poppyjk

poppyjk

Lives in United States Georgia, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 13, 2012
About me:

Tourist with camera

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On photo Harvest Mouse in the -Furry- (Mammals in Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)

This is really a great photo. Looks like a winner.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2018 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sony 24mm F1.4 GM sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Nice sunstar. Fwiw, f/16 also uncovers a few sensor dust spots.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 13:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS R sample gallery sample gallery (39 comments in total)
In reply to:

poppyjk: This pov and accompanying distortion has been popularized by smartphone selfie stick shots. You either like it or not.

Thank you for the additional explanation.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 21:57 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS R sample gallery sample gallery (39 comments in total)
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poppyjk: This pov and accompanying distortion has been popularized by smartphone selfie stick shots. You either like it or not.

Interesting commentary on the AF performance, thanks.

I have been frustrated with street shooting AF with people moving using the 5D3 and 5DsR. Not just with low light/low contrast but in good light/good contrast also. The 35 1.4L II helps. I had hoped the EOS R servo AF would be better than the 5DsR but doesn't look like it.

Am interested if the R photos are actually in focus where the camera records that it focuses. I guess that answer should be saved for the review.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 03:52 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS R sample gallery sample gallery (39 comments in total)
In reply to:

poppyjk: This pov and accompanying distortion has been popularized by smartphone selfie stick shots. You either like it or not.

@Rishi - You are entitled to your preferences just like I am. And to be clear, I really do like the other photos of yours and from other staff in the gallery.
This portrait technique is seldom seen for a reason. Big heads and small bodies are generally regarded as a deformity in humans. On the other hand, big heads and small bodies are frequent in cartoon drawings since they are eye catching and comical.
This photo has critiques on focus, color, lighting, model's expression, and the perspective. It is difficult to determine what this sample is supposed to demonstrate other than than an unusual camera angle.
For me, this photo is not as useful as others in the gallery for evaluating the camera and lens because I would never take that kind of shot. That the technique is one of your favorites is interesting but irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS R sample gallery sample gallery (39 comments in total)

This pov and accompanying distortion has been popularized by smartphone selfie stick shots. You either like it or not.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 15:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 7 replies
On photo Fog Wave Over Mt Tamalpias in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

I like the eerie beauty of this scene. I really admire all of your photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 16:05 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On photo Rio Cathedral in the Architectural Photography - Commercial Building Exterior. challenge (3 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: It would seem that I am starting to get complaints regarding churches being classified as commercial. As in a previous challenge regarding commercial interiors, the same will hold true on this challenge. Buildings are either residential or commercial in nature, and since a church is registered as a non-profit organization with local governments, and collects donations, whether on a voluntary basis or not, I for this challenge, deem them as commercial. I will not debate this.

I apologize for having caused any controversy with this entry. I understand and appreciate your very reasonable and broad interpretation which includes my entry in this challenge.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 14:21 UTC

An eye catching photo. Congratulations on the win.

A couple of observations from a rank amateur who does no portrait work and intended to be constructive for presentation of your future model photos.

The facial skin looks strange with no texture or pores especially in stark contrast to the highly textured skin on the model's arm. Maybe it was cold and she had goosebumps.

Her right eyebrow just looks weird. It is does not look like hers. It is hard to believe that a makeup artist for such a high class model would do such a poor job in stark contrast to her other eyebrow.

There is a noticeable and slightly distracting skin tone change to the lighter/whiter about 3/4 of the way down her neck that does not look like it could be caused by lighting. Maybe it was a makeup issue.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 02:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Dark Sky and A Tree B&W in the B&W trees challenge (2 comments in total)

Great photo! Well seen, captured and processed.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 16:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Lost in the World of Alice in the Lost in the forest challenge (1 comment in total)

What is the cause of the terribly distracting vertical lined distortion on and above the right half of the log in the foreground?

Interesting that so many voters liked your surreal colors from post processing.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Local Guide Helps Lost Hiker in the Lost in the forest challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

mschf: Nice catch!

Thanks. It was quite a surprise.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
On photo Wood Shingle Roof in the Wood challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: I like it.

Thanks. I liked the gentle sweep of the roofing, but it sure is not enough of an eye grabber to be a top ten.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 14:50 UTC
On photo Glacier National Park in the -Blue Skies- (Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: I love this shade of blue. Was pretty sure it was a canon just by looking at it

Thanks. Used a circular polarizer also.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

poppyjk: Distracting banding in blue solid area in the background.

Correct. Overlooked the fact that it was an LED panel.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 18:33 UTC
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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poppyjk: What is causing the weird interference pattern and moire(?) and banding in the white playing field border? The border with the red circles around the red dots. The lens seems great. Is this a sensor issue?

Oh, right! Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:46 UTC
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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poppyjk: Weird pattern again at 100% on the blue 'Alcatel' material. Is it the paint or fabric causing this? Shows up as banding in 'fit to screen' view.

Oh, right! Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:45 UTC
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Distracting banding in blue solid area in the background.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:32 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Weird pattern again at 100% on the blue 'Alcatel' material. Is it the paint or fabric causing this? Shows up as banding in 'fit to screen' view.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:17 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS sample gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Another strange pattern in the blue/purple stripe on the left of the frame. Lens looks great so is this a sensor issue?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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