Valiant Thor: Congratulations! As expected, award goes once again to depictions of war, conflict, human suffering, gloom, despair, agony, depression and misery. I can't decide which is better, these awards or the Sony acid in the face awards.
I guess good ole photography that uplifts the spirit with beauty and wonderment just ain't the "in" thing anymore.
I'm with you. I'm so tired of this s**t.
Reilly Diefenbach: 177 MB is a lot of overhead for a bit less moire and no gain in resolution. Good job, Pentax, though.
Here's the math ... pixel shift effectively doubles resolution.http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7886047725/sigmainterview
Mike Griffin: Pixel shift looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing its effect at ISO other that 100. More to the point, how does it perform at slow and fast shutter speeds.
Just a hint:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k3ii&attr13_1=pentax_k3ii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=1600&attr126_0=normal&attr126_1=highres&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.0010703672290628236&y=0.2981604395966686
Adam Palmer: That is some amazing tech. Sony if you are listening I want that in my a7rIII
My thoughts are exactly the same as yours.
I think I'll wait for the Sony a7R III with a similar pixel shift technology. E-mount has a superb selection of available lenses.
cjf2: Great photo of an interesting view. What is happening here? Is it water from multiple springs all flowing into a stream?
Yes, this is just one of many intermittent karst springs in the area.https://youtu.be/KTQ8FKThdjg (shot with a PS camera years ago)https://youtu.be/pU35sNZhy7A (another typical karst spring shot the same day, 300m distance from the first one)http://www.notranjski-park.si/en (for more information, visit the Notranjska Regional Park website)
codeNsnap: I can't seem to find photos of the bag in action in the five different configurations either here or on Mindshift's website.
TheManWhoWas: Sorry to bitch but, "Provide a scene that is impossible to reproduce today.". And the winner is... a picture of a tree reflected in water. Very nice picture for sure, but hardly in the spirit of the challenge IMO.
Please feel free to reproduce that photo. The tree is gone. All that's left standing is its trunk. All branches were broken in the worst ice storm in living memory. Can you imagine 4-6 inches of black ice on everything?
Let me google that for youhttp://lmgtfy.com/?q=slovenia+ice+storm+2014
Karl Scharf: Makes me feel REALLY GOOD about my Sony a77ii. Sorry Canon you missed the boat on this one!
Post-purchase rationalization, also known as Buyer's Stockholm Syndrome :)
I already know the winner.
photophile: Lets see....Renault 12, Citroen 2CV...and I think Vauxhall/Opal Victor. Definitely 1980! What a great day to go for a waddle :-)
FYI: in German-speaking countries, the Citroen 2CV is called "Ente" ("duck"). :)
And the first car on the right is Opel Rekord C (1967–1971)
steelhead3: Tell Sony to come to Oregon and be safer from these natural disasters....with 12,000 workers laid off from Intel we have plenty of experienced workers available.
Dbosch: This guy holding a camera needs some serious manicure job.
Btw, "this guy" is a female person.
gbdz: You need to be a bit lucky to get a shot like this as well.Congratulations.
I understand completely.
Luck is what happens when preparation and skill meet opportunity.
cjf2: This was one of my favourites. I like the balance between the natural light on the mountain and the artificially lit church.
Thanks! Dreznica is a picturesque location and worthy of the effort.http://www.dreznica.si/en/
Actually, it's a stacked image made up of two images. http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4031701787/photos/3427560/img_3194-horz
The Castle of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh
evancj: I agree with Steve, this is an outstanding photo and should have done much better. Looks like you had a couple of sandbag votes.
Thanks! Last time, there were six of them. :) http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=967754
ruicarv79: I would love to know the criteria behind these "Readers' Showcase" choices. Another dull, meaningless photographer. What's so special about these photos? Cannot understand, really. Sorry but can't help not expressing my opinion.
Hopefully this will help both sides of discussion ...http://www.city-journal.org/html/kitsch-and-modern-predicament-11726.html