brentbrent

brentbrent

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On Up first, then down in the Tracks in the Snow challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks. My first challenge win, after entering many, and with a compact! Butler Gulch, Colorado.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 03:24 UTC as 1st comment
On I Smoke challenge (3 comments in total)

Smoking marijuana is now legal in Colorado, where I live and shoot pictures. Just sayin' ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Bath in the Fisheye - Portrait (non-circular) challenge (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

wolfytom: I don't get it? Why deform a pretty girl's face?
Surely the use of any 'extra' should add to the pic, not diminish it?

This is basically s photo of a pretty little girl, what does the fish eye add?

Sir, is there no whimsical bone in your body?

That's so sad; you're utterly trapped in your rectilinear box!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
On Bath in the Fisheye - Portrait (non-circular) challenge (12 comments in total)

OMG! This is adorable! Great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 03:35 UTC as 10th comment
On Butter flies challenge (15 comments in total)

or flies that are eating butter?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 03:40 UTC as 9th comment

Ich bin ein Berliner!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 02:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Alice Cooper Band in the Music challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow! Fabulous shot!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Lord Ganesha in the Lord Ganesh challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely subject, lovely image, my favorite!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 01:50 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
In reply to:

DotCom Editor: "The most unique new feature of the GX7 is its flip-up electronic viewfinder."

What?

Something can't be more unique than something else. Unique is an absolute. Either something is unique, or it is not. There is no such thing as degrees of uniqueness.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:35 UTC

In light of other recent Adobe news, this sounds ominous: 'what Adobe has in store for photographers.'

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 198th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

Really nice photo of Winston Hendrickson, above. Cool, calm, collected. "We've carefully thought this through. We knew a lot of people would be pi$$ed. Frankly, my dear, we don't give a damn."

I hear ya, Winston!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 01:21 UTC as 783rd comment | 1 reply
On 50-50 photo in brentbrent's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Not my photo, an edit of one posted in a thread by someone else.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 16:17 UTC as 1st comment
On A-4 Skyhawk in the Hobby - Aircraft modeling challenge (4 comments in total)

Good photo with great perspective, and amazing model, complete with realistic grime and paint chips. It looks like it's seen a lot of flight hours! Just curious how long that model plane is, and if it's the photographer's work.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review post (82 comments in total)

I love my Note 2. I don't use the camera all that much, but it strikes me as decent for a cell phone (I don't have huge expectations), and it's always with me.

The Note 2 will accept a 64GB micro SD card. It's easy to load photos taken with a better camera, and the big screen provides a great way to show them to family and friends.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 55th comment
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (126 comments in total)

Fun article to read, and an intriguing insight into the world of the pro photographers responsible for the great images we are so accustomed to seeing. Thanks to Dean, John, and DPR for this!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 03:13 UTC as 53rd comment
On Sleepy Dogs challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

ConanFuji: If you want pics of Sleeping Dogs, then you should title it Sleeping Dogs.
Sleepy means it's on the verge of sleeping.

Whoa! ConanFuji (a/k/a Mr. "I'll run my challenges by my own wacky rules and if you express any negative comments, I'll just delete them") posts a super-picky comment about another host's challenge. Actually CF, this host is pretty clear as to what this challenge is about. And although not all sleepy dogs are sleeping, it's probably true that all sleeping dogs are sleepy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 15:38 UTC
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brentbrent: You know, there are many challenge hosts who get negative comments of one sort or the other about the challenge. Most of them don't just delete them.

Both positive and negative comments can contribute to a discussion, as this discussion illustrates, once you stopped deleting my comments. The mindset that one is entitled to simply delete comments that one finds negative or sarcastic is one with which I disagree. Perhaps it is a cultural difference.

I do agree with you on one point. I find challenges with greater than 100 entries to be bigger than I generally care to look through, and if I'm going to vote on entries, I prefer the limit to be 50 or 75.

But we just disagree on the merits of limiting a challenge to past challenge winners. As I said, the results of this one speak for themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 14:00 UTC
In reply to:

brentbrent: You know, there are many challenge hosts who get negative comments of one sort or the other about the challenge. Most of them don't just delete them.

[part 2]

To me, to limit a challenge to previous challenge winners, and to limit it to 10 entries, is elitist to the extreme. It suggests that the challenge host is more interested in an aura of exclusivity, a sense that THIS challenge is REALLY SPECIAL, as opposed to hosting a challenge for fun, and to see what kinds of creative and excellent photos the many talented members of this site can produce.

I think my point is proven by the fact that there are only two entries in this challenge. Without those two rules, I'll bet we'd have a lot more entries, there would be a good chance that some would be even better than these two very good entries, and the entire challenge would be a lot more interesting.

Now, you are entitled to your opinion, and if you want to run challenges like this for two entries, that's up to you. But deleting comments that express a different view than yours? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 04:58 UTC
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brentbrent: You know, there are many challenge hosts who get negative comments of one sort or the other about the challenge. Most of them don't just delete them.

[part 1]

Sure, here are two rules which I don't like:

"Only entrants who have won at least one photo challenge in Dpreview.com can enter."

""The total entry limit is now set at 10 [wasn't this originally 15?], but only 8 final entrants will be accepted after culling unacceptable or late ones."

There are hundreds and hundreds of challenges on this site, and generally the winners are very good photos. And you know what? MANY, probably the vast majority, of those very good photos were taken by people who had not previously won a challenge. If they were ineligible to enter those challenges because of rules like yours, we would not have been able to see and appreciate their work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 04:57 UTC
In reply to:

brentbrent: You know, there are many challenge hosts who get negative comments of one sort or the other about the challenge. Most of them don't just delete them.

There you go! That's an exchange of differing viewpoints, instead of just erasing what you don't agree with. Good for you! It really does work. I hope you remember that the next time someone writes a critical comment that you happen to disagree with.

And, by the way, I have no problem with the two participants. My original comment was about YOUR challenge rules. So, please, don't duck the substance of my comment by a straw man accusation that my comments reflect upon the participants.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 03:29 UTC
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