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JAS_Photo
10-28-2009, 01:13 PM
I was just looking at some of Darwin Wigget's work and was thinking landscapes or cityscapes in portrait orientation might be an idea.

Darwin Wiggett - Photographer - Photography.ca (http://www.photography.ca/photographer/wiggett_darwin.html)

Oh yeah, it ties in with Marko's latest podcast as well. :)

I like that idea! tying into the podcast --good thinking Raiven!

Sounds cool and then we could do portraits in landscape orientation another month.

a very cool suggestion raiven

I'm game! Love doing landscapes portrait way!

I am going with the idea too, although I won't have such really great landscapes here as you all have.


I am going with the idea too, although I won't have such really great landscapes here as you all have.

are you kidding? Are you seriously saying that there are no great landscapes in Europe? we need to do an exchange

Looks like a winner... winner winner chicken dinner. :D


Are you seriously saying that there are no great landscapes in Europe? Noooo - I am only speaking for my little, little place where I am living (and I was comparing with all your wiiiiiiiiddddde landscapes!)


Noooo - I am only speaking for my little, little place where I am living (and I was comparing with all your wiiiiiiiiddddde landscapes!)

phew. okay then :) hopefully maybe you can come here and get some.

Marko
11-01-2009, 11:29 AM
Ok everyone - landscapes or cityscapes in portrait orientation it is. Great suggestion raiven!

Now who will post first?:D

jumpinjimmyjava
11-01-2009, 03:59 PM
I hope this landscape capture qualifies for this assignment. The title is "Mother Mary" as that is the name on this wonderful old grave stone. Mary died in 1887 in rural Southern Ontario, Canada. It is such a quiet peaceful place - jimmy :)

casil403
11-01-2009, 08:47 PM
I took this from the Calgary Jewish Cemetary today. I hope the levelling is better. It's strange...almost like an optical illusion, it looked completely straight on the tripod, got home and it was off quite a bit so not sure what's going on up there....:confused:
This is an HDR using 7 shots.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2424/4066127029_b027859587_o.jpg

Bambi
11-01-2009, 09:05 PM
okay so it's a cemetary theme?

very nice entries both of you!

Bambi
11-01-2009, 09:23 PM
here's my effort.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/Su5AzvgwVwI/AAAAAAAAB8U/1ITUtxVX9W0/s800/DSC01960.JPG

JAS_Photo
11-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Love the earthy palette, JJJJ and those warm colors of fall, Casil! Great photo, Bambi! Love the composition.

Ok, so I am a keener too. :)

River's Edge


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4067384636_43237b8919_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4067384636/)

Bambi
11-02-2009, 11:53 AM
thanks Raiven. the pollution in London makes it hard to get a real clear shot!

Marko
11-02-2009, 12:43 PM
Nice shots so far everyone!

jumpinjimmyjava
11-02-2009, 07:22 PM
Hey thanks for your nice comments raiven and Bambi. Not quite sure what a Keener is ! - jimmy

hodaka
11-02-2009, 07:29 PM
Hmm, looks like I need to get out and do more - I did a bunch of Landscape in Portrait last month as my own assignment!

casil403
11-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Here's another HDR shot i took on the weekend with November's assignment in mind:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4063610936_c00536349d_o.jpg

Iguanasan
11-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Halifax Harbour

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kat
11-03-2009, 10:55 PM
Hmmm..well.. it's snowing..lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/4073481869_d0d9cdff9b_o.jpg

alducente
11-04-2009, 09:58 AM
Here's one I took from a recent visit to a rainy New York City.

http://files.alducente.com/share/cityscape.jpg

Marko
11-04-2009, 10:02 AM
These latest ones are way cool as well - Nice:highfive:

kurtdriver
11-08-2009, 12:56 AM
Hey thanks for your nice comments raiven and Bambi. Not quite sure what a Keener is ! - jimmy

That would be one who's keen. Might be archaic, or perhaps American.

MoinMoin
11-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Here is my attempt: A scene in a open-air-museum with an old fishing boat.

http://www.digifotospass.de/data/media/2/kahnlandschaft.jpg

EJC
11-09-2009, 12:57 AM
Here is the view from our hotel room from this weekends trip to Banff.

JAS_Photo
11-09-2009, 01:04 AM
Casil and I attended a lecture by Darwin Wigget today who more or less inspired this month's theme. It was a very informative lecture, about the use of lenses, how the different focal lengths affect the outcome and depth of field and all that good stuff. He also lectured on how to use your lenses to portray or accentuate elements of your photo, etc. Ha! Then he tells us he uses mostly Perspective Control lenses for his landscapes and also uses the shift function to create the squares and long portrait oriented photos that are stitched together later in post. Quite interesting to know how they are done. Something to aspire to! Love his long exposure landscapes as well.

http://www.darwinwiggett.com/gallery.php

kurtdriver
11-09-2009, 01:04 AM
Here is the view from our hotel room from this weekends trip to Banff.

