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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:38 pm 
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This is the thread for any comments or questions concerning March's Assignment.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:40 am 
I figured i might as well get the ball rolling.


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Great to see some first entries posted already! Another interesting theme this month, hope I'll find the time in between exams to get my entry together...

Good luck everybody! And more importantly: have fun!

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This is my first assignment I have done in a while.. hope I do well! some good shots already so we shall see!!! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:59 pm 
Hmm this one has got me thinking. I'll be shooting in some natural reserve next week we'll see what I come up with.


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Nice photos already entered!!!
Well I haven't been up early enough to get the shots I want -- and get to work on time yet : )

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:35 pm 
Well that's my first ever entry... :) shots already in look great people .. :D well done :o


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:26 pm 
woot just submitted my entry :D
it's been a month or two since i play again heeheh


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My first thought when I saw this subject was "easy ... suits everyone on every continent, should have lots of response" but it looks as if the gang are struggling a little. I wonder if it's because in the early morning everyone has the mundane daily tasks to do and then to get off to work / college / school? Hopefully a couple of free days at the weekend will bring some more entries.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:45 pm 
wow mike, one serious question, why go for iso 1600?? do you want your photos to be grainy as hell?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:30 pm 
Interesting take on this months assignment there Plymer. Good luck with your entry.


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Ah well Anel-slo, I blush to admit that I was so desperate to get a shot 'in the can' to fulfil this months task and being afraid that the light would change, that I just grabbed the camera and banged off a series of 5 shots (using the exposure auto-bracketing feature) quite forgetting that I'd set the camera to 1600 for a low-light shot the previous day. Had I had my brain fully engaged I'd probably have chosen ISO 400 as providing a decent balance between sharpness, lack of noise and lack of shake.

This particular subject with its large flat areas of mid-tone is especially prone to 'grain' but experiments with the Pentax K20D have shown it to give pretty uniform image quality from ISO 200 upwards to 1600. The 3200 option is very 'noisy' and I'll only use it if really cornered.

I did some tests a while ago when the kit was new and I was assessing its strengths and weaknesses. The link below takes you to a frame that should be self explanatory, I haven't been shy of using 1600 since.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2693579494_dd7f6021cf_b.jpg


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Mikeroch wrote:
Hopefully a couple of free days at the weekend will bring some more entries.


May be this weekend then. Good entries everyone.

John :wink:

ps. Managed to quote, thanks Bjorn 8)

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Interesting take on this months assignment there Plymer. Good luck with your entry.


Thanks Greg. I figured I'd try and get away from all the sunrises; I'm never able to get a good one around here anyway...

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That's my entry in. I have to admit I did a different version of it. Just as I was about to submit it, I saw the "minimal processing" part in the rules. Doh! Let's just say 1st version included HDR so I don't think that counts a minimal... went back to raw for actual posted version. Had much less shadow range to work with which gives it a different feel.

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