l_objectif: A beautiful shot that deserves better!
Thank you Louis. I appreciate that. You are one of the better photographers around here, so your opinion is especially valued.
Well done, OldArrow, and also everyone who entered, especially the top finishers. And you too voters. One of the better challenges.
One of the reasons the state of the challenges is so healthy and that they are so successful is the autonomy the hosts have in their own challenges. I don't like to harass a host who puts out the effort to run a good challenge. Re the borders and so on, I suspect he knows what he is doing. It certainly seems to be working. It is not like he is setting the rules for all challenges. His are just a few among many. I just don't understand what the big deal is.
Pr0peller: A large number of images submitted here are mistaken (I have stronger words in mind ;->): these are photos of other artists' skills and imagination, not of the person who pressed the button. In general if one can recognize a human-made object, it is not a macro in a strict sense.
PrOPeller, you know you only encourage him when you reward this host's behavior, but then again that is not a bad thing.
Pr0peller: Anyone with a pic to submit taken at an American military cemetery in Europe?
Well excuse me.
Saying "War and death don't really have much to do with freedom" is an insult to and dishonors those who died to preserve freedom.
This challemge is another feather in your cap, Ruth.
11,000 tons of steel plus 70,000 tons of concrete in the Tower Bridge. At least the concrete Trinity River Bridge came in 99th. I have driven over that bridge many times, and I can assure you there is not a stone in sight.
I think this deserves much better than it got.
Nice challenge host.
The host specified board games only, but the 10th place photo is not a board game.
Nice photo, but only board games were allowed in this competetion.
Tim A2: Darn. I cleared all the leaves and twigs away when I took my masterpiece photos of mushrooms.
That sounds too much like work.
Darn. I cleared all the leaves and twigs away when I took my masterpiece photos of mushrooms.
Tim A2: The host DQ'd my photo of the granite Baily Island Bridge as not being a stone bridge. He has a good case. It has a croncrete roadway and a simple metal railing. The rest is a cribwork of granite blocks. From a distance it looks about as much a stone bridge as most of those here, but my photo was a close up that showed the metal.
With so many hosts not dealing with unqualified entries, I am certainly not going to complain when one does take action. Vqueen, I do have to wonder though, why I was singled out when so many unqualified entries remain, some much less qualified than mine.
One has 11,000 tons of steel and 70,000 tons of concrete. Any stone on that one is cosmetic or to protect the steel. Some of the remaining entries are concrete bridges. Some of those have a stone facade. One steel bridge even has the steel showing.
Otherwise, this is a very nice challenge, as are most of vqueen's and I do thank him for so many well run challenges.
Hello Klass,You omitted the word rock from the definition you posted. Bricks are not rock. Rock is naturally formed, not man made.
Don't feel too bad. My bridge was made from granite blocks, which is rock and was disqualified.
Your photo did that amazing bridge justice. I am sure it will do very well in another challenge.
DLGodwin: It is NOT an HDR image, and thank you for the comment.
It is, however, not a stone bridge. It is a concrete bridge faced with rubble stonework to give it a rustic look as is usually the case in Nat'l Parks in the U.S. It will be up to the host to either DQ or not, though. It is a beautiful scene with wonderful lighting. I personally prefer a natural look, but that is neither here nor there.
That's fair. You do have much to do, especially with so many challenges. Some times you probably wonder if it is worth the pay. Oh that's right, you don't get paid. I guess you will have to settle for our gratitude.
The host DQ'd my photo of the granite Baily Island Bridge as not being a stone bridge. He has a good case. It has a croncrete roadway and a simple metal railing. The rest is a cribwork of granite blocks. From a distance it looks about as much a stone bridge as most of those here, but my photo was a close up that showed the metal.
Tim A2: So, is a rooftop vista a view from a rooftop, or is it a view of rooftops?
Thanks for the reply. View of rooftops it is.
Tim A2: Another clever challenge idea. To help level the playing field, what weight should the voter give to the aesthetic value of the photo?
OldArrow, what you said is not clear to me, but then you and I both know the voters are going to do what they want and the result is usually fair.