barb_s

barb_s

Lives in United States Boston, MA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 19, 2010

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On Canola Farm in the Farm challenge (11 comments in total)

Congratulations on the win. What a bright picture! I thought only Canon had those vibrant colors :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 4th comment
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FeDost: I see many pointless touristy shots here every time there is a challenge who say: Street Photography. Why people think this subject is just point and shoot without clue of what are you doing?

Within the DPR community, are a lot of beginners. I like to think in all challenges there's good stuff that finishes in the top 10 , new beginner material in the bottom 10 and a mix in the middle that always varies in quality. I find plenty of subjects that attract a good share of average snapshots or incorrect entries , not just street photography, and few that attract only top tier. (Maybe' it's new photographers, or the fact that anyone can take pictures now, so photography is more wide spread than , say 20 years ago. Anyway, I find people don't understand some of the basics, like what is a still life)

I hope the challenges end up being a learning tool for the most part. There's more serious places to showcase and compete elsewhere. And that's not really a problem here. People who want to learn photography will at their own pace and hopefully by seeing what happens in challenges they enter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:58 UTC
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Julian: Really the brand should not come into the equation at all, and I think dpreview challenges could benefit by not showing this information.

Also, with film only challenges, and Canon Nikon only challenges, and less host's hosting, it seemed like a good way to add to the available for entry challenges for the general public here.
I usually run 1 series. This one is a second series, just as the Nikon Canon only series is someone elses's extra set of challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
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Julian: Really the brand should not come into the equation at all, and I think dpreview challenges could benefit by not showing this information.

Correct. and the second reason is, that there are less challenges than a few years ago, so I thought those that were left out of the Canon Nikon Only challenges should get their own place to showcase things too. I think people like it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

This is my favorite, I think because of the color of the sky. It's just different enough to be striking!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

This is so interesting and unique. thanks for sharing it here. It is fabulous!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Home bound in the Landscape - with any camera except a Canon or Nikon challenge (5 comments in total)

Dramatic- racing into the sunset - perfect timing to get that wake! congratulations on the challenge win.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Inside a Maple tree in the 2015 - Seasons of Spring or Autumn. challenge (5 comments in total)

Stunning!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 19:21 UTC as 1st comment
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Leandros S: Great challenge.

I wasn't sure if special areas of interest would work out. I'm trying to vary the themes for the non Canon/Nikon challenges. Fun so far!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 03:57 UTC

What fun - and so joyful to look at. Thanks to the photographer for giving me a smile!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 03:50 UTC as 61st comment
On Great Egret and Chicks in the Bird Homes In Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Awesome photo !!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Great Egret and Chicks in the Bird Homes In Nature challenge (10 comments in total)
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calson: Great image. Not sure about the caption as it is a little late to be nest building.

Personally I would have tried shooting with smaller apertures with a shorter shutter speed as 1/2500 seems like overkill for birds sitting in a nest and f4 is marginal with a 400mm lens. Would have liked to compare this image with ones shot at f5.6 and f8 to the one posted.

That's not a caption - it's his user name here :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
On Tractor Tire Texture in the Texture challenge (1 comment in total)

congratulations on the win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment
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JeanPierre Martel: "Let's see your best landscape using..."

Is it a challenge about Macro shots: Insects , Ants Bugs, or Spiders. Or is it a challenge about lansdcape photography ?

Thank you very much - that was my copy paste mistake in setting up a few for the series!! It's fixed before the challenge opens.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Nazca Booby Portrait in the Birds, Birds, Birds! challenge (14 comments in total)

unbelievable! That's just the cutest !!!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 5th comment
On Landscape - with any camera except a Canon or Nikon challenge (7 comments in total)
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JahnG: Looks VERY promising. Good pictures.
Hopefully there will be new opportunities. I missed this one, thought about it, and then forgot it due to being extremely busy :(
regards

JahnG

I've set up 5 or 6 in the queue for the "non Canon/Nikon" challenges. I tried a variety of subjects. Landscapes are always very popular though.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On Farm challenge (2 comments in total)

I'm enjoying the entries. There is a wide variety of your views of farms worldwide in this challenge. Thank you all for entering and my best wishes during the voting stage.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Kaikoura Seascape in the Seascape challenge (2 comments in total)

I just love this one... It's the host's favorite among many fabulous entries.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Sunset over Baltic Sea in the Seascape challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations on the win. Those are great clouds!

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Northern Coast of Madeira in the Seascape challenge (2 comments in total)

Quite a mix of photo's in this challenge. This one really struck me with it's mood. Nice entry!

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 2nd comment
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