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PROJECT 52-8-19 - SHAPES-Curves
Posted By: noelcmn, 05-09-2016, 07:00 AM

Welcome to Project 52-8 for the year 2016. We move onto the exciting subject of Shapes-and this week it is Curves, which has proved popular in the Project 52 history.

Images for Project 52-8-19 are to be taken between Monday 9 May 2016 through to Sunday 15 May 2016. Closing times is midnight in your time Zone

1. Anyone and everyone interested in the challenge is eligible. The goal continues to be to have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques
with fellow Pentaxians.
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore. The theme/sub-concepts are chosen by the facilitator every week. You are only
required to submit a photo taken during the week of the challenge, and in keeping with the theme/sub-concept and be willing to be the judge if you win.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-8 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. And we will include images taken with phones as well.
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. It is up to the discretion of the current week's
Judge to accept or decline early/late entries i.e. a day earlier or a day late. Usually there is some flexibility here to allow as many entrants as possible. BUT
8. Additional images are welcome, but please keep them to a minimum. If more than one image is posted, make sure you identify your entry for the challenge.
Additional images should also please comply with rule 1 and rule 7.
9. Any picture taken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable.
10. The WINNER of each weekly challenge is the JUDGE of the next weeks Project 52-8 and may not participate in the challenge.
11. The host/facilitator (in this case noelcmn) may participate in the challenge, provided he/she is not the judge.

Here are some examples to inspire us.

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Abstract of an outdoor wall hanging.

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I like your minimalist approach, Susan.

When on a hike in the woods today I came across this...

Relic of a Former Life Grain in a long-dead fallen tree, shot with the Pentax K-5IIs, Sigma 10-20/3.5-5.6 @10mm, 1/20s, f5.6, ISO 400, handheld.

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I had taken a couple pictures earlier in the week for the challenge, but I've been posting enough so-so pictures, and decided to try and see if I could do better. I think this one came out alright, and downtown Norcross, GA is always a very nice place to walk around during lunch time, with two different parks so close to each other. This one is the newer park. In the picture there's curves, straight lines, highs, lows, nice clouds and even the American flag... something for every one I guess

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Curves within Curves

I used my K-5 and Tamron 90 f/2.8 macro lens on a tripod -- f/9, ISO 100, 1/25 exposure. Perhaps a microcosmic view of Tamia's Relic?

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An abstract.
It looks that content of this book is very hot...

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Fab images in this weeks Project 52.

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A lot of curves on the road through Badlands NP.

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Curves of a Young Cow

Curves which will delight both the bull and the farmer. Organic curves are hard to beat, even though the hyperbolic curve of the spillway down a drinking water reservoir came close. I'm struggling a bit with poitrait orientation in the forum. The limited vertical size requires tight crops in order to retain details, this picture though looks nicer with a bit more room if viewed at bigger sizes. I just haven't gone through deciding on external hosting yet ...
Looking at the pictures from this weekend, I'm very happy with my new DFA28-105mm, btw.
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Project 52: Curves taken with Pentax K-1 and Pentax-M 85/2 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
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I took this photo of a wild turkey to show all of the curves in their feathers, the shape of the feathers, the curves in the individual barbs of the feather, and the curves in the markings.
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Some Very nice submissions everyone! As I understand I am the judge of this week entries...quite an honor. I will post the winners in a little while. Thanks for participating.


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