24 hours - a challenge

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by superted666, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. superted666 Guest

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    here's a idea!

    starting now you have 24 hours from me creating this post.
    The challenge is to take the best picture in these following hours and submit them to this thread.

    Testing peoples imagination here - not really a competition but this could be real fun...

    On your marks
    Get set

    GO!
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Hm. It's a good idea, but it needs some direction. Maybe a themed shoot, or a type of lens, or a color, or an object would help. Asking for the "best picture" is somewhat uninspiring.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    ive started to muck around with macros on my sister's digital camera, and i came out with these. No editing done (because i don't know photoshop :p)
     

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  4. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Creepy, I've been taking macro guitar shots all day for this thread....:eek:
     
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  6. savar macrumors 68000

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    i'm not a photographer, but what if the challenge is to take a macro shot of something in your household? i think that would be a cool 24-hours challenge.

    anything 24 related, actually
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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  8. superted666 thread starter Guest

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    Took mine last night at girlfreinds,

    Upload them when i get home!
     
  9. Seventy5 macrumors newbie

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    Hay bails

    This is the second thread I've posted this to, but it was this thread that made me venture out at 23:30 last night!

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    The scene is lit entirely by the moon and you can make out the trails of The Plough constellation. The car lights on the right hand side were a conscious decision, although unexpected when I set up.
     
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  11. tykles macrumors member

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    Seventy5 - That is an incredible photograph. Excellent work.
     
  12. savar macrumors 68000

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    Nice. How long was the exposure time? Are the car lights one car or more than one car?
     
  13. Seventy5 macrumors newbie

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    More info...

    @all - Glad you like the photo. It's the first time I've dabbled with long night time exposures. I think I'll be doing it again though!

    @savar - The basic EXIF is as follows:
    Camera: Nikon D200
    ISO: 100
    Focal Length: 17mm
    Shutter/Aperture: 361.60 sec (6 mins) @ F/8
    Lens: Nikon 17-55mm F/2.8 G DX
    I had the white balance cranked up to 6300 K, which is why it looks warm and daylighty.

    Just one car passed that way, but previously another had passed oncoming. I didn't like the white lights, but the red seems okay. I made a few images, but this one seems to combine the best of all the others.

    Thanks for all your comments. Maybe I'll post here more often!

    Steve
     
  14. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    ...and he ain't never comin' back.

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    Camera model: PENTAX Optio W10
    Date/Time: 2006:09:08 14:51:01
    Resolution: 576 x 792
    Flash used: No
    Focal length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 38mm)
    Exposure time: 0.050 s (1/20)
    Aperture: f/3.3
    ISO equiv.: 200
    Exposure bias: -0.70
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: matrix
    Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing
    converted using Convert to B&W pro plugged into CS2

    In the forest near where I live, I went for my usual run and looked for the 24 hr. challenge picture. Nothing really caught my eye, although I did see a snake and some interesting grass. I didn't know if the snake was a biter and I didn't have time to compose the grass. I figured I was out of luck until I saw the place where old Korean folk rest sometimes.
     
  15. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    That picture is eerie. :shudder: But I do like the way you set it up.
     
  16. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I have to agree with Chip. My 24 hours from 11am yesterday until today - work, meet a friend for 1 hour, wait for Lori to get home, go to bed, get up, work. I'm sure I would have a picture worth taking if I had noticed the thread earlier. Besides, it was opening night for the NFL...:)

    And, Chip, I'm sorry I didn't post there. I was still way too intimidated by this forum at the time. Too many amazing photographers here. Made me feel really inadequate. Now, I'm only mildly intimidated...:eek:
     
  17. ksz macrumors 68000

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    8-Sep-06. On the Way to Work.

    Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX7
    Focal Length: 5.8mm (35mm FF equiv)
    Exposure: 1/80s @ f/2.8, anti-shake enabled
    ISO: 100

    BMW Head-Up display is larger in real life than shown here.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    thanks
     
  19. Seventy5 macrumors newbie

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    Nice...

    @freebooter - Bags of atmosphere in there. Like it. I feel I could just step through the frame into the scene on the other side!

    Steve
     
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    Thanks, there is something peculiar and compelling about a mirror outside in nature.
    The rest spot itself has been used for a long time, I think, and so has accumulated some "vibes." Here I have sometimes seen (and heard) old Korean men doing some kind of loud, bellowing chant-song and flailing their arms about in a healthy, invigorating sort of way. I'm sure, over the years, many such a one never came back to their favorite forest chair...
     

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