Weekly Photo Contest: November 26 to December 3 - In The Shadows

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by acearchie, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. acearchie, Nov 26, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

    acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #1
    Weekly Photo Contest: November 26 to December 3 - In The Shadows

    Welcome to this week's photo contest thread!

    Theme: In The Shadows

    What have you found in the shadows? Everyone has taken great shots in the light but what if you search for something in the shadows? Technically it will be a skilled shot that manages to expose for the shadows whilst hiding or skilfully framing the highlights without blowing them!

    It can be the whole frame, the subject or just a part where your eyes are drawn to!

    Rules:

    1. Be creative and have fun.

    2. Please submit only one photo per contest.

    3. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

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

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

    6. 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)

    To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=580184
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Location:
    Cascadia
    #2
    Straight out of the camera, no tweaking at all. This is from my first digital camera, a Sony F505, which was essentially all-auto. An amazing amount of detail left in the highlights, the shadow was basically pitch black to the naked eye unless you got right in there.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Location:
    Cascadia
    #3
    *NOT AN ENTRY* Found a picture from the same batch showing the beach-side drift-log-fort from further out, with the darkness of the shadow more visible. Just including for reference for the above.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. MacRy macrumors 601

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #4
    Not sure if this counts as I intentionally blew the highlights whilst exposing for the shadows of the leaf.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. thebro20 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
  6. Ardmanz macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
  7. MCH-1138 macrumors 6502

    MCH-1138

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Location:
    California
  8. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

    pukifloyd

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    #9
    Clicked this in Apple store on 5th Ave (NYC) back in 2012. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JDDavis macrumors 65816

    JDDavis

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    #11
    The shadow of Mt Shasta (14,180) stretching out over Northern California.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. imac wannabe macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    #13
  11. Schtumple macrumors 601

    Schtumple

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Location:
    benkadams.com
  12. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #16
    Hey guys!

    This has finished! Strapped for time at the mo but will try and find time to critique tonight as I like to waffle on a bit!

    Feel free to submit extras up until I comment tonight.
     
  13. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

    NeGRit0

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nv
  14. britincan macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Location:
    Here now, but used to be over there.
    #18
    I know the contest is closed, but I just wanted to upload this one from a local Ribfest event taken in the summer. It was the first time I'd used my Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART lens. I'm very impressed with it's sharpness, even at crazy iso's.
     

    Attached Files:

  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #19
    You writing an essay?
     
  16. needfx macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #20
    a dissertation maybe? :D
     
  17. MacRy macrumors 601

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #21
    I think he hates them all so much that he can't find anything nice to say ;)
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #22
    I'll admit to being curious as to how this will turn out. In fact, I'll admit to having been intrigued by the premise and title of the week's contest, as I love studying the play of light and shadow on whatever it is one chooses to photograph.

     
  19. MacRy macrumors 601

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #23
    Weekly Photo Contest: November 26 to December 3 - In The Shadows

    I think I may have misinterpreted the brief this week as I thought it was about revealing what was in the shadows and not showing shots with shadows, which is the way everyone else seems to have gone.

    I think that Anonymous freak went the same way as me.
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #24
    Only Archie knows! And he has obviously been on the sauce all weekend :D

    ----------

    Why not submit an entry?
     
  21. thebro20 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    #25

    i think a lot of pictures, mine included, the shadows were blocking part of the image and it was exposed more (while taking the image or in pp) to reveal what was in the shadow
     

Share This Page