Best full panorama of the whole Teton range I have ever seen.Congratulations on your effort.
lynmay: Phenomenal water fall(s) image!You made a great image and told the storythat there is no way you can do this locationjustice with a photograph.So, I'll just have to go and see it as well.Thank you for sharing a great moment that youexperienced.
Thanks for your comment. We spent 3 days there on a tour of Chile, Argentina and Brazil. It was spectacular and more time during golden hours would have been nice. Well worth the visit.
If this challenge is for outdoor photos only, I will dutifully withdraw my entry.
Jorginho: Ah...nothing personal but: yuck! I gave it a 1 because I feared a heavily photoshopped pic like this could win and it did. Should have given it a 0,5. Nothing natural to my eye. But that is me,
Agree totally. The horizon is not even level.
Masterful work of art!
RE: design format.
The thin, low contrast, widely spaced font literally gives me a headache, makes me nauseous and forces me to look away often. There is a reason that an alternative like this is not available on a Kindle or a Kindle app for smartphone or tablet.
Photographers often use a black background to isolate and accentuate their subject for a reason that has to do with how the visual brain works. Photographers may also use gray on white for ethereal effect but not to make it easy to view and focus on the subject.
I spend hours a day enjoying DPReview as a distraction from my physical limitations. Your proposed font and background design would severely limit my viewing.
I hope you know that your current design distinguishes your site from others in a good way. Have you received user complaints?
Do not make a change just because you think it is time.
Nice shot. Looks like a chocolate chip factory tree.
Congratulations on this stirring image.
cjf2,One of the best photos I have ever seen. Congratulations, but most of all thanks for sharing this.
Wonderful photo in all regards. Should have won.
It is disappointing that voters rewarded this horrid cartoonish post processing.
Dyun27: So much mush! Viewed at full resolution regardless of how much available light there is, the iPhone 6s still can't measure up to even older point-n-shoot cameras. My Samsung S5 takes slightly better quality photos than this. I just compared them at 100% to make sure I wasn't imagining it.
I don't know,.... we're almost into 2016 and I'm having a hard time being impressed by some smart phone cameras. Yeah, they're OK if you have nothing else to shoot with, and in capable, composition-conscious hands you can create art regardless of how crappy the tool is, but shouldn't we be further along by now?
Viewing photos at 100% does provide one perspective on photo quality. But we usually view complete images and to compare them accurately it is helpful to scale them to the same image size (like choosing to view all images on the same smartphone screen).
There is a site (phonearena.com) that allows that kind of comparison for smartphones. You can select different phones, different comparison image sizes, and different portions of the various photos.
You may still draw the same conclusions because we all have different eyes. This is in hopes that your evaluations have as much information as possible.
Some smartphone actual image comparisons might help the quality of discussion in this thread. Here are a couple for your consideration. Not a brand fanboy myself.
Yikes!! That is fabulous!! Never in my dreams could I do a photo-panorama even close to yours.
Thanks for sharing this.
It is hard to believe that a "stranger" would actually pose nude in what looks like a bedroom. Three of the entries so far have this quality. Not opposed to the photos themselves - just don't think they fit the challenge definition.
MustyMarie: Nice pic.
But when I look close at 100%, it almost looks like the balloons were added/cloned in. Not saying they were but something about the pic looks artificial, as if the balloons have more clarity than do the rocks?
Anyone else think so ?
No. Just great light, bright colors on the balloons and a high level of sharpening. Amazing photo from a 10 megapixel camera from 2007.
Bhimaprasad Maiti: Is cut & paste allowed in the Challenge programme.Some of the Erudite Hosts do not allow in the Challenge programme.
I responded indignantly to your faulty accusations about 'cut and paste'. You never answered any of my questions or acknowledged any of my requests.
I have no interest in continuing a dialogue with someone whose thinking process is corrupt.
It seems your knowledge of photographic technology and technique is very limited.
You started with a bad assumption about me using 'cut and paste' on my entry and questioned if it is allowed. The implication was possible cheating:'to break a rule or law usually to gain an advantage at something' (http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/cheat)
Please acknowledge that I did not 'cut and paste'.
You still need to promise to study 'depth of field' since the camera has nothing to do with it - only f stop, focal length, and distance from the subject.
Bhimaprasad Maiti: Is it not cut & paste.Is it allowed.
It is sad that it seems your brain can imagine creative post processing but not actual creative photography.
Considering the image in the crystal ball, please explain how this could possibly have been the result of 'cut and paste'?