JeanPierre Martel

JeanPierre Martel

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

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"Let's see your best landscape using..."

Is it a challenge about Macro shots: Insects , Ants Bugs, or Spiders. Or is it a challenge about lansdcape photography ?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)
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ShKen: Good Job! Great PP

Thank for your nice words.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
On In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!

Since we see a competition between friends., "Relaxed suspense", would certainly summarizes the feeling that we get from that picture. So I agree with you.

Being a very bad chess player myself, I didn't wait until the end of the game and so, didn't play against the winner.

Thanks again.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
On In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!

I was walking in along a street in the Centro district in Habana when these guys were playing chess. When I was close enough, I’ve slow down a bit and took this picture.

What piece the player is about to move ? Is it a decisive moment ? Probably not. But the picture gives the impression of suspense. As if that move was very important.

During post-processing, my goal was to make every player to stand out against its own background. That was a challenge for the guy in the center of the image.

That being said, thanks for your appreciation.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:44 UTC

Extraordinary!

Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Very interesting. Intimacy (the theme of the challenge) not seen in a sexual context, but as two people sharing exactly the same experience.

Beautiful photo. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Lillypads- Infrared with Fishes_0295 in the The Lotus Pond challenge (2 comments in total)

What's extraordinary in your photo is that thick lotus leaves are transparent to UV rays. From my limited experience, I've never seen that phenomenon in other plants.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Flying Saucer Cactus Flowers in the Cactus flower challenge (6 comments in total)

Beautiful. It really deserves the first prize.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On Beauty is in the eye of the beholder in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

The Challenge rules say full EXIF. When I've entered the Aperture (0,95) manually on the Entry Form, that info was stripped and doesn't show above. I hope the entry is still valid.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Budapest Opera House Ceiling in the Top is the limit - ceilings challenge (1 comment in total)

Superb !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 1st comment
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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