Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Competitions
Thread started 03 Dec 2013 (Tuesday) 18:23
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #310: AMUSEMENT

 
Engineersix
Member
Engineersix's Avatar
68 posts
Joined Oct 2013
Somerset, UK
Dec 03, 2013 18:23 |  #1

DSLR Speed Challenge #310: AMUSEMENT

Anything that might infer, incite or represent 'amusement'; can be from the perspective of the viewer of the shot, (ie. it's amusing!) or the subject, (ie. they're amused!)...

:D

Do not forget to include the photograph's name in the message subject line of your post.

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, December 9, 2013. Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

(I may be a little late with results, -5hrs from me puts 10.00pm ET at 0300am for me I think!)

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 - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.* Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Keep it clean, and both Family and Work safe.
8. Have questions, PM me.
9. 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 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday December 9, 2013.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed


Be gentle, I'm new to all this!
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com ...3/sets/721576361782​69434/external link The aim is to show improvement as you scroll down!

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
mike325
Senior Member
mike325's Avatar
366 posts
Joined Apr 2011
MA
Dec 04, 2013 04:13 |  #2

I hope this fits the theme.

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8688453137_29540dafdd_b.jpg
Stay still! 1/1000 F8

Flickrexternal link
panicatnabisco: Sometimes money can buy happiness. Example; camera gear.

LOG IN TO REPLY
TustinMike
Goldmember
TustinMike's Avatar
Joined Feb 2011
Dec 04, 2013 17:26 |  #3

No Peeking

IMAGE: http://mikester.smugmug.com/Events-Non-Automotive/Vietnamese-New-Year-Festival/i-JsfCGgM/0/XL/Tet%2C%20Festival%2C%20Garden%20Grove%2C%20Stanton%2C%20Motels%2C%202012-91-XL.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://mikester.smugmu​g.com ...Year-Festival/i-JsfCGgM/A] (external link)

Canon 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8, 24mm@f/8, 0.3 sec, ISO100

All New Year, All New Sig !

LOG IN TO REPLY
EJphotos
Goldmember
EJphotos's Avatar
Joined Nov 2012
Dec 04, 2013 21:30 |  #4

Ready...set.....Fluuuu​uuuuuummmmme!

Ready...set.....Fluuuu​uuuuummmmme!

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/11214558924_c9a193bf08_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com ...106934306@N08/11214​558924] (external link)

Canon Rebel XT, ISO 100, 90mm, f10, 1/400



LOG IN TO REPLY
Scatterbrained
Cream of the Crop
Scatterbrained's Avatar
Joined Jan 2010
Chula Vista, CA
Dec 04, 2013 21:55 |  #5

View From Mt. Everest

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5477311731_3f84a24387_z.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/tltichy/5477311​731/] (external link)
View From Mt. Everest (external link) by tltichy (external link), on Flickr

Exif data
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 24 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode Multi-segment

VanillaImaging.com (external link)"Vacuous images for the Vapid consumer"
500px (external link)
flickr (external link)
1x (external link)
instagram (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
CameronCorner
Member
103 posts
Joined Aug 2008
Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia
Dec 06, 2013 23:10 |  #6

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/11246844493_4f1da61710_z.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com ...meron_corner/112468​44493/] (external link)
The Clown Spot! (external link) by Cameron Corner (external link), on Flickr

EF 50 mm / f1.8, ISO 100, 1/60, F8.0



LOG IN TO REPLY
Maureen ­ Souza
Ms. MODERATOR     Something Spectacular!
Maureen Souza's Avatar
32,650 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Joined Feb 2005
Central California
Dec 08, 2013 02:16 as a reply to CameronCorner's post |  #7

Christmas Picture Time

5D3
24-70mm lens
f/4
1/100
ISO 1250

HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

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

5DMK4
5DIII
Canon Lenses: 50/1.4, 85/1.2 135/2.0, 300/f4, 24-70/2.8 both I & II

LOG IN TO REPLY
alan_potter
wireless groping system
alan_potter's Avatar
Joined May 2005
Falkirk, Scotland
Dec 08, 2013 17:25 |  #8

Panto kitchen scene

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/11228997943_840bd00708_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/atp/11228997943​/] (external link)
20131205 - Panto Kitchen Scene (external link) by atp (external link), on Flickr

Falkirk, Scotland.
Project 365 Blogexternal link | flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Engineersix
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Engineersix's Avatar
68 posts
Joined Oct 2013
Somerset, UK
Dec 10, 2013 03:38 |  #9

Some smashing images posted! Thanks to all. :)

I must admit, as only a recent initiate into the wonderful world of photography I don't have the kind of knowledge that you guys do in terms of composition or technical skill involved in taking these shots, so I can only judge what I see and how it makes me feel.

