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Poll ended at Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:06 pm
lagnificent 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
usernametaken 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
ianganderton 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Riverlea 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Trevor Harris 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
djfsolo 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
nambiker 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
nikonfreak 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
darthkindy 41%  41%  [ 11 ]
popo 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
HikingMike 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:56 am 
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NOV 22ND - The poll is now closed! Congratulations to darthkindy for winning this assignment!

THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT MIDNIGHT GMT ON 21ST OCTOBER!

Hi everyone! Welcome to October's Assignment!

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

In Jiko's own words:
    "It's not limited to camera equipment (even if it's what we use most). It might be any tool - a guitar, a soldering iron, a camera, a screwdriver or whatever people use in order to do their job.

    Minimal post processing please."



The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during October 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 31st October 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 October 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:28 am 
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Every sports fan has his over-priced Made In China memorabelia...

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50D, 17-55 @ 55, F 5.6, 1/60 sec. Built-in flash.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Only a lucky few get to use this as a tool of their actual day job. Most people have to settle for playing football/rugby as a hobby.

My first time taking sports photos this weekend. I think the players preferred the "before" image with the ball on the tee and the kickers foot just about to make contact. I prefer this "after" shot - makes me wonder if he made the shot or not. (I don't actually know as it was the first penalty kick and I was too busy looking to see if I got the shot to worry about his shot.)

Shot was taken with a Canon 7D with EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 200mm focal length, ISO 200, Exposure 1/1250 sec, Aperture 2.8


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Model Canon EOS 550D
ISO 100
Exposure 1/80 sec
Aperture 5.0
Focal Length 42mm

e·quip·ment [ih-kwip-muhnt] noun

1. anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.

Climbers call equipment 'gear'

Not many people rely on gear as much as climbers do. As Gordon is falling you can see he's looking at his gear, that 10mm thick rope and a carabiner weighing well under 50g is all that's going to stop him decking from over 50ft


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"Spanner in The Works"

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I think I have finally got this to work.
These spanners were found hanging in a locomotive shed amongst a myriad of other equipment necessary for the running of locomotives.
I used a flash with a Canon EOS 7D, lens EF24-70f/2.8, ISO640, exp.1/250sec at f/2.8. I cropped and made a small adjustment with the contrast.

EDIT - I fixed your code, please have a look at how I did it, it's very simple. - Bjorn -


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Equipment by Elmore Photography, on Flickr

1/250 second
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Well I didn't have to go very far to find this photo. I took this at my place of work during our most recent project. This is the smallest of the 4 tanks we use. http://www.oceaniccorp.com/

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Sigma 10-20mm, f/4-5.6
Aperture f/4
SS 0.5s
FL 10mm
ISO 100

PP: Single RAW tonemapped - some layer blending & selective contrast

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I had the opportunity to visit my relatives in Japan from Oct6-26. I have been may times in the past however this is the first time I had a high-end dSLR to enjoy the scenery with. My grandparents have been farming in a small village in Shimane-ken province almost all of their lives. My grand father is currently 88 and still farming. His favorite tool? These fujitsu flash-lights have been going strong for almost 50 years. He has one in every room of the house, the glove-box of his truck, as well as his daughter's van which he borrows every once in a while. I thought it would make a suitable subject (and I hadn't ever seen a fujitsu flash light anyways).

For some reason the b/w portion around the flashlight has a really ugly banding look to it on my browser. I tried uploading at diff. sizes and resolutions but it didn't make any difference, I'm a bit peeved how much it ruins the image! Hope you enjoy anyways:

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Sony A850
Carl Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8T
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/40
Focal: 70mm
Iso: 400
Natural light

B/W conversion and vignette applied in LR3

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climbing in the Pyrenees France

nikon d90
sigma 10-20 lens set at 10mm
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This shot was taken during a performance at the temple of my kungfu school in china. Both the kid and the sword are made in china...
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Location: Wudang Mountains, China
Date: 05 october, 2011.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO: 160 ISO

Postprocessing done in CaptureNX2.
Just a quickfix and setting a black & white Point and done a crop.
Did not have anything else to post, I am to busy practicing kungfu not enough time for photos.


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my submission this guy was at a local craft show selling his CD and he was drumming up some business (so to speak)
very simple
a crop and black and white conversion
sorry about the banding it looks better it is an artifact of the compression
for the web
[url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/28251536@N02/6231274007/]Image[/url]
DSC_6824a by darthkindy, on Flickr[/url]


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Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: 100-400L at 100mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Sensitivity: ISO3200
Post processing: raw convert, crop.

Yes, I had to revert to a camera shot, but at least it isn't one of my cameras! Nor is it anyone I know... it does seem to have attracted the cute red head though!

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I posted this in the Landscape forum thinking I would have a chance to get some more shots but since I'm moving I haven't had a chance
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Mtns from MP by sherpa1d, on Flickr

This is an HDR of 9 shots, 35mm, f/6.3, iso100

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NOV 22ND - The poll is now closed! Big congratulations to darthkindy for winning his Assignment!!

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