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--REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« on: August 29, 2006, 08:09:19 AM »
New Challenge time...

The theme is   Reflections.


I'll host this one. Any member interested in hosting a future challenge, drop me a PM :)

Please note the standard challenge rules.

Entries for this one close September 30 (in my time zone - I'll work out the times for other timezones once I work out what's happening with daylight savings ;)).

Please add your submissions to this thread :D
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 09:20:21 AM »
To start things rolling...



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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 10:20:06 AM »
this was taken in the lakes area, close to where i live

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 03:56:06 PM »
This is a most cool concept....here goes ...

BTW .. no PS work on the reflections. Just minor levels adjustemenst is all.

FIREWORKS ...
2 second exposure @ ISO 100 and f11. Centenniel fireworks summer '05.


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FALL COLORS
1/50 second at F8 and ISO 400.


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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 04:34:45 PM »
I'll Throw my self into this one...

From the 4th of July. Added Flood Effect in P
 

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 11:02:00 PM »
Just got back from holiday so before I start processing the approx 2000 images I thought I'd put up an initial photo from when I was mucking about with some snails the other week



Might have to see if I can scan in some of the images of the Rockies I took pre digital six years ago
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 11:25:07 PM »
Hey, some great stuff coming in!

Try to remember not to use massive files - in PS you can save the JPG at a lower quality rating to get a much smaller file for the same size image, without visible loss (when displayed on the web - printing is another matter).

For a thread like this, where lots of images are expected, please try to keep it under 200KB. Sorry to harp on this, but my connection isn't the fastest, and an image that times out isn't gonna make the short-list ;)

If you're not sure how to reduce the file size, let me know and I'll write up a simple step-by step for the major imaging software choices.


... of course reflections can be anywhere - city buildings, mirrors, spoons, water, eyes... keep them coming! :D
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 08:04:08 AM »
as suggested by another member i have also posted this "building within a building" shot in here

thanks

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006, 11:43:42 AM »
Whilst backing up the 16GB of raw files from holiday I have scanned in a couple of efforts taken in the Rockies a few years back.

Lake Louise - one of my favorite places in the whole world . It was late May and the lake was still half frozen and I got up at 5 o'clock on my 40th birthday to take photos of the lake at sunrise


I thought this one was interesting because the reflection is clearer than the original due to bright sunlight reflecting off the snow on the direct portion of the photo
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 06:54:00 PM »
thought I'd give these two atry


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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 06:58:19 PM »
no2, sorry, a closer crop....

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2006, 06:59:39 PM »
so wheres lake louise? looks chilly but beautiful....
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006, 08:18:59 PM »
so wheres lake louise? looks chilly but beautiful....

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2006, 02:46:15 PM »

I know everyone has a sunrise (or sunset), but I do like this picture:



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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2006, 03:02:33 PM »

I know everyone has a sunrise (or sunset), but I do like this picture:


And why not! I read this the other day, thought it sums it up well:

"For millions of years, relentlessly, the sun rises and the sun sets. and still, after seeing the sun sets for hundreds of times, we are still touched every single time. The sight of the life-giving sun, saying farewell, leaving us with the dark night, always catches us"

... in a great article on how to take sunsets & sunrises, btw.

I went down to the bay to try and get a sunset today, but got stuck in traffic :( I did get this one earlier in the day though...