alexring

alexring

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Sep 17, 2006
About me:

2 X D50's +18-55mm kit lens
D300 + MB D10grip + Nikkor 16-85mm VR
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Tamron 11-18mm 1:4.5-5.6 DiII LD
Nikon SB 800 flash

Comments

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On Water Pollution challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks a lot OldArrow and everybody for your votes!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 15:06 UTC as 1st comment
On PP version in the Up to 100 challenges ! challenge (3 comments in total)

(nt)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Emmental sunrise in the Post Processed Pictures challenge (11 comments in total)

(nt)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2011 at 21:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Emmental sunrise in the Post Processed Pictures challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks for the comment, I'm afraid you are mistaken. You're rather fooled by the tilting slope in front of the cottage and the (relatively) small size posted here. If you look at it large you can see that the cottage (which is the only thing to be surely straight) is dead straight, and some vertical poles are also completely vertical.

Thanks again, Alex

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2011 at 21:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On Emmental sunrise in the Post Processed Pictures challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks a lot, I was not familiar with the work of Eyvind Earle, very interesting indeed! Thanks for the link!

Alex

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2011 at 21:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Emmental sunrise in the Post Processed Pictures challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks a lot! I must say that I've tried similar "recoveries" many times but this was the only one that came out so successful.

Regarding the "original" one, I'm really surprised it finished there ( I'd expect even lower) because if seen alone it's really terrible. But I'm also a bit surprised because I thought that those two challenges were going to be voted in a parallel way (If I'd vote some processed photo for the 1st place, I'd also vote its original 1st too) To be honest I didn't thought we needed an extra challenge for the originals, one challenge where we'd have to submit both "before" and "after" would be enough. I don't find anything interesting in seen (and voting) the originals other than realising what have been done in PP, as these photos were specially selected to be submitted on the sole reason of being crappy enough to need a good amount of PP. If they were any good in the first place then they're not suitable by definition for the "PP challenge"
I suppose that's one of the mysteries of the challenges...

Thanks again!

Alex

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2011 at 21:37 UTC as 4th comment
On M7 in the Fray in the Pan It challenge (3 comments in total)

This is a great photo, as good as panning gets! It really deserved a better place, maybe even 1st one. In fact it was one of the shots I was really afraid against mine and certainly not the one that came first, which technically is not even a pan, it's tracking. I'm afraid not a lot of people can tell the difference...
Congrats!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2010 at 07:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Bachalpsee Pano in the Cylindrical panoramas covering at least 120 degrees challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks a lot, yes going there was a dream come true, and the fantastic weather a great bonus!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2010 at 08:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Repairs in progress in the The Deep South of the United States challenge (6 comments in total)

Congrats Ben!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2010 at 15:57 UTC as 4th comment
On Cloud Machine in the Global Warming .. challenge (4 comments in total)

Congrats Ian, a really deserving win for a great photo even if some think there's too much sky ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2010 at 22:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On Thirst in the > Upside-down tales challenge (5 comments in total)

(nt)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2010 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Reflections in the Slide or Film scans - The early you challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks everyone, Peter, of course I'm not dissapointed, on the contrary I'm very pleased!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2009 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Two different worlds in the Juxtaposed challenge (6 comments in total)

(nt)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2009 at 15:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Emmental Sunrise in the The Challenge's "Best of" challenge (8 comments in total)

(nt)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2009 at 15:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Emmental Sunrise in the Compressed Groupings challenge (30 comments in total)

Thanks a lot everyone and sorry for the toooo late reply. I didn't even know this forum existed and found it today all by chance!
Cheers Alex

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2009 at 13:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On Megalopoli Valley, Greece in the Chimneys challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Peter, I don't take these too seriously but I'm really glad Ian won this with his superb photo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2009 at 13:01 UTC as 1st comment
On The Birdwatcher in the ~ beautiful ~ challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks everyone for the kind words, I didn't even know this forum existed! Regarding the DR and the vivid colors, the photo was taken so that no highlights were clipped and then the darker parts (that were quite dark as a result of preventing the highlights) were brought up again using Capture NX and CS2. (But with some self restrain as it 's too easy to overdo it...)
Don't forget that there was some fantastic light at the scene which is the No1 ingredient in good photos.
Thanks again!
Alex

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2009 at 09:06 UTC as 1st comment
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