From your hotel room? Just barely unbelievable!

JAS_Photo
11-09-2009, 01:05 AM
Nice view ECJ! But brrrr...

hodaka
11-09-2009, 11:11 AM
he uses mostly Perspective Control lenses for his landscapes and also uses the shift function to create the squares and long portrait oriented photos that are stitched together later in post.
Galleries : Nature and Landscape Photography from Canada (http://www.darwinwiggett.com/gallery.php)

I've often suspected as much when looking at his photos. Just so much going on in them.

hodaka
11-09-2009, 08:09 PM
OK, went back to Cottonwood Falls, here's one for the assignment:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4090716767_99e1731168_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-09-2009, 11:59 PM
Very nice Hodaka!

scorpio_e
11-10-2009, 02:12 PM
Hmmm..well.. it's snowing..lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/4073481869_d0d9cdff9b_o.jpg

SNOWING !!!! That's insane!!!
Nice image Kat:)

casil403
11-11-2009, 12:49 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4096059628_af98b67f9d_o.jpg

Bambi
11-11-2009, 02:15 PM
WOW, amazing pictures this month!

scorpio_e
11-12-2009, 04:15 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4096059628_af98b67f9d_o.jpg

Stunning image. Love the shadows and the reflections:)

JAS_Photo
11-12-2009, 05:05 PM
Beautiful colors, Casil!

Iguanasan
11-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Attempt #2 - Granville St. Shops
4847

Greg_Nuspel
11-14-2009, 06:37 AM
The Hyatt takes a peek at what is going on
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4102142753_553073c396_b.jpg

casil403
11-14-2009, 04:43 PM
From this morning.....btw, I broke through eventually when I got down on my knees to get a different shot...lol....heck of a nice bruise on my knee! :wall-an:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/4104111520_516e977eb5_o.jpg

F8&Bthere
11-14-2009, 10:39 PM
I thought this was supposed to be a cityscapes assignment, and I'm seeing a lot of countryscapes, haha. (I stand corrected it is both- I really have to learn to slow down and read properly)

casil403
11-15-2009, 06:32 AM
Ok everyone - landscapes or cityscapes in portrait orientation it is. Great suggestion raiven!

Now who will post first?:D
I believe it is both F8.....:)

AntZ
11-15-2009, 06:44 AM
Nice capture F8. Love the tones.

Bambi
11-15-2009, 09:34 AM
Love the cityscape F8!

Mars Observer
11-15-2009, 11:40 AM
"November"

JAS_Photo
11-16-2009, 12:52 AM
A bit of a street scene at night.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4108553424_d7df257289_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4108553424/)

casil403
11-16-2009, 07:01 AM
Wow Raiven....Awesome!

kat
11-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Loving these photos everyone!

If it's cityscape some of us would be in trouble :P

kat
11-16-2009, 11:05 PM
Well..no snow :) It's been awesome here the last bit!!! Had to get one more shoot in as the rest of my time is busy!!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2670/4111453524_747989958a_o.jpg

kurtdriver
11-16-2009, 11:10 PM
Well..no snow :) It's been awesome here the last bit!!! Had to get one more shoot in as the rest of my time is busy!!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2567/4110674813_f04fd9e93d_o.jpg

Wow, that's not selectively coloured?

kat
11-16-2009, 11:11 PM
Yes..everything is bw except for the red in the sky.

casil403
11-17-2009, 07:37 AM
Another shot from my icy adventure on the weekend!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4105890293_bb4129ef06_o.jpg

Marko
11-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Really nice shots everyone!!!!
I'm gonna try to get another one in but here's a quick one from that Chinese lantern exhibition that I went to at the beginning of the month.

Iguanasan
11-19-2009, 09:53 PM
Another CityScape...

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casil403
11-19-2009, 10:12 PM
VERY, very nice Iggy! :)
Great composition!

Iguanasan
11-19-2009, 10:36 PM
VERY, very nice Iggy! :)
Great composition!

