BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

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

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On DSC_7287 in the Decorative arts: Beige challenge (1 comment in total)

I think this is an excellent image, however the splash of red breaches the challenge requirement for no startlingly contrasting colours.

The image could have been made more suitable for this challenge in a couple of ways:
1) Crop the top of the image to remove the patch of red. This would have resulted in a slightly squarer aspect ratio which can work in favour of portrait-format images.
2) If you have access to the right software, you could have replaced the red with a more muted colour which blended with the rest of the image.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Bittersweetcrock in the Decorative arts: Beige challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a good photo. It would benefit from a bit of cropping at both the top and bottom of the frame.

Unfortunately the contrasting red colour means it does not meet the requirements of this challenge. An arrangement of twigs or dried flowers that had lost their colour instead of the red berries would have made this more sutiable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 1st comment

Don't know how many judges you want or have Barb, but I would be happy to be part of this as a judge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 02:27 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Under tha autumn skies in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (2 comments in total)

Fantastic juxtaposition of foreground, rickety jetty and star trails. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Night Time on the Farm in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (1 comment in total)

This is excellent. Simple composition, just the barn and the stars, atmospheric colours. The light bleeding in on both sides adds to the symmetry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:30 UTC as 1st comment
On moonlight over the Marmarole in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (1 comment in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Kennard Nebraska Star Trails in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (5 comments in total)

This is very good. A great combination of skill at capture and in processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:27 UTC as 5th comment
On Moonlit in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a good image. My problem is that it is simply not possible to get that amount of trail in the stars with this combination of shutter speed and focal length. Therefore you have either entered incorrect EXIF data, or you have performed some work in post processing which you are not telling us about.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On via lactea in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (3 comments in total)

This is not a terrible photo of the milky way, but there is no movement in the stars, which is required in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Starring !!!!!! in the Startrails (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (1 comment in total)

This image is ok, but there is no movement in the stars, which is the point of the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 1st comment
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)
In reply to:

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
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