RJB138

Joined on Jan 22, 2012

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On photo St. George Island Cardinal in the A Red Subject. Crop the photo to a Square format. challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

thejohnnerparty: That's good!

Thank you. I think I took it sitting in our VW camper at the campsite; he just landed nearby and my camera was handy.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (354 comments in total)

$1148 for body + 16-50mm kit lens??? Add $350 for 55-210 = almost $1500!. Glad I am not an early adopter.

I bought the a6000 with 16-50mm lens + 55-210mm in early December - $700! That also included extra Sony battery, Sony charger, Sony screen protector and $50 gift card, worth about $180. Money saved helps pay for trips to actually use the camera and take photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
On photo Spirit in the Aircraft close-up challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

dmanthree: This was my favorite of the challenge. Nicely done.

One of these days, I will get out to Smithsonian collection at Dulles. Congrats on winning "Pick your challenge" - one of Frank's buildings.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On photo Spirit in the Aircraft close-up challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

dmanthree: This was my favorite of the challenge. Nicely done.

Thank you. If you have not been there, Air and Space Museum is a wonderful place to shoot. I was lucky with the light on this shot.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On photo Nā Pali in the Landscape Photos in a Vertical Format challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

lynmay: Wow! Magnificent Capture!

Really does help image quality to fly with the doors off!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On photo Sacra di San Michele in the Old buildings in B/W only challenge (1 comment in total)

Please note this is NOT B&W per challenge rules.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 15:16 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Defining usable space: Ceilings (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

RJB138: Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"
I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.

Is that acceptable?

Thank you for that clarification.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On challenge Defining usable space: Ceilings (5 comments in total)

Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"
I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.

Is that acceptable?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On ChallengeEntry:10519 (4 comments in total)

I notified DPR about this guy - with the Lamb challenge and they did get back to me, saying they were on it, but now I see this one. Just emailed them again.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:10781 (12 comments in total)

Isn't there a DPR Admin - not just the host - to monitor the Challenges, especially when the host has seemingly disappeared?

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

ObelixCMM: There is nothing compact about Lumix FZ1000
Sony RX10II is smaller and it's missing from this list

Agree with Revenant. I just bought a Sony a6000 with the kit lens + 55-210 - With just the kit lens it now goes for $550 - less than 7 out of 10 of these cameras and similar in size to many on this list and with an APS-C Sensor. Yes, not as small as the Sony RX100, but fits in my coat pocket just fine.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)

Nice presentation. Well organized, very relaxed speaking. Do I like each and every one of his images. No, but I don't think that is the point. I got the most out of this by (1) listening to what he is saying (2) not by focusing so much on his images, but (3) thinking of my own images in my mind and how they could have been better. Now I go back into my catalog and look at my images with a different eye. Now I go back out with my camera, and try to remember what he said, not what he showed.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

J A C S: There is JPEG compression banding on #1.

Maybe, but not necessarily - I have seem that type of striation in fog banks before (in person and in images of it). Fog is not uniform in its density and early/late light can accentuate that.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On challenge Landscape with a road (6 comments in total)

Quick Clarification Please:

"one single road"? So is a road with one width of pavement, i.e. a "two lane" road with stripe down the middle acceptable?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 17:34 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Ready for take off in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Well, I just looked this am to post and the challenge is full - took only about 12 hours to fill up!

Maybe next time put some constraints on entries - birds in flight or shore birds or flocks only or birds in the city. Would be nice to have a chance to submit.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo CucumberBeetleFlower-1 in the Nature's Gifts challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

ysal: I thought they were serious pests to agriculture.

Yes, many of the different species are serious pests, but many insects (as well as mammals, birds, fish) that are pests are still part of nature.

I also just liked the colors against the white flowers

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
On photo Zipper in the Square, rectangle, quadrat, trapezoid challenge (7 comments in total)

IlanS,

Congrats! Wonderful photo. Had my vote.

Any more background on this? Where? Technical or other photographic challenges is taking it?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 01:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Challenge:6501 (5 comments in total)

Clarification please - Cats AT windows - as seen through the glass or can the cat be in front of the glass (either interior or exterior)?

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:51 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo _DSC3750 in the Senic views of California challenge (4 comments in total)

This photo had my vote from the start. Absolutely wonderful light and composition. Did you scope this out beforehand and wait for the light or was it one of those moments that you happened to be there - right time, right place and prepared?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Little Two Story Red Schoolhouse in the Over saturated (red) to perfection! challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry, but putting a red filter over the entire image does not meet IMHO the intent of the contest. Interesting effect nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 18:43 UTC as 1st comment
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