BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Curdemudgeon
Joined on Apr 21, 2011

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On left of center in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (2 comments in total)

This is an interesting image, but there are no star trails in it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Star Tracks and Abandoned Foundry in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:17 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

The Ghost Traveler: The problem with HDR is that, as far as I could see to this day, the wide majority of photos which are made - or are claimed to be made - with such technique of combining multiple exposures come out as horrible and tasteless messes of garish colors, fluffy contours, edge halos and crazy lighting. I saw not a few photos with interesting angles of view and composition being dreadfully spoilt by making them look like a cheap painting.

As far as I am concerned, I do not see the world that way. I prefer to adjust contrast and lighting in a more conservative way - by shooting RAW and "squeezing" all the detail I can, without altering it too much.

The photo published by the WP, although not as hideous as the average HDR-processed photo, does look strange and unnatural to me - oversaturated colors and excessive lighting. However, I think that it could still be "safe" to publish it in a newspaper - after all, we've all seen much worse manipulations.

The above is, of course, just my 2 cents.

It's possible that you've seen much more HDR than you think and didn't recognise it as such because it was used to achieve a natural-looking result. It can be done well by those who know what they're doing and care about the results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:02 UTC
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Lukino: Has anybody tried out lenses like this for astrophotography?

I suspect that with a central obstruction that large that contrast will not be as good as it is on the better scopes. Probably not an issue for moon-shots and star fields.

I'm sure someone will have an answer informed by actual experience soon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 05:54 UTC
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Lukino: Has anybody tried out lenses like this for astrophotography?

Not personally, but catadioptric lenses are routinely used by astrophotographers in the guise of schmidt-cassegraine, schmidt-newtonian and ritchey-chretien telescopes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
On ChallengeNylon2 in the Nylons and Hosiery....historic look challenge (4 comments in total)

Classic!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:23 UTC as 3rd comment
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Sdaniella: I'm calling it first... a Sunny Blue Sky with a 'city skyline' (including a run down of all cities (any angle or perspective)!)(with or without white billowy clouds)(day or night)(with stars or no stars)(with or without pedestrians)(with or without vehicles)... on planet earth! (i want copyright on the 'idea' for any variation of such 'image' of the above (in whole or in part, even if modified)...)

the lawsuit is 'frivolous' as they say in the USA...

Well I lay claim to the creative ownership of all still and video images of cats. Bet I make mo' money than you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:55 UTC
On Sleep_Rd_6148_DskTp in the Home (Outside of dwelling in B&W) challenge (1 comment in total)

This didn't place any better than I thought it would or should. To the person who gave it '5.0', thanks! Can you tell me what made it worth such a high score to you?

To the person who gave it '0.5', what did you particularly dislike about it and how could it be improved?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 03:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Helsinki night life in the Home (Outside of dwelling in B&W) challenge (3 comments in total)
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BartyLobethal: I gave this entry a 0.5 star vote because I don't think it meets the challenge requirement that the photo be of a building where people live. It seems to me that this is likely to be a building where people work.

If the entrant thinks I have made an error, or if the host thinks I am being too literal in my interpretation, please respond to this message. If you can clearly argue that I have made an error I will review my vote and might change it.

Thanks Mike. Vote adjusted.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:36 UTC

Aaarrrgghh! I only purchased Lightroom 3.6 a few weeks ago, is there a disount upgrade path for Beta testers?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 02:09 UTC as 15th comment
On Helsinki night life in the Home (Outside of dwelling in B&W) challenge (3 comments in total)

I gave this entry a 0.5 star vote because I don't think it meets the challenge requirement that the photo be of a building where people live. It seems to me that this is likely to be a building where people work.

If the entrant thinks I have made an error, or if the host thinks I am being too literal in my interpretation, please respond to this message. If you can clearly argue that I have made an error I will review my vote and might change it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 07:51 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On High IQ landscapes, number 3 challenge (1 comment in total)

The overall quality of entries in this challenge is so good that even most of the 'bad' entries are good. Well done everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:36 UTC as 1st comment
On DxO Labs announces Optics Pro 7 with faster performance article (167 comments in total)

I will download the trial and make an assessment. I downloaded the Optics Pro 6 trial and liked the range of functions, but it runs very slowly on my computer, particularly the final rendering of changes.

I also found it odd that the results of some actions were not visible with the magnification set to less than 75% - I kept going back to remove dust spots etc that I had already dealt with.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 20:38 UTC as 43rd comment
On SunGlass in the Consumer's World: Sunglasses challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice tightly-framed shot. Good composition, contrast and sharpness. Congratulations on your win.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On West Country Sun in the Consumer's World: Sunglasses challenge (1 comment in total)

I really thought this image would place higher. It is well lit, I like the slightly flat colour, the aspect ratio provides a sense of space and the HDR treatment (?) boosts the apparent texture of the image.

The image provokes a sense of intrigue too: the scarf and sunglasses suggest sophistication and mystery. Looking out of the frame (not toward the camera) places the woman in a world of her own. Why is this sophisticated woman walking this road, alone in this landscape?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Blue Sky And Clouds in the Consumer's World: Sunglasses challenge (1 comment in total)

I thought this was a much better image than its placement suggests. I like the composition for the following reasons: It is uncluttered, just the woman and the sky; the angle at which the woman appears to be leaning into the shot coupled with the 'fly-away' hair adds a sense of movement. It has a colourful airy atmosphere which suggests 'summer' and 'fun'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Sunnies_DSC4830_DskTp in the Consumer's World: Sunglasses challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

pascalmaison: Album cover ... I think a thing like that ... Superbe !

Thank you Pascal. It was a fun thing to do. Looking at it now I see a few ways in which it could be better, and that is the purpose of these challenges: to make entrants think harder about their imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:09 UTC
On Harmony of chair and tree in the Still life: Raw and Product challenge (11 comments in total)
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minzaw: www.dpreview.com/galleries/598254917/photos/1521327/cane-grass

actual cane grass

Parts of the chair (the backrest and arms) might well be made of cane, but the seat and legs are clearly made of wood, and it could well be from that species of tree.

Even the backrest and arms could be wicker-work rather than cane, and sourced from the tree.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 08:34 UTC
On Neo in the SKY challenge (6 comments in total)
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Sergkhv: cool!
but why colors so different?

The stars themselves are different colours. For stars in the middle part of their lives (the 'main sequence') this is a function of the energy they emit, which is determined by their mass. The largest stars burn hottest (and live the shortest lives), and are blue-white. Our own sun, being a medium mass star, burns yellow, and low-mass stars burn red. If you are interested, do a search for 'Hertzsprung–Russell diagram'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 07:55 UTC

Nice detailed shot of a part of urban Australia (the environment about 90% of Australians inhabit).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2011 at 10:54 UTC as 1st comment
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