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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:21 am
Rorschach 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
TravisD 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
oldCarlos 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
dubaiphil 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
DP-PARIS 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
EvanK 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
djfsolo 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
9michael 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4agze 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MrKman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
warth man 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
WestCoast 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
darthkindy 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
4xxxx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
LOWEZAHN 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
RupT20 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
kimchi 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Paolo Bonello 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
palakaboy 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Brian Harmer 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
popo 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
matthiasmesser 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
jeremy1302 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
sunil pandey 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bob Andersson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
janern 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Jambia 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 44
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am 
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APRIL 1ST - No, it isn't a joke, you can vote for your favourite entry now!

Hi everyone! Welcome to March's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", as suggested by djfsolo who won the January 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In djfsolo's own words:
    "I'm never really good with coming up with these so forgive me if my themes are a bit left-field. I decided to turn to one of my favorite movies for the March theme:

    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

    It is what it is. The subject of the photo must be a plane, train, or automobile (or a combination). Black and white, color, strobe-lit, ambient-lit, night, day, whatever you want.

    Please keep the PP under control- no selective color, adding/subtracting elements (a little cloning is okay), or over usage of effects."

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during March 2011. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll be removed. See the Forum Rules for guides.

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 like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.

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 31st March 2011. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the March 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

- Bjorn -

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Last edited by Bjorn van Sinttruije on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:22 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:58 pm 
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Location: United Kingdom
Here's my submission. A BR Class 222 of East Midlands Trains.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens and focal length: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1600-1/4000 (HDR)
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: HDR Painterly with medium smoothing (with Photomatix), removal of purple fringing on the near platform edge (Photoshop)

I was in a bit of a hurry as I had no idea when the train was going to depart but the three original images came out very closely together despite not using a tripod. In honesty, I was a little disappointed to see a light flare when I checked the previews (serves me right for rushing and not attaching the hood) but looking at it more closely I thought that the flare could be used quite well in an HDR image and to me it gives the train a bit of an aura.

DSLRs: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 70D
CSC: Canon EOS M3
Lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:09 am 

ISO 200
f/4 @ 1/400th
D90 @ 300mm

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:09 am 
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Location: NW England
Just managed to turn my camera on as I saw this old Morris driving towards me.


Nikon D7000
16-85 @85mm
ISO 450
Contrast adjusted, saturation upped slightly & cropped.

Image btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!
Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
OK, so a static display on a rainy day was not ideal, but this F40 was too good to miss. To reduce the visual impact
of both the raindrops and any danger of the car merely being seen as a piece of 'automotive sculpture', I added some
speed lines using PS 'wind' filter and a bit of radial Blur on the wheel.

I suppose that that will earn me a slapped-wrist for over-use of 'effects' !!


Pentax K20D 18-55mm lens at 25mm. ISO 200 1/125th @ f.5.6
Post processing: rotate image 45 degrees, add wind filter, radial blur, rotate back again, crop, downsize.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:59 pm 
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Location: essex uk
Steam train 69621. I tried to make this look like a really old photograph. Sue


Siggy lens. AV mode. f 6/5 1/160sec ISO 400 134mm
pp desaturated, levels curves, gaussian blur, framed and text added

canon 400D
18-55 lens
tamron70-300 lens
sigma 18-200 os lens

All my photos are clickable
my flickr

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:22 am 

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Porsche 918 RSR

Shot at the Geneva Motor Show, using a Nikon D90, 24-70mm F2.8 at 24mm, F10 and ISO250. Shot as a RAW file and then converted to .jpg with a couple of curves adjustments and an unsharp mask


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Having followed the Paris-Nice road bike race for a week or so, I was often impressed by the amount of support that followed. Lucky for me considering the theme for this month. During the race they all have team cars in tow, when the riders are tightly grouped the cars arrive all together which makes for a great sight.


Camera Model: 1DIV
Lens and focal length: ef 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @200mm
Aperture: 3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Sensitivity: 160
Post processing: just conversion to jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:34 am 
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A nice pic that I took recently that I thought would fit well into here.


Nikkor 50mm F2.0 AI-S
ISO 1000
PP: A quick run through Photoshop to change the contrast a bit and add the watermark


Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
- Ansel Adams

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:34 am 

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Took a trip to the dragstrip today and grabbed a few shots for this months assignment. This beast had 950hp and ran the track in under 10 secs!


Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/6400 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Canon EF 50 1.8

PP in LR3, PS CS5, WB, toning, vignette, grain, clarity

Sony A850 | Sony Battery Grip | Carl Zeiss 24-70 Vario-Sonnar T f/2.8 | Sony 70-200G f/2.8 SSM | Lensbaby Composer Pro | Sony HVL-F58AM

Alienbees B800 (x3) | Alienbees Cyber Commander | CSR+ Receivers | Grids, Softbox, Gels, Manfrotto/Century/Avenger stands

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:43 pm 
Australian GT Championships, Greg Crick driving #55 in a Dodge Viper during Practice 1. Ran 3rd in Race 1, and 2nd in Race 2.

EOS 40D, 70-200 f4 IS @ 70mm/f10, 1/320s, ISO 100

PP: Auto Levels in PS, Warming filter applied.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:15 pm 

Camera Model: Canon 5D Classic
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeiss 35-70mm @ approximate 60mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Post processing: Conversion RAW > TIFF > Jpeg for web. No PP applied except bit sharpening.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Hadn't seen any planes yet ... 'til now.

Canon 40D | Sigma 70-200 2.8
200mm | f/13 | 1/80s | ISO 100

PP: slight sharpen, slight color boost & balance


MrKman | website
Canon EOS 5D II + PowerShot G12
Samyang 14 f/2.8 + Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 + Samyang 35 f/1.4 + Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
Yungnuo YN560 + YN560ii (x2) + Cactus V4

WISHLIST: 300 f/2.8
FORMER: Canon 5D + 40D + 450D + 18-55mm + 28-135mm + 50 f/1.4 + 100 f/2.0

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:25 pm 

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Location: Kendal UK
I don't know if these count as they are not "real." But I'd appreciate C&C anyway, if allowed on this thread.

Brick Train 2 by warth man, on Flickr

Brick Train 1 by warth man, on Flickr

Thank you for any help.[/img]

Sorry everyone. Should have added - Nikon D7000;16-85mm;focal length 85mm and 16 mm;aperture f16 and 5.6;shutter speeds 1/1600 and 1/200; ISO 400 (should it have been less?);no PP

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:20 am 

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Not a "fixed wing", but it's all I have this month


Lens: Sal 18-250
Aperture: f 5
Exp: 1/500
Focal: 35mm
ISO: 200

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