mjdundee

mjdundee

Has a website at www.dreamtime.de
Joined on Nov 28, 2004

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On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

Steve is still around. Virtual photography has made it into the mother tool of virtual reality. Wow, what an invention. Another Must Have for the cyber spacers.
Lets get 'appled' again.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 175th comment
On photo END OF THE LINE-DP in the WAR challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: "Also seriousely: then why didn't you name this challenge - surreal artistic estreme PS experience? This is definitelly a fantastic work but a photograph representing war doesn't necessarily come in mind when you first look at it."

The word war is an extreme word. The top three in this challenge are each wonderful shots in my mind. To me though the word war means death, killing starvation, and Armageddon. These can be represented in a variety of ways. To each his own but tome none of these 3 should have gotten .5 stars.

6 out of the first 10 posts have received at least once .5 and each of them looks technically better than average to me.
There are very view possibilities to explain the voting in DPR challenges by technical or photographical quality. Many times emotion or sometimes even jealousy and egomania may determine the voting more, than all other criteria - nothing much different from the real life here.
I wouldn't be surprized if some of the multi alias voters here do not only vote their own entries 4 or 5 stars but also vote the most competitive entries .5 or 1 stars without any special reason - just because....

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On photo END OF THE LINE-DP in the WAR challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: No disrespect to the winners but this image is exactly what I was thinking of when I started the challenge, fantastic!

Also seriousely: then why didn't you name this challenge - surreal artistic estreme PS experience? This is definitelly a fantastic work but a photograph representing war doesn't necessarily come in mind when you first look at it.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On photo Rock Towers in the Landscape - Colour #3 challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice view and compo. Fantastic Pentax colours. Well done.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Leopoldsteinersee in the Landscape - Colour #3 challenge (2 comments in total)

Amazing capture. I`d really like to jump in -;
Congratulations. This was one of my favourites too and it is a well deserved win.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Grand Canyon Storm in the Random Items - Challenge 21 challenge (26 comments in total)

Amazing capture of a nature's very own dramatic choreography.
Congrats. Well deserved win. Well done.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:49 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Long before this, from the mid 1970s - Minox 35 GT was and is my first and most compact serious camera.
It has a excellent collapsable 35mm/2.8 Color Minotar lens and a hot shoe. size is identicall to a RX 100 without lens barrel. Focus is fully manual. There are two rings on the lens barrel. Choose the aperture and the focus ring wil indicate the range of focus. I still love this little thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
On photo Summerset in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth for your time and efforts with gteat challenges on DPR.
Even a poor summer can produce nice views.
It is August now - in the past a dry and hot month. In 2016 it feels like a mild, wet winter. Times have changed - definitelly.
Regads,
Thomas

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 06:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Fuerstenlager Bensheim in the Local Park challenge (2 comments in total)

Thks. Yes, Fuerstenlager is a beautifull place. Shot was taken in panorama mode - vertikal. RX 100 II does excellent in camera panos. I use this tool frequently. It almost replaces a ultra wideangle lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 1st comment

Fantastic light , colours and great composition.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo In the vineyard in the The Coloured Leaves of Autumn challenge (1 comment in total)

Many votes - thank you voters.
Ifeel really sorry for the ones who votet 0.5 and 1star.
Nothing you do in life is in vain.
Have a nice weekend - and always good light.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Oofblurpoppies in the Original challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

JerryShots: Nice effect, would like to see a stronger composition.
Did you crop this?

Hi Jerry,
the closer you are to fast moving objects, the more difficult composition is. As said this composition one happened by mistake. This is the original, not cropped.
I have a non blurred version in the flower collection on my website.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On challenge It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater (10 comments in total)

The host has disqualified my entry taken with a compact Superzoom/Cropsensor at a focal lenght that equals 400 mm on a full frame camera.
Beeing more precise in the describtion of the rules would have really helped here..
Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Charlie White in the #1 Street performers challenge (2 comments in total)

Seen in the city of Stockholm, a mediterranian style capital in the high north of Skandinavia. There was a international food and music festival around Sergel Square and many street performers in the shopping malls between Kulturhuset and Opera .
This lady acted in the typical CHARLIE Chaplin mannerbut her outfit and skin was painted all white - like a ghost of Charlie who preferred to wear black.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
In reply to:

mjdundee: I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

2mariuss & Oleg:
Sorry to say that even the RAW of the PEN E-PL7 looks more detailed with less colour noise at ISO 6400.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.7825040128410915&y=0.713428742822864

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
In reply to:

mjdundee: I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

Yes - sure there has to be a obvious advantage on 80 D's side but the ordinary jpeg shooter can be more than happy with the smaller camera.
I find the details are much better from the PEN.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)

I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
In reply to:

mjdundee: I started digital in 2003 with a P&S parallel to a EOS 3 SLR and upgraded in 2004 to EOS 20D, in 2006 to Pentax K 10 D in 2009 to Pentax K 7 and in 2011 to the remarkable EOS 1 Ds II FF DSLR.

So far I support the upgrade path. The FF had the best ergonomics, great image quality and a huge choice of lenses for all possible purposes.

There was only one bad point - but this really made me think; weight!
Hiking with a bag full of lenses, flash, tripod etc. was no fun at all and to carry the camera with a zoom only set the limits very soon - and it looked a bit too prominent for me too.

So my upgrade path turned around and I went for the best comparable image quality from the smalles t thinkable body for a good variety of changable lenses.

Today Ii use the Lumix GM 1 and the PEN E-PL7 with 4 different lenses, flash and tripod and all together in a bag that would not be able to take the EOS 1DS body only. Weight is not a question at all.

Not really - I am a fun photographer and I do prefer to make the best from whatever I have in hands. This doesn't necessarily have to look mean or mighty as long as the results look right to me.
A professional user will have a different look and maybe verify the myth to be true.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)

I started digital in 2003 with a P&S parallel to a EOS 3 SLR and upgraded in 2004 to EOS 20D, in 2006 to Pentax K 10 D in 2009 to Pentax K 7 and in 2011 to the remarkable EOS 1 Ds II FF DSLR.

So far I support the upgrade path. The FF had the best ergonomics, great image quality and a huge choice of lenses for all possible purposes.

There was only one bad point - but this really made me think; weight!
Hiking with a bag full of lenses, flash, tripod etc. was no fun at all and to carry the camera with a zoom only set the limits very soon - and it looked a bit too prominent for me too.

So my upgrade path turned around and I went for the best comparable image quality from the smalles t thinkable body for a good variety of changable lenses.

Today Ii use the Lumix GM 1 and the PEN E-PL7 with 4 different lenses, flash and tripod and all together in a bag that would not be able to take the EOS 1DS body only. Weight is not a question at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On challenge The Green Leaves of Summer (5 comments in total)

I am more concerned about all the Nks & Co. and their aliases who can vote anything to the top - no matter if it fullfills rules or not.
At least some are clever enough NOT to vote 5 stars only and are able post some more serious compositions.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment
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