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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 am
Lensbaby 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
emp93 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
parismontreal 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
angelo.milioto 6%  6%  [ 7 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
Orsan Kart 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
SCREAMnSHOUT 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
xoox 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
patti 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
zorro 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
brandoniscool 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
thomasrichards 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Syncharmony 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
grahamnp 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
mikeroch 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
lutonmatt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
chickenflavoredchips 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
thestig2010 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dr.Mcq 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
SGT_pictureguy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
beren23 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
supervillain 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
EricD 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
yaince2261 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
RPMcMurphy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
smiha 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GCJ 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Camut 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
hubery 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
KidMoe 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Xnightz 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
IanDM 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
djp_music 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Rich 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
JonathanKsson 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
jbgeach 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
ChinaMark 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Heavywinds 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
shaunthein 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
jitteringjr 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Robodent 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
2610ksj 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Infineon 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Kirt 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Esoz 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
popo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Vintahah 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
antman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Welly 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
campervan_crusader 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Marc Saylor 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
palakaboy 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Markh 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
BOF 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
deluser 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
joebaynham 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
dwightparker 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Thomas 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
dryan2 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
richcaw 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
SPINNER673 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Maxxxheat 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
AndreasNorway 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
waltermelon_ken 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
JackMcIntyre 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
csrussell 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Cam-I-Am 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
lebovski 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
matthiasmesser 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
dfaceved 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 109
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:36 am 
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AUGUST 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR JULY'S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!

109 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to Orsan Kart on a win with 12 votes! Orsan now has until the end of August to name the theme for September's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Orsan, please let us know your theme and rules in the July 2008 comments thread.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered - and congratulations also to angelo.milioto who came second with Thomas and Maxxxheat just one further vote behind and who share third place.

Gordon


MIDNIGHT GMT 31ST JULY 2008 - THE ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!

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 72 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 August 2008. The winner will then have one week to set the theme for the following month, September's Assignment.

Now get voting!

Gordon Laing


Hello everyone, welcome to July’s Assignment!

The theme for this month is suggested by Georgie2H who won the May 2008 competition. In Georgie2H’s own words:

"I quite like the idea of Minimalism, as suggested by (fellow forum member) Lorraine.”

Georgie2H made no preferences in terms of post processing, so feel free to manipulate your image, but do tell us what you’ve done. The main rule as always is the image submitted has to be taken during the month of entry – that is, during July 2008.

Good luck!


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 July 2008.

2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change your 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 July 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 July 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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This month i got started really early on my attempt at minimalism and i think i did a pretty good job.. i really had a conflict between 2 different shots and i dont know which one i like better but i tend to lean more towards this one.. these are my grandfathers old dog tags from the Korean war.. i hope you guys like it.

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Taken with my SB-600 off camera

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Flash- SB-600 M 1/1


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:22 am 
First time posting anything here.
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Taken at Lock 60 schuylkill PA.
ISO 250
250 mm
5.6
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:05 pm 
Well i missed the last Assignment so i made extra effort this time.

We have loads of cherries on our tree in the garden so i had an idea, so this is my take on Minimalism.

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Hope you like it.

It’s a pretty simple idea, and wasn’t too hard to execute though had trouble isolating the cherries from the leaves/tree, also trying to avoid the dam caterpillars that hang from fine silk threads getting all over me! I’m still picking them out of my hair!

Camera: Olympus E-400
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 42 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Flash: Flash fired


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A challenging though not that difficult theme for this one, definitely a theme I like. Minimalism. I started to think of all kinds of photos, and ended up wanting to do a shoot with a pretty woman dressed minimally (i.o.w. nude :oops: ). However, there's no woman I know who would pose nude for me, so I started some more brainstorming.
Since I love golf (I don't play it myself, it's too expensive), I wanted to do something with that. I pictured a photo in my head and asked myself, how can I minimize that photo. That's how I finally ended up with this photo:

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It was taken indoors, on my desk, with my flash firing wirelessly at the golfball, with +2.0 flash compensation. Here's some more EXIF:

Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA @ 80mm
Aperture: F8
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: A lot of cropping (wish I had a macro), some very basic Level adjustment, desaturation and framing.

