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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:47 am 
Far out Brian!!! I lived in Concord for 6 years before moving to Martinez.
The world as we know it is becoming increasingly small, which is why they make fish eye lenses!!!


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Ha ha, Jim. I'll be looking for you here at CameraLabs -- or I may bump into you down at the marina. :D Image


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johngunnar, that's an awesome shot of the crystals - I'm particularly fond of abstract style photos where you're not sure of the scale - but I have to ask you anyway, what is the scale?! What exactly are we looking at and how big is it?

Bjorn, that's a beautifully composed landscape shot...

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The reason it looks so big is that the crystals were very big themselves, perhaps 1cm or so. These crystals were on a small bush branch and its the top of it I took a picture of. The scale is said to be 1:3 on the sigma but Ive found I can put anything all the way up to the lens so Im not sure how big it is when you mess around with manual focus. The picture isnt cropped at all, as you can see if you download the whole thing. I just wonder what I could have done with a "true" macro lens. That would probably have been very interesting.

To get a picture of the size of the crystals I took some more pictures that you can find here

http://picasaweb.google.com/staverjg/ChristmasTimeInNorway

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Bjorn, that's a beautifully composed landscape shot...

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Thanks Gordon. On my Dutch Gallery I got quite some positive reactions too. At the moment I took the picture, my hands were nearly frozen, so I'm looking foward to having an Alpha 700, because you can use it with gloves.
I also like the picture of the ice crystals.

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Wow, there sure were a lot of great photos to choose from this month -- it made deciding really hard. Some of the later entries were a complete and exciting surprise. This assignment thing is shaping up pretty good! Ain't we got fun! :D


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Hi folks,

Just a reminder that you only have a short time left before the poll for the December competition is checked to see who gets to choose the February subject.

If you would like to vote go to December 2007 submissions and Poll.

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...and that time has now run out!

As explained earlier, the closing date for voting is three weeks after the submissions close, so the polls for December are now in and counted - and the winner is:

Drazen Gal!

With Thomas coming second, Bjorn third and JohnGunnar a close fourth.

Thanks for entering everyone - there were some great-looking shots!

Congratulations Drazen Gal! This means you get to choose the theme for February. I know you've already suggested an idea, but please let us what you'd definitely like to use.

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and the winner is:

Drazen Gal!

With Thomas coming second, Bjorn third and JohnGunnar a close fourth.

Gordon


Congratulations Drazen Gal, also from me. Third place for the first time I participate is good, I'm happy :D .

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