Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 14, 2003


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A very enjoyable video, with some great shots by the DPR staff. Keep up the excellent work. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Fenghuang fantasy in the Still waters run deep..Large rivers and river life challenge (4 comments in total)

Simply a stunning image! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment

Thoroughly enjoyable. Most videos don't hold my attention, but this one did, all the way to the end. Bravo to everybody involved.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Stutz Speedometer in the Speedometer challenge (1 comment in total)

What a neat old control panel. Nicely photographed.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 1st comment

A lovely group of sample images that do a fine job of showcasing this lens. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)

I find it interesting that so many folks on DPR feel that increasing the saturation in an image (if that indeed was done) is such a bad thing, as if the only permissible way to present an image is to make it look exactly like it did when the image was taken.

I've always felt that photography was about trying to share a "feeling" that the photographer experienced when the image was taken, and that whatever the photographer decides needs to done in post to help get that feeling across is fine.

I really like this image and feel it does a good job of expressing the idea of "the golden hour".

And don't get me wrong, I enjoy realistic photos as well, but I don't think that's the only way they need to be presented.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

One of the least boring and most informative explanations I've seen on this particular issue. I always enjoy Mr. Cicala's blogs, as they tend to get right to the heart of the matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 41st comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Even at this screen size it's obvious this lens is capable of producing stunning images. I enjoyed the interesting views in this gallery, which did a good job of showcasing the extreme sharpness and wonderful bokeh of the lens. Well done!~

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 17:34 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On photo Baltimore - Old and New in the Cityscapes from street level challenge (9 comments in total)

A good eye with excellent execution. Congratulations, well deserved.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 4th comment

Stunning images. Well done Mr. Steinberg.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 17th comment
On photo Jerusalem in the Your City - Home challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations! That is a lovely image : )

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 02:14 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Stormin in the Best Picture Period! challenge (7 comments in total)

Absolutely brilliant image. Well done!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment


Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 12th comment

Fantastic! I'd be interested in learning more about the technical side, for instance, what type of lighting was used, polarizing filters, etc.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 27th comment
On photo Low season in Meersburg in the Your City - Lighting in the City challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice. I'll bet this would be a beautiful print as well.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 07:01 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Smile Ilford FP4 in the My favourite Film challenge (30 comments in total)

Seems to me that it's quite possible the poster simply misunderstood the requirements, and thought it was supposed to be a photo OF a film camera.

In any case, it's a lovely photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Beautiful photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 37th comment
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

Kudos to Barney Britton for his excellent series of photos amply demonstrating the capabilities of this interesting new addition to the 1" sensor enthusiast oriented category.

While this camera tops the list as far as price goes for this type of camera, it sure looks like it's delivering something in return. It's amazing how quickly technology is progressing. Bravo Sony.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 50th comment
On photo Country Dreaming in the Black & White Photo of the Week #20 challenge (11 comments in total)

That is a lovely image. The way the lines flow through simply draw you into it. Quite nice processing too.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Eye Bigger Than My Stomach? in the Wildlife - A Big Mouthful challenge (9 comments in total)

Man, that's a good capture. Well done!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 4th comment
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