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poppyjk

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On photo Teton Dawn in the High Peaks at Dawn or Dusk challenge (2 comments in total)

Best full panorama of the whole Teton range I have ever seen.
Congratulations on your effort.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Iguazu Falls in the Landscape Photos in a Vertical Format challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

lynmay: Phenomenal water fall(s) image!
You made a great image and told the story
that there is no way you can do this location
justice with a photograph.
So, I'll just have to go and see it as well.
Thank you for sharing a great moment that you
experienced.

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On challenge Killer Cliches - Pick your challenge winner (6 comments in total)

If this challenge is for outdoor photos only, I will dutifully withdraw my entry.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 03:18 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo a ray of light in the Moodscapes - Seaside challenge (7 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On photo END OF THE LINE DP in the War challenge (8 comments in total)

Masterful work of art!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 8th comment
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 14:59 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On photo Market day in the Tree Bark challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot. Looks like a chocolate chip factory tree.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 23:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Dark Thoughts. Black Looks in the Low Key challenge (11 comments in total)

Congratulations on this stirring image.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Steam Sillouette in the Amazing silhouettes challenge (12 comments in total)

cjf2,
One of the best photos I have ever seen. Congratulations, but most of all thanks for sharing this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 02:00 UTC as 10th comment
On photo St. Johann Church in the Places of worship in a non-urban setting challenge (2 comments in total)

Wonderful photo in all regards. Should have won.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 04:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo VIKING CHURCH in the Places of worship in a non-urban setting challenge (16 comments in total)

It is disappointing that voters rewarded this horrid cartoonish post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 5th comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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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.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/camera

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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

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.

http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=3&idPhone1=6849&idPhone2=6901&idPhone3=7243

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/camera

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 17:16 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On photo Archway of the Heavens in the Panoramas challenge (6 comments in total)

Yikes!! That is fabulous!! Never in my dreams could I do a photo-panorama even close to yours.

Thanks for sharing this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On ChallengeEntry:10541 (2 comments in total)

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.

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo IMG_1655 in the August flying challenge (5 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On photo Hiding Frog in the Green challenge (8 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:24 UTC
On photo Hiding Frog in the Green challenge (8 comments in total)
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Bhimaprasad Maiti: Is cut & paste allowed in the Challenge programme.Some of the Erudite Hosts do not allow in the Challenge programme.

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On photo TOPSY TURVY in the From a worms point of view! challenge (7 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On photo TOPSY TURVY in the From a worms point of view! challenge (7 comments in total)
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Bhimaprasad Maiti: Is it not cut & paste.Is it allowed.

Considering the image in the crystal ball, please explain how this could possibly have been the result of 'cut and paste'?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
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