tasad

tasad

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Joined on Nov 18, 2011

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On My human body challenge (11 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I would like someone to illuminate me and explain to me what is the 'pathology' of a pregnant woman, a fist, the profile of a face bathed in darkness, the palm of a hand, a pair of wigglely happy feet, a tattooed body. Never mind the histology!...

@ Wildbeginia ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
On My professional DSLR or SLR challenge (9 comments in total)

The entry which finished 8th - doesn't comply with
the challenge's rules :
1. It was not taken with a professional DSLR ...
2. It's a composite photo ( I've never seen this kind of night
shot of the Milky Way - taken with shutter speed 1/125 sec.)
3. The entrant is a proven cheater ( multiple accounts , exif data
manipulation )...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 01:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On My human body challenge (11 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I would like someone to illuminate me and explain to me what is the 'pathology' of a pregnant woman, a fist, the profile of a face bathed in darkness, the palm of a hand, a pair of wigglely happy feet, a tattooed body. Never mind the histology!...

@ Shouptic : according to yours interpretation of the
challenge's theme - even more "pathologies" can be find...
1.Pregnant woman : looking at the location where the
picture was taken ( bathroom ) and what she wears
(nightgown) a morning sickness can be easily diagnosed.
The woman appears to be in the second trimester of
pregnancy . Morning sickness in this stage of pregnancy
is uncommon and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition.
2. A fist : Ichthyosis - dry skin condition which creates the
fine lines and wrinkles .
3. The palm : a dark spot on the skin . It can be an age
spot , but a biopsy should be performed and the skin
should be checked for cancer or other abnormalities .
4. Face in darkness : Photofobia .
5. Happy feet : abnormal twist of toes caused by
rheumatoid arthritis .
Regarding Wildbegonia's entries : Vitamin D
insufficiency . By exposing some parts of body (WOW ! -
what a legs ! )to the sun , the risk of developing an osteoporosis can be reduced ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Into the Sea in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

ozziebadger : you should set the correct date and time
on your camera ...
It's impossible that the photo was taken on 23th June , 2014
at 23 :03 :11 ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Photographic Hours: The Blue Hour challenge (4 comments in total)
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bcys1961: Which period is the blue hour ? Dusk or Dawn ?

Both ..." The blue hour is the period of twilight each
morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance
below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes
on a predominantly blue hue..." - Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn#mediaviewer/File:Twilight_description_full_day.svg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Glassware Photography challenge (6 comments in total)
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tasad: ... "Additional rules: Color ONLY! ..."
So , what the two B/W entries ( " zebra style " ) are doing here?

OK , generally I agree with the most of the above sentences.
BTW : if we're talking about some personal manners
regarding challenges , it would be nice - when using not
host's own pictures as a sample images - to ask the original
owners of the photos for a permission .
These sample images are copyrighted... But here is no
information who originally took the pictures , and no links
to the ORIGINAL ( not something like Pinterest ) source of
the images ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)

If the challenge is about the capital city of Rome , Italy - why
there are so many entries taken in the Vatican City State ?
Vatican City State ( country) is administratively , territorially and
politically independent , sovereign from the city of Rome ...
Also , the entry titled "Roman Soldiers" has nothing to do
with a "roman soldiers " ( and city of Rome ) . Actually
it shows soldiers of "San Marco Regiment " . The regiment is
located in Brindisi - 540 km away from Rome ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Glassware Photography challenge (6 comments in total)

... "Additional rules: Color ONLY! ..."
So , what the two B/W entries ( " zebra style " ) are doing here?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On USA PRODUCTS in the -Made in America- (Full Colours Only) challenge (1 comment in total)

The Duracell battery was "Made in EC " ( European Community )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: What is great about these "runner up" challenges is the obvious high quality of photographs entered. It is a feast for the eyes to see all these wonderful images collected in one place. While they didn't win a 1st in their previous respective challenges, any of them are deserving of a top placement. My head is spinning trying to select a winner here.

At least two entries in this challenge - have won first
place in previous challenges .
There is even an image entered 18 times in previous
challenges ...but , so far - it did not win ...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On 4th place challenge (19 comments in total)

The entry which won the 2nd place in this challenge -
has won twice 1st place in these previous challenges :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=761894
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=653159
How does it comply with the idea of this challenge and with the
challenge's introduction sentence :
" We all know that sometimes one of our favorite photos doesn't
quite get the win ..."

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On SONG: SHE challenge (9 comments in total)
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db.: What an uninviting and
unpleasant way of expres-
sing all those «Additional
Rules»! Don't you think
the rules set up by dpr
are enough? When a
child, did you want to
become a policeman??

@db : sorry - but there is no such thing like
" rules set up by dpreview for all challenges " ...
Rules are independently set up by hosts ...Only by hosts...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

desertsky - in short : you are a thief and a cheater !
Even if this particular photo was taken by you -
you have stolen at least three photos from
others photographers ...
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53647016

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3667144

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Luminosity in the Macro - Glass challenge (1 comment in total)

" Processing rules: Minimum and basic post processing only."
This image is a product of extensive Photoshop's manipulation...
A photo was post processed using illustration/watercolor filters
and then Photoshop's "mirror image effect" has been used.
The right half of the image is exactly the same like the left half.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 1st comment
On AJ in the Large Aperture challenge (1 comment in total)

This image was taken with aperture f3.5 - not f2.8 ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Red. in the Lips (full color only) challenge (5 comments in total)

Great image ...Like most NPW UK's images - done with lots
of work and creativity ...But , IMO - the post processing used
in the image , went far beyond the "basic PP" required by
the challenge's rules.
Is it 'basic PP" - as described by NPW UK here :

http://www.fujimugs.com/challenge/entry.php?entry=122559

"Rotation and cropping. Layers and curves. Temperature and Hue. Saturation and brightness. Dust and scratch tool. Brush tool and clone stamp. Spot healing tool. Sharpened and resized. "

"Her mouth was quite black in the original photo, but the flash picked up some back teeth faintly which looked odd so I darkened and evened out the area."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 13:50 UTC as 2nd comment

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53207063

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 1st comment
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Five Piece: Killer shot, just wish the watermark was a bit more discrete positions, distracts just a little.

My response is here :
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53207063

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
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Five Piece: Killer shot, just wish the watermark was a bit more discrete positions, distracts just a little.

Looks like you didn't notice , that the challenge is
about using ND filters and long time exposure ...
And - as per the challenge's rules : no HDR , no
major photoshop editing...
This image is not a "long exposure shot" . This image
was composed from two long exposures shots ,
manually blended in Photoshop - as you explained
the post processing here :
http://500px.com/photo/56116926
...and here :
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=549047198488533&set=a.550924861634100.1073741825.100001497740323&type=1&theater
And nowhere has been mentioned , that a ND filter
was used to take this photo ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 04:55 UTC
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