tasad

tasad

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On A flower challenge (21 comments in total)
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ForrestGump: I'm always surprised in seeing how many comments there are on challenges...I'm not used to this, and therefore I'm always late in answering. Sorry for that.
Some clarification, now.
You should understand PP is difficult to be detected, so I can make mistakes.
BUT, since I don't think I'm right and you're wrong, I'm open to discussion and explanation.
So, whenever you think your entry has been unfairly disqualified, MP me. Explain your reasons, how the image was taken, link me the original image.

Macro vs close up: macro lens isn't a cheap toy, and if someone think he/she has a stunning image, I won't discriminate it on salary basis.

Whole flower vs part: if an image is missing just minimal detail, I consider it a whole flower image.

Entry number: I want to keep it low because, when voting, I'd like people cast their vote on ALL entries. If entries are 60 it can be done, if they're 80 perhaps, if they're 120 it's impossible.

@ ForrestGump - if you never heard about a
"close - up lens " just google it , or read this :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-up_filter

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On A portrait in Corcos style challenge (5 comments in total)
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ForrestGump: 21 entries up to now, and some very good images. There are some pics which has nothing of Corcos style, but some are really impressive!! Quite happy.

Yeah...there are many entries which have nothing to
do with the "Corcos style "...
There are many pictures which don't comply with the rules
you have set ... There are 9 pictures with the longer edge
over 3000 pixels , and some HDR and heavily PP pictures ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 04:47 UTC
On A flower challenge (21 comments in total)
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James Stover: My image was challenged because there was too much PP. The color was not highly saturated in PP. The only change was to crop and a slight change to the background. I can post the original image, plus about 50 more similar images. Please restore the image.

Yes , you're right... but , the quoted sentence can be
interpreted in a few ways. What the sentence means -
should be clarified by the host of the challenge...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
On A flower challenge (21 comments in total)
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James Stover: My image was challenged because there was too much PP. The color was not highly saturated in PP. The only change was to crop and a slight change to the background. I can post the original image, plus about 50 more similar images. Please restore the image.

Looks like you didn't read the challenge's rules :
" Submit a macro picture of one single flower "
Your picture is not a macro picture - it's a close-up picture.
It's not a picture of a "single flower" ...
It's a picture of a Blue Bonnet's singe steam covered
by many flowers...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On Dirty at Work in the Dirty portrait challenge (3 comments in total)

The image doesn't comply with the challenge's pp rules :
"Challenges in this series regards all those pics containing no PP except
for minor cropping or straightening. Obviously, no HDR or focus
stacking allowed. "

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 1st comment
On A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (5 comments in total)
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tasad: Looks like the majority of the entrants didn't read this :
" MAKE A STILL LIFE COMPOSITION that includes something electronic "
A photo of a single electronic item - is not a "still life" ...
What is a Still Life ?...
"Still life is a COMPOSITION of several lifeless object brought
together by a certain theme . Still life should clearly express a certain
idea. It may be made up of objects put together according to their
practical function or have some concept that is being explored "
- "Still life photography " by Maggi Carstairs
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/28474-Still-Life-Photography

Well, a snapshot of a tablet's display is really
unconventional and avantgarde interpretation of
the classical definition of the Still Life.
IMO -the sentence : "Make a still live composition that
includes something electronic " - is clear enough to
understand , what the challenge is about ...
The problem is , that some entrants read just the
next sentence.
P.S.
Sorry for the double post.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (5 comments in total)

Looks like the majority of the entrants didn't read this :
" MAKE A STILL LIFE COMPOSITION that includes something electronic "
A photo of a single electronic item - is not a "still life" ...
What is a Still Life ?...
"Still life is a COMPOSITION of several lifeless object brought
together by a certain theme . Still life should clearly express a certain
idea. It may be made up of objects put together according to their
practical function or have some concept that is being explored "
- "Still life photography " by Maggi Carstairs
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/28474-Still-Life-Photography

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 03:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Rustic - HDR challenge (15 comments in total)
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ShKen: Hi all, I see that there is a vibrant debate regarding this theme definition. I do encourage people to look in various on-line dictionary in order to come up with a personal artistic interpretation of the term rustic. I also encourage voters to consider not only the technical and aesthetic aspects of the entry but also the interpretation suggested by the photographer. I'm going to DQ photos which are clearly cannot accepted as rustic.

