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Vote for your favourite!
Poll ended at Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:19 am
joebaynham 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
BOF 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
-Neil- 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Orsan Kart 22%  22%  [ 17 ]
podgeorge 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
podgeorge 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
joseluissc 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nostrum 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
mikeroch 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Alex_Venom 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
GCJ 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
TonyM 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
artforme 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Tomis 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dryan2 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
pksj 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
TheTraveller 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
dannyboy98765 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mark-A 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
MBrutus2009 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
naeno 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Perforex 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rostyslav 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Plymer 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lensbaby 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
djfsolo 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Q u e n t i n 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Vintahah 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Phil_Lowe 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Thomas 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Khol 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
millfarm 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Shagrath 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Bjorn van Sinttruije 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
phani_astronomy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bob Andersson 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Shinogo 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Sander 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
WestCoast 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
cjmchch 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
akadime 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Robodent 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
AJHW 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
DCMAN363 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
JC 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Will-McK 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
mirageii 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
popo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
djp_music 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 76
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:34 am 
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MIDNIGHT GMT 21ST DECEMBER 2008 - POLL CLOSED - WE HAVE A WINNER!

76 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to Orsan Kart with his landslide victory earning no fewer than 22% of the votes! It's a decisive win with Orsan also becoming the first person to win the Cameralabs assignment twice, so extra congratulations there!

As before, Orsan Kart now has until the end of the month to name the theme for January's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Orsan, please let us know your theme and rules in the November 2008 comments thread by midnight GMT on 31st December- preferrably a bit earlier so we can get our thinking caps on, and also so you can go out and enjoy Hogmanay!

As always, thanks to everyone who entered, especially the first-timers - and congratulations also to millfarm and Robodent who came joint second with 6% of the votes each.

Gordon


MIDNIGHT GMT 30TH NOVEMBER 2008 - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Congratulations to everyone who entered, especially as always our first-time entrants...

NOW VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!

THE POLL CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT GMT ON 21ST DECEMBER - THE WINNER WILL GET TO CHOOSE NEXT MONTH'S ASSIGNMENT!

Gordon



Hello everyone, welcome to November’s Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Cold", as suggested by Photoj who won the September 2008 competition. In Photoj’s own words:

"Present an image that represents this subject, be it something tangible or abstract. As we're dealing with digital photography, we'll embrace post-processing and have no limits in that area. Good luck, and have fun."

So there you have it, the theme for November is "Cold", and as always the image you submit has to be taken during the month of entry – that is, taken during November 2008. Photos taken on an earlier date will be disqualified! And remember, all images submitted here MUST be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side.

Good luck!


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 November 2008. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change your 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 November 2008. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only and that posted images should be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in theNovember 2008 comments thread!

Thanks and good luck!

Gordon


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 Post subject: The Cold Pathway
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Camera Model: D40
Lens and focal length: 50mm f1.8, 50mm
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Sensitivity: 200
Post processing: Contrast tweaked.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:45 am 
Some cold ones in my drinks fridge - help yourselves!

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40D, 50mm 1.4. f/2.8 @ 1/200, ISO 200


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Camera Model: Nikon D60
Lens and focal length: 18-55mm AF-S VR / 55mm
Aperture: F/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: Level / B&W

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Cold:

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Lens and focal length: Canon 24mm
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec
Sensitivity: 400
Post processing: Lightroom 2

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:59 pm 
The Winter Pheasant:

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Lens and focal length: Canon 80-200 @ 200
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: Nil


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:29 am 
"Unusual cold flare"

I was take some shots in the 31.Oct to 1.Nov to some Oporto bridges.
When I look further to take this shot, I've retained in mind "what unusual cool cold flare" made by the under bridge's lights to upwards!

note: taken before November’s Assignment post, but on the very early Nov 1th morning 00:28 am, though. since was UTC 23:28 (you decide). the theme was a happy coincidence.

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374×500 pixels – 97KB
Filename: P1040382_d_500.jpg
Model: DMC-LX2
ISO: 100
Exposition: 2.0 sec
Aperture: f/2.8 (intentionally to take the flare)
Focal distance: 6.3mm
Flash: forced off
place Latitude: 41.142664° N
place Longitude: 8.601848° O

cropped due to some ugly electrical antenna
post processed on silkypix


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Winter is coming...

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I took this picture on a freezing, overcast day with only available light. Luckily the cloudy sky served as a natural softbox and provided me with a quite flattering light. Using the 50mm at its max aperture of f/1.8 created a really nice bokeh. As far as PP is concerned, I went for that desaturated vintage look which adds to the desired cold atmosphere.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter speed: 1/500s
ISO: 100
Post Processing: -4 Color Saturation (in Digital Photo Professional) - apart from that: nothing


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Off to get an early morning paper, these tracks in a thin dusting of snow provided a good subject.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Frying Ice :D

Canon 40D
Canon 50mm f/1.4 @ f/3.5
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ISO 250

PP: Color Saturation to 0, Contrast and Bright adjustments


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 Post subject: Pouring a COLD one
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Hello everyone,
Taken with my 50mm lens, at 2sec, f/22.
Various post processing in capturenx2.
Title, Pouring a COLD one.
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regards John :)

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Hello.

I'm new to all this although I did once have a half-share in a Brownie 127.

I wanted to try for a few 'moody and atmospheric' black & white shots in the local cemetery - after all how hard can that be?

I soon discovered just how hard it is to compose a half-decent shot.

I'm on a very steep learning curve here and I have no illusions about how much work lies ahead.

Anyway, since I've spent an hour or so faffing about with it, here's the best of a fairly bad bunch,

Cold: These places are damned cold, especially in November.

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Camera: EOS 450D
Shooting Date/Time: 05/11/2008 12:35:39
Tv: 1/50Sec.
Av: F5.6
ISO: 500
Lens: EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length: 50.0 mm

Minor cropping only. I clipped off part of the dates - in another life that would have made me curious to look even closer at the whole.
I desaturated the background in 'Fireworks' then played around with it in Photoshop Elements in order to 'colour up' the white grave in the background.
The colouring on the gravestone in the foreground is unchanged.

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Camera Model:Oly E-520
Lens and focal length: 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 14mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/15th sec
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Post processing: tone adjustment, white balancing, cropping
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Camera Model: Canon 40D
Lens and focal length: Canon 18-200mm @ 200mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Processing: Changed temperature in PS to cold


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Cold For Cali. !


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