Community Challenge: Just One Photo

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El Matadurr
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Community Challenge: Just One Photo
8 months ago

The new year is only 17 days old. However, that's seventeen solid days of possible photographic opportunities (especially with the recent snow opportunities in much of the United States). Use this thread to post your best shot so far from 2014. I don't care if it's from a NEX-3 or an A7r, it's the quality of the photo that counts.

Any kind of processing is fine, and you are welcome to share your technique, lens, camera, or any other information you may deem pertinent. Don't think you've captured a truly great photograph yet this year? Go out today or tomorrow, give it your best, and report back here!

I'll start, this chilly photo was captured with the NEX-7 and Nikon 200mm f/2 AI-s ED at f/2.8. Converting to black-and-white, decreasing clarity, and adding a radial filter in LR5 all helped to enhance the effect of the snow flurry:

Snow Trot

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

That's darn good Matt !!. Somehow it suits the vertical and a nice feel to it, even though it looks cold

Heck just the one shot so far, hmmmm, not easy mate, ahhhh maybe this one. Complete with rusty roof for a background.

Just a Sparrow, but I like them anyway You know someone will come and post 2-3 photos huh, LOL.

All the best Matt, warm down here if you have time

Danny.

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Well, I don't know that this is my best shot of the new year. But it's my favorite so far. I drove over to the east shore of the SF bay to shoot the sun setting in between the towers of the Golden Gate bridge with my A7 and Canon FD 100-300 f/5.6L. But then this dog started playing in the water in front of me, and I quickly switched lenses to the SEL35F28Z and captured this.

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

I must admit feeling a bit sorry for all the North Americans with new cameras for Christmas & then being faced with a polar vortex.As a contrast Matt I thought something a bit warmer might cheer people up a bit.I got my A7 on the 31st.of dec ,have been just using my Nikkors with a Metabones adapter.The `Cicada` taken with 55 F2.8 Micro Nikkor,Raw file proceesed in LR5.

Cicada on elephant ear

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Get stuff above!

Going to try and do a lot more this year.

Yesterday. Converted in LR, NEX-6, ZM25

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Hey Matt, this should be an interesting challenge so I look forward to it.  I love all the shots posted so far. This kind of thread is what I love about these forums.

I wouldn't say this shot is my best but it certainly is my favourite.  I managed to capture this when testing out my new Zeiss 24 1.8 which I brought since everyone seems to love it.

Bodhi (13 weeks) rehearsing his rendition of Nessum Dorma.

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Sidewalkscape - A7 w/ Leitz Summicron-R 35mm

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I took about 30mins to shoot different perspective of the piano keys, and then found one shot I liked. Unfortunately it was not focused well, so I took out the tripod and spent another 30mins to get a similar shot. Used the Raynox M250 close up adapter to allow closer focus.

I like this photo, because is more subtle than a lot of "piano key" photos which only have one black key in focus and everything else blurred out from razer thin DoF.

I don't know why, but I think it's my favorite photo in quite a while. Maybe because of the simplicity, lines, and high contrast?
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Took this a couple of weekends ago while walking the dogs.

NEX 6 with kit lens.

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Here is one of mine!

Since is so cold in Toronto I went indoors 

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Sun Flare from FE35

Heavily processed in LR5, with some sliders going all the way to the left and right..

Can someone tell me what to look out for diffraction problems since this is taken at f22? I feel that the flare is kinda cool since I only have a UV filter attached.

Taken on a golf course in Ballarat.

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I have one of the cutest subjects (biased grandpop)

First grandson Nico, age 11 weeks.

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Fun thread, thanks!  Some beautiful images posted here.  I've been doing allot of sunrise photography lately.  Here's on of my favs:

Leica Tri-Elmar @21mm on tripod

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NEX-6 with LA-EA1 & Tamron 60mm F2.0 Macro

I think this is my favourite so far.

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In reply to El Matadurr, 8 months ago

Tough choice. I have a few I like from 2014, but nothing I really love so far.

Canon FD 85/1.2L @ 1.2, cropped and significantly post-processed (obviously) to really emphasize those eyes.

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Great examples from everyone so far. This is exactly what I wanted to see. Keep it up!

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In reply to SQLGuy, 8 months ago

what a cool bunch of pics, thx everyone for the posts.

socal sunset, just shot it a couple of hours ago, hope it warms up everyone back east!

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Sunset in Tampa Bay a few days ago....

a7r nikon 20mm f2.8

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Staircase at Wellesley College Science Center. Taken during a conference break. Cool building. (NEX-7, 18–55 zoom)

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