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Poll ended at Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:59 am
darthkindy 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
HikingMike 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
thomasrichards 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
oldCarlos 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
Jean-Pierre 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
KirstyWorm 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
mikeroch 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
warth man 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mirageii 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Brian Harmer 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
daisy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
maxjj 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
keystrokesuk 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Phoenix Jackson 27%  27%  [ 8 ]
MBrutus2009 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: October 2012 Submissions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:01 am 
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Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Hi everyone! Welcome to October's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Sunsets", as suggested by Lensbaby who won the August 2012
competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In Lensbaby's own words:

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during October 2012. 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 31st October 2012. 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 2012 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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:27 am 

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Location: Canada
i am going to through my hat in early oct is going to be a busy month for me
this is a nine shoot one stop apart
speed is 400 f3.5
alittle dodge and burn

Untitled by darthkindy, on Flickr[url][/url]

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:28 am 
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Location: Kanduhar, Afghanistan
Ballooner Eclipse
Sunrise, not sunset and a little late in the morning but the sun still has plenty of rise left in it :D

Ballooner Eclipse01 by mcarriganphotos, on Flickr

Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:14 pm 
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1210_Liberty_State_Park_048 by Nikon Pup, on Flickr

Got up nice and early for this one.

- 1/13 sec @ f/16
- ISO 100
- 95mm on Nikkor18-200mm VR II
- Nikon D80 on a tri-pod
- Adjusted contrast and saturation in Lightroom 4

I also used 'The Photographer's Ephemeris' to plan this shoot; the sun came up exactly where it showed it would. I would've had the moon in the top right of the photo if it weren't for the overcast morning sky. Here's a link:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Location: NW England
Hope this qualifies, as I suppose there's no direct Sun?

. Image
Red deer at sunrise. by Carl B.1, on Flickr

Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens and focal length: 300mm.
Aperture: F4
Shutter Speed: 1/160th
Sensitivity: ISO 360
Post processing: Cropped, lightened shadows, cloned a few overhanging branches, slightly increased saturation & added frame.

Image btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!
Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:34 pm 

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Location: NB, Canada
Birds in front of rainbow during golden hour by Jean-Pierre La Forest, on Flickr

Birds passing in front of a rainbow during the golden hour, just around sunset time.

Camera Model: Canon Rebel T2i
Lens and focal length: Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 VC @ 70mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Post processing: Typical RAW workflow: Noise removal, brought up the shadows, sharpness increase

Cameras: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Canon S90
Lenses: Tamron: SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Rokinon: 8mm Fisheye cine, Canon: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III, and EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Retired camera: Fujifilm Finepix s700

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:01 pm 

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Ok so this is my first public upload of a photo so please be gentle! Can't work out how to do the thumbnail thing which is frustrating, and hope at least this link to flickr works. Apologies if I've inadvertently contravened any rules of upload...!

I got my DSLR about 2 weeks ago so it's all very new to me. As a response to an ealier question on the forum someone suggested uploading photo attempts for feedback, so here goes. I know you're meant to give information on the settings used but I'm not sure how to retrieve that information once the shot is taken so any tips on that welcome. The photo was taken outside my front door yesterday in Norwich, UK with Canon EOS 550d, Canon 50mm lens and I was trying to focus on the beautiful light on the near cars and windows.

Any feedback welcome as I'm keen to learn.

Edit: going to attempt oldcarlos's instructions on how to get the thumbnail in the post Image
Sunset Cars by KirstyWorm, on Flickr

Last edited by KirstyWorm on Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
The lack of pollution and excellent air quality up here in the Frozen North of Scotland makes for fantastic skies ..... when it's not grey, grim, bleak and raining buckets! This shot taken from my balcony today, shows our neighbourhood mountains silhouetted against a sky that appears to be aflame.


Pentax K20D 18-55 lens on 45mm ISO1600 1/125 @f.6.7 underexposed by half a stop.
PP: Crop, downsize to 800pix

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:38 pm 

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Location: Kendal UK
Stayed with the original sunset theme despite seeing some wonderful sunrises this month. I submit this one because I really liked the very unusual straight line at the edge of an otherwise totally broken up cloud formation. Apart from midges there were no huge challenges in getting the pic because I took it from the back garden!

Sunset 19oct2012 by warth man, on Flickr

Nikon D600
24-85mm @ 52mm
1/50 sec
0 EV
Slight lightening of shadows
Otherwise straight out of camera

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Location: Manchester (UK)
October 19th in the UK brought an unusual cloud formation that for a few minutes was back lit by the setting sun.

OctoberSunset2 by mirageII, on Flickr

Canon 400D
EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @ 22m
ISO 100
Av mode one and a third stops under exposed.

Adjustment brush in Lightroom to bring down the houses and trees a little to make more of a silhouette but with the underexposure in camera it pretty much looked like that.

Canon EOS 400D, EF-S 18-55mm, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 MK I, EF-S 10-22mm, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 135 f/2L USM
Canon 430EX II, Manfrotto 055CXPRO3, Arca Swiss P0
Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Canon EOS 30/33 and Pentax MX/ME Super
Rollei 35S


PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:58 am 
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Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Canon EOS 5DII
EF 24-105 IS USM (at 24 mm)
ISO 125 f4.0 at 1/20 sec
Wellington Harbour

Canon 5DII, 7D, EF-S 10-22, EF 50 USM 1.4, EF-S 60 macro EF 16-35 L USM, EF 24 -15L IS USM, EF EF 100-400L, Canon SX130

 Post subject: last rays
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:20 am 
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There is a moment some evenings when the final rays of the sun pass through a gap in the hills and under the cloud cover to briefly wash over the landscape near my home. It usually lasts only a couple of minutes.


Canon EOS350D ISO400 1/125 at f5.6
Post processing: fairly heavy crop, resize

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:22 am 
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Location: bit east of Melbourne
just spend a few days up at the Gold Coast " Hi 4xxxx" , this is the Sunset from the hotel window. Shame I couldn`t get a sunset shot over the high rise building.

LR-4600 by maxjj, on Flickr
7D Sigma 30 1,4

0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 30 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias -2/3 EV

Canon Powershot S95, Canon 6D,7D, Canon 40 2.8 STM, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Canon 17-40 L, Canon 15-85, Canon 85 1.8, Sigma 30 1.4, 50mm 1.8, Canon 100 2.8L Macro, Canon 70-300L +Kenko 1.4 Pro 300DGX, Canon 430EX II and RS 4 Classic

Last edited by maxjj on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:22 am, edited 2 times in total.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Location: Scotland
Sometimes you just have to use the camera you have with you, in this case the 1 on my iPhone 3G


Nikon D90
Nikkor AF-S DX; 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G VR, 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G VR, 35mm f/1.8G
Speedlight SB-700

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:31 am
Posts: 28
Location: South Korea
Hi everyone! Quite a lurker for a long time and I finally found the guts to submit an entry.

Come of Night by phoenix_jackson2002, on Flickr

Canon EOS 60D with nifty-fifty
Exposure 13
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 100
Boost clarity and applied High Pass (trying to understand how it works).

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