with digital format.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Aperture 2.8 or Larger + 50mm focal length challenge (11 comments in total)
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anisah: There are 4 entries as I write this. The description of the aperture is clearly (!) confusing. There is one entry at f1.8, one at f2.2, one at f4 and another with no aperture whatsoever. It would help potential entrants to know just what is acceptable, please could you clarify and give some examples.

"with an aperture of 2.8 or larger (numerically smaller than 2.8)"

f1.8 and f2.2 are numerically smaller (physically, the hole the light passes through is larger) (edit: hence acceptable)

f4 is against the rule

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Night HDR challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: Would anytime after sundown be considered "night"?

Anytime 40 minutes or more after sunset would be considered night for this challenge (past the blue hour, approximately)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On pakkasvirta in the Ice, Snow & Everything Frosty challenge (4 comments in total)

Exquisite. Beautiful image. Congrats

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On Done With Mirrors challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

tko: I would like a better definition of mirror. Buildings can have a mirrored surface. Mirrors can be glued to walls, cover entire surfaces. Technically, a mirror is a reflective surface. Perhaps a glass reflective surface.

Does the mirror have to be framed then?

I've simplified the theme. Any reflective surface is acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
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