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casil403
02-22-2010, 10:22 PM
After seeing Michael's post about signs, I though what a great idea photograph a sign that is amusing or strange.

Signs is cool but I'm wondering if they have to be funny? Might be hard for people in smaller communities?

Doesn't have to be funny, but most small places have the quirky sign in some shop window.

other ideas I had are:
1. humour in general
2. indoor shots
3. alphabet (maybe this was done before?)
4. book cover illustrations (JJJ's raven picture made me think of this)
5. street photography



Book cover could be as much fun as song titles.

I like book cover titles.
I'll throw in a few suggestions just to make things interesting....We can use them in other months also:
Black and white
Juxtaposition
Symmetry
Repeating Patterns
Light and Shadow

Creating a still life where lighting is a key factor, i.e. creates texture, form, mood. Here is an example of one photographer setting up still lifes to emulate the Dutch Masters paintings for example:
beauty comma: , dutch masters? (http://beautycomma.blogspot.com/2009/09/dutch-masters.html)

I'm into book covers and light and shadow.


Many of these other ideas are good too but lack wide appeal. I'll always go with the majority (wide appeal or not)... but it's SO much nicer when the suggestion has wide appeal, because we'll get many many many more posts that way. This month is a GREAT example. :twocents:

I vote for light and shadow as it will cover the 'still lifes where lighting is a key factor' idea as well.

I would like

book covers
or
humour in general

:thumbup:

Actually I think it would be great if we alternate between a technique style assignment like light and shadow and then the following month something creative like book covers. This way we stretch our abilities in two ways.

I agree, because honestly I could take just about any photo on my computer right now and in the future and find a book title that it would illustrate.

Greg makes an excellent point!

so how do people feel about light and shadow? I know it would be a challenge for me, but that's a good thing

I'm flexible... I'll go with whatever the group decides.

Light and shadow work for me...book titles we can do next month if the group decides. :)

We could also call it light or shadow.


We could also call it light or shadow.

this has my vote!! :clap:

Light and shadow has the most support - merging suggestion posts now.

Thx for all the suggestions everyone!!

Marko
03-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Ok then - who is posting first :)

JAS_Photo
03-01-2010, 12:18 PM
Spires

/http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2748/4398152627_82188bce28_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4398152627)

Greg_Nuspel
03-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Good start to the assignment:thumbup:

Marko
03-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Nice one Jas! Great start indeed!

casil403
03-01-2010, 07:39 PM
I have always liked these shadows...they look like tire tracks! :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4399268657_6d85524b83_o.jpg

Bambi
03-02-2010, 03:45 PM
okay, I think that this fits the assignment-:shrug:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4401538425_2927abe668_b.jpg

casil403
03-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Nice stuff B!
i took this yesterday on the way home... I know I've photographed her a lot and It's not b/c I am a particularly religious person. She is in a place I like to go and just sit when I have things to work out....I think everyone has one of those places.
When I was at one of my very lowest moments several months ago...recent split-up. new job, still burn out from the other one, new career/school about to start, I was pretty messed up. I went to this place and just sat not knowing where I was at, or going, or what to do....but I had to try and figure out how to get right with myself. I sat on the bench in front of her and just said to myself please give me some kind of indication that what I am going through right now..... all this change..... is the right path and things will get better if I just hunker down and go through this head long, head first.
I swear as I am alive today that right after I said this a rabbit popped out of the little bushes in the garden and sat right in front of me about 3 feet away. It wasn't afraid and it didn't run off...but it just sat there and looked at me. So there we all sat, Me, Mary and the rabbit...no one moving...and for some reason I knew that I would be okay. Finally after a few minutes, the rabbit moved on and so did I, literally and figuratively.

