David1961

David1961

Lives in A voice inside your head
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 16, 2019

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On challenge Household Object - Macro Challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: Dear host,
There are many entries here which are not Macro. They are limiting entry to other participants, and as an information tool that this page is, it is missinformation or it show lack of knowing what a macro photo is.

On this one I agree 100% with you.
Normally, if I believe an entry doesn't meet the challenge requirements, it's an automatic 1/2 star from me.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2021 at 10:32 UTC
On challenge Girl (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: Dear host,
Please be aware and take note, entry https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=1182678&View=NewFirst&Rows=25

seems to be an entry that belongs to a multiple accounts member known for cheating his/her way into the challenges: See: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65092576
Thank you.

In that thread there are plausible explanations for justifiable "multiple accounts" from at least 2 other members.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2021 at 23:12 UTC
On challenge Landscape's unedited (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

REHS: Hey Mak,

How do you access exif data? Some of the entries look: heavily saturated, with lots of high contrasting lights and darks, without blownout highlights and lots of detail in the shadows. Looks like maybe some of the entries didn't see the criteria, "be honest". Or, they used incamera JPEG processing, such as vivid settings or other JPEG image recording/processing programs. So even if I can figure out how to access the exif data, will that show how JPEG images have been recorded?

I think the Host had a good idea, but a RAW, unprocessed image can't really compete with a incamera processed JPEGs, especially when all of the images are downsized for internet use. I will probably remove my entry, and don't think many of the entrants would appreciate my voting either.

Mike

I wouldn't bother with the exif since there is no requirement to include it.
Even if there was, it is so quick and easy to falsify it in something like Photoshop Elements anyway.

But was does the host mean by "getting it right in camera"?

For me, getting it right means using ETTR which maximises the quality of the raw data which you then need to edit the image lightness in post to get the look you want.

It seems to me the host is not a raw shooter.

Maybe I'll enter just a jpeg with no exif.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 06:11 UTC
On photo Surf's Up in the Sports in/on/under the Water challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

SomeGuyWithACamera: This proves that a good photographer doesn't need a good camera to take a good picture.

Thank you very much.
I took the photo standing on Sorrento Back Beach, hand-holding my Canon 600D with my Tamron 150 - 600mm G1 lens. The 600D is a pretty good entry level/learning camera. I have upgraded to a 90D in early 2020.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 02:01 UTC
On challenge Cloning skills (8 comments in total)
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David1961: I think you should define what you mean by cloning because the entry "A Hike To Bryce Canyon" where the entrant states they simply added a person to the original is stretching the definition of cloning a little too far imo.

I can add a person to another photo by simply copying and pasting the selection of that person in one photo to another photo with no cloning involved at all.

Is masking out allowed as a form of cloning for the purposes of this challenge? It appears to me it is.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2021 at 02:22 UTC
On challenge Cloning skills (8 comments in total)
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David1961: I think you should define what you mean by cloning because the entry "A Hike To Bryce Canyon" where the entrant states they simply added a person to the original is stretching the definition of cloning a little too far imo.

I can add a person to another photo by simply copying and pasting the selection of that person in one photo to another photo with no cloning involved at all.

No problem but I don't PM's so I will leave it with you to clean up the other entries.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2021 at 02:00 UTC
On challenge Cloning skills (8 comments in total)
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David1961: I think you should define what you mean by cloning because the entry "A Hike To Bryce Canyon" where the entrant states they simply added a person to the original is stretching the definition of cloning a little too far imo.

I can add a person to another photo by simply copying and pasting the selection of that person in one photo to another photo with no cloning involved at all.

"Orange Road Runner" looks much more like a masking out than a cloning out to me.
I'm not sure where the new black background came from if it isn't simply created with a layer mask in something like Photoshop Elements.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 23:30 UTC
On challenge Cloning skills (8 comments in total)

I think you should define what you mean by cloning because the entry "A Hike To Bryce Canyon" where the entrant states they simply added a person to the original is stretching the definition of cloning a little too far imo.

I can add a person to another photo by simply copying and pasting the selection of that person in one photo to another photo with no cloning involved at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 06:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies
On challenge moving snow in later year (9 comments in total)
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David1961: I don't have the original exif data anymore for an image.

I will just insert the date taken in the exif when I save the image or else I can assume entries without exif data are acceptable since I don't have the original exif for the image.

I found it ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2021 at 05:27 UTC
On challenge moving snow in later year (9 comments in total)

I don't have the original exif data anymore for an image.

