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12-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Point and Shoot Competition #73: Wait…. what?

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!


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Interesting contest concept. Perked up the ears of my Sigma DP1Merrill. Hmmm, this is is going to require some thought.
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12-14-2013, 01:04 AM   #3
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Well, I'm sure sure I get the point... We don't need to do something like in "Blow up" ?
12-14-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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Well, this is going to be fun. You just enabled "Hard Mode" with this theme haha.

12-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Yup, will require some thought. If anyone is looking for some possible inspiration check out these links...

88 Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography | InstantShift
45 Creative Forced-Perspective Photography [PICS]
Amazing Miniature Scenes Shot with Model Cars, Forced Perspective and a $250 P&S

The greater depth of field with smaller camera's is a huge benefit for these types of shots.

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The mystery of Santa Claus finally solved: he travels through a wormhole ...





Merry Christmas everyone


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Nice one, Bart, I can see Liz Taylor wearing something like that...
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Thanks, chubasco!

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Great entry, Jacquot!
12-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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Bart, I can't see youor image because I'm at work and flickr is blocked hehe but I'm eager to take a look at it when I get home.
And cool entry Jacquot!

And what I came here for: Merry Christmas [or Holidays, if you're picky on that hehe] to everyone!
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Seems there is more blocked than just flickr
(I use Zenfolio)

Don't rush home just to see my entry though: definitely not worth it

Merry Christmas!
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Underwater Marlin and Lure

Taken with an Olympus TG-1

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Great underwater image, monoloco!
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"The Sky Is Full Of Christmas Ornaments". Pentax Q/01 lens. Handheld.
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