Joseph Paul

Joseph Paul

Lives in United States Pueblo, CO, United States
Joined on May 12, 2012

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On -Giving Birth- (BW+ Border + Title watermark) challenge (11 comments in total)

Is this the -Giving Birth- challenge or the -Photo Bomb- challenge! I think you need more additional rules so people don't enter their photos in the wrong challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 4th comment
On aple red in the Water drops challenge (4 comments in total)

No problems with enlarging the photo for me. I'm using a mid 2009 13 inch MacBook Pro 10.9.1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:08 UTC as 1st comment
On The Sable Fan in the The Brush challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations! I think if the chrome on your brush was clean that would have really turned this good photo into a GREAT photo. Don't take my word for it try it and I believe you will see exactly what I'm talking about. If you call yourself "ChromeWurkz" your chrome better be on shine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Glass Heart in the Heart Shaped challenge (2 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Moss/lichen heart on tree trunk in the Heart Shaped challenge (1 comment in total)

No photos related to nature, bye bye.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Mendo_Fogheart2 in the Heart Shaped challenge (2 comments in total)

You are gonna get dq'd, no photos related to nature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On Green Heart. in the Heart Shaped challenge (1 comment in total)

I think you are gonna get dq'd

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 1st comment
On CANON EOS 5D Mark III VS NIKON D800 VS SONY SLT-A99 challenge (14 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 18:27 UTC
On Hillside Rd. Sunset in the Sunset in the countryside VI challenge (3 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 14:37 UTC
On Oil On Water in the Textures: oily challenge (11 comments in total)

reminds me of the chimera virus.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 02:20 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ice Land... in the Rites of Spring challenge (3 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 04:22 UTC
On Do we come to heaven? challenge (1 comment in total)

So then I guess we can't "Interpret the title in any way you want" Mrs. Corpio...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 03:54 UTC
On Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)
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RuthC: This picture tells a story with great impact. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Just curious as to what story you think this photo tells.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 02:00 UTC
On Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)

Congratulations Michael, killer shot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 01:57 UTC as 6th comment
On plumage in the Book illustration: Feather challenge (1 comment in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 05:05 UTC as 1st comment
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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...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:33 UTC

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...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On Lightning strikes! challenge (2 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 04:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Lightball in the Light-lamps challenge (8 comments in total)

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...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 13:47 UTC as 2nd comment
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