So that's why I like to photograph her. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4400647663_5d2099c725_o.jpg

Sorry for rambling on....it was just a story I thought I would share. :o

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Light and Shadow :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Dog caught in the headlights of a fast car !

casil403
03-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Those are both neat Jimmy....I am particularly fond of the first one! :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Hey thanks Lisa. I really like your Mother Mary photo. Just remember time heals all. You seem well on your way to better times - jimmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Formerly raiven, I really like your "Spires' photo. Sooo well done - jmmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 08:15 PM
It sure does Bambi. Love the puffy clouds and peaceful surroundings - jimmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Yes, I smuggled my D700 into my cell. I will be out in 5 years with good behavior ! :shrug::shrug::shrug:

Bambi
03-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Lisa, loved the story. Just glad that the rabbit didn't pull a pocket watch out of his pocket and say "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!":eek:

Nice pictures Jimmy. Love the leaves. Jas, I like the perpsective on yours :)

looks to be another good assignment month.

edG
03-02-2010, 09:54 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4402303885_4899abdab0_b.jpg

the play of light and shadow through the crystal candle holders on a glass table from the front windows just happened to catch my eye

casil403
03-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Nicely done Ed! Funny I thought for a second there they were door handles. :)

JAS_Photo
03-03-2010, 12:51 AM
Nice capture, ed!

Richard
03-03-2010, 08:58 AM
Not had a lot of time of late to post...

JAS_Photo
03-03-2010, 10:50 AM
Very nice image, Richard.

Richard
03-03-2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks jas :)

edG
03-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Some really good captures folks and thanks JAS and Casil

MoinMoin
03-04-2010, 07:34 AM
This guy should go out into the sun to get some tan :rolleyes::

http://gallery.digicamclub.de/4images/data/media/193/albino2.jpg

Wicked Dark
03-04-2010, 08:54 AM
When the sun is harsh and unfriendly, what else can you do but play with shadows?
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Other/coast/P3023819/802296153_e4uV5-XL.jpg

casil403
03-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Remnants of.....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4406921529_36618edf0e_o.jpg

casil403
03-04-2010, 09:14 PM
Here's a different version:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4407137801_ebd41b28c3_o.jpg

u666u
03-05-2010, 06:24 PM
I was out driving around shooting in the country side and of course when the light was getting beautiful I needed to use "the facilities" so I quickly went to a small town service station. When I came out I noticed the light on the drifts and rail tanks.Had to shoot em.

I hope this goes to the right Thread:evil2:
(Admin moved this post for you)

casil403
03-05-2010, 06:36 PM
I always love how the light and shadow play on this building in the afternoons! the result of reflections of another building. :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4409879472_0ed8f91038_o.jpg

Richard
03-06-2010, 05:47 AM
That is a cool shot casil, The angle makes me feel like I'm falling into it...

casil403
03-06-2010, 07:15 AM
Thank you Richard :)

Wicked Dark
03-06-2010, 07:23 AM
That is a great building and your tilted angle sets it apart as interesting even apart from the texture and light themselves. Well executed.

Here's one from my Devil's in the Details collection - it's an old meeting house door handle in the morning. Taken last fall -
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2675/4126096906_044d3aca3d_b.jpg

JAS_Photo
03-06-2010, 12:02 PM
I was out driving around shooting in the country side and of course when the light was getting beautiful I needed to use "the facilities" so I quickly went to a small town service station. When I came out I noticed the light on the drifts and rail tanks.Had to shoot em.

I hope this goes to the right Thread:evil2:
(Admin moved this post for you)

Very cool light on the train cars and silos! I remarked on it before but it got lost in the transport.

JAS_Photo
03-06-2010, 12:04 PM
The side lighting really makes the texture on that door show up well, WD. Nice work.

Bambi
03-06-2010, 08:22 PM
I was poking around a grove of spruce and loved the light pattern:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4412525836_08efa1ffae_b.jpg

edG
03-07-2010, 06:36 AM
Noticed these shadows the other day when I was out shooting

Iguanasan
03-07-2010, 05:21 PM
With the sun finally making an appearance this weekend I was able to catch Goldine basking in the sunlight.
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edG
03-07-2010, 05:35 PM
noticed the light patterns on the rug coming from the front bow window and shot this.

