Challenge 10: One Egg (NOTE CHANGES!)

Find our DSLRUsers.com challenges in this section.

Moderator: Moderators

Forum rules
Please ensure that you have a meaningful location included in your profile. Please refer to the FAQ for details of what "meaningful" is. Please also check the portal page for more information on this.

Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:43 pm

blacknstormy wrote:I just need to be able to take a half decent photo !!!! :shock: :?


Stick a beige egg in your bathtub and crank up the flash... better still give it to the little fella and watch how long it takes him to smash it open :)
User avatar
Alpha_7
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7259
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Location: Mortdale - Sydney - Nikon D700, x-D200, Leica, G9

Postby Grev on Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:48 am

gstark wrote:That's just an egg that's had some PP applied. :)

"Natural extraction" is related to its source: was it laid by an animal of some sort, or made by a man (chocolate or Faberge), if you get my drift.

If you have something specific that you are concerned about, but you're concerned about confidentiality/creativity, please feel free to PM Scott or me with your concerns and we'll see if we can sort it out.

Thanks, will do. :)
Blog: http://grevgrev.blogspot.com
Deviantart: http://grebbin.deviantart.com

Nikon: D700 / D70 / AiS 28mm f2 / AiS 35mm f1.4 / AiS 50mm f1.2 / AiS 180mm f2.8 ED / AFD 85mm f1.4 / Sigma 50mm f1.4 / Sigma 24-70 f2.8 macro / Mamiya 80mm f1.9 x2 /Mamiya 120mm f4 macro
User avatar
Grev
Senior Member
 
Posts: 1025
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:10 pm
Location: 4109, Brisbane.

Postby MHD on Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:00 am

9 images submitted as we wait for the weekend rush!

GET YOUR IMAGES IN! I would like to see a GREAT turnout for this comp!

Remember there is a BIG advantage to submitting a round one entry... Any entry submitted in round two may be considered by the voters to be un-original, by submitting to round one you are seen to be the first with the idea!

And there is some great originality there already! Great work to those that have submitted...

REMEMBER: You can delete a submission and replace it with another one, so I encourage participants (all 200 odd of you!) to upload a "placeholder" image NOW...

If you want me to check your submission I suggest you enter it TODAY as I will be out of town as of tomorrow morning and will have limited net access...
New page
http://www.potofgrass.com
Portfolio...
http://images.potofgrass.com
Comments and money always welcome
User avatar
MHD
Moderator
 
Posts: 5829
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:51 pm
Location: Chicago Burbs

Postby owen on Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:06 am

Thanks for all your hard work again mate. You sound like a very busy man and then you're doing this on top of everything else you've got.

Thanks.
http://www.ausphotos.com - My Gallery

http://www.doesgodexist.com - a very interesting site.
User avatar
owen
Senior Member
 
Posts: 1699
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Nowra, NSW

Postby Wocka on Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:28 pm

Please correct me if I'm worng.

I've just uploaded my image to the challenge, hidden the image and everything is fine.

If I right click the image ( or save the image to my desktop ) that has been uploaded, I can't view any EXIF data from the file. It's like it has been stripped away during the upload process. Yet my original file has correct ( hopefully ) EXIF embedded witnin the properties.

This may be standard to stop people knowing who created the image as I can't view EXIF data from past challenges either. Is this correct?

I don't want to be out of the contest, before I'm even in.

Cheers
Warwick
=======
Canon 40D : 350D
Canon 18-55mm : Canon 75-300mm IS USM : Sigma 30mm EX HSM DC 1.4 : Sigma 10-20mm
User avatar
Wocka
Member
 
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:05 pm
Location: Northern Beaches

Postby owen on Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:32 pm

You can view your exif data by unhiding your image, clicking it, and going to the link up the top right hand corner - I can't remember what it's called... photo properties perhaps? If your exif is in there then you should be fine.
http://www.ausphotos.com - My Gallery

http://www.doesgodexist.com - a very interesting site.
User avatar
owen
Senior Member
 
Posts: 1699
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Nowra, NSW

Postby Wocka on Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:41 pm

Owen,

Your a champion, your correct. Un-hide, click and view properties.

