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    Posted: 01 January 2010 at 13:38
Basic Assignment #5 Shape/Outline/Silhouette


Silhouettes draw attention to the outline and overall shape of an object because there is little or no detail displayed of the object itself. They can be very dramatic due to high contrast between the object and whatever it is silhouetted on, but they can be very subtle also.

Assignment: Take a picture that accentuates the outline of a person or object, try to create an extra impact by making the shot idealistic, simplistic and perfectly executed.


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The general rules for the assignments are as follows :

- clean slate, all old assignments will be locked (over time as the new ones are created)
- no mining, shots must be specifically taken for the assignment (we trust you )
- only one assignment at the time. Once started you can only take the next assignment after having passed.
- one dimension crop and minor straightening allowed (to allow different aspect ratios, but dont crop in both directions)
- max 2 pics per post/try
- you can do the assignments in any order, and repeated as many times as you want
- at least one moderators or admin will comment on every post and determine fail/pass. This might include general C&C as well.
- all members of Dyxum can also leave comments on the shots posted
- id of members that passed will be kept in a "pass post"
- specifically good pictures or good examples of assignment passes will be kept in a new "assignment gallery"
- instructions for specific assignments will generally stay as is (and we'll have to write new ones for new assignments).
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Edited by pegelli - 16 January 2010 at 21:01
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfgerb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2010 at 18:39
Im in the mood today, so I try this one also:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2010 at 07:26
Wolfger, I'm going to be tough on you and don't give you a pass on this one. I think you got the basics right and the person, rope bridge and tree all tell the right story without showing any detail, however in the assignment we also want you to create extra impact by making it
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

idealistic, simplistic and perfectly executed.

The branches it the top cutting through the main safety ropes and the stray ones peeping in from the bottom take (in my mind) away the simplicity and perfect execution. Hope you don't mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfgerb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2010 at 11:59
No, I dont mind Pegelli
Ill give it another try.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2010 at 06:42
I think this is a pass for you outback88. Even though you cannot see any details in the silhouette it's perfectly clear what we're looking at, and the pattern in the background helps "frame" the environment. For the rest nothing that doesn't belong in the frame is there to distract the viewer. I might have pointed the shot a little bit down/right to have the tail of the left bird further from the border and the left empty space a tiny bit smaller, but that's more a matter of taste than a real comment or critique. Looking forward to your next assignment contributions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote outback88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2010 at 09:48
Pegelli - thanks for taking the time to check this one out.

Cheers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2010 at 21:48
My submissions for this assignment. I have included three shots to illustrate that I understand this task. I, unfortunately, don't yet know how to embed Exif data so have included it manually: Sorry. Hope they're okay. Ian.

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Thank you for your consideration.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2010 at 08:31
@Berean, one of the rules is max 2 pictures per try, but we won't hold that against you.

First some technical comments:
1: you've got a dust spot on your sensor, 1/3 from left very near the top edge
2: there's some kind of a blue streak coming from the top of the roof, pointing up ~60 deg. Any idea what it is, some kind of atmospheric phenomena or is it the result from some PP?
3: same dust spot as #1

For me both 1 and 2 are a pass, both are nicely executed, no distractions from the main subject and especially #1 has a great mood and colors.

#3 I have more trouble with, and that's due to the dark but still visible field behind the fence. It's too dark to be interesting and kind of muddles a large part of the fence silhouette. It might have worked if you would have taken a much lower standpoint, so the field only became a small stripe and not a broad more than 1/3 of the frame area.

Looking forward to see more assignments from you, you're really into it it seems
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2010 at 10:07
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@Berean, one of the rules is max 2 pictures per try, but we won't hold that against you

Apologies, pegelli: Another instance of not reading the rules properly!

1: you've got a dust spot on your sensor, 1/3 from left very near the top edge

I know how to remove this, but for some reason can't in PS at the moment. I need to look into this.
2: there's some kind of a blue streak coming from the top of the roof, pointing up ~60 deg. Any idea what it is, some kind of atmospheric phenomena or is it the result from some PP?

I'd like to say that I'd captured some meteorological phenomena, but it would be an untruth and it's simply a case of poor PP

For me both 1 and 2 are a pass, both are nicely executed, no distractions from the main subject and especially #1 has a great mood and colors

Thank you and I'll now complete the last assignment.

#3 I have more trouble with, and that's due to the dark but still visible field behind the fence. It's too dark to be interesting and kind of muddles a large part of the fence silhouette

I see your point, and will attempt a retake in the near future to eradicate the muddling.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfgerb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 22:25
Another try with this one:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 22:54
Nice one wolfger and a pass for me. Lots of mood with the flaring lamp, motion blur on the hand and the headphone puts the whole scene in context. Only minor nit is the coinciding hand with microphone stand but don't let that stop you enjoying your next assignment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfgerb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 23:21
Thanx Pegelli, the mic-stand also is my only concern. the stage was setup for a lot of different acts with tons of equipment around, so there was no way of gettinga a better background for the shot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2010 at 22:41
Here is a pic taken both for this assignment and for our club comp with the theme "Nude" so with that sayed I like cc from both point of wiev, is someone wish to leave a comment at all of course   

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