Alfiethemastiff

Alfiethemastiff

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On Image saved in post challenge (20 comments in total)

So, more of a 'can you follow the rules' challenge than anything to do with photography?
What does it matter if the entrant copies your words exactly, its a PHOTOGRAPHY forum.
'Please enter the place that this was taken in the description', is perfectly acceptable.
'State "this photo was taken at" and then state where taken, if not in that exact phrase i will disqualify you', is just egotistical.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 22:53 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Belts & Wheels (machine in motion) in the Mechanics and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

I like this much more than the original

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On Deus ex machina in the Mechanics and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

Fabulous lighting here

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 5th comment
On Cornish Tin Mine2 in the Mechanics and chat challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Throndson: I miss the chimney! But, I guess for the challenge theme of 'mechanical systems', it's better to crop in closer. As soon as the challenge is over - put it back OK? The blue sky is nice.

lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:22 UTC
On Mechanic Tool II in the Mechanics and chat challenge (12 comments in total)

Much sharper all over and a better crop in my opinion

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:25 UTC as 12th comment
On Rail Workshop Revised in the Mechanics and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

I think both images are good, I am not so sure that the original needed a change at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 6th comment
On Second version in the Mechanics and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

Sorry, but personally I prefer the original. This softened version has a fairytale feel about it but I prefer the sharper lines of the original

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:22 UTC as 5th comment
On Pulleys - Second Version in the Mechanics and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

The colour version is far better in my opinion

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:19 UTC as 4th comment
On Really tired .... in the Mechanics and chat challenge (12 comments in total)

the ultra contrast certainly gives this image some punch

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:19 UTC as 4th comment
On GrindNwhine in the Mechanics and chat challenge (12 comments in total)

I like this and tend to disagree with the others comments about the cropping, I like it as it is, however the image could have a little bit more contrast for me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Cornish Tin Mine in the Mechanics and chat challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

AndrePooh: Mind that withdrawal of a picture also erases the comments, making the host wonder whether or not contestants did comment as required and it's not very considerate to the others too, as they have to start commenting all over again.

Please don't withdraw when comments have been given. I think I will make that a dq rule.

All the comments made were of a nature that the picture shouldn't have been here because it didn't fit the criteria in their interpretation of the rules. I waited for your view on this, (as the writer of the rules), but none came. I then announced within the comments that I would be withdrawing the picture as it did not fit the criteria, I then left that comment 'live' for everyone (including you) to see before withdrawing it.
There is little point coming in after it has been done saying, 'you shouldn't have done that'!
I really dont want to fall out with you because I think this idea of comments etc is a very good one, (as I have said in the past), but what is the point of telling me not to do something after I have already done it? More to the point, what is the point of of leaving a picture in, where most of the comments are reading that it shouldn't be there?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:50 UTC
On Rail Workshop in the Mechanics and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

Lovely shot, the leading lines of the wheels works very well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:55 UTC as 9th comment
On Winch-1 in the Mechanics and chat challenge (12 comments in total)

Love this shot but would agree with the removal of the padlock. Otherwise a really powerful image with a real industrial feel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:54 UTC as 5th comment
On Spindle in the Mechanics and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

I agree with the other comments on the distracting background. I would have probably gone for a different angle as well personally, I would have thought a more straight on angle would have looked better, (but then I wasn't there so this may well not be the case).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 6th comment
On camp 6 steamer in the Mechanics and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

Lovely composition, just the colours look a bit washy to me, maybe a little bit more saturation would 'liven' it up a bit?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On old machine for making confetti in the Mechanics and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

I really like this shot, it is nice that there is wood involved making it stand out from all the other metal and rust shots. A very interesting subject to. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:47 UTC as 4th comment
On Pulleys in the Mechanics and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

focus and bokeh are nice, but the picture lacks a certain something for me, I would like to have seen more of the machine and not just the little bit you have showed us

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:45 UTC as 5th comment
On The silent wheels of industry... in the Mechanics and chat challenge (16 comments in total)

a tighter crop to the cable wheel would make the picture look less 'fussy' in my opinion

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:42 UTC as 7th comment
On Be Careful! in the Mechanics and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

liI ke this shot, the rust works really well against the faded green paintwork

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:40 UTC as 4th comment
On Fairground at night in the Mechanics and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

This is my entry.
Isn't it funny how we all read things differently?
I saw this challenge and read, 'Show us a photo of a technical mechanical system with wheels and rods and so on, things that turn, wobble, push or pull, close or open'.
I didn't read, 'It must SHOW the wheels and the rods and so on'!

I do however see your point.
I have a few pictures that fit the criteria (as you see it), but chose to submit this one instead, as, thinking outside the box, it being a night shot, I thought it would be different to all the other entries, (i succeeded in that at least!).

Thank you for your kind comments on the shot quality etc and I will go with the majority in the belief that it does not fit the criteria.

For that reason, (after leaving it here for a day or so for you all to read these comments), I will withdraw it and submit one of my other shots that do show the wheels and rods etc (but are much more boring!).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 2nd comment
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