rowanberry

rowanberry

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On Transportation Photography challenge (6 comments in total)
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rowanberry: I don't feel I can do justice to these pictures when there are so many of them to consider. Up to four entries per user is just too much - this is probably why a lot of similar images turn up. If someone is really keen, he or she will get a picture in in time when there's a limit of, say, 100 - 150. If you agree - or disagree - plese say so.

I acknowledge the validity of the points you make. I try to self-criticise when selecting which of my images to submit, though this does mean I lose the judgement by others of alternative images. Subsets? Well, there were a lot of pictures of cars; I am not too interested in cars, so I suppose I could have speeded up the process by giving anything other than an outstandingly good/bad effort the same number of points. I could show finer judgement on fewer pictures, however...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2011 at 16:48 UTC
On Transportation Photography challenge (6 comments in total)

I don't feel I can do justice to these pictures when there are so many of them to consider. Up to four entries per user is just too much - this is probably why a lot of similar images turn up. If someone is really keen, he or she will get a picture in in time when there's a limit of, say, 100 - 150. If you agree - or disagree - plese say so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On ChallengeEntry:489054 (1 comment in total)

I'd picked this picture as my favourite in this challenge when deciding on my votes and was surprised that it wasn't better placed in the final ranking. I would guess, judging by the type of comments on other photos elsewhere in these forums, that some may have marked it down because the exquisite alpine church is the main focal point rather than the highest mountain in Austria. OK, some of the other pictures do emphasise the terrible grandeur of great mountains, but - Robert Burns's words sum up my attitude towards these matters more than ever I could -
"Ask why god made the GEM so small
and why so huge the granite?
Because God meant mankind should set
That higher value on it"
Returning to mundane matters, I note that your picture was captured on a compact camera with a modest specification similar to the one I used for my effort in this challenge. This strengthens my belief that - much as I love my new Sony A55 - the photographer matters more than the tool he or she uses.
Sláinte!

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 14:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Grossglockner photo in Pat Curley's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I'd picked this picture as my favourite in this challenge when deciding on my votes and was surprised that it wasn't better placed in the final ranking. I would guess, judging by the type of comments on other photos elsewhere in these forums, that some may have marked it down because the exquisite alpine church is the main focal point rather than the highest mountain in Austria. OK, some of the other pictures do emphasise the terrible grandeur of great mountains, but - Robert Burns's words sum up my attitude towards these matters more than ever I could -
"Ask why god made the GEM so small
and why so huge the granite?
Because God meant mankind should set
That higher value on it"
Returning to mundane matters, I note that your picture was captured on a compact camera with a modest specification similar to the one I used for my effort in this challenge. This strengthens my belief that - much as I love my new Sony A55 - the photographer matters more than the tool he or she uses.
Sláinte!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 13:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Poseur challenge (1 comment in total)

"A Poseur is someone who tries to act like he/she is cooler than she really is (the term started with Punk/Goth groups)." ??
No it didn't. It's been used, with this meaning, in France since about 1840; It was adopted into English usage soon afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2011 at 16:46 UTC as 1st comment

I've a picture of two cows I'd like to submit; same breed (I think),but one white/brown, one white/black. I suppose that's ok?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 23:50 UTC as 2nd comment

As this was my first challenge attempt, I'd like to hear any comments on my entry - good, bad or indifferent. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 12:42 UTC as 1st comment
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