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  • "Cool Colors" Oct. 26 - Nov. 9, 2011

    This week: Yes, you guessed it, "Cool Colors". Definition: "the blues and greens of the color spectrum, associated with water, sky, ice, and cooler temperatures." Cool colors tend to recede and can also give a picture a calm and relaxing feel. Of course, there are exceptions. A stormy shot of full of grays may leave you feeling less than calm!

    So make your shot predominantly one of cool colors and leaves us either relaxed or with a bit of shiver .
    I've reached the end of the world
    Image by Stuck in Customs-Trey Ratcliff

    As always, rules:

    Just a note to new posters: DO NOT start a new thread for your post. Please just hit the reply button at the bottom of any current post and put your image there.

    1. Your original image you submit should be taken on or between the 26th of October to the 9th of November 2011. Each week as an assignment closes on the Wednesday, it will be AUTOMATICALLY deemed *CLOSED* after 8am GMT (3AM EST) and any posts after that time will not be eligible for the assignment competition. Don't wait until the last minute to post!

    2. Your post must include "Cool Colors" as the title or in the text (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 should 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). It must be an original image taken by you.

    5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (740px 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).

    7. If you are looking for the winners of the mini-contest, please check the front page of the DPS blog the following week (EST) or here.

    Next week: Winter is coming and all those cool colors chill me so much that a nice hot cup of coffee might be just what I need. So this time "Coffee" is our subject. Think about what you want to get across in your shot: coffee as a social time, the aroma, the colors and tones, the process of making it, part of a busy day, etc.
    Coffee Break
    Yes, it really happened and nothing broke!
    Last edited by Saralonde; 11-07-2011, 04:59 PM.
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Cool Colors

    Frost on Leaf

    Taken on October 30, 2011 at 10.07am EDT (edit)
    Posted to Flickr October 30, 2011 at 8.59PM EDT (edit)

    Exif data
    Camera Fujifilm FinePix S1500
    Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture f/2.8
    Focal Length 5.9 mm
    ISO Speed 64
    Exposure Bias 0 EV


    • #3
      Resting Peace Maker

      Assignment: Cool Colors

      Canon EOS Rebel T3
      Tv mode
      Shutter - 30 sec
      Aperature - 5.0
      ISO - 160
      Lens/Focal length - EF-S18-35mm (kit lens) / 34.0mm
      Last edited by SimplyEuphoric; 11-02-2011, 02:20 PM.


      • #4
        My Rear Window (Cool Colors)


        Canon T2i
        Last edited by Eliquinn; 11-02-2011, 07:20 PM.
        I love my Canon T2I


        • #5
          cool colors

          early morning frost

          I took this last winter...I know it won't count for this week, but I always liked it! In the heat of the summer, this was great to pull up and remember what I have in store for me in a few months!
          Last edited by marykat74; 11-03-2011, 08:54 AM.


          • #6
            Jelly Fish

            Cool Colors: I took this photo through glass at the Vancouver aquarium. I love the colors.


            • #7
              Assignment "Cool Colours"

              My take on the cool colours assignment. Didnt have long to take this shot as the ice cubes started to melt under the light source I was using

              Camera Sony DSLR-A300
              Exposure 0.04 sec (1/25)
              Aperture f/5.6
              Focal Length 35 mm
              ISO Speed 200


              • #8
                Assignment: Cool colors

                Yay for margaritas! Actually, I just added food coloring to water to make it green.

                Cool colors

                Camera Panasonic DMC-FZ150
                Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
                Aperture f/4.5
                Focal Length 4.5 mm
                ISO Speed 100
                Exposure Bias +0.33 EV
                Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
                Date and Time (Original) 2011:10:30 13:31:18-04:00
                If all else fails, consult the manual.
                My Flickr


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cadira View Post
                  My take on the cool colours assignment. Didnt have long to take this shot as the ice cubes started to melt under the light source I was using
                  Very creative Love it.

                  Originally posted by Shutterbugdeb View Post
                  Yay for margaritas! Actually, I just added food coloring to water to make it green.
                  Very nice..
                  <3 Sri
                  Love Nikon D80, 18-135mm & 70-300mm
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                  KlickzBySri @ Flickr
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                  • #10
                    Cool Colors

                    Florida-81.jpg by Derek & Sarah, on Flickr

                    Camera Nikon D3100
                    Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
                    Aperture f/10.0
                    Focal Length 200 mm
                    ISO Speed 400
                    Exposure Bias 0 EV
                    Flash No Flash


                    • #11
                      DPS Weekly Assignment - Cool Colours


                      Taken on October 30, 2011 at 4.22pm GMT (edit)
                      Camera Panasonic DMC-G2
                      Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
                      Aperture f/5.6
                      Focal Length 42 mm
                      ISO Speed 160
                      Exposure Bias 0 EV
                      Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 with kit lens.
                      Always keen to learn and improve, so any comments (good or bad!) always appreciated.


                      • #12
                        Assignment: Cool Colors

                        Early Winter in the Grasslands

                        Open Spaces

                        Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
                        Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
                        Aperture: f/4.0
                        Focal Length: 6 mm
                        ISO: 80
                        Taken: October 29, 2011
                        Gear: Canon EOS 650D; Canon EFS 18-55mm IS; Canon EFS 55-250mm IS; Canon EF 50mm f/1.8


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cadira View Post
                          My take on the cool colours assignment. Didnt have long to take this shot as the ice cubes started to melt under the light source I was using
                          I LOVE this!! Great idea, this is just too cute!
                          a passionate procrastinator with a Nikon D70 and no motivation
                          my Flickr


                          • #14
                            Assignment: "Cool Colors"

                            Not only were the colors cool but a way too early snowstorm made the air cool also.

                            Taken on November 1, 2011
                            Camera Olympus E-PL1
                            Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
                            Aperture f/22.0
                            Focal Length 14 mm
                            ISO Speed 200
                            My Photos


                            • #15
                              Assignment: "Cool Colors" Oct. 26 - Nov. 9

                              Austin, Texas

                              Austin Skyline

                              Exposure 1/2500 sec
                              Aperture f/4.5
                              Focal Length 70 mm
                              ISO Speed 100
                              X-Resolution 1
                              Y-Resolution 1
                              Software GIMP 2.6.11
                              Date and Time (Modified) 2011:11:02 12:24:21
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