The use of misleading information in Challenge of Challenges 2011

Started Jan 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Lext123 New Member • Posts: 2
The use of misleading information in Challenge of Challenges 2011

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=553234

This is not a picture, but a compound graphic design. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but don’t try give the viewer the impression that this was a real shot. The provided photographic settings: exposure time: 25200 seconds / f3.4 / ISO 800 would have resulted in TOTALLY white overexposed picture.

Another doubtful thing is the use of a Fisheye lens. This lens would give us a curvy, distorted image and sees 180 degrees from corner to corner diagonally. The submitted picture does not show this characteristics by far.

Furthermore, why do we see the harbor lights reflecting from the water, but the reflection of the sky is completely missing? And finally, the color diversity of the starts is far overdone.

Nice artist impression? Yes! Nice picture? Not a picture at all! But becoming 5th in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 is something that should have been prevented in combination with the misleading accompanying photographic settings.

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