Bren Dyer: Congrats on your win of this Technique factory challenge,Bren
Thank you, Bren. The subject is a friend of mine from way, way back, and that day was the first time I had seen him in almost 40 years. It was a great day and he runs a terrific organization (the AJW).
yyr: Congrats Frank on your win.a terrific shot.
Thanks, Yaelle. I didn't think I was ever going to win one of these. I guess it helped that there were so few entries. :P
RealPancho: This is a fantastic set of photographs, but very few of them qualify as macros. Whoever was in charge of submissions should have disqualified almost all of them. Had I disregarded that fact and voted in this challenge, I would have had a very hard time choosing my favorite. But if I ignore the category and simply choose the best photograph of these 60, I can't say I really have any quarrel with the chosen winner.
Michael Piziak, my head is not that easily spun. I'm also not extraordinarily put out by the interpretation of the term here. I'm simply saying that it's somewhat.....generous. The following set of images are more characteristic of the definition, I think. https://www.google.com/search?q=macro&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CEgQsARqFQoTCPKjmtzTl8cCFcxWPgodRQkPbw&biw=1937&bih=1316
dmanthree: I think this is great, but some day they'll learn it's all about the glass.
mgrum, with no vignetting? Hmmm......I'm skeptical.
RubberDials, I thought there was an automatic crop that occurred when either an A-mount or E-mount was used on the A7r or A7r II. I believe this is what I have read.
mick232 Mightn't dmanthree have been referring to how few FE lenses there are?
This is a fantastic set of photographs, but very few of them qualify as macros. Whoever was in charge of submissions should have disqualified almost all of them. Had I disregarded that fact and voted in this challenge, I would have had a very hard time choosing my favorite. But if I ignore the category and simply choose the best photograph of these 60, I can't say I really have any quarrel with the chosen winner.
Very nice. I'd like to know the particulars behind it: time, location, occasion, equipment, and PP.
Again, great job. :)
There are some really cool photos among these submissions. Unfortunately, most of the best have almost nothing to do with the theme of this challenge.
happypoppeye: When I look at these photos I see a lot that are actually just the opposite of freedom ...held back, attached to something, the American flag - symbol of a government which, by definition, makes laws to inhibit freedom...
How exactly does the United States make such laws by DEFINITION? Like all nations, the US makes laws by necessity to restrict freedoms, but they do not do so by definition. The absence of such restrictions is called anarchy. Whether we are the freest nation on earth is probably debatable, but the restriction of freedom is not done here by definition.
Nice Gallery. It looks like you really enjoy your camera(s). I enjoyed browsing the whole collection.
Musicians view their instruments as more than mere tools. B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and many others named their guitars, cherishing them above their status as inanimate objects. It's only natural that photographers, making art as they do, would experience some emotional feelings about their cameras.
I no longer use it, but I will always have a special place in my heart for my 1975 OM-1.