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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:30 am 
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UPDATE: 1ST DECEMBER 2007

Submissions are now closed for November's 'On Assignment', with the last entry being DrazenGal. I've created a poll to vote for your favourite entry, but disqualified myself from inclusion as the Editor!

As always, you must be logged-into the forum to be able to vote.


Hello everyone, this is the thread for November's submissions.

The theme for this month is 'A Glass of Water'.

Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any particular challenges in doing so.

We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also include the following:

Camera Model:
Lens and focal length:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

The final poll will be at the end of this month.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only and that posted images should be around 500 pixels on their longest dimension. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the November 2007 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:49 pm 
My intention was to find a backdrop that would accent the refraction of the glass and water. I was pleased to find the reflection on the black table top as well.
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Olympus E510, 40-150mm
@58mm, f/8, 3.2 sec (room lighting), ISO 100
PP: crop, resize to 277 x500


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:18 pm 
:: light, on the rocks.
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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: 18-200mm VR @ 200mm
Aperture: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Just a bit of sharpening and some sepia toning

Firstly, making a glass of water look interesting is really tough! I positioned a lamp behind the glass to get the light shining through to add a bit of interest. One of my previous attempts is HERE, which I quite like, but I decided to go with this instead.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:36 pm 
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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 18-200mm VR @ 90mm
Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter Speed: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Sensitivity: 400
Processing: I shot the photo in RAW format and processed it in Photoshop CS3. I changed the alignment as it was a bit off and cropped the photo to make the background more symetrical. I tried to sharpen it as I shot it handheld, but it is still a bit blurred. I also boosted the contrast and saturation.

My idea was to shoot a glass of water suspended in water so I put the glass in a swimming pool.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:15 am 
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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Nikkor AF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 at 32mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/160sec
Sensitivity: ISO-1000
Processing: Converted to B&W, increased clarity, played around with the curves tool, cropped and straightened and added a gradient for the edges. (quite a few steps but nothing thats considered too major I hope)

Much noisier than I would have liked but I decided to leave the noise and go for one of those err... "noisy looks"?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:55 pm 
Droplet

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Camera Model: Nikon D40
Lens and focal length: Nikon Series E 50mm prime
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: 33% brightness increase, low increase in sharpness, enhance dark tones

My intention was mostly to see what this lens could do. I was expecting to show this effect of turmoil on the surface, after a droplet falls. The little one that seems to be ejected adds a little tension to the whole.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:07 am 
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Air Bubbles in water glass

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Model: NIKON D40X
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 55mm
Flash Used: Yes, internal
Post Processing: Increased blacks, slight exposure increase, Color saturation.

My intention here was basically to get a picture of the air bubbles that you sometimes see when you fill a glass with water.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:34 am 
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Model: NIKON D80
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/100 s
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 18-135@66mm
Flash Used:no
Post Processing: Exposure adjustments, contrast, sepia toning, vignett

My intention was to capture the reaction of the water hitting the base of the glass.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:43 pm 
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Hi everyone, here's my first post plus I've jumped in at the deep end and tried a picture too - what are the chances...

The glass/water is lit with just a small led torch.

James

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Nikon D80
18-135 @ 40mm
f/5
3 sec
Iso 800
no processing (apart from a bit of a crop)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:16 am 
Nikon D80
ISO: 100
Exposure: 30sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash Used:no
Post Processing: contrast, black, brightness raised from 50 to 55



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The blue light is from my dvd player loading screen. I had my plasma and dvd player turned on with the disk tray open (so the blue screen would appear) turned off all lights and closed curtains and the roller shutter on my window to get complete darkness except for the blue screen of course. I used an A3 black page visual diary as a backdrop.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:23 am 
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Nikon D40
ISO: 400
Exposure: 0.125 sec 1/8
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 31 mm
Flash Used:no
Post Processing:
Adjusted straightening

Light from the candle - place about 4 inches from the glass, I had wanted to used ice to add more effect but that turned out a no go as I ran out of ice.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:05 am 
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"Camilla in the drink"

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
Lens and focal length: Canon EF-S 18-55mm at 35mm
Aperture: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 0.3 seconds
Sensitivity: 100 ISO
Post processing: crop only

PS - there's a clue about one of our next reviews here!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:24 am 
Eruption
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
Lens and focal length: Canon EF-S 18-55mm at 39mm
Aperture: f5
Shutter Speed: 1/60 seconds
Sensitivity: 100 ISO
Post processing: DPP work only (convert to monochrome, contrast +2, sharpness +10 and 500, lens correstions-included in latest DPP)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:27 pm 
"oops"

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Camera Model: Nikon D40x
Lens and focal length: nikon AF 18-55mm at 45mm
Aperture: f5.3
Shutter Speed: 1/125 seconds
Sensitivity: 100 ISO
Post processing: PCS3


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