alex326

alex326

Joined on May 22, 2010

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On challenge Low Pass (6 comments in total)
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catastrophe: What is your definition of aircraft. For me it is probably something designed to travel through the air supported by air pressure. That would include traditional fixed wing aircraft but also helicopters, hovercraft and balloons. The definition given excludes many helicopters but some do have retractable wheels.
Do you intend that the subject is a traditional fixed wing aircraft and not helicopters and other VTOL aircraft, balloons, hovercraft, etc.?

Eventually, all the challenge participants got it right and uploaded pictures of really nice low passes. I doubt that anybody was thinking of a balloon low pass...

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On challenge Low Pass (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

catastrophe: What is your definition of aircraft. For me it is probably something designed to travel through the air supported by air pressure. That would include traditional fixed wing aircraft but also helicopters, hovercraft and balloons. The definition given excludes many helicopters but some do have retractable wheels.
Do you intend that the subject is a traditional fixed wing aircraft and not helicopters and other VTOL aircraft, balloons, hovercraft, etc.?

Helicopters low passes are ok, provided thathey are not hovering or in thr tske-off / landing procedures (these are fairly easy to notice, even in a still picture, due to the attitude of the aircrat and the environment of the image).
On the other side, I don't want to get in the philosofy of aircraft or low pass definitions. This is common sense and so far the challenge has many vgreat examples that ilustrate the spirit of an aircraft low pass.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
On challenge Furin Wind Chime (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

photoman555: I think we may have a winner here...

It is a we deserved first place, for both the quality of the picture and the willing to do it.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On photo Wind chime on orchid show in the Furin Wind Chime challenge (8 comments in total)
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wam7: A difficult challenge but nice to see you've entered a very good picture. One of those you probably have to go out and take after the challenge is announced. :)

PS. I would recommend getting rid of the border as it detracts from the picture.

The challenge is actually not that difficult, as the furin chimes are fairly popular. I expected more participans from Japan and the neighboring area, but apparently DPReview is not that popular outside the United States.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
On challenge Tea as an art (2 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: Could you provide more detail on what you mean by tea art?

Whatever you consider: the way of serving (gestures, environment, ceremony), hardware used (tea cups, tea pots, tea spoons), the way of selecting and blending the tea and so on.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 10:31 UTC
On photo Yello & Blue in the Your City - Holiday in the City challenge (4 comments in total)

Great composition, a well deserved first place. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Turbojet power (2 comments in total)
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RCTabor: How much latitude is allowed in regard to the definition of "Turbojet"? Most modern fighter jet engines i.e GE 404, P&W F-100, P&W F-119 and the P&W F-135, just to name a few, are after burning turbofans. Most all commercial / Mil Heavies have high bypass fans.

Turbofans are accepted, of course. I used on purpose the word "turbojet" to include various other applications, as maritime turbine engines, various other vehicles powerred by turbine engines, like the M-1 Abrams tank, and so on.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
On challenge Pentax Cameras (8 comments in total)
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Tatouzou: I had not seen the challenge before today.
It is announced as full.
Is there any possibility that the number of admission might be risen?

I'm sorry - I just did not see your message on time. There will be some other Pentax challenges fairly soon.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
On challenge Pentax Cameras (8 comments in total)
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jaxson: Is there a topic/subject matter style, or just best overall picture?

Just any pictures to demonstrate Pentax camera performance and, f course, creativity.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On photo A Strange View of the World in the Aircraft - Close and personal challenge (1 comment in total)

Great image, very creative, that reminds me the Star Wars clone troopers!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 12:12 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Aircraft - Close and personal (3 comments in total)
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Anirut J: In this challenge, are helicopters eligible as Aircrafts?

Aircraft is a broad category that includes airplanes, helicopters, blimps, drones and or other machine capable of flight.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
On photo Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker in the Vintage fighter aircraft challenge (15 comments in total)

Excellent shot, it would make a great desktop wallpaper for the aviation enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 04:32 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo Butterfly in the Close up image without a macro lens challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice, congratulations!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Vintage fighter aircraft (5 comments in total)
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cjf2: Hello Alex,
Do you have a date range for what would count as vintage? For cars in the U.K. It would be between 1929 and 1930 but that is a bit restricted.
Also would a more recently built replica of an aircraft type from your date range be acceptable?

There is no specific time range for this challenge and I will leave this to the personal judgement ov the participants. As mentioned in the description, even jets are admitted, but I hope it is obvious that a vintage jet fighter is one of the early typs as Meteor, Me-262, Venom, Shooting Star and so on. Uploading a early MiG-21 or F-104 will be considered out of the challenge scope. Having a determined time range will be a real pain for everybody.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
On challenge View from the top - Sea (2 comments in total)

Unfortunately I had to disqualify the winning entry due to vote rigging. As the vast majority of the voters who gave 5 stars voted solely on this picture , ignoring all the others, it is obvious that it was a fraud and vote manipulation.
The user John93Robertson, who apparently joined DPReview on Feb. 14th and has only two quasi-identical pictures in his gallery, is not welcome to any of my future challenges.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Old Harry's Rocks in the View from the top - Sea challenge (3 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is a stunning capture, but it has received an remarkable 64 (sixty-four) votes of 5. I've NEVER seen this unbelievably high score before. Few challenges have 64 members who cast their votes, let alone for one image.
RuthC

It looks very suspicious to me, as the vast majority of the voters who gave 5 stars voted solely on this picture, ignoring all the others. It might sound bad, but I'm considering disqualifying this picture, as I did in the past to a couple of other frauds.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
On challenge Light aircraft (4 comments in total)
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vbuhay: How about Gliders, ultra lights etc.?

Ultralights and gliders are allowed. I adjusted the challenge description to include that.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
On photo RAAF C-130 Herculese Air Drop in the Military cargo aircraft challenge (2 comments in total)

Actually a Royal Australian Air Force DHC-4 Caribou
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_Australian_Air_Force_DHC-4_Caribou_-_A4-299.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Australia-Air-Force/De-Havilland-Canada-DHC-4A-Caribou/152791?qsp=eJwtjbEKAjEQRH8lbK2FKBbXxROxU8QfWJNFg/ESdvfQcNy/G4PdY4Y3M4FLg9JHryUTdCCE7B6wgIyML4FugieVd2JfGS6pYDR2FGWMAQdjA5tDYkdmf%2ByXG9Mjh1saqy%2BJdVeq41HJOkdZyf/zE3viX0Xi2tW9Xq8qEJ8bw3pbcx8kR2wbpBgizPMXjkk6Vg%3D%3D

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Library (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

ossme: It is very hard to photograph in a library I assume .. :)

:)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On challenge Library (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

ossme: It is very hard to photograph in a library I assume .. :)

No sweat - dare to enter the challenge and get one of the first lhree places :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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