Thread: Contre-jour (27 Aug - 10 Sep)
01-03-2002, 04:09 PM #1dPS Forum Member
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Contre-jour (27 Aug - 10 Sep)From Wulf: I can't change the date of the post (the forum is still a bit screwy since the upgrade) but that's not a problem. Those new to the thread can look below for the details. Don't forget to include the date taken in the post if you want your shot counted though!
Hi Wulf , sorry I don't know how I've managed to post this entry before your's.. I have tried to delete and repost without much luck, Please rearrange and place this post at the end of forum.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D Digital
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Date and Time: 2008:09:05 22:27:45
Last edited by richcrox; 09-07-2008 at 04:14 AM. Reason: Screwy order!
09-03-2008, 03:35 PM #2
***Latest Assignment: Contre-jour (27 Aug - 10 Sep)
Contre-jour is a french term meaning "against the light". Take a photo that exploits lighting and plays with under and over-exposed areas to dramatic effect - in other words, the opposite of HDR approaches, which try to compress the range of contrast.
Here is an example I took in Santiago de Compostela when I visited back in March:
Camera: Nikon D40
Focal Length: 18mm (18-55mm kit lens)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 6 March 2008 (so this one would be too old, even if I was allowed to enter)
Don't forget the rules:
1. The image you submit should be taken between the 27 August (when it was announced) and 10 September (until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).
2. Your post must include "Assignment: Contre-jour" (to show your permission to count it for the contest) and the date the picture was taken (to show that it is a valid entry).
3. 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.
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).
5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (640px on the longest side).
6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.
Next week's assignment is "Morning" - anything that deals with the early part of the day, sunrises, work commutes, breakfast, etc. Shots for morning should be from between 3 September and 17 September.
Last edited by wulf; 09-04-2008 at 04:18 PM. Reason: Next assignment
09-03-2008, 05:36 PM #3
OK, here's my attempt at it. Nothing fancy, just a windmill at roughly high noon.
Camera Sony DSLR-A100
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Focal Length 35mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias +7/10 EV
Flash Flash did not fire
Full exif on FlickrCheers,
Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum AF Power Zoom 35-80mm, Maxxum AF Zoom xi 80-200mm
09-03-2008, 05:41 PM #4
Nikon D40. 30mm 10-20mm
Cannon Powershot strapped to my belt
09-03-2008, 06:25 PM #5
09-03-2008, 08:46 PM #6
09-03-2008, 09:11 PM #7
Contre-jour - not for assignment
Last edited by Miss Mae; 09-03-2008 at 09:14 PM. Reason: add EXIf
09-03-2008, 09:44 PM #8
09-03-2008, 11:15 PM #9it's all about perception
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Focal Length: 50mm (nifty 50mm)
Last edited by Pasq; 09-28-2008 at 02:17 AM.Loving my Canon T3i and kit lens
it's fine for moderators to edit my work for teaching purposes. thanks.
09-03-2008, 11:43 PM #10
A boat passing an inlet towards evening. Probably heading home for the day.
Focal Length: 60mm (96mm in 35mm)
Additional photo info is available by going to here, hovering over the photo, then clicking the "i" icon.
Last edited by LensScape; 09-14-2008 at 02:23 AM. Reason: Decided to submit a different photo.