Iguanasan
03-07-2010, 05:37 PM
Nice shot, edG! I don't think he's a stranger though. I'm sure you see him quite often ;)

jjeling
03-07-2010, 05:50 PM
Nice image, stranger.

jumpinjimmyjava
03-07-2010, 07:10 PM
Another cemetery find :)

Wicked Dark
03-07-2010, 07:35 PM
The headless angel (cherub?) is pretty great. I like the texture in the snow, too.

Went up Mt. Kearsarge today and found these jagged shadows near the top -
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Its-not-as-cold-as-it-looks/P3073998/804791659_VsrVP-XL.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
03-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Hey thanks Wicked. I think I like this edit better though. Hey it looks like Mt. Kearsarge gets crazy winds. Great shot - jimmy :)

edG
03-08-2010, 04:58 AM
Thanks Iggy and JJ.
Cool compositions JJJ
nice capture Wicked

maltymike
03-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Hey everyone.. this is my first post for any kind of assignment.. it was fun to shoot with a motive.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4411897233_a5775e3e5a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maltymike/4411897233/)

casil403
03-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Welcome Mike and I like your first post! It is cool to have a subject to stive toward...I hope you submit more and again welcome. :)

Wicked Dark
03-08-2010, 03:27 PM
thanks all.

That one is truly lovely...is it sage??

casil403
03-08-2010, 10:59 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4419143582_dd477d0a9d_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
03-09-2010, 12:15 AM
Nice first post maltymike! I thought I commented earlier but apparently not. :shrug:

casil403
03-09-2010, 08:33 AM
Great stuff so far everyone....and it's only the beginning of the month!

JAS_Photo
03-09-2010, 11:45 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4418479647_cc0d74c076_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4418479647/)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-09-2010, 11:51 AM
I like everything about this Jacqueline. Well done - jimmy :)

maltymike
03-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Wonderful picture JAS, so many different layers of light and shadow..

and btw yes.. my photo is sage...

casil403
03-10-2010, 02:26 PM
I managed to catch some light reflections off some buildings in the shade on my way home today...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4423178442_665eababa4_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4423208824_aa07ec2561_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Some cool photos turning up in here :) I could easily comment positively on them all.

I like that last one Casil ... the golden bricks and shadows work well.

Iguanasan
03-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Light and shadow play on some rocks I found while I was out on Sunday past.

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Bambi
03-10-2010, 08:42 PM
cool shots everyone!!

Bambi
03-10-2010, 10:08 PM
beautiful light the other day

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4423312051_23370a495d_b.jpg

casil403
03-11-2010, 07:25 AM
WOW...great scene and light B. :)
And thanks MA.

casil403
03-11-2010, 07:35 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4424816264_ebb7fa6edd_o.jpg

Bambi
03-11-2010, 08:27 AM
thanks C. I'm liking everyone's take on this assignment

Bambi
03-11-2010, 09:12 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4425560463_798bc59cf0_b.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 09:15 PM
That's a striking B&W there Bambi!

jumpinjimmyjava
03-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Hey Bambi and Lisa. Wonderful captures there - jimmy

Bambi
03-11-2010, 10:58 PM
thank you MA and Jimmy! :thankyou:

casil403
03-12-2010, 09:56 PM
The new glass ceiling at The Core taken at dusk. The lights are reflections form the Holt Renfrew store.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4428618324_c064ed8fee_o.jpg

Marko
03-13-2010, 10:43 AM
Such variety here:highfive::highfive: Loving it!!

I hope to do mine this weekend.

crystalb
03-13-2010, 09:34 PM
here's mine, I'll try to get a better one soon....

crystalb
03-13-2010, 09:51 PM
ok here goes...good thing little boys pick their noses:laughing:

edG
03-14-2010, 08:32 AM
A shot of a clock in our family room inherited from my mother-in-law. It has been pouring rain here for the last couple of days and I am running around the house looking for shots.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4431236417_84505503dd_o.jpg

Bambi
03-14-2010, 10:19 AM
it's a neat clock. I bet you could take lots of perspectives on this one.

