Assignment 5 - Water

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  1. Applespider macrumors G4

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    May's assignment is Water. 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. (edited from ChipNoVoMac's summary on what assignments should be about)

    You must have taken the picture yourself between 6 and 31 May. If you took a picture that fits the assignment but was taken earlier, then post it in the Gallery: Water 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 just as remarks about the topic(s) chosen should be kept in the poll thread. Let's keep this thread just pictures and comments if possible

    Post your pictures in this thread by the end of May with a title and we'll start commenting (make sure you title your comment referencing the pic you are commenting on)
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  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Here we go.... (this time in the correct thread)
    Mine
     
  3. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

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    Very nice! It looks so calm... makes me wanna be very far from here... Oh well, back to work now :eek:
     
  4. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Is it a natural stream or was it put together in some backyard landscaping? Beautiful either way, just a thought.
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    It was at a nature park near me, so it's probably a natural stream with a little help ;)
     
  6. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    here is mine, taken at the creek near my apartment
     

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  7. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    rain

    One from a rainy day
     

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  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Not sure if this is allowed, so forgive me. I like the concept. And IMO if fits the theme. But the crop is too broad to make it work IMO. I took the liberty to do a very quick crops as to how I might have worked this image for the assignment.

    Hope you don't mind. :)
     

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  9. DAAANGIT macrumors newbie

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    Some leaves in my backyard!
     

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  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    A great shot. Would you care to share the details on this one?
     
  11. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    Not at all. I appreciate the feedback, especially from the more experienced photographers. The crop most certainly does a better job of exposing the water droplets better than the original. Overall though it tends to crowd it a bit, and to me not nearly as relaxed as the wide version. I try to limit cropping whenever possible, but don't mind in the least if you have any cropping or other suggestions on any photos I may post.

    This is another droplet photo, (theme wise even more subtle than the last), so I went ahead and cropped out one of the water drops. : )

    Thanks again for your input,
     

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  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I really like these two new images. Some may see it as a stretch, but that is their problem. :)

    I wish I had the desire to take the time that these type of images require. I am more of the shoot and run type of photographer. :)
     
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    Thanks, you did note it is cropped out of the one on the left
     
  15. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

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    Although not strictly a water shot. I do really like the water in this picture.

    Taken in High Park in Toronto, Canada.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Not a top notch picture but it was over before it began and well... I wasn't really prepared for it... took place on Sunday night.
     
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    My favorite thus far!
     
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    great colors! feel very fresh.

    do you have a version with the little fly in focus?
     
  21. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    It's a beautiful picture but the idea is that it goes in either this thread if taken since 5 May - or the gallery one for images taken outside the time limit - but not both to avoid confusion.;)
     
  22. DAAANGIT macrumors newbie

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    I raised the contrast a little and cropped it.

    Canon 20D
    ISO: 400
    Length: 75mm
    Aperture: F/3.5
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
     
  23. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Lovely pictures all,
    I especially enjoy the duck and the last leaf :)

    Im having some troubles finding a subject. I really want to do somthing different, not just a stream or water droplets*(nothing wrong with them I just want somthing more me).

    Hmm, I guess Ill have to keep looking.
     
  24. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    I went on a short break to Sylt (an island off the north-west coast of Germany) Monday & Tuesday. Fantastic beaches and some beautiful sunsets. These are a couple of my water shots for this months assignment from that trip.
    The first two I have cropped, saturated and adjust WB a bit.
    The last one I unsharp masked the footprints to make them pop and cropped a bit.

    Let me know what you think. Any constructive criticism is welcome as I am most definitely still learning.
     

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