I knew something was off when I typed that title :)
I upgraded from FF film to APS-C digital to m4/3... constantly getting better image quality and easier to handle equipment.
pen araneae: I will give this top vote if it was in the challenge. The musical bench flanked by two French doors at least brings some cheer in this suitably dreary picture.
Thanks! I am glad I provided a worthy example.
pocoloco: A micro SD is a must... but Android does not support that anymore... yeah... you can plug in one, but apps cannot share data so images shot cannot be modified/written to the micro SD... as long as Google does not fix this... all Android phones are just phones.... nothing more... it becomes very cumbersome to use them for anything else....
Latest android disallows app to write data to microsd, except for private app folder. So, as example, I installed Vignette, but I cannot configure Vignette to write to a folder on micro SD of my choosing. So, it then writes to internal memory (if there is space). If I want to move the images, let'ssay I use ES explorer, mmm... it can't copy the images from internal memory to a folder of my choosing.... So stock camera app can write to micro sd... i browse the images as example with QuickPic... i want to delete one.... mmm.... QuickPic can't do that.. blocked by Google...
This is like common knowledge guys... alot of people are upset about it... Google just degraded our powerfull handsets to simple phones..
A micro SD is a must... but Android does not support that anymore... yeah... you can plug in one, but apps cannot share data so images shot cannot be modified/written to the micro SD... as long as Google does not fix this... all Android phones are just phones.... nothing more... it becomes very cumbersome to use them for anything else....
Great shot with contrasty colors!
I just noticed the rule "no homes", so I guess that is why my photo got dq'ed. Ok.... can live with that... but as you noticed... how the actual dq was executed... that can be approved.
If you are so anti-social and incapable of normal communication, you should not be hosting any challenge. Just DQ'ing at random, not providing any reason... well... how would you call that if someone did that to you?
Yep, it was!
You could argue that humans are just mamals and part of the natural world as well... these two certainly seem to be roaming around free :)
I think i'll wait for number 17.... then i'll jump in...
Peevee, TG-2, really? I got one, and it breaks just by looking at it...
pocoloco: I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3225500706/photos/160652/turtle?inalbum=beneath-da-surface
Reviewer shot a turtle a few feet deep, stating that that could not be done by a compact, well, i included a photo shot with a compact 5 years ago of exact the same situation... and even a better one... so don't tell me a shot like that can't be one with a compact... total nonsense...
Hawaiian sea turtle, couple of feet deep, passing right underneath you... no... impossible for a compact... let alone an aging compact... really... I just don't know how my compact was able to do that... already 5 years ago... must be mistaken... can't be possible...
I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3225500706/photos/160652/turtle?inalbum=beneath-da-surface
No sense of humor on this forum... You got my 5 points!
Me neither before I took this pic. I think it is called an orb weaver spider. It's in Costa Rica.
Mekka Man: I am not sure if this photo proves anything. After a shot putter, discuss thrower or even javelin thrower release the projectile, their momentum is what usually pushes them out of the legal boundaries for a good throw. We would need to see a few more frames of and after the release to confirm the validity of this throw. The judges must have viewed other frames to make their decision.
No... after the throw, they are not allowed to step outside the boundary at the front. If momentum even causes them to tip the ground outsidectge boundary, the shot is foul. The atletes know very wel f they put up a decent attempt or not, if they feel it was a crap attempt after the throw, and after the projectile landed, they just leave the ring at the front, or tiptoe the ground outside tge boundary so they invalidate the shot to prevent the jury from heaving to measure it.
And here we have another cheat.