21ST FEBRUARY 2010 - POLLS CLOSED - WE HAVE A WINNER!!
Congratulations to Jonabe on winning with 22% of the total votes! In joint second place are thebeatnut and slingshot with 12% each, followed by magnipheeque in thrid place with 9%.
As always, this measn the winner, Jonabe, gets to choose the theme for next month's assignment! Jonabe, could you post your theme along with any restrictions by the end of February in the January Comments and questions thread. Thanks and congratulations once again!
MIDNIGHT 31ST JANUARY GMT - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!!
Polls close on 21st February when the winner will select the theme for March's Assignment...
Hi everyone! Welcome to January's Assignment!
The theme for this month is "Food", as suggested by Naniani (Sue) who won the November 2009 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.
In Sue's own words: "Regarding the theme, I have given this quite a bit of thought and have therefore came up with the idea of Food. (Food for thought).
I know many will be `fed up` with the sight of food, especially over the festive season, but this is something most of us have to hand, and I hope you will find this a relatively relaxing month, no worrying about the weather conditions or touring the countryside looking for inspiration, hopefully you will only have to look as far as the kitchen cupboard, larder or fridge. So, hopefully, there will be quite a few entrants. A recipe of the ingredients needed for this months assignment dish are listed below.
1 Camera…(any brand will do)
1 flash (optional)
A large heap of inspiration
A small pinch of post processing,
Food colouring ( according to taste) to enhance the dish.
Any type of food of your preference.
Blend the above ingredients together, when happy with the results, serve the prepared dish to the camera lab assignment.
Cooking times will vary, according to settings.
Take all the above with a pinch of salt.
Your entries may be single pieces of fruit, vegetables, herbs, fish , desserts, main meals, anything you like, but no tinned produce will be accepted. Please name your entries, especially if it is some exotic fruit or national dish.
What will also not be accepted is anything you have prepared earlier, photos must be taken in taken in January. The sell by date is January 31st 2010. : O ) Imagine your entry is going on an advertisement board or pictured on a menu, so come on everybody, get creative. Get cooking.
Good luck to you all.
1: You can only submit one image and it has to be taken during January 2010. 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:
Lens and focal length:
Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31st January 2010. 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 January 2010 Comments and Questions thread!
Thanks and good luck!