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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 am
mikeroch 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Oleg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Jiko 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
daisy 20%  20%  [ 7 ]
djfsolo 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Brian Harmer 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
sbl03 34%  34%  [ 12 ]
HikingMike 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
renjith 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
darthkindy 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
gregv 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
djhones 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jagadish_C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lensbaby 14%  14%  [ 5 ]
MBrutus2009 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
ianganderton 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 35
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:16 pm 
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DEC 22ND - Poll closed! Big congratulations to sbl03 for winning this assignment! We look forward to our January theme sbl03!

Hi everyone! Welcome to November's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Travel", as suggested by ianganderton who won the September 2011 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In ianganderton's own words:

"As I'm hoping to skip off to Sri Lanka next month I figured I choose 'TRAVEL' in line with the dictionary definition rather than photography of far flung places."

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during November 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 30th November 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 November 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!


PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:42 pm 
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Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
Greetings from Sri Lanka!

When home is NW Scotland but you find yourself at dusk with a G&T in hand looking west to see this .... you are reminded that some travelling has occurred!


Location: Talaramba, SW Sri Lanka
Canon Powershot G10 ISO 400 1/60th @ f.5.6 1.5 stops underexposed.
PP: Crop, adjust saturation, downsize.

 Post subject: Paris
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:03 pm 

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Location: city of Kursk Russia
Greetings from Paris.
It consists of two IMAGE PHOTO . I was on the The Eiffel Tower !


Canon XSi lens
Canon 18-55
The Panorama Factory

Best wishes, Oleg

Last edited by Oleg on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:23 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Location: UK

Camera Model: Sony HX9V
Lens and focal length: built in at 4.3mm (24mm equiv.)
Aperture: f/3.3
Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Sensitivity: ISO500
Post processing: slight perspective adjust, 3:2 crop, brightness, NR.

An underground train system is familiar to many people around the world even if it is not something they use every day. London started it all and this station was opened in 1868. I may have been playing tourist that day, but how many countless millions of people have passed through here for various reasons?

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:17 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Another underground shot from me, this was shot in Rotterdam.

Friends at the station. Gerdesiaweg, Rotterdam, 2011


Camera Model: Leica D-Lux 5
Lens and focal length: Leica 5.1-19.2mm f/2-3.3 ASPH @ 50mm (equivalent)
Aperture: f/2.7
Shutter Speed: 1/200th
Sensitivity: ISO 2000
Post processing: RAW conversion, framing

- Bjorn -

Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Location: Speyer (Germany)

Walk through the forest.

Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 190mm
ISO 200
1/60 sec

Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466

 Post subject: Stuck in transit
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:49 am 
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Taken today at Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, a solo traveller kills time. I think this image typifies the "Hurry up and Wait" character of air travel.

Strong diffused daylight from windows behind him burns out the white wall beyond. Point of focus 3 chairs down rendering the figure slightly soft. Desaturated to b/w to add to the feeling of despair!


Canon EOS350D 18-55 kit lens at 55mm. ISO400 1/250 @ f5.6.
PP: Reduce contrast, mild crop, resize, add border.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:58 pm 

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Location: Salisbury, MD


Sony A850
Carl Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8T


Crop, Levels in LR3

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: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Visiting a distant city (Auckland New Zealand) I took a trip on a ferry and saw the sail training ship "Spirit of New Zealand" with a good spread of sail rapidly overhauling a lesser yacht.

Canon EOS 7D
EF-S 15-85 IS USM
ISO 100 1/500 f8

Minor colour adjustment, cropping and straightening

Canon 5DII, 7D, EF-S 10-22, EF 50 USM 1.4, EF-S 60 macro EF 16-35 L USM, EF 24 -15L IS USM, EF EF 100-400L, Canon SX130

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:54 pm 

Camera Model: Sony a580
Lens and focal length: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 0.125s (1/8)
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Post processing: Inc. exposure/brightness/contrast/clarity. Dec. saturation/vibrance.

Was handheld. This was a really long escalator in the DC metro that I wanted to capture. Not happy with the Flikr photo quality, so I reuploaded with Photobucket.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:21 am 
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Location: Kanduhar, Afghanistan
The Long Empty Road. This contest was perfect for me driving from Seattle to El Paso over the month.

Rest Stop Between Flagstaff and Tucson by sherpa1d, on Flickr

Canon 550D, Sigma 18-125mm at f/11, iso100, 3 image HDR, little vibrance/saturation, and cropped

Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Location: Kerala, India
Here is my entry
( the bird- it has to travel miles before the ......)


Canon 40D
EF 24-70
@ F8
200 ISO
-2 EV
Av mode

CAMERAS:- Nikon D800 & Sony H50
LENSES:- Nikon AFS 50mm F1.8 G, Nikon AFS 24-70 F2.8 G, Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Wish list:- Nikon SB 700, Elinchrom FX 400

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:22 pm 

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Location: Canada
one shot HDR
18 mm
some dodging and burning
and a crop
nikon 300s

DSC_8463 by darthkindy, on Flickr[/url]

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:34 pm 

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Hey guys, just got my first SLR a few months ago and new to this photography stuff. Its lots of fun and I stumbled across this photo contest and its a fun idea, so i will post a picture. This was taken on our anniversary trip to NYC. Its of the Columbus square. I thought it was neat to capture the hustle and bustle of New York and of course a few yellow taxi's in there. The statue was quite nice and i shot this from a mall across the street where the window was separated into panes. I decided to use the panes of glass to try and "capture" the picture.

Shot with my new D7000 and Nikon 18-200mm lens. Shot at 70mm, 1/250 and F5. Post processed just to change sharpness and contrast. Taken on Vivid setting.

I think I figured things out as far as rules for posting as I resized the image so just let me know if i did something wrong.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:07 am 

^^ taken on 27 November 2011, image shows a family travelling by a small boat called "banca", a common sight in coastal towns in the Philippines...

Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D
Lens and focal length: 18-200mm @ 60mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Sensitivity: ISO200
Post processing: Photoscape (cropped; adjusted levels, sharpness, color saturation)

NB: i'm still trying to figure out photography and post-processing so... i welcome all critiques, both positive and negative :)

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