You can also go out in the rain :) or take moody pictures looking out a window.

edG
03-14-2010, 12:51 PM
thanks Bambi - been out in the rain, but not with the camera (little paranoid about getting it wet right now). Decided to try a detail of the clock face and hands with a little post thrown in

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2772/4432613036_64fb593c94_o.jpg

casil403
03-14-2010, 01:21 PM
Morning light and shadow on this guy.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4432724238_11380eb889_o.jpg

Lovin
03-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Here is my attempt, an old one already.

JAS_Photo
03-15-2010, 02:48 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4434796374_a32ff8b3ec_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4434796374/)

Mad Aussie
03-15-2010, 02:53 AM
Another page full of variety within this assignment!

AntZ
03-15-2010, 06:43 AM
Great work guys. Better get my lazy butt in to gear and do something for this one.

Marko
03-15-2010, 04:13 PM
The takes on the theme are so interesting.
Took this one this weekend.

Mad Aussie
03-15-2010, 06:21 PM
That looks like a lot of work to set up Marko! Pretty cool.

rbarhat
03-16-2010, 03:04 AM
This one's in an interior Indian village.

scorpio_e
03-16-2010, 01:24 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4438770484_1d91361b4a_o.jpg

casil403
03-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Wow scorp...love your take on this assignment! :highfive:

Iguanasan
03-16-2010, 08:40 PM
Wow scorp...love your take on this assignment! :highfive:

Ditto. I'm not a fan of "over processed" photos but this image is very striking! Nice work.

Iguanasan
03-16-2010, 08:42 PM
"Found" this fellow on my stroll back to work after a short visit with Bambi! Great meeting you "IRL" today, Bambi.

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jumpinjimmyjava
03-16-2010, 08:53 PM
Hey nice capture Marko. I hope you removed the battery from your smoke alarm before the shoot ! :laughing: .. :) - jimmy

jumpinjimmyjava
03-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Hey I like your style Scorpio. Even though I'm not a fan of "over processed" photos :laughing: - Well done :) jimmy

Bambi
03-16-2010, 09:25 PM
cool Iggy. Here's my statue from today:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4439790496_a445456b81_b.jpg


and in colour:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/4439012705_094d43b407_b.jpg

Iguanasan
03-16-2010, 09:32 PM
Nice with the backlighting!:highfive: I prefer the colour version myself as you get a better sense of the sun's position.

reedflutesong
03-16-2010, 10:38 PM
First post here...


http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/reedflutesong/fingers_down_bw.jpg

Iguanasan
03-16-2010, 11:19 PM
Welcome to the forum. That's a nice start. I like the composition and the tones ;) I'd be interested to know if you got one with everything in focus or her face in focus?

reedflutesong
03-16-2010, 11:23 PM
Welcome to the forum. That's a nice start. I like the composition and the tones ;) I'd be interested to know if you got one with everything in focus or her face in focus?

Well, that is my daughter, she is 12 and was not "in the mood" to be photographed (her face at least). She posed willingly enough and had fun but didn't want her face and hair in the image at that time. So no is the answer to that one. I will catch her in a more face friendly mood and ask her to help me reshoot that one and try it.

QuietOne
03-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Whether you got light or shadow would depend on which one you chose.
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Or here's a more usual take on the subject:
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Oh, um, hi. I'll get a message into the intro forum next. And please let me know if the pictures didn't get into the message. It's been a looooong time since I participated in any kind of forum.

casil403
03-17-2010, 06:56 AM
Nice additions QuietOne...great to see you jump right in! Welcome to the forum!:highfive:

casil403
03-17-2010, 07:51 AM
I liked the tiny light and shadow on this blade of grass when I saw it.

kat
03-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Haven't taken many photos lately. In the process of moving and my good computer with all my programs has been sent weeks ago. Didn't have my password for here. I have no furniture but a mattress..lol. Life is rough..;)

Loving this months theme..wonderful photos! Great job!

