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.
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.
Leave the personal politics out of the discussion
That sure looks more like a Bugatti kit car than the real thing.
How about showing us a photograph that explains the rather puzzling rules?
That's such BS answer. You're supposed to be managing this challenge. Give us some guidance ConanFuji.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the tip. I also highly recommend the movie "Rush" which truly captures the atmosphere of 1970's Grans Prix.
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.
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
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'.
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?
I restore Alfas as a hobby. Did a 1967 Duetto and sold it about 6 months ago. Would love to do a Guilia Super.
I'm a long time Alfa guy. Currently have a Giulietta spider and a GTV 1750.
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.
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.
Nice photo, but the rules say NON-motorized only
Where was this picture taken? This is a McLaren from the 1980's