@ ShKen :
Sorry , but I didn't notice so massive disqualification...
If "more than 20 entries " were DQ-ed - there are still
some you've missed . For example: how rich in the mentioned
details are entries : "Key West cemetery " and "Dry Sub".
These images are not even HDR's.
The challenge is about "places" , so why there are pictures
of objects ( tools , nut/bolt ).
What kind of "rustic places " are : Golden Gate Bridge , a
downtown of a beautiful city , a National Park , a museum exhibit , a religious festival ?...
First and foremost : it's your job - not the voters - to judge
how these entries comply with the theme you've created...
Don't turn the challenge into a farce...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:38 UTC
On Rustic - HDR challenge (15 comments in total)
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ShKen: Hi all, I see that there is a vibrant debate regarding this theme definition. I do encourage people to look in various on-line dictionary in order to come up with a personal artistic interpretation of the term rustic. I also encourage voters to consider not only the technical and aesthetic aspects of the entry but also the interpretation suggested by the photographer. I'm going to DQ photos which are clearly cannot accepted as rustic.

So far , instead of the DQ - you've increased the total
allowed entries from 75 to 100 ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On Long Exposure Photography challenge (6 comments in total)
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tasad: @ Simon Dass : the sample photo was not taken by you , but
by Alex Wise :
http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/product/port-melbourne-pylons/
The photo is copyrighted ...Did you get Alex's permission to use
his photo here ?

Don't be surprised...There are many cases this.
Some members use another photographers work
as their own : see the "screenshot " in my
DPR gallery ...
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/757474403/photos/3156264/screenshot

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On Under my wings in the Your Car challenge (5 comments in total)
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tasad: It's hard to believe, that this image has " just a little touch of photoshop"...

In the color version of the image- entered in to another
challenge- you've photoshoped yourself inside the car...
It was against that challenge rules.
This challenge doesn't have any rules regarding a
photo-manipulation ...But - the untrue description under
the image - gives the entry's voters, a false message
that the photographer was very lucky to shot the
unusual , unique situation... It's not fair to them and
to the other entrants.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
On Under my wings in the Your Car challenge (5 comments in total)
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tasad: It's hard to believe, that this image has " just a little touch of photoshop"...

No, I'd think , that with " just a little touch of photoshop"
the driver of the car, still should be behind the steering
wheel - like on the color version of the same picture :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=605116
...And I've wonder how real the situation is : the huge ,
very expensive AVACS aircraft taking -off (???) - and on
the same runway - a man sitting in his car in the front
of his camera mounted on a tripod...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Under my wings in the Your Car challenge (5 comments in total)

It's hard to believe, that this image has " just a little touch of photoshop"...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:27 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On Long Exposure Photography challenge (6 comments in total)

@ Simon Dass : the sample photo was not taken by you , but
by Alex Wise :
http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/product/port-melbourne-pylons/
The photo is copyrighted ...Did you get Alex's permission to use
his photo here ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 13:36 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Banana. challenge (5 comments in total)
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Bhimaprasad Maiti: It;s a unique idea as well.

Unique idea ?...hmm , maybe for a "bananas". We had
already a few "Banana" challenges ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (7 comments in total)
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eaa: Hasn't an identical challenge just finished? :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10294&View=Results&Rows=4&Page=8

Don't be sorry !
When you've posted your comment this challenge
had the title "Painted Buildings"... then ( when I've
commented ) the challenge had the title "Museum
Exhibits" ...and then , finally - the title was changed to
the "Work of Art " ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:40 UTC
On my first experience in Photograpgy in the Cactus flower challenge (2 comments in total)

A bunch of artificial flowers...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 1st comment
On - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (7 comments in total)
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eaa: Hasn't an identical challenge just finished? :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10294&View=Results&Rows=4&Page=8

Identical ???...
1. " ...museum exhibits (s) as the main subject." versus
"... building(s) as the main subject."
2."... amount of human should be limited to less than 0.5%
of the photo area " versus "... amount of human should
be limited to less than 1% of the photo area."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
On Pentax Q Series challenge (3 comments in total)
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pedroboe100: I can't believe that my photo made it last. This is ridiculous. It was bettered by snapshots that say nothing. The photo was intentionally de focused to create the right atmosphere, not because I am careless about my photography. Some people here really have no passion for narrative.

Did you read the processing rule ? ...
"...Image adjustments/enhancements are allowed, but
nothing excessive or fake."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
On After the Rain in the Reflections II - Puddles challenge (14 comments in total)
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Tusk24: Like this image, the reflection is well seen in the composition.
But 1/4 second handheld ?!
Is your regular job working as a brain surgeon? :)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3785339
There is a thread about the image on the
Challenge's forum....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 02:24 UTC
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