Chato

Chato

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On LILBLUEHeron497 in the WILD ANIMALS/BIRDS & THEIR REFLECTIONS challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

The Mick: It took you almost an hour to set up this shot, but from where I'm sitting, it was well worth the effort! Beautifully done!
Take care,
Mick

Well, an hour to set up lots of shots... :)

I had a lot of problems deciding which one to use. :)

Thanks for your kind remarks!

Dave

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 15:50 UTC
On LILBLUEHeron497 in the WILD ANIMALS/BIRDS & THEIR REFLECTIONS challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jack Cat: Great shot! Good luck.

This shot was the result of a large sum of money handed to the heron, as a bribe for him to pose.

Thanks for your kind remarks!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 02:21 UTC
On Fall in the Be Vegan, Make Peace challenge (2 comments in total)

I thought this was the best entry in this contest. A truly remarkable image.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 01:18 UTC as 2nd comment

How did this tack sharp, well composed and framed image get such a low score?

Dave

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2011 at 01:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On International Fleet Review in the Sailing ships challenge (5 comments in total)

Saffron_Blaze wrote:
> How did they manage to keep all the little modern fleas away from the tall ships? I tried to capture a similar shot as the parade of sail left Halifax harbour last year but there were so many pleasure craft dogging the big ships it was impossible.
>
> Well done...

He thoughtfully brought along a 75mm canon, which quickly cleared the seaway of visual obstructions.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2010 at 00:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On hats in the Window Shopping challenge (4 comments in total)

Steve Throndson wrote:
> Some humor in this one - I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing!

While I have no dispute with your comments on various entries, in the face of wide spread cheating, I find them inane.

Anyone who continues to participate in these challenges is particpating in a fiasco. I don't mean to be offensive to your obviously well intentioned comments, but they leave me cold.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2010 at 02:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sleepy Marriott Resort in the > The tale of a long exposure challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a funny situation. Not a bad shot, although not worth a 5.0, this bipid, managed to award itself thirteen 5.0's. Meanwhile the OTHER cheaters, (in the cheater vs cheater Challenges) voted six .5's and six 1.0's.

Almost funny, if it wasn't so damn *disgusting.*

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2010 at 01:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On LEE'S PEAS in the Window Shopping challenge (6 comments in total)

ParomaGhosh wrote:
> This is the real winner of the challenge!

It's a good shot, not to my taste. And that's the problem when you have large scale cheating going on. It throws everything in doubt.

"Not to my taste" is on the one hand nonsense, and on the other, an example of how a shot that might very well be a legitimate winner gets washed by paranoia.

The Challenges have become a compitition of cheater against cheater, and shots like this one, which might be both legitimate AND a winner are defacto tarred with the same brush.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2010 at 00:53 UTC as 5th comment
On Homestead House in the Participation: The Two-Thousand Club challenge (6 comments in total)

DemiLion wrote:
> I thought that Grizzly Adams was more appropriate-
>
>
> apart from the slight lack of trees that is! :D

You're not dealing with just /anyone./ Last year I won for "Best Photographer of the Year" at PS 101. One little snot nosed kid had a competitive entry, but I'm /tough/ as well as being a great photographer, and after a few punches, the eight year old ran away. Punk....

So unless you guys are looking for trouble (and assuming your both under seventy pounds) don't mess with me OR my judgements!

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2010 at 17:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Homestead House in the Participation: The Two-Thousand Club challenge (6 comments in total)

Steve Throndson wrote:
> Thank you both for the comments. Much appreciated!
>
> Dave - I assume you mean /Ansel/ Adams and not his brother, Bernie? But seriously, I've seen real Ansel Adams prints in galleries, and this shot of mine isn't in that league - not even close. His prints sing with light. (but thanks anyway)

Look jerk.... :D

If I say it looks like Ansel Adams, it looks like Ansel Adams!!!!!!!

As for the point .5's you received, this is a "Family Site," and I cannot express the way I would wish to put my emotions on the question.... :(

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2010 at 15:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On Homestead House in the Participation: The Two-Thousand Club challenge (6 comments in total)

DemiLion wrote:
> By itself the house would be ordinary, but the clouds and light make this fantastic, and a good choice for B&W; but then you knew all that anyway! :D

This is a stunning photograph. While I hate to sound stupid, it really reminds me of some Adams shots. Fortunately four people thought it garbage and gave it a .5 score... :(

Being a pin head novice, I would have been dumb enough to award it a 4.5.

