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Topic Closed(Entries) DPC #282 "Home office" - Event Date: 19 April 2020 - 19 May 2020

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Direct Link To This Post Calendar Event: (Entries) DPC #282 "Home office"
    Posted: 19 April 2020 at 15:58
Dear Dyxumers,

We are living in a very strange times, to put it mildly. Human race is imprisoned at home and basic human freedoms and rights are taken away from us. We are being told what we can and what we can not do as if we are punished for doing something wrong. This has never happened before in human history and certainly not at this scale where most of population of our planet is locked down. Whatever force is doing this is certainly the enemy of humanity...
As we are locked down at our homes some of us are forced to do our work from home. As per suggestion of our Mirek (MiPr) for the topic of this DPC I am inviting you to share your "Home office" images whatever line of work you do. "Home office" is just a title for your place of work.


@@ "Working from home"

Sony DSLR-A580, DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA, f4.5, 1/60s, 35mm, ISO200.

Good luck,


Each entry has to be preceded by two 'at' symbols (@@) and a title in plain text (i.e. avoid using any BB-codes) so that the automatic process we use can recognize an entry and pick it up. Exif information should also be included. Please use the following template to make sure you include all of the relevant information in a suitable format:

@@ photo title
[IMG]link to the photo[/IMG]
Shutter speed:
Focal length:
Filters and such:

Entries which do not follow the above requirement will be discarded. Please remember also to get familiar with the Specific Rules section below.


This DPC closes on 19/5/2020


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 committee 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 A-Mount or E-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
  • For each entry following information should be provided:
    • Title (which must be preceded by the "@@" marker),
    • Camera model,
    • lens brand/model,
    • In case of film cameras - type/brand/speed of a film used,
    • EXIF info (not mandatory in case of film cameras): ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture, EV compensation, focal length (for zooms),
    • info about any special filters/converters.
  • Photos should be in an easy viewable size - no more than 1024x900 pixels (if they are bigger they will be automatically downsized by the forum app),
  • No extra textures or objects that were not present during shooting should be added. Generally the stress is on photography not on post-processing, although we accept some slight modifications like added vignetting or HDR. If you have any doubts ask the organizer of the contest by PM.
  • Images containing nudity, violence or and any kind of provocative subjects are not allowed.
Photos which flagrantly break the above rules will not be considered when selecting finalists.

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 (the longer 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: 23 April 2020 at 02:19
@@ The Dawg House

Camera: Sony SLT-A99V
Lens: Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8
F-stop: f/8
Shutter speed: 4 sec.
ISO: 200
EV: 0
Focal length: 28mm
Flash: no
Filters and such: no
Film: n/a
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2020 at 14:55
@@Ready for my meeting!

Camera: Sony SLT-A99V
Lens: Minolta AF 28mm f/2
F-stop: f/9
Shutter speed: 1/60sec
ISO: 400
EV: +0.7
Focal length: 28mm
Flash: yes, bounce
Filters and such: no
Film: n/a
I detest bugs, especially spiders.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2020 at 13:36

A7iii + Voigtlander 2.8/40 Heliar
1/30 f/8 ISO1000
"take life as it is, not as you want it to be"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2020 at 23:14

Camera: A99ii
Shutter speed:1/8
Focal length:35
Filters and such:n/a
Film:LR from Raw
Want to know more about Fred_S? Just click!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2020 at 19:36
@@ The Retirees Lock Down Home Office contents.

Camera: Sony a7ii
Lens: Sony FE 90 2.8 Macro
F-stop: f2.8
Shutter speed: 1/100th
ISO: 160
Focal length:90mm

Edited by Jack - 15 May 2020 at 11:49

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