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    Posted: 17 June 2007 at 12:38
Hello Dyxum friends,
This is the second Dyxum Photographic Assignment, the topic is Getting Closer

The general rules can be found at here.

now, here is your task!

you will get closer to one of your frequent subjects. But the reason you didn't get closer before must be that either you are scared or embarrased in some way, or you haven't thought of going closer to that subject before. You will challenge yourself to get closer to it! I suggest you use wider lenses than usual to get fine compositions. Note that its forbidden to do cropping in PP. You have to compose only in the viewfinder!

From this point those taking part in our Assignments can choose their own sequence of completion, but a pass in your "current" assignment is needed before moving to your next choice.


NOTE: If you want to set yourself a personal challenge, you can still do them in the numbered order -- the prizemoney
does not increase, but the satisfaction when finished will be greater.


NBB: For something new on this subject to look at check out this guy. Only in New York could someone do this stype of street photography. Real in your face. Bruce Gilden. This was initially found and posted by cjc181166.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2007 at 21:14
Interesting, maybe I have to sneek up on someone downtown with my 16Fish:)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2007 at 22:56
First one out.

I usually use tele when shoting unknown people, here I used my 16Fish.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2007 at 12:43
Nice shot Maffe. I would say that you pass this challenge, going from tele to 16 mm. Were you embarrased? On the other hand you made a good choise of picking a victim since the king's guard is not allowed to speak. He couldn't really argue when you asked him if you could take his portrait, could he. You sneaky ......!

Btw, some worthless information, the bayonette on the guards rifle is so cool, we had those when I did a week of guarding the castle, if you drop the knife, point down, it penetrates a swedish 5-krona coin. It's really heavy and sharp.

Now I'm going out to fight my fears to get a shot for this stage

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2007 at 13:13
i love this shot maffe:) its so close, and the perspective really puts the solider forward. You couldnt have doen this with a tele, it wouldnt be the same!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2007 at 13:29
He is either standing on an elevated platform - or he is really tall - or those are toy cars in the background!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2007 at 15:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2007 at 00:20
@Swede66:
I know it was a little cowardly to shot a Royal guard, but all the street musicans had left town for the day (was out to late).

@Bob Janes:
The guard stand on a little platform on a wall, so no toy cars:)

@Rosie:
I have some problems with my host, try reaload in a couple of minute and it will work.

Glad I past the "Class" :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2007 at 16:35
OK just to bump this one up again:

"Midsummer Girl"


85/1.4 under 1m from the kid, candid shot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2007 at 07:41
thanks maffe! i think this assignment turned out too hard for everyone:(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2007 at 07:48
I can go shoot for it now - whoo hoo!!! LOL ;P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2007 at 13:23
Originally posted by Turerkan Turerkan wrote:

thanks maffe! i think this assignment turned out too hard for everyone:(

Yes, it's not easy to change your habits :) For instance I usually shoot flowers with a beercan or a big beercan or at least my 50/1.7, but for this assignment I put my 28/2.8 on the body and went for walk-about (this was the only lens I took, to avoid any temptation ;)). The funny thing is that this lens is "normal" (focal length nearly the same as sensor diagonal) and despite this it was not easy to use it for the photos I wanted to get. Generally I have to say that this assignment was (in fact still is - I intend to redo it) a very valuable exercise for me.

Now it's time to present one of the shots I took (others are still being post-processed):


(Minolta 28/2.8, f2.8, 1/400s, ISO200, -0.7EV)

BTW, the mouse I posted some time ago (in my "cat's evil play" thread) was also taken with this lens (distance to the mouse was about 30cm - couldn't get any closer ;)).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2007 at 13:32
wow.. the WA perspective and WA bokeh gave the shot a unique dizziness (i'm getting this with my 28/2 close ups too, and its bokeh is even funkier)

for me the colors and the sharpness of the center flower opposed to soft details distributed around the frame make it a nice and unique picture. I like it a lot:) and reminded me about i should get more closeups with my 28.. but hey, i recently got a sig 50 mac, and a 90 mac is on the way! so the 28 will loose the close up priority for some time:)

no need to say you passed the class;)
i should prepare the next stage now..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2007 at 13:44
3rd assignment online! at here.
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