One of the nice features of the DPR traditional black background is that, in the evenings, when ambient lights are low, turning to (other) web pages one is blinded by the initial glaring white background...whereas DPR was easy on the eyes.... Your comment about leaving "both types" available is obviously a temporary measure. Eventually it is unlikely that DPR will be supporting two versions. Do not dismiss the (apparent) outcry in favor of the black background - just because the DPR staff may have been enamored with their new look.
To landscaper: Is it pictures of the aircraft that are of interest, or good photography of them?
Sorry, but the host is posing an incredible burden. He has - by self-definition - no clue what "Macro" means, admits there is a greatly differing definition of the term, yet insists on using it in the Theme's title.I suggest that if he does not know how to define something - it is left off.
I used a lot of Super-8 and Digital-8, but in retrospect why would one accept a resolution of about 280 lines, vs. the modern 4k is a mystery to me. Yes the Model T car was fine, but I now drive a fuel-injected electronic ignited BMW. As others suggested, April 1 is far away....
Thank you for the "primer." The main thing I can see is that 4K (and its successors) will allow good quality "stills" out of 4K videos, thus doing away with still cameras - except for hard-core "artist-devotees" (like me?)Your comment about "future-proofing your work" is well said, the problem is that, by the time the TV industry (consumer-grade) slowly switches to an even higher HD than the present one, the technology may be up to "16K" and we could have bought into an obsolete system.
ONE SMALL STEP AWAY FROM BRILLIANCE!As I do the tourist thing, and try to photo the Eiffel Tower, it SELECTS the best shot of the Tower from its database & saves it instead. When I return home, I have the best possible shot(s) of all the popular sights I've been to.No hassle, no "poor light conditions" no poor overlook, it's perfect!So, just one more small step to be added (not merely refuse to click.)LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT can't wait for "Mark 2" (Or as Microsoft calls them: "Service Pack 2."
Congratulations on a great idea and a first-class execution! Very impressive talent!
Let's have challenges omitting photos from Fuji and Olympus.(.....see how ridiculous this concept of omitting two prominent cameras really is.) We should be challenging people, not machines!
If I were to walk into a National Forest, and then write and sell a poem based on my experience, does that mean I have violated their proposed rule?
If a monkey took over the wheel of a ship and ran it on the rocks, is the Captain free and clear and not responsible?
So, is it OK for Wikimedia to steal the photo from the Monkey? Without a request, or a compensation? Is there no decency left? p.s. it looks like my cousin.
I always favored Marilyn Monroe as a great natural wonder....
Exceptionally well done!
Curious: A friend collects antique "patented" tools, and this looks like one. Is there a maker's name and year of manufacture?
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.