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Poll ended at Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:12 am
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zrmi 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:27 am 
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OCTOBER 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR SEPTEMBER'S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!

79 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to long-time Cameralabs forum member Photoj on a win with 12% of the votes! Photoj now has until the end of October to name the theme for November's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Photoj, please let us know your theme and rules in the September 2008 comments thread.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered, especially the first-timers - and congratulations also to duker21 who came a very close second with 11% of the votes, and matthiasmesser and millfarm who came joint third with 7% of the votes each.

Gordon


UPDATE: 1ST OCTOBER 2008 - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Congratulations to everyone who entered, and a big welcome as always to all our first-time entries!

So now please vote for your favourite image!

The poll will run until midnight GMT on 21st October and the winner, as always, will get to choose the next Assignment - this time for November 2008.

Gordon Laing



Hello everyone, welcome to September’s Assignment!

The theme for this month is “Urbanism”, as suggested by Orsan Kart who won the July 2008 competition. In Orsan’s own words:

“I have chosen something that has been in my life and artworks for some time. For a person who has been in landscape carved by man through municipals since he was a boy, my chosen subject is Urbanism.

A short definition of Urbanism: Urbanism is the study of cities — their geographic, economic, political, social and cultural environment, and the imprint of all these forces on the built environment. Urbanism is also the practice of creating human communities for living, work, and play, covering the more human aspects of urban planning. Urbanists define urban areas by their high population density. They maintain that this characteristic makes cities physically and sociologically distinct from rural areas.

Creative flow should not be barred. Post processing allowed. Have Fun - Now go snapping”

So there you have it, the theme for September is Urbanism, and as always the image you submit has to be taken during the month of entry – that is, taken during September 2008. Photos taken on an earlier date do not qualify!

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 September 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 30th September 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 September 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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 Post subject: flipped reflections
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Buildings and things reflected in other buildings and things ... but flipped so that the wobbly images are readable.

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Canon G7 Powershot on program setting.... rotated and cropped.


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Concerns over security have increasingly impacted people's access to their urban environment.

Photograph is of the San Francisco Bay: A symbol to many as a gateway to the United States of America which is ironically juxtaposed with a fence and an "Area Closed" sign.

Title: Forbidden City
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Focal length: 80 mm
Aperture: f/9
Shutter Speed: 1/160th
Sensitivity: ISO 50
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 Post subject: Urban
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Taken a couple of days ago in Uppsala ;D

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Aperture: f/5,6
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Sensitivity: ISO 100
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I live in Kingsport, TN. Downtown is alot of old buildings and Alleys that are really sketchy and I loved the black and white effect. So this is an alley downtown which I think is a fairly good angle and focus beside the dinged up brick wall.
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Aperture: f4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/160
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Processing: Black and White

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 Post subject: Fallen Heros
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Veteran's War Memorial in Columbus Indiana.

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Slight adjustment of levels to enhance shadows and clouds.

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I took this shot of a railing being reflected in an office building the other night and really liked the outcome.

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Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/4.0
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PP: converted to B&W

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 Post subject: Auckland Downtown
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Taken with Nikon D80, and Tamron AF 17-50

exposure : 1/500

aperture : f11

focal length : 17mm

ISO : 400

adjustment on levels and curve

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First submission and first post. The purpose was to get a water like feeling when you look at it. I have no idea if it succeeded!??


Camera: EOS 40D
ISO: 100
Lens: EF28-135
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter: 1/125
Post Processing: Coloring and and shadow adjustments.

The picture was taken in Downtown Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The building truly demonstrates a physical and social distinction from rural areas.


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hi everyone,
A local retail outlet.

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taken with my D80, Sigma 10-20 at 10mm, f22, 1/4sec, iso 100.
good luck
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Old versus New
A bus passing the colloseum in the original urbs -- rome

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Nikon D300
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Taken at 7 o/c in the evening, this urban scene shows old, and buildings underconstruction, graffitti, and rubbish strewn about,all the signs of urban living.Taken on auto :oops: adjusted contrast. regards sue

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Urban night view in the eye of an apple ?

Taken last night at la Défense, a business district near Paris, where many people go for work in the morning and leave in the evening. I like taking a promenade there at night as it's the only time I won't feel stressed. Btw, I live only 5 minutes away :wink:

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Converted to B&W in Photoshop CS3

Hope you like it.

Cheers,
Tony


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http://iferris.zenfolio.com/p839996331

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Winners & Losers...

Edit to photo story:
The Vancouver urban centre has over the last 5 years experienced an unprecedented building boom. This in turn with the upcoming winter Olympic games in 2010 have spurred an environment of speculative purchasing.
The prices downtown has been driven up so much, that a lot of low rent building have been sold off for their land value, and in turn displacing the poor and low-income earners.


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FL - 55mm
A - 4.64
ISO - 160
PP - none


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Where I come to get away from the big city.

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D80, 18-70DX, F10, 30 Seconds, Iso 100

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