also el

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JohnyP: Anyone else feels that many of the comments on some product news, reviews, ads here just look like paid reviews from fake members (similar to those on Amazon?)


Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 02:41 UTC

kudos to wenmei for this refreshing sample gallery. and it really showcases what this lens can do for everyday shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Ridge in the Holiday selfie challenge (2 comments in total)

great shot. perfect lens choice for almost limitless depth of field.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 1st comment

options are nice to have, but please keep the BLACK background as DEFAULT.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 86th comment
On challenge Lanscape Photo with a Minimalist Composition (6 comments in total)
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LeeBic: Way to many entries in this challenge

sort of agree. and i haven't started voting yet either. i think you can narrow down the field substantially if you follow the challenge suggestion and look for a lack of distracting elements.
i like to view all entries full size and it will take some time for sure.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On challenge Thunderstruck (1 comment in total)

hope anyone who votes takes the time to look at these full size.... fascinating!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo One month old kitten in the Black & White Photo of the Week #21 challenge (2 comments in total)

you missed the new rule about absolutely no cute little kittens allowed.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 01:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Arches NP in the Red Rocks challenge (1 comment in total)

love a.n.p. have camped and hiked quite a bit there so this looks familiar. i like your choice of location and framing but i'm put off a bit over your processing. the left side has too many obvious cloning patterns. otherwise a good entry for this challenge.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 01:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo combo in also el's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

once upon a time....

once a year this sentinel of the goblins comes to life, stretches its wings and takes flight to survey its surroundings and ensure the safety of the goblins.

if you come on summer solstice, you just may catch a glimpse.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo It's a Toblerone world in the Product Photography challenge (7 comments in total)

hey neil, another fine example of your creativity and well received by this community!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 03:57 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3032469 (1 comment in total)

older om 50mm 1.4 on e620

tightening the aperture to 5.6 or 4 gets rid of halation on the subject and still isolates it from the other objects three inches nearer and three inches further.

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:59 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3032470 (1 comment in total)

using om 50mm 1.4. aprox 2 feet from camera.

besides very narrow dof, at 1.4 halation becomes almost unacceptable ( unless you could find a subject that benefits from the effect ).

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:52 UTC as 1st comment
On article Weather Channel announces photo contest winners (24 comments in total)

congrats to jason w. (number nine). i met jason more than once while shooting storms and lightning in the daytona area. if there was an active storm around, he would be out there (and me too sometimes).

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Make Way For Ambulance! in the Old&Forgotten Toys challenge (3 comments in total)

this brought back some memories. i was unstoppable with a screwdriver and pliers when i was young. had to find out how anything worked. a lot of these had small friction motors. what i found fascinating was (on the few i opened up) the tin was actually recycled from commercial food or soup cans. tin cans at that time were mostly printed (like beer cans today) and didn't have paper labels so you might see campbells tomato soup or something similar printed in the inside of the car.
some great travel shots in your gallery. nice work.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Santa Fe El Capitan in the Macro - Toy(s) challenge (1 comment in total)

nice entry.
we took the super chief (same train but with sleeper cars) to califorina to see my grandparents sometime in the mid fifties. will never forget it. i have this train in 'n' gauge now and hope to make a nice display someday.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9325 (2 comments in total)

well after first go through, cuteness factor and nostalgia are dominating my preferences. and then within those, presentation will have to win out.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 01:48 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo _MG_7393 in the The wine glass challenge (4 comments in total)

well done on your entry!! there should be no sour grapes about this challenge as the number of voters actually was greater than the number of entries. your entry was clearly well received by all who participated. and thanks to barb for the great challenge.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Happy Hour in the Food Photography challenge (6 comments in total)

great idyllic tropical scene!! the food may not be a big enough element of the photo to fit the 'mouth watering' mentioned in the challenge description. still a very appealing, well taken photo.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 05:35 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Greenpiece in the Food Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

great shot!! on its own it isn't going to "make my mouth water" but will still garner high ranking from me for technical merit.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo fresh from the farm in the Food Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

could see this used as decor for restaurant or marketplace. nice shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:02 UTC as 1st comment
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