fgrau

fgrau

Lives in China Beijing, China
Works as a Marketing Analyst
Joined on Dec 22, 2008

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My first reaction to these was, "Oh my God, the ink will pollute the landscape!". We were told at school to "Leave only footprints behind", seems these pictures shock those of us that practice that.
I am not sure about the 95% water. Cucumbers are 95% water, Tomatoes 93 to 95%, etc. They sure look more solid that this water... Milk on the other hand is 88 to 90% water, the rest being fats and proteins, and is liquid, so go figure...
Actually milk is very dangerous pollutant for small ponds and lakes, as it feeds other bacteria and ferments, killing the local ecosystem.
Art sometimes shocks us, maybe these artists could explore this non intended "pollution" aspect of their work to raise awareness of environmental issues. Imagine throwing that color stuff (assuming it is indeed harmless) on top of white polar bears, for example, very shocking! (I would not do that myself, just saying for the argument's sake)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 5th comment

This is excellent work!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 7th comment
On Primroses prisoners in the Magazine editorial: What we can't see challenge (3 comments in total)

That's called "composition"! Wonderful!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 04:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in Jeff Seltzer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is an amazing picture, looks almost like a painting! Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:14 UTC as 1st comment

Very refreshing!
Good result or not, the idea of trying the 'boucam' is very much the correct approach for innovation in photography. The late Galen Rowell once was asked one photographic wish, and he said that he wish to see the world from a dog's perspective; he was not referring to the angle of view itself, but to the dog's life experience and way of seeing things.
In a funny way - and in that sense - the bouquet-experience and "life" existence through the wedding is much more than the angle of view. This video is something unique, meaningful and I am sure, a tremendous memento for the new couple.
@ Ben: wonderful and brilliant idea! As a married men myself I can assure you this kind of creativity and approach to life is very positive family-wise. Well done and all the best for the two of you!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 03:10 UTC as 21st comment
On Little North Fork, Santiam River, Oregon photo in mikeoregon's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wonderful water abstract!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Leymys arenarius. in the Simplicity challenge (3 comments in total)

Wonderful pic. I cannot believe someone gave 0.5 star to it...
It is a 5 star picture, no doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Sky, sea & sand in the Simplicity challenge (1 comment in total)

Magnificent!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:19 UTC as 1st comment

The first time I saw their firmware website I could not believe it > the user manual of the firmware *updates* alone is light years better than other manufacturers user manuals for their *cameras*!
It is extremely valuable and reassuring to have a company taking such good care of its customers and improving its products the way they do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:41 UTC as 6th comment

As Galen Rowell correctly points out in his book "Inner Game of Outdoor Photography", all pictures are illusions, created from an image of reality manipulated by our own human visual system. "A photograph can never exactly replicate the already interpretive image 'right there before our eyes' that we assume represents an objective reality".
HDR (or not HDR) how can anyone be sure of what was the image really looking like in the eyes of the photographer?
If the mission of a journalist photographer is to communicate visually as close as possible the perceived 'reality' in front of him, he needs to have access to all the tools he judges necessary to help him. I believe HDR helps in this regard, because a single digital media capture cannot replicate the sophisticated interpretation of our own visiual system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:45 UTC as 31st comment
On Lone tree, Sunset in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (45 comments in total)

Nicely done. Best picture for this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (139 comments in total)

Good effort, it is a beautiful picture.

Please do not let the ethical question about the voting system damage your confidence as a photographer or define you as a person. I don't know you, but I guess you are young and you have a good taste for pictures. In my view you did not break any rule by having lots of 5 stars votes and friends; on the other hand you do realize that there were much better pictures and photographers that could have won this contest, if your friends didn't help you. Please post more comments on forums, learn from the comments of others and show everybody your progress in your photographs by posting the best ones you can take in other challenges.

If you want to be sure you are indeed a good photographer, it is more important that your work be recognized by your enemies rather than by your friends! :-)

And for dpreview, please, make sure to improve the voting system, many good suggestions below, to keep the "challenging" aspect of the challenges...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:27 UTC as 1st comment
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)

Good effort, it is a beautiful picture.

Please do not let the ethical question about the voting system damage your confidence as a photographer or define you as a person. I don't know you, but I guess you are young and you have a good taste for pictures. In my view you did not break any rule by having lots of 5 stars votes and friends; on the other hand you do realize that there were much better pictures and photographers that could have won this contest, if your friends didn't help you. Please post more comments on forums, learn from the comments of others and show everybody your progress in your photographs by posting the best ones you can take in other challenges.

If you want to be sure you are indeed a good photographer, it is more important that your work be recognized by your enemies rather than by your friends! :-)

And for dpreview, please, make sure to improve the voting system, many good suggestions below, to keep the "challenging" aspect of the challenges...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:23 UTC as 4th comment
On Eagle Eye in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (11 comments in total)

Zoo or not, the image is amazing! Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Creative bokeh challenge (55 comments in total)

I found the 'chat-challenge' exciting for the idea of having everybody's comment as a rule. It is the best thing I saw so far for sharing comments and improving photography of all participants, much better than voting! :-)

However, I could not believe that, AFTER commenting on EVERYBODY's pictures (I am the guy that did the very detailed "like" and "done differently" comments) I got DQ'd just because I did not saw the rule in the bottom saying that the challenge that apparently had space for more pictures (and two versions) was actually CLOSED... :-(

Oh, boy, that was a bummer...

Anyway, congrats for the idea of the chat challenge, better luck with the rule making next time!

Fernando.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSC_0007(b) in the Creative bokeh challenge (19 comments in total)

like: colors, composition, execution.
done differently: less cropping down, more cropping left. Nothing else, this picture is a top 5 for this challenge, no doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On Grass High Key 1600 in the Creative bokeh challenge (17 comments in total)

like: beautiful natural shape and details.
done differently: color version would be interesting to see.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On at rock concert in the Creative bokeh challenge (18 comments in total)

like: colors, of course.
done differently: improved framing and cropping out right light elements.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Crawl in the Creative bokeh challenge (18 comments in total)

like: funny guy, cute!
done differently: fill flash and more centered framing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On Orchids in the Creative bokeh challenge (16 comments in total)

like this one better than the square crop. The leaves are important elements of a plant.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:38 UTC as 2nd comment
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