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DSLR Speed Challenge #62 -- "Decisive Moment"

 
TheHoff
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Jul 31, 2008 08:22 |  #1

"The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif." — Henri Cartier-Bresson


Challenge #62 -- "Decisive Moment"

Show me your best decisive moment. That is the moment available in every image where the subjects and actions come together to form the best composition. There are no limits to the style of entries, but I will say that having aspects of humanity (either people or their remnants) in the shot is expected. It is not limited to classic street photography but typically things like landscapes are not associated with this concept.

For many examples, reference the free e-book here:
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This comp is all about having a bit of fun. Be creative and give it your best shot!
Posting will end at 9pm PST Thursday August 7th, 2008 and Winners will be announced
as soon as possible after the contest has closed.

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 see the 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. 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 - 9pm PST Thursday August 7th, 2008
* 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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TheHoff
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Jul 31, 2008 08:29 |  #2

To make this more interesting, I'm going to throw in a USD $25 gift certificate to Adorama or B&H as a prize to the winner of this week's challenge. (Residents of other continents may pick another store if they offer an equivalent online gift card.)

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Jul 31, 2008 09:13 as a reply to TheHoff's post |  #3

Hoff, I have never seen his work before, and it was eye opening to see his talents! Thanks for that. Now I understand your B&W photo in Urban.
This will be a challenge.


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Jul 31, 2008 09:20 as a reply to TheHoff's post |  #4

Mmmmmmmmmm good!

Canon 40D, 85mm, f/2.5, 1/200s, ISO 200 Flash Fired

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Jul 31, 2008 09:27 |  #5

Nice! I look forward to your entry. And the concept can be found in all styles but for further enjoyment, please see some of my other favorites...
Martin Parrexternal link, Bruce Gildenexternal link, and Magnum relative newbie Carl De Keyzerexternal link has an amazing sense of timing and juxtaposition.


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Jul 31, 2008 09:54 as a reply to TheHoff's post |  #6

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5D 35L
100 ISO
1/100 at f 6.3



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Jul 31, 2008 10:41 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #7

Not Quite Six Flags

Here's mine.

40D
24-70m f/2.8L at 43mm
f/16
1/30 sec
ISO 100

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Jul 31, 2008 11:45 |  #8

My Entry...

Title: Great... what did I do now.
Canon 20D 28-135mm lens at 28mm
1/200 sec.
f5.6
ISO 200
Flash for fill


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Jul 31, 2008 21:07 as a reply to Chet's post |  #9

Dead Pinata

40D
Sigma 30mm
f2
1/320
iso 160

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Jul 31, 2008 23:18 |  #10

This is my decisive moment

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10D
1/200 sec
f/8.0
ISO 400
70-200 L F4.0

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OpenC
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Aug 01, 2008 01:26 |  #11

The true decisive moment was putting my stuff away before it got rained on :)

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Can't remember any of the data for this (I don't have the original CR2 with me here, sadly), but I'd guess at 30D with f/2.8 60mm. Probably at about f/5.6, probably about 1/50th, probably ISO400.



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Aug 01, 2008 01:43 |  #12

I'll play.

To me this is a decisive moment, after covering several fatalities from members of the Service, I had the chance to go for a homecoming, after their 18 months out in the sand box.

What I saw was incredibly overwhelming -photographically speaking- as emotions ran high and there were opportunities for photos here and there and everywhere. Still, for a good part of the day I felt I did not have it. The story, the shot. The one image that told the story all at once.

Then this shot came along. It made a few covers, and I was happy about that, although it means more to me that I was allowed by the good muses to witness and capture such a personal moment.

Taken with a 1D, 24-205 or 70-200. About five months ago? or so.

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Aug 01, 2008 10:58 as a reply to PhotoJourno's post |  #13

The Jumper

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I saw him from a ways away.thought he might be jumping the level.so waited.wish I would have been closer..I actually got a little series out of him;)


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ISO 400
f 5.6
1/3000

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Aug 01, 2008 13:07 |  #14

Title: Refreshing moment?
30d
ISO 200
113mm
F/10
1/800 sec

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Aug 01, 2008 13:09 |  #15

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Canon 1D
70-200 f4 @70
F 4.5
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