Does it come in "sky blue" color?
There is an obvious market for $500 tripods, but I envision monster things that weigh a ton, extend to 3 meters and carry 2-3 large, heavy vidcams. Not simple small devices with three legs.(I saw them at B&H in New York, with $3000+ pricetags.)For $500 I would want, as a minimum, lifetime guarantee not only for defects, but accidents, theft, insurrections, and any other mishap in existence. Including, a motorized head, a racking device, auto-levelling, and someone to carry and set it up for me, every time I need it.(My little, very light, expensive "$70" Gioto tripod with a milkbottle full of water hanging from it is very steady and seems to fit my particular need.).... but then again I am happy with my BMW, do not need a Bentley. :-)
australopithecus: What is a Pilot Watch ?
Yep, I wear one of the original batch, bought in Geneva in 1969, when the American Astronauts wore the same on the Moon. You've got to wind it, of course!
A very narrow-ranged theme, obviously intended to give a particular "someone" a 1st Place. Sorry, but that seems to be the case. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it's.....a duck!
The rules contain several bullets which I find quite arrogant. especially the last one. I'm sure they are not intended as such, but let's not "lord it" over the DPR folks who contribute to these challenges.
Is this a joke? DPR accepts such obviously obscure and purpose-aimed challenges?
I tried using a Nokia Cellphone on a bicycle handlebar mount, and the video was just as jerky as the one you showed, on an equally smooth road. No magic there. Need a "suspension" system (e.g., mount it on your helmet.)
There are a few very nice shots here. But unfortunately too many of them should be labeled: "Girl holding a camera, pretending to be a photographer."
I saw the original DQ for size, and did not see the revised submittal. Hence my query. I can see it now on the "results". It must have been a glitch on my end. (Mental or technical, not sure.) Sorry for the inconvenience.
My entry: Turk Schoolchildren DOES MEET the size requirement. Its widest side is 1599 pixels, which is ONLY ONE pixel different than the "1600 pixels +/- 1%. I request that it be re-instated.
Please clarify: The term "Scriptures" commonly refers to religious documents, nearly always implying Christianity, in the Western world.Do you mean "Incriptions" which is a much broader, generic term?
It is clear that you ask for carving in "stone." Does this mean that you are deliberately excluding inscriptions which are not carved, but "impressed" in, say, hard clay tablets? And clay in general?
Maybe in Nertherlands this is a "Hill Area?"
Two for the price of one! Very nice!
I love the sheer "fun" of your photo!
Other than the minarets, the central theme is not Islamic. Hagia Sofia was built ~ 537 AD, which is about 95 years before Muhammad was even born!
Too bad this review, while useful, does not compare the cam with....its competitors. Yes, we know it "takes photos," yes, we know it gets grainy at hi-ISO, but...what about a comparison? For example, "flare" is mentioned, but again, compared to...? (I have a 5-yr old Nokia N95-8G with a 5Mpixel cam, which is fine, except for very bad (in my opinion) flare.
Love it! Perfect for gearhead$$$ who have deep wallets and make little connection between price and value. I'd rather carry an extra, full-featured little cam than a bulky, phone-dependent piece of plastic (sorry...."composite.") Of course, I'd rather just carry a cellphone - imagine... they actually have their own built-in cameras on them! They even have a little lamp, too!
Would not a simple hinged, front-surface mirror work as well, and be lots more unobtrusive? Or a tiny prism? (I can see its use, pretending to use the phone as a phone, but aiming in the general direction desired - but not with such a grossly obvious gadget.)
An interesting exercise. The person who did it enjoyed some harmless fun. Other than that......
Poppyyjk 5 days ago asked about your enforcing your "rule" on border and watermark, and you have not responded - meanwhile you have accepted a large number of submittals without them. Thus you have de-facto eliminated that requirement. Will submit a photo without border or watermark.