alex326

alex326

Joined on May 22, 2010

Comments

Total: 109, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
On challenge iPhone photography (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: Just wondering whether this challenge is limited only to the iPhone, or open to photos from other brands of smart phone?

Actually I reprioritized some othervprojects to make some room for a complementary challenge. The "Mobile phone photography" challenge, dedicated to non-iOS devices will be anounced next week. By this way, they will be close enough so people will have a good opportunity to compare the performance of different devices.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
On challenge iPhone photography (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: Just wondering whether this challenge is limited only to the iPhone, or open to photos from other brands of smart phone?

I did answer, but apparently after you already foaded the picture (see the thread above with the reply).
I will create a different challenge for mobile devices later on.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
On challenge Wedding Cake (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

bofo777: But telling me after the challenge was over SHAME +SHAME +SHAME so I didn't have time to change it… Maybe you should wake up and smell the Roses!!!!!

Definitely you are not very polite.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On challenge Wedding Cake (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

bofo777: Thanks so much for telling me very late after challenge was over ...hope to do the same to you someday!!!!

Rules were very clear and available to everyone. It would take less than 20 seconds to read them, as it should be done prior to uploading photos to a challenge.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
On challenge iPhone photography (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

ossme: Are people allowed to use computers for editing? or are they limited to by in phone capabilites?

There are no additional rules, you can process the picture as much as you want. It should be only taken by an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
On photo A unforgettable day in the Wedding Cake challenge (1 comment in total)

Coool! This is precisely the kind of image I had in mind when I created this challenge.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Urban panorama (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

kabzamalov: The requirement "Images with full EXIF" for stitched images does not make sense.

Images with full EXIF (if applicable to the camera). Even for stiched images, the first image data will be visible, except for the situation when the softare will alter the original EXIF.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On challenge SR-71 Blackbird (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

George Veltchev: You people are just like the Hollywood filmmakers .... suffering from a lack of ideas! I mean really .. let's repeat slowly the name of this challenge : ' SR-71 Blackbird ' !!! ..that's S..R ..- 7... 1 .. wow ...what about that as a name of a global challenge ?!?!? do you really see some images of this birds coming from around the world in galore ? :) ahhhhhh

Very few people will go out to take a picture based on a host's idea, for the simple reason that sometimes would be difficult or the time since the challenge was announced to the time the challenge closes will not be enough. Most of the people would prefer to showcase the pictures they took a while ago and are easy to find and to upload. As result, the hosts will have to mine the existing portfolio of the challenge participants and hope that they are willing to share that, with the risk that some challenges will have a very low number of entries or will be considered too "exotic". I saw such challenges, with zero or one digit number of entries, but they make the beauty of the DP Review challenge system. If you have any particular idea please let us know, to try to put it in practice.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
On challenge My home (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chris Page: So only open to people who only have a detached house with enough land to not need to go out on the street to take the shot.

Picture of a individual house or apartment, taken from inside or outside.
Please read the rules. Actually, this is a very easy challenge, with just a few rules: full EXIF, over 1400 px wide and no watermarks.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On challenge Seawall Portraits (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: You seem to have described at least three elements to this challenge: 1) a picture of a seawall, or 2) a picture of a lake walkway, and 3) if a picture of a lake walkway, it must have people in the picture. There is also the implication that the lake walkway must be in a city (rather than, e.g., the country). Please clarify.

Still not clear what is the connection with the portrait.
"Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders."

Your middle sample can be closer to the definition of the portrait, but the other two, for sure don't.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
On challenge Flying Machines (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

stearman65: This challenge just popped up in the date list of open challenges. I assumed it was a new challenge so I tried to enter & found I already had. Is there some way to prevent this?

Got it. Now I saw the Lighting.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
Total: 109, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »