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  • Ten Minutes From Home (16 July-30 July)

    This week's assignment is Ten Minutes From Home". Walk, bike, drive or fly exactly 10 minutes from where you live and shoot what's there. No 9 minute or 11 minute trips.
    Here's my contribution. Thought 10 minutes would take me right by a bucolic farm with cows and a landscape even a non-landscape photographer like me could handle. Unfortunately, unforseen roadwork ate up my time and I ended up parked by the side of the road with nothing but weeds and gravel, cars flying by, bright sun, no shade and a stiff breeze. Trying to make the best of it, I took out my trusty 50mm and shot a flowering weed. Blurriness caused by the wind made me do a little work in Photoshop. A good lesson in dealing with unexpected conditions!
    Vetch with Bokeh and Texture

    A review of the contest rules might be helpful:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the July 16 (when it was announced) and July 30 (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: 10 Minutes From Home" 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: "X-tych" (diptych, triptych or anything up to 7 pictures formed into a single image with multiple panels). For help, try these sites suggested by Nicole:
    How To Make A Diptych (The Awful Diptych Creator)
    Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker
    DipStych Requires .NET
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    What a great idea for inspiration. You're like stuck in that 10 min place; shoot or go home and sleep. Right now I'm figuring out which direction to travel so that I don't end up on the bottom of a river.
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    • #3
      Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

      Detroit! Taken on the 21st.

      Camera: Nikon D50
      Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
      Aperture: f/3.5
      Focal Length: 18 mm
      ISO Speed: 200
      Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
      Exposure Program: Manual
      More on flickr.
      Last edited by NicholasBrian; 07-23-2008, 06:04 PM. Reason: Added the date.
      Nikon D50


      • #4
        Originally posted by Saralonde View Post
        Walk, bike, drive or fly exactly 10 minutes from where you live
        fly, haha.

        I went on my walk today to scope out how far I could get. Found a lovely spot, should hopefully go tomorrow morning to shoot
        p h o
        t o s


        • #5
          Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

          Ten minutes from my house and you get a view over my whole town. I cropped it in a bit to get rid of all the houses underneath it.

          Thirlestane Castle


          Camera: Canon EOS 400D
          Lens: Sigma 18-200 OS at 200mm
          Date taken: 22/07/2008 18:10:04
          ISO: 100
          Shutter speed: 1/160 second
          Aperature: f/6.3
          Canon 40D : Tamron 17-50 VC f/2.8 : Sigma 18-200 OS f/3.5-6.3 : Canon 50 f/1.8 : Canon 60 f/2.8 Macro : Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Matt Redmayne View Post
            Ten minutes from my house and you get a view over my whole town. I cropped it in a bit to get rid of all the houses underneath it.
            Whoa...what a view!
            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


            • #7
              Assignment: 10 Minutes from home

              Looking up from the pedestrian bridge crossing the Humber River.

              Heaven's Gate

              Camera: Sony DSC-H1
              Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
              Aperture: f/4
              Focal Length: 8.6 mm
              ISO Speed: 64
              Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
              Flash: Flash did not fire
              Date: July 22, 2008
              Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
              X-Resolution: 72 dpi
              Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
              Compressed Bits per Pixel: 8 bits
              Maximum Lens Aperture: 48/16
              Metering Mode: Pattern
              Color Space: sRGB
              Compression: JPEG
              Image Width: 480 pixels
              Image Height: 640 pixels
              Last edited by Mother Nature's Backyard; 07-24-2008, 04:26 AM.


              • #8
                Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

                Well, I didn't take this 10 minutes from my house, but I figure since I was at someone elses house for the weekend, 10 minutes from their house should count. So, this was taken in Chillicothe, IL, 10 minutes from my friends house. There were so many great buildings and things to take pictures of there, but I think this is my favorite.

                looks better full size -- but...

                Jul 19, 2008
                16001120 pixels – 437KB
                Filename: IMGP0320edit2.jpg
                Camera: PENTAX Corporation
                Model: PENTAX K200D
                ISO: 100
                Exposure: 1/180 sec
                Aperture: f/9.5
                Focal Length: 20mm
                Flash Used: No
                Last edited by i speak in math; 07-24-2008, 04:13 AM.
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                • #9
                  Assignment: 10 Minutes from home

                  Light beyond the clouds

                  Light beyond the clouds.
                  I saw this scene this morning on my way to work.

