Take another look at the winner, deconstruct the arrangement, note the repeating rhythms of the cliff face, the sand, the water, the clouds and the snow? See how cleverly it all fits together like a jigsaw puzzle, yet the overall illusion is a composition of simplicity. See how all of the different forms have sharks teeth? See how all the lines lead the eye deep into the image space? Now give the judges a little credit for knowing their stuff....at least they took the time to look.
Each one of these images has a quality that lifts it above the normal run of the mill portraits. For those who can't see that, lift the curtain.
And so cheap....they'll flood the market.
zakk9: The correct title of this should be "Vantage Point: The military aircraft photography of Jon Pece". No, I don't care much for glorifying photos of military equipment used for unprovoked attacks on other nations, resulting in millions of innocent deads, damaged lives, refugees etc. Some call it "collateral damage", but it's murder, plain and simple.
How did a discussion on photography become a discourse on war? They are excellent photographs...a show of immaculate technique and fine composition. Stay focussed folks!
Hey....Waitaminute! I think they're twins!
wherearemyshorts: 1/4000 top shutter speed.
My 10 year old D70 will do 1/8000 of a second. OF course the D70 used a CCD sensor and the shutter was opened and the sensor was turned on for 1/8000 of a second.
But then I do not think it would interfere with taking photographs. But I am still happy with 6 megapixels. But those 6 megapixels cost only $1000 but then.
The difference between 1/8000th and 1/4000th is...let's face it....1/4000th of a second. In photographic terms it doesn't make much of a difference to most users.
Perfect. Pure artistry!
Advice to LeicaIf you can't build a better digital camera than those already available on the market....then build transistor radios instead.
Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.
I think they are missing the boat. This camera should have had an even better OVF, faster focus and better IQ than the previous 2 models. A tilting screen is not a game changer. If you start with a good product and keep improving it then you will end up with perfection. If you simply keep changing it then you end up with something else. The X10 could have been developed into a classic Leica type camera that every photographer would want in his camera bag. The image quality of the original X10 was remarkable and it would have taken little to make the camera king of the point and shoots.
That's one pretty little camera.
I had a dream that this would happen...therefore the copyright belongs to me.
An interesting study in shape, form and colour. For all of the stupid, negative comments on this thread, these images are whimsical and I'm sure anyone who looks at them can see other creative possibilities using this technique. Look, think and learn.
Simply a joy to look at. Thank you.
Can I suggest that perhaps the photographer gets 70% and 500px gets 30%.Their current proposal is insulting and smacks of greed.And can I suggest that if it doesn't happen then photographers boycott the site? Perhaps there is an opening here for a photographers co-op where a group of photographers start up a site and get the full value of their images minus expenses?
Since when did a decent camera grip become an 'extra'? Was a time when they were designed to have decent grips.
Robert Eckerlin: This is surely not my specialty. But I have nevertheless the impression that the industry (i.e. companies developing photo cameras and companies developing RAW-processing software) should come up with new additional standards in the area of RAW formats in order to avoid future repeats of the problem that we have encountered.
These new additional standards should on one side allow camera developers to be innovative (for example in the current particular case the use of other than Bayer arrays) and on the other side make sure that the developers of RAW processing Software can support without too much struggles these innovations. .... (continuation in next post)
The problem with an International standard format for RAW is what if my company can produce images from RAW files that are superior to the standard format? Do I downsample to fit the standard or do I take the market advantage and release a non standard format that will give superior results?
Be interesting to see how the 32mm lens stacks up against the Fuji 35mm lens. I'm looking forward with great glee to see a shootout between these 2 lenses.
Hugo808: I've never seen a photo from a Fuji x-trans camera that I liked the look of. They all seem to have an insubstantial texture and pale colour balance and contrast, even the ones on the Fuji site are unimpressive to me. Shame as the camera bodies are a bit nice!
I've been a photographer for over 40 years and I can confidently say that the colors from the Fuji XPRO are easily the best I've ever seen to come out of a digital camera. Maybe you need a new monitor.
bollzy: Of course, I've just bought an X10, and the only thing I want now is this X20. Crap.
If you need to check then you probebly don't have it.