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P52-5-2 Focus - Selective
Posted By: Tsukiouji, 12-09-2012, 04:58 PM

This week's theme is a classic: Selective focus.

Just some backgrounds and some ideas:
How to use selective focus techniques?
The art of selective focus
Slective focus - Stock photos
P52-4 Winning entry, "Rusty Clothespin" by Jools
P52-3 Winning entry by VaughnA

(Photos for the Week #2 competition are to be taken between Dec 10, 2012 and Dec 16, 2012.)

1. Anyone and everyone who is interested in eligible. The goal continues to be
have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques with fellow
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-3 thread for the week. Explain what
motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is about technique, and not camera, shots taken by non Pentax cameras are allowed.
Cameras may be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot, Medium Format, et cetera.
6. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is
active to be eligible for judging.
8. Any picture taken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable
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12-15-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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Here's my entry-(lest Tsukiouji thinks we all gone on holiday.)
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OK, it's not the most creative... but I'll start... {it's a Chickadee (dee dee)}

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Photographed with an SMC Pentax-F 100-300 1:4.5-5.6 on a tripod-mounted Pentax K-x at 1/60, f/4.5, ISO 800, 128 mm, center-weighted averaging.
I photographed part of this tree earlier this month for the "Single in December" thread. I returned today for the Selective Focus challenge.
Thanks very much for this challenge, and thanks to all who post their photos.
Best wishes.

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12-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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It was a lovely day for a sail yesterday. This is a shot of the bow lines on the pulpit rail.

Two turns, and a couple of half hitches.
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This highlighted fern on my hike today (no snow yet!) seemed a natural for selective focus. Shot with the kit lens, f/4.5, 1/60s.

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Brick Home

I was out for a walk and noticed an interesting crack in a brick wall. Only after I took the picture did I realize there was a tiny spider who had made its home there.
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Well, I have two I like from today's walk but went with a third because it is strange.

Pentax K-5, Tamron 90mm, IS0 100, F/2.8, 1/160 on a Tripod

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12-16-2012, 07:21 AM   #9
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Jolly good show what-Project 52-5 is rocking again!
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An anachronism.
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Decided to play with ornaments. I like the way this one turned out.

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Lego Winter

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OK as per the rules of this challenge, this one is officially closed.
Winner will be posted later today.

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