Assignment 12 - Darkness and Light

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Applespider, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #1
    Since it's the holiday season and most people are likely pretty busy, there's been no vote this month - just a conversation and general agreement. ;) We're also going to extend Assignment 12 into January so that those lucky enough to get shiny new camera gear for Christmas can break it in for some practice.

    So you've got Darkness and Light

    The idea is that members will go out and try to find their own way of interpreting the monthly theme thus improving their photographic eye. Posting is open to all MR members, and encouraged.

    You must have taken the picture yourself between 9 December 2006 and 31 Jan 2007. If you took a picture that fits the assignment but was taken earlier, then post it in the Gallery: Darkness or Light thread instead.

    Anyone can enter from those with (D)SLRs from P&S to cameraphones although they should be pictures that you think are good rather than just snapshots. The goal is not to 'win' but to share the enjoyment of taking pictures and learn from others.

    Some basic rules on commenting (basically be nice!) are listed. Changes to the rules should be discussed there.

    Post your pictures in this thread by the end of January with a title and we'll start commenting (make sure you title your comments referencing the pic you are commenting on)
     
  2. simie macrumors 6502a

    simie

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Sitting
    #2
    Darkness and Light or should it be called Rather Dark Light

    Nikon D200
    Aperture f/32
    Shutter 1/25
    Focal Length 175 mm

    This was the first thing that came to mind.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Location:
    London, UK
    #3
    Diva

    Meet my friend Thea. This picture was taken this afternoon (10/12/06), she needed some pictures to give to grandparents as presents for x-mas. Went with a square crop because I thought it suited the composition well and because I'm dreaming of a Seagull TLR for x-mas :) .

    It's not my original idea for this assignment, but I though it fitted quite well anyway. Hopefully there will be more to come for this assignment:)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. edge540 macrumors regular

    edge540

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Indiana
    #5
    Burning Sideways

    First thing that came to mind when looking at contrast between light and darkness.

    Aperture f/4.5
    Shutter 1/80
     

    Attached Files:

    • fire.jpg
      fire.jpg
      File size:
      225.4 KB
      Views:
      96
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    paradise beach FL
    #6
    lift off

    I've seen a million launches, and never realized that it takes two full minutes for the shuttle to level out... wish I'd set that exposure for a little longer than 30 seconds last night, but it was an awesome sight!:D
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

    nbs2

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Location:
    A geographical oddity
    #7
    It's not that great, but I was too lazy to swap off the 50 for something wider. That foot zoom is way overrated sometimes. I'm not one for editing, but I suppose it would look better if I got rid of that ghosting (or whatever) between the spires.

    I guess I should add that info stuff:
    Pentax K100D
    Aperture f/2.8
    Shutter 1/30
    Focal Length 50 mm
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    #8
    That is one event I would like to see before they retire the shuttles. It must define the word awesome, to both the senses and the mind. Can you hear anything from your location?
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    paradise beach FL
    #9
    The ground rumbles and the windows shake for about a minute. The rockets are neat, too... but there is nothing as bright or loud as the shuttle. Hard to believe they're docking up to the International Space Station and exchanging crew members way up there!:)
     
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Location:
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    #10
    Just to add a footnote to the post and photo by NBS2....this is the Washington, DC Temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints (aka: Mormon Temple), which is picturesquely situated just off the Beltway (Rte 495) in Maryland.... It is a stunning sight by day or night, and right now during the holiday season the place is all lit up by Christmas tree lights on all the trees... I haven't managed to get over there this year with a camera but hope to do so at some point.

    What's really funny is that when you're on the Beltway heading West, which is when you get the best view of the gleaming, imposing temple ahead, on one of the overpasses someone has painted "SURRENDER DOROTHY!" and as many times as this has been cleaned off, it always reappears.... :D

    (I know AnnK and Dr Q will "get this," even if some of the rest of you don't!)
     
  10. bozigle macrumors regular

    #11
    gummibears darkness and light
    bozigle
     

    Attached Files:

  11. -hh macrumors 68020

    -hh

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2001
    Location:
    NJ Highlands, Earth
    #12
    Sunny sunset, bringing a shadow onto the Christmas Market and a cold night.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Köln Dom & Christmas Market


    -hh
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #13
    It looks like he's sitting on a red stream of light.
     
  13. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #14

    I thought that was the Dom at Koln when I started scrolling. Glad to know that I was right. Great photo - really shows the size!
     
  14. nbs2 macrumors 68030

    nbs2

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Location:
    A geographical oddity
    #15
    You'll be especially pleased this year. Normally it is just the visitor center grounds that are done, but this year they went back to also doing the "runway" to the temple itself. Also, blue is the primary color, instead of the traditional white.
     
  15. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Location:
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    #16
    I am hoping to get over there to the Temple one of these evenings soon! That will be cool seeing the "runway" lit up and the blue lights instead of the white ones! Thanks for the info!
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #17
    I don't know why, but this topic sounds like you're asking for contrast. I know you're not and that it'd be OK if I posted either darkness OR light, but anyway.....

    And that church looks incredible. Very difficult to keep pristine white though, as I'm sure it'd get dirty.
     

    Attached Files:

  17. iAussie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    #18
    Hot Entertainment

    Hey everyone, long time reader, first time poster!

    I took this one the other night, then noticed the new assignment topic, thought it might fit the bill. Very impressive photos from everybody so far!

    Canon Powershot S3 IS
    Shutter Speed: 2 seconds
    Aperture: f8
    (Adjusted levels slightly in the Aperture demo)
     

    Attached Files:

  18. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Location:
    London, UK
    #19
    Awesome Kölner Dom -hh, I wonder if you'd still be able to see the spire if you were standing at the base? Have been there, but don't really remember how close you can get. Was probably in an alcohol-induced stupor:)

    wicked gummibear bozigle! How did you do it, if you don't mind me asking? LED and a clear gummibear?

    Hi iAussie and welcome. nice first post.
     
  19. bozigle macrumors regular

    #20
    I put the camera on tripod with 15 or 30s (can't remember and lost the metadata) exposure.
    I sucked the gummibear(it get glossy and stick on the table...)
    Then during the exposure in total darkness i played with a laser bean from my projector remote control (i usualy used it to play with my cats but thought of an other way to make use of it)
    If i recall correct for this picture i kept the laser still horizontal...

    i will add it at www.gummibearsincident.com when i got time

    bozigle
     
  20. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #21
    Fuji E900 (my out and about camera)
    1/125 @ f2.9
    Nothing done other than resizing.
     

    Attached Files:

  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #22
    The Tower of London, taken from HMS Belfast.

    Taken using my P&S as I was not carrying my DLSR (which I regretted). So:

    Fuji F30, F/5, 1/4 second, ISO 400

    Quite a lot of post processing in Aperture (even though it's a JPEG not RAW) to straighten the picture and draw more detail out of the darkness, then rebalance to hide some of the noise.
     

    Attached Files:

  22. G4scott macrumors 68020

    G4scott

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #23
    Taken with my trusty (yet soon to be replaced) Canon S50.
    1/1000
    f 4.0
    University of Texas at Austin campus.
     

    Attached Files:

  23. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    #24
    shot dec 14, 2006
    d200
    custome duotone
    set to 72dpi for web
     

    Attached Files:

  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #25
    Nobody thought my spiderweb was darkness?

    Ok, here's two more. The 1st photo isn't so hot. It's just a shadow (dark) on the ground. The 2nd one probably suits the topic more.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page