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DSLR Speed Challenge #101: Perspective

 
jayceg
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May 26, 2009 19:53 |  #1

"Perspective" - I love photos that show a different angle or perspective on life. Post a photo of that is taken at a unique angle or perspective that flexes your photographic "preposition" creativity. Get above, go below, get inside. If you had to climb a ten story water tower, or had an experience where you had to get down in the mud on your belly in a white shirt, tell the story. An interesting experience might sway my vote. :D

Be creative and have fun!
This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday June 2, 2009. 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 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 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time Tuesday June 2, 2009.
* 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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May 27, 2009 11:24 |  #2

A different perspective of the Bridge Of sighs, Venice

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Canon 20D
1/160 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200
280.0mm

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7D, 17-40 1:4 L, 70-300 1:4-5.6 L, 50mm 1:1.8
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Jason ­ C
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May 29, 2009 01:33 as a reply to MSJGD's post |  #3

"Prayer over Mesilla"

Canon 40D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/800th sec @ f/5.6
fl=85mm iso 160
ambient light
PP with DPP, crop with PSE 7.0

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May 29, 2009 10:44 as a reply to Jason C's post |  #4

Myself in a jellyfish

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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution: 800 x 533
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 89mm...
CCD Width: 22.20mm
Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
Aperture: f/20.0
ISO Equiv.: 400
Whitebalance: Manual
Light Source: Daylight
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)

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airfrogusmc
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May 29, 2009 13:42 as a reply to Flo's post |  #5

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5D 24L
ISO 100
1/100 at f/2
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May 29, 2009 15:44 |  #6

Hawaiian Shakers

Here is a photo I took that just seemed to fit this topic the best to my eyes :cool:

Hawaiian Shakers

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Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2.0GB
Lens - Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv( Shutter Speed ) - 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) - 11
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 22 mm
Flash - On
Flash Type - External E-TTL 580ex
with off shoe cable
White Balance - Shade
AF Mode - Manual
Color Space - sRGB
Camera set to Jpeg only

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May 29, 2009 16:11 |  #7

Standing Guard

Standing Guard

I like this one!

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Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/125s f/4.0 at 50.0mm iso 100

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Jun 01, 2009 08:58 as a reply to tonylong's post |  #8

1d Mk 3
135L + Extension tubes
f/11
iso 200
1/10

On the floor for this one.

"Lead Foot"

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Jun 01, 2009 18:16 |  #9

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Canon 40D
24-70 f/2.8
f/2.8
ISO=1600
Aperature: 70
Mode= Manual
Shot in RAW.
50mm Focus Range
(for coffee/girl making coffee shots)

nothing special. i live in a small town called Sandy Hook, CT (a part of Newtown, CT). its about a 2 mile wide town, and this little cafe store oepened. I called and asked if they did Latte Art. They were pleased to say that one of their co-managers learned on youtube, so i told her i was a photographer and would love to take photos. When i got there, they made me 6 different cups of coffee. They were all on the house too. I only expected 1 coffeee. They tasted as good as they look too surprisingly. They want me to come back this sunday so she can make me 6 more diffferent designs. Hopefully ill see this collage i made on their website, from what they were saying.

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Jun 02, 2009 09:35 |  #10

Suspended

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Canon EOS 30D
Tamron 11-18
1/100 f/11.0 @ 12 mm
ISO Speed=400

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Jun 02, 2009 10:42 |  #11

Focal Length: 18.0mm
Exposure Time: 1/350
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO Equiv.: 50

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Jun 02, 2009 20:11 |  #12

aaaaand... done. I will be tallying the results, critiquing the photos, deciding winners, and keeping all the prizes for myself... but you probably didn't want them anyway.


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Jun 02, 2009 21:06 |  #13

Heres one from belly crawling thru the woods looking for interesting compositions. I was going for an enviromental shot to show the calypso orchids in their native habitat.

