scooper1

scooper1

Lives in Australia Geelong, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 20, 2009

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On Midday snooze in the I Sleep challenge (3 comments in total)

I think he may have done this a few times before ... note the chocks under the wheels!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Fish oil capsules in the Colorful Shadows challenge (5 comments in total)

Nothing complicated about this one. I simply arranged the amber-coloured capsules on a pale blue kitchen bench top -- camera vertically above. Illumination was bright sunlight falling at a low angle from a window at the top of the scene. I made several different arrangements but this symmetrical one was by far the most pleasing to me. Glad you liked it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Chess challenge (1 comment in total)

The challenge name was "PEOPLE PLAYING CHESS". Many of the entries show no people at all and should have been disqualified.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 03:34 UTC as 1st comment
On whiskey in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Or as the label says: "whisky", which is the accepted spelling for Scotch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Flowers in Combination. challenge (4 comments in total)

Host said "Any TWO kinds...". I voted accordingly, but the host should have DQ'd the trangressors much ealier.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon Cake in the Good taste of Bread ... challenge (2 comments in total)

Mooncakes are not bread. Ask anyone who's tried one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon Cakes in the Good taste of Bread ... challenge (2 comments in total)

Mooncakes are not bread. Ask anyone who's tried one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment

Quite so; sorry. It must have been late at night and the fact that 2 entries are allowed masked my error. The other entry has been withdrawn.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 00:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Nature's Carpets challenge (12 comments in total)

Congratulations to all entrants. There are many beautiful images here and for once the voting seems to have been logical and the highly-placed entries fully deserving of their success. Thanks to all for the pleasure you have given me and many others, I'm sure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 5th comment
On Above the Arctic Circle in the Seascape challenge (2 comments in total)

Yes, that's one set caused by the wind, and the other from the wash of the ship.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 07:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Texture: Detail challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry, but dew on a spider web is in no sense "texture".

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment

This shot should have rated much better -- I thought it was one of the best as far as 'jigsaw difficulty' was concerned, and image quality is also very good and better than many of the more highly rated entries. Well done, Objectiveman.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Commercial Vessels challenge (25 comments in total)

I'm certainly glad I didn't waste my time entering this challenge, though I had intended to. A fishing vessel isn''t "commercial"? A ferry isn't "commercial"? Come on....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hidden birds( No BIF) challenge (15 comments in total)

Most of the entries are not "hidden" in even the most generous interpretation of the word. Voted accordingly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 1st comment
On CEMETERY PATH, SPARTI, DEN KSERO, 1985 in the Architecture (Color only) challenge (5 comments in total)

More than any other entry, this was striking at first glance. Congrats on your win.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 00:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On Theme and Variations article (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ashley Pomeroy: No. These are dull, uninteresting images. They're not even at the level of postcard shots and there's no progression from the first to the last. He would have spent his time more profitably if he'd invested in a telescope and shot the night sky instead. From the same vantage point.

Looking at his website I see a pervading blandness, and I can't shake the impression that after standing in the cold and wet for an hour the photographer was unwilling to admit to himself that the concept was flawed and the images worthless.

Right on, Ashley. I'd rate almost all of these 'throw away".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 05:59 UTC
On stewardess challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

shelworth: Uh, Flight Attendants. Stewardess is an insulting term.

Oh, do tell. Where is "stewardess" used in an insulting way?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 05:42 UTC
On King St in Melbourne in the City of Melbourne - Australia challenge (2 comments in total)

Great image. Should have done much better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Potter - Skansen museum village, Stockholm in the On Job challenge (2 comments in total)
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fheib: http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=717995&View=All&Rows=25

coincidence?

Certainly. My photo was taken during a quick visit to Skansen (and my only such visit, as an international tourist). My stop at the potter's shop didn't exceed 10 minutes and only one potter was in attendance at the time. I note also that the two photos were taken 18 months apart. What's your problem, anyway?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 21:55 UTC
On Spiral of Doom in the What Is This? – III. challenge (10 comments in total)

blosshapperter was spot on. Well done! It's the filter from a hand-held vacuum cleaner, the conical white filter being held open and in place by the orange spiral spring.
There were some other good guesses; thanks for participating!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 04:10 UTC as 1st comment
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