Bi-weekly Photo Comp Week #1

Discussion in 'Photography & Image Editing' started by TB, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. Pagey279

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    England Somerset
    PSN:Pagey279

    Thanks for the help, it's going to take me a while to get the hang of that software.
    I fixed my previous post, it's now 700 pixels and cropped :)
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  2. photonrider

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    Canada Canada
    PSN:photonrider

    Woah - nice shots, Solaracer and Pagey. If I were to vote right now it would be a really tough choice: Solaracer - the blues on the book spines are so unusual, detailed and pleasing to the eye, the textures are eye-candy, almost edible; Pagey - that 'blue' sunset is so evocative - the lights on the bottom right so vividly telling the story that dusk has fallen - yet the power of blue seems undiminished, as if the majestic sky, chasing the Sun, is reluctant to give up the day, even though the lowly humans below have already accepted the dusk engulfing them.

    As for me - back to the blueprints. Shall submit over the weekend.

    Would be helpful to those wanting to enter and not totally versed in (and too shy to ask about) uploading photos, image accounts, thumbnails, etc, if some links or quick Q&A was offered here on the subjects.
    As TB mentioned he feels - it's not about the winner, but participating together and having fun with it is the win. Good photos already - great to see all the different ideas.
  3. Solo

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    England Leicester, UK

    Thanks chaps :cheers:
  4. Crushed

    United States NC
    PSN:ItsMeReally

  5. TB

    TB
    Moderator
    United States NoDak
    PSN:Cy-Fi

    Mind if I make your image a link to the larger version instead of the text link you posted? That will make it easier for me come poll creation time. :)
  6. Crushed

    United States NC
    PSN:ItsMeReally

    No problem :)
  7. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    Took a photo today that I consider to be alright. Might put it in the thread because every competition needs someone to come last.
  8. Crushed

    United States NC
    PSN:ItsMeReally

    That's the spirit! :D
  9. TB

    TB
    Moderator
    United States NoDak
    PSN:Cy-Fi

    I'm not likely to get another chance to attempt a better shot so I might as well get it over with and just post it.

    Final Entry
    [​IMG]
    Oil and water
    04-28-2012
    Canon T1i​
  10. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    Interesting shot TB!
  11. photonrider

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    Canada Canada
    PSN:photonrider

    Hey! Move ahead! I'm fighting for that spot!

    OTOH - after seeing TB's entry I'm now considering just leaving town.
  12. Blitz187

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    Netherlands 020 A'dam
    PSN:Blitz187

    Final Entry

    [​IMG]
    Blue Radio
    Sony Alpha A55
    06.05.2012

    **80mm, f/4.5, 1/100th sec, ISO 400**

    Edited in Lightroom 3.6​
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  13. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    [​IMG]
    Flower.
    6/5/12
    Olympus - of some sort.
    After uploading the photo, I noticed it is a lot more purple than the blue I originally saw. If it breaks the rules I will continue snapping :)
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  14. TB

    TB
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    United States NoDak
    PSN:Cy-Fi

    It is a bit purple, funkyD.

    And large. ;)

    - - - - -

    Thanks, gents. :)
  15. photonrider

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    Yeah, looks overall purplish on three different displays I viewed it on. The lower flower looks blue. So six submissions so far - wow - well, I'll be putting up mine tonight. ;)

    Important: Go to remember the size limitation.

    Cheers,
    Harry.
  16. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    Ok, I will try something else tomorrow. Maybe something blue this time. ;)
  17. boiltheocean

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    Final Entry

    [​IMG]

    Jaguar D-Type
    5th May 2012
    Canon 5D MkII + Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

    200mm // f/2.8 // ISO200 // 1/2500th sec​
  18. Solo

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    England Leicester, UK

    Blitz, Boiltheocean & TB brilliant shots!

    Its great how everyones is so different too :)
  19. NISM0_SKYLINE

    United States Pinckney, MI
    PSN:NISMO_S13

    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  20. Ibonibo

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    Luxembourg Luxemburg

    [​IMG]

    In the Zone
    7th May 2012
    Canon 400D
    1/25th F/9 154mm Iso200​

    Full image also in my thread + others
  21. Blitz187

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    Netherlands 020 A'dam
    PSN:Blitz187

    Interesting and varied entries here. :) This will be a good start to the competitions :tup:
  22. photonrider

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    PSN:photonrider

    FINAL ENTRY
    [​IMG]
    BLUE BETTA​



    Unedited, no CGI, lightly cropped.

