JeanPierre Martel

JeanPierre Martel

Lives in Canada Montréal, Canada
Works as a Unknown
Joined on Sep 25, 2009

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On In the Fortaleza de San Carlo de la Cabaña in the The Cannons challenge (2 comments in total)

Yes, it's an infrared shot (taken with a 720 nm converted camera). This shot was taken from a slideshow about Havana, published on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guqKDMoF2bM

Thanks for your comment (and I presume) your vote. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:39 UTC as 1st comment

This decorated ring was used to pull the door to close it. Consequently, this is not a door knocker, nor a door lock.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Motion Blur challenge (2 comments in total)

If the subject is still but the blur is caused by movement of the camera, is it considered as a motion blur ? Or must the subject be in movement ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 13:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On B&W Landscape challenge (2 comments in total)

Since digital B&W cameras are rare, do you accept colour photos transformed into B&W? Similarly, do you accept infrared photos transformed into B&W?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Insidious Dihydrogen Monoxide (aka H2O) challenge (8 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Martel: I'm told that even the ice on North Pole contains a lot of Dihydrogen Monoxide (also called Hydrogen Hydroxyde). Since it is often not listed explicitly among the ingredients of baby foods, some infants are fed with processed foods that contains this chemical and could later catch incurable diseases (even cancers). When small quantities of this chemical enter in cameras or lenses, they become unsuitable to work properly. Untouched by industrialization, some deserts contain very little of it (that could explain why God, four thousands years ago, has wisely created Adam and Eve in the Middle East, when the Earth was still flat). Thanks DPR for this wonderful opportunity to show the devastating effect of this chemical.

To jetals:
Hydrogen Hydroxyde (or DHMO) is so powerful that it can mask (partially) the strong taste of whisky. Can you imagine all the substances that can be hidden in a glass of DHMO? Low-cost chemicals like DHMO can't replace real things like Whisky. Moreover, when was the last time bottles of Whisky were recalled because of bacterial contamination? Whisky is a lot safer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
On Insidious Dihydrogen Monoxide (aka H2O) challenge (8 comments in total)

I'm told that even the ice on North Pole contains a lot of Dihydrogen Monoxide (also called Hydrogen Hydroxyde). Since it is often not listed explicitly among the ingredients of baby foods, some infants are fed with processed foods that contains this chemical and could later catch incurable diseases (even cancers). When small quantities of this chemical enter in cameras or lenses, they become unsuitable to work properly. Untouched by industrialization, some deserts contain very little of it (that could explain why God, four thousands years ago, has wisely created Adam and Eve in the Middle East, when the Earth was still flat). Thanks DPR for this wonderful opportunity to show the devastating effect of this chemical.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 04:58 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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JeanPierre Martel: This is a solution to which problem ? Is there a wide world shortage of images in image banks ? Are there not enough cameras and photographs to fill the needs of companies ?

As far as I know, right now if you don't know who took a picture, don't touch it. That's simple and clear. Who needs that to be changed ?

Is there a limit to rapacity ?

Wouldn't it be easier to simply say that any photo older than a certain number of years fell into public domain (like any recording)?

The first thing that we'll know (like with the American FDA) when the office will take too much time to take a decision, the authorisation will be granted by default. To please the business community, the government will simply cut jobs at the office so that more pictures will be given to companies for a minimal government fee.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 03:11 UTC

This is a solution to which problem ? Is there a wide world shortage of images in image banks ? Are there not enough cameras and photographs to fill the needs of companies ?

As far as I know, right now if you don't know who took a picture, don't touch it. That's simple and clear. Who needs that to be changed ?

Is there a limit to rapacity ?

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:51 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On In the Cathedral in the Silence challenge (1 comment in total)

By any chance, was it taken at the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, in Praha ?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 1st comment

Where are the two extraordinary hummingbird photos? Were they retracted because they didn't respect some of the rules ?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:17 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Nukunukoo: Question will it use the MFT Lenses' OIS?

Probably yes for the Panasonic lenses that have a on/off switch but I don't know about those (like the Lumix 14-42mm pancake) without it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 22:26 UTC
On Cuban Model in the Photojournalism Steve McCurry style. challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks to everybody who has voted for my photo.

It’s an honor for me since there were a lot of oustanding entries in this challenge.

Of course, I didn't vote for my own photo but four of the five « 5-star » appreciations that I gave myself went to photos in the top ten. So this was a real fun.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 01:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On Girl in Tanzania in the Photojournalism Steve McCurry style. challenge (2 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: Wonderful this one, if I could vote I would give 5 stars.

I will. The quality of this image is amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
On Chinese Hunchback Woman in the Photojournalism Steve McCurry style. challenge (2 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: Good one.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 00:07 UTC
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morepix: Kodak branding seems like a poor choice from a marketing POV. It's something like Ford introducing a new model line named Edsel.

What's Edsel ?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qu-ovgXFWO0/T1GDbl7ZKvI/AAAAAAAABdk/k6lpovZE1dQ/s1600/1958_Edsel_Citation.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 21:32 UTC
On Jewish Cemetery in Prague in the City of Prague - Czech Republic challenge (1 comment in total)

Usually I don't vote in the challenges that I'm participating to. I'm sorry that I didn't in this one because your picture deserves a better score than a 38th place. Very nice picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 03:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Tea House In Beijing in the China--Anything other than of people challenge (4 comments in total)
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petitvelo: : ) I recognize the YouMingXuan tea house (友茗轩茶楼) at Yong'An Lu (永安路), north east of TianTan park (天坛公园). Funny.

Les photos que j'ai soumises pour Paris sont très différentes les unes des autres. Ce sont les photos No 86, 87 et 88 (Notre-Dame de Paris vue du Square René-Viviani, la photo vieillotte de la Tour Eiffel et le Portail de la Vierge de Notre-Dame de Paris).

Si tu es intéressé à te remémorer tes souvenirs de Beijing, voici le lien vers les diaporamas que j'ai réalisés avec mes photos de mon voyage en Chine:
http://jpmartel.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/les-diaporamas-de-chine/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 03:58 UTC
On Imitation of a Colorized Postcard in the City of Paris - France II challenge (2 comments in total)
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Eyefull Tour: Pardon my ignorance but what does "1900 look" mean?

Sorry, my English is not perfect. I meant that I wanted to submit a photo looking like an old color postcards, more precisely those made at the beginning of the previous Century (circa 1900).

Thanks for your interest.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 03:36 UTC
On Tea House In Beijing in the China--Anything other than of people challenge (4 comments in total)
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petitvelo: : ) I recognize the YouMingXuan tea house (友茗轩茶楼) at Yong'An Lu (永安路), north east of TianTan park (天坛公园). Funny.

What a small World ! When I came back from my first trip in China, I didn't remember precisely where in Beijing that photo was taken.

Thanks to your comment, I've updated the text published three years ago about that photo on my blog:
http://jpmartel.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/maison-de-the-a-beijing-la-nuit/

Another indication that the World is small: we are colleagues in the challenge called "City of Paris - France II" in which I have already appreciated your very good shot taken at the Pont Alexandre III.
;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 16:04 UTC
On SUP? in the A story behind: Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations for that first prize. Very, very good.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 02:08 UTC as 2nd comment
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