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Vote for your favorite entry!
Poll ended at Wed May 22, 2013 8:18 am
Rick50 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
mikeroch 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
daisy 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
ir_ganesh 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
cujo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
janern 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lensbaby 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Gordon Laing 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
oddeofun 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bob Andersson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
dara1982 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
keystrokesuk 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
kimchi 54%  54%  [ 15 ]
blubludd 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jiko 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
Trevor Harris 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
warth man 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 28
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:04 am 
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Hi folks,

Welcome to April's Photo Competition!

And if you haven't joined our community but would like to showcase your work then why not Register now. It's free and we'd love to see what you can do.

The theme for this month is "Juxtaposition", as chosen by Trevor Harris who won our February competition.

Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In Trevor's words:

    There are many technical reasons that capture my eye in photos, color, composition, lead lines… I suspect the majority of users here tend to the same reasons based on the generally male demographic. But in the interest of stepping outside our comfort zones, I'm going to choose something a bit more artsy for us to lean towards. I'm choosing Juxtaposition for Aprils theme.

    Explore this theme in whichever niche of photography way you wish. People, still life, landscapes. I'm not going to list any restrictions on post processing, but as EvanK so eloquently put a few months ago, "please do us all a favour and stay away from any super overdone HDR".

    Now, get out there and shoot!

Great choice, Trevor! Something to get us all thinking about how to use our cameras to say something about the world around us. 8)

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during April 2013. 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.

How to post images in the forum.

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 if you are unsure.

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 April 30th 2013. 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 April 2013 Comments and Questions thread!

Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
THE PRIZE
In March, I (Bjorn) offered the winner of the competition a prize. However, the
condition that there had to be at least 20 entries was not met. Thus, the prize
will be available for April's competition, with the same conditions. Grab your
camera, go out (or stay in, depending on your idea), and shoot your submission
for April.

So, what is the prize? It's a copy of Joe McNally's "The moment it clicks",
a great book about photography describing the stories behind some of Joe's
images. Goes for over $30 on Amazon, but you can get it for free. I will even
pay for the shipping myself, which is why I will only do this once, shipping
charges can get crazy here in Holland.

Again, there is one condition: there have to be at least 20 entries. If
there aren't, I might consider moving the prize to next month, or not offer
it anymore and keep the book for myself, I'm not sure yet.

So, if you want a chance to win a free photography book, submit an entry to
this month's assignment themed "Juxtaposition". You have until the end of the
month as always. Good luck!


Thanks and good luck!

Bob.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:50 am 
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I hope this qualifies for Juxtaposition. And it was taken April 1 so its a start on April.
Canon 5d Mk III, Lens - 35mm Sigma Prime. F/5.6 at 1/125 Sec and ISO 8000. Taken at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA
and they do not allow flash.
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 Post subject: The Mirror Crack'd
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Attempting to do something wacky but creative with the concept of strong / weak, tough / brittle,
I went and cracked the darned mirror! :oops:

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Canon Powershot G10. ISO200, 1/500th @ f.8 available light from window, fill-in flash
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 Post subject: ZEN GARDEN
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We have attempted to create our own Zen garden at home, I'm sure that the Japanese would be horrified at our efforts because we almost certainly break all the rules and so drive a cart and horses through the underlying philosophy. We regularly strongly disagree about tiny changes in the placement of the components, so there must be more to this juxtapositioning malarkey than we at first realised!

This photo is of one small element of a larger whole.

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Canon EOS 350D ISO 200, 1/60th at f.5.6 18-55mm kit lens, shadowed daylight.
Post Processing: Crop, reduce to 800 pixels, a little dodging and burning, apply frame


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:30 am 
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Taken with nokia C7-00. Just resized.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:32 pm 
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I hope this qualifies for juxtaposition. There are often cars parked outside the gate of the school.

