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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:52 am 
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JUNE 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR MAY’S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!

90 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to Georgie2H on a win with no fewer than 16 votes! Georgie2H now has until the end of June to name the theme for July’s Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Georgie2H, please let us know your theme and rules in the May 2008 comments thread.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered - and congratulations also to Cameralabs moderator LahLahSr with a strong second place.

Gordon


1ST JUNE 2008 - SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED FOR MAY'S ASSIGNMENT

Congratulations to everyone who entered, especially all the first-timers in this section - it's great to have you on-board. So the huge poll above contains no fewer than 73 entries to choose from, and as always it's tough with only one vote each - so make yours count!

As always, the poll closes in three weeks at midnight GMT 21st June 2008. The winner will then have one week to set the theme for the following month, July's Assignment.

Now get voting!

Gordon Laing

Hello everyone, welcome to May's Assignment!

The theme for this month is suggested by ChaplainBlake who won the March 2008 competition. In chaplainblake's own words:

"My choice for the May theme is "Reflection". The thought came to me as I observed a group engaging in meditative prayer. However, all sorts of reflection are game...optical, metaphysical, and everything in between. Though I prefer the pure images, I would say that this sort of topic requires an open field, so post processing and montages are fine. Flex those creative muscles!"

RULES!

1: The photo you submit should be taken during the month of the actual assignment - so for this month's contest, it must be taken during May 2008.

2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change you mind once it's posted!

3: Images should be no larger than 500 pixels on their longest side.

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:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31st May 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 May 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:50 am 
Well, as Bjorn mentioned, this could have gone with last month's assignment as well, but i quite like it and i wont have much time the rest of the month to go out and take new pics due to finals at my university, so here it goes. Pretty standard photo:

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Title: Objects in Mirror...



Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: DX 18-135mm @ 32mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Sensitivity: 125
Post processing: oh gosh... quite a bit in Lightroom 2.0 BETA: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Luminance, Vignette.... it goes on.


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:43 pm 
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This photo other than the obvious reflection, seemed to indicate there were there were these ghastly faces in the center. So to wax philosophical, if one will take the time for reflection or introspection, perhaps the "monsters" stealing peace and dissatisfaction will be revealed.

Sony A100, 70mm F/5.0, ISO 100. 1/160 second, post processing small straightening, small crop, one click of sharpening.

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 Post subject: EZ?
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:09 pm 
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Reflections upon an "EZ" pump.

Why do I complain?
Is my life really so hard?
My water flows from the faucet,
and not from the yard.


This is an old water lifting device that my grandparents used.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:27 am 
Was just walking around uni when i saw this and was reminded of this months assignment. So here it is.
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Whats the focus of this picture? The reflection of the pond? or the man reflecting by the reflection of the pond.......... :o

Camera Model: Sony DSLR-a200
Lens and focal length: 18-70mm kit lens at 50mm
Aperture: f18
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Processing: Resized on photobucket


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 Post subject: the park bird
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 3:18 pm 
I was photographing birds at a park right and left when I stumbled upon this.

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Camera Model: Pentax K20D
Lens and focal length: 55mm with Pentax DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL II
Aperture: f8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/180
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: none (only cropped)


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:19 pm 
I went to our local lake for a photowalk and took this one. I really like how green reflects on the water :roll:

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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: 200mm with Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR
Aperture: f5.6 - I always shoot wide open :-)
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Added a bit of saturation


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I think that i look kind of stupid, but i like they way that the camera almost blends with me.


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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and 35mm focal length: 55-200 VR(i think) at 82mm(55)
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed:1/40
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing:none

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:20 am 
Ok, reflections on the way back home...silver sea, may, month of the sea here in Chile.

Camera Model: Canon Eos Rebel XT (350d)
Lens and focal length: 75-300 Usm Lens at 300mm
Aperture: f14
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Processing: Resized Photoshop elements.
Date and Time (Original): 2008:05:03 16:30:29


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ooops sorry...first post too old...haha


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 Post subject: Tilly's Reflection
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:18 pm 
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I love pet photography, and was inspired to take this picture for the May assignment after the down pour of rain in my area at the weekend.

Here we have one of my dogs enjoying a drink from a large puddle, causing her reflection to ripple.

Camera Model: EOS 400D/Rebel XTi
Lens and focal length: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 48mm
Aperture: f/14
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Post processing: DPP Tone Curve Assist


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:08 pm 
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Reflecting pond of Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach, Florida

Camera: Lumix DMC-TZ3
1/400 f 4.3 ISO 100

Photoshop: shapening and color enhancement


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 Post subject: Enchanted Meadow
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Taken today at Loch Ore Meadows country park in Scotland. It's heavily processed in Picasa which I thought lent it a magical quality so I called it "Enchanted Meadow"

Clicking the photo will take you to my Picasa site where you can view it in a larger format - use slideshow and press F11 to go full screen (in IE)

Hope you like it.

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Camera: NIKON D300
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 95mm
Processing: Saturation & Film Grain (multiple applications)


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Reflecting on Life!
This Picture of my grandfather was taken today. Who know what he is thinking, maybe about when the bbq is going to be ready or just reflecting on life!

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reflection [Noun] - a calm lengthy intent consideration

Camera: Olympus E-400
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:39 pm 
Reflections on an empty glass...

This one came from a little vice...

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EOS 40D - 50mm - f2.2 - 1/80 - ISO100 - No Flash - Manual Exposure - Tripod - Some processing in Camera RAW 4.3 - Other Stuff

Cheers


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 Post subject: INSIDE THE REFLECTION
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:56 pm 
The subject this month is very timely as I caught this shot this past saturday..inside the reflection.
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Canon eos 1d MIIN
lens 300mm f2.8
500sec
f6.3
2/3 overexposed
ISO 500, would have prefered to use a much lower ISO but with the clouds swirling around it was a real challenge
no post processing..just cropped a little


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