Fortnightly Challenge - Nov 20 thru Dec 3 - Topic: Culture/Lighting

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  1. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    Fortnightly Challenge - Nov 20 thru Dec 3

    Challenge topic: Culture and/or Lighting

    The challenge will run from right now until : 11:59PM Dec 3

    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. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    The Library of Celsus, now a part of a giant jigsaw puzzle piecing together cultures that have existed on this site for thousands of years.

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    Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female.
     

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    Rich rich colours - love the close-up detail on the hands.
     
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    I am humbled by Chappers. I thought my favorite archeologist had posted for once. Stunning. Please tell us more about this site. Fascinating.

    Mine. Museum of Glass from the main entrance. The cone is a cooling tower for a working hot-shop with public seating. A narrator answers questions on the fly. Remarkable visit.
    No Cameras Allowed ::::(:::

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    EXIF Summary: 1/200s f/5.6 ISO100 28mm

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  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I'll post more pictures from there if you want but Wiki explains it all better than me. Most of what I took were snaps - as it was so hot - I didn't have time to do to much http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephesus

    I tell stories about it as I post pics - then hopefully I won't bore everyone to death. This frontage to the old library is literally put together piece by piece. It is the most intense jigsaw puzzle. My photos don't do the place justice and the work that is going on there.
     

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    Bodhidharma.....
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    [edit] Background:
    I took this shot using a piece of artwork I hand carried from my May 2005 China/Taiwan business trip.
    My co-worker is Shanghai native, and another is Taiwan native. This was bought in Taiwan off beaten trail, I'd never find it as tourist.
    I actually wanted a larger piece that had about 12" cool wood base, but that was too large to hand carry on the plane, which is how this got home (tmi, sorry, but it is part of the culture story)
     
  8. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Was a great face - It's mean its moody - he really looks like he's going to hit me with his big stick.
     
  9. CK Williams macrumors regular

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    Nice shots all!! (as usual) It looks like this topic is going to prove quite interesting.

    Roman baths, Trier Germany
     

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    Is this better? Took these this morning, this out of focus (my bad), more at peace with the world in his hands......


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    fixed focus, re-shot this early afternoon with overcast sky (good lighting)
     
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    Great image. Amazing clarity and focus.



    Is he being recruited by one of the majors? :D
     
  13. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    This is one of my father's images from Papua New Guinea. Growing up, we always wondered why his face was black and tattooed with "Nikon." He had a great eye.
     

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    Its interesting how he is often shown as bad tempered and your picture captures that and makes it look like he will bash you one. It's not until you see more that you consider other possibilities - photography is a powerful tool - but I think we al knew that.
     
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    Hamming for Mom at the Day of the Dead celebration. Tacoma Art Museum. I was shooting over the parents head.

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    EXIF Summary: 1/320s f/5.6 ISO100 109mm

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    The first Ferris Wheel ever was built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition (aka Chicago World's Fair). This was Chicago's response to the Eiffel Tower which had dominated the previous World's Fair. It was also used at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis (which also popularized the ice cream cone). It was intentionally demolished in 1906. This Ferris Wheel was built in 1995 at Chicago's Navy Pier. It is modeled after but much smaller that the original.

    BTW: The name has noting to do with steel or iron. If it did it would be called a "ferric wheel." It was designed and built by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.
     

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    I've been going back to redo some images since Dale got me to start looking at histograms. Here is the same Guanyin after the adjustments.
     

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    Big Buddha

    Wat Pho, Bangkok
     

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    This one sort of addresses the lighting (or lack thereof) requirement

    Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris
     

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    No camera's allowed is just not fair - I would have loved to see some of your photos from there.

    I'm hope to see more work from people like this - good start.

    Cracking shot - good to see that you continue his good work - when did he take this?

    I love this - nice and natural and makes me smile.

    PP from Bruce - good stuff and has improved the shot.
     
  21. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    London eye - was the tallest back in 1999, relegated to 3rd today but remains the tallest cantilevered Ferris wheel in the world (says Wiki)

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    Nov. 29, 2000. It is one of a couple of dozen images from that trip that he had put together as its own portfolio. It showed them to someone he knew at National Geographic. They liked it a lot but have a policy of publishing only commissioned works.


    I feel all grown up. :D:D


    Maybe not the biggest, but still the coolest. I am a bicyclist and especially appreciate the wire spoke design.
     
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    Bruce - tweak it a little - you know your want too!! :)
     
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    I was playing with an idea and used one of Max's images that I like a lot. (On the other hand, I haven't seen one of his images that I don't like). He had submitted this for the "Edge" theme. I took his image as posted, made a B&W copy, and then layered them using XFuse. The result is really interesting -- not sepia (it has too much color) but with that same "aged" look. I think this qualifies as lighting.
     

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