zacharry: That's my favourite kinda milky way! This shot certainly stands out from the rest. I like it!
Thanks very much zacharry :-)
Simon Dass: Bro... what the heck is this... ? LOL
Objective = Fail
Humour = Pass
This is my valid entry. You made no mention of what type of milky way photos you wanted. I'm afraid such astronomical marvels are not possible where I live so I entered what I could whilst still being on theme and within the rules.
As for humour...I did make you "LOL" ;-) .
The result was sadly the one I expected but it was nice to see some people appreciated my efforts. I'm delighted with my 5x5 points :-) .
Thank you all. Neil.
A night shot at 1/8000 of a second! What a sensor ;-) .
vbuhay: Would roller coaster qualify?
They don't have a 'motor' so I don't think they should.
In the link you posted Wikipedia concluded -
"In the digital age, a "true" macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less"
Sounds good to me :-) .
I was wondering if a digital copy from a slide or negative taken with an SLR would be allowed to enter? I have a photo I took some time ago that would fit nicely into your challenge :-) .
Great shot and an amazing creature! Well done.
sparkey2: Holy smuck, this is really good... Congrats for your win on a super image. Now I will have to experiment to see if I can emulate it.
Thanks very much :-).
Good luck with emulating it. If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll show you my setup.
ackebous: Congratulations on your entries placing 1st and 2nd
Thank you very much. I am really pleased :-) .
tecnoworld: Would you share your technique?
I have sent you a PM :-) .
Does a 'bridge' camera count as a similar camera to a DSLR for the purpose of this challenge?
NPW UK: 2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!
Lets hope not as that date would be somewhat against the rules of the challenge :-/ . Saying that 2059 doesn't seem quite appropriate either.
2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!
NPW UK: Hi Hans,
Any chance the maximum number of entries might be increased?
I would like to enter this challenge and have a scanner on order, but it won't arrive until after the challenge has opened and I fear it will fill up quickly with only 20 entries.
Thank you, Neil.
That's great news. Thank you :-)
Does the 'basic retouching' rule prevent people from entering stacked macro photos? It's impossible to get any kind of DOF with proper macro photos (not the inside of butchers shops!) without using some form of stacking.
I'd like to give a BIG thank you to all those who voted for my photos. It's great to have been placed 1st and 2nd, and to win with a 4+ average too...WOW! :-D . Neil.
tbcass: It would have been nice if you could explain what we are really seeing here. Looks like some kind of kelp attached to a rock.
Hi, I think you have got it just about right. I have never seen these on a beach before or since. I guess there must have been a storm from an unusual wind direction that washed them all ashore.
Barry Stewart: Well done! I'm surprised the flash didn't freeze all motion… or was there ambient light as well?
Thank you all very much for the lovely comments. I am delighted to have won (and come second ;-) ) .
Barry - No, the room was in total darkness. I had my son on light switch duties so I could aim at the bauble and then fire a couple of seconds after he flicked the light off.
My estimation of 1/40,000th of a second flash duration came from :-
But I could well be considerably out. It seems like the 580EX flash duration varies and my pellet gun is 30+ years old and probably fires somewhat slower than the one in the flash test. I used a 28 year old cheap Miranda flash gun for my photo set at minimum power and highest ISO. Maybe my flash fired slower than I thought or the gun fires at a faster speed of a bit of both :-).