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#1 vpcirc

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:50 AM

http://apod.nasa.gov...C7023Walker.jpg
Does this make 3 now??? Wtg!!!

#2 Madratter

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

Wow. That truly is spectacular. WTG. :)

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

Sweet iris! Congrats again Jimmy!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

And he outplays Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson head to head today. How many can ever say that!

#5 rigel123

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Go Jimmy go!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

Stunning

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

Thanks Mike and everyone!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:27 PM

This is amazing

Walker's record-breaking FedExCup season continues http://www.pgatour.c...n-2013-14.we...

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

Hi Jimmy,
It is a stunning picture however at the largest resolution
there are sharpening artifacts around the stars including dark rings.
Congratulations on the APOD.

cheers
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

Apal you crack me up. We've talked about this before. Let me go to your site and tell you which images are need work from my perspective!!! Lol.
The guy is a top imager with his 3rd APOD. What more credentials does he need? He's done more to further this hobby to the masses than anyone I know. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion, and we have a saying about that in the US you might want to google!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

Apal you crack me up. We've talked about this before. Let me go to your site and tell you which images are need work from my perspective!!! Lol.
The guy is a top imager with his 3rd APOD. What more credentials does he need? He's done more to further this hobby to the masses than anyone I know. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion, and we have a saying about that in the US you might want to google!



All my images need some work done on them.
That still doesn't deny facts.

#12 vpcirc

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

Lol you don't need my help!

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

Exception image of the Iris.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

Awesome!



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:22 AM

Apal you crack me up. We've talked about this before. Let me go to your site and tell you which images are need work from my perspective!!! Lol.
The guy is a top imager with his 3rd APOD. What more credentials does he need? He's done more to further this hobby to the masses than anyone I know. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion, and we have a saying about that in the US you might want to google!

I think Jimmy's image is testimony to his expertise in capturing exceptional data complemented by his excellent processing skills.  It is most certainly worthy of an APOD and the recognition is well-deserved.  Having said that, alpal has noted correctly the sharpening artifacts in the image.  It is what it is.  I believe we are all interested in what our peers think of our work - if we weren't we wouldn't post it here.  Being the gentleman that he is, I'm sure Jimmy has no issue with any critique he gets from us or anyone else.  His body of work speaks volumes about his mastery of our hobby and hopefully he will weigh in on this when he gets a break.

 

CS, Ron    


Edited by raf1, 04 August 2014 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

Let's also keep in mind that the APOD selection process is anything but a peer review. It's one man's (and simetimes his wife's) opinion.

 

That aside, this image looks fine at 25%, at higher zoom levels it looks overprocessed for my taste.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

Now that's funny "Let's also keep in mind that the APOD selection process is anything but a peer review. It's one man's (and simetimes his wife's) opinion" Those of us who met the two members of the selection team at AIC last year know better.

 

I would like to ask how can anyone say an image is right or wrong? There is no right or wrong, it's all art and how the artist chooses to express his view to capture the viewers' attention is their personal choice. There is no "over processed, over sharpened, under saturated and so on" It's a matter of how pleasing you may or may not find an image. There is no standard, no grade, or guide for how an image should be displayed. We may think we know what's right, but how do we know? Obviously NASA feels his work deserves to be publically displayed for the world to see. Most of us find his work supurb, and I personally use it as a reference.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

There are quite a few artifacts in this iconic image too!  Just the nature of AP.  Congrats to Jimmy!


Edited by broca, 04 August 2014 - 04:31 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

Now that's funny "Let's also keep in mind that the APOD selection process is anything but a peer review. It's one man's (and simetimes his wife's) opinion" Those of us who met the two members of the selection team at AIC last year know better.

 

I would like to ask how can anyone say an image is right or wrong? There is no right or wrong, it's all art and how the artist chooses to express his view to capture the viewers' attention is their personal choice. There is no "over processed, over sharpened, under saturated and so on" It's a matter of how pleasing you may or may not find an image. There is no standard, no grade, or guide for how an image should be displayed. We may think we know what's right, but how do we know? Obviously NASA feels his work deserves to be publically displayed for the world to see. Most of us find his work supurb, and I personally use it as a reference.

I only said that I don't like the star shapes at 100%, not that the image was wrong.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

holy ****, what an image. this is absolutely magnificient. BRAVO x1000


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

I am so lucky that the APOD editors don't choose the images looking at high definition otherwise mines would have never been featured lol!!

Great image despite some easy-to-solve issues at HD.

Bests
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

Props on yet another APOD sir Walker.  Your entire web page is pretty much APOD worthy... 

 

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#23 JWalk

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

Thanks Everyone!



#24 astrovienna

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

Now that is the spookiest Iris I have ever seen.  Great work, Jimmy!

 

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#25 Cristina Cellini

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:52 AM

Comliments for the new Apod!

 

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