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  • "Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012

    This week: "Color: Blue". I'd love to see some azure skies so I don't feel so blue and the outside temperature is making me blue with cold...well, you get the picture. Your image this week needs to highlight the color blue. Despite what I said, about azure skies, your subject does not need to be sky. Blue can be interpreted in many ways.
    "Blue" by ahisgett

    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 3rd to the 18th of January, 2012. 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 "Color: Blue" 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 Assignment section the weekend after the contest closes. There should be a thread announcing the winners.
    Next week: "Color: Green". Ah, green. Here in the northern hemisphere we're ready to see more of it, you in the southern hemisphere are basking in it's cool delight. Can you tell I'm a little winter weary? But now I'm going to throw you a curve ball: NO PLANTS. Yes, you heard me. Go find your green someplace else .
    Last edited by Saralonde; 01-15-2012, 06:12 PM. Reason: change of rule info
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Assignment: "Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012

    The Ashtabula lift bridge (also known as the West Fifth Street bridge) is a Strauss bascule bridge that carries Ohio State Route 531 over the Ashtabula River in the harbor of Ashtabula, Ohio. Built in 1925, it is one of only two of its type that remain in service in the state of Ohio. In 1985 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was restored in 1986, and was also closed from March 2008 through May 2009, for repairs and repainting.Not sure when they added the lights to it,but it's pretty at night.

    Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012
    Taken Jan.9,2012
    Camera Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
    Exposure 1
    Aperture f/4.5
    Focal Length 74 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire


    • #3
      The Blue Ridge Parkway, Closed

      I went for a hike yesterday in the Shenandoah. Upon reaching the entrance gate to the BRP, there was no park ranger to pay the entry fee. We then proceeded and found that the Parkway was closed (either for the possibility of ice or construction-not sure.)

      This shot is looking back down to where we parked, and there is quite possibly some blue reflecting in asphalt's residue.
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      Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3
      F-stop: f/11
      Exposure time: 1/125 sec.
      ISO speed: 100
      Focal length: 18mm
      Nishkama Karma
      The performance of acts that are gratuitous, free from self-interest, and performed because the occasion demands them, with no thought of punishment or reward.


      • #4
        Hope You guys Like

        Hey guys this was my first time posting something on here and I hope that you guys enjoy it. Critiques are more than welcome! I'm still learning so hopefully you enjoy what I call the "Distressed"


        • #5
          the oh so blue bayou de zaire

          Zenfolio | "The poet wants spectators, even if they are only buffaloes" | The Low Down (Louisiana, Mississippi) | bayou de zaire

          Date Taken: January 11 2012

          Canon PowerShot S95
          Exposure1/1000 at f/4
          Flash Not Fired
          ISO 160


          • #6
            Color: Blue


            DPS assignment: Color: Blue
            Date Taken: Jan 7, 2012

            EXIF info intact, but incomplete due to manual lens on Nikon D3100

            Camera: Nikon D3100
            Lens: Nikkor AI-s 50mm 1.8
            ISO: 100
            Aperture: F1.8
            Shutter: 1/1250


            • #7
              Assignment: "Color: Blue"

              Blue RomBlast

              Taken on January 11, 2012
              Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
              Exposure 0.05 sec (1/20)
              Aperture f/2.8
              Focal Length 100 mm
              ISO Speed 1600


              • #8
                Assignment ''Color: Blue''

                Out In The Blue

                Taken on January 7, 2012 at 7.58am MST (edit)

                Exif data
                Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
                Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
                Aperture f/2.2
                Focal Length 135 mm
                ISO Speed 500
                Exposure Bias 0 EV
                Flash Off, Did not fire


                • #9

                  Love the Bluebird...


                  • #10
                    *** Assignment: "Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012

                    blue... sea


                    • #11
                      Assignment: "Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012

                      My Son is turning 5 Years Old. Time goes by fast.

                      Oscar is 5 Years Old

                      January 7, 2012 at 2.04pm CST (edit)

                      Exif data

                      Camera Nikon D7000
                      Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
                      Aperture f/6.3
                      Focal Length 24 mm
                      ISO Speed 100
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                      • #12
                        *** Assignment: "Color: Blue" Jan. 3 - 18, 2012

                        Assignment: "Color: Blue"
                        A different colour, but I've stuck with my theme from last week - a bug on a flower.

                        Swinging free

                        Camera Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
                        Exposure 0.001 sec (1/2000)
                        Aperture f/4.0
                        Focal Length 5 mm
                        ISO Speed 100
                        Exposure Bias 0 EV
                        Flash Off, Did not fire
                        Date and Time (Original) 2012:01:06 15:19:10+12:00


                        • #13
                          Assignment: Color: Blue


                          Taken on January 9, 2012 at 4.37am CAT (edit)
                          Camera Nikon D3000
                          Exposure 30
                          Aperture f/6.3
                          Focal Length 18 mm
                          ISO Speed 400
                          Flash No Flash


                          • #14
                            Assignment: Color: Blue

                            Canadian Winter Blues_DPS by claudia5573, on Flickr

                            My other wintertime hobby is fly tying, then leading into fly fishing. Many hours have been spent over my vise chasing the "winter blues."
                            The picture's title first reference to Canada is obvious, the second is the Royal Blue floss' label, Made in Canada.

                            Taken on January 10, 2012 at 11.01am EST (edit)
                            Posted to Flickr January 11, 2012 at 2.43PM EST (edit)
                            Exif data
                            Camera Canon EOS REBEL T2i
                            Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
                            Aperture f/16.0
                            Focal Length 50 mm
                            ISO Speed 400
                            Exposure Bias 0 EV
                            Flash Off, Did not fire
                            Last edited by Claudia5573; 01-11-2012, 08:25 PM. Reason: add EXIF


                            • #15
                              Ocean View

                              A day at the beach brought this "blue" view...