Timing the Shot Just Right
Challenge series hosted by camcom12. Challenges start on Sundays.
This series will quest images taken at "just the right moment" in a fluid or active scene. Timing the release of the shutter is critical, as is having the camera set properly to either freeze the event or show motion. The secondary theme will be to capture a unique image, one that may only present itself for a short period, relative to the normal occurrence of events. Here, both an oddly shaped iceberg or a dog catching a frisbee would qualify.
Finished (3 challenges)
Winners announced: 16th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: the rider
In one image, show at least 2 different animal species. The goal is to capture unique, chance encounters of two or more living, but different animals, perhaps aware of each other. One of the animals must be wild; except farm, ranch or zoo animal(s) are ok in this role. Combinations might be: a bird and horse, a rabbit and mouse, a bear and dog, a spider and grasshopper, etc. If the image...
2. Lucky Shot
Winners announced: 2nd June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Softly Softly Catchee Monkey
Were you lucky to capture a unique event? Where just having the camera in hand or set correctly to capture the image was a dash of sheer luck or serendipity? It might be something you were expecting to see, or not. It might be a once-a-year, or a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Examples might be a dog's facial expression while catching a frisbee, an icicle dropping from a roof, or the juxtaposition...
Winners announced: 26th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Multiple modes of transport- tractor and pick up wait to let steam locomotive pass
In one image, capture as many modes of transport possible. For example, a street scene with an automobile, train, and bicycle. Or a skateboard and a scooter. Or a plane, train and equestrian. Ideally all moving subjects are in actual motion, so techniques stopping the movement (fast shutter), as well as showing movement (slow shutter) are fully encouraged, as is normal & rear curtain flash...