Suntan: This just in... No photographer in the history of the internet lost out on real money by people P-shopping watermarks off of low res thumbnails already posted to the internet.
You can argue that somewhere, someone would have bought the image instead, but inside you know that's a load of poo.
SteAling is bad as well. :)
JohnyP: Windows 8 and Pontiac Aztec all over again. This time from Adobe....
When will these executives stop being dumb? It's clear what they are trying to do - prevent piracy of Adobe CS because they can't figure out how to structure licensing. So instead of doing what really needs to be done - making software cheaper and allowing more people to buy it, they are trying to force everyone into rental of software.
Good luck with that Adobe, and Winston Hendrickson - I hope you own some earplugs and a butt cushon! Because the amount of screaming and spanking you are going to receive after this move turns into a fiasco will be substantial.
Lightroom is not a replacement of Photoshop for photographers. We don't just process raw and put a copyright.... Many photographers use photoshop because it's not as stupidly slow as Lightroom and because we can do other types of work besides just processing images.
I'm not worried - someone will fill the void (too bad none of current converts don't suck.
The difference is that the people who bought the Aztec actually liked it. Win 8 will probably be made palatable at some point; certainly no one is being forced to adopt it.
Adobe, OTOH, has chosen extortion as its new business model. To quote Monty Python, "Run away!"
As someone who's been involved in manufacturing for 35+ years, I understand variation in both the manufacturing and assembly processes all too well. It's really no small achievement that mass-produced items are nearly identical, within microns, on a consistent basis. Modern machining and measurement methods, both computer controlled, are largely responsible, but credit must also be given to the engineers who design things that are "manufacturable", at least most of the time. :)
I've had one bad lens out of the dozens I've bought. It was well regarded and tested OK out of the box, but then it stopped being able to acquire critical focus in the middle of a shooting session. Apparently something within the lens shifted after it passed its initial shakedown. Sent it back and that was that (always know your dealer's return policy before the purchase).
Bad lenses are rare, but the people who examine them with anal zeal are not and this article won't cure them, sad to say.
Thanks much, and thanks to all who voted. I'm very happy; this shot is a personal favorite.
Alex, glad you stumbled in. Now how about that print? :)
Thanks again. It worked well in color too because it was very muted being all concrete, steel and glass.
Thanks. The Nikonians judges liked it too (2nd in its category last year). I guess the competition was a little stiffer here. :)
glaopt1 wrote: > I wont pretend to understand your numbers but I do accept this can be an 'unfair' voting strategy. How do you vote? Do you give a score to EVERY photo?
Not that you asked /me/ but my answer is yes, I vote for every photo.
There seems to be some number of images in each challenge that are so unrelated to the subject that one would think they've been entered by mistake. These, on average, get .5 from me. Really, really, outstanding (but unrelated) images may get a score as high as 1.5. Why? You can't perform a exceedingly skillful juggling act at a music competition and expect to walk away with a prize.
Related—but awful—submissions will receive a 1 or 1.5 simply because they are related.
The rest all vie for something between 2 and 5.
> When is photograph not a photograph anymore, perhaps when the level of retouching and manipulating overwhelms the original capture. In the comment of jongnono he wishes he could take a picture such as this one, he can not unless he gets CS4 and mainpulates the heck out of it. The image has beauty without question, but is not a photgraph anymore.
Did you not read the photographer's remarks regarding this image?
Are you claiming that he is untruthful?
I repeat: I want a print!