alex326

alex326

Joined on May 22, 2010

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On challenge SR-71 Blackbird (2 comments in total)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
On challenge Flying Machines (4 comments in total)
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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?

I do remember very clearly that I saw it in the announced challenges list. Regarding the entry, I assume that it was a server error. Given the fact that it is already full, I will increase the number of slots, so you may give another try.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On challenge National flag (3 comments in total)
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They call me Hans: INB4 the egregious amount of American Flags.

Please feel free to upload any other flag - Europe has 50 states and a population that exceeds that of US. There are also 195 sovereign states in the wold and a population that exceeds 7.4 billion people.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
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alex326: Not happy with the white scheme, as I didn't like iOS7 pastel color scheme, Windows 8 tile menu, MS Office ribbons, Windows 10 light grey on grey scroll bars, the yellow/light grey on white maps unreadable on screens in bright light, the new Airliners.net white scheme. Sometimes people want to change something that really works and is well trusted, just for the sake of the change.
The new white scheme just makes things somewhat more difficult to use in a low lit environments and the use of the awful Apple inspired grey or light blue fonts on white just makes things more difficult to read in all lighting conditions.
Still, thank you for keeping the light/dark switch button handy.

It would worth try light grey on light yellow. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:31 UTC

Not happy with the white scheme, as I didn't like iOS7 pastel color scheme, Windows 8 tile menu, MS Office ribbons, Windows 10 light grey on grey scroll bars, the yellow/light grey on white maps unreadable on screens in bright light, the new Airliners.net white scheme. Sometimes people want to change something that really works and is well trusted, just for the sake of the change.
The new white scheme just makes things somewhat more difficult to use in a low lit environments and the use of the awful Apple inspired grey or light blue fonts on white just makes things more difficult to read in all lighting conditions.
Still, thank you for keeping the light/dark switch button handy.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
On challenge Sony mirrorles cameras (12 comments in total)
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fzrTom: Are A7 + LA-EA4 adapter allowed in this challenge ?

That would be a bit odd situation but still we are considering a mirrorless camera body, so you should be fine.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On challenge Sony mirrorles cameras (12 comments in total)
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lightgrabber: I'm rather new to challenges so I hope you'll bear with me. I'm looking at some of the entries and, while they show shutter speed, f-stop etc. I can't seem to find the type of camera specified is this available somewhere?

Also. the lightbox feature on the side looks like a great idea, but I can't figure out how to use it.

During the upload and voting phases of the challenges, the camera types and the user names are hidden, to avoid the deformation of the voting (i.e. people giving good or bad votes to a specific camera or user). After the voting phase is finished, during the showcase phase, all the hiden details will be visible.
The lightbox usage is fairly simple, you hover the mouse over the picture and in the menu that apppears you click on the "Add to lightbox" button.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
On challenge Sony mirrorles cameras (12 comments in total)
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ak1981: what about SLT? it's allow?

Unfortunately, the SLTs are not included in the scope of this challenge, as they have a translucent mirror.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On challenge Sony mirrorles cameras (12 comments in total)
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fzrTom: Are A7 + LA-EA4 adapter allowed in this challenge ?

The A7 cameras are part of the Alpha family and are welcome to the challenge.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On challenge Sony mirrorles cameras (12 comments in total)
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A620er: Is this purely for the Alpha branded cameras or does NEX brand qualify also, please?

Al the NEX series cameras are welcome (they are part of the Alpha family anyway).

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On challenge Spring Green (2 comments in total)
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Bing Chow: Is stitching considered a composite? Or do you mean multiple exposures or sky replacements?

Stitching to create a panorama is fine.
Replacing parts of the picture or adding elements from other pictures is not accepted.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On challenge My Guitar (2 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Your sample picture has TWO guitars. Is it acceptable to include more than one guitar in the entry?

You can have as many as you want :)
Alex

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 08:59 UTC
On photo _42A0407 in the Aircraft close-up challenge (1 comment in total)

MiG-21MF - I flew so many times this type...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Drones (4 comments in total)

The challenge is open for human made flying drones / UAVs. Many of us are using them to take pictures, different other jobs or just for fun. I don't think that the actual bees can take any picture.
"An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard." - Wikipedia

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Airman portrait (1 comment in total)

"A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer." - Wikipedia

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Classic airliners (1 comment in total)

Airliner is an aircraft intended for carrying multiple passengers or cargo in commercial service.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Classic fighters (5 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: I see "savonie" has been busy trying to discredit some of the entries that are "training" aircraft, rather than official "fighter" planes. However, he (or she) has not even made comment on a few entries that are WW I trainers, or a couple that could be trainers, but are not identified - or identifiable - by just what can be seen in the photo. Perhaps it would be helpful if the real host makes a ruling here. Are military training aircraft allowed in this challenge?

Unfortunately the trainers were not allowed to this challenge and were disqualiffied, along bombers and cargo aircraft. Too bad that a lot of real fighters from different countries are missing.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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