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09-05-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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Pentax Point & Shoot Competition #58

Pentax Point & Shoot Competition #58 - Close-up/Macro
Almost all compact cameras allow us to shoot with a close up focus or macro setting but this can be quite tricky to get good results.
This month lets see what you can do with any subject - flowers, insects, things - but they must be close-ups. Manipulation of image size in PP is also OK so even if your camera has no macro setting you can fudge a good result

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The Rules

1. Have Fun!

2. Cameras:
No cameras with sensors larger than 1"
No large format or camera typically requiring a tripod to use
No interchangeable lens cameras
No 35mm (D)SLRs or any camera weighing over 1 kg

Cameras permitted (cameras listed as acceptable here supersede rules above)
Fixed-lens 35mm and smaller-format film and digital rangefinder and viewfinder cameras
Interchangeable or Fixed-lens 110 film SLRs and Pentax Q
TLRs, 6x9, 6x7, 6x6 and 6x4.5 Medium Format "Folding", "Box", or "Holga-style" scale focus cameras (subject to 1 kg weight limitation)

3. Entries will close on Sept 30, 2012. Midnight. GMT.

4. Maximum image dimensions are 1024x768 (ish) pixels

5. Max of 3 image entries per person, from archives or fresh. Entries may be withdrawn or changed

6. List camera brand, model with entry for all to see, and exposure data would be nice.

7. Post processing is fine.

8. Contest winner determines the rules, selects theme, sets closing date and judges next competition

9. Have Fun!

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09-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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This sounds like a lot of fun! Also sounds like I need to get my W90 out of the shop and possibly additionally get my Optio A40's screen repaired.
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I hope so, Unixrevolution. Looking forward to your entries.
I particularly wanted to try getting people out to take a few new pics rather than just scrolling through their archives. To me its taking the pic that adds to the fun.
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Things found on my nightstand. Taken with a Canon PowerShot A620 and edited in LR3

1.) Sunglasses


2.) Cologne bottle


3.) Watch


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Right - we are away with three excellent submissions from samtr87.

I really like the sunglasses image.
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Ohhh, closeup/macro yum! I'll be using my Ricoh GRD3
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Hi Kyteflyer - haven't heard from you for ages. Hope you are well and its good to have you back.
I am really looking forward to your entries from the GRD3!
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More close-up than macro.
There is even one I took today


Wood





Flower contre-jour




Ornament




All taken with Panasonic FX500


Sam, nice entries!
The glasses are my favourite.

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Thanks guys!
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Three great entries, Bart. I think that image of the wood is wonderful - so gnarly and interesting.
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Thank you, Anton.
That's the one from today
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Three from the GRD3, all taken at home, with sharpening and levels in PS to lift them a bit.

1) A pair of old garden gloves I havent put away yet.
2) The reflected base of a glass ornament, sitting on my iphone.
3) A view of Tom's nose, because he wouldnt look into the camera (I think he thinks its going to steal his soul)

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I like the gloves, because if you hadn't said what they were, I would have never guessed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
More close-up than macro.
There is even one I took today

Flower contre-jour
My favourite... flowers with backlighting always look great!

QuoteOriginally posted by samtr87 Quote
I like the gloves, because if you hadn't said what they were, I would have never guessed.
Thanks, Sam. I like yours also but probably the chanel best, followed by the specs, bit of a pest, you beat me to that one
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Fun! Here are three from the Oly XZ-1, using its "super-macro" mode. The lens was almost touching the paper... Camera was sitting on my desk, the subject was leaned up against my keyboard, and the flashlight app of my Android phone served as a soft light for the two straight-on shots. Just held it up above while tripping the shutter.

Bonus point for those who recognize the subject item

Jim

100% crop from image, no PP was done otherwise:


image resized to 900 px width, no other PP done:


image resized to 900 px width, no other PP done:
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