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LR-2112 by Cujo1976, on Flickr

Camera Model: Nikon D60
Lens and focal length: 18-55mm kit lens @ 24mm
Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: crop and straighten in Lightroom 4, Put a black square of the license plate.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Swapped my work computer's mouse with a cabled apple

Btw, the website on the monitor is CL :)

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Lens: Canon 24-105L @ 88mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter: 1/100
Sensitivity: ISO 800
PP: Counterclockwise rotation adjustment

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:50 pm 
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cam labs submission by Elmore Photography, on Flickr


Sony A700
50 mm 1.7 lens
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ISO 200

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Liverpool New and Old

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Liverpool New and Old by Cameralabs, on Flickr

I've been spending quite a while up in Liverpool this year and really enjoying the classy old buildings at the waterfront around Albert Dock. Around the same area are a number of new buildings including the Museum of Liverpool complete with large shiny windows. I was passing on a sunny day near the beginning of April and noticed some nice reflections of the older buildings opposite, so adjusted my position until I saw what looked like a nice repetition of patterns, along with a framing which included the word Liverpool.

It's pretty contrived I admit: the reflection of one building in the windows of the other, but I love the effect and thought it made a nice juxtaposition. I actually took this without registering what the theme for this month's assignment was, but by luck it hopefully fits the bill!

Camera: Panasonic Lumix G3 / Lens: Olympus 45mm f1.8 / Aperture: f4 / Shutter: 1/1250 / Sensitivity: 160 ISO

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Photography journey. This picture shows the summary of my journey through photography. It started with a 3.2MP Sony Cybershot (DSC-P32) and continues today with the M9-P.
Used my favorite book Elliott Erwitt XXL Special Edition as a background, since Erwitt has been such an important source of inspiration for me.

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Camera Model: Leica D-Lux 5
Lens and focal length: 90mm
Aperture: f/3.3
Shutter Speed: 1/60th
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Post processing: RAW conversion, square crop, frame

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IMG_0340-crow-moon-1024 by sean_arrr_mclean, on Flickr

I was out looking for a much different image than this since my goal was to shoot a local bridge. As I passed underneath this crow I thought that the bird in the lower left and the moon in the upper right would be good composition. I shot several from the same vantage point with the crow in focus then again with the moon in focus. The most interesting image of the crow was overlaid with the sharpest image of the moon.

Camera Model: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT -- nothing spectacular
Lens and focal length: Tamron 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical
Aperture: f/10.0
Shutter Speed: 1/50s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: I prefer open source software on Linux whenever possible. The RAW images were imported via RawTherapee. The best crow and moon images were opened as layers into GIMP 2.6. Slight adjustments to levels were made. Overlaid the focused moon onto the focused crow. Carefully blend the sharp moon to better match the tone of the sky then sharpen the moon only. I came up with two versions and I asked my daughter to pick her favorite which you see here.


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      Rotary versus Fixed Wing

Rotary won this time, not that the plane had much of it's wings left! The occasion was the last "flight" of a Gloster Meteor T7 from Imjin Barracks to its final resting place at the Gloucestershire Jet Age Museum at Staverton Airport. I was working with the camera held as high as possible above my head to avoid an eight foot wire mesh fence. As a result framing was difficult and, after initial focussing, I disabled the camera's AF and shot in bursts. Out of about 50 frames three were usable! Processing in Photoshop was essentially confined to pulling out some shadow detail, while retaining as much contrast as possible from a very flatly lit day, plus noise reduction. I considered correcting the "horizon" but in the end I retained the greater sense of motion.

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm at 38mm (76mm FF equivalent)
Aperture: f/4.6
Shutter: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 400

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A bright night.

I'm struggling with the topic this month but here goes!
Somewhere over India.
Editing was cropping, bumping the shadows and clearing some noise.

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D90 f5.6 13seconds ISO 400 florescent WB 18mm

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Managed to get the cat and the dog to not chase each other long enough to get this iPhone shot

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