Fortnightly Challenge - May 1 thru May 15 - Topic: Element

JohnMC

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 5, 2006
386
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Duluth, MN
Fortnightly Challenge - May 1 thru May 15

Challenge topic(s): element

The challenge will run from right now until : 11:59PM May 15

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!!!
 

Designer Dale

macrumors 68040
Mar 25, 2009
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Folding space
A little more about the topic.

element |ˈeləmənt|
noun

• ( elements) the rudiments of a branch of knowledge
• a group of people of a particular kind within a larger group or organization
• any of the four substances (earth, water, air, and fire) regarded as the fundamental constituents of the world in ancient and medieval philosophy.
• A person's or animal's natural environment (in his/her/it's element)
• ( the elements) the weather, esp. strong winds, heavy rain, and other kinds of bad weather

Examples: children learning; people at a rally; landscapes, seascapes, fire and such; swimmers,bikers, climbers, fisher folk and such; storms and a bunch of other possibilities.

Plenty of latitude for creativity. Think out of the box. That's part of the Challenge.


Dale :cool:
 

Chappers

macrumors 68020
Aug 12, 2003
2,247
1
At home
This is just a snap but has 'Earth, wind, water and fire' well sort of - the dirty grey cloud in the back ground is the pollution cloud being blown towards my part of town. No smoke without fire :eek:

 

JohnMC

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 5, 2006
386
1
Duluth, MN
Axis,
I find the flames very striking, and I really dig the colors of blue and yellow/orange together. However, I do wonder if the photograph would be better if cropped square, I find the trellis on the left to be distracting. Overall, the the photo is in great focus, did you use a tripod?

John
 

AxisOfBeagles

macrumors 6502
Apr 22, 2008
421
1
East of Shangrila
Axis,
I find the flames very striking, and I really dig the colors of blue and yellow/orange together. However, I do wonder if the photograph would be better if cropped square, I find the trellis on the left to be distracting. Overall, the the photo is in great focus, did you use a tripod?

John
I have some others without the background (took a few from different angles as the light fell from the sky) - but felt they were slightly less interesting. I'd post one - but I think these contests are "1 and done" aren't they? lol

Some were on tripods, some not. To be honest - not sure on this one.

thanks for the feedback and encouraging words.
 

Ish

macrumors 68020
Nov 30, 2004
2,060
464
UK
Colorado storm

Nice to be back! Went to Denver for a 5 day conference and got stuck for 13 days after our flight was cancelled because of the Icelandic volcano. I'm still trying to catch up with everything.

This was taken out of the side window when I was in the back seat of a car:



Canon 450D, 18-55 lens
1/400 @ f13
ISO 400
 

JDDavis

macrumors 65816
Jan 16, 2009
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109
Wood, stone, and water. Cisco Grove, California. I'm not sure if I like the crop, but there is not much to work with.

 

JDDavis

macrumors 65816
Jan 16, 2009
1,242
109
Nice to be back! Went to Denver for a 5 day conference and got stuck for 13 days after our flight was cancelled because of the Icelandic volcano. I'm still trying to catch up with everything.

This was taken out of the side window when I was in the back seat of a car:



Canon 450D, 18-55 lens
1/400 @ f13
ISO 400
Congrats on making it back and on a cool shot. I love the clouds and the light, I just wish all the street lamps and signs weren't in there.
 

Ish

macrumors 68020
Nov 30, 2004
2,060
464
UK
Congrats on making it back and on a cool shot. I love the clouds and the light, I just wish all the street lamps and signs weren't in there.
Thanks! I did wonder about the lamp posts and things and decided the storm looked more threatening against the spindly man-made artifacts. Have a look at this one and see what you think. I've left in a couple of less conspicuous ones.

 

JDDavis

macrumors 65816
Jan 16, 2009
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109
Thanks! I did wonder about the lamp posts and things and decided the storm looked more threatening against the spindly man-made artifacts. Have a look at this one and see what you think. I've left in a couple of less conspicuous ones.

I do like it better. I think it draws your eye deeper into the picture to what is the focus of it for me, the light coming through the clouds.
 

NeGRit0

macrumors 6502a
Apr 19, 2008
942
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Las Vegas, Nv
Not sure what to do about the flat sky.




Exif Info:
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 49 mm
ISO Speed: 100
 

CK Williams

macrumors regular
Dec 27, 2008
218
78
Las Vegas
Not sure what to do about the flat sky.




Exif Info:
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 49 mm
ISO Speed: 100
I would suggest some dodge and burn. Eliminating some of the shadow on the rocks and darkening the sky may help the image.
 
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