Love the photo. Hate the lazy and meaningless title...far worse than having no title at all.
Well-deserved win. Lovely composition.
Offered in freshwater and saltwater versions??? I don't understand. If I have a saltwater version, why on earth would that not work perfectly in fresh waters? (I understand, of course, why the reverse would not be true . . . salt can corrode, so I can see why one would not bring a freshwater version into the ocean/sea.)
What am I missing or overlooking?
I'm not sure if this meets the challenge theme. "Risk should be obvious in the image."
I don't see it. The ground could be 2 inches below the chipmunk. . . there's nothing at all in the photograph to suggest great depth below.
I love the photo. But just not for this particular challenge.
To my eye, the subject in this image is clearly the child...my eye goes directly to her. If so, then this is not a great choice for this challenge, as neither she nor her reflection is cut off in any way.
If the window is your subject, then it does fit the challenge. But then it would work much better if the child was not in the image, since the photo you submitted has a hugely distracting element (ie, the kid) that takes attention away from your actual subject.
I *LOVE* this photo. Just not for this particular challenge. :-)
Really like the image--quite cute composition.Really hate the title--lazy, meaningless, and far worse than having no title at all.
I tend to love images of people using umbrellas. But this photo has zero indications of winter. Rain does not equal winter at all. And the photo was taken in March, which is a month almost no one associates with winter.
So, I like the actual photo. Just don't think it's a good fit for this particular challenge.
I like the image. I really dislike that you identified yourself in your photo's caption . . . not cool to do in a DPR challenge.
EXX: It is not clear to me that it must be B&W. In the introduction you state: " Shot must be taken outdoor and presented in B&W", but in the additional rules it says: "When entering a B&W picture, be sure conversion didn't involve contrast enhancing, sharpening and so on..." which implies colour pictures are allowed as well.
EXX,I'm confused by your post. I am not sure in what way "contrast enhancing, sharpening, etc..." suggests a color image.
Per the host; there were no DQs re this issue. But when a rule says, "When entering a B & W image..." and elsewhere says, "...must be presented in B & W...", that sure seems crystal-clear to me.
I feel like I am overlooking/missing the ambiguity in the language that you (and the host as well??) think is in the rules and challenge description. :-)
No RAW? This is a camera for beginners, not for serious photographers. (If it was a camera with features that a pro or serious amateur would use, I'd definitely consider a camera like this for my big trips, as my backup camera to my DSLR)
The bar has been set (albeit a low bar). I have no doubt that Canon, Sony, Nikon, etc will soon come out with non-sucky versions within the next year or two.
Nice story for April Fools Day.
Question: Where does one buy one of those arm thingies? No stores in the LA area seem to carry them, and Amazon.com is out of stock until mid-June.
12 bucks a year sounds great, even if used only as a third backup options.
I have about 9 TB of photos (RAW + TIFF & PSD). How do I get my photos from my computer to the cloud? Obviously, I can't upload them. . . by my rough calculations, that would take more than 6-8 months of continuous uploads (ie, 24 hours a day)--assuming that my upload speed stayed constant and at the advertised speed (hah!!!). In real life, probably about 18 months of doing this constant uploading, as I'll be using my computer to do other things at the same time.
I assume serious photographers will be uploading RAW and TIFF files, with JPGs used as images for web use only. So, I expect that pros, semi-pros, and serious amateurs will all have backups of 1 TB and higher. I'm not understanding the logistics . . . how are people managing to get such a huge volume of data uploaded in a reasonable time-frame????
I think this shot is much more in keeping with the challenge theme than your other entry. You did a great job capturing the 'decisive moment.' If this had been taken at a different time of day, it would be very dramatic. Unfortunately, this seems to be a photo taken around mid-day. Hard lighting, which meant that the most interesting part of the shot is in shadows, and the non-shadow area is all washed out, and therefore uninteresting. I'd love to see this photo, taken at 5:30 in the afternoon. But this just doesn't work. For me, anyway.
A side point: The lazy and meaningless title detracts from your image. Having no title at all would be much much much better than leaving your RAW file name . . . this just screams out, "I cared so little about my entry that I could not be bothered to spend 13 seconds to put in a title that actually says something about the image."
Judges in real photo competitions often look at the titles. Many voters here do the same. My 2 cents! :-)
Octane: Thanks to everyone who voted and commented!
Congrats on the win. Vox populi . . . the voters have definitely spoken. You already know you'll have my vote at the "DPR image of the year" challenge, at the end of 2015. :-)
Love the image. Hate the lazy and meaningless title...much worse than having no title at all.
Clever idea for this challenge, I think.
Ruth,But it sure *looks* broken. When I saw this photograph and its caption, I had to smile. For me, some of the most successful animal photographs are ones that anthropomorphize. (Or whatever the actual term is, when we turn part of an animal into a man-made object, as in this case.)
I think the overall effect has much more impact than if some jerk had not come by earlier and bent the poor bug's antenna. How's it supposed to get good radio reception now?!? :-)
Is this a macro photo? It's a close-up, to be sure. But I don't think it's an actual macro.
santamonica812: (As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)
(Sorry, fully clothed does not equal a fur coat. I would not accept a human image, under the explanation, "Well, she's wearing a skin coat.")
Clever idea. But, nope, not for this challenge. (Even though my own dogs are absolutely part of my own family.)
Damn you. With such a heartwarming story, I now have to raise the score I had given.
Plus a few brownie points for you, and for all dog-rescuers, out there. Now stop, before you melt even more of my cold, cynical, heart. And what kind of lawyer would I be, then?
JohntheBomb: I really need to start reading the rules more clearly sorry x
No worries. It is a really cute image, and (the clothing rule aside) fits *perfectly* into the challenge theme.
Well, it is a really adorable dog, so I get the urge to submit the photo. :-)