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  • Assignment: Sharp

    This week's assignment is "Sharp". Sharp is how you interpret it; either sharp focus or subject that is sharp itself. Check these definitions for sharp from dictionary.com if you need a little inspiration! There are a lot of ways to define sharp!

    Sharp Object:
    Cactus Thorn (by saralonde)

    Sharp focus:
    Day 39 threesixtyfive (by saralonde)

    A review of the rules might be helpful:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the June 4 (when it was announced) and June 18 (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: Sharp" 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? Let's try "Natural Framing". This is a real basic when it comes to composition and is a worthwhile area to practice. Check a few of these links:
    Digital Photography School
    Frame Your Picture
    Last edited by Saralonde; 06-11-2008, 04:48 PM.
    Linda
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps
    flickr

  • #2
    Assignment: Sharp

    Assignment: Sharp



    Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) with Canon EF-S 18-55mm in retro position, Manual Mode
    Date: 2008/06/11
    Focal Length: 55mm
    Aperture: f/9
    Exposure: 1/100s
    ISO: 100
    Flash: fired ETTL+1/3
    My Photoblog

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andel View Post
      with Canon EF-S 18-55mm in retro position
      What is retro position?
      Lori Putman flickr
      ~No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys
      ~~Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!
      7D | 300L f/4 IS | 70-200L f/2.8 IS II | 135L | 35L | 100/2.0 | 50/1.4
      430 EX, 580 EX II Speedlites

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      • #4
        Front lens to the body with help of a reversing ring

        It's a very cheap way to get a "macro" lens
        My Photoblog

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Saralonde View Post

          1. The image you submit should be taken between the May 28 (when it was announced) and June 11 (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).
          Today is June 11th. I think you got the dates wrong?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by k9mom View Post
            Today is June 11th. I think you got the dates wrong?
            It's been fixed already.
            Linda
            My Gear
            OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps
            flickr

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Saralonde View Post
              It's been fixed already.
              muchos gracias!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Andel View Post
                Front lens to the body with help of a reversing ring

                It's a very cheap way to get a "macro" lens
                Thank you, and that is an awesome shot.
                Lori Putman flickr
                ~No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys
                ~~Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!
                7D | 300L f/4 IS | 70-200L f/2.8 IS II | 135L | 35L | 100/2.0 | 50/1.4
                430 EX, 580 EX II Speedlites

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                • #9
                  Assignment: Sharp

                  Finally got a break in the weather here in the Midwest, USA. No Tornado warnings or pouring rain. Went down to the Lakefront and the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) on Tuesday.

                  These "Sharp" points were designed by a Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. It really is strinking on the waterfront. The "wings" are a folding sunscreen.


                  MAM001

                  Exif on Flickr


                  Got it just in time. Head for the State Park and no internet on Thursday.

                  Cheers,
                  Igor

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

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                  • #10
                    Assignment: Sharp

                    The first thing I thought of when I heard sharp: My dad. He's an extremely smart man who can tell you just about anything you ever wanted to know.
                    I stole some of the books from his library for this shot :]

                    DSCN0097



                    ISO 200
                    Exposure time: 1/16

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                    • #11
                      Assignment: Sharp

                      water front 078

                      EXIF
                      Last edited by Sandie; 06-12-2008, 11:37 PM.
                      Pentax K100 Super
                      My 365 Blog
                      Ok to edit and re-post on DPS. Always open to new ideas and critiquing.

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                      • #12
                        Sharp as a tack?

                        Sharp as a tack?

                        A cliche I know, but at least I got it in early!

                        Assignment: Sharp
                        Elizabeth

                        Sorry, can't think of a good quote - any suggestions?!
                        Canon 400D + various other stuff

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                        • #13
                          Assignment: Sharp

                          One of the things I find myself fighting with the most is getting the right depth of field. I often shoot with a 50mm 1.4, and I know that I get over-zealous about going all the way out to that 1.4, and I'm often disappointed with the results. So I decided to use this assignment to explore different settings that get me the depth-of-field I want, with sharp focus on precisely the parts of the photo I want it on.

                          I took, as my subject, the rather jagged crystals of black salt, and I put a blue-headed pin in the middle of it. Not particularly interesting as a subject, but it worked well for the study I was doing (and for the "sharp" theme). It turns out that getting the DoF I wanted required a much smaller aperture than I had anticipated, but I was also shooting at fairly close range.

                          The photo:
                          Salt & Pin

                          and the close-up, which shows sharp focus for just the right amount of the photo:
                          Salt & Pin Close

                          and the EXIF:
                          Camera: Canon EOS 20D
                          Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
                          Aperture: f/6.3
                          Focal Length: 50 mm
                          ISO Speed: 100
                          Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
                          Flash: Flash did not fire
                          Last edited by mnetha; 06-12-2008, 04:32 AM. Reason: Forgot to include Assignment: Sharp
                          "in cruel pursuit of truth and excellence"

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                          • #14
                            Not for assignment

                            I didn't get the shot I had in mind for this assignment during my project 52 run this week, but I know for a fact that this kitty's claws are sharp (not too mention he looks pretty sharp in the photo)! He put a nice gash in my thumb a few months back.

                            P1050172

                            I'll keep looking for opportunities for this assignment...

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                            • #15
                              Assigment: sharp

                              Wollaton Hall - Duckling

                              exif: Camera: Nikon D200
                              Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
                              Aperture: f/3.2
                              Focal Length: 34 mm
                              ISO Speed: 200
                              Exposure Bias: 1/3 EV
                              ISO Speed: 200

                              full: http://www.flickr.com/photos/puckers52/2572055111/meta/
                              Last edited by lisa; 06-14-2008, 12:49 PM.
                              Camera: Nikon D200.
                              Lenses: Sigma 18-50mm F/3.5-5.6 DC / Nikon 50mm f1.8 D AF /sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro / Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR/ Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM/ Kenko DG Teleplus Extension Tube Set ( 12 mm, 20 mm, and 36 mm )
                              My flickr

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