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Direct Link To This Post Calendar Event: DPC #151 "Cold Colours"
    Posted: 10 April 2012 at 20:28
Dear Dyxumers,

Previously we had various colour themes in DPC (e.g. "Colour Yellow", "Colour Red", "Warm Colours") but so far we had no "Cold Colours" in here. If you wonder what the "cold colour" is then please take a look e.g. in here. So, the shot can be anything you want but it must be in cold colours. Please note that no cheating is allowed, i.e. the cold colours cannot be added in PP (so no playing with white balance).

For example:

Cold Colours

? + ?, f?, ?s, ISO ?, ?EV

Good luck,


When posting your entry please remember to:
  • give the photo its own, superb, unique title,
  • provide info about camera and lens used (in case of film cameras - info about film used),
  • provide "EXIF info": ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture, EV compensation, lens focal length (not mandatory in case of film cameras),
  • info about any special filters/converters.
Photos without this information will not be considered when selecting finalists.


This DPC closes on May, 10th at around 21:00 CET.


Please let me remind that the winner will be awarded with the Golden Dyxum Patch

which will be sent to him for free. It should be noted that this award was only possible because of Confusedapollo's hard work and commitment.


General rules and intent
The main purpose of the Dyxum Photo Contest is to share our images in an effort to present ourselves as photographers. At the same time we hope that we will share our comments and experiences with each other so each of us can benefit and improve our photographic skills.

DPC is opened twice a month and all registered users are invited to participate. Each DPC is opened for approximately one month. After DPC is closed a commitee consisting of moderators/administrators and some invited Dyxum members will select a list of 8 finalists (more or less). After that a new thread is opened presenting all finalists and asking Dyxmers to vote. This voting is also opened for one month, after which all votes are counted and a winner is announced (separate "DPC winner" thread is started).

Specific rules:
  • Only registered members of Dyxum.com can participate,
  • The pics must be taken with an A-Mount cameras (either film or digital),
  • Photos that have been winners or finalists in previous DPCs (or shots that are similar) are not eligible. Generally we encourage all participants to take shots specifically for the DPC instead of taking old shots from their repositories,
  • Only two entries per competition per member are accepted. Entries can be changed freely up to the closing time. If there will be more than two photos from a given Dyxumer the last two will be accepted as his/her entries
  • Each entry must be given a title (it is a must-have for voting purposes),
  • Images containing nudity, violence or and any kind of provocative subjects are not allowed,
  • Photos should be in an easy viewable size (many users are on 1280x1024 or even 1024x768 screens). Photos should be no more than 900x600 pixels and we recommend using 700~800 pixels (the longer side),
  • No extra textures or objects have to be added that were not present during the shooting of the image. Generally: stress is on photography not on post-processing, although we accept some slight modifications like e.g. added vignetting.
  • Please state settings which the photo was taken with (ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture, EV compensation, focal length, and maybe a body and the lens used as well as any special filters/converters),

    Posting images
    Unfortunately Dyxum doesn't have sufficient web space to host images for the contest. Because of this each participant needs another hosting site for his/her images and to post them by entering the image URL in the post (surrounded by the appropriate tags). However if any Dyxumer would like to post to this competition anonymously or has no photo-hosting set up yet, he or she can email images as attachments, along with a suitable title to dyxum.dpc@googlemail.com (please send also a PM as gmail may treat the mail as spam). Please note that images bigger than 800 pixels (th elonger side) will be resized without any further post-processing. Please note also that we are using free email and third-party photo-hosting services for this and so can offer no guarantees this process, but the services we are using seem quite reliable. If you have any issues over postings not showing up a reasonable amount of time after mailing them to the account, please PM a relevant admin/moderator.

    The photos entered remain copyrighted by the original photographer, and by entering you are giving permission for the pic/s to be used on this site only. The winning shot may be used on the front page of the Dyxum.com website and in the DPC Hall of Fame. You will be contacted about any proposed subsequent promotional use on this site of your pic/s.

