poppyjk

Joined on Apr 13, 2012

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On photo Tufas at Sunrise in the Dawns first rays challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful capture and great example of the challenge theme.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker in the Vintage fighter aircraft challenge (15 comments in total)

Very, very good capture! Congratulations on the win.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On photo Old barn under the stars in the Covered Bridges and or Old Barns challenge (23 comments in total)

Really beautiful - technically and artistically.
Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo St'Olafs Castle in the Castle challenge (5 comments in total)

This is a great photo. I've seen it now in 10 challenges in color and 2 challenges in black and white. Show us some of your other work. This one is worn out.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:04 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo right through... in the Aircraft formation challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Nightsky Joshua Tree-4002 in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 14, N challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment

Wonderful entry for the challenge theme.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo INFERNO in the Get to Work (Power Tools) challenge (5 comments in total)

Please point out where the power tool is in this photo. It is a good industrial pic, but isn't the challenge about power tools? Same applies to your #3 place photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Cave Point in the Rock Pools challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice capture.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Glacial lake in the Rock Pools challenge (1 comment in total)

I'm sorry the voters rewarded these ridiculously over-saturated colors.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Malibu pools in the Rock Pools challenge (1 comment in total)

Really artistic capture and tasteful processing. I thought it should have won the challenge.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Rock Pools in the Rock Pools challenge (2 comments in total)

An eye catching photo with beautiful composition for sure, but the neon green moss and strangely bright white deposits (white slider to the max?) challenge reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Behind The Wave in the Rock Pools challenge (2 comments in total)

Really nice composition, but sorry that the voters rewarded the candy color processing. The processing in your #1 place photo is punchy but not garish like this one, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:40 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

What a terrible sample photo! Why would you ever even keep a photo that looks like a person has an orange slice for an ear. Good grief!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Lightbulb in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 12, L challenge (1 comment in total)

Superb: artistically and technically!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Hippo Charge in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 8. H challenge (2 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: I'm glad you were uninjured! I've heard that hippos are the most dangerous animals in Africa. This shot makes the beast look truly terrifying. It tells a true story about the creature, as the best natural history shots should.

Thanks for the comment, Dutch! I actually feared being grabbed by this fearsome beast and being chomped to bits. Our guide whisked us away just in time. I had already scooted from the edge to the middle of the jeep. I have a shot looking back as we sped away where the hippo is a silhouette in a sunset back lit cloud of dust created by his charge.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 23:38 UTC

Really great work on this with composition, timing, and processing technique!!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 01:50 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Street Food in the Your City - Local Street Vendor challenge (9 comments in total)
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calson: The composition with the man in the left side of the frame and the outstretched arm going to the highlighted corn works very well. What detracts from the picture is the busy background that competes with the viewer's eyes.

This is the kind of scene that needs to be worked with different angles and heights and apertures and focal lengths and shifting to change the background. It also shows why a 35mm focal length is a bad choice for street photography with its excessive depth of field and limitations for excluding detracting/distracting elements.

@brockmo@photolando: thank you for your kind words and the acknowledgements of the difficulties of this kind of shot, especially for an amateur/enthusiast like me.

@brockmo: laugh of the day for me with your line 'pure chin-stroking pretentious gobbledygook'. If you don't mind, I may reuse that line in future responses.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
On photo Street Food in the Your City - Local Street Vendor challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

calson: The composition with the man in the left side of the frame and the outstretched arm going to the highlighted corn works very well. What detracts from the picture is the busy background that competes with the viewer's eyes.

This is the kind of scene that needs to be worked with different angles and heights and apertures and focal lengths and shifting to change the background. It also shows why a 35mm focal length is a bad choice for street photography with its excessive depth of field and limitations for excluding detracting/distracting elements.

Continued...

I purposely chose f2.8 expecting a 1.5-2.0 foot DOF in order to get the hand, the corn, the pot, and his face in focus.

So what focal length, aperture and focus point would your professional experience have chosen in a 5-10 minute opportunity? Or would you just take the best shot from an hour of shooting with four different lenses and hope you got lucky?

You may be a good professional photographer but you provide no tangible evidence of that. Why don't you post photos in some DPR forums or enter some challenges and win them so the rest of us can point out to you how they are not perfect either. You seem to enjoy nitpicking Challenge Winners. You know about 'the eye of the beholder' thing, right?

So I have to admit that your condescending comment actuated my petulant response, and I have now wasted too much time on this.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
On photo Street Food in the Your City - Local Street Vendor challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

calson: The composition with the man in the left side of the frame and the outstretched arm going to the highlighted corn works very well. What detracts from the picture is the busy background that competes with the viewer's eyes.

This is the kind of scene that needs to be worked with different angles and heights and apertures and focal lengths and shifting to change the background. It also shows why a 35mm focal length is a bad choice for street photography with its excessive depth of field and limitations for excluding detracting/distracting elements.

I am just a tourist with a camera and was walking with my family group of seven to enjoy the evening. I did take 16 different shots of this vendor and this was the best.

If I had taken an hour or two with 4 different lenses I might have gotten a better result, but I was not doing it for professional purposes as you seem to suggest I should have. Nor was the vendor for hire as a model willing to take direction to repeat the perfect hand motion when the background was sterile and devoid of people.

There was also the troubling common technical issue with inconsistent front/back focus of the Sigma Art lens. I had tediously calibrated it with the Sigma dock but it was still quite inconsistent. I have since sold it and purchased the Canon 35 f1.4 II which is wonderful. I was 6-7 feet away from the vendor, and this shot was focused on his hands and the lens clearly back focused.

continued...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
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