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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:15 am
Lee Brandon 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
MoreBravo 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
monobrow 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jagadish_C 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Michael Cafferkey 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
jeremy1302 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
janern 26%  26%  [ 11 ]
Oleg 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Matz45 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naeno 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Stuy23 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
JennySD 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
daisy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jameswilby5 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Aaronalexa05 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Bob Andersson 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
djfsolo 29%  29%  [ 12 ]
Avi 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
oldCarlos 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
WestCoast 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
3nder 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mish 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4xxxx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lorride 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
sunil pandey 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Niknak 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MrKman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 42
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:49 am 
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Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
FEBRUARY 22ND - Poll closed. Congratulations to djfsolo for winning this month's Assignment! Congratulations also to janern for an extremely close second place. There were some fantastic entries this month, but it boiled down to a two-horse race in the end. As always, djfsolo has one week to choose the theme for March's assignment.

FEBRUARY 1ST - Submissions closed, vote for your favourite!

Hi everyone! Welcome to January's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "A-Z", as suggested by thestig2010 who won the November 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In thestig2010's own words:

""A-Z " is the theme. There is a couple ways you can take it... you can snap a photo of an object that resembles a letter, a photo of something representative of a letter, or whatever comes to mind. The winner should clearly express their letter with using minimal words / captions.

All photo editing / shopping / cropping is totally fine in my book. "

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during January 2011. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 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. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll be removed. 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 31th January 2011. 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 January 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

- Bjorn -

Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux

Last edited by Bjorn van Sinttruije on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:15 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:22 pm 
eye ...............

beyond the facade


A self portrait going beyond the facade we all display when we stand either in front or behind the lens

Camera: D7000
Lens: Micro Nikkor 55mm 2.8
Exposure: 1/ 60th f5.6
ISO 400

PP: PSE8 39% crop
1 hair and 1 highlight cloned out
Colour Saturation +2

Foot notes:
This was a really tough job to focus solo & took 20 attempts to get about right as the wife refused to assist because there was something on the TV she wanted to watch.
As I dont have a ring flash I used the on camera unit which accounts for the top lighting

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:03 pm 

This is my very first entry into the monthly assignments.
"A" stands for Auto Focus in this photo. For a point and shoot camera it blurred the Vancouver CBD nicely. Hope you like it.

Camera Model: Panasonic DMC-TZ15
Lens and focal length: 26mm
Aperture: Auto
Shutter Speed: Auto
Sensitivity: Auto
Post processing: None

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:28 pm 

My attempt at the letter O

This is my very first pic that i have taken with anything other than a throw away camera. Well i hope i'm getting the write idea

Lens...18/55 f3.5
Exposure...1/125 f5.6

pp...I croped it a little and the back round had to be bluried a little as i did not get this right when taking pic

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:38 am 

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Posts: 151

Woman detected spying... arrow marked..


Camera: D5000
Kit Lense
Apperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 36mm (54mm)
Exposure: 1/6



 Post subject: ISL Alphabet
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:19 pm 

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Posts: 14
Location: Ireland

The Irish Sign Language alphabet.

Taken with a Nikon D5000 with a 80-200mm f2.8 push pull attached. Yongnuo 460 just front and left triggered using the pop up flash. Homemade space blanket/mylar reflector on the right (though I don't think it made much of a difference) as I couldn't find my second receiver for the other flash. Shutter release by yongnuo rf602 in my left hand. Picasa for crop and collage, the G.I.M.P. for a couple of arrows and then iphoto for resize.

Nikon D5000
Nikon 80-200 mm f2.8 at 86mm
Aperture f11 (Just to give myself some chance of staying a bit in focus)
Shutter 1/10s
ISO 200

Hope this is ok as a first post and also a first submission.

Edited to add this to comply with the rules.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:31 pm 


Dont be fooled by the blue sky, a January morning on the British South coast is effing freezing!

D5000 with the 35mm @ f10
ISO 200
Shutter 1/640
PP just contrast I think

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:49 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:46 pm
Posts: 947
Location: Norway
O is for halO (and a full mOOn which is actually half :P)


Camera: CanOn 5OD
Lens: Sigma 1O-2Omm @ 1Omm
Shutter: 3O"
Aperture: f/4.O

Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass

Last edited by janern on Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:07 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am
Posts: 176
Location: city of Kursk Russia
I saw it!


Canon XSi
canon18-55 Exposure: 1/180 Apperture: f 8 iso 200
Filter Forge

Best wishes, Oleg

 Post subject: A to Z
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:13 pm 

As I am a total noob, I just decided to go ahead and do what everyone who is new to photography does..
And you can tell that my handwritting isen't very pretty ether..

Camera Model: 550D (Just got it a few days ago :D )
Lens and focal length: 18 - 55mm at 18 mm
Aperture: 9.0
Shutter Speed: 13s
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: Nothing

Well there you go, my terrible first entry, also this was made using the computer software that you get whit the camera.. I love it :D
And if u can guess what the light in the right corner at the bottom is, you win a high five from yourself! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:47 am 


Camera Olympus E-510
Exposure 1
Aperture f/10.0
Focal Length 54 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash On, Did not fire
Post Processing: Crop and color saturation

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:16 am 
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Posts: 620
Location: essex uk
WHY ? = Y


Sigma lens 63mm 1/100 sec f 5/6 Aperture Priority
pp. contrast, frame and text

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

All my photos are clickable
my flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:13 pm 


Nikon D300s
1/320 sec
ISO 200
Focal length: 11mm
Lens: Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Post Processing: Contrast and a bit of sharpening

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:08 am 
Hiragana “no" の and Tamil “e” கெ/டெ
(Tamil has compound letters of consonants and vowels, the loop is the "e")

Quadrilingual Cheetah by JMF Photo, on Flickr

Canon XTi/400D
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 150mm
ISO: 400
Lens: Canon 70-200mm IS (Mark I)
PP: Levels, rotate to make my letter upright and crop.

Links below will take you to information about the letters: ... il_letters

Edit: to fix a link

 Post subject: AT&T
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:12 pm 
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Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
Ah ... so that's where AT&T got the idea!

Bridge structure and street lighting on the road bridge over the river in Matara, southern Sri Lanka.


Canon Powershot G10. ISO 100 1/125th @ f.5.6 dull conditions.
PP: Tweak contrast, light crop, downsize.

BIGGER image 1024pix

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