Fortnightly Challenge - May 16 thru May 29 - Topic: My Town

JohnMC

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Fortnightly Challenge - May 16 thru May 29

Challenge topic(s): My Town

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

JDDavis

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One of my main modes of travel here in my town. I don't really feel I have a town since I've moved so much in the past 12 years but D.C / N. Virginia will do for now.
 

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JDDavis

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Suppose I go first.

EXIF
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

I've also got a video to go with it.
http://vimeo.com/10819469

I like it. I'm a sucker for symmetrical images. Not sure why. The video was well done also. I've often thought about trying a serious of short shots like that...more of a video of still images but I haven't really gotten in to it. I like the video ok on my D90 but it's nothing stellar.

Don't feel like anybody has too but it would be nice to know where all the towns are...:)
 

JDDavis

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Wow...kind of a slow challenge so far.:confused: I thought this one would get a ton of entries. Here's another one from this side of the U.S.
 

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AxisOfBeagles

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Wow...kind of a slow challenge so far.:confused: I thought this one would get a ton of entries.
Speaking for myself, I think it's a great topic and should get plenty of entries - I've just been waiting for the weekend to take some of the shots I have in mind. It's about a half hour before sunrise here - I'm off to find a hole in the weather and see what I can do.

Cheers!
 

mtbdudex

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My Town front porch: caught by the cage, help me....

I was on our front porch a few weeks back, enjoying the day with my 4 year old son and look who got "caught by the cage"

Caught in a chipmunk proof cage!


Help me, I'm stuck!


Please I just want to get outta here!


Release un-harmed by the jaws of life...
I wish that I had recorded the sounds he made as I released him, needless to say I was wearing heavy duty gloves and goggles.
(my wife took this shot)
 

JDDavis

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Camera: Canon 40D
Aperture: f/22.6
Focal Length: 39 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Aha! Used to live there. Well, in Penn Valley. I miss that town. A friend owned a gallery on Broad Street for a short while. Nice HDR. Not too overdone. The area of sky over the top of the porch is a little distracting but I imagine it was pretty bright sky right there.
 

AxisOfBeagles

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East of Shangrila
Aha! Used to live there. Well, in Penn Valley. I miss that town. A friend owned a gallery on Broad Street for a short while. Nice HDR. Not too overdone. The area of sky over the top of the porch is a little distracting but I imagine it was pretty bright sky right there.

Well howdy "ex"-neighbor. I've lived here since 88/89. And still love it.
I agree about that bit of bright sky - hard to avoid with HDR when something is backlit. i tried to tone down the strength to minimize it, but it's definitely still there. Oh well ... one can only keep trying.
 

deep diver

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Aha! Used to live there. Well, in Penn Valley. I miss that town. A friend owned a gallery on Broad Street for a short while. Nice HDR. Not too overdone. The area of sky over the top of the porch is a little distracting but I imagine it was pretty bright sky right there.
Penn Valley, PA ?????
 

TH3D4RKKN1GH7

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Contrast

My other picture was dreary and dark, so I figure I'd show my HOME in a new light.

Queens Village,NY
 

compuwar

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Well, I'm sort of split between NEPA and NoVA these days, but since everyone's being pretty liberal about "town," I'll add this pano shot last week at Lake Scranton in NEPA, just posted in the POTD thread too...