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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Fri May 22, 2009 12:04 am
xxxterryxxx 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
GCJ 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Razvan 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sublimity 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
dryan2 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
mikeroch 15%  15%  [ 14 ]
daisy 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
jka 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
antipropho 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lightcollector 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Syncharmony 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
Geo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
tim_b_w 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
ravenmore 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
HTG 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
rogersjt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Displaced 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Anel-slo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rui Costa 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
chipvista 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
lynn55 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
DP-PARIS 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dwightparker 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
DOUGLAS GORDON 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sammycool 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lensbaby 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
chadpope 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Nelepl 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Mark-A 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
shallowlife 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
DCMAN363 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
bigblocke 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
hubery 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Comma 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
robbo141 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
sunilkrverma 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Defiance 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
naniani 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
campervan_crusader 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
jsmith 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
eagle1337 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
JG964 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Soliwo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Michael E. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Adi Zulhusni MarkII 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
logic_nguyen 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
podgeorge 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Plymer 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
thestig2010 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
jaxzwolf 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
dautopor 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
chickenflavoredchips 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Orsan Kart 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Photo Addiction 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Alex_Venom 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
picturesonthemind 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bob Andersson 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Silvanoe 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
naoko 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
millfarm 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Symtex 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
pgtips 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
gouldy68 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:03 am 
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21ST MAY MIDNIGHT GMT: WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Mikeroch who's won April's Assignment with a decisive 15% of the total votes! Coming second and third were Syncharmony and logic_nguyen with 8% and 5% of the votes.

This is the second time Mikeroch has won, so he knows what happens next! Mikeroch, you have until midnight GMT on the 31st May to set the theme for June's Assignment along with any conditions for it - although we would all prefer if you let us know a bit sooner!

Let us know youre decision in the April comments thread - thanks!

Congratulations once again to Mikeroch and everyone who entered this month - an excellent assignment!

Gordon


1ST MAY GMT! SUBMISSIONS CLOSED! TIME TO VOTE!

Gordon

Hi everyone! Welcome to April's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Spring", as suggested by picturesonthemind who came second in the February 2009 competition; the winner, Orsan Kart, was unable to submit a theme this time.

In picturesonthemind's own words: "For April I would like the theme to be "Spring". I will allow moderate post processing as it allows for more creativity. I hope you all find this an exciting theme, and look forward to your entries."

So there you have it, the theme for April is "Spring", and as always the image you submit has to be taken during the month of entry – that is, taken during April 2009. Photos taken on an earlier date will be disqualified! And remember, all images submitted here must be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side.

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 April 2009. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

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 like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.

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 April 2009. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only and that posted images should be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the April 2009 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Spring in Newfoundland means the ice pack is close. This year has seen the most ice in a long time. Those are pictures of some tourists admiring some grounded ice pans at a beach near my house.


Camera Model: Nikon D40
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 18-55mm at 38mm
Aperture: f/ 13.0
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Sensitivity: 400
Post processing: Brightness and contrast adjusted slightly.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:10 pm 
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hi everyone,
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1/200,f5.6,iso100, taken with70-300mm at 300mm.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:20 pm 
Blossoms of Spring

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--for a bigger resolution preview of the photo,click here : http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/1585763 ... 4.jpg.html and be sure to select "Original Image Size"


Camera Model: DMC-FZ8
Focal length: 35mm (macro,spot metering)
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: RAW->Jpeg,crop,Constrast,Selective Colors,Highlights,optimized for web use


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:53 pm 
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Camera Model: Sony a300
Lens and focal length: 80mm
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: Colour Balance, mapping blue tones into the shadows. Hope that's not too much.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:59 am 
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Camera Model: Canon XSi (aka 450D)
Focal length: 50mm ( Canon 50mm f/1.8 II )
Aperture: f/2.0
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Sensitivity: ISO200
Post Processing: Saturation, Sharpness


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Ahhh..... Finally Blossoming may resume :D


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Camera Model: Nikon d300
Lens and focal length: Tamron 90mm f/2.8 (obviously @ 90mm)
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Sensitivity: 400
Post processing: Just tweaking sliders in aperture

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:53 am 
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I really like the 'embryonic' quality of new growth on ferns and palms.

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Pentax K20D with 18-55mm DA II lens. Hand held, available light, ISO 800 Aperture priority F11. Post processing: Hard crop from larger image, Sharpened, brightened.


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 Post subject: BOINGGGGG !
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I didn't fancy flowers or lambs so here is something a bit different as a way of sympathising with all the folks in the tropics or southern hemisphere who must be scratching their heads somewhat?

When I was a kid one of my favourite toys was a Slinky spring that 'walked' down the stairs like a caterpillar (and inevitably got into a huge tangle when it all went wrong). Sadly I can't lay my hands on one just now, but the garage junk drawer provided this which I've lit obliquely to get the shadows to do interesting things.

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Canon EOS350D kit lens 18-55mm. ISO800. On tripod, Tungsten lighting, White balance set accordingly, AV f.16. PP: cropped, resized.


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Canadian Spring.....Great.....Eh?

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D80, 200mm, 1/80th, f14, handheld, cropped, sharpened a tadd in Lightroom......Cheers..... :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:13 pm 
Spring Tree Blossom

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Camera Model: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Lens and focal length: 100mm
Aperture: f/5.7
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 10 (set from CHDK)


original image resized


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:42 am 
There is a trail not far from my home that I hike every now and then with my dogs (they act like a 5 year old kid). During the winter season, it gets cover by snow and not accessable. When "spring" season comes around, and only the first couple months of the season, there will be "spring" water rushing across the trail from all the melted snow. One of my fury kid loves this spot and he will drink and splash around in it to cool himself down.

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Camera Model: Sony A350
Lens and focal length: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 @28mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: none

If you are interested in a better look of the spring without the kid in the way, check here.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:06 am 
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Spring means once frozen waters finally run freely again.

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3 exposures from 1/2s to 1/20s
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 Post subject: Spring Entry
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:23 pm 
A Budding Flower
Catches a droplet
from a spring shower


Happy Easter Everyone!

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Geo

Handheld with Canon 40D 70-300mm IS W/500D Close-up lens
1/100
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 Post subject: Spring Entry
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:57 pm 
Heres my entry: Its completely off topic at first glance, but i'll try to explain it. During the winter months, this hobby has to go onto a back-burner while the weather is harsh. Now things are lightening and warming up, they can come out of hibernation, and start to run again. Suddenly, i feel a lot better, knowing they're back!. :-)

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Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 34 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash
Post Processing: Light levels neutralised and heavy crop.

Happy Easter!


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