Conan - This challenge looks like a repeat of an existing challenge.
Interesting to see that people gravitated towards the photos with solid or traditional backdrops. A buddy and I are amateurs but do profile photos for people we work with. Lately we've moved away from the backdrop and do subject isolation with depth of field. Antuan, #14, is taken in a NYC office lobby with a plant in the background. #19, Susan, at a company picnic.
Are we ahead of our time or should we go back to the traditional backdrop?
The camera is fine for what I would use it for. I like that you can pop the back of this phone and change the battery and also use a MicroSD card.
babalu: Very "vanGoghest" . This was my favourite.
I also like "PhotoFunia". It's not so much of a photo editor (exposure, color, saturation, etc) but more of a photo filter app with a lot of fun framing potential. I'll access the photos on my home machine using my Microsoft Surface RT just to use PhotoFunia.
Ben O Connor: wondering if its possible to use Windows Image Compositor Editor. (Windows ICE) .. any knowladge on that members ?
I'm a big fan of Microsoft ICE as well though it hasn't been updated since 2011. However, it's only for the full version of Windows. So it will not run on a Windows RT device. Nokia, which is in the final process of the Microsoft acquisition, has panorama stitching apps for their phones. Hopefully the talents of both Microsoft Research and Nokia's developers can be combined and we get something new and better.
Finally! Now I'll start using it.
Might want to fix up this statement:
"Like Microsoft's Surface devices, Nokia's Lumia 2520 will exclusively run Windows Phone 8."
Actually the 2520 will run on Windows RT 8 which is different from Windows Phone 8. Though the common interface is an advantage for those with multiple devices.
I hope both formats are maintained for a while to see which is more interesting to the market.
I walk through Times Square all the time. I'm going to look for this guy!
maboleth: Photo is action packed, no doubt about that, but that little retouched triangle on the bottom right side kind of ruins it. I have nothing against removing and editing things that aren't needed, I do it myself all the time, but this looks like "hey, you removed the ramp/hill right there." Take a little more care with retouching and all will be good and believable. :)
I used the RAW for processing but here is the original OOC jpg. I was using center focus so I cropped a bit just to provide a more appealing composition.
Funny thing is I didn't remove anything from there! A bunch of the photos did have the inflatable landing spot and I thought maybe I cropped this one but I went back to the raw and there was nothing else there. I did crop so the bike and rider wound up in the upper third since I was using center focus.
The original raw also has the triangle shape clouds only larger as I cropped the bottom and the right side. The clouds were a bit overexposed so I toned them down but the weather that kept the balloons on the ground seemed to provide this artifact. I did notice it before posting and thought it odd but it's what was really there.
Thank you challenge voters. I am humbled.
The event was the Red Bull big air challenge at the NJ Balloon Festival in Readington, NJ.
Agree with all of it.
Fortunately I'm a Windows user. And a Windows Phone user. Skydrive is awesome!
absentaneous: seriously? #facepalm
I mean yes, it's stupid that you use a filter and you want to hide it for god knows what reason (because someone decided that's not that cool anymore and you are yet another sheep who needs to follow the shepherd?). but it's even more stupid to bother with such people and make lists of "cheaters" and what not. I mean who really cares?
but this is a good opportunity for smart people. use filters and then ad the #nofilter hashtag to all of them. this filter fakers blogs seems like a good way to gain some exposure for your pictures. I mean see? some even ended on this site.
And they said there are no jobs for young people in this economy...
Cideway: Hey Adobe how about Lightroom for Windows RT tablets?
As an aside, Datacolour how about an app for Windows RT as well.
Photoshop Express works on both Microsoft Surface RT and Windows 8. All Windows Store apps will run on both systems. Since the the Surface RT is based on a non-Intel processor, it's not possible to run standard Windows apps (ie Lightroom) on a Surface RT device. But yes, the more apps available for Surface RT the better.
Also, take a look at MSFT stock charts.
The Windows Phone GUI is great. I have the 8x at Verizon. Might have to see about wrangling an upgrade early.
Thanks! I'll be downloading the YouTube app on my Windows Surface!
MikeInNJ: Hmmmm. Didn't we just do this one?
OK. I see it's fixed now.