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theantiquetiger
10-02-2016, 12:18 AM
Hi members!
This month's photo assignment is 'Salt' and assignments should be posted right here in this thread.
Okay then who will post first?
Level 2 assignment is here http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?t=24015&p=162440#post162440

Runmonty
10-02-2016, 04:14 AM
I had to put salt in the pool today. I reserved some for a few quick macro shots.

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Runmonty
10-02-2016, 07:42 AM
I am having some fun with these.

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Marko
10-02-2016, 11:18 AM
very cool start RM - Thx for starting the thread AT!

mbrager
10-07-2016, 12:52 AM
From the Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk last Saturday in the Calgary East Village

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5576/30050043572_1e736932d6_b.jpg

Barefoot
10-12-2016, 02:11 AM
It doesn't hurt to put this here, does it?

The Salt of the Earth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgd3ZDtx8lg)

Runmonty
10-12-2016, 02:59 AM
Thanks for the share Barefoot. That one is now on my "to watch" list.

Barefoot
10-21-2016, 02:54 PM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/NaCL_zpsh1qm8aqt.jpg (http://s781.photobucket.com/user/CircleOfConfussion/media/NaCL_zpsh1qm8aqt.jpg.html)

Marko
10-23-2016, 06:41 AM
Missed these new entries - nice one Mbrager, I really dig the comp and moment captured.
Barefoot - Gorgeous. Fabulous comp and concept. My only niggle is - Was this shot on tripod? What was the aperture? Feels a hint soft on the salt.

Barefoot
10-24-2016, 09:08 AM
Was this shot on tripod? What was the aperture? Feels a hint soft on the salt.

Nope, hand held @f/5.6 with the 16-35mm f/4. I had the iso at 1600 for a shutter speed fast enough and that lens should be sharp at the focal distance I was working with. The full size looks pretty sharp on my monitor, so I'm at a loss.

theantiquetiger
10-24-2016, 06:57 PM
It looks soft because the sides of the letters are not perfectly sharp, due to salt not being perfectly lined up.

Barefoot
10-24-2016, 09:03 PM
It looks soft because the sides of the letters are not perfectly sharp, due to salt not being perfectly lined up.

That could be it. I laid the letters down first and poured the salt over them. Had to come up with a way to remove the letters and the best I could do was to stick them with a straight pin and lift them up. Just couldn't help a little spillage. :headslap:

theantiquetiger
10-24-2016, 09:08 PM
Thats what I mean, it maybe near impossible to get sharp edges after lifting the blocks. You may want to try spraying it with hair spray or something similar before lifting the blocks.

theantiquetiger
10-24-2016, 09:11 PM
BTW, I am a science geek. It is NaCl not NaCL. Luckily "L" does not appear on the periodic table, so you may get away with it :cool:

Barefoot
10-24-2016, 09:47 PM
BTW, I am a science geek. It is NaCl not NaCL. Luckily "L" does not appear on the periodic table, so you may get away with it :cool:

A thought just occurred to me. Why didn't I put the pins in the letters before I poured the salt over them? Sheesh! Now I'll have to drag everything back out for the do-over. Thanks for the info, I feel stupid.:o

Marko
11-13-2016, 12:17 AM
Just curious - What was your shutter speed?
100% Tripod with cable release or self timer on the redo (and shoot it at F/11 or F/16) would be my recommendation.
Love to see the result for a head to head.

Barefoot
11-13-2016, 12:18 PM
Just curious - What was your shutter speed?
100% Tripod with cable release or self timer on the redo (and shoot it at F/11 or F/16) would be my recommendation.
Love to see the result for a head to head.

First one was at 1/30s with a iso of 1600.

I re-shot it a day or so later, but it didn't look that much better so I elected not to post the re-do. It's a table top affair as you might imagine. My go-to tripod doesn't have a tilt feature. I suppose I could have reversed the column to hang beneath, but then I would have had to use live view (don't like live-view) for comp or taken the time and trouble to set up the a wireless connection between camera and iPad. That's a piece of cake with the a6000, but the D800 doesn't have built in wi-fi and I didn't want to deal with the extra hardware and cabling. With as much effort, or more, as the former solutions I managed to find my old Tiltall tripod (from the sixties) and the counterweight needed to use it.

When it was all set up I shot this on at f/18 with iso100 and a hint of strobe yielding a sec exposure using a 3 second exposure delay mode.


http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/Na%20Cl_zpsqdbgkv8a.jpg (http://s781.photobucket.com/user/CircleOfConfussion/media/Na%20Cl_zpsqdbgkv8a.jpg.html)