chrisby

chrisby

Lives in Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Joined on Jul 25, 2010

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On photo Agricultural Landscape in the Landscape Photo with Strong Leadling Lines challenge (2 comments in total)
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User5992591304: Love this image! Excellent composition, big impact not only with the leading lines but also with the horizontal movement created by the lines. Beautiful technique.

Thank you very much for your nice comment; I am glad you like it!

Chris :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On challenge Your City - Graffiti (3 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Some entries here are murals, some are not graffiti. The term graffiti should have been cleard or limited for the purpose of this challenge.

The term graffiti is not clear and how it is used depends also on language and country. So may be my entry has also been regarded as a mural. For example in Germany even in newspaper articles about graffiti artists no distinction is made regarding graffiti, street art, style-writing, mural etc., in particular if it is legal.
The German Wikipedia lists 18 (!) variants of graffiti and the term graffiti is very often used as a collective term for such activities, including murals. You are right, it should have been clarified. I would prefer in such cases examples, or even better Dos and Don’ts what the Host is after.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On challenge Design Elements - Color (5 comments in total)
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NilsBV: Just a question for clarification: must the image show the use of colour in the design of the item being photographed, or of the image as a whole? For example the white lighthouse that has been submitted, that does not use colour in the item being photographed, but the image as a whole has strong blue and white design elements. This is relevant to landscape shots where the picture is designed to showcase the colours, but where the landscape itself does not feature a design as such.

Good question, I asked myself the same. Design means for me the intentional use of elements like color in this case by the maker of an object. Using color as a disign element by the photographer means everything would be ok except BW. I prefer the first interpretation but have the feeling that the host has the second meaning in mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (147 comments in total)

The Canon G9X is for me the only true pocketable candidate here. I don't understand why dpr mentioned the pocketable size on the pro side but fixed LCD and no hot shoe on the cons side. There is a reason why it is so pocketable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 17:45 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On photo Snowy Wood Path in the Intentional camera movement challenge (2 comments in total)
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Zaax: Well done!

Thank you, Zaax, for your nice comment!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
On photo modeling girl in the Modeling challenge (2 comments in total)

Well done, summicron! This has been my 5 star favorite; excellent work! Perfect colors, nice composition and a great model!
Chris

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Wet Dry in the Shades of Brown in Nature challenge (8 comments in total)
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papa natas: This will do GREAT for a skin cream pub.
Love the colors and, yes, the composition too.
Why am I having this instant craving for chocolate?

Thank you very much; I am happy that you recognized also the composition. It took a while for me to select an appropriate area.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 10:25 UTC
On photo Wet Dry in the Shades of Brown in Nature challenge (8 comments in total)
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KnightPhoto2: Wonderful shot. One day I am going to remember to simply my images like this, very inspiring.

Thank you very much for your comment. I would like to encourage you to start not one day but today with the concept of smplicity. It could be very challenging and it is a great fun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
On photo Wet Dry in the Shades of Brown in Nature challenge (8 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: Well done .

Thank you, Akpinxit; I am glad you like it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On photo Wet Dry in the Shades of Brown in Nature challenge (8 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, chrisby, on achieving first place in this 'Shades of Brown in Nature' challenge. This is an excellent image, one which meets the challenge theme perfectly. It was perceptive of you to see the uniqueness of this wet and dried mud, and to capture its detail so beautifully. The colours are rich, from dark chocolate, to lighter milky coffee, with the sharp cracks and shapes of the dried mud adding to the overall abstract image. Definitely one for the wall! Ruth :-)

Thank you so much, Ruth, for your kind words! I took this picture specifically for your challenge. The low evening sun helped to carve out the cracks and caused also the warm coffee and chocolate colours.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 08:34 UTC
On challenge Macro - Patina (8 comments in total)
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RealPancho: This is a fantastic set of photographs, but very few of them qualify as macros. Whoever was in charge of submissions should have disqualified almost all of them. Had I disregarded that fact and voted in this challenge, I would have had a very hard time choosing my favorite. But if I ignore the category and simply choose the best photograph of these 60, I can't say I really have any quarrel with the chosen winner.

Good to know that the host is relaxed regarding definition of macro; thank you Michael for clarification! - BTW a nice set of challenges from you!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On challenge Macro - Patina (8 comments in total)
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RealPancho: This is a fantastic set of photographs, but very few of them qualify as macros. Whoever was in charge of submissions should have disqualified almost all of them. Had I disregarded that fact and voted in this challenge, I would have had a very hard time choosing my favorite. But if I ignore the category and simply choose the best photograph of these 60, I can't say I really have any quarrel with the chosen winner.

You are right, only a few are macros there.
I think there are several reasons, e.g.:
many people do not distinguish between macro, close up or even crop.
Nowadays the definition of macro is not easily available, often due to former related definition to size of film format, becoming complicate due to different sensor sizes today.
When I submitted my entry I was fully aware that it is not a real macro, but why did I submit?

The serie of the host "macro - something" has a long history and host, photographers and voters seem to accept, that the entries are not real macros. Just have a look at the previous macro challenges, and in particular at some high ranked entries.

We should regard the challenges here as fun, ok, as a serious fun, but nothing more :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (608 comments in total)

Does anybody knows whether is it possible to set a filter to eliminate posts which contain certain phrases (e.g. no EVF, no 4K)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (228 comments in total)
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utomo99: I wish the lens is faster. F 5.6 is too slow now

@Joseph Black: well said, I entirely agree!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On photo Dirt flies in the Dirt challenge (4 comments in total)

Yes, that is dirt, and even more impressive looking at full size; well deserved win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 10:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Abstract in Brown in the Macro - Mystery Photo challenge (2 comments in total)
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NancyP: peeling paint on sheet metal

Congratulation, you are right! The pattern stems from the peeling paint in the area of two dents in a steel container.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On challenge Multi-Coloured Leaves (8 comments in total)
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chrisby: Dear Ruth,
may be my language problem: do you require more than one leaf or is it sufficient to show just one leaf? I always think whether the plural in a challenge title means more than one per entry or refers to the entries in general.

Thank you, Ruth!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On challenge Multi-Coloured Leaves (8 comments in total)

Dear Ruth,
may be my language problem: do you require more than one leaf or is it sufficient to show just one leaf? I always think whether the plural in a challenge title means more than one per entry or refers to the entries in general.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On photo Carland Grain Elevator, Elsie, Michigan, USA in the Elevators challenge (1 comment in total)

When I saw this image, I was sure that could only be from the master of steam engine photos and in fact, it was. Very nice capture!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Four Elevators in the Elevators challenge (3 comments in total)
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cjf2: Great picture. I love the position of the individual elevators and the shape formed by the rails.

A compliment from you counts double for me, thank you so much, cjf2 for your nice comment! Never thought that I could beat you in a challenge :-) - I was immediately attracted by the rails, but had to wait half an hour to have the elevators in a good position and additionally without movement. Unfortunately I had only my little S95 with me as always during business trip and only 28mm at the wide end.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
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