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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:52 am
Bob Andersson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
keystrokesuk 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
WestCoast 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
cam83r 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Oleg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
janern 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jiko 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
ianganderton 40%  40%  [ 10 ]
ir_ganesh 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
nikonfreak 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
4xxxx 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 25
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:55 am 
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OCTOBER 22ND - Poll closed. Congratulations ianganderton for winning this On Assignment!


Hi everyone! Welcome to September's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Construction", as suggested by dubaiphil who won the July 2011 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In dubaiphil's own words:
    "Seeing as I live in a massive building site, how about a challenge on "Construction".

    Anything related to construction, any focal length, with no restrictions on pp. Either the building/s being constructed, the workers creating it, the machinery used or in use. Let's see what's going up in the world wherever you live."



The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during September 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:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 30th September 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 September 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:35 am 
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Well, someone's got to get the competition started so here goes. :twisted:

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Saw this while walking the dogs this morning and couldn't help thinking that most people keep horses. PP consisted largely of extracting the trailer from the background. Shadows under the trailer proved difficult but at least I've set a lowish benchmark for you all to beat. :lol:
    Canon PowerShot G10
    DateTime - 2011:09:11 10:23:47
    ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds
    FNumber - 5.60
    FLength - 21.5mm (100mm equiv)
    ISOSpeedRatings - 80
    ExposureBiasValue - -1.00
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As I live on a site under construction we get some "heavy plant crossing"...

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Converted to B/W. sharpen/contrast. tilt photo

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HI EVERYONE THIS IS A PHOTO I TOOK AT WORK, WE WERE BUILDING A HOSPITAL IN YURIRIA GUANAJUATO, MEXICO IT'S A CAT PAILODER HOPE YOU LIKE IT

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Camera Model: CAMERA NIKON D5100
Lens and focal length: 18-55MM AT 18MM
Aperture: 3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: ADOBE LIGHTROOM 3.4 B/W CONVERSION


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:26 pm 
There is a big construction site next to the train station. So I thought it would be nice to make a photo for the assignment. I liked the cloudy sky and the light.

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DSC02585_2 by vdjong, on Flickr

It was shot with:
Camera: Sony a33
Aperature: F11
Shutter speed:1/640
Focal length and lens: 18mm 18-55 SAM

It was shot using auto HDR so with different ISO values. I did some pp in photoshop CS5.


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So what's all this 'Health & Safety' stuff then?

The blokes are putting 4000 roof tiles on my place in Sri Lanka. Home made ladders, no hard hats, no mechanical lifting kit, they go barefoot and for this they earn $6 a day plus a rice meal for lunch. The UK Health & Safety Executive would have a blue fit if they could see the goings-on. Concerned about accidents to workers, insurance, legal claims, liability and so on, I asked the project manager "what happens if one of them has a serious accident?" He looked at me as if I were simple-minded and replied "we get another worker".

Heavens!

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Canon Powershot G10. ISO 200 1/250th @ f.8. Fill-in flash.
PP: mild crop, resize.


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Canon XSi lens 18-55
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Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: Canon 17-55/2.8
Focal length: 1/60
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 500
PP: slight crop

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As I said: There isn't so much constructed any more in my town.

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Canon EOS 33
Sigma 12-24mm EX
Kodak film ISO 200
1/250 sec
F11
12mm
EDIT: Scanned with Canon Canoscan 5600F

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:02 pm 
Well here's my first ever 'On Assignment' submission. Its been a complete trauma picking a photo.

Al Hamra Sunset

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This is the scene before me as I drive home each evening. Cranes on horizon line are, for me, one of the defining images of this part of the world.

Model Canon EOS 550D
ISO 100
Exposure 1/1600 sec
Aperture 11.0
Focal Length 135mm
Exposure Bias -2.0

Minor PP done in Picasa, cropped and contrast


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PP: Crop, Color Balance.

Focal Length 27mm
F-Number F/4
Exposure 1/320
ISO 80

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Camera Model: Leica D-Lux 5
Lens and focal length: Leica 24-90mm f/2-3.3 ASPH @ 24mm
Aperture: f/2
Shutter Speed: 1/2000th
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: RAW conversion, framing

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:07 am 
This photo was made in Wudang shan, China from the roof of the traditional tao kung fu academy where I currently reside. Its a 15th century temple thats is being renovated.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor 12-24mm DX F4.
Location: Wudang shan, China.
Aperture: F8
ISO: 125
Shutterspeed: 1/125 sec.
Raw Postprocessing: Capture NX 2 black and white convertion and adjusting brightness and contrast.

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Working Crane at Surfers Paradise Beach Front

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Nikon D7000
Lens 18-200mm VRII @ 29mm
Aperture f8
Shutter 1/2500
ISO 800
Exposure Bias -0.7EV
PP Crop, Darken highlights, Sharpen

Oooops, I did not reset the ISO from my last shoot.

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