Weekly Photo Contest (Nov. 14th to Nov. 21st): Energy

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Cheese&Apple, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to this weeks photo contest thread!

    The theme this week is "Energy". Interpret it how you will.

    Rules:
    You may only submit one photo per contest.

    Please do not comment or use voting button on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision).

    The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme).

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    magnetic field ...

    24 - 70 mm (66 mm) with extension tubes on my 60d, 1/8 s, f 2.8, iso 800
     

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    Energy visualized...

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    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
    Aperture: f/11.0
    Focal Length: 18 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
     
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    WOW...great shots that will make judging really tough.

    Contest now closed. I'll be back tonight with the results.


    ~ Peter
     
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    pmxperience – Great example of the energy that people have. I’m assuming that the green is stage lighting and not a pp treatment which makes this shot very good indeed. I would have liked to see just a touch more of her face though as it’s her expression that’s really conveying the energy.

    gasworks – Interesting shot gasworks and I hadn’t thought of magnetic energy. I love the shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh. I wonder how the shot would have looked if the lighting was in front and really punching-up the reflections on the ball.

    twitch31 – Wow this shot works so well for this theme and any other. I kept coming back to this one thinking it reminded me of some cheesy 1960’s sci-fi flick where the aliens are landing in the middle of a small town summer fair. A very different perspective twitch31 and I love it!

    fireman32 – Talking about summer fairs…this has to be the energy of a carnival ride. Great neon look fireman32 that is slightly obstructed by the fence/barrier at the bottom right.

    Schtumple – Schtumple, your shots always have your “Schtumple” feel to them that’s very cool. I’d be interested to know how you get that signature look and feel. This is a great shot that conveys not only the energy of the sparklers but your energy as well. Really nice shot!

    Apple fanboy – Ahhhh…you didn’t disappoint AFB – fire is an amazing display of energy and very photogenic. You’ve done a great job of capturing that energy with a nice minimalist perspective that appeals to me. One small point on composition is that I would like to see how the shot looks with the match leaning into the frame. I could be wrong about that though and would need to see the shots side by side. Well done AFB.

    NeGRit0 – This has to be Vegas where the energy never stops. Great colour combination with the red, blue and white against the very clean black background. Not an easy composition but you pulled it off and I like it a lot.

    someoldguy – Like many of us, I’ve seen shots like this many times and they just never get old or tired and I WANT ONE OF MY OWN! Of course, there is no greater source of energy than that of our sun. The focused shaft of sun-light against the sculpted rock and sand is just beautiful and has the appearance of the energy from a laser. I’m jealous.

    jkramerbob – Next to our sun, I can’t imagine a greater source of energy than the cumulative total energy contained in 11 teenage girls. This is a very cool shot and so well captured. Did you get this in one take? The only thing holding this shot back ever so slightly is the feet and legs of the people behind the girls.

    needfx – Loved the video needfx. With the fast pace and lighting, it clearly demonstrated energy. As a single still image, I don’t think it works quite as well as it looks too staged.

    imac wannabe – There has to be a ton of energy here and you’ve captured it very well imac wannabe. I really like the white and amber colours against the black. I might have cloned-out the small red lights on the right but that’s just my anal tendencies speaking. I like it.

    Neur0genesis – Next to the sun and teenage girls, the energy at an NHL game is incredible. Great interpretation of the theme Neur0genesis but come-on…the Penquins???

    PhillyAnt – I have to say PhillyAnt that I don’t see much of a display of energy here other than possibly energy consumption. Nice shot of the building though.

    Team Timm – Great shot Team Timm. A fun really shot with his four feet completely off the ground. He looks like he has as much energy as my dog. Too bad this wasn’t in the park or a field someplace as the fence, although blurred, does take away from the shot a bit.

    Puckman - OK…you’ve got your guy nicely isolated in the park but I’m guessing that you were shooting into the sun and that has caused some washed-out highlights. I’d like to see Team Timm’s dog in your park.

    Laird Knox – And last but not least…a lighting shot! Until today, I was disappointed that one hadn’t been put-up yet…thanks Jeff. I still haven’t been able to get one of these for myself so now I’m jealous of both someoldguy and you. Seriously, very well done Jeff and I love the bluish-purple tint to the sky.


    Here we go with a really, really, and I do mean really, tough call…

    3rd Place goes to Schtumple
    2nd Place goes to twitch31, and the winner this week is…………….

    someoldguy!
     
  12. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    Thanks :)

    This isn't the best version of that shot but it was the best one I had online. ;) I haven't been able to processes it to 100% of what I want. There is quite a bit of fringing in this one and I haven't been able to reproduce the same purple hues in subsequent images. I've run it through post several times focusing on different points. I have been processing for the sky, lighting and foreground separately.

    This was the first time I have gotten such good lightning shots. I have owned a lighting trigger for about two years and never have had a chance to use it. I ended up with three or four good strikes from this camera angle.

    The previous week I was at this location for the first time and got several meteor shots. I enjoyed it so much I went back the following weekend and as we pulled into the park there was a fantastic lightning storm in the distance. From another angle I missed focus on my first shots and the lightning was blurry. As the storm moved I relocated and ended up with what you see here.

    Thanks for taking the time to review all the photos. :)
     
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    Whoa!!!! Thank You!!! I don't know whether to be amazed and gratified or shocked and appalled . Anyway , I'm going to defer posting a new contest subject until about this time tomorrow . I'll be visiting family for Thanksgiving and won't be getting back until late next Thursday night , so won't be able to do any judging until next Friday .
     
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    Nice job judging! Its nice you took the time to critique each one. Congrats to the winner, great shot!

    Paul
     
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    Nice job judging, C&A, and thanks for the care put into the job. Congratulations, someoldguy! That really is a gorgeous photo!
     
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    Thank-you Cheese&Apple to look closely at each photo! Congrats someoldguy. Antelope Canyon is on my bucket-list. Quite a few nice photos this week.
     
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    Well chuffed with 3rd place, thanks Cheese&Apple!

    I'm not entirely sure what my 'schtumple' signature look is!
    I love the colour tones of film photographs, specifically where happy accidents occur in self developing and it affects the overall white balance, I try to emulate that as best as possible.

    Great photos as always everyone, look forward to the new contest!
     

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