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Hello everyone, this is the place to discuss the submissions for August 2008's assignment, and to ask any questions.

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Ah, c..p! No, not the topic, the topic's great! It's just that I have to go back to campus to take what I personally deem to be the best shot I could submit for this. And now that I graduated, I'm gonna be just another visitor, for whom taking photos are (for some bizarre reason) prohibited. Waah! :evil:

Time for some serious exploration, then :D

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[this may be better suited for july, but oh well] I am amazed at how much CL has grown. The original "on assignment" had just, 36 Votes, july had 72 ENTRIES. i jst find he open-ness of this forum phenomenal :D

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the photo is fine but I must admit that the Grey clouds in the right top corner make the image look edited =\

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Another great theme, that challenges us photographers to take better photos of everyday subjects!

I took this photo while I was on holiday:
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80mm | F6.3 | 1/100 sec. | ISO 200

I'd love to enter it in the assignment, but I can't, since it was taken in July. I wanted to share it with you anyway. No post-processing was done at all, just resized.

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Hi artlove,

Here's the one without clipping.

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As you can see, the most of the sky was already blown out.

However, I do find the gray cloud make the photo less appealing, especially in the small version. If you click the link I provided to view the large picture, it's not that distracting, I think. I wonder when we can post larger photos in assignments.. (the day we all have fast internet!!)

Thanks for the feedback. I ended up cutting off the top edge of the photo and I found I like it better! But I should leave my original photo the way it is because otherwise it would be against the rules.

Good luck everyone!

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Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
I'd love to enter it in the assignment, but I can't, since it was taken in July.


Hi Bjorn,

I believe there are a lot more trees in Holland! Go out and photograph them and I'm sure you will come back with something even better!

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Thanks Tony. There are indeed a lot more trees, but the forests that I like, are too far away from my house. I'll try to find something though!
I love your picture, especially because of the photographer (?). Nice work!

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Oh wow. Jbgeach i absolutely love the "winding tree" i have never seen anything like it,its wonderful, but please tell us where is it. Good luck with the entry.
p.s. As im not lucky enough to see the real thing, im going to have to keep having a look at your entry.This i feel will take some beating. :D

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Thanks so much for your kind words. It is located in Sea World in San Diego, CA USA. If you look behind it the blue thing is a needle that goes up in the air.

Definitely the best picture I have taken to date. The full resolution copy is even better.


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Hi parismontreal,

Nice pic. That's why you should take the due care and attention required to teach your lens to swim!!! :lol:

No seriously, is it out of hospital yet?

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Nope im still trying to figure out what to do with it.


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parismontreal wrote:
Nope im still trying to figure out what to do with it.


... you can always use it to practice changing lenses with lightning speed... or you can practice catching it...

sorry to hear about it though... i would be in mourning if i dropped my lens in water... and i only have a 35mm prime... man these things are expensive...


but hey... at least you got a decent final shot out of it!


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wow! who woulda thought this thread would get this interesting, this soon..Bjorn, get your self out there, and get a tree...I have seen what you are capable of, I am waitin...I wish Alex would come back and do some of his light stuff, with trees, that always was great to look at...

So that little San Diego tree works for me...lol...but the month is early...I have a feeling that there are some photos to be taken this weekend...and you know how tough this competition gets...

way to go, this is going to be a fun fun thread.
I have Sunday off, and I know just the tree...ahhhhhahahahahahaha...evil wringing of hands...


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parismontreal wrote:
Nope im still trying to figure out what to do with it.


Man that's unlucky. :(

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