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  • Assignment: "Cold" Jan. 28-Feb. 11

    I know this is not true for everyone in our membership, but it has been freezing where I live. After weeks of snow, ice, and low temperatures, all I can think about is COLD. So show us some pictures that make us all think of cold. When I see your shots, I want to shiver!
    (Hmm.. come to think of it, I should have chosen hot so I would feel warmer !)
    Anyway, let's all get freezing!

    As always, the rules...Please note the change in closing time.

    1. Your image you submit should be taken between the 28th of January and the 11th of February. 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.

    2. Your post must include "Assignment: Cold" (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).

    5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (800px 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 Saturday late afternoon (EST) or here.

    Next week we will do a "Back to the Basics" assignment, "Rule of Thirds." Sometimes it's good to review compositional basics. This is a "rule" that is often broken in both good and bad ways. Some ideas:
    • Try composing in your camera instead of depending on cropping.
    • Pick up a 5x7 picture frame (or cut one out of cardboard). Hold it up to the subject you are planning to photograph and plan out your best composition using the frame as a guide. This is good practice even when you don't use your camera to help you develop an eye for composition.
    • Rule of Thirds on the DPS blog
    Last edited by Sime; 02-11-2009, 08:41 PM.
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Assignment - Cold Feb 03 09

    Frozen Chicago River - Standing on Michigan Avenue bridge looking towards the lake -

    Cold - February 3rd 2009

    Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ8 p&s
    1/250 sec
    Manual Mode
    ISO 200
    No Flash
    Post Processed
    Last edited by Hayward Taylor; 02-04-2009, 03:08 PM. Reason: add a line
    DSLR -Nikon D300 - Fujifilm XT1 - Pentax K20D
    POINT 'n' SHOOT - Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-150 - Nikon Coolpix P7000 - Canon PowerShot S90
    My Flickr


    • #3
      Assignment - Cold

      Canon EOS 450D @ 0.5s f/3.5 100mm
      Last edited by DerCommodore; 02-04-2009, 06:37 PM.

      “Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.”
      Edward Weston


      • #4
        Assignment: Cold



        “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” Eliel Saarinen, Finnish Architect, 1873-1950

        Using CFL's for studio lighting, ET
        Olympus FE-310, iso80, f/5.0 @ 1/250s, 31.0mm focal length. Dtd Janurary 28, 2009


        • #5
          Assignment: Cold

          No complaints, but I prefer my drinks cold rather than the weather...

          Assignment: Cold

          Date picture taken: February 1, 2009
          Camera: Nikon D40
          Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
          Aperture: f/5.6
          Focal Length: 55 mm
          Focal Length: 55.0 mm
          ISO Speed: 400
          Flash: Auto, Fired, Return not detected

          More EXIF on Flickr (click picture to view)


          • #6
            Assignment:" Cold"

            Cold As Ice
            Cold as ice.
            Camera: Pentax K100D
            Exposure: 1/4000 sec
            Aperture: f/9.0
            Focal Length: 210 mm
            ISO Speed: 3200
            Exposure Bias: 0 EV
            Flash: Off

            File Size: 582 kB
            File Type: JPEG
            MIME Type: image/jpeg
            Image Width: 798
            Image Height: 975
            Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
            Bits Per Sample: 8
            Color Components: 3
            X-Resolution: 320 dpi
            Y-Resolution: 320 dpi
            Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
            Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
            Date and Time (Modified): 2009:02:04 09:05:22
            YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
            Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
            Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:04 08:37:59-08:00
            Last edited by akrat; 02-04-2009, 05:12 PM.


            • #7
              Assignment: Cold


              Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
              Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
              Exposure: 1/200 sec
              Aperture: f/2.8
              Focal Length: 100 mm
              ISO Speed: 100
              Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:03 17:42:14
              Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:02:03 17:42:14

              Full Exif data available at flickr
              Toys: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM,Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon Extender EF 2x II, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote, Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head
              My flickr


              • #8
                Assignment: Cold

                So much snow about at the moment all of my shots look cold. Also means there are loads to choose from for this assignment. Finaly went with this tree as it not only looks cold due to the snow but its so bare there is no real sign of life.

                Cliched Lone Tree in the Snow

                Taken on: February 3, 2009 at 12.58pm GMT
                Camera: Olympus E-510
                Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
                Aperture: f/8.0
                Focal Length: 14 mm
                Exposure: +0.45
                ISO Speed: 100
                Last edited by fletch; 02-11-2009, 02:32 PM.

