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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2014 at 13:07
I took this last weekend while leaning out of a boat speeding through a canal in Bangkok. The aim being to get a sense of the water rushing past by getting close to the water. The discomfort factor is fairly obvious. In fact this was the last of 3 photos - I called a halt at this point because the inevitable happened & I got a splash of water on the camera. No harm done.

Here is the photo:

You can find the EXIF here, but the summary is:
Make                            : SONY
Camera Model Name               : SLT-A58
Orientation                     : Horizontal (normal)
Software                        : DxO Optics Pro 9.5.1
Exposure Time                   : 1/200
F Number                        : 7.1
Exposure Program               : Program AE
ISO                             : 100
Date/Time Original              : 2014:07:26 12:47:41
Metering Mode                   : Multi-segment
Flash                           : Off, Did not fire
Focal Length                    : 18.0 mm
Lens Model                      : DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

I cropped a few pixels from the left of frame (only) to get rid of a bit of building.
EDIT: That should be right of frame not left.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 July 2014 at 11:23
@Atom Ant: Nicely (and bravely) done, Tony! The challenge of the assignment has clearly been met. As an advanced assignment, we expect to see a good image as well and you have managed that end of the assignment as well. I like the sense of motion that you were able to achieve with the water, the slightly disorienting tilt, and the receding perspective created by the lines of the boat and wharf. That's a pass.

Cheers... Brian

P.S. With this entry, you become only the second person to have passed all of the new assignments! Congratulations!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 August 2014 at 04:01
Thanks Brian - I'm really chuffed!

And thanks to you & the other judges for all your feedback.

Now I'm sure we have a bottle of Champagne somewhere...


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Getting closer to Miles, the friendly horse!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2014 at 14:04
@clk230: If the horse had not been "friendly", there might have been a challenge in getting the shot. We are not intending that this assignment put you (or your equipment) in a dangerous situation, but we do hope that the assignment will challenge you to attempt shots that might make you uncomfortable. For example, if you have equinophobia we would consider this a pass. If not, please try again.

Cheers... Brian

P.S. The 16mm focal length is a great start since it demonstrates the proximity of the subject.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2014 at 14:27
@bms44974: Brian you are spot on. Miles was very friendly and I was not uncomfortable being this close to him. I think in my enthusiasm in getting closer I may have overlooked the "uncomfortable" requirement. Not to worry!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2017 at 06:07
An opportunity arose recently to re-attempt this assignment.

I challenged myself to take some photographs while riding my bike on a velodrome in country Victoria, Australia. I've photographed plenty of bikes in the past but not while riding them. I was afraid of dropping the camera or falling off the bike or both. You can see from the shadow that to hold the camera securely with one hand and still be able to press the shutter button, I held it upside down. Even at 1/400s the tyre shows some motion blur. And in the end, no, I didn't fall off!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2017 at 13:09
@clk230: Not that I didn't believe you , but the shadow of you in riding position with camera in hand was a nice (if unintended) touch. That's a pass!

I know it is hard to hold a camera steady while riding, but a slower shutter speed would have added more motion blur and some drama.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2017 at 09:00
Thanks Brian, appreciate the advice about shutter speed too. Onto the next (last!) assignment then.

cheers James
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blue-Eyed Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2017 at 17:12
I had been wondering what on Earth I could do for this project and then my wife asked me to rustle up a few picture shelves for my son's bedroom. It seemed obvious then, that I should combine my two favourite hobbies; photography and woodwork! Not sure if it fits the brief as I have never photographed the subject before so it's certainly not a frequent subject, but I've never thought of getting close to the process either.


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A small bit of PP to up the contrast.


As above @ 1/4000s f/2.8 ISO800 40mm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2017 at 01:19
Blue-Eyed Monkey: With all the chips flying and a high-speed router bit whirling, I'm going to call that a pass!



That makes you the 4th member to complete all 15 Dyxum assignments.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2017 at 04:56

Well done Blue-Eyed Monkey. Congrats!

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blue-Eyed Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2017 at 05:29
Wow! Iím really chuffed!

Without sounding like an Oscarís acceptance speech, thanks very much to Dyxum for creating such a great place and to Brian for all of his helpful criticism. Without doubt, I am a better photographer than I started off and I really appreciate that.

Not sure what Iím going to to with my time now... where did I put that camera
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2017 at 12:00
Originally posted by Blue-Eyed Monkey Blue-Eyed Monkey wrote:

Wow! Iím really chuffed!

Without sounding like an Oscarís acceptance speech, thanks very much to Dyxum for creating such a great place and to Brian for all of his helpful criticism. Without doubt, I am a better photographer than I started off and I really appreciate that.

Not sure what Iím going to to with my time now... where did I put that camera


You know, Glen, there is no rule that says you can't take them on again

Or maybe we will have to come up with a few more (really hard ones)
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