dermicha

dermicha

Lives in Germany 51°26'41.76'N 6°38'52.69'E, Germany
Has a website at http://www.zwo5.de
Joined on Jul 12, 2004
About me:

you're not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Comments

Total: 17, showing: 1 – 17
On LensBaby challenge (1 comment in total)

for those who don't know a lensbaby: take a look at http://lensbaby.com/lenses

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 07:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Cathcing Fish in Tradisional Way in the Fast Movement shot challenge (13 comments in total)

great shot :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:13 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Buddha in the Budhdha !! challenge (1 comment in total)

not sure whether this is a buddha. seems to be Durga or Kali

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 08:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Kelsey Hansen in the Black & White: Silver Efx Pro™ Software Plug-In challenge (1 comment in total)

really great b/w rendition. well deserved winner.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 08:33 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:489282 (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

jfgroen: Very nice image, good to get so close at the music. For some reason, I am a bit distracted by the sharp instrument which renders the player as background: his expression tells more about music and a concert than the instrument he is using.

thanks. I'd say the musicians expression is visible although his face is slightly blurred. I've also a shot where his face is sharp while the instrument is not but I like this one... :)

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 13:13 UTC
On ChallengeEntry:491489 (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

jfgroen: good picture, expressing the concentration while playing. I would have either closed in more on the face, so less trumpet, or zoomed out a bit and reveiled more of the trumpet.

thanks. actually I've additionally captured all versions you mentioned but liked this one best. different strokes for different folks :)

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 at 13:09 UTC
On Autumn Into Winter in the Olympus E-1 challenge (5 comments in total)

congrats. a great image :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 07:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On PINK in the Olympus E-1 challenge (1 comment in total)

love it :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 07:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Teeth and Tails in the Olympus E-1 challenge (2 comments in total)

great. my fav :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 07:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On kia in the Film Effects: Solarization challenge (7 comments in total)

thanks to all for appreciating my work(s) :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:48 UTC as 1st comment
On kia in the Film Effects: Solarization challenge (7 comments in total)

thanks bus352
as well congrats for your success :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Water Canned in the Canned challenge (6 comments in total)

great shot :D
well deserved winner

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2011 at 09:19 UTC as 6th comment
On Battles in the The Rock band! challenge (2 comments in total)

glad you like it :) thanks

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michael

sorry for bad english ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91624034@N00
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your not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Punk in the Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick! challenge (8 comments in total)

yepp, browsed through your concert shots...
nothing wrong with capturing instruments. it's probably more difficult to get a great instrument shot than a musician. maybe find a more interesting composition. play with Crop, POV and DOF. you don't have to change your habits. cultivate them.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs22/f/2007/333/4/3/Hayden_Chisholm_by_miclart.jpg
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs26/f/2008/185/b/d/hold_me_tight_by_miclart.jpg
IMHO most of the times musicians are more interesting than just the instruments.
in any case: different strokes for different folks ;)

Manuaalitarkennus wrote:
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> dermicha wrote:
> >don't mind. it's just a kind of game.
> I don't, honestly. :) thanks for commenting.
> >
> > re your shot: personally would have preferred to have the focus on the drummer instead on the cymbal.
> It is fully intentional, I have a habit of focusing on the instruments or musicians hands... I do quite a lot of concert photography, and I almost always do this. I've always thought I'm photographing /music/, not the musicians, and only recently I noticed many people find it disturbing. Well, I guess I'll have to change my habits and start focusing to faces more often. But I'm not giving up my old habits, either.
>
> Thanks for the constructive criticism, dermicha!
>
>
>

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regards
michael

sorry for bad english ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91624034@N00
http://miclart.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.myfourthirds.com/user.php?id=412&page=user_folders

your not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2010 at 14:23 UTC as 5th comment
On Punk in the Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick! challenge (8 comments in total)

more often it is a big mystery to me why this or that image got a high or low rating. one can have an exceptional shot but get mainly low ratings. 'taste' is different. don't mind. it's just a kind of game. but I agree you mostly never get any (constructive and honest) criticism.

re your shot: personally would have preferred to have the focus on the drummer instead on the cymbal. it's more like a shot of the drum set. it appears like a shot where the AF didn't get it right. but maybe it was your intention to focus on the instrument.
I don't care about the WB here as I don't know the actual lightning. lighting conditions at concerts are always a challenge.
in general I like photos of musicians that are more separated from the background to avoid a too crowded/busy photo. main point on the musician to capture expression. your shot doesn't grab my attention. there is not enough 'special', nothing interesting to look at. sorry. but there many higher rated photos that are not better than yours.
just my humble opinion. no harm meant.

Manuaalitarkennus wrote:
> I must say I'm quite surprised by the low placement this one got. I've always liked it and still do, but apparently, other voters didn't. Could you please tell me why? Is it the depth of field, the unsharpness of the drummer (while the drums are pretty sharp)? Is is the "wrong" white balance? Do you feel it too crowded? Just to make it clear, I really don't care that much about the low votes I got, but you never get too much constructive criticism. :)

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regards
michael

sorry for bad english ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91624034@N00
http://miclart.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.myfourthirds.com/user.php?id=412&page=user_folders

your not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2010 at 09:49 UTC as 7th comment
On Smoking area in the People portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

yes a pity. love it, too.
but I didn't expect a high rating. almost always such shots aren't appreciated.

yjmarigold wrote:
> I thought this shot would place very high. It is unusual and it captures the guy beautifully.

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regards
michael

sorry for bad english ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91624034@N00
http://miclart.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.myfourthirds.com/user.php?id=412&page=user_folders

your not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2009 at 08:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Stanley Clarke in the "J..." Like Jazzy challenge (6 comments in total)

just call all your friends to vote down all other entries and u'll be much more successful. that's all.
someone who expects a fair and honest game should not participate in challenges that are voted by 'members'. it happens all the time everywhere

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regards
michael

sorry for bad english ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91624034@N00
http://miclart.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.myfourthirds.com/user.php?id=412&page=user_folders

your not as good as your gear makes you...
your gear is as good as you make it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2009 at 11:38 UTC as 4th comment
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