February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

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 Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:41 pm

Savlet
0
No votes
jgcparker46
0
No votes
Bjorn van Sinttruije
0
No votes
janern
0
No votes
oldCarlos
0
No votes
mikeroch
0
No votes
kimchi
0
No votes
4xxxx
0
No votes
matthiasmesser
6
86%
warth man
0
No votes
mirageii
1
14%
 
Total votes : 7

February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:52 am

Hi folks, and welcome to February's assignment. Given we only had four entries in January, this may well be the last assignment in its current form. If you happen to have some good ideas for firing up activity for the assignment, let us know in the comments and questions thread or send me a PM.

This month's theme was suggested by Chopper: A photo starting with the letter 'S'. It could be anything, so long as the main theme or subject of the photo starts with the letter 'S'.
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 in 2014 or during the last six months of 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. Submissions will close at midnight GMT on February 28th 2014, after which you can vote for your favorite entry. Good luck!
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby Savlet » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 pm

Here's my entry already:

S is for Sparrow…

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Sparrowire by Savlet, on Flickr

Camera: Lumix GX1 with 100-300mm lens
214mm, F5.1, 1/4000, ISO 800

Regards,

Sarah
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Lenses: Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5.6, Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f4-5.6 and Samyang 7.5mm f3.5
with adapter: Nikon 50mm f1.8 and Tamron 24mm f2.5
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby jgcparker46 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:54 am

S is for stupid, stealing, selfish, scavenging......seagull!
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DSC_0362_346 by JParkerD3200, on Flickr
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:32 pm

S is for ...

Shots and smiles. Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, 2014
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Leica M9-P
Leica 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 (somehow my EXIF says f/2.8, but I'm sure I was shooting at f/1.4, the lighting was really dim in this corner of the restaurant)
1/25th
ISO 2500

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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby janern » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:31 pm

I have a triple S for you:

Slow shutter speed

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 17-40L @ 17mm
360 sec
f/6.3
400 ISO
PP: Distortion correction, stamped out loads of hot pixels
Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby oldCarlos » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:18 pm

Squirrel with a scabby nose.

Shot in woodland in fairly deep shade, but with a bit of light striking through.

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Grey squirrel by Carl B.1, on Flickr

Nikon D800E & 200-400mm lens
1/640 sec
f/6.3
400 mm
ISO 2800
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SOL ...... giver of life

Postby mikeroch » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:55 am

SOL ...... giver of life. No wonder the Ancients worshiped it!

It's still happening too, in the middle of the day you can almost hear the tourists sizzling as they cook in the sun! On Assignment, is it a gonner? I fear so ... 20th of the month and only 6 entries. To mis-quote from T.S. Elliot's 'The Hollow Men' This is the way On Assignment ends, Not with a bang but a whimper.

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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby kimchi » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:02 pm

Sleeping
Mandalay, Burma

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myanmar -1110980 by http://www.flickr.com/people/53061745@N02/, on Flickr

Panasonic G3 | 1/60s | ISO160
Olympus 9-18mm @ 12mm | f/4.7
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby 4xxxx » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:58 am

Sun Sea and Surfing taken 20th Jan, I’ve been looking for something different for “S” and couldn't find a subject to post.

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Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens and focal length: Nikon 18-200mm VR II @ 200mm
Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Sensitivity: ISO 200 & -0.7EV
Post processing: Elements 11, Crop & levels adjustment



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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby matthiasmesser » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:36 pm

Startrails above St.Saviours Church in Tetbury, UK

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Nikon D800
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8
30s @ f/4
100 Exposures overlayed in Photoshop CS6
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby warth man » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:21 pm

Slater Bridge, Little Langdale, English Lake District. I got a quick walk in between downpours.

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Slater Bridge by warth man, on Flickr

D600
Nikkor 35mm f2D
f8
1/320
ISO 2000
0 EV
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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby mirageii » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:08 pm

Smokin'

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Smokin by mirageII, on Flickr

Not toting the DSLR much these days, been playing with some EOS 30 and Pentax MES/MX film cams but when out at night you can't beat the old iPhone :wink:

iPhone 4s (Hipstamatic 265)
Aperture f/2.4
Exposure 1/17 sec
Focal Length 4.3 mm (FF equiv of 35mm)
ISO Speed 400
Software Jimmy Lens, BlacKeys SuperGrain Film, No Flash
Canon EOS 400D, EF-S 18-55mm, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 MK I, EF-S 10-22mm, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 135 f/2L USM
Canon 430EX II, Manfrotto 055CXPRO3, Arca Swiss P0
Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Canon EOS 30/33 and Pentax MX/ME Super
Rollei 35S

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Re: February 2014 Assignment (the last one?)

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:24 am

It's March 22nd, which means the poll has ended and I can announce this month's winner! Not many votes were cast, but almost all of them went to matthiasmesser, congratulations Mathias!

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