MichaelIsGreat4

Joined on Sep 28, 2012

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On photo A typical Idaho view in the Black & White Photo of the Week #23 challenge (4 comments in total)

It would have been a nice picture in COLOR!!

Black and white photos are DEAD, literally and figuratively!! The world in which we live is a world of colors, not black and white. There are the pretentious people who associate black and white photos with artistic photos but it is a false belief!!

You should get rid of these contests focused exclusively in black and white!! Or always ask to give the color version of the black and white pictures shown.

Black and white photos is like asking you to watch TV in black and white when we are now having TVs in 1080p color and even in 4K color HDR and wide color gamut!!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies

Any links on the user guides for each of these 7 Adobe Photoshop plugins for the Google Nik Software? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 17th comment

Anyone has the user guide in pdf format for each of these 7 Google Nik Software Adobe Photoshop plugins?

Thanks in advance for the ones happy to help.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 04:20 UTC as 20th comment
On photo Country Dreaming in the Black & White Photo of the Week #20 challenge (11 comments in total)

Another black and white stupid contest!! Wake up, we live in a colorful world, not in a black and white color!!! Therefore, these back and white contests should ALWAYS ask to provide the color version of the black and white pictures provided.

It is like asking us to go back to the black and white TVs when we are not in the era of 1080p color TVs and entering the new era of 4K color TVs!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 10:46 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On photo Raptor in the Sky in the Black & White Photo of the Week #18 challenge (9 comments in total)

OMG, another black and white photo worshiper who thinks that black and white photos add something "artistic" or special when the truth is that black and white photos are photos that miss a lot, their colors!!

It is like reverting back to black and white TVs when we are now in the era of 1080p color TVs and soon in the 4K color TV era!!!!!

Wake up, we live in a colorful world and therefore your pictures MUST reflect this colorful reality, not the stupid and false idea that there would be anything artistic with black and white pictures when these black and white pictures are missing the colorful reality that is all around us!!

I suggest that when you have this unhealthy urge of doing a challenge with black and white photos, you ask the participants to provide BOTH the black and white photo as well as its color version and this way we will judge if the black and white photo really adds something special compared to the original color one!!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Why not make these new Nikon cameras with interchangeable lenses instead of fixed lenses?!!
I would NEVER buy cameras with fixed lenses!!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Misty mountains in the Landscape Photo with no Human Elements challenge (2 comments in total)

Where was this picture taken? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 22:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Sun On The Horizon in the Landscape Photo with no Human Elements challenge (1 comment in total)

Where was this picture taken? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dawn. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

PieterVuylsteke: In Belgium.

On the boundery of the Condroz and the Famenne.
Famenne is a plateau that is a bit higher than the Condroz. One needs to cross some up and downhills to get onto that plateau.

Temperature was about 10 degrees, but remaining snow produced cold air and thus fog.

I forced my luck to be there at the right moment.
Remember Galen Rowell.

Hello Pieter, thanks for your feedback on the location and on sharing with us such a beautiful picture.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On photo Castle in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Where is this castle located? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dawn. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Where was this picture taken? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Horizon in the Early Bird - No Bird challenge (4 comments in total)

Where was this picture taken? Which river or lake is it? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Blood Moon Eclipse in the Astro photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing this really nice picture. From where was it taken?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo glowing sky in the May Sky challenge (2 comments in total)

Where was it taken? Thanks for sharing this nice picture.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Autumn Blaze in the Landscape - with any camera except a Canon or Nikon challenge (2 comments in total)

Where was it taken? And when was it taken? Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo winter people hill sliding in the Winter people challenge (3 comments in total)

Honestly, in 2015, to ask photographers to provide black and white pictures for a challenge is completely stupid and ridiculous.
It is like asking to watch TV in a very old black and white version of it instead of using the color TVs that are now at least at 1080p!!!

The world is in color, not in black and white and therefore, for this reason alone, asking black and white pictures in a challenge is stupid.

I know that many people have this false idea that black and white pictures are artistic but they are not at all; in fact, they are dead, without life pictures, as it is color in our world that makes any object and person alive and then, when we die, then we indeed become black and white!!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Sunrise on the Lake in the f/22 challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing this nice picture.

Which lake is it, which location is it?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Male Rufus Hummingbird in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing this beautiful close-up picture. I love hummingbirds! They are so beautiful!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 07:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Rufous Hummingbird in the Sony Alpha Inspiration challenge (4 comments in total)

Strange to call it rufous when it does not look red at all! It looks more like brown or brown-orange.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture. One of my favorite birds.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Manta Point in the Underwater Photography challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

MichaelIsGreat4: A black and white picture in 2015? I never fail to be highly disappointed when someone posts such a black and white picture, no matter how good it is! Obviously, this picture would have been way much better in color!!!
For this reason alone, this picture should not get a 1st place even though it is a good picture.

Oh, here we are!! You said it yourself: "And whether 2015 or 3015, B&W images will still be around due to their artistic nature."

IT IS A MYTH!!! (Capitals only to highlight important words). There is NOTHING AT ALL artistic about a black and white picture!! In fact, the black and white nature of such a B&W picture kills the picture, whitewashing it of its colorful life!! It is one of those bogus, false, ridiculous ideas that has been around for way too long and if I am the only one on the planet to destroy this myth for good, so be it!!

Having said that, you are entitled to believe or like black and white pictures even if you falsely believe in their artistic nature but this picture cannot, should not and does not deserve to be at the first place for this very reason that it is in black and white!!
So, I respectfully disagree with you in a friendly way I could say.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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