I apologise in advance if my summary below is not up to your usual standards, I have mostly refrained from any technical or artistic critique, (although a little crept in) but rather explained what I saw and what emotion it invoked in me! The winner had to be the one that amused me the most...

I was tempted to use Queen Vic's famous quote, 'We are not amused' but this certainly does not apply to any of the images posted... :D

Mike325
An amazing moment in time captured as the chap somersaulted over, (I'm guessing) members of the crowd, one of those shots where you have to be in the right place at the exactly the right time to capture and you've nailed it! I'm impressed!

TustinMike
It took me while to work out exactly what was going on here, your image intrigued me. I love the framing and the perfect depth of field / shutter speed relationship to capture the action and provide the blur that adds so much to the shot - love it!

ejrj6586
Excellent shot of the anticipation that riding something like that would involve - the positioning is spot on and the amusement on the children's faces is clear - they are certainly enjoying themselves! Your shot made me look at the kids and examine how I think each one was feeling, I would definitely be the sensible kid, at the back and with my coat on, hood up, looking slightly more apprehensive than his mates at the front!

Scatterbrained
This is a stand out shot for me, the angle of the framing is perfectly matched by the angle of the roller coaster as it turns that bend - in what must have been a challenging environment. Looking at the image I can hear the 'whoop' and screams from the front of the train(?) and see the arms being flung up in air in my minds eye. Considering the shot is of the back of peoples heads it really conveys their emotions to me. But interestingly, the emotion I really get strongly from the chap on the left of frame is anxiety - he doesn't appear to be very comfortable or enjoying himself! (This is not a criticism of the shot, far from it - it invoked strong similar feelings in me, exactly how a great photo should, in my humble opinion.)

CameronCorner
Lovely representation of a family out having a great time - they certainly look amused by the clown contraption. To my eye the colours are very vibrant without being over saturated and again I love how you have framed it with the perspective leading into the image - and how you have captured the concentration on the children's faces - it is a great shot.

Maureen Souza
Everything about this shot amuses me! The antlers, the expression on the dogs face, how he is looking out of the frame, how his ears are folded over his head helping to secure the head dress. The depth of field is great, separating the main subject from the background, where the tree lights provide smashing bokeh.

Alan_Potter
Alan - you certainly managed to invoke many happy memories for me! I was amused every Christmas by pantomime put on by the local AmDram society in the small Somerset village I was brought up in - I don't think I'll ever forget seeing my Father parading around the stage dressed as an ugly Sister! The shot itself is great, very well timed and 'describes' the fun and childhood excitement perfectly - as with some of the other shots above, I can hear the 'chef' shouting to the crowd in the classic call and response manner - it makes me want to shout 'he's behind you!'

It was very difficult to pick a winner, each one is truly worthy and I suspect that seven different people could easily pick seven different winners, but for me there were three contenders that I flipped back and forth between...

Maureen - your shot made me laugh out loud.
Scatterbrained - yours is my favorite shot posted and invoked the most emotion - although not amusement!

Alan - in the end I couldn't ignore the pleasure and amusing memories that your shot brought flooding in - you are my winner!

Thanks again to all and best wishes,

Rob


Be gentle, I'm new to all this!
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com ...3/sets/721576361782​69434/external link The aim is to show improvement as you scroll down!

LOG IN TO REPLY
alan_potter
wireless groping system
alan_potter's Avatar
Joined May 2005
Falkirk, Scotland
Dec 10, 2013 03:54 |  #10

Thank you very much, Rob. A great set of photos here; this can't have been easy to judge - I'm not looking forward to judging next week!


Falkirk, Scotland.
Project 365 Blogexternal link | flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
EJphotos
Goldmember
EJphotos's Avatar
Joined Nov 2012
Dec 10, 2013 08:54 |  #11

Congrats Alan! Very nice photos everyone...some tough competition that all showed amusement in some way!




LOG IN TO REPLY
Maureen ­ Souza
Ms. MODERATOR     Something Spectacular!
Maureen Souza's Avatar
32,650 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Joined Feb 2005
Central California
Dec 10, 2013 18:42 |  #12

Way to go Alan. I got a harebrained idea to try to photograph my dogs yesterday& it turned out to be more amusing than pleasing photos. Both of them were more than happy to let me know how they felt about it.... ;):D:D

HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

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

5DMK4
5DIII
Canon Lenses: 50/1.4, 85/1.2 135/2.0, 300/f4, 24-70/2.8 both I & II

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

1,660 views & 0 likes for this thread
Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #310: AMUSEMENT
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Competitions


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.0025 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.11s
Latest registered member is PascalG
856 guests, 413 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017