Weekly photo contest, Oct 15-22 2018: The Night

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Donka, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Donka macrumors 68030

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    I'm a big fan of night time photography but not very good at it so definitely in need of some insight and inspiration. This theme really opens the doors to interpretation so feel free to get creative. It could be a moonlit scene, fireworks in the sky, a moody side street under street lighting or an expansive starscape. Astro shots are definitely welcome but please keep from full on Astrophotography as that is a whole theme on its own and a little too specialised. Please keep to the basics of regular cameras, lenses and tripods and post processing and avoid the likes of telescopes and tracking mounts etc.

    Be creative and have fun with this one folks!
    Cheers, Andy.

    As per normal...
    • The photographs must be of your own creation.

    • Explore, get creative and have fun with it.

    • You may only submit one photo per weekly contest round.

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

    • The contest runs for one week, starting NOW!

    • 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 they possibly can.

    • If the Judge is unable to complete the selection within 48 hours of the deadline for close, then a vote will be carried out to select a winner. This will be based on the number of "likes" each image has. In the event of a draw, the second place winner from the previous week will choose the tiebreaker.

    • 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, after that it defers to 2nd place).

    • Winners please update the Weekly Photo Contest Master thread

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/weekly-photo-contest-master-list-2015-tbd.1945331
     
  2. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    Out of curiosity, is it okay to have an image shot at dawn, rather than full on night? I don't have one, but surprisingly had an idea for something I wanted to shoot this week anyway. Is the idea just a "dark sky" image?
     
  3. Donka thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, should be fine so go for it. Technically dawn still has elements of the night and I can't really offer more until seeing the image. As long as there are no spiders I'm good! ;)
     
  4. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    This was taken at the end of a night shift using a Sony RX100 M2, and shows the approach of dawn over the Thames at Gravesend.

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    Dawn Over Gravesend Reach
    by Hugh Russell, on Flickr

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
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    Probably my one and only self portrait for MR. It’s an old shot, using a Kodak DX6490 bridge—a faithful companion that is still operational to this day.
     
  8. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    Having a play with Lightroom CC Classic's latest update of HDR Panoramas. This is the end result of 4 frames, each with 3 exposure bracketed shots, so 12 frames total, making a hand-held 180 degree HDR panorama. Given the ultra-wide angle distortion at play & me being hand-held, I am impressed.

    On one side it's night time already, on the other side it's the last vestiges of sunset.

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    *SORRY* New entry. My first post was too much like the previous post so unfair.

    Night shot with a car passing. The car illuminated the clouds.

    [​IMG]DSCF4440-Edit.jpg by Ken OHagan, on Flickr
     
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    View from Pilatus moutain over Lucerne at night, Switzerland.
    (E-M1 II, 7-14 PRO)
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  13. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    74846CA3-D1C7-4089-9905-7481E639AF98.jpeg Actually got out and shot tonight. It has been too long.
     
  14. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Oh boy, you're going to have fun with this lot @Donka ;)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  15. Donka thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yup, started regretting the win and my choice of theme almost immediately! :confused:
    Still, I'm not one to shirk a challenge!
     
  16. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    What has already been posted beats any of my similar images. I decided to go minimalist and abstract.

    Sparkler-2.jpg
     
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    That’s definitely killing it. Worth the effort.
     
  19. Donka thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Tut tut. No comments until the competition is over! You will get first place as punishment you know! :cool:
     
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