December 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 Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:36 am

mikeroch
2
11%
Jiko
2
11%
warth man
2
11%
Chopper
4
21%
HikingMike
0
No votes
4xxxx
0
No votes
janern
0
No votes
Bjorn van Sinttruije
1
5%
Jagadish_C
0
No votes
Vissie
2
11%
JeepnDave
1
5%
HenrikC
0
No votes
kimchi
0
No votes
Gordon Laing
2
11%
oldCarlos
0
No votes
cj2612
0
No votes
pierovera
0
No votes
Savlet
3
16%
Acegambit
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 19

December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:57 am

Hi folks, and welcome to December's assignment. This month's special theme was suggested by Bob Andersson:
With the year rapidly drawing to a close I thought we might step outside the usual theme and time limit. Please share "Your best shot of 2013". The only proviso is that it hasn't previously won a competition, here or elsewhere.
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 2013.
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 Comments and Questions thread.
6. Since I was a day late putting this up and to give you the opportunity to share a picture taken on Dec 31st, submissions will close at midnight GMT on January 1st 2013, after which you can vote for your favorite entry. Good luck!
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FISHERMAN ... ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

Postby mikeroch » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:10 am

FISHERMAN ... ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

For a snatched shot I was very pleased with the way this came off, the composition 'rule of thirds' happened quite by accident, the strong lines of the boat gunwales helpfully framed the figure and the yellow complements the blue. There IS a God!

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone.

Image

Pentax K20D ISO 1600 1/125 @ f.8 55-300mm Pentax lens at 200mm evening light
PP: crop, reduce to 1024pix
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Jiko » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:24 pm

I guess that's the shot I like most of my photos taken in 2013:

Image

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM @12mm
F8
ISO 2500
1/40 sec
Time: 1. March 2013

12mm wide angle on a full frame camera are just a LOT of fun! :mrgreen:
Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby warth man » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:34 pm

Back to January for my own favourite this year.

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The Snowfield by warth man, on Flickr

D600
24-85mm
1/80
f11
ISO 200
0 EV
PP - cropped to 16:9 ratio and lightened
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Chopper » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:14 am

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B&W HDR St Marys by Chopper267, on Flickr

Taken in June on a cold, wet, windy day in Sydney. One of the hardest things on this day was trying to keep rain drops off my lens.

Canon 5D MK III
17-40L
Hoya ND400
f 22
ISO 50
113 seconds
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

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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby HikingMike » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:48 am

Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby 4xxxx » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:01 am

Her facial expression makes this my favourite. I spent some time shooting surfers on jagged rocks and went on flat ground to give my feet a rest when I came across her.

It was New Years Day and I tried to contemplate her thoughts, was she reflecting on the past year or the new year ahead.

Image

Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens and focal length: Nikon 18-200mm VR II @ 200 mm
Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Sensitivity: ISO 200 & -0.7EV
Post processing: Elements 11, Crop & levels adjustment

Cheers
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80 - 400G, Nikkor 18- 200 VR II, f3.5-5.6.
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby janern » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:40 pm

Grey crowned crane in Berlin Zoo in April

Image

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with Extender 1.4x II
Focal length: 130mm
Shutter: 1/640
Aperture: f/4
Sensitivity: 100 ISO
PP: Slight crop
Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:30 am

Posting my "best" photo this year seems pretty much impossible. I don't know how to define best: should it be
the technically best photograph, or the one that got the most response on social media? Rather than worrying
about the definition of "best", I have chosen to submit the picture I like best, my favorite photo of the year.
I took other pictures that got twice or three times as much response on social media, but still, this is my choice
for my best shot of 2013.

Rue de l'Abreuvoir, Paris, 2013 (formerly titled "Wedding car")

    Image


Camera: Leica M9-P
Lens: 50mm Summilux
Aperture: f/5.7
Shutter speed: 1/750th
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Post-processing: just a black and white conversion and frame

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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Jagadish_C » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:37 pm

My selection from February (the MM/DD/YYYY instead of DD/MM/YYYY tripped me to mention September earlier, sorry for that):

Image
Goat, God and Man by Jaydeep Majumdar, on Flickr

Camera - D7000
Lens - 18-55 kit (as far can remember) at 18mm (27mm in FF)
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/100
ISO - 250
EV +0.3

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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Vissie » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:30 am

Image

Hi All,

Photo was taken while on holiday in Samoa.
Model
NIKON D5100
Shutter Speed
10/40000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
640
What you see depends on what you're looking for :)

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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby JeepnDave » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:45 pm

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Camera iPhone
Focal Length 4.13mm
Exposure 1/1323
F Number f/2.4
ISO 50

Taken the weekend before the floods in Colorado September 2013 at Sprague Lake.

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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby HenrikC » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:01 pm

Surviving in the city

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Pølsevogn by Henrik C, on Flickr

Exif data:
Camera Canon EOS 50D
Exposure 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 28 mm
ISO Speed 1000
Exposure Bias -1/3 EV
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF-S 18-55 is
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Canon EF 300mm f4 L is
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby kimchi » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:44 pm

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myanmar -1110974 by Neil.Simmons, on Flickr

Seen at a monastery in Mandalay, Burma.

Panasonic G3 | 1/250s | ISO160
Olympus 9-18mm @ 10mm | f/4.2
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Re: December 2013 Assignment - Submissions

Postby Gordon Laing » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:26 pm

New Year's Eve, Reykjavik-style!

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Reykjavik New Year's Eve by Cameralabs, on Flickr

One of my favourite photos of 2013 was taken just one second into the New Year while I was watching the chaotic fireworks display in Reykjavik, Iceland! This is not a composite image, it's a single exposure which illustrates the variety and quantity of fireworks going off in every direction! I took it with a Panasonic Lumix GX1 and 7-14mm lens. The exposure here was six seconds at f14 and a sensitivity of 160 ISO, the lowest for the GX1. Since the fireworks were filling the sky, I zoomed a bit wider as the night went on, shooting this one at 10mm for a 20mm equivalent field of view. You can find out more about the shot in a post I wrote on facebook here.
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