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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:44 am
eagle1337 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Plymer 18%  18%  [ 14 ]
GCJ 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lensbaby 9%  9%  [ 7 ]
MBrutus2009 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
djfsolo 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
nostradamus 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
tamko 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
capital 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
sl545 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
logic_nguyen 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
4xxxx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
EricD 16%  16%  [ 13 ]
maysojiro 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Gunner.D90 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jeremy1302 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
popo 15%  15%  [ 12 ]
postemon 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jambia 8%  8%  [ 6 ]
antipropho 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
DOUGLAS GORDON 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Nu2foto 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
JaiHo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Snozzberry 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
pharlap91 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 79
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:25 am 
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Posts: 118
Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
Just as it looked when I peered out of the window early this morning.
The low weak sun on the mist gave the light a spooky sepia quality.


LARGE version

Pentax K20D. Pentax DA55-300 lens set at 90mm ISO1600 1/3000th@f.11
1 stop underexposed. No PP except cropping and resizing.

 Post subject: My Assignment
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:19 pm 
Hi All,
Well this is my first submission ever for a monthly assignment so please be as brutal as you need to be criticizing this image. I took it this morning it was a rather odd morning here in SW Pennsylvania and it couldn't decide what it wanted to do weather wise. The original spot I wanted to take the image I got there and it was pouring down rain. I waited there about 30 minutes and it wasn't letting up. I decided to leave and wait for another day, but when I was around the local mall, which was only about 1.5 miles away from my original spot, the weather decided to break and it turned into a pretty vibrant sunrise. So I decided to head over to the mall to the top of the 3 story parking garage and snap a few pictures. I was so out of it this morning that I didn't even realize that instead of my 18-105mm VR lens I had my 55-200mm lens on. Oh well what can you expect I hadn't had my morning coffee yet lol. I used my Nikon D90, 55-200mm lens with UV filter at 55mm, Aperture priority mode, F18, 30 sec shutter, and slow sync flash from my Nikon SB-600 all set on my Quantaray 9502 tripod. Let me know what y'all think please.
Gunner out


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:49 pm 
I associate early mornings with dog walks, so here's my submission:


Unfortunately, the detail in the water spraying off has been reduced in the down sizing of the image.

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon 18-200mm (just got it, first time testing it out!)
Focal length: 135mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/1000

Post Processing: Reducing the saturation, as I had my camera set up for vivid landscape shots before turning and shooting my dog. I guess thats the beauty of a superzoom :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:08 pm 
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Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8087
Location: UK
Click for bigger version.

Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: EF-S 15-85 at 15mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: RAW convert by ACR, crop.

Biggest challenge: getting out of bed that early! Shot taken at 6:47am according to exif. I missed actual sunrise but it was still pretty low in the sky.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:26 am 

i took this pic around 6 am (already humid weather) when i went back home (philippines)

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon 55-200mm
Focal length: 200mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/5
exposure time: 1/125 sec.
Post Processing: crop and enhance a bit of saturation.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:23 pm
Posts: 620
Location: essex uk
Early morning at 7.10am , the rising sun behind casting a glow at Leigh on Sea. The tide in the Thames estuary was out so the famous cockle boats were not going anywhere. No one was around except the scavenging seagulls. Sue.


Siggy lens. f/11 51mm ISO400 +0.3ev 1/200 sec. prog mode.

canon 400D
18-55 lens
tamron70-300 lens
sigma 18-200 os lens

All my photos are clickable
my flickr

 Post subject: March Assignment
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:05 pm 

Whenever I hear "Early morning" a picture for the sunrise pops up in my mind. Therefore, I chose a location were sea waves goes through stones in order to have the cloud look in between the stones.

Camera Model: Sony Alpha 300
Lens and focal length: 20mm
Aperture: F/5.6
Shutter Speed: 13 sec
Sensitivity: 100 ISO
Hoya 55mm CIR-Polarizer was used mounted on my SAL 18-70mm kit lens to:
1) avoid the direct sunlight reflection, and
2) to be able to have longer exposer without making the picture too bright.

Post processing:No Post Processing applied except for the down sizing

Last edited by Jambia on Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:41 am 
7AM :
Sunrise from my bedroom window


Camera Model: Canon SX10is
Lens and focal length: 28mm eq
Aperture: F/8
Shutter Speed: 1/80sec
Sensitivity: 80 ISO

 Post subject: Dawn over Moray Firth
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:51 pm 

Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:35 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Bindal,Portmahomack,Tain,Scotland
Dawn over Moray Firth with sheep and their reflections in irrigation / wildlife dam.
Camera Canon 350D
Lens & Focal length 18-55 mm lens at 55mm
Aperture F 9.0
shutter speed 1-180
Sensitivity ISO100
Post processing cropped in Photoshop

Click on link below to see original photo in Flickr ... 2651_b.jpg


PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:37 pm 

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 9 mm
ISO Speed: 125
Exposure Bias: +0.66 EV

No post processing

 Post subject: Spring Morning
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:43 pm 

Here is my post for march, This picture shows the vigorous bees doing their job (eventhough I don't think it's a bee).

100 ISO

PP: lighting adjustments+levels

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:08 pm 

Most people tend to dread incredibly dreary mornings such as this, I however love grey skies and dark clouds! (Shot through the sunroof of my car one morning before heading to class. The "ripple effect" is from the water drops that were covering the glass.)

Camera Model: Sony a200
Lens and focal length: Sony 18-75mm at 20mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/500 s.
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: Increased dark and mid levels and slight contrast boost

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:35 pm 
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Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:20 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Taken in Virginia Beach, VA - just not as early as I would have liked - it's around 0700. It is so peaceful and quiet in the morning with only the sounds of the waves crashing.


Camera Model: Sony DSC-WX1
Focal length: 4.25mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Sensitivity: 160iso
Post processing: None

Sony DSC-WX1

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:45 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:59 am 
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A very close-run competition this month, with the top three entries only a percent or two apart from each other! So in reverse order, in third place with 15% of the total votes is popo. In second place with 16% of the votes is EricD.

But our winner this month with 17% of the total votes is Plymer - it really was a close shave - ho ho!

This means Plymer has until the end of April (preferrably soner) to set the theme (and any restrictions) for May's Assignment. Please let us know in the March Questions and Comments thread.

PS - As always, further congratulations to everyone who entered this month.

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