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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:46 am
grahamnp 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
bthall17 8%  8%  [ 7 ]
bornlate 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Q u e n t i n 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Fairground 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
HS 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Andy 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
zorro 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Thomas 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
LahLahSr 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
zrmi 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
patti 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
markessex84 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lensbaby 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Khol 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Canadian70 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
SCREAMnSHOUT 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Photoj 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
joebaynham 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Nick12984 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Jazz 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Tsutsuji 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Thomas18 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Cross_lane 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
roland 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Paukl 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
rickbooker 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
SGT_pictureguy 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
luis 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Big Pix 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dedmans 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
TheHawk1973 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Hilly144 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
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leo_bg 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Jim Hawksworth 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
JakeOConnell 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
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jddwls 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
b. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
seattlesteve 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
J.Z. Alba 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
badlyoverdrawnboy 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
palakaboy 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
photophanatic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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rogersjt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
doktor 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
narrell 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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chaplainblake 19%  19%  [ 17 ]
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Total votes : 91
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:11 am 
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We have a winner! Congratulations to Chaplainblake on a soaraway win with no fewer than 17 votes! Chaplainblake now has until the end of April to name the theme for May's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Chaplainblake, please let us know your theme and rules in the the March 2008 comments thread.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered - it was an excellent assignment, and congrats also to zrmi and bthall who came second and third in this contest!



Congratulations to everyone who entered, especially all the first-timers in this section - it's great to have you on-board. So the huge poll above contains no fewer than 54 entries to choose from - and it's tough with only one vote each - so make yours count!

As always, the poll closes in three weeks at midnight GMT 21st April 2008. The winner will then have one week to set the theme for the following month, May's Assignment.

Now get voting!

Gordon Laing

Hello everyone, welcome to March's Assignment!

The theme for this month is suggested by Big Pix, who won the January 2008 competition. In his own words:

"the challenge for March will be ....... "TIME"....... and your submitted image must be shot in the month of March 2008, along with a few words about your submitted image if possible but not necessary, just trying to make it interesting

here are some hints, a moment in time, a place in time, aged with time, space and time....... now, there is enough to get you thinking"

So the photo you submit should be taken during the month of the actual assignment - ie during March 2008. You're also only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change you mind once it's posted!

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum.

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.

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 31 March 2008. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only and that posted images should be around 500 pixels on their longest dimension. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the March 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!


Last edited by Gordon Laing on Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:53 am, edited 4 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:50 am 
What represents time more than a clock? :D I call this one "moving through time". Wanna get my entry in nice and early so I don't procrastinate like I did on the last assignment. I zoomed the lens in during the exposure to give it the effect of forward motion.

Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Zoomed from 18-90mm(EXIF reports 18mm only)
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 13 seconds
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: Crop and contrast boost

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:45 pm 
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I was able to leave work early today, and I read about the new "On Assignment"-theme: Time. My mother collects clocks, so I had plenty of material to work with.
This is the picture I started with. I didn't really like it, nor any of the other pictures I took of my mother's other clocks. I did lots and lots of editing in Photoshop, and was happy with the final result. I am not a very experienced Photoshopper, so creating this image was a bit of a challenge.


Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeiss 16-80 F3.5-4.5 @ 30mm
Aperture: F9
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec. (with tripod)
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: lots of it, don't remember exactly what I did (and it would make the post far too long to list everything :D )

I also uploaded a non-framed version on Flickr.

Good luck to the rest of you, looking foward to seeing your interpretations of the theme!

- Bjorn -

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:37 pm 

Camera Model: Canon 40D
Lens and focal length: Canon 50mm F1.8
Aperture: F7
Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec. (with tripod)
Sensitivity: ISO 100

When I think of “TIME”, I think about that last minute left in the morning when I can rest peacefully. The difference one minute can make is incredible! One minute your are resting peacefully, the next you are throwing your pillow at that blasted alarm clock, with your eyes still half way shut. Good times!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:33 am 
The chains of time and space bind us all.
Our imagination may take flight, but our real eyes may never see our dreams come true.


Pentax K100d, Tamron 28-75, star filter, 2s f/9.5 at 55.0mm iso400

Taken in my quick improv studio with compact fluorescent lighting, converted from RAW to JPG with Adobe PhotoShop Elements 6, one minor touchup of sensor dirt, and downscaled.



Last edited by bornlate on Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:40 am, edited 3 times in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:30 am 
Hello! time was a really great theme. I had lots of fun shooting at least 10 different ideas... by the way bthall17 you shot the same idea as one of mine, except my clock was set at 6:59 and your looks way better.

So here's my entry:


"Time is the best teacher of all, unfortunately it kills all its students"

When I flipped through the TIME magazines i realized time doesn't help man kind to learn from his mistakes...

