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01-30-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Point and Shoot Contest #39 -Night Shots-

As title suggests, I would like pictures taken at night, outdoors, and can be moon
on water, city streets, lit buildings, etc.

THE RULES
1. Have fun!
2. No 35mm, APS, or 4/3 SLR/DSLR cameras allowed. 110 film SLRs, 35mm and smaller
rangefinder/viewfindercameras are allowed. No large format cameras allowed. As to medium
format, 6x9/6x6 or 35mm box cameras and Holga or Holga-type (Lomo) cameras are allowed.
Basically, if you have cameras that can mount other lenses, they aren't allowed.
3. Entries will close on February 28, 2011, midnight GMT.
4. Maximum image dimensions are 800x800 pixels.
5. List camera brand, model with entry for all to see.
6. THEME: "Night shots"
7. Max of 3 photographs per person.
8. Post processing is fine.
9. Winner will set up and judge next contest.

I've been told that night pictures are difficult with digital point and shoots, but
hope you'll give it a try. I'm not a slave to sharp focus, if a picture grabs me
in some way, that is enough. Agree with Bart, it is purely subjective by the judge's
viewpoint and should NOT denigrate the fine work I've seen posted here.

Some examples from an Olympus Trip 35 (35mm zone focus film camera):





If you have an aging digital point and shoot (like I have, Fuji F10) converting to
B&W does away with color noise and CA.

Looking forward to your entries!


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01-31-2011, 01:02 AM   #2
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Anyway, the use of tripod is not prohibited
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QuoteOriginally posted by G.T Quote
Anyway, the use of tripod is not prohibited
Excellent point, G.T, any flat surface will do, flash off, and use the timer function.
A lot of digital point and shoots have a night mode program, too. Don't be afraid
to experiment, have fun!
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My "fully night mode" is: camera screwed onto the 'pod, 2s timer, night mode on, lowest sensitivity (ISO), and of course flash off. Anything else is extras, call it trimming or experience.
I wouldn't dare writing I have so much experience. Time will tell, and here the night is coming

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The only one reason why I sometimes take the lead on these contest is because I use to post the first submission

Trouville (just one bridge away from Deauville) by night. This is took from the bridge, indeed.

EXIF :
Camera Pentax Optio P80
Exposure
2.5
Aperture
f/5.3
Focal Length
16.5 mm
ISO Speed
125
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
X-Resolution 72 dpi
Y-Resolution 72 dpi
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
Software Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Date and Time (Modified) 2010:08:05 11:45:31
YCbCr Positioning Co-sited
Date and Time (Original) 2010:08:03 22:07:02+02:00

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I see we're off to a good start.

Nice theme. Challenging...

I'll need some time to come up with something.
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Nice one, G. T, we're off and running!

Bart, looking forward to your entries.
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Agree, that IS a nice theme. I know there will be many people challenging, but as I used to say when I was younger, racing is living, so...
I also wait a while before posting my next attempts

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I might actually be able to participate in this. I missed the last contest because I didn't have the daylight for the picture I wanted to take until it was too late.

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2. No 35mm, APS, or 4/3 SLR/DSLR cameras allowed. 110 film SLRs, 35mm and smaller
rangefinder/viewfindercameras are allowed. No large format cameras allowed. As to medium
format, only Holga or Holga-type (Lomo) cameras are allowed.
Does this hold true for medium format box-type cameras in general, or ONLY the Holga/Lomo branded stuff? I have a Kodak Autographic Brownie No. 2 I'd like to use for this one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
Does this hold true for medium format box-type cameras in general, or ONLY the Holga/Lomo branded stuff? I have a Kodak Autographic Brownie No. 2 I'd like to use for this one.
Box cameras are certainly welcome here, one of my faves.

I edited my original post to include them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chubasco Quote
Box cameras are certainly welcome here, one of my faves.

I edited my original post to include them.
Sweet

I'll have to act quick to get my shots back before the deadline. Wish me luck.
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Good luck, Erik. The result may well worth the effort !
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Are pre-dawn, post sunset with sky still partially lit OK or is full night needed?
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Are pre-dawn, post sunset with sky still partially lit OK or is full night needed?
Pretty much am after full night, with lighting by moon or artificial. Sorry, I know this
theme is more difficult.
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My film is at the developer and I am assured it will be back with more than a week to spare.
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