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DSLR Speed Challenge #108 - "Take a Walk"

 
lavanut
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Jul 20, 2009 18:45 |  #1

This week's DSLR Speed Challenge #108 topic is:
"Take a Walk"



For this week's challenge, I want you to go take a walk... around your neighborhood, at a nearby park, during a break from work... and take your camera with you.
I'm sure you see the same scenery day in and day out, but this time your challenge is to go out and take a picture of something in a way that most people don't see it. Look for the unusual in the everyday and see what you can find. :)

Your subject is limited only by your imagination and creativity, but just make sure it's close to home (or work) this time. Oh, and if any of you happen to be away from home on vacation or business, you can still play. Just take a walk from the hotel/motel.

Just be safe and don't take a walk in any risky areas! :eek:


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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 - 8:00 PM EST USA Time, Monday July 27th, 2009.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed

Here is a link to our previous Canon EOS DSLR Speed Challenge Winners/Records <-- click to see


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Mike53545
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Jul 21, 2009 17:47 |  #2

Ready for take off

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: EF 300mm F/4L IS USM
Av: f/8
Tv: 1/640 sec
ISO: 400
Exposure: AV
Metering: Pattern
Photography Date: 7/20/09


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Flo
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Jul 22, 2009 09:41 as a reply to Mike53545's post |  #3

Sand Salmon

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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution: 800 x 388
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 200.0mm (35mm equivalent: 324...
CCD Width: 22.20mm
Exposure Time: 0.0056 s (1/180)
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO Equiv.: 400

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Jason ­ C
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Jul 22, 2009 16:50 as a reply to Flo's post |  #4

"paths of travel"

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1D...35/2...f/8...1/50​th sec...iso 200...
ambient lighting/cloudy...DPP.​..CS3 resize.

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John_B
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Jul 23, 2009 08:06 |  #5

Vampire Night!

this time your challenge is to go out and take a picture of something in a way that most people don't see it

When I saw this, I immediately thought of this weeks topic! :lol:

Vampire Night

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Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2.0GB
Lens - Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv( Shutter Speed ) - 1/250th sec
Av( Aperture Value ) - F/14
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 200
Focal Length - 65mm
Flash - On
Flash Exposure Compensation - 0
Flash Type - External E-TTL 580ex
White Balance - Flash
AF Mode - Manual
Color Space - sRGB
Camera set to Jpeg only

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Jul 23, 2009 15:19 as a reply to John_B's post |  #6

1d Mk 3
135 L
ISO 100
1/500
f/2.8

"The Manure Mobile"

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Daniel2000
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Jul 24, 2009 17:28 |  #7

"ant point of view"

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40D + 17-50mm
1/160 sec
f/6.3
ISO100

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Jul 24, 2009 20:43 |  #8

Driver/Pedestrian Conflicts...

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BigSteve
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Jul 26, 2009 11:13 as a reply to JLatimer's post |  #9

Here's mine - horsin' around in the trees :rolleyes:

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Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Image Date: 2009:07:25 18:52:14
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 55.0mm
CCD Width: NaNmm
Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 200
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual

:) Steve

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Jul 26, 2009 11:33 |  #10

Mornin walk in the City park!

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Camera Make: Canon XS
Camera Model: Canon EOS 1000D
Image Date: 2009:07:26 7:22
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Time: 1/200
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO equiv: 100

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Jul 26, 2009 12:20 as a reply to ducklabdad's post |  #11

Walking at Windsor Castle last Sunday

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Canon 10D
1/125 sec
f/8.0
ISO 100
32.0 mm

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Jul 27, 2009 09:13 |  #12

Tiny Lawn Web

Canon Digital Rebel
Canon 18-55 Lens
Full Set Extesion Tubes
Aperture f0
Shutter speed 1/60
ISO 100 Exposure Compensation -1/3
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Jul 27, 2009 18:49 |  #13

Took a walk on the mall at night, saw these guys:

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Canon 30D
70-200mm F/4l
1/250sec
f/5
ISO 100
@ 70mm


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Jul 27, 2009 19:02 as a reply to NeverSummer's post |  #14

This week's challenge is now closed. Winners will be posted soon.


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Jul 27, 2009 19:50 as a reply to lavanut's post |  #15

Thanks to all the participants in this week's challenge, "Take a Walk". What I was looking for in evaluating the challenge was your interpretation of "...your challenge is to go out and take a picture of something in a way that most people don't see it. Look for the unusual in the everyday and see what you can find..."

With that in mind, here are some comments on the entries (in the order posted).

Mike53545 - "Ready for Take off" - This is a nice, colorful shot of a butterfly on a flower. I wish it had been from the front, but maybe a partial "moon" shot was what you were going for. The leaf in the lower left was a bit distracting to the rest of the photo, so keep an eye out for that next time.

Flo - "Sand Salmon" - Before I even saw the title, I thought that it looked like a fish! That's definitely an unusual item (on a beach I guess?) that many folks probably didn't think twice about as they stepped over it.

Jason C - "paths of travel"- The leading lines of the tracks combined with the simple partial branch on top made for nice composition. It's a nicely simple shot, and black & white works well with it; however, the lighting seems a little flat to me. Maybe a little more side lighting would have made the tire tracks stand out a little bit more.

John B - "Vampire Night"- I had to look at this several times to try to figure out if the bug was eating the snail or if the snail was after the bug, and I still don't know! This is definitely something we don't see every day (thank goodness)!

Cuypers1808 - "The Manure Mobile" - I'm sure this is something that the truck owner does all the time, but if you hadn't said it in the title, I wouldn't have known it was a poo trailer. Maybe more of a shot from the back of the trailer with a little steam rising (I don't mean to gross anyone out here) would have brought out the subject a bit more.

Daniel2000 - "ant point of view" - A nice take on the theme for this week...shooting something we see all the time from a different perspective. Too bad mother nature didn't cooperate and give you a nice blue sky background. The parts of the leaves and the fence to the left were a bit distracting to an otherwise nice composition.

JLatimer - "Driver/Pedestrian Conflicts" - Every time I see this I laugh. This was a great take on the idea with a twist on the subject. She's a cutie and the expression priceless! I might clone the pole out of the top of her head though.

BigSteve - "Horsin' around the trees" - I hope it's not too often you see skulls in the trees around your area. That one's been there for a while judging from the moss on it. This was definitely an unusual subject!

Ducklabdad - "Morning walk in the City Park" - This was a pretty shot. I wish I had a view like that to look at in the mornings. I like the lighting effect of the sun behind the fountain.

MSJGD - "Walking at Winsor Castle Last Sunday" - I feel like I should know who this is, but I confess I don't. Putting her in the context of the Castle makes me thjnk she must have something to do with royalty, unless she's just an elderly woman walking in front of an old castle. Still, she seems to fit in nicely. I like the color of her outfit against the gray walls.

fryfoto - "Tiny Lawn Web" - I'll guarantee most people don't take time to look for these little webs much less really "see" them. I like the abstractness of the numerous globes. You have just the right amount of DOF in the shot. Nice photo!

NeverSummer - I don't know what malls you go to, but apparently the musical zombies hang out there! I'd expect to see this more around Halloween time! :)

And my choice for the winners this week based on the theme:
3rd (tie) - Flo and "Sand Salmon" and Fryfoto with "Tiny Lawn Web" (liked 'em both!)
2nd - John B and "Vampire Night"
and
1st goes to JLatimer and "Driver/Pedestrian Conflicts". That title & expression just won me over. Congratulations!

Thanks again to all the participants!!


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