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DSLR Speed Challenge #141 "Close to Home"

 
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jetcode
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Apr 03, 2010 18:10 |  #1

Close to Home

Can be interpreted as physical or metaphoric; something with meaning, or a location, or both. Open subject. So you know my palette leans toward more avant garde or non-literal interpretations. A good straight shot is worth a million bucks but something really unique is priceless, straight or otherwise. Enjoy the show.

Color or Black&white....Have fun with this

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 12 pm (noon) CDT
on Saturday, April 10, 2010. 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 - 12 p.m. Central Time Saturday, April 10, 2010.
* 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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cubatahavana
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Apr 07, 2010 17:40 |  #2

First Dandelion

First post here:

First dandelion

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this is the first dandelion that appeared in our apartment block's garden this spring.

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: 15-85
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/10.0
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Apr 07, 2010 19:03 |  #3

Almost there

40D, f/11, 1/640, iso 100, 17mm

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airfrogusmc
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Apr 07, 2010 20:11 as a reply to monty28428's post |  #4

park down the street

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5D 200 2L
100 ISO
1/400 at f/2
manual
spot



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Maureen ­ Souza
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Apr 07, 2010 23:01 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #5

Giant Redwoods Just Up the Hill

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24mm
f/8
Shutter 100

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Apr 08, 2010 07:45 |  #6

On the Road

On the Road

IMAGE: http://johnbdigital.com/parks/oquaga_creek/oquaga_creek21.jpg

Technical Details

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 ) - 1/40th sec
Av ( Aperture Value ) - 14
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 10 mm
Flash - Off
White Balance - Daylight
AF Mode - One-Shot AF
Color Space - sRGB

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Apr 08, 2010 11:49 |  #7

December 2000

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1Ds
18-55 'is'
Kenko DG 12mm extension tube
430 EX Speedlite
1/125th sec
f/11
fl=55mm
iso 100
PP with DPP


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Apr 08, 2010 12:44 |  #8

Building a New Home

Building A New Home

Canon XSi
Canon EF 75-300mm @ 300 mm focal length
f: 5.6
shutter: 1/80
ISO: 100

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Apr 09, 2010 15:19 as a reply to philk54's post |  #9

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3872186204_ea9f1fb03e_b.jpg
I figure 'death' is about as close to home as one can get, so to speak.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-40
Exposure: 0.08
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Apr 09, 2010 16:39 as a reply to AUtigers350z's post |  #10

Tagus River

IMAGE: http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9730/img082123tonemapped.jpg


Camera Model: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22 USM
Focal Length: 10.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv: 200
Polarizer
HDR

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Apr 10, 2010 13:47 as a reply to Warl0rd's post |  #11

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: EF35mm /1.4L
Av: f/9
Tv: 1/50 sec
ISO: 200
Exposure: Manual
Metering: Partial

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Apr 10, 2010 14:42 |  #12

This challenge is closed ... I will be back momentarily with the results.




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Apr 10, 2010 16:02 |  #13

All right here we go ... First of all thank you all for your contributions!
I graded this challenge on theme, content, and execution giving equal weight to each.

Here are the critiques ...

cubatahavana
"First Dandelion"

I like the composition and execution. The flower reflection gets a bit surreal and mostly because of the difference between the B/W water reflections and the bright yellow reflections. I wonder what a high subdued color background would look like instead of the B/W treatment. I feel the flower and background are from different worlds and in my eye this effect can occur with selective coloring depending on the color density. Another possibility is a blue tint on the background supporting the contrast with the flower color.

monty28428
"Almost there"

I like the vista and even though this is fairly common (we have some nice long plank walks here at home) there is charm in the textures of the grasses and the walk that leads to infinity. My only nitpick is the spot in the main cloud. I thought it was monitor dust but it's in the image. Nice work.

airfrogusmc
"Empty"

This image has some intriguing qualities to it starting with the unusual colors (for a swingset) and subject matter. The DOF field and placement of the subject work well and the atmospheric is captured with the dew hanging from the chain in the first basket.

Maureen Souza
"Giant Redwoods"

Had a hunch this was near home as this variety of Redwoods is different than the variety we see here on the coast. Nice image. A little hot where the sun strikes the tree but a pleasant viewing experience.

John B
"On the Road"

Great perspective and simple backdrop. This image works and I wonder what would happen with a graduated burn of the bottom reinforcing the visual focus along the yellow line.

Jason C
"December 2000"

This image has some strong graphic symbols and textures. The composition is interesting though likely a bit terse for many viewers. In Zone system this image approaches about Zone 6 as the highest tone. I wonder how this image would look if the contrast for the wall was expanded. This image is open to interpretation.

philk54
"Building a New Home"

Certainly a fairly unique moment this image is a little soft in focus and a tad bland in composition though I am not sure there is a better way to frame this moment.

AUtigers250z
"Death"

This image is beautiful. Highly symbolic and well orchestrated. My only nitpick is I think the top of this image could be cropped a bit to force the subjects to be even more central to the frame then they already are.

Warl0rd
"Tagus River"

A beautiful scenic in HDR, nice elements, nice light and print tone. I might have preferred a slightly tighter crop on the left.

dilorenzo1954
"Home Is Where the Heart Is"

The statement is excellent and well done as usual but with a few caveats. The sidewalk was likely out of control (hot) and I think you did good job bringing that in except for the burn mark on her foot and the edge where the family and sidewalk meet. The contrast from the different elements doesn't match well. A tighter crop might help a bit as well. The print tone for the family is beautiful.


Here are the results of the challenge:

1st: AUtigers250z, "Death"
2nd: airfrogusmc, "Empty"
3rd: cubatahavana, "First Dandelion"
HM: monty28428, "Almost There"

Good job everyone ...

MODERATOR INTERVENTION: The rules state placing the subject in the title of the entry. This was not observed by AUtigers250z and thereby is disqualified. The new list of winners is below. Because I already placed an ordered list I had to support the existing list while selecting the next runner ups.

1st: airfrogusmc, "Empty"
2nd: cubatahavana, "First Dandelion"
3rd: monty28428, "Almost There"
HM: warl0rd, "Tagus River"

Sure glad I'm not a professional judge!

Allen as the winner you get to post DSLR Speed Challenge #142




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jetcode
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Apr 10, 2010 16:11 |  #14

Sure glad I'm not a professional judge!




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Apr 10, 2010 16:18 as a reply to jetcode's post |  #15

Congrats Winners and nice job jetcode!




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