I will just insert the date taken in the exif when I save the image or else I can assume entries without exif data are acceptable since I don't have the original exif for the image.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 04:31 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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David1961: All tasad is doing in the thread link posted below is provide me with proof confirming his stupidity, dishonesty and incompetence because in that thread the host declared the winner a valid entry and clearly explained why.
Tasad and Paulo should read and understand the clear rules properly before making complete fools of themselves posting what I see as pure unadulterated garbage :-)

I can see English is not your native language because you don't appear to properly understand them if you thought the butterfly's colours were altered to meet the requirements of the challenge.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 23:01 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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David1961: All tasad is doing in the thread link posted below is provide me with proof confirming his stupidity, dishonesty and incompetence because in that thread the host declared the winner a valid entry and clearly explained why.
Tasad and Paulo should read and understand the clear rules properly before making complete fools of themselves posting what I see as pure unadulterated garbage :-)

Go and read the rules again and what the host said in the thread.
The butterfly does not have to be green to meet the requirements of the challenge. The butterfly could have been any colour and the photo would still qualify because the host said the green in focus leaves makes the photo a valid entry. This is very clear in the rules as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 22:57 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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David1961: All tasad is doing in the thread link posted below is provide me with proof confirming his stupidity, dishonesty and incompetence because in that thread the host declared the winner a valid entry and clearly explained why.
Tasad and Paulo should read and understand the clear rules properly before making complete fools of themselves posting what I see as pure unadulterated garbage :-)

Thank you for your opinions but I disagree.
I just call things as I see them as I am entitled to do.
The entrant was fully entitled to alter the colours of the butterfly as the host declared in the thread.
I don't change my opinions until amyone posts something that proves they are not 100% accurate.

Maybe get your facts straight. No, I did mean unadulterated garbage as I originally said - which means pure, not clean in anyway garbage.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 20:03 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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Paulo Cortez: Image very altered to turn green a butterfly that does not have a single grain of green pigment on its wings. Just save the image and adjust the Color Balance in Photoshop and you will see the true colors of the butterfly. Sorry but I couldn't pass up this one

No problem embie, but if you post anything that proves what I have posted here or in tasad's thread is not 100% accurate then I might take your opinions seriously. Until then I have no reason to change my opinions.

I am just setting the record straight in that the host has declared the winning entry as totally valid and explained why.

And if you took the time to get your facts straight you would have seen that I have participated in DPR about photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 11:15 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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Paulo Cortez: Image very altered to turn green a butterfly that does not have a single grain of green pigment on its wings. Just save the image and adjust the Color Balance in Photoshop and you will see the true colors of the butterfly. Sorry but I couldn't pass up this one

I did that and there is clear green in the wings on my screen.
What brightness have you calibrated your monitor to and how have you calibrated it?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 06:30 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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Paulo Cortez: Image very altered to turn green a butterfly that does not have a single grain of green pigment on its wings. Just save the image and adjust the Color Balance in Photoshop and you will see the true colors of the butterfly. Sorry but I couldn't pass up this one

So what?
If you read and understand the rules properly you will see that the colour of the butterfly has nothing at all to do with whether the image is a valid entry or not.
The host has declared the image a valid entry and explained why and my interpretation of the explanation is that in effect the host is telling to stick his thread where the sun doesn't shine although I suspect tasad thinks it might shine from there :-D

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 06:23 UTC
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)

The winning image is undeniably a valid entry under the challenge rules as verified by the host and a worthy winner of this challenge.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 06:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)

All tasad is doing in the thread link posted below is provide me with proof confirming his stupidity, dishonesty and incompetence because in that thread the host declared the winner a valid entry and clearly explained why.
Tasad and Paulo should read and understand the clear rules properly before making complete fools of themselves posting what I see as pure unadulterated garbage :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 06:16 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies
On photo Green Butterfly With Green Leaves in the Green Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)
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Paulo Cortez: Image very altered to turn green a butterfly that does not have a single grain of green pigment on its wings. Just save the image and adjust the Color Balance in Photoshop and you will see the true colors of the butterfly. Sorry but I couldn't pass up this one

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Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 06:11 UTC
On photo DSCN5414 in the My best photo of the week. challenge (12 comments in total)

" but to comply then all images used in the composite image would still have to be taken after the announcement date."

is an opinion, not an established fact according to the rules. Anyway, it is the host's opinion that matters the most and that is the way it should be.

But I have noticed the similarity between two earlier replies from bkwilson and kathiewilson.

They lead me to ponder if maybe kathiewilson = bkwilson?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 00:11 UTC as 2nd comment
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