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Rastoff

Lives in United States So Cal, United States
Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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On photo Red in the Selective Color challenge (1 comment in total)

An excellent beginning. For the record, you could have kept the blue too and it still meets the challenge rules.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 03:38 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rastoff: I thought the rules for this were simple. Sure, the object is difficult, but that's why it's a challenge.

In the future I will work harder to make the rules more clear.

I put it back.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)

I thought the rules for this were simple. Sure, the object is difficult, but that's why it's a challenge.

In the future I will work harder to make the rules more clear.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 01:07 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo White Tide On Black Sand in the Black and White in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice pic kt. I had to look really close to see that this was not post processed into B&W.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 17:17 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)

Well, I have to eat a little crow here. I posted a sample photo without looking at it closely first. I posted a picture of the moon that had indeed been processed into black and white which is not the intent here. It was a genuine mistake and I intended to post a different picture.

I can see where that would cause some confusion. I have removed the wrong picture and replaced it with the correct one. Sorry for the mistake.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: Please clarify what you mean by: "Take a picture of black or white or both as it occurs in nature." Since you state neither (black nor white) truly exists in nature, this is a bit confusing. Do you mean to take a picture of something that exists "naturally" in black and white. That is . . . the image would appear black and/or white without special processing to remove colors (e.g., like a colored picture of a zebra). What are you really wanting?

The zebra is a good example. It's stripes are not truly black or white, but we categorize them as such. So, a zebra is a good subject for this challenge.

Post processing in color is not the idea. The idea is to find things or subjects that come as close as possible to black or white as it occurs naturally.

Does that help?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)

Sorry for the confusion. Looking for pictures that have black and/or white in them, but naturally occurring. This is why I posted a picture of the moon as an example. The space is black, but the moon itself reflects what appears to be white.

Since neither black nor white truly exist in nature, find subjects that are as close as you can get. There are already some really good pics submitted. Follow their example.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Black and White in Nature (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

They call me Hans: So...it has to naturally be black and white? No post processing?

Correct. Trying to post process a picture into black and white is not the goal. The goal is to find subjects that get as close as possible to white or black or both.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On photo Black as a crow white as a cockatoo in the Black and White in Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

This hits the spirit of the challenge perfectly.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Old machine parts in the Things that don't make good pictures challenge (3 comments in total)

Congrats on the win. This image fits the challenge perfectly and is a really good pic. You took something that normally would have no interest to anyone and make it into a really nice picture. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Oh, that moon in the Random Items - Challenge 3 challenge (1 comment in total)

How does this meet the requirements of the challenge?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Honey Bee at work in the Wild! in the Wildlife macro challenge (1 comment in total)

I really like this pic. I wish it was a tad crisper. I know that's nit picking, but the composition is so nice. If it were just a shade more crisp on the focus this would really be world class.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Eyelash Pit Viper in the Snakes challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a cool little snake. I wish you had cropped it closer.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Full Relax in the Home to relax ... or not challenge (13 comments in total)

According to what I see it's legal. It's a great picture.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 01:50 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On photo Survival in the Lonely Dry Tree challenge (1 comment in total)

I really like this picture, but I fail to see how it's a dry tree. Anything standing in the middle of water doesn't strike me as dry.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:6327 (3 comments in total)

It takes effort and time to make a quality photograph. Being disqualified when all the rules were followed exactly, is foul.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 18:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Dragon in the sky-1 in the Rainbow challenge (1 comment in total)

This is an interesting picture, but I don't see a rainbow.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:5515 (5 comments in total)

If a series is submitted, how will we know they belong together? We won't know the author and they are shown in random order.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 03:58 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:5446 (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

onlooker: Folks, I propose a little twist in voting - when you look at the entries and see one you are not interested in, just skip it and go to the next one. Do not vote it down. If you see an entry you consider interesting, please vote from 3 to 5 stars. If the results are encouraging, perhaps it might help DPR change the voting system to one that would de-emphasize negative voting and sandbagging.

Thank you for your consideration.

To discuss the challenge, please go to this post on the forum:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1044&message=39467922

Not voting is almost the same as voting low. The algorithm includes the number of votes as well as the rating. So, someone who gets only one vote, even if that vote is a 5, they could still end up very low in the ranking.

As long as you have a number system and allow anyone to vote, the voting will always have trouble.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 at 19:00 UTC
On Challenge:5476 (11 comments in total)

My first pic was DQ'd, but I'm not sure why. I guess it is because of the capture date. I thought processing it after the announcement met the criteria. So, I took another today. I hope this one is acceptable.

It was never my intention to thwart the rules.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 21:53 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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