Thanks

Cheers,
Warwick
=======
Canon 40D : 350D
Canon 18-55mm : Canon 75-300mm IS USM : Sigma 30mm EX HSM DC 1.4 : Sigma 10-20mm
User avatar
Wocka
Member
 
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:05 pm
Location: Northern Beaches

Postby Manta on Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:28 pm

Not sure if you're back in cyberland yet Scott - how are the entry numbers going after the expected weekend surge?
Simon
D300 l MB-D10 l D70 l SB-800 l 70-200 VR l TC 17-E l 18-70 f3.5-4.5 l 70-300 f4-5.6 l 50 f1.4 l 90 Macro f2.8 l 12-24 f4
http://www.redbubble.com/people/manta
User avatar
Manta
Former Outstanding Member Of The Year
 
Posts: 3815
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:49 pm
Location: Hamilton Qld

Postby gstark on Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:53 pm

g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22576
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW

Postby Manta on Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:53 pm

Cheers Gary. :D
Simon
D300 l MB-D10 l D70 l SB-800 l 70-200 VR l TC 17-E l 18-70 f3.5-4.5 l 70-300 f4-5.6 l 50 f1.4 l 90 Macro f2.8 l 12-24 f4
http://www.redbubble.com/people/manta
User avatar
Manta
Former Outstanding Member Of The Year
 
Posts: 3815
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:49 pm
Location: Hamilton Qld

Postby beetleboy on Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:13 pm

I noticed the EXIF in my image wasn't 100% accurate as far as time goes..it prompted me to check the time on my camera and lappy but all's well so i'm not sure what happened there - said the file time was **:** (I didn't even know time was recorded before 10am!!!) - no biggie tho cos it still qualifies!
Last edited by beetleboy on Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
beetleboy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:57 am
Location: Highbury, Adelaide

Postby radar on Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:28 pm

Now we know which one is your Liam, just look for the early one :twisted: :twisted:
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel Adams

(misc Nikon stuff)
User avatar
radar
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2823
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:18 am
Location: Lake Macquarie (Newcastle) - D700, D7000

Postby beetleboy on Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:48 pm

bugger..hope i didn't just put my foot in my mouth!!

Post edited to protect the innocent!

Liam =]
User avatar
beetleboy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:57 am
Location: Highbury, Adelaide

Postby wendellt on Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:08 pm

query here please

if i use someone who is recognisable on this forum in my shot
will i void my entry

i.e Leigh, i need someone to model and i thought...well freak boy...
User avatar
wendellt
Outstanding Member of the year (Don't try this at home.)
 
Posts: 4078
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:04 am
Location: Dilettante Outside the City Walls, Sydney

Postby xerubus on Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:20 pm

wendellt wrote:query here please

if i use someone who is recognisable on this forum in my shot
will i void my entry

i.e Leigh, i need someone to model and i thought...well freak boy...


it would have been okay... as we wouldn't have known who the photographer was. :) but now... hmm...

cheers
http://www.markcrossphotography.com - A camera, glass, and some light.
User avatar
xerubus
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:33 pm
Location: Nth Brisbane

Postby Alpha_7 on Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:56 pm

Remeber the due date is tomororw not today, even though the gallery says otherwise. Katie was worried she didn't make the submission deadline as the gallery said the 3/7/06.
User avatar
Alpha_7
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7259
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Location: Mortdale - Sydney - Nikon D700, x-D200, Leica, G9

Postby birddog114 on Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:44 am

wendellt wrote:query here please

if i use someone who is recognisable on this forum in my shot
will i void my entry



So you finally found a photo of a "human egg" from our boys? :shock:
Birddog114
VNAF, My Beloved Country and Airspace
User avatar
birddog114
Senior Member
 
Posts: 15881
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:18 pm
Location: Belmore,Sydney

Postby gstark on Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:23 am

beetleboy wrote:I noticed the EXIF in my image wasn't 100% accurate as far as time goes..it prompted me to check the time on my camera and lappy but all's well so i'm not sure what happened there - said the file time was **:** (I didn't even know time was recorded before 10am!!!) - no biggie tho cos it still qualifies!


Liam,

Can you recall if anything funny happenned with your camera at the time you made that image?

I had a couple of strange things happenning with mine when playing with the 18-200VR. Exposure cycles failing to complete cleanly .... mirror not returning to rest .... error messages in the LCD ... that sort of stuff.

For those images, the date and time was corrupted in the exif as well.

Does that help at all?
g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22576
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW

Postby beetleboy on Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:53 am

You've just hit the nail on the head Gary - well done!

I recall now that I had "CHA" (or CHR?!) flash on the LCD and ended up with a couple of corrupt files. Must be related.

