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    Default Assignment: "From the Hip"

    This week's assignment is "From the Hip".
    See if you can come up with a fantastic shot without composing your picture carefully through the viewfinder / LCD. It doesn't necessarily have to be shot from the hip - what about over your head above the crowds, down on the ground, etc? Try to push yourself outside of your dependency on your viewfinder. You might be surprised what comes up!

    TtV Dandelion 50mm (by saralonde)

    Contest rules reminder:
    1. The image you submit should be taken between the May 21 (when it was announced) and June 4 (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. EXIF data needs to be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.

    3. Your post must include "Assignment: From the Hip" to show your permission to count it for the contest.

    4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).

    For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).

    Next week's assignment is "Clashing Colors". No chance for black and white or monochromatics this time. Pick two opposite colors on the color wheel and include them in your shot. Red/green, purple/yellow, blue/orange, etc. Should be a colorful assignment!
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    Default Assignment: From the hip

    Camera Model Name
    Shooting Date/Time
    Tv(Shutter Speed)
    Av(Aperture Value)
    Metering Modes
    Exposure Compensation
    ISO Speed
    Canon 35-80mm - Kit Lens
    Focal Length
    80.0 mm

    Some post processing.
    Last edited by navy.wife_2004; 05-28-2008 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Missing Information.
    Kristy's Photography - Canon Rebel Xti - 50mm f/1/4, 35-80mm kit lens, 70-200mm kit lens.
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    This is a recent one of mine (not that I can enter the contest, being a moderator, but I do get to judge );


    Nikon D40 with 50mm f/1.8 E Series lens
    Exposure: 1/250s
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    ISO Speed: 400

    As you can see, I wasn't looking directly through the viewfinder. Yes, it is blurry but it is all about the blocks of light and colour - me, in a glass darkly.

    Wulf Forrester-Barker << Sites: blog / flickr >>
    Gear: Nikon D40, Nikon AFS 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 macro, Raynox DCR-250, Lensbaby 2.0k, SB600

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    This is the first shot I took with my new camera (Kodak Z712 IS), just seeing if it worked. Taken through my front windshield in the parking lot of Circuit City. I did look at the LCD, but I certainly wasn't trying to compose a good shot or anything. I thought it came out looking kind of neat.

    Kodak Z712 IS Zoom
    Exposure: 1/320s
    Aperture: f/4.8
    Focal Length: 70.2 mm

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    Default Not for points

    Here's a shot I got of my ultimate team in a huddle.

    Canon XTi -
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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    Default Assignment: From the Hip


    Taken at arms length at a party over the weekend. The orange from her husband's shirt really reflected nicely on the side of her face.

    Full Exif Data
    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Date: 5/25/08
    ISO: 100
    Shutter: 1/100
    Aperture: f/5.6

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    Default Not for assignment

    I was going to use this photo for the contest, but missed the date by one day! Thought I would share the photo anyway...

    I didn't use the viewfinder or LCD screen at all. Just put my camera close to the ground under the flowers, aimed for the sky and pushed the button. I like the color of the flowers and the blue sky with a little green in between.

    Flowers, tree and sky

    Camera: Canon PowerShot A75
    Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 5.4 mm
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

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    Cool "Assignment : From the Hip"


    I m new here So, here is the Link of my Pic (sorry only URL...still have difficulty how to resize become 600px width!! )

    "Assignment : From the Hip"

    Camera: Canon 450d
    Exposure: 1/30
    Aperture: f/2,8
    Fix Focal Length: 100 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    WB : Cloudy
    Picture Style : Landscape
    Last edited by icha; 06-01-2008 at 12:31 PM. Reason: 600px max width please
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    Gear : Canon eos 30d, Canon : 10-22mm, Canon 100mm/f2,8, & Sigma 17-70mm

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    Default Assignment: From the Hip

    Finally I have something for the assignment. As you can imagine it's not exactly "from the hip",... I'm not THAT tall :-) Above head is fine, though, I suppose.

    My Flickr - My webpage.

    My camera:
    Nikon D80 with Nikon 18-135 F 3.5-5.6

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    Default Assignment : From the hip

    Oh goody! I just took this last while I was playing with my new tripod, not even knowing what this week's assignment was. It took forever because I was standing to the side of the camera so I didn't have to put my arm in an awkward angle. I had to try to get my hand centered without killing my neck to look through the viewfinder, and even though it's not fully centered, I came up with this.

    Day Thirteen.
    Last edited by kelseyhorner; 05-28-2008 at 08:15 PM.
    Kelsey Horner
    Canon Digital Rebel XSi with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens

    For more pictures, check out my Flickr.

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