Andre W: Just beautiful - great capture.
valenttin: Some part of a flower. Few little drops of something sticky make me think at a sunflower...
Actually, you are correct. It is the inner part of the sunflower head, after the seeds are gone. It was sitting on a table in my yard with the sun hitting it obliquely from behind, and it lit up really nicely like that, so I took this shot.
I moved to M43 from a D200 and D90 when they gave me wrist and elbow pain. I loved many things about M43, including the freedom it gave me to carry (and use) many lenses on an outing, and still feel unburdened by the end of the day. However, I kept wanting more IQ...better shadows, better tonal gradation, better dimensionality...so I kept upgrading as new sensor technology was released. Each upgrade was better...but not there yet. Finally, after 4 years with M43, I switched systems to the Sony A7. I knew I would need some adapted lenses and the system would be heavier, but the body was still small enough that it did not give me pain, even with its larger lenses.
Well, for the first time since going to digital from my old film SLR, I am delighted with the IQ I am getting. As an added bonus, I am no longer looking at cameras to upgrade to. Lens lust, yeah, I still have that, though....
Moral of the story: For me, the tradeoffs were worth it, but they would not be for everyone.
What a beautiful picture! Where was this taken?
juju: I guess you have found the challenge winning spot then :)
Actually, I wasn't going to enter this one, since it has won before, but it's so rare to get a GH-only challenge, I couldn't resist putting it in :)
No, you are not seeing double. They were both taken at the same place, but a couple of years apart. The light was serendipitously wonderful both times :) .
Wormsmeat: Congrats, I knew it was a good 'un when I first saw it.
Thanks, Wormy :)
Funny thing, my second entry almost came in dead last, and I like it much better....it looks wonderful printed, too. ( Speed Shop Window, (#32) http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=871307&View=Results&Rows=25 )
db.: Interesting title... ??
Oops, sorry about that. It's my coding system for size and processing status.
Sony A7 (announced Oct 16, 2013)
Ed at Ridersite: One of my favorites too. Guess some folks just don't care for cat photos :(
Focal length was 38mm (FF equivalent).
I think there might be an error on page 6?
"The number of photographers who value a viewfinder of any sort will more than make up for any put-off by a 3:2 ratio screen, which doesn't quite match the shooting dimensions"
This looks like a 16:9 display, not a 3:2. Can you check on this?
RuthC: If any viewer thinks that they have seen this photo before, no they haven't. Different year, different boats, different holiday perhaps. Ruth
(Different camera, too :) )
It's actually a chipmunk....
Schjeldal: Nice idea for the challenge. Most photos receiving high scores at this forum leave you in the same way as candy does.
Thanks. I realized that after putting up some of my more subtle, but good, images, and they always ended up in the middle of the pack, so I figured, why not have a contest that weeds out the eye candy before it starts and see what happens.....
Cool! Last place!
PeterGlaso: Had high hopes for this camera, and was ready to pre-order right now, if it was manual focus friendly, like the teasers and design suggested. It isn't, so i won't. A bit disappointed now. Getting the Sony A7r and leaving the Nikon camp.
Greenarcher02- It's a lot easier to manual focus when you have a split prism design in the center of the viewfinder with a microprism ring around it. If Nikon had enabled this camera to have interchangeable focusing screens, people could have swapped the regular, simple focus screen that comes with the camera for one of the split screen type if people needed it for manual focus. By not doing that, they make focusing with manual lenses MUCH more difficult (and defeat at least some of the purpose of this camera in the process.)
Looks like they sent the V2 design team to the FF design studio and came up with this as a result.
I'm sorry, but this is just not a good looking camera. It's clunky and looks like they couldn't quite figure out how to elegantly put DSLR innards into a truly pared down body.
I'm not sure how well this will sell...maybe it does have a niche market, but if it were only a little bit simpler and more refined in appearance....
It may not be an equine, but it's a heck of a nice photo....should have done better than last place on composition alone.
The light was just right as he sat taking off his socks and shoes to walk around in the grass barefoot. He was enjoying the afternoon out, (and he was very pleased with his hat, too)!