Luckily photographers are here to bring beauty in this world :D

Camera Model: D80
Lens and focal length: 18-135mm @ 24mm zoomed to 135mm
Aperture: F11
Shutter Speed: 5"
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: Nikon's magical D-lightning and slight crop on Picture Project

Hope you like it


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:14 am 
Taken yesterday in Disneyland Paris. I like this pic because there are lots of faces and meanings to it. The only adjustments I made was to use straightening tool .
Will edit and post camera details tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:35 am 
One of the oldest type off clock's around i believe.
I didn't know the english word for it but the dictionary came up with sundial, wich sounds good for me :)

hope you like it!


Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

cropped it a bit.

Last edited by HS on Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:08 am 

I see time as an endless path that we each commit to. Every step is a moment in our lives and each one changes our overall perspective and helps us grow and reach forward.
This was my inspiration for this photograph and I've felt that the overall deterioration and the unclear (blown-out) center, to which each step leads also added to the idea of time.

Camera: Nikon D40x + AF-S 18-55 DX ED II
Exposure: 1/30th
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: +/-0 EV
Post Processing: Curve and Saturation in PS CS3 + Framing

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:22 pm 
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As time marches on these monsters march across the Scottish countryside. Lots of NIMBY's don't like these generators. Me? I think they're awesome!


Body : Nikon D80
Lens : Nikkor 18-70mm
Shutter Speed : 1/100sec
Aperture : f22

Processed in Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS3 & Capture NX


Zorro 8)



Various lenses, SB800 & Manfrotto 190 with 460MG head

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:43 pm 
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...and the sands of time - were eroded by - the river of constant change.
(Genesis - Firth of Fifth, from the album "Selling England by the Pound")

The following image depicts for me a prime example showing the futile efforts of men(kind) to fight the consequences of time and erosion.
Nature will claim everything back...


Taken with Nikon 18-200VR at 18mm 1/30 sec F/5.6 ISO 720.
It was quite dark in this corner of the wood so the task to capture the dilapidated hut with the remaining colors was quite challenging.

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:51 pm 
The Reaper

Time to forget, time to remember,
Time to dim just like a black coal, and time to burn like an ember.
Time to recognize, time to see, time to understand to leave time be.
Time to see that times’ not a game, time to decide that life’s not the same.
Time to change your view on life, time to form rust on a silver knife.
Time to live and time to kill, as time takes your life as the reaper will.
Time to darken the bright blue sky, and time to run tears of sorrow dry.
Time to fall and time to break, time to form a rough heart ache.
Time to be lost and time to despair, time to curse and scream and tear.
Time to fall and let darkness close in, time to let go of a wrongdoers sin.
Time to forgive and time to forget, and time to regret your reading of this.
Time to wish you have never heard me, for I am the Reaper, and all I see.
I’ll take your time, and take you youth, I’ll take you life and take your truth.
I am Time.
I am the Reaper.
Leave me be,
for I am death’s keeper.

Barbara Norman


Nikon D40
18-55mm @23mm
Exposure: 6secs (which you can almost see)
@ several different lights...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:18 am 
hi guys. this is my submission for this month's assignment. For this picture, i use Comic life application in post production. I combined three different pictures to give the sense of time changing. All the three pictures were taken in 20 minutes and you and see the changes from 7.50pm to 8pm and to 8.10pm..
Nikon D80
ISO 100
Exposure: 20-30 seconds
Post production : Comic Life application (Macbook)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:50 am 
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OK. I didn't wanna get left trying to keep up with you guys..

This is another story, from my ranch truck obsession in my lust to find the old trucks..... this, an old ford, who is waiting to be restored...seems happy there, in the field, with the yellow flowers...I wish this one the best, and I wish it could talk, too BP. I think it is a 1938. I hear the plans are to restore it next year...into a creamy pearl version of perfection...I hope so..

Can ya see his chrome heart shining, in the sun....just waiting...for his time time come again...

Rust never sleeps.


We've been thru some things together, with trunks of memories still to come....
With your chrome heart shining, in the sun....long may you run.

Neil sings a tribute to a long lost truck he loved..wonder if it might have been this one? hope you like it.

It was back in Blind River, 1963 when I last saw you alive..but we missed that shift on the long decline...long may you run...

Long may you run.

canon EOS 40D
shutter 1/100
aperture f13
ISO 100
lens 28-135mm f 3.5-5.6 IS USM

canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:59 pm 
"Natures revenge" (Sorry for the title!) or "Times creeping":?:

Ruined castle in Hadleigh Essex, about 1 or 2 miles from where I live. Natural land slide has pulled most of the 800+ year old castle down the Hadleigh downs (towards my house in fact).

Hand held shot, added effect is the lens flare and Cool filter (80). No colour or level correction. Total amature so comments welcome.


Camera Model: Canon S3 IS
Lens and focal length: 6.0-72mm @ 16mm
Aperture: F4
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Sensitivity: Auto
Post processing: PS Demo

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