I took this yesterday..and I fluked out..it fits this theme!

Haunted
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2792/4439222959_d71cbf75ca.jpg

Marko
03-17-2010, 10:33 AM
cool self portrait Kat!

crystalb
03-17-2010, 11:11 AM
Hope the move is going well Kat! Lovely pic :)

scorpio_e
03-17-2010, 12:35 PM
Ditto. I'm not a fan of "over processed" photos but this image is very striking! Nice work.

Thanks for the compliments:)

scorpio_e
03-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Haven't taken many photos lately. In the process of moving and my good computer with all my programs has been sent weeks ago. Didn't have my password for here. I have no furniture but a mattress..lol. Life is rough..;)

Loving this months theme..wonderful photos! Great job!

I took this yesterday..and I fluked out..it fits this theme!

Haunted
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2792/4439222959_d71cbf75ca.jpg

I like the tension. Well done:)

kat
03-17-2010, 01:50 PM
Thanks. So far move is going well. My hubby is already out west..we shall be there soon. :)

casil403
03-19-2010, 11:35 PM
Goose X2
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4447153752_44284c308c_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4447153848_cd40148240_o.jpg

QuietOne
03-20-2010, 12:03 AM
The double mesh and double shadows caught my eye. A number of trees along the path are wrapped with chicken wire to protect them from the beavers. One of the apartment residents has seen one, and I've seen at least two dens. The protection works - the trees tend to fall down on their own...

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QuietOne
03-20-2010, 12:12 AM
And another fallen tree. Pretty much anything that isn't a hazard to walkers or rafters is left to recycle itself. There are a number of logs I take photos of several times a year. On this one, it's hard to tell where the shadow leaves off and the silvered wood starts.

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QuietOne
03-20-2010, 12:16 AM
I'm not looking for light and shadow subjects at every turn, honest! It's just that all these subjects force me to notice them, and then, well, I just have to take their pictures.

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Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 01:18 AM
21 days into the assignment and I finally found some time to shoot for this :rolleyes:

Here's my 100-400mm

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2756/4449192427_7c5ef3dbe2_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4449967168_77e9dde5f7_o.jpg

Marko
03-21-2010, 01:30 AM
Reedflutesong - I dig the selective focus here - nice!
Nice bulbs and rusty shot and backlitleaves QO!
Dig the geese shadows casil
Wow MA that's packin heat - cool shots!

I think I got another coming as well -

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 01:32 AM
And another I shot today ...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/4449998890_fc599179c7_o.jpg

Bambi
03-21-2010, 08:47 AM
nice lens MA. How on earth do you hold that thing?

Bambi
03-21-2010, 11:02 AM
this is one of the bunkers from Point Pleasant Park in Halifax. I remember when they were not fenced off and made a great place to play. It made me feel sad to see them fenced off:sad:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4450961400_eb68d433fa_b.jpg

Iguanasan
03-21-2010, 11:35 AM
Found this on Black Rock Beach this morning.
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Michaelaw
03-21-2010, 12:05 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/western edge of gastown.jpg

Marko
03-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Cool shot MA!
Bambi - Nice one - looks infrareddish.
I like your beach find iggy!
Nice city shot Maw!

jumpinjimmyjava
03-21-2010, 12:52 PM
Hi Kat. Wow that's a very intense portrait. Well done. Cheer up, things will get better :) - jimmy

jumpinjimmyjava
03-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Super photo reedflutesong. It draws a person right in - jimmy :)

QuietOne
03-21-2010, 03:03 PM
MA, I saw the lights reflected in the lens glass and my first thought was of seed beads. But I imagine those would interfere with getting any kind of photo.

I like your other photo, too, especially the way the light and shadow is off center. The picture on the tin immediately triggered a poem I hadn't thought of in years:

"I never saw a purple cow;
I never hope to see one;
but I can tell you anyhow;
I'd rather see than be one!"