Thanks, Casil. Not sure what I might be doing differently but I've found a few of my recent shots, including this one, did not require a crop to make it worth posting. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside :o

Marko
11-19-2009, 10:40 PM
I agree - Good composition here Iggy, and nice catch!

adispi
11-20-2009, 06:37 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CwVEl4ifaow/SwZ-0uh4yyI/AAAAAAAABKA/G02Dp7DaOpk/s800/NeweShaanan.jpg

jenny
11-20-2009, 07:05 AM
how do i post a photo

Greg_Nuspel
11-20-2009, 07:08 AM
how do i post a photo

Here is an answer Fine art photography forum - FAQ: Reading and Posting Messages (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachment s)

Marko
11-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Adispi,

Thanks for posting but i believe you misread the assignment. The shot should be a landscape shot, shot VERTICALLY.

No worries though - there's still time to upload another shot!

Michaelaw
11-21-2009, 12:44 AM
Another CityScape...

4891

Great shot Iggy:highfive:

JAS_Photo
11-21-2009, 04:16 AM
Very pretty! Love the light in that one Iggy.

Iguanasan
11-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Great shot Iggy:highfive:


Very pretty! Love the light in that one Iggy.

Thanks! I was rather happy with it.

casil403
11-22-2009, 09:03 AM
Keivers Lake, Alberta

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/4124872588_1cdd358433_o.jpg

russ
11-22-2009, 10:12 AM
my attempt, nothing too exciting

Bambi
11-22-2009, 09:21 PM
HI Russ
I quite like this photo: the decrepit building, the empty sky and grass.

can you do me one teeny tiny favour though? can you level the horizon? :o

egads, remember when everyone had to tell me to level my photos?? :eek: I must actually be learning!

Michaelaw
11-22-2009, 09:33 PM
Here's my effort:)


http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/criss cross.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-23-2009, 03:59 AM
Oh! Very pretty!

JAS_Photo
11-23-2009, 05:05 AM
Kind of a wild one:
Light King

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2755/4126985571_33c0817444_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4126985571/)

russ
11-23-2009, 07:49 AM
HI Russ
I quite like this photo: the decrepit building, the empty sky and grass.

can you do me one teeny tiny favour though? can you level the horizon? :o

egads, remember when everyone had to tell me to level my photos?? :eek: I must actually be learning!

There's this...

Bambi
11-23-2009, 09:10 AM
thank you Russ!

F8&Bthere
11-23-2009, 12:50 PM
I already submitted a black & white cityscape, so now I'll try one a little more country...

Mad Aussie
11-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Hmmm..well.. it's snowing..lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/4073481869_d0d9cdff9b_o.jpg
I'm loving seeing this same beach in different seasons and weathers etc.


Some nice shots in this months challenge. :)

Bambi
11-23-2009, 02:58 PM
love it F8!

casil403
11-23-2009, 05:21 PM
These are all so awesome! :highfive: :1st:

Bambi
11-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Here's one from my trip to NY
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/SwtIWZ_RZ7I/AAAAAAAACUc/0UFmfzo-2g0/s800/DSC06665a.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-24-2009, 02:36 AM
New York just lends itself so well to the portrait oriented landscape with its super skyscrapers. Very cool!

MoinMoin
11-24-2009, 03:41 AM
Some more autumn colours:

http://www.digifotospass.de/data/media/2/mllnwildgehegeb.jpg

Bambi
11-24-2009, 08:21 AM
thank you Raiven!

MM I love the picture but it's the wrong orientation!

kat
11-24-2009, 10:26 AM
I'm loving seeing this same beach in different seasons and weathers etc.


Some nice shots in this months challenge. :)


Thanks MA. It is neat to have them...although I do need a spring one in there! :P


There are some really fantastic ones..great theme!

Iguanasan
11-24-2009, 11:24 PM
Another shot from one of my downtown excursions.

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JAS_Photo
11-25-2009, 12:43 AM
Nice one Iggy!

Iguanasan
11-25-2009, 08:06 AM
Nice one Iggy!

Thank you. :thankyou:

Marko
11-25-2009, 09:46 AM
Yup - diagonal lines are strong compositional elements and working well here - good one :highfive:

Bambi
11-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Yup - diagonal lines are strong compositional elements and working well here - good one :highfive:

I agree! this is a very nice shot! :1st:

casil403
11-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Good stuff Iggy...I like how the light is on the buildings here too!

casil403
11-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Another Fish Creek moment....had a great chinook arch today!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/4134306181_c3a7babf3f_b.jpg

Bambi
11-25-2009, 09:25 PM
NICE!:1st:

casil403
11-25-2009, 10:13 PM
I thought I'd throw a black and white portrait into the mix:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2734/4135220020_93659b5bc7_b.jpg

Xenos
11-26-2009, 11:39 PM
I hope this falls into the criteria. The Santa Monica Pier.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/focusracer30/SantaMonica038-1.jpg

Mad Aussie
11-27-2009, 01:53 AM
I hope this falls into the criteria.
Nice but nope. There's a clue in the thread title ;)

Xenos
11-27-2009, 02:35 AM
OK? Perhaps someone can explain to a newb what portrait orientation means. Is it a vertical shot vs a horizontal? If it is, well, I guess I'm pooched as I despise taking photo's vertically...

