MichaelIsGreat4

MichaelIsGreat4

Joined on Sep 28, 2012

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On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)

Honestly, going to Thailand and ending up taking pictures in black and white is the stupidest idea possible!!
It is like some stupid idiot who would decide to still watch a black and white TV today when there are now only color TVs available, not to mention 1080p color TVs!!

More, these pictures would be SO MUCH BETTER IN COLOR!!!

There is this false idea (most of the time even snobbish, falsely "hip" idea) that quality pictures ought to be in black and white! Wrong!! It is much worse when a good picture is in black and white than if it would have been in color.
Why? We live in a world full of colors, WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!!

When I see black and white pictures from a photographer, I think to myself "another idiot who thinks he wants to pretend being an "artistic photographer" by using black and white pictures instead of color pictures!!!"

Thanks for sharing anyway these pictures but I stopped watching them as soon as I saw that they were in B&W!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Morning Sun in the Sun Ray Burst - Low Horizon challenge (4 comments in total)

Many thanks for sharing your amazing picture with us and for being so kind as to answer my question concerning the location.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Morning Sun in the Sun Ray Burst - Low Horizon challenge (4 comments in total)

What is the location of this beautiful morning sun? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 20:24 UTC as 4th comment

These pictures would be SO MUCH BETTER IN COLOR!!!

There is this false idea (sometimes even snobbish, falsely "hip" idea) that quality pictures ought to be in black and white! Wrong!! It is much worse when a good picture is in black and white than if it would have been color.
Why? We live in a world full of colors, WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing anyway these pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On Flower-3 in the Last Summers Flowers challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.

By the way, what is the name of this flower?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Balloon in the Balloons challenge (12 comments in total)

Where are these children from? Where was this picture taken?

An important picture to remind us that it is a long way before many parts of the world reach the standard of living that we take for granted in Western countries such as the USA or Europe.

It is always painful to see children suffer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Western Wall in the Israel & Palestine: Their People challenge (2 comments in total)

I do not know the fascination people have with black and white pictures, as if they would be better artistically than ones in color when it is surely not the case. The truth is that we live in a world that is only in colors, NOT in black and white. Therefore, to create pictures in black and white is simply pointless in many ways.

I would much have preferred this picture to be in color. For me, it would have enhanced it in many ways. Especially considering the interaction of light with other parts in this picture that is basically completely erased when you shoot the picture in black and white.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:51 UTC as 1st comment
On 30s of Waterfollies in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Thanks for sharing this picture.

But despite the title that you associated with this picture, I am still left wondering what is the connection between "30s of Waterfollies" and this house and where is this house located?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 20:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Ruby Throated at Butterfly Weed in the My best picture this week challenge (4 comments in total)

One word: AMAZING!! I love the sharpness of this picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Oak Alley in the My best color picture this week challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing this picture.

BUT where is it located? The location information should always be clearly stated.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 03:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On road in the Ended up on a dusty road ! challenge (7 comments in total)

What is the location of this picture?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Road through enchanted forest in the Old Roads challenge (15 comments in total)

It would be great to know where you took this picture. Thanks for sharing this great picture with us.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 01:13 UTC as 12th comment
On moonshot-woodstock in the We Didn't Start the Fire challenge (1 comment in total)

Without the head on the moon, it would have been perfect. With this head, it is completely wasted!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Which way is up? in the Reflections challenge (10 comments in total)

map1273, thanks for sharing your great picture.

I would be interesting to make a comment on where you took this picture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 1st comment

Note: I did read that the pictures should be in black and white but why that?!

Why in black and white?
What on earth is so "beautiful" or fashionable to show pictures in black and white?
I will NEVER EVER understand the appeal many people have for black and white pictures!

We live in a world that is in color. Black and white pictures is like having to watch TV in black and white when you can see it in 1080p high-definition and color!!

In color, this picture would have been special. In black and white, it is dull or should I say "killed" by being in black and white!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Nine little Malards all in a row in the Moving Together challenge (2 comments in total)

Cool picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 23:02 UTC as 1st comment
On The Great Migration in the Motion - Animals running challenge (17 comments in total)

In color, it would have been great. In black and white, it is not great at all!!!

I cannot understand this kind of worship for black and white!! It is like if we would be asked to watch a movie in black and white instead of watching it in 1080p HD color!! That is how bad black and white is for pictures!! Black and white photography is for snobs and fashion divas, not for people who appreciate photography!!

Well, that is only my point of view, you are entitled to yours too.

And to put a black and white picture at 1st place is another indication of this crazy worship for black and white!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 22:25 UTC as 1st comment

It is NOT a wood duck!! It is a Mandarin duck, male and female!! Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 22:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On Flying with Dad in the Father challenge (2 comments in total)

What makes a picture beautiful, special is the way it captures a particular moment. This picture is a good example.

Cute little girl enjoying being with her father. Simple yet beautiful.

Thanks for sharing this picture with us.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 16:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

After using this new layout, I have discovered quite a few new and good features and I now do not prefer the older layout compared to this new one.

This new layout will be accepted by the majority over time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 17:53 UTC as 60th comment
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