gsum: "rare meteorological event" -
It's not rare and it's not meteorological. Couldn't be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.
3 colors of the moon: Black / Red / White; Red being blood on the moon
I have taken pictures of water droplets before but none as good as this. Good job.JAW
This darned thing should be in the Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio
That is the Black Bird SR-71. The fastest plane ever. It no longer flies, it just sits in museums like the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio. This one does not seem to be in Dayton.
Why do you think the shutter sound is fake? It has a mechanical shutter. Have you ever watched videos of a news conference with all of the big guns with FAKE shutter sound going off? It's not fake. It is real.
I like this image a lot. Looks sort of like the Twilight Zone.
wansai: Who is to say the eyes can't be a certain location. Picasso would certainly have words with anyone demanding such.
Are they a good starting point for beginners? Sure they are- if you're just learning & your viewer is equally as uninitiated. But these basics have poisoned the well even among experienced creatives. People become strict adherents to these limitations & work blindly by these artificial bounds.
I reframe in photoshop and more often than not, I find placing them in the 3rds rule makes them really flat & cookie cutter. I'll shift it around until it feels & looks right to me. I have a background in fine arts and design so dumping rules comes easy because my idea comes first. For others, it cripples their mind even if their skill is there. It's rules like these that make it diificult for creatives to understand something like Asymmetry.
Ultimately, It's your story, not someone elses' and not some artificial guide!
I think this photograph is absolutely arresting weather it follows or breaks rules. For one thing, it brought up a bunch of questions such as what the cloth is and is it all cloth, and how much is PP. This is a piece of art I could live with.
I try to follow the rule of thirds in PP. I showed my wife a shoot I did of a friends high school senior. She complained that he was not centered in some of the shots. I said that it was intentional, rule of thirds and all that. She did not agree. Oh well.
My favorite insect the praying mantis. Very good shot. Wow, you took it in march so he was just a little guy, and I mean little. When I was just a little guy I collected a caccone and put it and the stick it was attached to on top of the fridge. Its warm up there so they hatched and we had hundreds of these little insects in the house. Wonderful! They are tiny in march so I give it to you for finding out how to find and take a photo of one.JAW
morey000: Interesting. None of them have had children. not one.
Interesting. How can you tell?
this should have been #2, not #8
Did you throw the water at the lemon or vise versa? Either way, it is one of those; "what is going on here" things. Very good job.JAW
I like this picture
Focus point is off. Toe of left shoe not in focus
I think this image is great. Probably should not have won the challenge, but still really interesting. (maybe enter it in another challenge that more properly describes its' feeling) I don't comment on these things often so please take this as a compliment.jaw
The G1X is not focused at the same point as the other cameras. if you go to the studio scene comparisons and go to the robot face. Just look at the default choices. The other 3 cameras have a line near bottom right going about 1/3 of the way up, slanted to the left, going through the blue rectangle and ending in the red. Where is it in the G1X shots? At no ISO is it visible. How do they set the focus point for these test shots? I'm even seeing a vertical line in the EOS 600D shot that doesn't show up on the other three. This is not a level playing field.
I showed my wife this picture and she asked if I had taken it. No was the reply. I do have many bird pictures but none as stunning as this and I can't figure out how the guy took it. King Fishers are very active and rather shy. I have maybe 3 shots of one out of the thousands of shots of other birds. They are just hard to capture. And as far as the capture (of the fish), accidents do happen. I have a photo of a seagull that captured a crawfish and neither looked too excited about their prospects; and a 5+ minute video of some poor shmuck great egret who couldn't figure out how to swallow the fish he had just grabbed. Young and dum. Incredible detail. How close were you and was this hand held?
I don't know about the IQ of this camera but the front LCD would have come in handy on my S100 a few days ago. I was at the Dayton art museum and there is this sculpture in front of the main entrance. I was trying to get as low to the ground as I could and shoot upwards. If I would have been armed with my G11 with its wonderful articulated display, the shot would have been easy. I didn't want to lay on the wet ground so I had to shoot it much higher than I wanted. It would be good for high shots also.
This has a real film noir feel to it. Great shot
I have seen lava tubes and glacial etchings but I have no idea what this is. Where can I find this place? Extremely beautiful use of Black and White BTW.
With a 135, how much did you have to crop? You didn't have a big gun. Very nice however.