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Sorry just now getting back into the thick of things... been busy. Here's some quick comments.

Day 1
Digiton: Love the contrast!
Tafata: Nice candid portrait
Stormvogel: Nice night photo
Alex H: Happy holidays!
Revdocjim: Garden of the gods indeed!
Dopol: My favorite single malt!
Serdar: That salad makes me hungry! Nice contrast and color.
Rickztahone: Wow, nice 3D effect!

Day 2
Sydknee: Love it!
Digiton: Nice capture!
Petaar: Nice, high key image.
Darosa: Love that light on her face and the contrast.
Tigertimb: I really like it although there seems a little bit of motion blur that kind of distracts me.
Serdar: More yummy food. And wine!
Rhoel6: I really like the soft contrast on the "snowman".

Day 3
Sydknee: Again, Nice use of everyday subjects.
Jozioau: Nice use of wide aperture for selective focus
Bartman: That sucks. But the photo is well done.
alanfrombangor: I really like the contrast. It gives a nice dramatic mood.
Jonas A-R: Very nice capture and nice toning.
Darosa: Nice perspective
Serdar: I guess my bias is showing but I love these food photos!

I'll look at the rest tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonas A-R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 06:28
Originally posted by jamesmd jamesmd wrote:

Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:


jamesmd: is that a composit?


No sir , here is the setup with quite a rudimentary lighting system


Cool. Thanks for sharing. Somehow the out-of-focus lamp stand tricks my brain. It (the brain) wants it to be as much in focus as the shoe, but I can see now why it is not

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bartman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 08:30
Originally posted by Stormvogel Stormvogel wrote:


Bartman: So the last off autumn you have in a picture, maybe F 2.8 was better for the sharpness and maybe closer but that fifty cannot so very close. But a nice impression!


I think they survived in the shelter/warmth of papa-tree. Indeed, this was the closest I good get with the min50/1.4. I made also a photo with CZ16-80 at F4, but - of course - that is beyond this challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bartman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 08:40
Originally posted by Wilu Wilu wrote:

Originally posted by Gert van den Bosch Gert van den Bosch wrote:

Wilu, Feels like I am on the North pole, I really like this picture. I attended a show from one of the most famous artists from your country a few days ago. Stephan Eicher.
I love his music and saw him already three times.
cool! i like his music, too. funny thing is: he's swiss german but has many french songs and was/is very successful in France. i think he even was famous in France before he became in Switzerland...


Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Wilu: Very weird and disturbing with that glowing ball.
Originally posted by bartman bartman wrote:

Wilu: Great photo! Elaborate set up. But also a very good composition. I must have enjoyed making this one.
hm, opinions seem to differ about this one. persononally, i think a light orb is in general a very "calm" subject to place in a landscape. but in this case i have to agree with alanfrombangor that even the calm sphere is the most disquiet part of the image. that said, i think the composition wouldn't really work without it.
as to the set up: all you need are some LEDs, a cable and a battery box (preferably with a on/off switch). long tutorial, short tutorial. this guy has some stunning images (starting to get interersting in the middle of the video).
i'm not quite playing in the same league, but here are some samples of mine: april foolishness, one with aurora borealis,


thank you for your comment. You can get stunning photos with this technique!
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:


@Alex H Day 5: Wonderful color and OOF here your lens shines!


It does shine, but it looks no different from any other good 50mm lens in this shot. It does not show the only thing that makes this lens somewhat unique...
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Originally posted by Stormvogel Stormvogel wrote:


Alex H: The red flowers and snow on them, nice bokeh and color. Good find.


Just outside my apartment building. It is sometimes good just to look around the place You live. No need to go far to find interesting things to shoot (which I do too often - go too far). Thanks!
 



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Alex H: Happy holidays!


Happy holidays to you too!
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Originally posted by marcin.warmuz marcin.warmuz wrote:


Now onto Day 5 (whew )

Alex H - I have a soft spot for these kinds of shots, they make me think: "is that the winter came early or rather spring?"


This is the "third" category - the SURVIVOR!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 12:16
First of all, Thanks for all comments and remarks in general and specifically on my shots.
There seem to be a jinx on these challenges. An empty agenda fills quickly direct after the start.

This morning I picked out day 4 to comment on all shots.
It's an impressive collection. Thanks all for joining this challenge.