Canon 20d and kit lens

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Jun 02, 2009 21:08 |  #14

sorry for the late post I had to save 3 times in photoshop to get below the 150 kb allotment and didnt notice the 6 pm deadline.


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Jun 02, 2009 21:16 as a reply to CalebG's post |  #15

To all contestants, I am not trying to be harsh. This is supposed to be constructive critisism so don't be offended.

MSJGD- I like how you got way up high to view the bridge at an angle that isn't as common. I REALLY like the vertical lines and the diagonals that carry throughout the photo. It's framed nicely, but I'm missing that spirit that the gondola being cropped out of the frame would have given.


Jason C- This shot definitely caught my attention when looking for pictures that met the “perspective requirement”. You are looking upwards toward the figure of Mary, already giving it more of a presence and importance. With the juxtaposition of the cross in the background, this image can start to tell a story. The cobwebs are a nice touch.


Flo- Very unique way to look at the challenge. It's an innovative self-portrait. The only thing I would like to see more in this photograph is more emphasis on form or subject. I don't get a clear view of your reflection and the rest vaguely shows the intricacies of the jellyfish texture and internal fibers.. but there is no real formal framing of them.


airfrogusmc- I like this picture of that flower. You cropped it in an atypical way. However, what I was looking for was a new perspective.. I see the tops of flowers everyday, but can you show me under it? What it sees? A group portrait of it and it's flower friends? This is what good photographers constantly do is they question the ordinary, they see things in new light and capture it in ways that potentially show a little more than just what meets the eye.


John_B- Interesting couple. I like your creative use of off-camera lighting. You got above them and their eyes look back at you. Clever, cute, and nice setup.


tonylong- the thing I like most about this photograph is that you got down to the animal's level. I see too many photographs of pets where the photographer is hovering over them. A hint in adding importance is to lower your angle.. as a photographer. Bow, and people will bow at what you've taken. The emotion in the face is a great take on the challenge. You see the world through the perspective of that face.


Cuypers1807- First off, I like how you mentioned you were on the floor. Secondly, The title made me laugh. Probably could be painted with lead based paint. In my opinion, creepy; blank eyes and wide smile. My favorite is that you framed the photo of a tiny thing in the way that you might a full-sized person in a chair. Other than that, there's not much more to say.


chrisisonfire23- Very cool! I don't drink coffee, but I might if it looked like that. As far as perspective goes, I think the fact that there is a story here gives this one some substance. It is an interesting series showing menu, inside, outside, and cup... but what s missing for me is the human perspective or relationship to these items. I want to feel connected, but get separated from the content when you have the back turned of the lady and some details are shown but not given a full treatment. My favorite photo of the set was the one of the process.. when the face was being made. Mare is said with that one photo then all the rest combined. I'm not sure what your goal was but look to life magazine's 5 shot story telling checklist: Here's what I learned in journalism class and try and get when I go places 1. Overview shot, sets a scene. 2. Portrait, adds responsibility and relationship to what you're showing 3. Detail shot, usually of the hands 4. Action shot and 5. conclusion shot, something that helps connect the dots and provides some resolution to the story. My last advice is “white balance”.


JLatimer- Cool. Line. Shape. Geometry. Negative/positive space. Geometry. Abstract. This is what I was looking for. This perspective on the lines of the bridge really fascinates me as an artist and a curious observer of space. Being a grown-up is the hardest part about being an innovative photographer; as kids we constantly were looking up, down, under, into, on the backside of things. Did you need to look up? Probably not. But that's how we learn and keep a fresh view on life.


Geno DM- Also great that you looked in an interesting way. You made the flag pole into a flat shape. Making a 2D composition out of 3D scenes is what photograph is all about. Way to look with your brain... and not just your eyes.


Drum roll please... The winner is... JLatimer.
2nd Place goes to Jason C.
3rd is a tie between Geno DM and MSJGD.
Honorable mention goes to chrisisonfire23 (you did not follow the “ONE photo rule”)

Good job all contestants! I hope you had fun and learned a little while you were at it.


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