DavesMan: And now someone say that Mark II isn't able to focus using outer AF points! Although Mark III is better.
Focusing was done using all the focus points and a lot of luck...
Jan2009: Congratulations Werli! :)
Thank you Jan2009
Anand Thapa: One Word.. SUPERB.. miles to go before I reach there.. Thanks for sharing.. Can you share the EXIF if possible :)
F5.6 ISO 100 300mm
yes a very nice silhouette image!
Stefano M: Thanks to all participants for some very nice pictures you enterd.Sadly, as it has been happening frequently in these last months, there was a sort of "tactical" sandbagging against Werni Francois. This sabotage seems to be very well studied for "not-changing" the final score of all the photos but only the ones of Werli.Checking the hystograms, there were three "unusual" voters:- member 4C8DDAB3 voted 0,5 5 times (one to Werli) and 5.0 6 times,- member 7E5261C3 voted 0,5 2 times (one to Werli) and 5.0 20 times,- member 05DE7566 voted 0,5 1 time (...to Werli) and 5.0 22 times.These three members only voted 0,5 and 5.0 - no in-between scores!Except for this, all the other votes seem relatively "normal" and depends on cultural background and difference on aesthetical evaluation among all the members: it is totally acceptable for an interpretative challenge like this.So congratulations to all and I'm very sorry for the spoiled voting pattern against Werli Francois.Stefano
Thank you Stefano for sharing your experience on this challenge.3rd place is still okay with 3 x 0,5 votes!
A candid shot from a shy young Indian girl hiding behind her mother's sari.
l_objectif: Why this shot has 0.5X3?...
Thank you l_objectifWhy this shot has 3 x 0,5? Don't know?!
RumpelHund: Great capture, my favourite! Shame on those 0.5 "voters"
Thank you Rumpelhund
Stefano M: It's a very nice picture and I feel really sorry for the not-deserved 0,5s this photo received.Stefano
Thank you Stefano
Much better than the winning image...
The story started few weeks back, where I posted a comment on the winning image of the challenge "Summer is coming", wondering why the winning image had so many 5,0 ratings and all the other images lots of 0,5 ratings.
After few more members wondered of the same, the member withdraw his image and remained silent since. He had just bought a new Canon 5D Mark III and this was his first entry(I kept a copy of the image with EXIF data) He must have opened multiple fakes account to assure that his image would win.
The account of the winning image is: Gpphotob
One of this fake account is: JMc2345, which is still very much in use to give lots of ratings... he used this account to post a comment on the winning image: "Congratulations on winning with this lovely image. It is fantastic and it speaks! Well done."
Thank you for your appreciation everyone and sorry for all the DPreview members who have posted images in this challenge to see that the results have all been messed up because someone thinks it is smart to create accounts first to upgrade his image and later to kill my images in particular.
Actually I feel more sorry for everyone else here, as all the raking in this challenge has been messed up, just because someone (or more?) thinks, he can gain something been revengeful and kill my images.I know this is a good image, thank you for the positive comments but more important it also made a lot of fun making them with my daughter as model.
Sarchi1: nice .
Thank you Sarchi
He looks just like the one I have with me in India...