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    Default Natural Framing

    This week's assignment is "Natural Framing". Basically borders, nature paths, windows, all of these setup a nice natural frame outline for the focus of the subject.
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    Default Assignment: Natural Framing

    My road trip included three days at Turkey Run State Park (Indiana). A variety of hiking trails, including one along a stream bed.

    I was using the overhang on the right as the "frame" but kept the foliage above the gully to preserve the natural beauty of the place.



    TRun1

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    Default Assignment: Natural Framing

    A little non traditional framing...

    tree frame11

    Exif:
    Exposure: 8 sec (8)
    Aperture: f/14
    Focal Length: 240 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Last edited by private; 06-18-2008 at 10:52 PM. Reason: Cropped the photo a bit... ;)
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    Igor: Wasn't that a little early to post the winning photo?
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    HEY! What are you trying to say...?
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    Default Early post

    Zetson: I usually work a week ahead and que my entry up on the home computer Tuesday night. That way, I get the first "gully" picture.


    But thanks for the nice comment.

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    Default Assignment: Natural Framing

    Here is my entry for this week's assignment. I was camping on the shore of Swartswood Lake in Swartswood New Jersey. The trees made a natural frame for the view of the trees in and on the shore of the lake as well as their reflection in the lake. I really liked the intense green of the trees reflected in the water.

    Tree framed pond 4

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    Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 133 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
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    Based on Seltzer's post, what is the definition of "natural"? Can it be a man made frame as in the picture used as an example?

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    My little sister, dog Molly and I went for a long walk this weekend. I got a little caught up in nature you could say and learning how to take pictures on a Canon 20D , I didn't notice how far behind I was until I snapped this picture.For a quick snap I don't think it turned out too terrible.
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    Default Assignment-Natural Framing

    OK So it has been awhile, so I apologise if I get it all wrong.
    The following photo(if it works) was taken in RAW on a trial run with my new camera, converted to jpeg using zoom browser then resized in Photoshop. Well here goes
    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...neyframe17.jpg
    Specs
    Canon EOS 400d with kit lens EFS 18-55mm
    Shutter speed 1/1250
    Lens Apeture F5.6
    Focal Length 55mm
    ISO 100
    Last edited by PollyK; 06-19-2008 at 02:37 AM. Reason: er trying to get the right size

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