AND NOW

Jozioau Nice ambiance. Hope you were able to read the book
sydknee Strawberries. The only thing my jealous mind is able to produce is: You didn;t follow th rule of thirds
Wilu Nice selective coloring (I assume) producing a pleasant picture to look at
jamesmd Nice idea and well worked out
digiton I've seen such layered art in wood. Glass is better, it allows you to see darker areas where there is more glass. You managed to capture this well
skoropeda I think you're glad your X-Mas tree stands. You must be missing the real X-mas snow though, don't you
mikey2000 I admit to have cheated this wk 50 challenge, just to prevent this kind of abstracts
Gert van den Bosch Nice picture of old dog wth busy door behind it
smcabott Another X-Mas based picture. I sense a theme here.
rickztahone Like the raindrops and outdoor feel of the shot
tafata counterfitter. I like the colors in the shot
Micholand PAtterns always give interesting shots
JamieZ Very funny. What was it?
Alex H How did you mange the square aperture? Like the effect
Kilkry A nice shot that might have benefitted from a graduate filter, to darken the sky a bit thus stressing the light
stormvogel Nice abstract Willem. Hope your eyes are well again
Peekoyah Somehow the colors seems odd. But the message is not. Hope they clean up things quickly.Seems the canal the water is pumped into, is almost full too.
darosa Fun shot. Makes me wonder how many you shot before there was one sharp enough with proper focus
bieomax Nice combination of steel, frost and leaves
pegelli Seems to have a X-mas feel too. Must have been tasting good. I'm always impressed with the make up of plates in restaurants (and in you home if it was you who produced this)
Robbie Nice one. The guy is really looking out for progress of any kind.
Jonas A-R wow, mivr shot. effect of the flash light painting adds a lot to the shot
alanfrombangor It's a nice shot. Why did you choose for B/W
petaar Well your lack of creativity somehow came together in this green creation. It's interesting
waldo-posth Somehow the tattoos make me feel she's only doing man's hair. Like the shot
marcin.warmuz Nice use of lensbaby: all the focus on the head
Tezzating And nice ones too. The B/W and grain add a lot to the picture that is good too.
bartman composition in blue. I hope you have interesting work, your view isn't
tigertimb kicked or frozen? at least it produced this nice photo
Macca The minimalistic X-mas view. Well done with the hearts to(did you lift the car after making the tracks?)
GlassEye No looks as a prelude to a scratch
Biggator And another X-mas impression. It's fun
KoBra64 well, it worked out well I must say
Bob J Had to read that caption 3 times before I started to understand. On the shot I like the model to be heavy out of focus.
glassesofwater From today's X-mas impressions I like this one the best
ADub128 And it still looks warm enough to swim, but is probably optcal illusion.
Serdar A Well If I'm honest I'm attracted to pegelli's meal more. . .
VictorMeldrew It seems that the desparation shots contain much more X-Mas scenes in wk50 challenge then in April-Foolishness. I wonder why
ifreedman I really hope your camera unfroze in the mean time. It doesn't look that it died with an impressive last breath
calpon I'm impressed with your experimental sacrifice and I hope it helps you during the coming dark X-mas days
Frankie Lee Very colorful and very surprising you still have and use a casette recorder. Had to explain the concepts of casettes to my chldren.
mhtrang I have no adea what I'm looking at, but it looks nice and warm
revdocjim It looks as if it is Outoffocusxmasthingy day
rhoel6 It certainly looks funny.
PeterTheJet Talking about X-Mas period creativity, this one stand a real chance to win
greek_alphaI read the text on what it is. Better not show this shot to the people that have to drink it.
Wallendo a nice cosy picture
pnaciona Your team mates look very similar and somehow reminds of things I've seen lately
Be yourself, there are enough others Comment yourself there are enough interested readers
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


Alex H How did you mange the square aperture? Like the effect


Domien, this was one of the very few lenses that natively has square aperture   
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Nice abstract Willem. Hope your eyes are well again


Thank you every day I see a little sharper, so far so good.
To bad I need reading glasses now.

Also thanks to all the others who comment my pictures.

I put seven in so my week is ready and it was a joy full week.

And so many are still here at the end.

Best regards Willem.
All ways in a good mood here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bartman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 13:34
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

First of all, Thanks for all comments and remarks in general and specifically on my shots.
There seem to be a jinx on these challenges. An empty agenda fills quickly direct after the start.

This morning I picked out day 4 to comment on all shots.
It's an impressive collection. Thanks all for joining this challenge.


I do agee with this statement.

BTW, Dopol, my work is quite interesting (and filling my agenda). So is the view from this window when I look a down and not up.
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Serdar A Well If I'm honest I'm attracted to pegelli's meal more. . .

I think the salads are more photogenic that soups due to their colorful nature. Nevertheless, the guy on the left used to eat stuff like what was on Pieter's plate, the one on the right doesn't . And of those two, my wife is attracted to the one on the right more.
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Thanks for the comments on mine. Most of them were opportunistic/around the house kind of shots, but dealing with sick kids all week hasn't left me with much time for anything else.

Some comments for Days 1-3:

Day 1

sydknee - "Christmas Lily" - A very pretty flower. My Day 1 shot also included a Christmas Lily.   
Stormvogel - Another nice early morning shot Willem. I like this type of shot a lot.
@darosa - WOW!   
Wilu - "Thawing" - Beautiful scene, from my perspective anyhow.
@Wallendo - Great minds think alike I guess.
pegelli - "Lonely evening walker" - I like the scene and reflections.

Day 2

bieomax - "Moor-ning" - Lovely shot.
@mikey2000 - a neat shot in spite of the technical difficulties. Nice save.
Jonas A-R - "Copenhagen power station" - Nice light - everything looks glowy.
marcin.warmuz - "Cold War 2" - Interesting shot - definitely has that feel to it.
@Wilu - I will not be telling the kiddies that version of the story.

@Biggator

Day 3

@tigertimb - I like the shot, wish I had done something similar to commemorate the day.
bartman - "Tire and pushpin" - Too bad about the tire but I like the composition.
Shu'Gi - "Ice" - Nice abstract shot.
KoBra64 - "Stars" - I like the peek of the surroundings provided by the reflections in the puddle.
Kilkry - "Good morning" - Something about this I really like...the hint of warmth peeking through...
pnaciona - "Pulled Pork Sandwich" - That makes me hungry! Lots of nice food shots in the challenge so far actually.
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