Just wondering what color was drained from this lifeless piece of glass? The message I get from this "image"(just call it a photo hipster) is that littering is art as long as someone can see it as a powerful, poignant image. Ha and you thought your comment was deep.
No photos related to nature, bye bye.
You are gonna get dq'd, no photos related to nature.
I think you are gonna get dq'd
olyflyer: The winning image will show what exactly? Nothing else than the work of the photographer, since any of these cameras can be used to take equally well made images, so conclusions about camera brand superiority based on a winning challenge is pretty much nonsense. It will not show the quality of the camera but the quality of the photographer (actually, the voters), unless the photographer used a feature which does not exist in the other two cameras, if there is a feature like that, and the image couldn't be taken without that feature.
Another thing is that giving away the name of the camera in the title or the notes, which can be seen for the voters, should not be allowed. This to give the image a fair chance to be judged by the image, not by the brand. Fanboys will go for the brand, not the image.
"Please don't show us ordinary pictures which can be taken from any camera, we want some stunning shots." I don't believe the camera plays as big a part of a "stunning shot" as you say. Lens, lighting, perspective, subject etc. play the biggest rolls in capturing a "stunning shot" IMUHO. A picture of a turd is still a picture of a turd no matter which camera you used to take the photo. But I would still use a Canon.
Karroly: Could have been shot at much lower speed with lower ISO for a better IQ...For example 1/160sec, 800 ISO. And with OIS 1/40sec 200 ISO would have been perfect too...About the composition : the fence post is not an aesthetic foreground and highlights are too much clipped IMHO. The horizon is to close to the middle of the frame. 2/3 sky 1/3 ground, with some post-processing, maybe, to increase the contrast of the clouds and make them more visible. However I like the color.
Thanks for the advice Karroly. Unfortunately I had no tripod at the time I decided to run out in the middle of my field and take some shots. The photos I did take with a lower ISO, as I'm sure you now, were poor quality at best. Thanks again.
reminds me of the chimera virus.
PeterPrism: G R E A T !
Thank you for the comment Peter, I'm glad you liked the photo. I was hoping to do a bit better then 13th but oh well.
So then I guess we can't "Interpret the title in any way you want" Mrs. Corpio...
RuthC: This picture tells a story with great impact. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
Boring... who wants to hear that story? Not me. Try to imagine say, Michael Keaton with green hair wearing a black and white striped suit riding a sand worm. "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Bee..." yeah right, I'm not gonna call his name three times. But that is a way better story.
Just curious as to what story you think this photo tells.
Congratulations Michael, killer shot.
Very noisy. Lower ISO to 200 or lower, use a tripod and a higher f # will help get rid of a lot of that noise, these adjustments will require the shutter to remain open longer so a tripod is a must. Give it a try.
Joseph Paul: Quit it with this " (Full Colour Only + Border, Title, Date)" and "Only entrants who have won at least one photo challenge in Dpreview.com can enter." A lot of these shots are sub par or just plain boring. I'd like to see which challenges these entrants have won, especially the soap dispenser photo, the handle on the coffee cup, salt and pepper shaker, the guitar, the button and the ceramic giraffes. Conanfuji, I know you probably thought you were going to see some award winning photos by only letting winners of previous challenges enter, but it seems luck has more to do with winning then talent on this website. Regards...
Finally a host DQ'ing photos that don't meet the criteria of the challenge. I entered a previous challenge that was a "behind the scenes" theme, wanting to show the placement of the lighting used in the shot. Out of the 150 entries I'd say nine (9) of the photos met the criteria, mine being one of them. Most entries had the light as their main subject, which is not what the host was asking for, no shots were dq"d and I believe I placed 50th. Maybe I shouldn't have won but I think I deserved at least top ten for meeting the challenges criteria. I believe I will make some changes and enter again. I haven't won any challenges but maybe you will let my entry join the likes of these winners. I apologize for sounding rude in my previous comment, just getting out some frustration nothing personal. Regards...
Quit it with this " (Full Colour Only + Border, Title, Date)" and "Only entrants who have won at least one photo challenge in Dpreview.com can enter." A lot of these shots are sub par or just plain boring. I'd like to see which challenges these entrants have won, especially the soap dispenser photo, the handle on the coffee cup, salt and pepper shaker, the guitar, the button and the ceramic giraffes. Conanfuji, I know you probably thought you were going to see some award winning photos by only letting winners of previous challenges enter, but it seems luck has more to do with winning then talent on this website. Regards...
Crap! I had a perfect photo to enter that would definitely have had a chance, but I entered it in the "my best picture this week" two weeks ago and it placed 7th. Hopefully another lightning challenge will come around soon.
There isn't even a lamp in this photo. This photo should have been DQ'd in the beginning, but then again what do you guys know...
LAMPS PEOPLE!! LAAAMMMPPPSSSS... geezus christ, does anyone care about the rules? " behind the scenes look at how a photographer uses creative lighting, in this case the lamps, to illuminate his subject." Translation: the photo you enter should be an in progress photo, showing the different positioning/style of lamps used to achieve the final product, not a final product photo. A great example would be the photos that ranked 3rd, 22nd and 50th. The lamps shown in these photos were never intended to ever be seen in the photos, while many of the entries main focus was a picture of a lamp, and according to the rules... well I'm sure you all get my point by now...
RuthC: I've read the rules several times, and the host's description for the challenge, and it seems to me that many of the entries have ignored the host's request for the SUBJECT to be illuminated by a lamp. Instead they have made the LAMP the sole subject of the picture. Am I missing something here?
No Ruthc, you are not missing anything you are right on point. I see, and this is pushing it, seven photos which meet the criteria. Seven out of the 105 entries. I know it would be rude to DQ this many entries but in my mind, and just about everywhere else in the world, if you don't follow the rules you can't participate. But these are just harmless photo challenges and as long as people vote according to the challenge rules, things will iron themselves out. My chances look good so time to enter.
Not too shabby, I would have kept the light and the power cord out of the shot though.