Challenge 6: The 10 second exposure

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Postby Grev on Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:06 am

I surely will be entering this competition! This is great for an artist's artistic ability and great for the community! :)
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Postby Greg B on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:52 am

I would like to thank all those of you who have commented so favourably on my 10sec exposure shot. The comparisons with Malevich's White on White are flattering. And with the cover of The Beatles (AKA The White Album).

I couldn't enter this shot in the comp because of the PP work which has been done - in particular the application of the "Polar Bear in a Snowstorm" filter which was cranked in at 100%. I also tweaked the contrast.

Matt K, I cannot endorse the removal of the frame, the frame is fundamental to the internal integrity of the image, and a frameless version may create unrest and disharmony.

I have tried printing the image, but my otherwise wonderful i965 does not seem to have any white ink. Very frustrating.

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Postby Mj on Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:39 pm

Greg... can you please advise... what aperture used... and even more important what white balance setting did you use :?: :?: :?:

It's always good to know how others have nailed difficult exposures like these for future reference. :?
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Postby PiroStitch on Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:44 pm

Greg B wrote:I have tried printing the image, but my otherwise wonderful i965 does not seem to have any white ink. Very frustrating. :D


Greg, I'm pretty sure you could MacGyver something up so that your printer can include a white ink using white out/liquid paper ;)
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Postby MHD on Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:17 am

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Postby marcotrov on Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:29 am

Greg you are undoubtedly the Salvador Dali of the group. Brilliantly creative but quite mad. :lol:
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Postby birddog114 on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:07 am

Another reminder for the closing date of this challenge No:6

Once more week to go on this challenge,

Its closing date is 18th September 2005

Winner of the Challenge No:6 will be announced at the mini meet on the Saturday 24th September 2005.
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Postby MHD on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:20 am

Actually it is midnight on the 19th :)

THATS THIS WEEKEND!
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Postby DionM on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:20 am

I am planning to enter, but I need a new tripod I think. My light Manfrotto doesn't like my heavy 20D and heavy 70-200.

(Birddog, did you get my PM about the alum Gitzos? :wink: )

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.
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Postby MHD on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:25 am

Ok, I'm pretty sure I am on top of login requests...

Could anyone who wants a login (to vote and/or enter) PM me as soon as possible with

Primary DSLR body used
Your username on this site
Your prefered (displayed) name
Your email address

I can not guarentee a log in to anyone who registers after 9pm Saturday...

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Postby sirhc55 on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:38 am

MHD - are you sure on your date - the 19th would be Monday and as Birdie said the 18th would be Sunday - we normally stop on the Sunday :!:
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Postby MHD on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:44 am

oops! My apologies! yes submission closes 11:59 SUNDAY the 18TH of September!
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Postby MHD on Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:15 pm

Bumpedy Bump Bump!

We now have 20D 300D D70s D2X and D70 users registered to enter!
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Postby leek on Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:56 pm

Gee... where did all the time go...
This one is going to be unusually rushed for me...

How many entries so far Scott???
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Postby embi on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:38 pm

leek wrote:Gee... where did all the time go...
This one is going to be unusually rushed for me...


Dont rush it too much...you need to spend at least 10 secs :)
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Postby MHD on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:41 pm

Just 5 so far... But lots of interest (ie new registations) so I am expecting a big rush on the weekend!
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Postby birddog114 on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:44 pm

MHD wrote:Just 5 so far... But lots of interest (ie new registations) so I am expecting a big rush on the weekend!


I think this challenge is not the easiest one, though handholding is out of question + people have to have the sturdy tripod system + techniques.
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Postby DaveB on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:48 pm

Out of interest I search through my database and found 20 images with 10s exposures. I like some of them a lot (and I have some ideas for a few more) but the challenge now is choosing a single image to submit!

Got home today to find Mr.UPS had delivered an RRS L-plate today. It's nice to get presents, even if you had to pay for them yourself! :lol:
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Postby paulvdb1 on Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:58 pm

Birddog114 wrote:I think this challenge is not the easiest one, though handholding is out of question + people have to have the sturdy tripod system + techniques.


You're spot on there. Did a shot a couple of nights ago of the sky (see potofgrasses test page) at the night sky and got a wiggle from the start of a plane trail - that happened when the shutter wobbled the camera.
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Postby MHD on Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:18 pm

hehe... Bugger!

Well better get entering... and Mr UPS might deliver a new 2GB CF card!
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Postby MHD on Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:19 am

Time for the daily BUMP!
Get you images in now!
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Postby MHD on Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:28 am

Two new entries overnight, taking the total now to 7...

