June 2013 Assignment - 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 Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:26 am

kimchi
3
12%
Bjorn van Sinttruije
1
4%
matthiasmesser
3
12%
Chopper
4
16%
dara1982
0
No votes
4xxxx
1
4%
roicead
0
No votes
optiman
0
No votes
Savlet
1
4%
Texphoto
0
No votes
daisy
2
8%
mirageii
1
4%
Trevor Harris
0
No votes
SeanLegallienne
2
8%
Gordon Laing
1
4%
janern
1
4%
Hans Hoffnung
0
No votes
mikeroch
0
No votes
HenrikC
0
No votes
warth man
0
No votes
teaabramia
2
8%
Vamsi
0
No votes
EvanK
1
4%
Jiko
2
8%
DOUGLAS GORDON
0
No votes
chadpope
0
No votes
pierovera
0
No votes
renjith
0
No votes
DP-PARIS
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 25

June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:09 pm

Please vote for your favorite entry!

Hi folks, and welcome to June's assignment. The theme for this month is "Black and white".
In case you haven't joined our community but would like to showcase your work then why not Register now. It's free and we'd love to see what you can do.

Prize
The winner will receive a free copy of our Wildlife Photography eBook, a downloadable PDF worth $9.97 which you can read on computers, laptops, tablets,
iPads, phones, or anything which can open a standard PDF file! You'll find more details here.

Rules
1. You can only submit one picture, and it should be no longer than 1024 pixels on it's longest side.
2. The picture must be taken anytime in the last six months.
3. Exercise good judgement about what is appropriate on our forum (see our Forum Rules for more information).
4. Please include a sentence or two describing your picture or the process of taking it, and share some technical info such as the camera, lens, settings and processing.
5. If you have any questions, comments or pictures older than six months, please post them in the June Comments and Questions thread.
6. Submissions will close at midnight GMT on June 30th 2013, after which you can vote for your favorite entry. Good luck!
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby kimchi » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:18 pm

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/53061745@N02/8397589955/ by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


Taken at a market behind my house. Not a common sight in Western countries, but increasingly common in Vietnam due to increased prosperity as this meat is expensive.


20mm | f/4 | 1/160s | ISO 1600
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53061745@N02/

Panasonic G3: 9-18mm, 14mm, 20mm, 45mm
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:28 am

Though it might look as if this picture was taken 60 years ago (and is thus not eligible for the OA), it was actually taken just last month when I visited London. Kimchi's original request for the theme was film noir, which we broadened to black and white, but I thought I would choose a vintage picture anyway.
Haven't been able to think of a title yet so if you have a good suggestion, let me know in the C&Q thread or by clicking the image and commenting on Google+. Thanks!

    Image

    Camera: Leica M9-P
    Lens: Leica 50mm Summilux (f/1.4) ASPH
    Aperture: f/5.7
    Shutter speed: 1/90th
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    Processing: RAW conversion, framing, nothing else.

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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby matthiasmesser » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:33 pm

Marlow Bridge on Christmas Day 2012.
The Thames was about 3 feet higher than usual and flowing fast.
The clouds were very low (as usual) and also moving fast.

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Nikon D800
24-70 f/2.8 at 24mm and f/11, 30s using B+W 10 Stop ND
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Chopper » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:16 am

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Church flikr by Chopper267, on Flickr

f22
ISO 50
21secs
Hoya ND400
LR4

A local church in the area shot on a cold, windy day just recently in Sydney. Maxed out the settings so that I could drag exposure out as long as I could to get as much movement in the cloud as possible.
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 60D, 70-200 f2.8 L, 17-40 f4 L, 50 f1.8, 24-70 f2.8 L, 50 f1.4

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55078072@N06/
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby dara1982 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:20 am

Dc3 in Adelaide

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F/8
20mm
120s
Nikon D90 + AF-S 18-55mm + AF-S 70-300MM F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby 4xxxx » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:14 am

A shot of a singer taken last week at a local blues festival. My first B&W

Blues on Broadbeach

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Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm VR II @ 170 mm
Aperture: F8
Shutter speed: 1/250
Sensitivity: ISO 200 & -0.7EV


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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby roicead » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:12 am

a shot of a groom and his groomsmen commenting on the bride who was standing just out of frame. from a wedding on 5/25/13.

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Untitled by scifitographer, on Flickr

fuji x-pro 1 and 18-55mm @ 55mm
1/200s
f/4.5
iso 400
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby optiman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:11 pm

View to Huangpu River and Pudong island in Shanghai - taken during my visit to Shanghai in April this year.

Alas the sky is often quite grey these days in China - be it the weather or the pollution - and overcast days are not always ideal for taking the camera out.

That´s why I converted this picture into black and white. It changed the look from boring to interesting for me ;)

Image

Camera Model: Fujifilm X100s
Lens and focal length: 35mm
Aperture: f8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/105
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Post processing: mainly cropping, b&w and adding contrast in Lightroom
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Savlet » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:07 pm

I thought I'd give this competition another try:

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Taken with my Lumix GX1 and Lumix 100-300mm lens at:
218mm, f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 160

Converted to B&W in Silver Efex, cropped in LR

I headed down to the beach after work last Friday as hubby had been given an early finish and decided to go kitesurfing as the conditions were good for it. I thought I'd use it as an excuse to practice more with the 100-300mm lens to get some action shots of him. It was a great evening; sunny and relatively warm for a change and he ended up being the only one left out kiting as the sun was going down.

I liked the colour version of this image but I think the B&W adds drama and makes the white water stand out more.

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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Texphoto » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:32 am

Monument Cafe, Georgetown Texas
Canon T2i 18-55mm 1/200 f/9 59mm EFOV ooc jpg Converted to B&W in Lightroom 4

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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby daisy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:05 pm

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Canon EOS 350D 1/125@f.5.6 ISO 200 18-55 kit lens at 20mm
PP:desaturate, resize
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby mirageii » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:35 pm

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BartonAquaduct by mirageII, on Flickr

Canon 400D
Canon EF 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 12mm
1/400s at f/3.5 ISO 100

This is an aquaduct which carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. The transverse section swivels to allow large ships to pass down the lower ship canal. It was a bright but completely overcast day allowing a great tonal range. Cropped and converted to B&W in lightroom
Last edited by mirageii on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Trevor Harris » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:34 pm

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This photo was taken during my first wedding shoot. I was using a single remote flash to get some rim light shots, when I discovered that the hairspray just lights up like fireworks when backlit. Seised the opportunity, and voilà! Definitely a trick to use again sometime.

Gear:
Nikon D200
Tamron f/2.8 17-50mm
SB-600

Photo Specs:
ISO - 400
Apeture - f/2.8
Shutter - 1/250s
Focal Length - 40mm

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Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
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Re: June 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby SeanLegallienne » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:26 pm

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B and W Cameralabs entry by Sean Le-Gallienne, on Flickr

This was taken on a breezy British day in a country park. I loved the look of silk the water surrounding the leaf gave. I found it hard to believe this was simply a leaf floating on water. Black and white strengthened the smoothness of the water for me.

Camera: Canon 1000D
Lens: 70-300mm IS USM
Shutter speed: 1/500
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
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