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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #207 ... "On Top"

 
kbColorado
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Sep 01, 2011 21:10 |  #1

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This weeks challenge focuses on the phrase "on top" interpreted in any manner you choose.

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This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 15:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time Thursday, September 8,2011. Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:


1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post-Processing - your call.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.*
6. Photo Name in the message subject line.*
7. Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
8. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
9. Have questions, PM me.
10. Have FUN!

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:


* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 15:00 p.m. Central Time Thurs Sept 8,2011.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.


Paul
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Jason ­ C
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Sep 02, 2011 10:42 |  #2

Rise Above

Rise Above

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Olympus E-P1
Canon 70-200/4 L
Fotodiox EOS to Mu43 adapter
1/1250th sec
f/4 (35mm equivalent f/8)
fl=200mm (35mm equivalent 400mm)
iso 100


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Kevan
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Sep 02, 2011 14:36 as a reply to Jason C's post |  #3

Chicago: Willis Tower skydeck - can't wait for the elevator...

7D: 1/640s, f/2.8, ISO100, 17mm (35mm eq:27.2mm)

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Sep 02, 2011 16:57 |  #4

On the Tree Top....

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50D
400 f/4 DO lens
f/5.6
1/500
ISO 400

Life is hard...but I just take it one photograph at a time.

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airfrogusmc
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Sep 03, 2011 09:09 as a reply to Maureen Souza's post |  #5

Big Red Cock

on Top

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date/Time: 2011:07:09 10:01:00
Resolution: 1023 x 682
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Exposure Time: (1/320)
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO Equiv.: 400
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: Manual



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Sep 03, 2011 12:09 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #6

Wreak On Top

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60D
Tamron 70-200 f2.8
180mm
ISO200
f10
1/30

60D, Canon 18-135 f3.5/5.6 IS, Tamron SP 70-200 f2.8 Di

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Sep 03, 2011 17:11 as a reply to vasbyt's post |  #7

A Little Thin On Top

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60D ISO 200 f/22 1/160 19mm (Tamron 17-50)



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rawshorty
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Sep 03, 2011 23:47 |  #8

On top of a stump

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ISO 200

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I prefer to be in the bush with the animals than a crowded city.
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Sep 05, 2011 00:33 as a reply to rawshorty's post |  #9

Grandma 87th birthday

T2i
1/50 sec
ISO 800
42mm

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John_B
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Sep 05, 2011 05:53 |  #10

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act

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for Caught in the Act

Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
Lens - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv ( Shutter Speed ) - 1/250th sec
Av ( Aperture Value ) - F/8
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 40mm
Flash - On
White Balance - Flash
AF Mode - One-Shot AF
Color Space - sRGB

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PINNACLE
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Sep 06, 2011 09:49 as a reply to John_B's post |  #11

"On Top of St Martha's Hill"

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EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM @ 70mm
Av mode
f16
1/200
ISO 200

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Canon 1DMKiv, Canon 7Dii, Canon G15, Tokina 12-24mm, 24-105mmL, 70-200mmf2.8iiL, Canon 300mmf4L, Sigma 150-600mmC, Canon 500f4L, 430EXii, 580EXii and a few other bits.

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Sep 07, 2011 04:13 as a reply to PINNACLE's post |  #12

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canon eos 500D
1/640
F5.7
iso 200
240mm

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Sep 08, 2011 06:40 |  #13

IMAGE: http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/BogiePutt/ontop1.jpg

Canon t2i
1/200
F10
iso 100
55mm

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kbColorado
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Sep 08, 2011 15:21 |  #14

Nice! You guys are on top of your game. Entries are closed ... this week's winner and comments to follow early this evening.
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kbColorado
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Sep 08, 2011 17:35 |  #15

Thanks for everyone's contributions this week. Lots of high quality pics with a good dose of humor and interesting interpretations.

So, regarding the winning entry this week ... the horizon isn't level, part of the sky is blown out and the main subjects face is not quite sharp ... it all works together as part of a wonderful image bursting with on toppedness, Kevan_G9's "Chicago Willis Tower Skydec - can't wait for the elevator." This is a very striking photo. Congrats, Kevan!

Jason C ... Rise Above ... love the way the horizon generally bisects the frame yet the tree reaches across it toward the moon. Great detail on the moon. Lots of subtle symmetry. Like.

Maureen Souza ... On The Tree Top. Probably the single photo that most strongly suggests the theme of "On Top." Nice sharp shot of a handsome bird. I think if the topic were "Bird Shots" cropping a bit off the bottom would be in order but given the topic, it works.

airfrogusmc ... on Top. The multi colored light's bokeh leads the eye to the roosters face where everything snaps into focus. The bokeh continues behind the subject much wider for a very interesting effect , highlighting the subject. This guy is in charge. On top. Very good pic.

vasbyt ... Wreak on Top. This setting had magnificent possibilities but the undrexposed image takes all the gas out of this one.

teekay ... A Little Thin on Top. Got a good chuckle out of this one, teekay. Nice job.

rawshorty ... On top of a stump. Nice capture with great detail, particularly in the hands/feet/claws. Love the catchlight in those dark eyes. Perhaps a little underexposed.

Danafairy ... Grandma 87th birthday. The "Most Heartwarming Photo" winner :D. A wonderful sentiment to relate this photo to the theme "On Top."

John B ... Caught in the Act. Who didn't laugh at this one ? The look on the cat's face is priceless. LOL !

PINNACLE ... On Top of St. Martha's Hill. Wonderful composition chock full of "on top." Majestic looking dog overlooking his dominion ... really like this one.

busse ... untitled. Great orange color on the legs brought out by the low light. The highlights on the rest of the bird kind of overpower the neck and face ...I'd try to squeeze a little more light out of those areas.

sandwedge ... On Top. Nice composition. Tough with the sun overhead and the subjects facing down to get a good exposure but sometimes you just gotta take the pic because the moment is right. The girls are deep into it. Nice shot.

Thanks again for all those who submitted pics and checked in on the contest this week.
DSLR Speed Challenge #208 is brought to you by Kevan_G9, who is indeed On Top this week!

cheers

kb


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