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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:00 am
Geo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
patti 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Sue90 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dilbarmano 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
puziparrot 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
ps_n_dslr 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lensbaby 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Alan 11%  11%  [ 8 ]
Section111 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Vintahah 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
popo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nelepl 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
naeno 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
upn 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
SolarSanction 24%  24%  [ 17 ]
WestCoast 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
mikeroch 19%  19%  [ 14 ]
kimchi 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
joseluissc 8%  8%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 72
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:55 am 
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Polls closed! We have a winner! Congratulations to SolarSanction who won with a decisive 23% of the votes. In second place mikeroch, and in third, Alan. As always, the winner, SolarSanction, gets to choose the theme for next month's assignment, and has until the end of November to tell us! SolarSanction, please let us know the theme in the October Comments and Questions thread here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18006

Thanks!

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Midnight 31st October 2009 - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!



Hi everyone! Welcome to October's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "series", as suggested by Bjorn who won the August 2009 competition. Be sure to read this whole message for the rules, because this assignment is a bit different from previous ones!

In Bjorn's own words:

"This month's Assignment is a little different. How? There is no theme. You can choose your own theme, but, don't get too excited yet. Here's what's expected from your entry:

What I want you to do is present a series. A what? A series,
two or three photos (no more, no less) that combine to show
a single story; they are different in many ways (e.g. picture
elements, composition, colour), but stongly connected to one
another through their story. That connection can be interpreted
in many ways, as long as it is the story or general subject that
links the photos. Preferably, you'd show a set of images that
are not only very much alike in story, but in atmosphere too
(mood, post-processing), since it will make your series as a whole
more powerful, giving it a better chance to win (hopefully!)."


Bjorn has provided a longer explanation with some examples in this thread: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154583

The rules!

1: You need to submit two or three images and they have to be taken during October 2009. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. See the Forum Rules for guides.

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 31st October 2009. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the October 2009 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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 Post subject: The Fly By
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:08 pm 
Takeoff, overhead to initial, lining up on final, and the fly by.....

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Bjorn, not sure if this is what you have in mind.... but here goes. Hope you like it.
I am calling this series the TEST OF TIME...
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THE TEST OF TIME.

Today, I went to the Getty Villa, a museum overlooking Malibu, and all things Pacific..wish you could have been there, it was a gorgeous day..The Villa holds vast treasures..but what struck me is that
Time, that elusive mistress, changes everything!
The leaves as they get ready to fall, and let go of their perch, yet the roots for the next generation, are set in stone.
Next, the beauty of the Muses. She is forever etched cool marble colored in ancient days, still gazing, looking for you. She is ravaged by time, yet her eternal beauty, finds your eye...lost in the curve of her face.
The mosaic, broken, yet some how manages to still "BE"...little tiny parts, fragments, chips, distorted by time, yet pieces, put together, make a "picture".
All standing the TEST OF TIME.
I will post the settings..

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Hi...well I have no idea if this is what you are looking for with this assignment but hope this is correct.
Sue

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Hi

This is my first assignment and i have taken my snaps today...

Story:

A poor lady's daily routine work of selling milk packets , bringing them everyday to everybody's house , dropping them at the door steps and then returning back to another house as her work never ends ...

http://picasaweb.google.com/dilbarmano/Assignment#

I wanted this series to be my first assignment.. Hope you all like it..

Suggestions and advises are welcome.... :o 8)

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These are my first photos uploaded here, I thought this assignement would be a good time to start :P
So here we go.

1 They say that even if you find yourself in the loneliest and most deserted places

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2 If you look behind the dust and the time forgotten ruins that sourounds you

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3 You can find

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Beauty


:) Kina soapy but ... hope you like it :P


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The Departure

Camera Model: Canon EOS 450D
Lens and focal length: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4


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Camera: Canon XSi
Lens: 70-300 IS USM
Focal Length: Varied
Post Processing: Saturation, resizing, sharpness.


Our final game of this season...
We fought hard while it lasted:
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Had a few smiles along the way
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Now, its just a memory till next season
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This is a beautiful baby girl, that was playing in her great grandmother's beautiful old home. By the end of the evening she was barely awake, peering out through the spindles on the staircase. I posted this size because the photos in the collage were smaller than required, but if anyone has a problem with it I will post smaller.

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Finally, got my assingment finished :)

Name - Lemmings

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Camera Model: D3
Lens and focal length: 1 70-200mm @ 70mm 2. 50mm 3. 105mm
Aperture: 1. f2.8 2. f2.8 3. f3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 & 1/60
Sensitivity: 200
Post processing: LR2 cropping for composition. PS for masking colours parts and applying Onone filter to B&W

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Hello everyone, first time poster here.

I found Cameralabs.com while researching the jump from P&S to DSLR and want to thank Gordon and everyone involved in this site for a ton of really helpful information.

Over the past year I've enjoyed my new camera so much and I've finally decided the time was right to challenge myself by taking part in the On Assigment.

I tried originally to capture three meals over the course of a day, but just couldn't get it right. Today, my wife and girl were making cupcakes for her birthday party tomorrow so I just picked up the camera and started snapping away.

So that's the story really...Lily's First Cupcakes.

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Here's a mini slideshow. It's appropriate if they're supposed to tell a story, right?

Camera Model: Canon Rebel Xs
Lens and focal length: 18-55mm, 18mm, 18mm, 24mm
Aperture:f3.5, 3.5, 4.0
Shutter Speed:1/30, 1/40, 1/25
Sensitivity:400, 400, 400
Processing: iPhoto sliders all over the place


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Downtown Rotterdam is not what I'd think of first when looking for a safe location to shoot at night, but it certainly is very interesting. I shot a good friend near the Maassilo (google if you wish). My story? I wanted to show how kids grown up in this area grow up. Nick isn't from this area, but that isn't really the point... :)

Please look at the larger files! :D

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: 50mm f/1.4
Aperture: f/1.4
Shutter Speed: 1/20th
Sensitivity: ISO 6400
Post processing: RAW conversion, B/W conversion, added an overlay layer for extra contrast.

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: 28mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/4th
Sensitivity: ISO 6400
Post processing: RAW conversion, B/W conversion, added an overlay layer for extra contrast, went for a wide crop

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: 28mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/4th
Sensitivity: ISO 6400
Post processing: RAW conversion, B/W conversion, added an overlay layer for extra contrast, cloned out what looked like a stream of tears

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"Looking for food"

Camera Model: Canon 50D
Lens and focal length: 250/220/235mm
Aperture: f/5
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Sensitivity: ISO1250/ISO1600
Post processing: micro-contrast adjust

Bigger versions of pics here.

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Camera Model: Pentax K20D
Lens and focal length: smc Pentax DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL @ 45mm
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 13 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 200 (Extended Dynamic Range)


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Camera Model: Pentax K20D
Lens and focal length: smc Pentax DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL @ 45mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 20 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 100

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Camera Model: Pentax K20D
Lens and focal length: smc Pentax DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL @ 45mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 30 sec
Sensitivity: ISO 100

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