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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:19 am
WestCoast 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
caesartg 49%  49%  [ 25 ]
daisy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
thestig2010 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
NJSantiago 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
Brian Harmer 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
pgtips 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
janern 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
ScubaScooby 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
palakaboy 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
DP-PARIS 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Jiko 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
4xxxx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Synchestra 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
fallenembers08 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
Razvan 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 51
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Congratulations to the (fire)cracking entry by caesartg which is our runaway winner this month with no fewer than 44% of the votes! A clear winner by one of the biggest margins yet, and a great photo. In second place is AL with 8% and in joint third place with each earning 5% of the votes we have mikeroch, thestig2010, NJSantiago, ScubaScooby, Jiko and fallenembers08. Congratulations to all who entered!

As always this means the winner, caesartg, has until the end of this month to set the theme for July's assignment. Please let us know as soon as possible in the May 2010 Q&A thread - thanks!


Polls close Midnight 21st June 2010, at which time we'll declare the winner!


Hi everyone! Welcome to May's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Noise", as suggested by Plymer who won the March 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules. Remember, all photos must have been taken during May 2010 and only post images which are no more than 500 pixels on their biggest side.

In Plymer's own words:

"The topic for this month's Assignment should be "Noise" - a challenge to depict sound through photography.

The limitations are simple: No descriptive text posted with or on the photo. The photo should tell the story without words being needed. EXIF is good to post of course.

Post-processing is allowed, multi-image compositions are allowed (diptychs, triptychs, etc), as long as it helps communicate the idea of Noise."

The rules!

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

We're all enthusiasts here, so please also include the following:

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

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31st May 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 May 2010 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!


Last edited by Gordon Laing on Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:53 am, edited 3 times in total.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:49 am 

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This guy wasn’t very good.

Sigma 10-20 with minor levels adjustment.


 Post subject: DANCING SEEDS
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:05 am 
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Strewth Plymer you really know how to make us folks suffer!
Living 150 Km from the nearest city in perhaps one of the least noisy places in the UK, ‘noise’ was always going to be something of a challenge … so I’ve been forced to manufacture an image that attempts to demonstrate sound being turned into motion .... and here it is entitled

Bigger image:

METHOD & PROCESS used to create this moved to 'Comments & Questions' or click this link

Pentax K20D with 55-300mm Pentax DA lens set at 300mm
ISO 1600 1/180sec @ f8. On-camera flash set to 50%
Hand held, manual focus. PP: small crop, increase contrast, sharpen, downsize.

Last edited by mikeroch on Tue May 11, 2010 7:24 am, edited 3 times in total.

 Post subject: Bang!
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 2:43 am 
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Camera Model: Nikon D3
Lens and focal length: Nikon 28-200 G @ 28
Aperture: f/9
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Post processing: (Lightroom 3 beta 2) RAW output cropped, face burned slightly, background darkened slightly, noise reduction.

Last edited by caesartg on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:43 am, edited 3 times in total.

 Post subject: Visualisations
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Canon EOS350D. 1/60th f.5.6. ISO 200
Post processing: Multiple layers in different densities arranged in PS, flattened, resized.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:13 pm 

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Location: Hampshire, UK
I locked myself in my garage and burst lots of balloons in my face until I managed to get this shot.

Balloon Burst!!

Camera Model: Nikon D300S
Lens and focal length: 18 - 200mm set at 18mm
Aperture: F5.0
Shutter Speed: 5 seconds
Sensitivity: ISO500
Post processing: Cropped, rubbed out pin and brightened slightly
Date and Time (Original): 2010:05:12 21:14:35

Nikon D300S
My Photography Website
My Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Click for bigger version.

Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: Sigma 150mm macro
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 1/6s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: Resize only.

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: Fri May 14, 2010 3:47 am 

Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 70-300mm G @ 70mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/100 s
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Increased contrast in Red and Green channel, custom vignetting, decreased saturation.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:03 pm 

Camera Model: Canon 50D
Lens and focal length: 85mm EF
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Sensitivity: 320
Post processing: None. Just used the monochrome setting within the camera's picture style.


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:17 pm 
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Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Ominous Buzz

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens EF-S 15-85 IS USM at 85mm
Exposure: f5.6 1/60
Sensitivity: ISO 400

Shot in RAW
Post processing: adjusted curves "by eye", cropped.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:30 am 

Squeals of Laughter

Camera Model: Pentax K-7
Lens and focal length: Pentax DA* 50-135mm at 50mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Sensitivity: 200
Post processing: DXO default preset, Kodak HIE black and white film preset.

 Post subject: THE SCREAM
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:53 pm 
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The scream.


Siggy lens. F/7.1 1/200 sec ISO 400 134mm slightly cropped no other pp done.

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

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my flickr

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:30 am 

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Location: Norway
This Heli passed pretty much straight over me, making a lot of noise in the process


Camera: 450D
Lens: Canon 18-200mm
Focal length: 80mm
Shutter: 1/100
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100

Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 6:22 pm 


Camera: 5D2
Focal length: 105mm
Shutter: 1/125
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 3200

No PP except cropping.

Last edited by ScubaScooby on Thu May 27, 2010 6:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:57 am 
"Loud Silence"

Nikon D700 w/ 50mm 1.4 (non-D)
1/8000sec @ 3.5f and 200 iso
SB900 from left triggered by the D700 w/ honl speedgrid

no PP, just cropped.

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