(maybe a 5.0)

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2010 at 01:38 UTC as 5th comment
On Last Rays in the Low Light: Wild Animals challenge (5 comments in total)

Chato wrote:
>
> sef3rd wrote:
> > This really isn't a sillouette if you take a close look. You can make out the heron's eyes and other details. If a fill-in flash was used it may make it more interesting but it is still a neat photo.
>
> If you actually look at the large size, you will find that there's enough noise to open a band. Aside from being a bit out of focus, there's a weird black border around the image.
>
> Not a bad shot, I would have rated it a 2.5, maybe a 3.0. here were Many shots much better than this one.

Retract this last statement below...
> Personally, I think the organised cheaters screwed up on this one. They were handing out so many .5's to really good shots, that they didn't bother to hand one to this.
>
> Dave
>

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2010 at 00:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Last Rays in the Low Light: Wild Animals challenge (5 comments in total)

sef3rd wrote:
> This really isn't a sillouette if you take a close look. You can make out the heron's eyes and other details. If a fill-in flash was used it may make it more interesting but it is still a neat photo.

If you actually look at the large size, you will find that there's enough noise to open a band. Aside from being a bit out of focus, there's a weird black border around the image.

Not a bad shot, I would have rated it a 2.5, maybe a 3.0.

There were Many shots much better than this one. Personally, I think the organised cheaters screwed up on this one. They were handing out so many .5's to really good shots, that they didn't bother to hand one to this.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2010 at 00:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On The Northern Lights in the Out Of The Darkness challenge (13 comments in total)

johannes johannesson wrote:
> To the question of color Yes they are real and I have many shoot from the same night and many shoot with Volcano eruption and Northern lights and the color are similar to this. The red light is the light from the city.
> As for the 3 post question yes I'm lazy here I not going to deny I so sorry to everyone here If I not replay and thank you all.
> Johannes

My apologies to you. I thought you didn't exist... :(

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2010 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
On The Northern Lights in the Out Of The Darkness challenge (13 comments in total)

akita inu wrote:
> ok. my congratulations for Johannes.

He's only made three posts in two years...

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 23:16 UTC as 5th comment
On Ponte della Madddelana, Borgo a Mozzano Italy in the Out Of The Darkness challenge (2 comments in total)

Mikevour wrote:
> in my opinion your picture has to be in 1st place .Realy very nice work.Well done.

This was one of a number of shots whose IQ was far better than the winner.

You bet, extemely well done.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Lower Antelope #8 in the Out Of The Darkness challenge (4 comments in total)

leifbaker wrote:
> I guess you should try reading the challenge rules next time, cry baby - "Fancy noise reduction, including techniques combining multiple images, is encouraged. Please mention any unusual processing."
> --
> www.leifbaker.net
> www.flickr.com/leifbaker

unusual, well composed composition. Well deserving of a top spot.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 16:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On Dancing at Dawn in the Low Light: Wild Animals challenge (3 comments in total)

Ed at Ridersite wrote:
> but, the challenge is about "Low Light." Also, "No silhouettes." This image was shot at f18, 1/1250 second at ISO-250. Hardly "low light."

"Out of darkness" challenge, this one didn't specify or give a definition to what is "low light." I too am sorry they didn't. But since such is the case, this certainly is an interesting take on a relatively rare opportunity. Better then the winner.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 15:03 UTC as 1st comment
On The Northern Lights in the Out Of The Darkness challenge (13 comments in total)

Since he's made three posts in the last two years, you're going to have to wait a bit for an answer.

A very good shot. Not as good as many of the others, but not bad. Breaks down at larger sizes.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 14:58 UTC as 10th comment
On Great Blue Heron fishing the tributary in the Low Light: Wild Animals challenge (1 comment in total)

Amazing clarity for that speed. But this shot is only twice as good as the shot that won.

Dave

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2010 at 01:12 UTC as 1st comment
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