March 2014 Assignment

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 Apr 22, 2014 4:21 pm

warth man
0
No votes
snakker
1
8%
JeepnDave
2
17%
oldCarlos
1
8%
Jiko
1
8%
4xxxx
0
No votes
mikeroch
2
17%
Savlet
1
8%
daisy
0
No votes
maxjj
2
17%
Symtex
1
8%
sunil pandey
1
8%
Sunil.G
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 12

March 2014 Assignment

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:46 pm

APRIL 4TH - The poll is up, time to vote!
Sorry for putting the poll up late, I have had a crazy week.



Hi folks, and welcome to March's assignment. Last month's assignment drew 11 entries, let's try keeping the upward trend going.

This month's theme in my own choice: Open. Open to any interpretation. :wink:

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 March 2014 or during 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 Comments and Questions thread.
6. Submissions will close at midnight GMT on March 31st 2014, after which you can vote for your favorite entry. Good luck!
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby warth man » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:38 am

I'll start the ball rolling with one I took yesterday afternoon. It was taken from Wordsworth point on Ullswater where I had just arrived to check out the daffodils (not far out of the ground and only a few beginning to bud). I saw a glint in the air down the lake and it was this RAF trainer flying up the valley. I had to change settings pretty quickly but got half a dozen shots, of which this was the first and the one I liked best. The aircraft was against the hillside to the left for the rest. The misty edge to the slope coming down from the right is as photographed.

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RAF at play by warth man, on Flickr

Nikon D600, aperture priority
24-85mm f3.5-4.5 VR at 85mm
1/1250
f8
ISO 200
-2/3 EV
Straightened and some lighting tweaks in PP
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby snakker » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:08 pm

Hello, this is officially my first post on the forum. It's an upclose portrait of a squirrel, I thought it would be appropriate as the prize of the contest is a wildlife ebook. Enjoy!

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Gear used: Canon EOS T3 Rebel + EF-S 55-250mm IS II

Settings: 250mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/400s
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby JeepnDave » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 pm

Image

Taken March 9th 2014 with Canon 70D and 600mm lens.
1/1250, f4.0, ISO 100
The final image has been cropped.
Last edited by JeepnDave on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby oldCarlos » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:10 pm

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Up periscope! by Carl B.1, on Flickr

Cropped, sharpened slightly & frame added.
Image btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!
Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby Jiko » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:13 pm

Open Pore

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM
F8
ISO 3200
1/100 sec

A Lakewood guitar seen on the Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby 4xxxx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:14 am

Unusual for me to get up at 1/4 to 5 but I wanted to capture surfers on a 3m surf and I came across 20 + phototogs shooting the sunrise. Taken 15/3.

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Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens and focal length: Nikon 18-200mm VR II @ 90mm
Aperture: f5.3
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Sensitivity: ISO 200 & -0.7EV
Post processing: Elements 11, Straighten, resize

Although a jpeg, I adjusted it in camera raw and decided to leave it as shot with natural sunrise colours and shadows.


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CATALOGUE EDGE MARKINGS

Postby mikeroch » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:35 am

Toying with a thick catalogue of tools and equipment I feathered the colour-coded pages and was rather pleased by the effect.

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Canon Powershot G10. Macro. ISO100 1/60th @ f8
PP: Dodge and clean up. Downsize to 800Pix
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby Savlet » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:04 pm

Tree Climb to Heaven:
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Taken with my Lumix GX1 and Lumix 12-35mm lens:
12mm, f11, 1/25, ISO 200
The exposure in the top half of the frame has been enhanced for a heavenly appeal.

Regards,

Sarah
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SMILING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

Postby daisy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:13 am

This stack of clay items in a roadside shop in Sri Lanka are actually pot bases with a space beneath for lighting a fire. The village people use them in preference to expensive bottled gas or kerosene stoves. The potter just happens to have stacked them in a way that makes these smiley faces .... despite being imprisoned!

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Samsung Galaxy S2 phone on max resolution
PP: Crop, adjust saturation, contrast, sharpen. re-size to 1000pix
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby maxjj » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:31 pm

Lucky Bay Le Grande National Park WA.
My son opened the car door the second we stopped and raced off into the surf. Tried to capture the moment.
EXIF details on flickr, just click on picture

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Lucas at Lucky Bay Le Grande National Park by maxjj, on Flickr
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby Symtex » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:57 pm

here's my submission for this assignment. A Canada goose showing off its bling

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Canon T2i (550D)- Tamron 17-50 F2.8 Non-VC, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM, Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4.5-F5.6
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby sunil pandey » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:01 pm

Colorful festival of india called "HOLI"
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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby Sunil.G » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:26 pm

Reunion.. Granfathers Million Dollor smile says it all

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Re: March 2014 Assignment

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:28 pm

Thanks for voting guys! This month we have three (!) winners, congrats to all!
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