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02-03-2017, 08:00 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Point & Shoot Competition # 109 - Abstract

Welcome to the February 2017 contest - "Abstract."

This is a wide open theme, and your photo can be of anything (or nothing, so to speak), but it should convey some kind of visual idea that isn't necessarily tied to the subject itself: it can be "about" pattern, color, shape, texture, etc. If you aren't familiar with the idea of abstract photography, you might start by reading here or here.




The usual rules:

1. Have lots of 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 style cameras.
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 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Midnight (EST).

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. No restrictions on when the entries were taken.

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

8. Enter up to three images, however you may change your entries as many times as you like up to the contest closing date/time.


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Question: I'm not completely sure, but does my old Sony Cybershot 717 meet the permitted camera rules?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Titia Quote
Question: I'm not completely sure, but does my old Sony Cybershot 717 meet the permitted camera rules?
Lens is fixed, sensor is small. Looks like yes is the answer.

https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf717
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Super theme, Sluggo! Abstracts are always interesting and require creativity.
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Going to be a fun month ! I'll get things started while waiting for the Super Bowl kickoff.
A macro/abstract of plastic drink straws. Taken with my Olympus TG-4 using the "Microscope" mode.
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This is my first Abstract entry. We have (by choice) no central heating, but we heat our home with a Norwegian coal stove and a Belgian wood stove. On the coal stove we've placed an old aluminium water kettle. I took this closeup in the evening while a lamp was reflecting in the kettle.
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My second entry. Photographed through an empty plastic Cola bottle which was standing on my always messy desk.
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Innovative images Titia. Especially like the 1st image.

Zman, does the TG4 have the focus stacking mode for more depth of field in macro mode? If so how well do you like that feature?
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Innovative images Titia. Especially like the 1st image.

Zman, does the TG4 have the focus stacking mode for more depth of field in macro mode? If so how well do you like that feature?
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Thanks, but I'm not satisfied with the last two. They don't really meet the theme. I'll replace them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Innovative images Titia. Especially like the 1st image.

Zman, does the TG4 have the focus stacking mode for more depth of field in macro mode? If so how well do you like that feature?
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Yes, the TG-4 does have focus stacking. I have tried it just playing around, and you are able to see a difference in DOF between a single macro shot and using the focus stacking mode. Haven't used it much though, so that's about all I can offer. Olympus does give a lot of nice features in a P&S camera. My favorite is "Live Composite".
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Great and creative entries already! With use of shape, texture and colours.

I'll see if I can come up with something before the end of the month.
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Olympus XA2, Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film. The shadows are created by direct and reflected sunlight. Sadly this location has been "renovated" with smooth deck cladding and skinny metal railings, ruining one of my favourite places to take abstract shadow photos.
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"Big Apple" reflection ...

From the archives ...

Window reflection of NYC building taken with my old Nikon P7000. PP with PSE 9 and Topaz software.
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