brick33308

brick33308

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On Beatles vs. Rolling Stones challenge (9 comments in total)

the winning photo is clearly processed, and even looks HDR. I don't enter challenges that prohibit PP because I think all images can benefit from some degree of PP. But it's odd that ForestGump imposed but didn't enforce that rule.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 1st comment
On At the rodeo in the The American Cowboy challenge (2 comments in total)

thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 1st comment
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brick33308: along the lines of my prior post: go ahead and tell me that the 2 posts, Me and Buddy and I love Yellow were not "photo doctored" and I'll respond that you don't know what you're talking about. They've obviously been blurred and masked to accentuate only the dog (looks like the same one) in both pictures. But I'm actually not criticizing the person who posted those shots. Instead I am criticizing the sponsor of this challenge with his vague, undefined prohibition against "photo doctoring".

it must be a cultural thing. In my country that isn't a rant, but a legitimate observation that you are using a term that has no definition. It's a shame that you duck the question rather than elucidate exactly what you want and don't want for your challenge. This kind of vagueness is why I would never submit an entry to one of your challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:02 UTC

along the lines of my prior post: go ahead and tell me that the 2 posts, Me and Buddy and I love Yellow were not "photo doctored" and I'll respond that you don't know what you're talking about. They've obviously been blurred and masked to accentuate only the dog (looks like the same one) in both pictures. But I'm actually not criticizing the person who posted those shots. Instead I am criticizing the sponsor of this challenge with his vague, undefined prohibition against "photo doctoring".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

I would love to know how the sponsor defines "photo doctoring" which he prohibits.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

thanks, I'm thinking tired of being homeless and living in the streets

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 1st comment
On almost up or down in the -Human : Postures- (BW Format) challenge (2 comments in total)

thanks very much!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 20:54 UTC as 1st comment
On inked and pierced in the My human body challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Plantation Tree in the Bare Trees challenge (2 comments in total)
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BlancheBarbe: Does that tree stands at the top of a hill ?

yes but a VERY small hill in an otherwise flat landscape.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:56 UTC

I've got nothing but praise and admiration for these images. So what if there's a large degree of post processing - at the end of the day it's all about implementing an artistic vision which Elena does masterfully, including all the non-post processing she does in terms of lighting, subject matter and composition. And for those who decry post processing as somehow a distortion of reality, they should really put down and run away from their digital cameras which also do a fine job of distorting reality with a wide open aperture especially on telephoto lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 82nd comment
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aftab: Remarkable jealousy shown here by those who will never be able to produce anything remotely close.

we see this kind of criticism of excellent photography time and time again on DPR, almost always by people who post few or no images of their own. These are also the self-proclaimed experts on post process who universally despite Photoshop and instead say that Lightroom is a much better program. The "experts" who say that the post process distorts reality fail to grasp that digital cameras by their very nature also distort reality. Whatever. Bottom line is these images are truly remarkable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
On _DSC7009 in the Grumpy Old Men challenge (9 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2010 at 20:52 UTC as 1st comment
On _DSC7009 in the Grumpy Old Men challenge (9 comments in total)

I just checked out your posts. overwhelmingly they're angry, condescending and ugly. you should have posted your own self portrait in this challenge - surely it without any post process would have trumped my entry in /Grumpy Old Men/. Perhays you should try avoiding these forums because they're obviously too distressing for you.
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Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On _DSC7009 in the Grumpy Old Men challenge (9 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2010 at 21:58 UTC as 6th comment
On Milo, Mutt of Mystery in the A dog portrait challenge (3 comments in total)

thanks! he weighs only 4 pounds but absolutely has me wrapped around his dew claw! http://brick.smugmug.com/Animals/Desi-and-Milo/1015990_f6daS#296425617_WuoDE

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2009 at 00:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Milo, Mutt of Mystery in the A dog portrait challenge (3 comments in total)

well, all 4 pounds of him is a real character! here are some shots with his brother, Desi.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2009 at 00:33 UTC as 2nd comment
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