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12-29-2013, 04:58 AM   #16
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Beautiful effect, barondla!

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My daughter and her new car.

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12-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #18
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Point and Shoot Competition #73: "Wait…. what?!?!?"

For this round lets see those shots that require a second (or third) look. The double take can be from the subject itself or to analyze how the photographer created the shot. The "I can't believe it is not photoshop" effect. If you are really tricky don’t give away your technique at first… give everyone time to think about it.

Play around with forced perspective (take advantage of that small sensor lens), field of view, shutter speed, angle, lighting/flash, unexpected composition, juxtaposition and so on. Happy accidents accepted but it is a more interesting experience if you visualize the shot and then make it happen.

Contest judged on how technique, creativity and how effective the "double take" is.

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 1kg.


Cameras permitted (cameras listed as acceptable here supersede rules above):

Mobile phones, old and new, iPods, tablets, toy cameras.
Fixed-lens 35mm and smaller-format film and digital rangefinder and viewfinder cameras.
Note:To me this would include things like the Ricoh GRs, Sony RX1, Sigma DP series, X100 and so on.. they are fixed lens, digital viewfinder cameras that have 35mm or small sensors.
Interchangeable or fixed-lens 110film SLRs and Pentax Q.
TLRs, 6x9, 6x7, 6x6, Medium Format "folding", "box", or "Holga-style" scale focus cameras ( subject to 1kg weight limitation).
Any camera brand allowed.



3. Entries will close on 31 December, 2013 23:59 CST (USA).
4. Maximum image dimensions are 1024x768 (ish) pixels.
5. List camera brand and model with entry for all to see, and exposure data would be nice.
6. Post-processing is limited to global processing. Exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpening/NR, rotating, cropping..etc. No adding/deleting elements from the shot in PP. Double exposures allowed only if shot in camera.
7. The photos in this contest must have been shot within the last year.
8. Contest winner determines the rules, selects theme, sets closing date and judges the next competition.
9. Enter up to 3 images.
10. HAVE FUN!
Would my Canon G-12 qualify?
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Would my Canon G-12 qualify?
Yes, I think it does. It can't have a sensor as big as 35mm. Enter your images.
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Interesting point of view, Mooey.
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The Best of the Season to You

My entry, which I am entitling "The Best of the Season to You." This was taken with my Canon G-12, a sort of halfway camera between point-and-shoot and SLR, but no interchangeable lens. It is a good choice when you want good image quality and ability to shoot with varied manual settings, but do not the weight of an SLR. I had two interesting photos, and it was tough selecting which one to enter. Later, to avoid confusion, I will post the other photo. Thanks for a very interesting and challenging contest!

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21.5 mm
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1067x800 --slightly above rules, but I am not sure how to reduce the resolution.
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Interesting point of view, Mooey.
Thanks.
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Ice Skaters at Bryant Park (NYC)

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Thanks to all that entered this month!

Working backwards through the shots….

Spodeworld, I like the combination of people in motion in the foreground with more static people (and objects) in the background. Just gives more sense of motion to the couple. Great timing around the tree.

Ivanvernon, this shot reminds me of the simple beauty of snow falling. The flash lighting up the snow close in and the lights in the background is a nice combination.

Mooey, glad to see someone used forced perspective! It can be a fun way to shoot though often very challenging. Nice job getting the scale to look relative. Do you have the EXIF for that shot? I am curious what the focal length was for that shot? Seeing that shot reminds me again what a nice camera the MX-1 is. What did your daughter think of that picture? Mine would have been amazed how big her little car became.

Barondla, beautiful colors. I like the combination of red/green at both the top and the reflections colors at the bottom. 1/3 of a second handheld looks very steady. The Q is always fun!

Monoloco, great timing! I assume that one happened very quickly. Were you swimming or scuba diving on that shot. The touch of orange in all that blue is a nice touch.

Jacquot, I keep coming back to this one and can’t decide if it is a reflection, double exposure or just a great angle on the subject.

Bart, we kept looking for wormholes here but weren’t able to find any. Nice job grabbing that one and for being the first to open up this competition.

Based on this competitions idea of a shot requiring multiple looks to see what is going on the winner is Jacquot. As I said above I still am not sure if this is just an interesting composition of something more than that. Do you have a higher resolution version available to check out?

Thanks again to all,

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Congratulations on your winning entry! Nice shot. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks, and on to the next challenge! Good work, all who entered. I liked the entries. Mine was really a captured multiple juxtaposition of things that were there in real time, totally as it was, and I tend to look for those opportunities. I was very happy myself when I saw the final image, it worked. I kept coming back to it, so when I saw the challenge, I knew where to go. No tricks here. Thank you.
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Here's a little higher reso. The large sculpture is a wooden shell. The angle hid the architectural transitions which happened to align with some of the sculpture, and the guy looking from the left to the sculpture on the right helped, as did other alignments. Then there was the lighting... Totally found/discovered.
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Great enteries everyone. Compact cameras strutting their stuff. The contest forced one to think ahead. Super theme. Congratulations to Jacquot. An amazing image.

Shawn, my hand holding the Q at such slow shutter speeds needs an explanation. I was sitting in a car, hands resting on the window edge. The "Christmas lights" are the out of focus rain drops on the window. I would never be able to hold the Q steady other wise.
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Bring on the next contest Jacquot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shawn67 Quote
Mooey, glad to see someone used forced perspective! It can be a fun way to shoot though often very challenging. Nice job getting the scale to look relative. Do you have the EXIF for that shot? I am curious what the focal length was for that shot? Seeing that shot reminds me again what a nice camera the MX-1 is. What did your daughter think of that picture? Mine would have been amazed how big her little car became.
Thank you, she was very happy with it, I did get some strange looks from people walking their dogs lol

Copied the stats from Flickr:

Focal: 24.0 mm
Shutter: 1/60
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100

Congrats to the winner Jacquot.
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Monoloco, great timing! I assume that one happened very quickly. Were you swimming or scuba diving on that shot. The touch of orange in all that blue is a nice touch.
Actually, I just held the camera below the surface and snapped the shot.
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