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Vote for your favourite entry!
Poll ended at Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:15 am
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Nick12984 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Photoj 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
ChinaMark 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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BrianS 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Seattlesteve 16%  16%  [ 8 ]
LahLahSr 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
patti 14%  14%  [ 7 ]
Fairground 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Big Pix 33%  33%  [ 17 ]
Ormina 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Gregory.Rotter 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
dryan2 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
roland 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 12%  12%  [ 6 ]
Johngunnar 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Schnaaps 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Total votes : 51
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Location: UK

Submissions for January's Assignment have now closed!

You now have until midnight GMT on 21st February to vote for your favourite!

Hi folks,

I've been tasked with creating the thread for January's submissions so borrowing heavily from Gordon's template last month here goes...

The theme for this month is 'Love' as suggested by luis, who won the November competition. As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum.

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:
Shutter Speed:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31 January 2008. The final poll will follow.

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 January 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!


Sony RX1R II. Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 + 1.4x T/C, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8
M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8, Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.

Last edited by Bob Andersson on Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 am 

I'm Hatem from Saudi Arabia & im new here

here is my first post in this forum :)... hope you like it


Love is a flower, you got to let it, you got to let it grow to fill your life with joy

* Camera Make = NIKON
* Camera Model =My old & only NIKON E3700
* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/7692 second = 0.00130 second
* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 55/10 = F5.50
* ISO Speed Ratings = 50
* Original Date/Time = 2004:06:12 12:00:41
* Flash = Flash did not fire, auto mode
* Focal Length in 35mm Film = 53

Post processing: brightness & contrast adjustments only

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:59 pm 
I don't own a camera but plan to so in near future.I took this picture with my friend's cam... hope u'll like it....


Love for me is:
Selfless, like a candle

* Camera Make = CANON
* Camera Model =Canon Digital Elph SD 600 P&S
* ISO Speed Ratings = 80
* Macro mode
* Post Processing:none
Rest of the details I regret that i 've failed to take note when i had taken the snap..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:20 am 

Canon Rebel XTI (400d)
Shutter- 1/5"
F/stop 4.0
ISO 400
Lens 70-300mm Tamron set at 70mm
Shot with tripod

OK, this was hard. I need to get a smaller lens for this. I was about 15 feet away to take this. When I think "LOVE" I think romance, so I set this up to have the feel of a romantic night in. the gold in the shot is dark dove chocolate shaped like harts. I also wanted this to have a very warm feel. The card say's "to my wife with love always and forever" :oops:
I am single :lol:
Please comment as this is my first assignment, and put alot of thought into this shot. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:26 am 
Hello to you all - having been keenly following Cameralabs and its forums for months now, I've only now ventured making my first post when I saw this month's challenging assignment. Here's my contribution:

EDIT: I've removed this image.

Love beyond words.

Camera Model: Nikon D40
Lens and focal length: Nikkor AF-S 55-200 VR handheld at 55mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/25S
Sensitivity: ISO200
Post processing: Enhanced contrast and curves before turning down saturation and applying sepia photo filter. Finally cropped to enhance the heart-shape formed by the subjects'.

Edit: This was taken as street photography, and was a candid.

Last edited by Photoj on Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:08 am 
OK, here's my not-so-serious entry:


Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 18-200 VR handheld at 20mm
Aperture: f3.8
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Sensitivity: ISO640
PP - crop, levels, curves, saturation, contrast, noise ninja

My representation of l'amour is my dog's love for food....whatever it is...wherever it is :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:35 am 
This was taken at a local park. The white bird is a Snowy Egret, which is a land bird that enjoys marshy wetlands. In contrast, the black bird is a Cormorant, which is a water bird that "fishes" in lakes and in the ocean. When I first arrived at the park, the Egret was sitting alone preening. As I watched, something darted about the water like a miniature Loc Ness monster. It was the head of the Cormorant! Shortly, he jumped out of the water and took a perch beside the Egret. After an hour of assessing each other, they both settled down to what looked like courting -- at which point I snapped this shot. True love?


D50, 70-300mm VR @ 300mm
Shutter: 1/2000
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400 (I think)
Cropped, sharpened and increased contrast.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:26 am 
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Posts: 312
Location: Seattle (Home) ~ Taipei (Work)
Mother and Child


I can't think of anything more pure than the love between a mother and child.

Camera Model: Canon 20D
Lens and focal length: Canon 85mm f/1.8
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed: 1/200th
Sensitivity: ISO200
Post processing: Adobe Lightroom 1.3, cropped, contrast, high contrast B&W conversion.

Additional notes: Shot in Manual mode wit two Speedlite 580EX's behind the subjects and an ST-E2 wireless transmitter

Leica M9, Nikon D300s, Leica X1, Canon S95, Zero Image 6x9

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:42 am 

Sister and Brother (Sage on top of Brutus) snoozing in front of window on the back of a couch, in bright sunshine. Used the built-in fill-flash. No EXIF data.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 ( now nearly broken 1.2 MP super-zoom)

 Post subject: love at first sight
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:57 pm 
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Posts: 1899
Location: Southern California

canon 40d w/28-135mm @85mm
f 10

Carmen finds a friend in a 3 day old baby barbados sheep.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:18 pm 
Hi here is my first effort, just put it in to make up the numbers really


This is my Daughter. Next time I see her in a dress like that she will be getting married

Taken with a Kodak cx7256 5 mil pix on full auto "happy snapper" camera
Because sometimes it catches what my canon cant.

The sun shining in on her must have felt like God was really giving his Love to her that day.

Last edited by Fairground on Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

 Post subject: ........whoooo hoooo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:14 am 
these 2 were very busy in the garden one morning.......


Camera Model: d2Xs
Lens and focal length: Sigma Bigma @ 480mm
Aperture: f 5.6
Shutter Speed: 160th
Sensitivity:ISO 200
Post processing: CS 3 levels

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:35 pm 
I am a lover of swans they are such beautful and graceful birds. the fact that they mate for life is even more special.

Fuji S9600
Focal Length 52mm
Aperture F6.5
Shutter speed 1/220
ISO 100
Post process slight crop and layer adjustment


Cheers Ormina

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:48 pm 
Titled: I love to Explore


Camera Olympus Stylus 300
Iso 80
12mm focal length
1.125 shutter speed

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:19 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:21 am
Posts: 446
Location: San Mateo, CA.
I know that it not very good but i decided...why not?


Camera Model: Panasonic FZ18
Lens and focal length: 28mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed:1/200
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Slight tweaking in aperture

Nikon D300+MB-D10 | Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 | Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro | Sigma 10-20mm
18-200mm VR | 85mm f/1.8 | 50mm f/1.8 | SB-600 | Manfrotto 681B & 3232 Monopod--190XPROB & 488RC2 Tripod

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