Mark Hollister

Mark Hollister

Lives in United States Toadsuck, AR, United States
Joined on Aug 12, 2009

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On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (71 comments in total)

I edited a Lumia 1020 RAW sample, is there a place to post it? I've never posted a pic on connect.dpreview.com, I don't know if it's possible or if I should post it on dpreview.com Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 21:04 UTC as 4th comment

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Tulips in HDR in the ~ HDR ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

This is my favorite in the top 10.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Bunnefjorden in the ~ HDR ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

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!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment
On San Vito Lo Capo (Sicily) in the Sunrise sunset challenge (1 comment in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 01:57 UTC as 1st comment

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: $79.99
Capture NX: $179.95
GIMP: Free
Oloneo PhotoEngine: $149.00
Oloneo HDREngine: $59.00
Photoline - 59 Euros
Pixelmator $29.99
Portrait Professional $39.95 (current 50% off special)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 08:21 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On weiße Rose in the Your Country's National Flower, challenge (2 comments in total)

A masterpiece!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy news story (398 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:30 UTC
On Four Ladies in the d [read everything] challenge (2 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 10:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Human figure in the I'll Follow The Sun challenge (6 comments in total)

It could be it's just you, Paolo. I think this one deserves first place. Nice shot, Bluedeep.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On PARIS_203 in the Panoramics of City-scapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow! In my opinion, this should have placed higher.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:57 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_2359_01 in the Panoramics of City-scapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot, lots to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:54 UTC as 1st comment
On What's so funny? in the Photographer audition: Wedding candids challenge (1 comment in total)

Little girl puzzling over what the joke meant...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 08:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Hairy Pussies Spread Out For You challenge (36 comments in total)

If Phil Askey was dead he'd be rolling over in his grave. Come on, dpreview mods, get rid of this one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2011 at 03:57 UTC as 17th comment
On FEMALE PORTRAIT "COLOR" challenge (2 comments in total)

Baggers = beggars?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2011 at 05:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Holiday Weekend in the Weekend challenge (1 comment in total)

Independence Day, USA

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2011 at 05:17 UTC as 1st comment
On - in the Unfinished Story, p. 2 challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, mfian. Glad you like it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2011 at 05:21 UTC as 1st comment
On - in the Unfinished Story, p. 2 challenge (4 comments in total)

Shot in in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2009.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2011 at 19:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On Boy in the sky in the KIDS challenge (5 comments in total)

meant to say "did a less than perfect _job_"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2011 at 11:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Boy in the sky in the KIDS challenge (5 comments in total)

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.

dpr://galleries/2468760312/photos/851059

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2011 at 11:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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