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This week people put on their reporters caps and headed outside to capture the news for our ditch_azeroth who even had a news story to go with his photograph: Rice Shortage in a Rice Country.
“Rice is no mere commodity in the Philippines – it is THE commodity. Although a rice producing country, Philippines has been encountering a rice shortage several years already; that importing rice from neighbouring third world countries has become the only option. With a demand of 33,000 tonnes a day, rice prices in the Philippines is on a record soar of around Php 35.00 per kilo…” Read the rest of the story here.
Our runners up also covered what was happening around their community. Some of the news was quick moving, like a burst sewage pipe from shutterbugdeb, and some of it was slower moving… like the traffic jam brought to us by Miss Mae. Well done for participating everyone.
We also started a new assignment this week, and it’s Spring. For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, soon the flowers will be blooming, birds will be singing, and everything spring will be popping up for you to photograph. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, this assignment will probably be one requiring a different approach. In order to be eligible for the mini-contest, your photo needs to have been taken between 2 – 15 April 2008, the exif must still be intact, and you must include “Assignment: Spring” somewhere in your post to indicate that you want it included in the mini-contest to have your picture shown in the weeekend writeup. Next week’s assignment will be circles, so get started looking for those circles.
GEli prefered center-weighted metering and said, “I dislike evaluative ever so much. Anything but a lighting neutral scene will send it into a panic, wherefrom not but The Wrong Metering emerges. Centre-weighted is my usual setting, accompanied by exposure lock once I’ve got whatever it is I’m shooting metered.”
Tiberius said “I prefer using spot metering. I use a spot to determine what I am focusing on, why shouldn’t I use a spot for what I am metering on? And since I use the center focus point, I know that I am always metering the same thing that I am focusing on.”
And PShorten said “I use matrix metering unless I’m in a weird lighting situation then I tend to use center weighted with my D70 it’s not much of a problem to switch.”
Watch the forums later today for this week’s weekly poll.
We have another week of Classic Rock Challenge. The challenge is to interpret an album title or a song title from that album in a photograph. This week’s album is Jimmy Cliff’s “Ultimate Collection.”
Finally, don’t forget about the contest to win a Nikon D60 where all you need to do to be in to win is to be a member of the forum and be an active member of the forums between now and the end of April. Every time you post in our forums in any way (asking a question, answering someone else’s, sharing an image, critiquing someone else’s, posting a review of a camera or book etc) you enter this competition. The more you post the more chances you have to win (make one post in April and you have one chance to win, make 200 posts and you have 200 chances to win). Good luck!
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