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    Default 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!
    DPS Assignment: Contre-jour

    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)
    Aperture: f/7.1
    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!

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    Default ***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
    Exposure: 1/30s
    Aperture: f/5.6
    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.
    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 "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
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    Default Assignment: Contre-jour

    OK, here's my attempt at it. Nothing fancy, just a windmill at roughly high noon.


    CameraSony DSLR-A100
    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Focal Length35mm
    ISO Speed100
    Exposure Bias  +7/10 EV
    FlashFlash did not fire

    Full exif on Flickr

    Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum AF Power Zoom 35-80mm, Maxxum AF Zoom xi 80-200mm

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    Default Assignment: Contre-jour

    Watching, Waiting

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture: f/1.4
    Focal Length: 30 mm
    ISO Speed: 800
    Exposure Bias: 2/3 EV
    Date and Time: 2008:09:01 12:36:12
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Nikon D40. 30mm 10-20mm
    Cannon Powershot strapped to my belt
    My flickr

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    Another example for you guys. older image...

    "fragility" for DPS Assignment

    Nikon D80 | Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM | Sigma APO 70-300 | Sigma 50mm macro | Nikon 50mm 1.8 | Nikkor 18-70mm | Lensbaby 2.0 | SB-800 Speedlight | Black Macbook C2D
    Little pixels from my world . Flickr

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    An older one from me, too.
    Day 124 threesixtyfive "Waiting on a sunny day..." (by saralonde)
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    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

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    Default Contre-jour - not for assignment

    Beach Read

    "Beach Read"

    This is too old for this assignment, I took it a few weeks ago for a class I was taking, I will have to come up with a new one...
    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
    Taken: 7/28/08
    Last edited by Miss Mae; 09-03-2008 at 09:14 PM. Reason: add EXIf

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    Default NOT for Assignment: Contre Jour

    white hot sun copy
    Last edited by private; 09-05-2008 at 11:05 PM.
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    Default Assignment: Contre-jour

    .................................................. ..
    Focal Length: 50mm (nifty 50mm)
    EV 0/6
    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.

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    Default Assignment: Contre-jour

    A boat passing an inlet towards evening. Probably heading home for the day.

    Canon 40D
    Focal Length: 60mm (96mm in 35mm)
    ISO: 400
    Taken: 01-SEP-2008

    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.

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