Great photo, but why is the shadow as sharp as a tack when the rest of the image is blurred?
If this car is moving, as per the rules, the photograher must have been run over.
1955 Chevy parked at a car show.
The car must be driving itself, there's nobody inside.
I have been using Windows 8 Beta on a Samsung Series 7 tablet for almost one year, and it is very, very good. Windows 8 is fast, even with Photoshop CS5, and has proven to be reliable without a single freeze up or crash in a year of hard use. Machine start up from the "off" position is on the order of 20 seconds, CS5 opens in 8 seconds. File transfers to and from external drives is also very fast. Battery life while working with files in CS5 has been around 2.5 - 3.0 hours. Windows 8 has been totally compatible with all other MS and Adobe software. I'm not an IT guy at all, just a hard working photographer, but the tablet and Windows 8 combination has worked out extremely well for me.
Been using Windows 8 Beta on a Samsung Series 7 tablet for almost one year. It is fast, reliable (no crashes or freeze ups so far). CS5 opens in 8 seconds and runs brilliantly. A bit tough to use in open sunshine, but just find a bit of shade and its OK.
No Windows tablet was reviewed? I have been using a Samsung Series 7 tablet for one year using Windows 8 Beta and Photoshop CS5. The system is fassst, CS5 opens in 8 seconds, the system is stable, and the 12.1 inch screen is sharp and gives accurate colors. Connectability is excellent, and I use a 36 Gb micro-SD for additional storage. Battery life while running CS5 is approximately 3 hours. It's better than my iPad 2 and the Asus Windows tablet that I had.
This challenge is full, but at least one of the entries is of a flower (perhaps a British flower) and one entry is of an American Mustang. Allowing these entries to remain deprives someone of a chance to enter
This is a US Ford Mustang and is not remotely British. Also this car has license plates from Abu Dhabi, a town that I have lived in for more than 30 years. This photo is circa 1990 and was taken on the Corniche, so why is the Taken Date given as 2011?
Sorry, but this is pathetic. I have tried almost all the mirrorless cameras, and none have been able to replicate the reality of shooting with a DSLR. Every one of them has the same issue - great sensor, lousy focusing. Unless you are into shooting from the hip and understand zone focusing (which is almost impossible with the new cameras), save your money and your frustration, and get a decent FF DSLR.
Mozzy, I agree with you on the merits (or lack of) of this particular photo, but these are popularity contests, not judgements on the technical merits of a photo - unfortunately. It's evident that the participation rate in these challenges has been declining over the last 6 months, with some the challenges attracting a participation rate of 20% or less.
I always bought Leica optics, but never Leica bodies. The lenses are unbeatable, but the bodies are behind the times and don't offer the features of a NEX or a FF Canon. I'm getting great results from a NEX 7 with a Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4, and Metabones adapter. The best part is that I will be able to upgrade to the next generation body without having to sell a kidney. I think people who get goofy about Leica bodies are just looking for recognition for having cool equipment.
Sorry to say, but the first and seond place photos are about the most trite images possible of a Jaguar automobile. Both by the same photographer, they are essentially the the same image from two different angles, and do nothing to convey the essence of a Jag
The rules do state "No HDR nor composites"
Please allow more than 75 entries. With such an open-ended challenge you need to allow at least 200 entries. Thanks
Just another challenge that trivializes the DP Review website. DPR has to get an handle on the bizarre rules, and the political messages that are being promulgated by some of the challenge hosts.
Hard to believe that there are only 12 entries going into the last day for submissions. Didn't anyone go to Mardi Gras this year?
Totally useless article. Who cares what a bunch of pros think of a camera they have not used? It's just self serviing publicity for four working pros. We need hands,-on real world feedback.
brentbrent: "Only the 5 best photos will be voted upon"
Nothing prevents "friend vote solicitations" among the top 5. This just prevents all other entries from receiving feedback via votes. Sorry, I think the concept just doesn't make sense.
This is not an impartial challenge, so to hell with it. Not worth the trouble.