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    Default Ten Minutes From Home (16 July-30 July)

    This week's assignment is Ten Minutes From Home". Walk, bike, drive or fly exactly 10 minutes from where you live and shoot what's there. No 9 minute or 11 minute trips.
    Here's my contribution. Thought 10 minutes would take me right by a bucolic farm with cows and a landscape even a non-landscape photographer like me could handle. Unfortunately, unforseen roadwork ate up my time and I ended up parked by the side of the road with nothing but weeds and gravel, cars flying by, bright sun, no shade and a stiff breeze. Trying to make the best of it, I took out my trusty 50mm and shot a flowering weed. Blurriness caused by the wind made me do a little work in Photoshop. A good lesson in dealing with unexpected conditions!
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    A review of the contest rules might be helpful:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the July 16 (when it was announced) and July 30 (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: 10 Minutes From Home" 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: "X-tych" (diptych, triptych or anything up to 7 pictures formed into a single image with multiple panels). For help, try these sites suggested by Nicole:
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    What a great idea for inspiration. You're like stuck in that 10 min place; shoot or go home and sleep. Right now I'm figuring out which direction to travel so that I don't end up on the bottom of a river.
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    Default Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

    Detroit! Taken on the 21st.
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    Camera: Nikon D50
    Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Focal Length: 18 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
    Exposure Program: Manual
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    Last edited by NicholasBrian; 07-23-2008 at 06:04 PM. Reason: Added the date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saralonde View Post
    Walk, bike, drive or fly exactly 10 minutes from where you live
    fly, haha.

    I went on my walk today to scope out how far I could get. Found a lovely spot, should hopefully go tomorrow morning to shoot
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    Default Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

    Ten minutes from my house and you get a view over my whole town. I cropped it in a bit to get rid of all the houses underneath it.

    Thirlestane Castle

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    Camera: Canon EOS 400D
    Lens: Sigma 18-200 OS at 200mm
    Date taken: 22/07/2008 18:10:04
    ISO: 100
    Shutter speed: 1/160 second
    Aperature: f/6.3
    Canon 40D : Tamron 17-50 VC f/2.8 : Sigma 18-200 OS f/3.5-6.3 : Canon 50 f/1.8 : Canon 60 f/2.8 Macro : Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Redmayne View Post
    Ten minutes from my house and you get a view over my whole town. I cropped it in a bit to get rid of all the houses underneath it.
    Whoa...what a view!
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    Default Assignment: 10 Minutes from home

    Looking up from the pedestrian bridge crossing the Humber River.

    Heaven's Gate

    Camera: Sony DSC-H1
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 8.6 mm
    ISO Speed: 64
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Date: July 22, 2008
    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    X-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Compressed Bits per Pixel: 8 bits
    Maximum Lens Aperture: 48/16
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Color Space: sRGB
    Compression: JPEG
    Image Width: 480 pixels
    Image Height: 640 pixels
    Last edited by Mother Nature's Backyard; 07-24-2008 at 04:26 AM.

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    Default Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

    Well, I didn't take this 10 minutes from my house, but I figure since I was at someone elses house for the weekend, 10 minutes from their house should count. So, this was taken in Chillicothe, IL, 10 minutes from my friends house. There were so many great buildings and things to take pictures of there, but I think this is my favorite.

    looks better full size -- but...


    Jul 19, 2008
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    Filename: IMGP0320edit2.jpg
    Camera: PENTAX Corporation
    Model: PENTAX K200D
    ISO: 100
    Exposure: 1/180 sec
    Aperture: f/9.5
    Focal Length: 20mm
    Flash Used: No
    Last edited by i speak in math; 07-24-2008 at 04:13 AM.

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    Default Assignment: 10 Minutes from home

    Light beyond the clouds

    Light beyond the clouds.
    I saw this scene this morning on my way to work.

    Camera: Canon PowerShot A720 IS
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture: f/8
    Focal Length: 5.8 mm
    ISO Speed: 80
    Exposure Bias: -4/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

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    Roughly 10 minutes away from home, Pragerstrasse is one of the busiest commercial and leisure areas of Dresden.

    _MG_0902

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    Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
    Exposure: 1/4000 sec
    Aperture: f/2.2
    Focal Length: 50 mm

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