December 2012 Submissions

Our monthly contest where you get to share your photography skills with the world!

Moderators: Bob Andersson, Thomas, Bjorn van Sinttruije

Vote for your favorite entry!

Poll ended at Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:42 pm

Lensbaby
4
15%
mikeroch
2
8%
4xxxx
2
8%
janern
2
8%
darthkindy
1
4%
KirstyWorm
0
No votes
lagnificent
1
4%
EvanK
13
50%
DOUGLAS GORDON
1
4%
 
Total votes : 26

December 2012 Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:59 am

Hi everyone! Welcome to December's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "December Greeting Card", as suggested by Phoenix Jackson who won the October 2012
competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In Jackson's own words:
    "December is the month where people around the world celebrate. It is also a commercial opportunity where artists, such as photographers, excel.

    "December Greeting Card" is the theme I choose for the month's assignment. It should be related to anything celebrated during the month of December. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or could be someone's birthday. Anything that happens in December, where you could send someone a greeting card.

    There are two things I wish to impose:
    1. No composites. Clean-up with clone tool, use multiple layers, just don't superimpose a part of a picture to another.
    2. No words superimposed. Words could be captured within the frame if it's actually there. Just don't put greetings, captions, or messages, over your photograph. Whatever you wish to express should be shown by the photograph alone.

    Everything else is open. Bring on the HDRs, Topazes, GIMPs, and what not. Whatever it takes to create your image. After all, it's about expressing yourself and ideas."



The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during December 2012. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a
full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll
be removed. See the Forum Rules for guides.

Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any
particular challenges in doing so like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.

We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also
include the following:

Camera Model:
Lens and focal length:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:


Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31st December 2012. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any
questions, please do so in the December 2012 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

- Bjorn
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby Lensbaby » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Image
Merry Christmas by Elmore Photography, on Flickr

1/10 second
f/4
800 ISO
135mm
Sony Alpha A700
Minolta Beercan lens

Post processing limited to adding border and snow with Deviant Art snow brushes for Photoshop. Merry Christmas to all. ♥
Sony Alpha 700, Minolta 70-210 f/4 and some other stuff
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CHAPEL WINDOW

Postby mikeroch » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Image

Canon Powershot G10 ISO100 1/5th @ f.8 on tripod, delayed release (no cable release on that camera)
Floodlight inside to throw bars of light outward, I had to wait until the ambient light began to fail
in the evening before the effect worked properly.

Post processing: Crop, frame, add text, downsize to 640pixels
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby 4xxxx » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:27 am

Christmas eve and Santa is on his way down under.

Image

Ooops, forgot the data.

Nikon D7000, 18-200 VRII @ 200mm, f8, 1/1250, ISO 200, –0.7EV


Cheers
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby janern » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Image

Canon 5D2 + Canon 24/1.4L II @ 1.4
Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby darthkindy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:52 am

[url][/url]Image
DSC_5258a (Large) by darthkindy, on Flickr[url][/url]
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby KirstyWorm » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:22 pm

Christmas-time at the Dorchester Hotel, London...
Image
Christmas at the Dorchester by KirstyWorm, on Flickr

Canon 550D, 18mm, f3.5, 1/30
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby lagnificent » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:02 pm

Been busy with work. Just a lazy snapshot JPEG aperture mode from Xmas Eve. F2.8, ISO 1250, 1/60 sec, 40mm pancake 50D.
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IMG_4696 by bkslopper, on Flickr
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby EvanK » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:03 pm

Image

Nikon D7000, 35 1.8, 1/80, ISO 640, -2/3 EV, convert to B&W and contrast/exposure adjustments in Lighroom 4
-Evan

Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories

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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby DOUGLAS GORDON » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:07 pm

Image
The old White church on site of 8th century monastry

Camera canon 600D
18-135mm lens at 18mm
ISO 400
15 secs
F 7.1
M
awb
cropped

Tarbat Discovery Centre in Portmahomack our local heritage centre with xmas lights on street lamps,sits on site of an old monastry dating back to 8th century.
Flickr: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8323271922_2663bf7e2f_m.jpg
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:40 pm

It's January 1st! First off: Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the best for 2013.

The poll is up, please vote for your favorite entry!

- Bjorn
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Re: December 2012 Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:10 pm

JAN 22nd - We have a clear winner! Congratulations to EvanK!

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