Thanks for spiking my memory!
User avatar
beetleboy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:57 am
Location: Highbury, Adelaide

Postby gstark on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:10 am

Glad to help, Liam.
g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22576
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW

Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:11 am

The "CHA" error is indicative of one of two problems:

1. Faulty CF card
2. Faulty CF slot
Producer & Editor @ GadgetGuy.com.au
Contributor for fine magazines such as PC Authority and Popular Science.
User avatar
Nnnnsic
I'm a jazz singer... so I know what I'm doing
 
Posts: 7770
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:29 am
Location: Cubicle No. 42... somewhere in Bondi, NSW

Postby MHD on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:14 am

ALL: Please check your EXIF on submit... I will not have time to check them myself... and it would suck to have your image invalidate at the last second...

:)

Good luck all!
(some GREAT entries so far! BUT MORE MORE MORE!!!!!!!!! Make this a HUGE turn out! EVERYONE MUST ENTER (who is eligable)
New page
http://www.potofgrass.com
Portfolio...
http://images.potofgrass.com
Comments and money always welcome
User avatar
MHD
Moderator
 
Posts: 5829
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:51 pm
Location: Chicago Burbs

Postby beetleboy on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:17 am

I reformatted the card and it's working fine again so hopefully it was just a "dodgy format"! I'll keep my eye on it tho.

Cheers..

.....sorry about the sidetrack...and back on thread...!
User avatar
beetleboy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:57 am
Location: Highbury, Adelaide

Postby gstark on Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:45 am

Nnnnsic wrote:The "CHA" error is indicative of one of two problems:

1. Faulty CF card
2. Faulty CF slot


Or "none of the above".

I had it several times at PIW, when I had the 18-200VR mounted on my D70.

Haven't seen it since.

T\Nikon have acknowledged some issues with the D70 and this lens, but only when running the V1 firmware in the camera. My camera has V2, and I was seeing this issue, so I suspect that there's still an unresolved issue or two in that realm.
g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22576
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW

Postby Alpha_7 on Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:09 pm

MHD wrote:ALL: Please check your EXIF on submit... I will not have time to check them myself... and it would suck to have your image invalidate at the last second...

:)

Good luck all!
(some GREAT entries so far! BUT MORE MORE MORE!!!!!!!!! Make this a HUGE turn out! EVERYONE MUST ENTER (who is eligable)


How many entries now ?
User avatar
Alpha_7
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7259
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Location: Mortdale - Sydney - Nikon D700, x-D200, Leica, G9

Postby DionM on Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:35 am

Dammit :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Missed the cut-off ....

Canon 20D and a bunch of lovely L glass and a 580EX. Benro tripod. Manfrotto monopod. Lowepro and Crumpler bags. And a pair of Sigma teleconverters, and some Kenko tubes.
http://www.dionm.net/
DionM
Senior Member
 
Posts: 898
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:11 pm
Location: Holland Park, Brisbane

Postby Oneputt on Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:02 pm

Never mind Dion there is always round 2 :wink:
"The good thing about meditation is that it makes doing nothing respectable"

D3 - http://www.oneputtphotographics.com
User avatar
Oneputt
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3174
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:58 pm
Location: Stuck in traffic Maroochydore.

Postby Big Red on Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:21 am

when does part two open to submit ?
User avatar
Big Red
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2520
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:40 pm
Location: Jacobs Well Qld ... mossie capital of the world

Postby Michael on Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:31 am

One does one get confirmation that he is able to enter an image into round two?
Are we there yet?
User avatar
Michael
Senior Member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:48 pm
Location: Toowoomba QLD

Postby Glen on Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:59 am

Michael wrote:One does one get confirmation that he is able to enter an image into round two?


If you are already registered Scott will be opening the gallery to round 2 in the next few days. He will announce it here, he doesn't send individual emails to everyone.

If you haven't registered, Scott will get the registration done soon, I can vouch for the fact Scott was busy all day yesterday with the comp.

If you mean (wasn't quite sure what you were asking) that you have an image you are concerned about compliance with the theme, submit it to Scott 3 full days before the close and he will get a ruling for you.

Hope that helps.
User avatar
Glen
Moderator
 
Posts: 11819
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Neutral Bay - Nikon

Postby Michael on Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:12 am

ahh ok

thats should help a bit thanks :)
Are we there yet?
User avatar
Michael
Senior Member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:48 pm
Location: Toowoomba QLD

Previous

Return to Challenges

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron