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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Sat May 22, 2010 12:38 am
Cottonmouth 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
fallenembers08 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
bigblocke 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Bob B 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
thomasrichards 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
naeno 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
TravisD 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
capital 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Zyklusx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sapanas 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jeremy1302 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
AL 27%  27%  [ 20 ]
DOUGLAS GORDON 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lorride 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
EricD 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Formatted 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
MichaelM 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
DavidBudde 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lensbaby 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
msrock 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
tamko 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
djfsolo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
FazerUK 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Gordon Laing 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Nu2foto 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
sonnyboy 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Jiko 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
naniani 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
jgmatthews 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
lost2212x 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
mikeroch 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
janern 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
daisy 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Sire 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Starbug 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
patti 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
sl545 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
mrstratts 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GCJ 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
saurav 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
postemon 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
amieraplal 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
supermandar 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
teegprice 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
4xxxx 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
DvorakArt 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Anel-slo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
akadime 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Razvan 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
DCMAN363 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 73
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:49 am 
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A landslide victory for AL in this month's contest, dominating the proceedings with no fewer than 27% of the votes. A hearty congratulations to AL in first position, followed by Naniani in second place and lost2212x, mikeroch and sl545 in joint third place.

As always, the winner gets to choose the theme for next month's assignment, so over to you AL: you have until the end of May, or preferably sooner, to post your theme and any conditions in the April Comments and Suggestions thread.



Hi everyone! Welcome to April's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Motion", as suggested by Naniani who won the February 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In Naniani's own words:

"My choice of subject for April's assignment is `MOTION`.

Many photographs we take are of a static nature, so I would like to see the entries for this month convey a sense of motion. The photos can be of anything you wish and you can do any of the following:

Blur it
Suggest it
Stop it
Pan it.

I am not a great fan of pp so please keep your post processing to a minimum, only to enhance. I really hope that this appeals to you all and hope to see loads of entries. Have posted this early, so it may give those of you who have not tried motion before (like myself) a chance to have a practise. Anyway, good luck to all who enter. SUE."

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it has to be taken during April 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:

Camera Model:
Lens and focal length:
Shutter Speed:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 30th April 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 April 2010 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!


Last edited by Gordon Laing on Sat May 22, 2010 8:00 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:03 am 
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Location: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
I took this from our hotel room at Hotel Le Crystal in Montreal. The next day I read the assignment and thought this would be perfect. It is my first attempt at slow shutter speed night shots.

Let me know what you think in the other thread. C&C is quite welcome. I am still an amateur. ;)

Here is a link to the original:

Taken 01/04/2010 7:16 PM
Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: 18-200mm VR @18mm
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 1600
Post processing: I raised the contrast and darkened it a bit.

Nikon D80
Nikon DX VR 18-200 F3.5-5.6 AF-S lens
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 D lens
Sony DSC-P30

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:59 am 

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 VR (at 105mm)
1/8th Second (handheld, didn't have tripod with me)
ISO 200

Bumped up the colour temp, also bumped up the contrast a notch in windows photo gallery... I don't like post processing so i do as less of it as i can.

Link to full sized photo: ... b06e_b.jpg

BTW if the EXIF data says 'march' thats not true, i had it in the 'march/april' folder so the dates got screwed up... I took this picture on april 1st 2010.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:21 pm 

I think motion can be represented by the busy streets in big cities, so I took this rather odd image as a reflection in a window of all people rushing by.


Camera Model: Nikon D90
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Aperture: f/5
Shutter Speed: 1/40
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: Crop. Adjusted Saturation

Best regards, Daniel

 Post subject: Something this ways buzz
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:31 pm 
Nikon D60
Nikkon 55-200 Lens
ISO 200
manual focus
Shutter priority

You can't realize how fast these guys are until you try to photograph one. Camera shy is an UNDER-STATEMENT LOL[/list][/list][/code]

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Nikon D80
Nikkor 35mm
Manual Mode - 1/4 sec @ f8.0
-1 1/3 EV
ISO 800
Post Processing: B&W conversion

This photo was a snap decision, so composition is less than desirable. But it's been too long since my last post.

 Post subject: Boating at dawn
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:59 pm 
This was taken from our little boat while it was moving. I love the movement of the waves in the water. It was so beautiful!


Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX01
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 16.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Date and Time (Original): 2010:04:03

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:23 pm 

Olympus E-510
Zuiko 70-300@300mm
ISO 200

Removed alot of CA in CS4,....and kinda upped the vibrance(I shoot neutral and RAW).

Hummingbirds will be here in a week or so,...but I get them all year,...but the peachtrees only bloom once and make a nice "STOP HERE" for insects of all kinds!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:42 am 

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Posts: 357
Time distortion

500mm Reflex-Mirror Lens shot through 100 year old glass window.
1/250 sec, @ f/8, ISO 200, Curves/Contrast

As glass windows age, they actually continue to "flow" giving rise to a sense of motion when looking through them.

 Post subject: Motion
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:09 pm 
This is a picture of my dog Jess after a quick dip down at the local beach. She hates getting her back wet so instead just 'sits' down in the water then does your typical wet-dog-roll. It looks like that is her ear which has covered her face, but she shakes the water off herself so quickly she slaps herself with her cheeks :)

While it is mainly the motion of Jess shaking herself dry that drew me to take the picture, I have come to really enjoy the motion of the sea and water drops around her too.

Link to the photo on Flickr - Looks much better and more effective in full size!

Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D
Lens and focal length: Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lense :(
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Increased clarity and contrast and slightly added some lens correction for effect.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:58 pm 
Alta Ski Resort!

Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/80
Av( Aperture Value ) 45.0
Av( Aperture Value ) 45.0
Lens EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 300.0mm Please look at the larger one it does a little better justice!

Here are some more motion photos!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:00 pm 
Here's my entry for this month:


Please see the larger version here however for more detail:

Nikon F100 with 24mm f/2.8 with very expired Fuji Velvia 100F
Shutter: 1/640 s
Aperture: f/5.6
PP: Only cropping

Hope you like it!

Last edited by jeremy1302 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 Post subject: The Fast Lane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:36 pm 

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Posts: 260
Location: Hampshire, UK
I wanted to give an impression of speed. So I did a long exposure down a local street lit road.


Camera Model: Nikon D300S
Lens and focal length: 11mm
Aperture: F2.8
Shutter Speed: 10 seconds
Sensitivity: ISO 100
WB: Cloudy
Processing: Re-sized and sharpened
My speed: 25mph

Date and Time (Original): 2010:04:08 21:04:55+01:00

Nikon D300S
My Photography Website
My Flickr

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:58 pm 

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Location: Bindal,Portmahomack,Tain,Scotland
Seagulls from Tractor seat
Model Canon EOS 350D
Lens Canon 55-200mm at 200mm
Aperture F22
Shutter speed 1-20
Sensitivity ISO400
Camera setting Tv
Cokin filter P.153
Post processing added some contrast in photoshop
Photo taken of seagulls flying in to eat worms after cultivator disturbed ground taken through rear window of tractor.
Click on link below to see original photo

Last edited by DOUGLAS GORDON on Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:42 pm 

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Posts: 466
Location: North
Squirrel tree jump.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Lens and focal length: Sigma 50mm F1,4
Aperture: F2,8
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Sensitivity: ISO-400
Post processing: Selective color and color balance to remove purple fringing, brightness, contrast to correct exposure, sharpness to counter act lens front focus and crop.

Date: 11.04.2010

Canon 5D MkII -|- Sigma 24mm f/1.8 | Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 | Canon 50mm f/1.4 | Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Lensbaby Composer
Canon A-1 -|- Canon 28mm f/2 | Canon 35mm f/2.8 | Canon 50mm f/3.5 Macro

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