Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself
Apology gratefully accepted. Sorry if the thoughts in my original post were a little ambiguous. I'm glad we can still be 'friends' :-) .
See you around, Neil.
If I ever do become a DPReview host Buzz, which I have contemplated from time to time, then you will be most welcome to enter any or all of my challenges as I hope I am still welcome to enter any that you set. It seems a shame that a miss read message should possibly spoil two peoples enjoyment.
All the best, Neil.
Buzz Lightyear - You seem to be seeing 'an attitude' where only confusion and sadness existed. I was looking forward to entering the challenge until Bren let one person break his main stated rule for the challenge, namely "shutter speed must be 1/4000 or faster" . Freezing objects with a very fast shutter in bright light is a very different type of challenge to using an ultra fast flash speed in a near or totally dark room with multi second exposures. Everything in the challenge description indicated that it was the former which is why I was so confused when Bren allowed a photo taken with a shutter speed at least 8000 times longer than specified in the challenge title.
If I was confused by this dramatic and highly unexpected change in the rules part way through the challenge then I'm sure others were / would be too. This confusing would no doubt have carried on to the voting phase which is why I decided reluctantly not to enter my photo into the challenge.
I was just about to complain about this photo but now see that you have accepted it with a 2 second exposure! I'm confused? You have gone against your own main rule. If I am confused, others will be too so I won't be entering now :-(
Steve Throndson: NPW - it's Neil, isn't it? Great photo! Clever idea, and very skillfully done. Congratulations on a well-deserved first place!Steve
Hi Steve, Yes I am Neil. Thank you very much for your generous comment :-) .
Thanks very much both. It was a close challenge! I was lucky to have won :-) .
zacharry: That's my favourite kinda milky way! This shot certainly stands out from the rest. I like it!
Thanks very much zacharry :-)
Simon Dass: Bro... what the heck is this... ? LOL
Objective = Fail
Humour = Pass
This is my valid entry. You made no mention of what type of milky way photos you wanted. I'm afraid such astronomical marvels are not possible where I live so I entered what I could whilst still being on theme and within the rules.
As for humour...I did make you "LOL" ;-) .
The result was sadly the one I expected but it was nice to see some people appreciated my efforts. I'm delighted with my 5x5 points :-) .
Thank you all. Neil.
A night shot at 1/8000 of a second! What a sensor ;-) .
vbuhay: Would roller coaster qualify?
They don't have a 'motor' so I don't think they should.
In the link you posted Wikipedia concluded -
"In the digital age, a "true" macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less"
Sounds good to me :-) .
I was wondering if a digital copy from a slide or negative taken with an SLR would be allowed to enter? I have a photo I took some time ago that would fit nicely into your challenge :-) .
Great shot and an amazing creature! Well done.
sparkey2: Holy smuck, this is really good... Congrats for your win on a super image. Now I will have to experiment to see if I can emulate it.
Thanks very much :-).
Good luck with emulating it. If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll show you my setup.
ackebous: Congratulations on your entries placing 1st and 2nd
Thank you very much. I am really pleased :-) .
tecnoworld: Would you share your technique?
I have sent you a PM :-) .
Does a 'bridge' camera count as a similar camera to a DSLR for the purpose of this challenge?
NPW UK: 2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!
Lets hope not as that date would be somewhat against the rules of the challenge :-/ . Saying that 2059 doesn't seem quite appropriate either.
2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!