Fortnightly Challenge -- April 16 thru April 29 -- Topic: Golden Hour/50mm

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  1. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    Fortnightly Challenge - April 16 thru April 29

    Challenge topic(s): Golden Hour and/or Shoot anything at 50mm
    Remember that film's 50mm equivalent is ~35mm on a crop digital.

    The challenge will run from right now until : 11:59PM April 29

    Be sure to visit and post your images in our Flickr group.

    Rules:

    1. Photos should be your own work.
    2. Produced within the challenge period if possible.
    3. All positive feedback and criticism is encouraged and welcome if you posted or not.
    4. There is no real limit to the number of photos you may enter.

    Challenge topics:
    1. Suggestions for the bi-weekly's challenge are made in a single thread which will be set up the week before.

    Lets have fun!!!
     
  2. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 pics to start. These were taken with my P&S the last time I was in Costa Rica. Probably the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen.

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    Supposed to have some interesting weather this weekend at home (Denver, CO) and I'm hoping to catch some good golden hour shots with my 50mm :)
     
  3. SelfMadeCelo macrumors regular

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    Shot with a Canon AE-1 Program. Don't remember the rest of the details but I know it was a 50mm 1.4 lens and some cheap film I bought at Wal-Mart since I wasn't sure if this camera even worked. =)
     
  4. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    ~50mm

    55mm 2.8. Shallow DOF is a challenge in its self.

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    EXIF Summary: 1/250s f/2.8 ISO100 Tamron 28-75 f2.8@55mm

    Am I right in just using ~50mm on the lens body?

    Dale
     
  5. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    Close enough for me, great shot! I really like the color.
     
  6. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I really like the feel of this photo. Perhaps cause it was film. I don't think they are the same but it reminds me of the purple flowered plants on the coast in Pacific Grove and Monterey, CA. Ice plants maybe?

    This is an old snapshot from Pacific Grove. I think they are the same plants.
     

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  7. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    This is what I was trying to figure out a few weeks ago with my 50mm. How close were you to the subject. At 55mm, f/2.8 and a 4' distance you only have a 2" DOF. I was trying to get the minimum depth of field to get a flower like this in focus at around f/2.2. It seemed to be possible but only from about 5 to 6 feet from the subject. The lens could focus down to about 2' but the DOF was so small it was almost impossible on something the size of this flower. It would have to be a very flat flower.
     
  8. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    Experimenting with my 50mm @ f/2.5.
     

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  9. SelfMadeCelo macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the comments! I think you're right about them being Ice Plants. I Google'd it and they look pretty similar. I never knew the actual name until now.

    These flowers cover both sides of a ditch that lead all the way to a house about half a mile down. Along the way theres some palm trees and a huge tree that fell over across the ditch. Really pretty place. =)
     
  10. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Settling down for the night...

    This is a wider shot very similar to one I posted some weeks ago. Not 50mm, but definitely the golden hour... :)

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    Camera: Nikon D300 w/Nikkor AF 80-200 f/2.8 ED
    Exposure: 1/160
    Aperture: f/4.5
    Focal Length: 80mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: -2 EV
     
  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    That is just about exactly what I ran into with this shot. I was about 3 feet from the flower at 2.8. My lens is a short zoom (28-75) and I had it set to 50 on the lens barrel. I'm getting on the old side and my vision isn't super sharp so the manual focus I used was a bit iffy. Given the size of the flower, my guess is the DOF was 2 inches at best.

    Dale
     
  12. macrumormonger macrumors 6502

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    Golden hour. p&s.
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    Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
    Aperture: f/4.0
    Focal Length: 6.1 mm
    ISO Speed: 80
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
     
  13. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Taft beach, Oregon in the late, late afternoon...

    Looking toward Siletz Bay and away from the Pacific shoreline you can see just a small part of the driftwood that washes ashore on this stretch of beach each winter. The main reason is this is right near the point where the bay empties into the Pacific, and the high tides do some very interesting things here in shaping the landscape. A 'golden hour' shot.


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    Camera: Nikon D300 w/Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8
    Exposure: 1/200
    Aperture: f/8.0
    Focal Length: 30mm
    ISO Speed: 800
    Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
     
  14. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    My old 50 1.8 metal mount having died , went and got a 50 1.4 . today is the first chance I had to see what it can do .


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    7.1 @ 1/1000 , iso 400 , Canon 5D
     
  15. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I like the symmetry here. Nice shot.
     
  16. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I've seen some of your driftwood shots before. They are all very nice. This has very nice light. Great capture. (I guess that's why they call it the golden hour...)
     
  17. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    This was with my 50mm at f/22, 1/160 on top of our black breakfast table. If I had a removable flash it would've probably been more interesting.
     

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    trying out the manual focus 58mm (clickable)
     

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  19. macrumormonger macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I have an excessive amount of "golden hour" shots, even for the most mundane things.

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    Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Focal Length: 10.8 mm
    ISO Speed: 80
    Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
     
  20. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    Golden Petals

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    EXIF:
    ISO 800
    39mm
    1ev
    f/11
    1/30
     
  21. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    First-pass edit. Captured right as the sun was setting.

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  22. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    More boats w/nifty-fifty

    Shot with D50 and a nifty-fifty 1.8. Not quite the "golden hour" but somewhat close... :)

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    Camera: Nikon D50 w/ 50mm f/1.8
    Exposure: 1/800
    Aperture: f/9.0
    Focal Length: 50mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: -1 EV
     

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