2 votes at 1.0? How can anybody in their right mind give this a 1.0 score? This is a stunningly good photo. I can't see this getting rated anything below a 7 or 8. Personally, I think it's a 10. Methinks there are some people who want to win so bad they vote other people down - which in their heart of hearts, they know does not really constitute a win. My comments are not directed at any other entry or entrant in particular, because I don't know who's doing it. But somebody is. Shame on them.
This is my favorite in the top 10.
I think this should have placed at or near the top. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in the voting. Personally, I like realistic HDR over the garish cartoony kind. I think you did a great job - this is a beautiful shot!
Beautiful shot, Giuseppe! This picture should be no less than 5th place, I think. 2 votes at 1.5? Something is really wrong is going on here. Dpreview needs to figure out a way of getting more honest voting. Such as throwing out the 2 highest and 2 lowest votes.
So Adobe didn't ditch their stupid new policy, they only delayed it for *some* users. Dumb. People don't like having their arm twisted. If I were the maker of alternative software to Adobe, I'd be jumping for joy.
Alternatives: (prices as of 01/14/2012))Aperture: $79.99Capture NX: $179.95GIMP: FreeOloneo PhotoEngine: $149.00Oloneo HDREngine: $59.00Photoline - 59 EurosPixelmator $29.99Portrait Professional $39.95 (current 50% off special)
DVDmike: I have no problem with a company making as much money as it can. Greed has everything to do with why we have better products and to say that Adobe is just greedy is ridiculous. If any of the profit haters want to give me some of their cash to help even things out, I will take it. But I certainly don't expect them or Adobe to do so.
That being said, I think that it is a stupid decision by Adobe. I think that they are getting desperate and are willing to make some bold moves. Steve Jobs' war against Adobe is obviously hitting hard on Adobe and Adobe is taking this opportunity to try a new business model. Perhaps they will succeed. But it just a matter of time before someone hires a few key engineers away from Adobe and starts their own outfit, or Apple steps up in a big way or the open source road may start to open. Either way, this does not bode well for those with Adobe stock. I have help Apple stock since the early 1980's, I guess I should wait a few more years to sell it.
I'm also all for companies making as much as they can, and I also believe in competition. I've already got Pixelmator. It has the vast majority of Photoshop's features for just $29. $29 versus $699 with the prospect of having to upgrade with every new version of Photoshop? It's an easy choice. Adobe's harebrained idea is going to inhibit people from upgrading. Not upgrading is free!
I also have Apple's Aperture, for which I paid $79. Between those two, I can get by just fine.
Photoline is another great alternative to Photoshop.
Adobe should learn a lesson from the Netflix debacle. We're in a major recession, people just don't have money to throw around anymore.
Thanks Steve. I guess the photo doesn't show off the D's enough! Yes, it was really calm that evening, more so than I've ever seen there.
It could be it's just you, Paolo. I think this one deserves first place. Nice shot, Bluedeep.
Wow! In my opinion, this should have placed higher.
Great shot, lots to look at.
Little girl puzzling over what the joke meant...
If Phil Askey was dead he'd be rolling over in his grave. Come on, dpreview mods, get rid of this one.
Baggers = beggars?
Independence Day, USA
Thanks, mfian. Glad you like it.
Shot in in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2009.
meant to say "did a less than perfect _job_"
The scene is real. For some reason the left side had a purplish tint to it. I tried to get it bluer, but I did a less than perfect shot. But that sky was really there behind him. He was bouncing on a trampoline. Here's another, unedited shot.
That is one beautiful picture.