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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #364: Negative Space

 
Jason ­ C
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Jan 30, 2015 17:20 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #364


Negative Space




Negative Space is the theme for this week's challenge: I look forward to viewing your interpretations of the theme...the obvious and the not-so-obvious.



This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 10:00 p.m. Pacific time Saturday, 07 February 2015. 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: Do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting: ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.
Camera model & lens used. 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. Pacific Time Saturday, 07 February 2015.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.



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Jason


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Jan 30, 2015 22:28 |  #2

NOOOOO!!!!

Canon 5D MkIII
Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport @ 300mm
f2.0
1/5000
3200 ISO

(And the next frame is very cool. Balloon is filled with hydrogen.)

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Jan 31, 2015 01:22 |  #3

Bowl Grind

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EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM
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Feb 01, 2015 16:56 |  #4

Canon 6D
Canon EF 100mm macro f2.8/L
manual, ISO 100, f5, 1/6'

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Feb 02, 2015 02:20 |  #5

Running Lark

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50D, 400 f2.8 IS w/2x extender, f11, 1/1250th, ISO 400

"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "peace of mind", NOT "piece of mind".

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Feb 02, 2015 07:23 |  #6

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5DII
100mm 2.8 macro
1/320
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spot
manual



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EastBayGirl
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Feb 04, 2015 18:43 |  #7

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60D
40mm (pancake)
f2.8
1/800
ISO 100

Stina
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Feb 05, 2015 10:39 |  #8

Canon 50D, Sigma EX 1500mm Macro, 1/125s, F/16, ISO 400


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Feb 05, 2015 13:42 |  #9

T3i EFS 18-55mm IS @55mm f/5.6 1/15 ISO 100

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Feb 07, 2015 11:27 |  #10

Zen of Dog

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ISO 160

Paul
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Feb 07, 2015 17:48 |  #11

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Feb 07, 2015 21:36 |  #12

Soaring

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Feb 08, 2015 00:22 |  #13

Thank you all for your submissions, this challenge has now ended.

Alas, it's been a long and challenging day, so I'm going to name the winner and post C&C tomorrow.

Thank you again.


Jason


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Jason ­ C
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Feb 08, 2015 11:34 |  #14

First some words from my subjective viewpoint:


Mark: You will have to show us your next frame. There is negative space in your composition, but on an artistic level (once again, subjective...) seems lacking.


lovemyram4X4: Good, multiple examples here in your composition: a silhouetted skater against a cloudy background, the same cloudy background sharing the frame with the dark concrete. Furthermore as an added attraction, notice if you will the shape of the cloudy background as it meets the skater and the concrete bowl. It like the sky is pushing both the skater and the concrete down...gravity. Well done.


itsallart: A simple representation of negative space. I think a bit more DOF would have helped the image a little more.


Tom: A bird in isolation walks, eagerly, towards the unknown. Where is it going? Why? Nice representation.


airfrogusmc: Shapes, curves, lines, shades and texture all form a cohesive yet abstract form of negative space. Here, the negative is more subtle; it simply becomes negative.


Stina: Subtle and simple example of Negative space. The emptiness left of the composition leads one to the simple cluster of roses towards the bottom right...beauty can and does exist in the darkness.


EnglishBob: Twisted logic of an unseen entity, keeping the viewer, both visually and physically, from the lush greenery of what lay beyond. The negative and smallest portion of the composition, distorting the larger more positive aspect of the composition...


Benitoite: More repeating shapes, lines and angles than negative space. However, one could view this as both negative and positive coexisting and ever entwined within the frame...within nature...within one's being. The yin and the yang.


Kb: A lone dog looks deeply into the unknown bleakness of the background. The road the dog is on leads towards the same bleakness. The dog is the positive, the bleak background is the negative. The dog does not know what lays in the distance, but the unknown calls.


Matt: Simple, somewhat graphical representation. This composition would have worked better for me if you had framed the cup directly instead of shooting downward at the cup...


Phil: A symbol of freedom and/or the American way dominates the composition. Soaring into the frame and peering to our right. What is beyond the frame that the eagles sees? Is it hunting evildoers? Protecting it's family? Demonstrating power simply by being present? Or, one could "politicize" the composition and see the dimly lit (a stop underexposed in my eyes...) predator as an example of Western politics, greed and religion hunting what it believes is "lesser than" by spreading and forcing it's own belief system upon everyone...


How do all of you "read" the submissions of this challenger? Post back with your interpretations and C&C.

And now the "Selectees:"


Honorable Mention: Stina

Runner-Up: airfrogusmc


Winner: lovemyram4x4

Thank you all again for your participation.



Jason


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airfrogusmc
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Feb 08, 2015 11:41 |  #15

Congrats lovemyram and great challenge and choice J....




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