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    Posted: 30 December 2012 at 09:54
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2012 at 09:49
@ beardedspoooon, welcome to Dyxum and welcome to the assignments.
I think for ROT you shot is close, but not quite. Maybe putting the connection flange at one of the intersections would have been the best idea but for this time pls. try again.



@ Kyanite, you shot sparked quite a bit of discussion behind the scenes as it also lacked a clear subject at one of the intersections, but finally there are a lot of lines supported by the ROT principle so the final verdict was a pass. You mention the shot is slightly straightened which is no problem. But maybe you did a bit too much or not enough, because the main line (the front corner of the tower) is still slightly tilted. We think it might be best to make sure this one is absolutely straight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2012 at 22:10
Here's my first go at the assignments. There's no exif data on this file because it's and HDR created in Paintshop Pro after using the 0.7ev auto bracketing. I took the photo earlier today, I promise! (if this level of PP is a no-go for assignments, let me know). The photo is cropped ever so slightly due to a very minor straightening... I hope that's not too much cropping for the assignment.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 December 2012 at 15:21
Unplanned day off due to power steering difficulties. Limited to the things I can find in my parking lot for my first go at an assignment. :)

Did not want to get too close to this thing, as the local dogs have a good time with it. That green thing in the background (for poop) could maybe serve as editorial as to what dogs consider the primary purpose of a fire hydrant is. :D

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hydrant by beardedspoooon, on Flickr

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 20:30


That's close enough for a pass TheEmrys, would have been even better if the star would have been more to the right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2012 at 02:45
Sitting around tonight decided to get this going.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 December 2012 at 15:10
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@fotopp12, welcome to Dyxum and very good to start with the assignments.
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By placing the opening as well as the main decorations on the ROT intersections you met the intent of the assignment, so it's a pass

Thank you for your valuable time and feedback. Will move on to the next one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 December 2012 at 13:36
@fotopp12, welcome to Dyxum and very good to start with the assignments.

Here's you're picture with the ROT grid included:


By placing the opening as well as the main decorations on the ROT intersections you met the intent of the assignment, so it's a pass.



MediaArchivist, same for you, here's it with the grid. Except for the edge of the boardwalk there's not much ROT in there, with the most prominent subject (the fountain) being placed centrally in the vertical dierction and too far left horizontally, so pls. try again for this asignment
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 December 2012 at 06:47
I was doing some experiments combining HDR with the use of a CPL filter. I rotated the filter until I got the deepest blue in the sky.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 December 2012 at 05:04
A new member and a novice photographer. Looking forward to the assignments.

This is trying out ROT.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2012 at 06:03
Thanks for the welcome, Pegelli. I'm looking forward to the next assignment!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2012 at 20:56
@jon925, welcome to Dyxum and it's great you're starting with the assignments

Here's them with the ROT grid:





My conclusion is that your second version is more successful from an ROT perspective than the first (which is just not hitting it). So that will get you a pass. So on to your next assignment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2012 at 04:54
Just joined Dyxum a week and a half ago and I'm looking forward to the assignments. This was taken yesterday morning with the ROT in mind. It's cropped slightly on the left side with no other changes. I don't think I understand the Golden Mean yet so this is Rule of Thirds.

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ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/640




John

Edit: My mistake, cropped slightly on the right side. After thinking about it I think the ROT would be better served by cropping from the top rather than from the side. If it is allowed I'd like to add a second version of the same image for consideration.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2012 at 05:57
Hi Brian!

Thank you :) Of course i would have loved to have my 200mm with me here, but the longest i got was 85mm, and i hoped for the ROT to at least help a bit :)

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