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 Post subject: Power of Lava Lamp Light
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:06 pm 
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Power of Lava Lamp Light

My son Alex and I set up our "studio" using two large mirrors and my lava lamp. I experimented with mirror angles, f stops and ISO until I got one I liked. As per the rules this month, no post processing and not cropped. Tough but fun assignment!

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Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon 70-300 VR
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 270 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
ISO Speed: 1600

Date and Time: 2008:06:28 10:58:46

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My first submission. Though it was rainy outside, tried in house the "The power of Beautiful lights" These small little candles adds romance to the dinner....

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Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length:120 mm
ISO Speed:200
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The theme is beautiful. Since I'm lacking time to shoot something interesting,I will post one of my "older" photos. It's entitled "Griffin's journal".
Griffin,is the main character of H.G.Wells' "Invisible Man". Here,he's writing in his journal,accompanied by his former self.
I used 3 sources of light: 1 candle on the table & 2 near the table. This way,all the light was orrientated in the same direction & I could gain enough details for what I planed. (1 candle is never enough)

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Camera Model: Panasonic DMC-FZ8
Focal length: 36mm (35mm equiv)
Aperture: F/4.5
Shutter Speed: 4 sec
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: None

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My second entry :) . Very hard to decide on what to submit, especially with all the excellent photos submitted.
After the battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of his 2 minute speech.."I am afraid that speech won"t scour"
Well I am afraid this photo won't scour either:) Of course Abe's speech did scour, but again my picture won't :)) But I am really enjoying these contests so here is mine. It was taken on a so-so clear night with a few low flying clouds floating by in front of the mostly full moon. So this is the power of light, at night thru the clouds:)
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Canon 40D w 50mm 1.4USM
iso 100
shutter speed 5/100
f 2.2
processing... none

I love everyones photos! Great job all!!!
Yaince

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Here is my submission. I took this picture last night while camping. It is a long exposure with an LED flashlight doing the writing. I think this image is beautiful because it captures something that is only in the spot it was capture for such a small amount of time. To capture something so fleeting has always interested me.

There is no PP in this image whatsoever.

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Nikon D40 18-55mm Lens
Shutter: 31.8 sec (bulb)
Aperture: F3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO Speed: 400
EXP +/-: 0.0

Date and Time: 06/28/2008 01:16:10

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The power of light... to astonish

OK, here's the deal -- I don't know what these el-cheapo... 'things' are called in English, but here's a rough description: take a bunch of translucent (or lightly colored, whatever), spaghetti shaped plastic fibers and stick them into a plastic holder, so that they flow in the late night breeze, or maybe in front of the A/C. Sounds dull? Just stick a lil' bulb at the bottom of the holder, and watch the euphoric colors fly. Seizure for a dollar, anyone?

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I know I should have used a tripod, but I don't usually take one when I'm going out for a walk at night -- this wasn't a planned shot in any respect. I also know that I should have applied an unsharp mask or similar to emphasize the individual fibers, but that's a no-no for this month's assignment, so here goes...

Cheers :)

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Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 DX
Focal length: 135 mm
Exposure Program: Manual
Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1.3 seconds
Metering mode: Center-weighted
ISO: 200
White Balance: AUTO
Post-Processing: RAW conversion only (by CaptureNX 2)

Call it cheating, but I've set the picture controls on my D40 to give a sharper, more vivid image prior to this shot. They don't reflect well to the EXIF data, so here goes:

Color mode: IIIa (more vivid colors)
Tone Compensation: AUTO
Sharpening: AUTO
Saturation: Normal (setting 'High' with IIIa blows the reds into oblivion)

I also tried shooting with HIGH contrast and sharpening, and will probably post some results in the 'comments' thread.

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O.K... Here goes...

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this is only my second day with my new D40 & I'm already in LOVE.. ;)

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.4 sec (2/5)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 34 mm
ISO Speed: 200

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 Post subject: Campfire
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:20 pm 
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Campfire by Massimo

Took this hand-held for 1 sec. Tri-pod would have been nice for better composition. All feedback is welcome :) woot on my first post at camera labs

Camera Model: Olympus E-510
Lens and focal length: 14-42mm Kit Lens
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1 sec
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: Lightroom to process Raw image


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I took this a few nights ago with my new camera. I wanted to keep it simple and liked the no pp limitations.

And on the subject of light I thought it was interesting how the colour intensity varied when the image was viewed in daylight, as opposed to night.

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f/20.0
Focal Length: 35mm

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