Mad Aussie
11-27-2009, 02:49 AM
OK? Perhaps someone can explain to a newb what portrait orientation means. Is it a vertical shot vs a horizontal? If it is, well, I guess I'm pooched as I despise taking photo's vertically...
Yes mate ... portrait orientation means taking the shot vertically so the longer side of the photo is vertical.

You shouldn't despise it as it can be another tool in your arsenal. You'll notice I rarely used portrait for landscapes though I believe landscapes do look better in landscape most often.
BUT ... think of a waterfall that drops quite a way. You'd see bugger all detail of the falls if you used landscape so portrait is usually better in that situation. In a city, shooting a building, tower, walkway that stretches from top to bottom may look better in portrait as well.

So ... don't be 'pooched' ... be challenged ... you have a few days left ... go shoot something and make it work :)

JAS_Photo
11-27-2009, 03:16 AM
Darwin Wigget, who actually was the inspiration for this challenge uses portrait orientation in his landscapes quite often. Take a look here Darwin Wiggett - Photographer - Photography.ca (http://www.photography.ca/photographer/wiggett_darwin.html) They are jaw droppingly beautiful.

dmagick
11-27-2009, 07:06 AM
I took this one a couple of weeks ago without even realizing the assignment this month.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4137506945_7d096a51d8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmagick/4137506945/)

Bambi
11-27-2009, 09:07 AM
OK? Perhaps someone can explain to a newb what portrait orientation means. Is it a vertical shot vs a horizontal? If it is, well, I guess I'm pooched as I despise taking photo's vertically...

well you could save it for the night photo challenge as it is a nice photo.

and why do you hate taking them vertically?

Xenos
11-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Honestly, it goes back to a vacation I took with a friend who took every picture vertical, this was before the days of digital and when we got back and got the pictures developed we were the headless wonders in every picture he took.

It also doesn't feel right to me, holding the camera that way. I dunno. I guess I'll have to work on that.

adispi
11-28-2009, 06:32 AM
sorry for the previous try. here is my new try, i call it Queen of the road.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CwVEl4ifaow/SxEJsT7ZQaI/AAAAAAAABKo/XNDgjue06AA/s800/Queen_Of_The_Road.jpg

Bambi
11-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Honestly, it goes back to a vacation I took with a friend who took every picture vertical, this was before the days of digital and when we got back and got the pictures developed we were the headless wonders in every picture he took.

It also doesn't feel right to me, holding the camera that way. I dunno. I guess I'll have to work on that.

So it's related to Post Traumatic stress!!!! Perhaps it's time to seek counselling? :p

AntZ
11-28-2009, 05:07 PM
I hope this counts...its kind of a seascape. At least I made a submission this month. Its my first in an assignment for a while.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/SxGeRU8v-WI/AAAAAAAAHOU/J6N5elc5o9M/s512/IMG_3146.jpg

Xenos
11-29-2009, 04:08 PM
So it's related to Post Traumatic stress!!!! Perhaps it's time to seek counselling? :p

Haha. Maybe I'll consult the 3 wisemen. Jim Johnny and Jack... They always seem willing to lend a helping hand.

Greg_Nuspel
11-29-2009, 04:21 PM
Haha. Maybe I'll consult the 3 wisemen. Jim Johnny and Jack... They always seem willing to lend a helping hand.

I think your signature should be; "Pain is last nights weakness leaving your body" :D

casil403
11-29-2009, 06:42 PM
A couple more last minute additions...way cool sunrise this morning. I have never seen such shades of purple.
Thanks for the suggestion Raiven, I really enjoyed this month's assignment! :highfive:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2723/4144758609_ee772c7839_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4144758413_33298ebd6d_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Cool stuff! We really get the pink skies in the fall/ winter. :)

Xenos
11-30-2009, 12:03 AM
I think your signature should be; "Pain is last nights weakness leaving your body" :D

haha. that's good. after last nights adventures with Mr. Tanqueray, that's very fitting... had a night to myself for once and just sat with a couple new friends and enjoyed some drinks and a chauffered ride home from my favourite waitress. She rocks.

I went out this afternoon and tried a few portrait shots, came up with nada decent. I think it will take a bit to get the portrait frame of mind. Something else to work on.