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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2010 at 15:04
That's a pass Stinus, the sun flare adds a nice bonus to the picture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dudger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2010 at 19:42
Heres my 1st attempt at this one - hope its not too busy for the desired affect ? - shot today - slightly straightened and therefore cropped plus autolevels brightened the sky - hope thats not cheating.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2010 at 20:44
@Dudger: Dave, I think you have answered your own question. Technically, it's a silhouette, but the assignment reads: 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.

All the detail in the structure distracts from the outline and keeps the image from taking on the "idealistic" and "simplistic" qualities expected for a pass. Please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dudger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2010 at 22:17
Yep, Understood.
I also took this today at a different location - also slightly straightened and therefore cropped - had a lot to do to get rid of the fact that my sensor is filthy, and levels sorted the fact that my longer lens is pretty poor - hope it manages 'idealistic and simplistic' - if not then its probably me thats a bit simple

Edit = Oops - needs more PS work on the mucky sensor - Sorry...



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2010 at 22:36
@Dudger: That's a pass. You have quite a few clipped highlights in the clouds. A lower exposure would have worked better for you here. Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dudger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2010 at 00:14
Thanks Brian
I think ill work on it a bit in PS and replace the dodgy version (Thats why i didnt post it as my first attempt) - tho i have to say i prefer the Pit head as an image
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvsanchez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 07:37
here's my attempt(s)

#1 Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego, California, at sunset


EXIF: f/8; 1/200; 200 ISO; 18mm; A200; multi-seg metering


#2 Detail of the pylons supporting said pier
(this is not a crop of #1... it's a separate picture)


EXIF: f/8; 1/500; 200 ISO; 120mm; A200; multi-seg metering
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 08:00
Vincent

#1 is a definite pass and is a good shot (it may have benefited by having the horizon either higher or lower); #2 is also a pass but I like it less because it is not so well composed.

You may move on to your next choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote goldsmid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2010 at 13:16
Below is my submission for this assignement. THoughts?


ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 10.0
Focal Length: 100mm
No Cropping, Little adjustment


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2010 at 17:00
@goldsmid: Very effective silhouette. That's a pass. Perhaps you could share how you set this up. Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote goldsmid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2010 at 17:43
I am glad you like the shot and it is a pass. It is actually a found shot and it is not completely a set up. I went to a local Glass factory to see what I could capture and in their store found the following bird statues that hang on glasses:



At the entry of the store they had one of the statues sitting on a glass right in front of a light fixture with a white rectangular plastic shade. The shade had a great effect where it was bright in the middle and then became darker to the edges. I locked in my exposure metered off of the bright part of the light, crouched down to get an angle where the bird head was relatively in the center of the light, and then shot some test shots varying the exposure compensation. I adjusted until I got the desired balance of the bird silhouette and the glass edges showing up. I was shooting with the Sony 100mm Macro. The final shot was at 1/200s, 200 ISO, f/10, EV +2, 100mm, RAW, handheld. I increased the contrast slightly in the final picture, but there were no other edits.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote defi90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2010 at 18:32
Hi,
I think it's a weak try. I did it a couple of weeks ago looking for an other assignment and when I looked up I thought it would be perfect for this one...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2010 at 21:58
@defi90: I like the photo, Misi, but I'm not sure it works well for this assignment. Some similar entries have been turned back because the of the intricate detail in the subject (see my response to Dudger's first try above). The silhouette is also broken by the reflection off the top of the ascending girder. Please try again.

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Hi,
2nd try.

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