                << blog >> - flickr
                Olympus E510 - Ok to edit and re-post on DPS only


                • #9
                  Really cold:

                  Here's one that's too old for the contest, but it's scary cold.

                  EXIF data:

                  Camera: Kodak Z650 Zoom
                  Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
                  Aperture: f/3.5
                  Focal Length: 59.2 mm
                  35mm Focal Length: 357 mm
                  ISO Speed: 200
                  Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
                  Date: 2008-12-23
                  Last edited by etmilosk; 02-04-2009, 07:20 PM.


                  • #10
                    Assignment: Cold

                    I call this one "Left Out In The Cold"


                    Didn't come out exactly as I'd imagined it in my head, but it was too cold to keep shooting this evening!!
                    EDIT: Never got chance to reshoot this and really am not happy with the photo, even though I think it's a good concept. C'est la vie!

                    EXIF Data:
                    Taken on February 4, 2009 at 5.17pm GMT
                    Camera: Nikon D40
                    Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
                    Aperture: f/4.0
                    Focal Length: 24 mm
                    ISO Speed: 400
                    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
                    Flash: No Flash
                    Last edited by RozSheffield; 02-10-2009, 08:55 PM.


                    • #11
                      Assignement Cold

                      Arc IV

                      Exposition: 0,025 sec (1/40)
                      Aperture: f/16.0
                      Longueur focale: 28 mm
                      Vitesse ISO: 200
                      Détection du degré d'exposition: 0 EV
                      Flash: Off
                      Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:03 16:54:44
                      Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi (450D) | 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS | 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 II | 50mm 1:1.8 II
                      My Flickr Gallery :
                      My Picasa Gallery :


                      • #12
                        Assignement: Cold

                        From My world in colours

                        Image Type: jpeg (The JPEG image format)
                        Width: 2272 pixels
                        Height: 1704 pixels
                        Camera Brand: Canon
                        Camera Model: Canon PowerShot A80
                        Date Taken: 2009:01:17 11:08:46
                        Exposure Time: 1/199 sec.
                        Aperture Value: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)
                        Flash Fired: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
                        Metering Mode: Pattern
                        Focal Length: 7.8 mm


                        • #13
                          Assignment: Cold

                          It's so COLD in San Francisco Bay ... Willie McCovey FROZE to death

                          Willie McCovey1

                          Ichange it to B/W and added snowflakes to the picture to make it look like its snowing

                          Camera: Nikon D50
                          Exposure: 1/4000 sec
                          Aperture: f/8.0
                          Focal Length: 105 mm
                          Exposure Bias: +2/3 EV
                          Flash: No Flash
                          File Size: 692 kB
                          File Type: JPEG
                          MIME Type: image/jpeg
                          Image Width: 1861
                          Image Height: 2800
                          Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
                          Bits Per Sample: 8
                          Color Components: 3
                          X-Resolution: 96 dpi
                          Y-Resolution: 96 dpi
                          Date and Time (Modified): 2009:02:03 14:19:29
                          YCbCr Positioning: Centered
                          Exposure Program: Shutter speed priority AE
                          Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:03 14:19:29
                          Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:02:03 14:19:29
                          Last edited by GwenieThePooh; 02-08-2009, 11:54 AM.
                          Nikon-D7000; Nikon D-5000; Coolpix S8000; NIkkor 28-80mm & 70-300mm; Nikkor 12-24mm Wide Angle; Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Nikon , Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/1.8


                          • #14
                            Assignement Cold

                            Device: Nikon D60
                            Focal length: 55mm
                            Aperture: f/5.6
                            Shutter Speed: 1/80s
                            Exposure Comp : 0EV
                            Picture taken on 02/02/2009
                            Last edited by literb; 02-05-2009, 10:46 AM.


                            • #15
                              Not a great shot, and too old. But very cold (-40*C).

                              I can't get on flickr to get the image url... so you can check it out for yourself if you want the high res version.

                              nikon d40
                              18-55mm kit lens @ 55

                              Last edited by dawsonm1; 02-05-2009, 06:02 PM. Reason: info
                              Nikon D40, 18-55mm kit lens, 50mm 1.8D, 50-200mm, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, SB-400.