                  Camera: Canon PowerShot A720 IS
                  Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
                  Aperture: f/8
                  Focal Length: 5.8 mm
                  ISO Speed: 80
                  Exposure Bias: -4/3 EV
                  Flash: Flash did not fire


                  • #10
                    Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

                    Roughly 10 minutes away from home, Pragerstrasse is one of the busiest commercial and leisure areas of Dresden.


                    Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
                    Exposure: 1/4000 sec
                    Aperture: f/2.2
                    Focal Length: 50 mm
                    Canon 350d; sigma 17-70; sigma 70-300; canon 70-200 4.0L IS; canon 50 1,8


                    • #11
                      Oooh... great subject...
                      although living on a farm in the middle of the flat flat Canadian prairie... I doubt I will get anything as amazing as Matt Redmayne... but I'll see what I can come up with! Now to decide if I should drive, walk or bike!! although all three will get me pretty much the same view... just different fields of wheat and canola! lol
                      Canon 450D (Rebel Xsi)
                      Canon EFS 18-55 mm , Canon Zoom EF 75-300mm

                      Canon Powershot S5 IS
                      CP&UV filters; Hoya ND 8; +1, +2, +4, +10 Close Up; 4 pt & 8 pt star filters


                      • #12
                        Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

                        I took this walking along the shore line of Lake Eufaula on a very hot, sticky day only a few blocks from the house!

                        Camera: Rebel XT
                        Flash: Not Used
                        Focal Length: 18mm
                        Exposure: 1/50
                        Aperture: F/5.6
                        ISO: 100


                        • #13
                          Oh I can't participate this week, but will enjoy browsing the posts. I always enjoy the work displayed in the weekly assignments. (I am recovering from surgery and can't walk or drive for 10 minutes yet)

                          If I could walk 10 minutes I would probably make it to the river, so here is a photo of a couple walking on the flood wall. (not for the assignment).

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                          • #14
                            Assignment: 10 Minutes From Home

                            YAY for being my first contest entry. I went hunting for some amazing things today and traveled ten minutes in various directions and I can upon an old graveyard =) so enjoy.


                            Camera: Canon 40D
                            Flash: Not Used
                            Focal Length: 50mm
                            Exposure: 1/1600
                            Aperture: F/1.4
                            ISO: 100
                            Canon 40D | Canon 17-40mm f/4L | Canon 50mm f/1.4 EF | Canon Speedlite 580EXII
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                            • #15
                              Assignment: 10 minutes from home

                              I live on a peninsula, so I get water in most 10 minute directions I go in.
                              This is one of my favourite views, especially when it looks as peaceful as it did on Tuesday when I took it.
                              The far side is Devonport dockyard, Plymouth. I was trying to catch the mist before it burnt off, and even though it was still quite early (for me) - it had all but gone.
                              Morning mist

                              Camera: Nikon D50
                              Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
                              Aperture: f/11
                              Focal Length: 18 mm
                              Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
                              Flash: Flash did not fire

                              Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
                              X-Resolution: 72 dpi
                              Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
                              Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
                              Date and Time: 2008:07:24 22:28:42
                              YCbCr Positioning: Co-Sited
                              Date and Time (Original): 2008:07:22 07:44:13
                              Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:07:22 08:44:13
                              Compressed Bits per Pixel: 4 bits
                              Maximum Lens Aperture: 36/10
                              Metering Mode: Pattern
                              Sub-Second Time (Digitized): 90
                              Color Space: sRGB
                              Sensing Method: One-chip colour area sensor
                              CFA Pattern: BLUE GREEN GREEN RED
                              Digital Zoom Ratio: 1/1
                              Focal Length In 35mm Film: 27
                              Compression: JPEG
                              Image Width: 2584 pixels
                              Image Height: 1068 pixels
                              Last edited by Joedit; 07-24-2008, 11:19 PM. Reason: add exif data
                              Nikon D50, Kit Lens, 50mm Prime 1.8, Macro Zoom, Macro, Cokin Filters, and no time to play