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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:19 am 
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JULY 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR JUNE'S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!

86 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to richcaw on a win with no fewer than 15 votes! richcaw now has until the end of July to name the theme for August's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. richcaw. please let us know your theme and rules in the June 2008 comments thread.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered - and congratulations also to Jaymz, who came a close second.

Gordon

1ST JULY 2008 - SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED FOR JUNE’S ASSIGNMENT

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 68 entries to choose from, and as always it's tough with only one vote each - so make yours count!

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

Now get voting!

Gordon Laing


Hello everyone, welcome to June's Assignment!

The theme for this month is suggested by JC who won the April 2008 competition. In JC's own words:

"For the June assignment I will go with one of the great ideas from the 'Suggestions for themes' thread. Although there a many good suggestions JakeOConnell's "Power of Light" stands out. Since photography is the art of drawing with light, this suggestion is more than brilliant and therefore I will appoint it for the June assignment.

So the contesters are to illustrate the power of light in their capture. I will also go with a rule, which makes it a bit more challenging. For the June assignment post processing is not allowed.

The intent with the no-post-processing-rule is to challenge the photographer to get the capture right on site - not by making it perfect through "magic" software. No post processing of any kind is allowed - including cropping."

So that's the challenge for June, and in answer to those who asked about RAW files, I would say it is ok to shoot in RAW, but please do not make any adjustments to the colour, brightness, contrast, crop etc. Stick with the default 'as camera' settings for all parameters. To comply with JC's theme, this assignment is all about staying pure and attempting to capture the complete final image at the time you press the button.

RULES!

1: The photo you submit should be taken during the month of the actual assignment - so for this month's contest, it must be taken during June 2008.

2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change you mind once it's posted!

3: Images should be no larger than 500 pixels on their longest side.

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:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 30th June 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 June 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:41 am 
I'll be bold and go first with this slapdash entry - technically unsound, but that's the joy of taking an image with the lens cap still on.

The power of light - without it, there would be no photography.

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D200, 18-70 @ 44mm
1/100
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Because I didn't want to repeat my strategy from last month (wait very long to think of an entry which was too complicated to make), I will post a picture I took this morning. In a park very close to my house there are many groups of little flies flying around, and even though these are terribly annoying, the can be beautiful too!

Please look at larger image here, so you'll see the flies better.

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Camera Model: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens and focal length: Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 @ 80mm
Aperture: F4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: none :( , I never upload a picture without some processing first, it's hard.

My initial goal was to capture the just the sun and try to get some detail in the clouds. When I saw these flies though, this quickly became the image I wanted to enter for this month's theme.

I'm curious to see what other's will think of for this month's theme.

EDIT: I removed the framed picture and replaced it with a non-framed version.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:08 pm 
i captured this while driving to work, i would not suggest operating a camera while driving by the way. It took me just holding the shutter at the sky for about 50 shots and this was the only one without a tree/street light/building in the way.

I thought it depicted my love for natural light marvelously.

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ISO: 100
55mm
f/9
1/320
PP: Image resize for entry :D (assumed this is allowed)
Filter: Tinted car window (lol)


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Mike Rochester Pentax K20D 18-55mm ISO400 1/500 @ f.8 star filter.
A shaft of sunlight strikes a garden water feature and brings it alive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:35 pm 
A 50 Watt halogen mini spotlight turned up just enough to provide power to this li'l old calculator.
Sort of a fusion between last month's assignment and this month's. :)

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Fuji S8000fd - 1/7 seconds - F8 (AP) - ISO64 - WB Incandenscent - AF

Shot handheld with IS on. First focused on the lamp's reflection in the solar cell, which is optically farther away than the calculator, and then with AF/AE lock framed the shot.

And that number? You'll find that everywhere.

Ben.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:48 am 
Hello Everyone! I recently got a new DSLR and this was the first site I came across to teach me how to use it. I thought that my first post should show what you guys have taught me.

Candle Bulb:
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I was trying to make the shot look like there was a flame in the light bulb - A fusion between historical and modern light. The flame is a little out of focus to hide the candle a touch.

Camera Model: Canon 40D
Lens and focal length: 17-85mm @ 85mm
Aperture: F/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Processing: None


Thanks for the great site.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:03 pm 
Ray of Light

This is my first entry into a Cameralabs competition, so here goes...

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Olympus E-410
Zuiko 14-42 @ 42mm
f/7.1
1/2000
ISO 200
Post processing - conversion from RAW to JPEG in camera.

Thanks

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:33 pm 
Decided to just mess around and do something different.....

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Camera-Nikon D80
Lens-50mm f1.8
F-f/2.8
ISO-1/200
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:34 am 
so here we have a medic working in wee...and i do mean wee hours of the morning in a simulated danger area...where light discipline is a must! hope everyone enjoys!

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Camera Model: Canon 40D of course!
Lens and focal length: 17-40 f/4 L at 17mm
Aperture: Wide open at f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/2"
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Post processing: NEVER!!! YAR!!!


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"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
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Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: AF Nikkor 35mm f/2 D
Aperture: f/14
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: RAW conversion with in-camera settings only.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:22 am 
Ok people,

I have to say I really enjoyed this assignment. The "no post processing rule really forced me to think about how to get the exposure and composition right first time. This photo is one from a series I took messing about with candles, flashguns, sparklers and a very dark room.

I was very pleased with the way this picture came out "The Power Of Light" being the explosion of the sparkler providing the look of power and the illumination for the picture. Hope you all like it :-)

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Click the picture for the full sized image :D

Camera Model: Canon EOS 400D
Lens and focal length: Canon EF 50mm (1.8 MKII)
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Sensitivity:ISO 400
Post processing: NONE WHATSOEVER
Thumbnail size: 333x500


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:29 pm 
Hey everyone, here's my entry

It's call "Towards the light of hope": Made an imagery of a person walking towards the source of light. :) :)

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Camera Model: Pentax K10D
Lens and focal length: 18-55mm @ 45mm
Aperture: F8.0
Shutter Speed: 0.8 Seconds
Sensitivity: ISO 125
Post processing: None


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Make: FUJIFILM
Model: FinePix S5700 S700
Shutter Speed: 1/64 second
F Number: F/4.5
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Picture Taken: Jun 3, 2008, 2:36:22 AM

PP: resize

The picture came out exactly how I wanted to, the flame lightens the face and the hand, only! The exposure whas metered in Spot Metering Mode on the flame in manual mode, and then shot again with the subject!


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