    File Size: 84 kb - 640 x 473
    Camera Make: Apple
    Camera Model: iPhone 3GS
    Date/Time: 2012:05:10 18:38:40
    Resolution: 640 x 473
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 3.9mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0068 s (1/147)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO Equiv.: 70
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: average
    Exposure: program (auto)



    TB - Please let me know if I've overstepped bounderies of guidelines and I shall duly fix. Thanks.

    Edit: Final Entry changed today to present submission - 12th May 2012.
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  23. Takumi Fujiwara

    Los Angeles, CA
    PSN:WRBWRXMAX

    I guess I can throw my hat in the ring.

    Did this one for a class a few weeks ago. Hope it's blue enough.

    [​IMG]
    SF Bay HDR 2/11/12 by MaxArcher, on Flickr

    Sorry about the watermark on it, anything involving a major city, HDR, and flickr tends to be a major theft target.

    Shot on 2/12/12 in San Francisco, 50mm 1.4G at f/11 on a Nikon D3s. I think it's ISO 1600 'cause I got bored of waiting for the long exposures at lower ISOs and knew that the HDR would clean up what noise exists on a D3s at 1600. 7-shot HDR with color tweaking in Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
  24. Blitz187

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    ^ That is a stunning shot of SF. :tup:
  25. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    Final Entry (For Now)[​IMG]
    Peacock
    Olympus - Something or other
    07/05/12​
    Actually fitting the critria this time. I wanted something to show you guys, but I will probably get a better shot later in the week.I was thinking of a small bit more saturation to tske the colours up a bit.
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  26. photonrider

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    PSN:photonrider

    Skyline shots are not too difficult, but capturing those blue lights was extremely masterful. Great effort, Takumi. Nice addition to all the thought-provoking visualisations of this highly dissipative illusion we call 'Blue'!:tup:

    BTW. Takumi . . . are we competing for post count? I'm catching up on you, you know. ;)

    Edit: LOL - Funky - I just saw your shot - and I was going to call mine - 'Peacock Blue'! Beautiful Shot - absolutely stunning - that I can assure you is the Peacock Blue I've seen IRL. You got that blue this time, chum. Be proud. I was merely trying to capture the same blue - but deep in the heart of the eye that is on the tip of the tail feathers; I have one at home, purchased from a souvenir shop.

    As for the composition and stance of the subject - Yikes - you really enjoy your photography; this shows passion. How many shots did you take?
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  27. Carlos

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    Netherlands Rotterdam
    PSN:streskip

    Hard to see it's blue but it is, and it's bloody beautiful! Too bad the Merc spoilts the retro feel :(
  28. funkyDucks

    Ireland Ireland
    PSN:funkyDucks

    Em... Thanks. I am really happy that someone liked my shot. I took a good twenty maybe thirthy shots and this was one of the only ones in focus. I am really a very unprofessional. Only yesterday did I borrow my sisiters camera and mess around with it.
    About the compostion, this shot was not what I had intended on taking, I really wanted a detailed close up, maybe of the head only.
    As for passion. It really killed me to take a shot of this animal because every day and night it squarks endlessly. Ideally I wanted to take a shot with a gun, but settled for a camera.:sly:

    In summery, thanks for the compilments and I didn't intend on taking a photo as good as you say.
  29. Pagey279

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    England Somerset
    PSN:Pagey279

    TB I have changed my final entry, it is now this:
    Final Entry

    Bluebells
    [​IMG]
    08/05/2012
    Panasonic Lumix FZ45
    Edited using GIMP

    Not sure if it's better then my previous entry though :dopey:
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  30. MatskiMonk

    United Kingdom UK
    PSN:Matski

    Okay, so my original idea didn't work out, but I found some inspiration tucked away on a shelf, so I have a new idea. Should be able to post it up in a bit.

    I'm finding I don't have the patience to work at shot the requires setting up. It's interesting to do though, most stuff I shot in the past (mostly cars) has just been reacting to stuff I've seen out and about.

    edit: I'm also colour-deficient (colorblind in common terms), so Blue's and Purples (Reds, greens, oranges) are all the same to me! I'm going to avoid any shopping as I'm bound to end up with a purple subject in error!
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