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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:25 pm 
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Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
Pentax K20D 55-300 SMC lens ISO800 hand held 1/500 @ f.6.8 dull light, rain threatening, ankle-deep in stinking mire! Cropped with contrast and brightness tweaked a little to render the water surface grey and neutral. Black frame created in P.Shop.

Very hard crop from a much larger image, I wanted some interesting shapes that did not immediately explain themselves. I eventually decided that the reflection distorted by surface tension in the water was more interesting than the plant itself ... and chopped accordingly. I was seeking a result akin to a Japanese painting. But enough.... I'm beginning to sound like an Art Student who has done the Advanced BS module!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:57 pm 
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sony a200 18-70mm


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:25 pm 
Another dandelion, took this afternoon in Parc Montsouris.

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Olympus E-1
ZD 50mm
f/2.5
1/125 sec
ISO100
PP: Raised some EV in Photoshop CS3.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,
Tony


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:28 am 
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"Finished."




Nikon D80
Nikkor 50mm f1.8 (i bet a LOT of people used this lens on this topic!)
f1.8 (of course!)
1/3200th
100 ISO
Post Processing: NONE!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:56 pm 
Here is my post for this month...

on of the difficulties in taking this photo was waiting for the right timing for the sun light to show the shadows of these footprints
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Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: tamron 28-300mm XR Di Ld VC
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/5.3
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:15 pm 
theres a funny story about how i framed this shot, coming out of a theater in williamsburg, va, i saw this fountain...it had little granite stools surrounding it so i took off my shoe, put under the lens to aim it skyward and somewhat compensate for the battery grip, also used the live view to compose...actually i think it turned out pretty well

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Camera Model: Canon 40D
Lens and focal length: 17-40 f/4 L @20mm
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 2 seconds
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Post processing: NO


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:31 pm 
Finally I found some time and a bit of inspiration this month with the arrival of my brand new SB-600 flash! It's both my first entry in the contest and my first go at flash photography so please don't be too hard on me :mrgreen:, any advise or comments will be warmly welcomed :)

Now as for the picture itself, I was in my room comparing direct vs. bounce flash (now that I can :mrgreen:) on this statuettes I own from the Lord of the Rings movies when I saw Golum's one and I though of a theme for a minimalist picture.

Now I'm a huge fan of Tolkien, it was his books that made me become a avid reader and only for that I'll be eternally grateful. I got this statuettes with the Lord of the Rings movie's collector's edition DVDs and Gollum's by far my favourite one. Ever since I first read the books (way before the movies came out) I found this character's story very sad and I think this little statuette reflects that perfectly. That, along with the great significance of the Sea in the whole Tolkien's Universe and my own love and closeness to it made me think of combining both and this is the result:

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The picture was taken about 3ft from the subject and I used the SB-600 with an attached diffuser for fill-in, I had to apply +1.3EV flash compensation because of the diffuser and the bright background. BTW, the statuette was placed in the hand railing of my balcony (I had to be very careful in order to hide both the railing and some roofs between my house and the beach, which is about 500ft away). Here's the rest of the data:

Camera model: Nikon D40
Lens and focal length: Nikkor AF-S 18-55 @55mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f5.6
Shutter speed: 1/400 (0.003 seconds)
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Exposure compensation: No.
Flash fired: Yes. External (Nikon SB600)
Flash exposure compensation: Yes, +1.3EV
Post processing: NO


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:34 pm 
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i was changing my babies diaper in the morning, and looked down at our houseplant besides the crib and there was some perfect shadows in the leaves. i bent down far enough and was able to get the sun reflected off some windows of the apartment buildings behind my house!

Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens: 18-55 kit lens @ 55mm
Aperture: f5.6
shutter: 1/25
ISO: 800
PP: converted to black and white in capture nx2, applied cyan filter to bring out leaf veins


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:33 am 
My first submission here...


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Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode
ISO Speed: 200

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Minimalism? Tough assignment. Ok my submission was taken July 13th. It was late evening and the moon was out with 1 little wisp of a cloud. Well, as I was shooting it a flock of birds flew by. I have others where the birds left the field of view and thus were fewer. However, I really liked this one. Three elements may not be true minimalism but maybe it is close enough. I hope you like it.
Great photos everyone!!!
yaince

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Canon 40D w/ 18-135mm lens
Aperture: 5.0
Shutter speed: 1/1250
ISO: 320
Focal length:80mm
Shot in aprture mode

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:15 pm 
Aw heck, I'll throw my hat in the ring....

"What the beach is all about"

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Camera Model: Nikon D300
Lens: 18-200 @ 200mm
Aperture: f5.6
shutter: 1/2000
ISO: 200
PP: I think just an iPhoto "enhance" if anything at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:33 pm 
Here is a photo taken by my mom in the evening. She just used whatever settings were set at the time.

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Camera Model: Pentax K20D
Lens and focal length: da* 200mm
Aperture: f2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Sensitivity: 200 ISO
Post processing: resized


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Hi everyone,
What would be your idea of minimal communication? Here's just one, even if you don't read the same language pictures will often do.
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taken with my 50mm f1.8 lens
4.5sec, f22, iso200
some pp a bit of everything really
good luck everyone
John :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:59 pm 
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50mm @ f4.5
1/13 @ ISO 500
overexposed by 2 stops


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:30 am 
This picture was taken July 10th around 8:00pm in front of my apartment. I tried to get sunset moment although I saw it from my apartment :P

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Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel Xti
Lens and focal length: 24-105 @ 24mm w/ circular polarizer
Aperture: f4
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Post processing: basic level adjustment to make the sunlight & sky more dramatically and removed an antenna which was blocking the sun.


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