dmanthree: This was my favorite of the challenge. Nicely done.
One of these days, I will get out to Smithsonian collection at Dulles. Congrats on winning "Pick your challenge" - one of Frank's buildings.
Thank you. If you have not been there, Air and Space Museum is a wonderful place to shoot. I was lucky with the light on this shot.
lynmay: Wow! Magnificent Capture!
Really does help image quality to fly with the doors off!
Please note this is NOT B&W per challenge rules.
RJB138: Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.
Is that acceptable?
Thank you for that clarification.
Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.
I notified DPR about this guy - with the Lamb challenge and they did get back to me, saying they were on it, but now I see this one. Just emailed them again.
Isn't there a DPR Admin - not just the host - to monitor the Challenges, especially when the host has seemingly disappeared?
ObelixCMM: There is nothing compact about Lumix FZ1000Sony RX10II is smaller and it's missing from this list
Agree with Revenant. I just bought a Sony a6000 with the kit lens + 55-210 - With just the kit lens it now goes for $550 - less than 7 out of 10 of these cameras and similar in size to many on this list and with an APS-C Sensor. Yes, not as small as the Sony RX100, but fits in my coat pocket just fine.
Nice presentation. Well organized, very relaxed speaking. Do I like each and every one of his images. No, but I don't think that is the point. I got the most out of this by (1) listening to what he is saying (2) not by focusing so much on his images, but (3) thinking of my own images in my mind and how they could have been better. Now I go back into my catalog and look at my images with a different eye. Now I go back out with my camera, and try to remember what he said, not what he showed.
J A C S: There is JPEG compression banding on #1.
Maybe, but not necessarily - I have seem that type of striation in fog banks before (in person and in images of it). Fog is not uniform in its density and early/late light can accentuate that.
Quick Clarification Please:
"one single road"? So is a road with one width of pavement, i.e. a "two lane" road with stripe down the middle acceptable?
Well, I just looked this am to post and the challenge is full - took only about 12 hours to fill up!
Maybe next time put some constraints on entries - birds in flight or shore birds or flocks only or birds in the city. Would be nice to have a chance to submit.
ysal: I thought they were serious pests to agriculture.
Yes, many of the different species are serious pests, but many insects (as well as mammals, birds, fish) that are pests are still part of nature.
I also just liked the colors against the white flowers
Congrats! Wonderful photo. Had my vote.
Any more background on this? Where? Technical or other photographic challenges is taking it?
Clarification please - Cats AT windows - as seen through the glass or can the cat be in front of the glass (either interior or exterior)?
This photo had my vote from the start. Absolutely wonderful light and composition. Did you scope this out beforehand and wait for the light or was it one of those moments that you happened to be there - right time, right place and prepared?
Sorry, but putting a red filter over the entire image does not meet IMHO the intent of the contest. Interesting effect nonetheless.