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  • 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, 04:14 AM. Reason: Screwy order!

  • #2
    ***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, 04:18 PM. Reason: Next assignment
    Wulf Forrester-Barker << Sites: blog / flickr >>
    Gear: Nikon D40, Nikon AFS 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 macro, Raynox DCR-250, Lensbaby 2.0k, SB600


    • #3
      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


      • #4
        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


        • #5
          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


          • #6
            An older one from me, too.
            Day 124 threesixtyfive "Waiting on a sunny day..." (by saralonde)
            My Gear
            OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps


            • #7
              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, 09:14 PM. Reason: add EXIf
              Nikon D90


              • #8
                NOT for Assignment: Contre Jour

                white hot sun copy
                Last edited by private; 09-05-2008, 11:05 PM.
                5D, 5DMKIII | lenses 50 1.2, 35 1.4, 17-40 f/4, 70-200 2.8 II, 15mm - MY WEBSITE Fan me on Facebook!
                You don't have to be the best, you just have to be better than last week" - Jerry Ghionis


                • #9
                  Assignment: Contre-jour

                  .................................................. ..
                  Focal Length: 50mm (nifty 50mm)
                  EV 0/6
                  Last edited by Pasq; 09-28-2008, 02:17 AM.
                  Loving my Canon T3i and kit lens

                  it's fine for moderators to edit my work for teaching purposes. thanks.


                  • #10
                    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, 02:23 AM. Reason: Decided to submit a different photo.


                    • #11
                      Assignment: Contre-jour


                      Date Taken: 30 Aug 2008
                      Camera: Canon 40D
                      Exposure: 1 sec
                      Aperture: f/9.0
                      Focal Length: 100mm
                      ISO: 800
                      Exp Bias: -2ev (no flash)
                      Last edited by richb14; 09-09-2008, 08:45 PM. Reason: Added 'date taken'
                      Canon 40D, Canon EFS 10-22mm USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Canon 100mm USM Macro, Tamron 18-250mm (IF) Di II Macro



                      • #13
                        Assignment: Contre-jour

                        Table Bokeh

                        "Table Bokeh" - bright sunlight on a glass top table....

                        Taken: September 3, 2008
                        Camera: Nikon D40
                        Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
                        Aperture: f/5.6
                        Focal Length: 180 mm
                        ISO Speed: 200

                        Full EXIF on flickr
                        Last edited by Miss Mae; 09-04-2008, 01:04 AM. Reason: To add EXIF data
                        Nikon D90


                        • #14
                          Not for assignment

                          Would this be an example of contre-jour?

                          Duck pond


                          • #15
                            Assignment: Contre-jour

                            I am new to the site but I just took a picture that works great for this assignment (sorry it is old). I am looking forward to the next assignment and am going to go back through the previous ones to catch up.
                            Model: Canon EOS 20D
                            Lens: Canon 15mm 1:1.8
                            Date Time: 2008-08-10T18:00:50-07:00
                            Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
                            F-Stop: f/9.0
                            Aperture Value: f/9
                            ISO: 400
                            Focal Length: 15.0 mm
                            Last edited by jamieBEE; 09-04-2008, 02:28 AM.