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db.

Lives in Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland
Works as a Retired Journalist (Foreign Correspondent)
Joined on Apr 24, 2000
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On challenge Miss Japan (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

gordonpritchard: Another confused challenge title.

I doubt the title is indeed confused; but, yes, it definitely is confusing... ;-))

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 15:54 UTC
On photo Ayasofya (Sainte Sophie) in the Religious - but not Christian challenge (1 comment in total)

It may not look so, but Hagia Sophia (or Ayasofya) was built and used for centuries as a Byzantine, Orthodox *Christian!* church and is again nowadays (after a Muslim period) Christian, serving--BTW--mainly as a museum, even though under the present conservative-religiousTurkish regime of President Erdogan there are efforts to turn it again into a mosque. To make a long story short: This Challenge-entry is IMO off-topic.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 14:39 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Your City - Modern Architecture (post WW2) (1 comment in total)

I feel uncertain about the hosts wording: is «with some part of the city in the background» just «preferable» (as the phrase suggests) or should it's presence (or absence) be weighted by us voters??

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dublin (Ireland) in the Doors challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Photo Geezer: Congratulations to first place from second place. Lovely image....
Bill G

That's a mighty fine compliment by the author of the mighty fine image on Second Place (with, BTW) practically the same "score" of votes! Therefore: congrats to you too, Bill!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
On photo 0802PalauInt_exBuehne814-Rand in db.'s photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

SxKaydi: Love this - such an amazing piece of architecture. Congratulations

Thanks a lot, Kadonis1, for your kind words: much appreciated, indeed! db.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:54 UTC
On photo «Palau de les Arts» in the Indoor shot challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Albert Valentino: Powerful

Thanks a lot, Albert, for your kind comment: ¡most appreciated! db.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:44 UTC
On challenge Pattern picture (2 comments in total)

I find it very interesting to see the enormous disparaty of votes for so many (if not most) of the pictures entered in this challenge. It seems we voters were unable to agree with one another on what constitutes a good «Pattern picture» or—for that matter—a good abstract image in general...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Empire State Building in the Pattern picture challenge (1 comment in total)

I love this, Adadie4me: it's wonderful, IMO, how you managed to show in a detail shot the whole «philosophy» of the design:

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Green&Orange Façade in the Pattern picture challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: The challenge host cannot vote, but I would like to award ‘Commended by the Host’, with full bragging rights, to this image. I enjoy the colours, and the small random variations to some of the panels.

Thank you, Dutch!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
On photo Sam in the Attitude challenge (1 comment in total)

¡Qué miedo! ;-))

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo street photography in the Attitude challenge (1 comment in total)

Love it!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 1st comment
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.?

Sorry, alex: my remark was not directed to your Challenge. I just wanted to make the semantics clear (which you did not seem to be interested in at all). I apologize for the misunderstanding.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:53 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.?

I, as an aviator, do not agree with your «not wanting to get into the philosophy of ... aircraft ... definition», alex326: not only airplanes are aircrafts (e,g, helicopters and balloons are so as well), but airplanes are exclusively the ones with «real» wings (called planes, that's why). It's not only two different terms but they denote also two different things! (Even though you think the contrary to be «common sense», as you say.)

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
On photo Four Centuries Lie In-Between in the Religious challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: The host is not able to vote, but I found this an interesting approach to the challenge. I particularly enjoyed the simplicity of the left shot, and thought the story of the juxtaposition of the two images was thoughtful. Commended by the host.

;-))

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On photo Central Synagogue (NYC, NY) in the Religious challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: The host is not able to vote, but I found this a very precise, careful shot. Commended by the host.

Thanks a lot, Dutch, for that very kind comment. Most appreciated!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On photo Four Centuries Lie In-Between in the Religious challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: The host is not able to vote, but I found this an interesting approach to the challenge. I particularly enjoyed the simplicity of the left shot, and thought the story of the juxtaposition of the two images was thoughtful. Commended by the host.

Thank you very much indeed for your kind comment. I appreciate it the more as you and I seem to belong to «The Chosen Few» to appreciate this idea of mine ;-)) as the voting result shows...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
On photo Sevilla, Plaza d'Espagña in the Your City - Water Supply challenge (1 comment in total)

Just for the record: the spelling is Plaza «de España»...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Old Watches (Wrist or Pocket Type) (2 comments in total)

How old must a watch be to fit in the host's concept of «Old Watches»??

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo _DSC1521-Edit in the Religious challenge (2 comments in total)

Now imagine how wonderful this would be if you—even if unable to write an attractive title—at least told us where this church stands...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Wide Angle Lens (not ultra wide) (1 comment in total)

I wonder where the limit between «wide-angle» und «ultra-wide-angle» lies. For this challenge it's crystal-clear: anything below 21mm on Full-Frame is considered «ultra». Is this a limit set by the challenge-host? Or is this a universally agreed upon number? I—for myself—might have set the limit at 18mm; but that's my «gut-feeling», not knowledge... Please do clarify. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment
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