Ed at Ridersite

Ed at Ridersite

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Joined on Nov 26, 2007
About me:

Sony A-77 (11/3/2011)
Sony RX-100M2 (since 7/25/2013)
Sony a-100 (12/25/2006)
18-70mm f3.5-f5.6
50mm f1.7 Minolta (since 1/11/2008)
50mm f1.4 Minolta (since 2008)
18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Sony (since 1/11/2008)
28-135 f4-f.4 Minolta (since 3/2/2009)
35-70mm f4 Macro Minolta (since 1/12/2009)
70-210mm f4 Minolta (Beercan) (since 1/16/2008)
70-400mm f4-5.6 G2 Sony (since 8/7/2013)
75-300mm f4.5-5.6 Minolta (Big Beercan) (since 3/7/2008)
50-500mm f4-6.3 Sigma (Bigma) (since 3/18/2008)

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On DesertMobile in the Cropped to a 1x3 ratio challenge (3 comments in total)

not so hot, but it's definitely a cool shot. Takes me right back to Mad Max ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2010 at 16:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Harry Winston Jerome (1940-1982). SEVEN WORLD RECORDS in the Productivity challenge (8 comments in total)

I have no problem making the connection to the theme. Now, if I didn't read the title, it would be different, but the title is visible in the slideshow voting. Regardless, it's a good shot and, IMO, not deserving of anywhere near last place.

Welcome to the last place club ;-)
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=229659

Here's something else you are likely not aware of. If you calculate the straight average of the votes, you didn't finish last! Your average rank is 1.300. The next to last place's average is 1.136. So, it really wasn't even close. The final ranking is a result of dpreview's algorithm which adjusts the rankings. IMO, it really screws things up at the extremes - like in your case. Maybe they can explain, but don't count on it.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2010 at 14:01 UTC as 1st comment
On This is me: Rodeo Photographer! in the 'This is me' challenge (2 comments in total)

Joel Saltore would be proud of that shot. Nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2010 at 11:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Parrot feeding in the Audubon's Birds challenge (8 comments in total)

I only gave it one star. In retrospect, maybe it should have been 1.5. But, the focus was on the foliage in front of the bird. With wildlife, it is best to focus on the eye. You might have to recompose, but it is generally important to attain focus on the eye. I also, thought the background was too busy - distracting. Otherwise, it is an interesting and colorful bird and the composition is good.
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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 15:28 UTC as 6th comment

This shot has always done well in the challenges. I'm a little ashamed to have entered it again ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 02:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On Dragonfly in the Participation: The Five-Hundred Club challenge (1 comment in total)

The only thing wrong with your shot is the focus. Work on that and you will do better.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 00:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Cameleon in the Participation: The Five-Hundred Club challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice focus on the eye. IMO, should have finished much higher.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 00:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Through My Window in the Participation: The Five-Hundred Club challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful light.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 00:23 UTC as 2nd comment

Beautiful in all respects. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 00:21 UTC as 6th comment
On free spirit in the Participation: The Five-Hundred Club challenge (11 comments in total)

And, that's a beautiful shot - family treasure. IMO. you should have placed higher. For some reason, shots of kids don't do as well as they should.

Was this a studio shot, or a serendipitous candid?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2010 at 00:18 UTC as 7th comment
On Sunset with altitude.. in the > Country roads tales challenge (5 comments in total)

I don't think challenge entrants really get their feet wet until they manage to grab the coveted "last place." Here's mine:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=229659

I suppose with two, your galoshes are completely full ;-)

Nothing really wrong with your shot, but IMO, the road wasn't the central focus.

Good luck in the future! You've certainly done well in some of the challenges and definitely have the right attitude.
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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2010 at 13:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On far far away in the > Country roads tales challenge (2 comments in total)

> That looks like it would be a fun drive..

.... or bike ride :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Hit the ball in the The Baseball Field challenge (2 comments in total)

You caught precisely the right moment with perfect composition. excellent baseball shooting! My favorite of the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2010 at 01:46 UTC as 2nd comment

32,000 votes! That's enough for 64 photographers to qualify!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2010 at 14:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Curve in the Definitely Sexy....... challenge (5 comments in total)

Drewbie wrote:
> Great pic. What is ridiculous is that this pic got 5 (five) 0.5 votes! Time to overhaul the voting process.

The winner of the challenge received ten 1/2-star votes :(

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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Mother and Child in the Masterclass: Lighting (non-flash) challenge (6 comments in total)

for expanding on the 500 character limit ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2010 at 13:46 UTC as 5th comment
On RR XX in the "X..." Like X challenge (9 comments in total)

I agree with Steve about the orientation. I also found the focus misplaced. Actually is presented vertically and shot at maybe f14, I believe it would have been a contender. The idea is excellent.

I gave it only one star, which in retrospect is probably a little low.

Keep shooting, you have talent.
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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2010 at 16:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Warm Light on the Bells in the Dramatic Light: Warm Image challenge (7 comments in total)

There's nothing wrong with your entry Adam. The light could be a little warmer, but it does have some warm character - taken at 9:20am in September. Furthermore, I find the composition very pleasing - an excellent landscape. I gave it 3.5 stars - a pretty high vote coming from me.

My rankings in jezsik's challenges are all over the map - often in the lowest 1/2 - 1/3 :(

I thought my entry fit the theme, but I managed to snag a couple more 1/2-star votes than you did ;-)

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=237471

Better luck in future challenges.
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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2010 at 16:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Porto Cove in the Boats (No motors nor sails) challenge (4 comments in total)

Definitely a wall hanger! Nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On The Easter Bunnies in the Easter Sunday challenge (5 comments in total)

I believe this is a browser problem. This was discussed a few months ago - can't find the thread. Safari (Macs) is the only browser to always render the images correctly. Explorer & Firefox sometimes fail - but not often.
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AEH
http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2010 at 13:16 UTC as 4th comment
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