The author eventually hated it, because it got 'overplayed', and a number of people did their own versions of it.
Purple Cow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Cow)

Ain't Google wonderful?

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Bambi ... it IS a heavy lens to hold! My hand is always under it while shooting and holding the tripod mount (which I flip to the top side) when walking.

QuietOne ... those 'seed beads' are actually the reflections of the LED light I was using. It has 3x 3watt Cree LEDs in a triangle pattern in the head which is what you are seeing. The different colours come from refraction as it passes through the glass elements inside the lens I guess.
Always nice when an image invokes something from one's memory :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-21-2010, 04:36 PM
Hey Mad. Wow that is quite the lens. Super quality. Only wish I had one. In photography size does matter :laughing: - jimmy

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 04:37 PM
Hey Mad. Wow that is quite the lens. Super quality. Only wish I had one. In photography size does matter :laughing: - jimmy
Only if you know how to use it Jimmy ;)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-21-2010, 04:41 PM
Hey Wicked. Sorry I missed your "Devil's in the Details" door handle. I really like this take on a simple subject. Soooo well done - jimmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Hey that could be a real problem Mad ! :laughing: - jimmy

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 05:03 PM
A Royal Brush ...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4451320731_24d06fb98d_o.jpg

Bambi
03-21-2010, 07:41 PM
I quite like the simplicity and light of this one MA! :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 07:51 PM
Thanks Bambi

Iguanasan
03-21-2010, 08:44 PM
Another round of great shots the last couple of days. Hard to keep up. Great stuff, everyone. :clap::clap::clap:

Michaelaw
03-21-2010, 09:25 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/the wall.jpg

AntZ
03-21-2010, 10:14 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2769/4453034230_98154076ae.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 10:16 PM
Strong shadow AntZ!

Bandit
03-21-2010, 10:41 PM
Nothing special, just the only shadow pic I had handy.

Mad Aussie
03-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Ah ... self portrait shadow Bandit.

There's something big sticking off your head mate :)

russ
03-22-2010, 08:34 AM
From yesterday's drive...

AntZ
03-22-2010, 09:53 PM
This one was a bit funny. My 3yr old (small shadow) who always says after I take a photo, "Have a look?" was quite confused by what I showed him :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4452972095_f375ccce64.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-22-2010, 10:07 PM
That's a cool shot AntZ!

casil403
03-22-2010, 11:29 PM
Great one AntZ!
Here's another one I caught this past weekend.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4456429388_3b921d4e31_o.jpg

AntZ
03-23-2010, 02:52 AM
Thanks MA, Casil.

Nice one Casil. Is that the tower again in the BG? :)

Richard
03-23-2010, 03:19 AM
That is a cool shot Antz, what are you holding in your free hand?

masp
03-23-2010, 04:27 AM
Nice shot Casil. The composition and rich colors are nice.

casil403
03-23-2010, 07:59 AM
Is that the tower again in the BG? :)


Yes..sigh....yes it is....it's like the Diana Ross of the Supremes...always trying to get it's mug in there and steal a bit of the limelight from the other players. :headslap:
I'm going to make up a game based on "Where's Waldo" but using the tower instead..:laughing:

Btw...Thanks for the kind comments gang too.

AntZ
03-23-2010, 08:40 AM
That is a cool shot Antz, what are you holding in your free hand?

Thanks.
Its actually just my hand..just in case it was thrown in a direction I didnt want :). It looks long because of the time of day.

russ
03-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Yes..sigh....yes it is....it's like the Diana Ross of the Supremes...always trying to get it's mug in there and steal a bit of the limelight from the other players. :headslap:
I'm going to make up a game based on "Where's Waldo" but using the tower instead..:laughing:

Btw...Thanks for the kind comments gang too.