Come on!
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Postby Potatis on Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:14 pm

How do I enter? I PM'd MHD a couple of days ago, but haven't any info?
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Postby Alpha_7 on Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:18 pm

Just wanted to check, cropping is allowable PP right ?
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Postby leek on Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:46 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:Just wanted to check, cropping is allowable PP right ?

Yes...
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Postby leek on Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:46 pm

Potatis wrote:How do I enter? I PM'd MHD a couple of days ago, but haven't any info?

Wait until MHD sees this message and he should respond...
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Postby MHD on Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:53 pm

I registered you...

Let me check
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Postby MHD on Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:57 pm

Yep... I sent the details to your email account... let me know If I need to send again
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Postby Potatis on Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:15 pm

Thankyou very much. I apologise, I found that my email filter had decided to send it to the deleted posts folder. I found it eventually. :)
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Postby Potatis on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:38 am

I don't seem to be able to upload my photo. Is it supposed to be done via the website "add photo" menu? It won't send. :?

[Edit: All sorted now, thanks MHD]
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Postby MHD on Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:57 am

Two new entires over night!

Total of 9 entries and only the weekend remains!!

And very few of the old guard have entered so far!

Glen?
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Postby birddog114 on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:10 am

MHD wrote:And very few of the old guard have entered so far!

Glen?
Leek?
et al?


They are all waiting for the big fishes at the next challenge :lol:
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Postby leek on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:22 am

MHD wrote:And very few of the old guard have entered so far!

Glen?
Leek?
et al?


It's coming... I just need to perfect my technique...
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Postby stubbsy on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:05 pm

I have three possible shots ATM, but no killer pic. I still have two days!
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Postby birddog114 on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:05 pm

stubbsy wrote:I have three possible shots ATM, but no killer pic. I still have two days!


Make it tonight :wink:
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Postby stubbsy on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:09 pm

Birddog114 wrote:
stubbsy wrote:I have three possible shots ATM, but no killer pic. I still have two days!


Make it tonight :wink:

Weather permitting :?
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Postby birddog114 on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:13 pm

stubbsy wrote:
Birddog114 wrote:
stubbsy wrote:I have three possible shots ATM, but no killer pic. I still have two days!


Make it tonight :wink:

Weather permitting :?


I thought you have all cover by the AW
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Postby Alpha_7 on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:14 pm

The forecast isn't great, but currently its just very overcast, no actual rain.

And the weatherman has been known to get it wrong ;)
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Postby leek on Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:27 pm

OK... My entry is in...

I can't wait to see what people have got up to with this theme...
It should be fun...
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Postby gleff on Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:32 pm

I was looking so forward to entering this challenge, but unfortunately, i've either not had the time or been sick...

Looking forward to seeing the other entries though.

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Postby Potatis on Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:45 pm

leek wrote:OK... My entry is in...

I can't wait to see what people have got up to with this theme...
It should be fun...


It's funny not being able to see the other submissions before the deadline. Probably lots of people took the same photo I did, and I don't know, so I can't change my entry to something more unique. :)
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Postby leek on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:06 pm

Potatis wrote:
leek wrote:OK... My entry is in...

I can't wait to see what people have got up to with this theme...
It should be fun...


It's funny not being able to see the other submissions before the deadline. Probably lots of people took the same photo I did, and I don't know, so I can't change my entry to something more unique. :)


Ah well, there's the rub Potatis... I believe that that rule was introduced so that people wouldn't copy other's ideas... It works both ways I suppose...
I'd be surprised if anyone has taken the same photo as me though :-)
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Postby sirhc55 on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:33 pm

I also believe that it made it a more equal by exposing (sorry :wink: ) them all at one time :D
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Postby MHD on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:37 pm

Yep... and I like the rule as it enables entrants to modify thier entries up untill the end date...
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Postby leek on Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:39 pm

MHD wrote:11 entries now

Surely I can manage to get in the top-10 this time then :lol:
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Postby MHD on Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:39 pm

12 entries now :)

Come on all... If you are thing of entering make sure you register NOW! (unless you already are)
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Postby leek on Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:33 pm

MHD wrote:12 entries now :)

Come on all... If you are thing of entering make sure you register NOW! (unless you already are)


So how come 31 people voted for this theme and only 12 have entered??? :shock:

C'mon guys & gals... you have 30 hours left - plenty of time to still enter...
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Postby MHD on Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:58 am

14 Entries!! Come on!!
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!
I want to see a mad rush of entries!
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Postby MHD on Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:52 am

I'm nicking out to a BBQ in the next hour, back about 5pm so any pressing questions ask them now....

Dont forget to hide your image...

And, those taking an image tonight, Dont forget to ensure the date settings in your D70 are correct.
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Postby TonyH on Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:55 pm

I've nervously put an entry in..... first of this kind of thing :?

Good luck to all participants :wink:


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