Jeffrey Will

Jeffrey Will

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Has a website at www.bitglo.ws
Joined on Apr 21, 2012

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On 360 Panoramas challenge (4 comments in total)

I realize that polar panoramas were allowed for this challenge, but many of these entries are polar *and* mirrored, which means they aren't even close to 360 degrees- more like 180. You can see very clearly buildings and trees that are repeating and/or mirrored. It takes a great deal of effort to make a full 360 polar pano work, not to mention an actual stereographic projection of a spherical panorama(or non-pinched, as you wrote), so I don't think it's fair to all involved that these entries were not disqualified. I tried to help sort out which of these entries were clearly against the rules, but my flags were ignored and even allowed to take second place.

I see that this complaint may make me sound like a sore loser, but honestly, I care a lot more about the integrity of such challenges rather than receiving a virtual trophy. Anyone have these concerns or was it just me?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 00:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSC_0016 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Love when you guys use Cap Hill for your test images- my hood!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 06:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Danish Museum in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

This is such a great subject for a super wide pano like this- I really like the shape the interior takes on. Unfortunately there are serious issues with motion blur and/or focus. Otherwise, it's would be quite neat to see this blown up on a wall somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 06:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Cliff Lookout Planet in the 360 Panoramas challenge (5 comments in total)

Very good- these are difficult to achieve with a human subject so close to the camera without any errors. You wisely solved this problem with that 10-17 to capture your friend in one frame, I am assuming.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:52 UTC as 5th comment
On Freiger in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

Gorgeous scenery, but I feel you lost too much of your shadows in post processing- it ends up looking a little washed out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:43 UTC as 1st comment
On My Own World in the 360 Panoramas challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice projection- And I actually really like the red lens flare for this image.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Gwalior fort, India in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

I think maybe this would look better with a cylindrical stitch rather than the full equirectangular which introduces the distortion only at the bottom of the image since the sky is not detailed enough to show the same effect. A casual viewer might just find it distracting and not understand why it's there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Chandigarh High Court. in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

With this building, I think it's very interesting that you left this panorama as an equirectangular- a good decision. Although, I am interested to see what this would look like projected stereographically!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Top of the World in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

Great location! I feel because of your decision to feature the sky more than the trees and ground, that it is important not to blow out the highlights in the brighter clouds as it appears towards the center.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Chartreuse Mountains in the 360 Panoramas challenge (1 comment in total)

Stunning location! Great exposure and tack sharp. I am now going to look for more info and photos of these mountains..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:13 UTC as 1st comment
On 12th & Sheridan Cody, WY in the 360 Panoramas challenge (2 comments in total)

Very good job of choosing the right exposure and adjusting to maintain a high level of dynamic range. Shadows look great and your highlights survived. Tasteful sharpening, too. Technically looks really good, but maybe not the most interesting subject matter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 1st comment
On abstract stairs in the Architectual Abstracts challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jeffrey Will: Best piece, IMO. What this achieves so well that some others didn't: proper depth of field. This helps to flatten the image and remove a sense of perspective and direction. Everything is razor sharp, making it more difficult to get a sense at what you're looking at, even though it's quite a common view. This extreme DOF and wide blend of color and dynamic range make for a great abstract. It's easy for you to let go of the idea of a staircase and just look at the shapes and colors, it's really beautiful.

Well I thought your entry deserved much higher as it showed a greater understanding and more creative approach to architectural abstract rather than relying on "cool looking" modern architectural details that already do the work for the photographer. Incidentally, the 2nd place entry of this challenge, I also enjoyed very much. But I am disappointed to see you at #10. Keep it up!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 05:11 UTC
On abstract stairs in the Architectual Abstracts challenge (4 comments in total)

Best piece, IMO. What this achieves so well that some others didn't: proper depth of field. This helps to flatten the image and remove a sense of perspective and direction. Everything is razor sharp, making it more difficult to get a sense at what you're looking at, even though it's quite a common view. This extreme DOF and wide blend of color and dynamic range make for a great abstract. It's easy for you to let go of the idea of a staircase and just look at the shapes and colors, it's really beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 03:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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