    Should you have any doubts or questions regarding the contest please do not hesitate to contact a member of the admin or moderator groups

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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2012 at 17:00
    Picking just two was really tough!

    Snowy Trail Over the River:

    A700 + 16-80Z @ 16mm, f/6.3, ISO800, 1/15s

    Voyaging Into the Cold:

    A700 + 16-80Z @ 16mm, f/9, ISO200, 1/60s

    *already changed my mind once.

    Edited by groovyone - 11 April 2012 at 17:05
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2012 at 19:29
    Skying on top of the Hintertuxer

    Sony A900, Minolta 28-70 f/2.8 G, 50 mm, f/11. ISO200, 1/500s, 5050K (as shot)

    Biking into the cold zone

    Konica Minolta 5D, Minolta 28-70 f/2.8 G, 60 mm, f/7.1, ISO800, 1/160s, 5100K (as shot minus 100K)

    Apologies for the fact these are old photo's (but reworked for this DPC)..second photo changed.

    Edited by MichelvA - 15 April 2012 at 17:06
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2012 at 21:55
    High Voltage

    a580, CZ 16-80 @16mm. ISO200, F8.0, 1/800s
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2012 at 04:48
    Kautz Creek

    A700, 16-80ZA, 1/500, f/16, ISO 100
    C & C always welcome,
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2012 at 05:57
    Blue and Silver.

    A77 Sony 100 mm 1/90 F13 400 iso 0 EV.

    Edited by Stormvogel - 28 April 2012 at 16:57
    All ways in a good mood here.

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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2012 at 08:43
    Edited in favor of a different picture.

    Edited by brian33 - 02 May 2012 at 16:01
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2012 at 18:00

    Trouble Found

    a850 | Minolta 28mm F2 | 20sec | F2 | ISO 320
    α850|KM 17-35 F2.8-4|M 28 F2|M 50 F1.4|M 85 F1.4|
    Website <- Plus links to my Facebook/Flickr/Twitter
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2012 at 20:27
    Shot with A77 - 16-50 2.8 @50m

    Exif: ISO 100, f 5.6, 1/25 sec. Developed in Lightroom - no pp apart from a crop & hilight priority (+20) vignette.

    First try - I hope this works.

    DSC00807.jpg by anagram4wander, on Flickr

    Life's cold colors fading

    Edited by anagram4wander - 16 April 2012 at 22:33
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2012 at 22:49
    1. Bridge

    A450, Tamron 17-50@50, 0.8secs, f9, -0.3EV, ISO200

    2. Scottish and Newcastle

    A450, Tamron 55-200@200, 0.2sec, f5.6, -0.7EV, ISO200
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2012 at 15:21

    a550 + sigma10-20mm @f/22, 0.8sec, iso200
    ....it's all about timing
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2012 at 21:20
    Glass abstract

    DSC02981 por Skoropada, en Flickr

    A700 + Minolta 100 mm f/2.8 macro
    1/40s | f/2.8 | ISO 400
    Gabriel Skoropada
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2012 at 13:44
    1. a700, CZ 16-80mm @ 30mm, f13, 1/200, ISO 200.

    Schliersee by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

    2. a900, CZ 24-70mm @ 70mm, f11, 1/800, ISO 200.

    Playing fetch in the surf, Airey's Inlet by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2012 at 17:13
    Cattle Convict #9697

    a500 + 30 f2.8 macro @ 1/500sec f8 iso400; raw conversion experiment with Photivo

    Douche of a Dowitcher

    a500 + 600 f4 apo HS @ 1/1000sec f7.1 iso800; Capture One 5 + Gimp

    Edited by pdeley - 19 April 2012 at 18:11
    a450, a500, a65, a7, 700si & other 35 mm bodies, Sig 15-30, sam 30 2.8 macro, Pentax 40 2.8 pan, Sig 70 f2.8 macro, Vivi 90 f2.8 macro, Mino 100-400 apo, 300 f4, 500 f8, 600 f4
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