Daniel Kkesi

Daniel Kkesi

Lives in Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Works as a IT Specialist
Has a website at http://www.kekesi.com
Joined on May 10, 2006

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On The Tannery of Fez in the North Africa: Non-portraits challenge (3 comments in total)

I visited these tanneries in Fez (and in Marrakesh as well). I never forget the smell these people work in every day. Your photo brings back some nice memories. I also hesitated to enter this challenge with a tannery photo, but after seeing yours I decided to include another one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Pottery in the North Africa: Non-portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

It would be nice if you included something in the frame to relate the scale to. A human figure maybe. Otherwise good picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 1st comment
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MargalitIL: I like the parts where the view can be seen through the thin clouds, but unfortunately this is only a small part of the frame. The major part of the frame is covered with rather plain clouds. I'd like to see more details there.
Also, when viewed in full size there is a lot of noise.

I guess there's no one-size-fits-all solution: you want more details in the clouds, others want whiter clouds (less detail). Nevertheless, I hope you like it :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:39 UTC

Thank you everyone for the votes and kind comments.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 2nd comment

This was my favourite from the entire challenge. Not only because I love Lake Bled (been there two times), but because of the mood, the composition... and that figure on the ice sells it completely.
Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 4th comment
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CalBoy87: I like all in this shot except colors. I like to see clouds more white and more vivid colors on the ground, but I guess that is my viewpoint only.

Tried whiter clouds, but then detail was lost, as they're already very close to white.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 13:36 UTC
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santamonica812: Good idea for this challenge. I love thick fog/mist, and have spent many happy hours in northern India, happily and patiently waiting for these little breaks in the fog. Thanks for submitting this and for bringing back those pleasant memories. :-)

Given the great distance of the non-white subjects, this is almost an abstract image. Very nice.

The photo was taken in Switzerland in a small village called Hasliberg Reuti above the city of Meiringen. I was 'stationed' on the opposing hill to this house, about 3 km from the house on the photo. I was not planning on taking pictures but I changed my mind after seeing the clouds go by in the valley below.
India and China has indeed some very good locations for cloudy images.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:19 UTC
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RuthC: This is a beautiful photo, with an interesting story. It is much softer than many we see in DPR challenges where HDR and over-saturated, over-sharpened shots are the norm. I really like it.

Yes, I'm really depressed to see over-sharpened and over-processed images all over the place. Also when a photo has no halo at the edges it is considered soft...
Clouds are not easy to sharpen as they are soft by their very nature.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:10 UTC
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bettyhilda: Great capture! I like the composition and can't think of any way to improve on this without losing something that works so well now.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:08 UTC
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Daniel Kkesi: Am I right in assuming that this image is a composition of duplicated flowers? I see semi-transparent petals and stems all over the place.

I'm not complaining as challenge rules permit any editing, I was just curious. It's a great image.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:06 UTC

Am I right in assuming that this image is a composition of duplicated flowers? I see semi-transparent petals and stems all over the place.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Solar Ben: Cool! Did you lighten the house?

A side note: I dropped my camera with the 80-200 lens (used for this photo) on the first day of the trip. It hit the ground so hard that the bayonet was bent and the focal plane of the lens was no longer parallel to the sensor. In order to produce acceptably sharp images I needed to stop down to at least f11. Otherwise nothing but the center turned out sharp. So it was tripod photography for the rest of the trip when telephoto lens were needed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 19:43 UTC
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Solar Ben: Cool! Did you lighten the house?

This photo is without any local adjustments. Tears in the clods produced a caustic effect of light and shadows visible most prominently on and in the neighborhood of the house and the rock formation on the right. It was a really great time. I have several shots of "atmospheric effects" from this trip, but this one turned out to be the best.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 19:38 UTC
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MarioSS: Good composition and balance. Personally, I would increase the sharpness with a high pass or any sharpening tool. Add a little contrast but not much. Nice image.

Thanks. Trust me, this is sharp enough ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 18:21 UTC
On Demoselle Cranes in the sky over Rajasthan in the Birds in the Sky challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome DOF. Almost like a frame from a Nat Geo movie.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Stormy Seas before Sunset in the Rough Sea challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On Big Bang Theory in the It's comp-licated challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a VERY fine composite.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Spider in the Shallow depth of field photography with a story inside challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice photo, technically well executed, although I fail to recognize the story it tells (which was a criteria in this challenge).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 4th comment
On Second Sunset in the Sunset in the beach V challenge (9 comments in total)

I'm not a fan of HDR but it is very well done and the use of foreground adds a lot to the mood. Congratulations to the well deserved win.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 08:35 UTC as 6th comment

It is written that Dell UltraSharp U3014 is for color critical work, however only U2713H is mentioned to have 99% ARGB coverage. Are the two monitors different in color reproduction/panel/calibration/etc? Am I missing something here?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 13:02 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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