alfaflash

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Joined on Feb 18, 2011

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On challenge Fuji Fish Fry (10 comments in total)

Idiotic rules like this really make DPR look like an amateur site. I have had 8 entries place in the top 10 including two firsts, but have not participated in a challenge for almost two years because the hosts insist on bringing their challenges down to the level of a joke. If you're interested in photography contests, there are far better sites than DPR.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 22:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo So high , Very high in the Dubai Skyscrapers challenge (2 comments in total)

Dubai is a spectacular city if you like to photograph buildings, but it's far from being a paradise. The real truth is that a lot of the buildings are empty, all the buildings operate on septic tanks. there is no sewer system, and it suffers from constant gridlock and power brownouts. I watched this town grow from a sleepy little trading port to this glitzy Disneyland for adults, and I much preferred the old Dubai.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)

Leave the personal politics out of the discussion

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 13th comment
On photo Bugatti Grill in the Old Grills challenge (1 comment in total)

That sure looks more like a Bugatti kit car than the real thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9549 (10 comments in total)

How about showing us a photograph that explains the rather puzzling rules?

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:8502 (15 comments in total)

That's such BS answer. You're supposed to be managing this challenge. Give us some guidance ConanFuji.

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:8503 (10 comments in total)

Still using the same unnecessarily complex and meaningless rules that add absolutely nothing to quality of the entries. Still the lowest participation rate of any of the challenge hosts.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 6th comment
On article DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D (272 comments in total)

I like the SL1 better than either the Fujfilm X-100 or the Sony NEX-7 that I had previously. It is much easier to use to photograph my fast moving grand children as it focuses much faster than either the X-100 or the NEX 7. I use the 40mm, f2.8 a lot of the time as it very sharp and always spot on with the focus. The one thing I wish it had is a swing-out rear screen.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:40 UTC as 41st comment
On article TIME's top photos of the year (148 comments in total)

Rags like Time and Newsweek have made themselves irrelevant. Their awards for Person of the Year and for best photo are meaningless and an insult to the people who did make a difference.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:44 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Jacky Ickx- German GP 1972, Ferrari 312B3 in the Race Cars in Black & White or Sepia challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for the tip. I also highly recommend the movie "Rush" which truly captures the atmosphere of 1970's Grans Prix.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo g i u l i e t t a in the Race Cars in Black & White or Sepia challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot of an Alfa Giulietta Sprint, BUT the rules state that it must be a photo of a competing vehicle. This one is obviously sitting without a driver.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Old's Cool in the Race Cars in Black & White or Sepia challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot of an old Lotus, BUT the rules state that it must be a photo of a competing vehicle. This one is obviously sitting in an enclosed space

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:8749 (2 comments in total)

Something smells very fishy about this challenge. The winning photo had 135 views and a score of 3.5. The rest of the entries had fewer than 30 views each and average scores that were no higher than 3.2. Normally the entries are much closer than this. Just sayin'.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Time at Sea in the Photographer audition: Wristwatch challenge (13 comments in total)

Should there be a separate category for professional photographers so that there is a level playing field, or at least it should be identified as a photo taken by a professional which has been published for commercial purposes Also, isn't the photo the property of the client, not the property of the photographer? Therefore it is no longer the right of the photographer to use it as he sees fit?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cartier Tank Francaise in the Photographer audition: Wristwatch challenge (5 comments in total)

I restore Alfas as a hobby. Did a 1967 Duetto and sold it about 6 months ago. Would love to do a Guilia Super.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Cartier Tank Francaise in the Photographer audition: Wristwatch challenge (5 comments in total)

I'm a long time Alfa guy. Currently have a Giulietta spider and a GTV 1750.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 4th comment
On Challenge:8239 (5 comments in total)

AND, SCREAMING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS RUDE AND IGNORANT. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE SUBMITTED, YOU HAVEN'T SAID A WORD ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF THE CHALLENGE.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On Challenge:8675 (13 comments in total)

This was a self defeating challenge. Inevitably, one of the lowest participation rate I have seen (although there was one not long ago that had zero submissions) and the photos are OK, but nothing to make one run out and buy a fisheye lens. Can't help but think that there would have been more submissions, and the quality would have been much better if the rules allowed photos taken before the challenge announcement date.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 21:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On photo DSCF5398 in the Machines of Yesteryear challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice photo, but the rules say NON-motorized only

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Senna! in the Car & Driver challenge (3 comments in total)

Where was this picture taken? This is a McLaren from the 1980's

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 18:08 UTC as 3rd comment
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