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01-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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Point & Shoot Contest # 15

Welcome to P&S contest #15. Standard rules for this contest are as follows:

Rules of entry

1. ANY camera other than a slr/dslr is eligble.
2. Entries will end on Sunday Feb 1st 6 pm Pacific time.
3. Maximum image dimensions are 800 X 800 pixels.
4. List camera BRAND, MODEL, and FORUM NAME with entry for all to see.
5. NO THEME! Post any subject.
6. Maximum of 3 photos per photographer.
7. Post processing is fine.
8. Winner will set up and judge next contest.
9. Remember to have FUN!

You'll get extra credit for night photography, a B&W conversion, a macro, or vibrant colors. That should cover a lot of subjects.

I look forward to your submissions. Thank you in advance for participating!

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Here's a shot to get things going. This is as close as I can get using my Canon Powershot S60.

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Three s5600 pictures by me.

A few.. dont know if they are the best i got, but i seem to like them:
Bigger sized images, in the same order as attached:
Inbox Foto (foto.inbox.lv)
Inbox Foto (foto.inbox.lv)
Inbox Foto (foto.inbox.lv)

FujiFilm Finepix s5600.
Maybe they are a little too post processed.. but that's how i liked pictures back then, and aggressive sharpening was almost necessary with P&S to make a clear looking picture.
When shooting, the second one was insane.. the sun was directly ahead, in most cases i wouldn't have taken that kind of picture at all, but i liked the view very much. I had to make a severe underexposure and shoot in RAW to preserve at least some detail and colors in highlights. Then some shadow pulling, heavy noise reduction and saturation boosting.
Will be happy and have more fun, when other entries appear .

P.S. Could not understand what kind of forum name i should add. Did you mean "Title"?
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01-13-2009, 04:33 AM   #4
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Here is one with my brand new Panasonic TZ5. I haven't really taken any night shots other than this one, but here we go. This one is on a 15 second frame, starry sky mode. PP'd in Lightroom to adjust the highlights and sharpened +1.




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Nice ones, Jas and Yt.


And, don't necessarily consider this an entry, but from Athens, Georgia to the original... via my Lumix FZ-7:



Also: No theme? How am I supposed to pick something, here?

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Hey, where the cannon next to City Hall?? I remember playing on that cannon as a kid and thought it was so cool back then. I was having dinner at "The National" last week and parked the car next to it. Wished I had my camera on me then.

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The double barreled cannon? That's somewhere on the street behind there, from this view, I believe.
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Daley Plaza in Chicago just after Christmas. Kodak Z710. No editing, resized for upload.

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The new Provincial Archives Building in Edmonton

We had just visited to check out a photo exhibit on the theme of the United Farmers of Alberta Provincial Archives of Alberta

I liked the way the sun behind the building lit the flags.

This next one was taken with the Pentax Optio S12.
I was just leaving the local supermarket, when the flowers they were selling caught my eye. Ever in my pocket, the S12 was whipped out, quickly clicked, and reconcealed in a few seconds. JPG right outta the camera:



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1953 Mamiya Six Model V
Medium Format Folding Rangefinder
Fuji Presto 400 b/w film


View of Tokyo's Odaiba area from the central breakwater. Since the camera has a maximum shutter speed of one second I did this shot by using the Bulb setting with a cable release and counting out, "one-two-three-four-five-six".




same camera and film as above





1971 Konica C35 Flashmatic
35mm Compact Rangefinder
DNP Centuria 200


An invitingly clear and beautiful boulder-lined pool beneath a small waterfall on the Kouzawa River in northern Kiryu. I took the photo in early January so I resisted the urge to skinny-dip. Perhaps I'll go back in the summer.
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B&W it is

I'm actually experimenting quite a bit with B&W conversions lately.
All with Panasonic FX500.

You like bikes?




This one is for the foggy atmosphere.



The last one has a lot of noise but I liked the result after the B&W conversion: kind of like an old grainy picture.

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I like the middle (second) one, by Bart very much. Can we see a bigger version. something like 800..1024*X?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ytterbium Quote
I like the middle (second) one, by Bart very much. Can we see a bigger version. something like 800..1024*X?
Sure:
1100x468




1680x753




Personally, I think the 1680x753 is beyond the optimal resolution limits of the image?
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Yes. Maybe for someone with higher DPI screen, biggest looks the same, but on my screen
1100x468
is the optimum size (comfortable viewing and the sharp detail i like in this image).
Btw, thank you for posting bigger ones.

As a note on resolution limits. There are many cases when it is not the main factor for image size. Very often, when viewing image at different size or distance you preceive its contents completely differently, get a completely different emotions when looking at it.

IMHO this might be related to hybrid images:
Interpreting hybrid images Neurophilosophy
When viewing a photograph wich has not been taken to exhibit such effect on purpose, there will not be two different images. But the main elemnts you preceive, to form an impression of image may change, changing the general feeling and idea you get from image.

Sometimes you can observe this effect on trains, leaving or approacing, visible at long distance. If you keep looking at it, sometimes you can even see its look morphing right before your eyes, instead of just getting smaller/bigger. If i am correct, their front is on purpouse painted in such way, to be noticable and have a warning character, when viewed from different distances.
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Just messing around with my new camera

Brand new Pentax Optio A40 taken through a hotel window in Wilmington, DE. Pretty noisy picture, but then I don't really know how to use the manual camera settings yet. Per Contest Rules, this is the Pentax P&S Camera Discussion Forum.
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