This is my record ball. I sometimes go to local soccer fields with my friends and use a driver or 5 iron to do some swings. This ball is my furthest hit I retrieved (others ended up in bushes and were nowhere to be found).

I hope it matches the theme!

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Minimalism - an avant-garde movement in music/art characterized by the repetition of very short phrases/colour/tone that change gradually, producing a hypnotic effect.

Tree in Fear
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Camera Model:Canon 40D
Lens and focal length:59mm
Aperture:ƒ5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000
Sensitivity:200
Post processing:Aperture 2.1

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I don't know if this is Abstract but i took this below some bridge near the Esplanade for this month's CL On Assignment with its theme 'Minimalism'.

As you can see, its a water ripple, which was caused by leaking water coming from some drain below the bridge.

Because it was raining, I took shelter under this bridge which was a very lucky thing; I got this shot.

Taken in Creative Style: 'Night view' although it was around 3pm.

Shooting information
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Lens: DT 18-70mm
Shooting mode: P(rogrammed Auto)
Shutter speed: 1/125
Aperture value: f/5.6
ISO sensitivity: Auto; 200
Focal length: 70mm (film equivalent of 105mm)
Creative Style: Night View (most of my other shots are 'Vivid', not 'Standard')
Post Processing: Absolutely none.

One day I will get at least one vote! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:08 pm 
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Camera: olympus e 520
Lens: zd 70-300mm
Shooting mode: A
Shutter speed: 1/500
Aperture value: f/8
ISO sensitivity: 100
Focal length: 300mm
Post Processing: Absolutely none.


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minimalist...hmmm. nothing on earth is as minimal as the cactus. took this nasty little sticker while out with my horse..just seems to me that no care, no water...just about as a self sufficient as can be. the true minimalist. Blessed with a stark, no nonsense beauty, of line, and form.. Meet the cactus. But not too close up...those really are sharp!! I can tell you that from experience...gorgeous colors...symmetric in design, ecologically superior. How little does it take?

minimal.

1/320 sec.
ISO 200
EF 28-135mm f 3.5-5.6 IS USM
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I took this shot at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. There's a huge glasshouse there and it's free, lol. Every time I'm in Aberdeen I'm in this glasshouse at some point. Anyway, this shot was good in my head but the composition was lacking when I got it home and into Photoshop. Still, a few tweaks here and there and I think it starts to shine. The flowers are Gazanias, I think.

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Nikon D80

Nikkor 18-135mm @ 22mm

Shutter speed - 1/125

Aperture - f5.6

Exposure Compensation -0.67eV

Nikon SB800 on Auto Balanced TTL

Photoshop? Yes, just a wee bit.

Enjoy.

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The dandelion! I don't really get perfect dandelions due to wind, so i seized my opportunity.



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PP = increased contrast, saturation and sharpness


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Nikon D80
AF Nikkor 35mm f/2 D
1/500 sec @ f/8.0
ISO/100
Pattern Metering(Matrix)

Run Down:
Colour photo converted to high-contrast black&white. Removed two light posts and three people standing next to tree. Foreground is a park, with the tree standing on a hill. The background is just a factory. Time of capture is around 20:00(Moscow time).


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D80 with Sigma 10-20 mm lens @ 10 mm
57.9 sec
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ISO 100
PP in Aperture

Shot at night time. A couple of houses across a pond, looks pretty sinister when converted to monochrome. I felt that the bleakness of the scene lent itself to the minimalist theme.


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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: 18-135 @ 112mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: Clipped black point, curves, convert to BW and RAW to JPEG conversion.

Thought having "it"(dunno what it is) silhouetted against the light made it look minimalist. 8)


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