It is hard to leave out a part of Calgary that is as much a part of it's identity as a white stetson.

jumpinjimmyjava
03-23-2010, 12:53 PM
Very cool shadow capture AntZ. It's amazing how interesting simple subjects can be. Well done - jimmy :)

casil403
03-25-2010, 07:51 AM
The bison statue at Fort Calgary:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4462364116_33b9683c8b_o.jpg

craigUK
03-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Norwich Cathedral UK

Richard
03-25-2010, 03:24 PM
Very nice image, CraigUK. Is that an HDR?

craigUK
03-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Hi Richard,
Nope it was a B&W conversion. I did however replace the sky with a slightly more dramatic one.

Richard
03-25-2010, 03:47 PM
Hi Richard,
Nope it was a B&W conversion. I did however replace the sky with a slightly more dramatic one.

It looks really good:thumbup:

craigUK
03-25-2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks Buddy :)

u666u
03-26-2010, 12:09 AM
Mad Aussie love your brush shot Gale

QuietOne
03-26-2010, 02:59 AM
Casil, your picture forced me to (finally) look up the difference between a bison and a buffalo. Short answer is, they're the same thing in North America, and not quite the same thing as the ones in Africa and Asia. Nice shot, and nice statue. Do the kids rub its nose until it's shiny?

airymist
03-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Hey everyone, seen some good ones so far, here is my best shot!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4466059840_e9a6eba5c0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airymist/4466059840/)

Bambi
03-26-2010, 08:50 PM
nice one Airymist. Welcome to the forum.

Here's some playing with PP and some boats:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4465360695_c6d1d34708_b.jpg

mbrager
03-27-2010, 01:57 AM
I've been wanting to try this photo for a long time and got a chance last night. The World War I statue is in Central Memorial Park in Calgary, in front of an old sandstone building which is a public library. The plaque inscription, which is sharp in the original but has lost clarity in the flickr upload, reads:
To the imperishable glory of the men of this province who fought and died for their king and country in the great war 1914-1918
Erected by Col. Macleod Chapter I.O.D.E.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4466597574_71b413a7c9_b.jpg

Mike

Stroke
03-27-2010, 07:29 AM
Just playing with a new lens...

reedflutesong
03-27-2010, 12:34 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/reedflutesong/piers_smeared_bw.jpg

edG
03-27-2010, 12:59 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4466817197_55c4e6ef0d_o.jpg

Took a spin around the Beaverdams area in Thorold today.

Richard
03-27-2010, 01:24 PM
cool find EdG!

edG
03-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Thanks Richard.
Lots of cool captures folks - keep up the good work!

QuietOne
03-27-2010, 10:51 PM
I guess shower curtains are good for something besides keeping the floor from getting wet.
6177 6178

casil403
03-28-2010, 03:19 PM
Morning horses and my shadow too!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4470168751_e592a25783_o.jpg


Here's my shadow on a horse's a$$...lol!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/4470340965_0212da9a6d_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 04:47 PM
So many different ideas and photos generated by this subject. Very cool.

Great looooong shadows there Casil!

casil403
03-28-2010, 10:23 PM
I liked the light and shadow on this little pinecone.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4471387243_c07c0c9e50_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 10:26 PM
I like the clarity and bokeh Casil! :)

casil403
03-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Thanks MA :)

jumpinjimmyjava
03-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Beautiful photo Lisa. Could not be improved - jimmy :)

casil403
03-28-2010, 10:52 PM
Thanks Jimmy...you are too kind. :)

JAS_Photo
03-29-2010, 05:09 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4472168667_86a1aeaaa7_b.jpg

miker
03-29-2010, 03:58 PM
Some really nice work posted in this assignment! Here's a simple mountain scenery, but I kinda liked the play between the dark mountainside and the colored clouds.

Mad Aussie
03-29-2010, 05:56 PM
Nice peaceful shot miker

casil403
03-29-2010, 07:30 PM
Very nice miker! :)

miker
03-29-2010, 08:57 PM
Thanks MA and Casil. :-)