* * Mini-Challenge #2: Long Exposure - Results * *

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DezM
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* * Mini-Challenge #2: Long Exposure - Results * *

Thanks everyone for participating in the 2nd challenge. This was a tough one to judge. Some entries didn't qualify due to entrants using Dx0 ant NOT Dx00 camera bodies.

I was looking for long exposure images that were composed well. Photographs that were technically well done and distortions corrected.

Results as follows:

Honorable Mention (in no particular order)

1971_M5's "Space Needle"

diegonyc's "Triboro Bridge"

Kuvasauna's "The Steps To My Dungeon"

Now, from 10 thru 1st........

  1. 10: krustyjag's "River In London"

Beautiful pano of a different look to London. I would love to see this in a larger format.

  1. 9: Arnaud M's "Place Saint Marc"

I like the Sepia conversion and reflection on the ground. Was that PPed or was the pavement glossy?

  1. 8: philcozz's "On The Thames"

Well exposed and lit photo of an interesting bridge. Rule of Thirds practiced here, which is a plus.

  1. 7: John Strock's "Eastern Sierra Startrails"

Well executed photo. Where exactly is this? Looks like something out of this world.

  1. 6: nowhereatoll's "Sunset Seascape"

Beautiful sunset setting. What I would've liked for a higher rating is a shadow adjustment to the right on the rocks. I wanted to see what you saw.

  1. 5: Mark's "Patterns"

Interesting image and colors. What is this structure? I kept going back to this frame.

  1. 4: bolden's "New Zealand"

Another beautiful setting. The photo speaks for itself.

  1. 3: Iggier's "Fourth of July Fireworks"

Nicely captured. The reflection in the water and the Monument to the left are a nice touch and fill the frame nicely.

  1. 2 and Runner-up: JMacedo's "Lightning"

Very nice composition and perfect timing with the lightning bolt. The dramatic sky and colored lights on that building add to the photo.

  1. 1: overbekk's "Haunted Forest"

Stunning image that does look haunted! The touch of color in the background woods and dramatic sky are perfect. Do explain how you lit this scene. Wireless CLS with various external flashes?

I hope you all enjoyed the challenge. You may or may not agree with my choices, but it's all in fun and hopefully it will inspire all of us to do our BEST when capturing images.
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ZDude Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: * * Mini-Challenge #2: Long Exposure - Results * *

Nice! Enjoyed the choices and your explanations. Thanks.

BTW #7 I believe was taken at Mono Lake east of Yosemite (unless there is more than one surreal place like this!)

Andre Bomhof
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Well done with the judging, Dez! Some stunning images is this thread.
Congrats to all, and especially overbekk!

Cheers,

André

Arnaud M
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  1. 9: Arnaud M's "Place Saint Marc"

I like the Sepia conversion and reflection on the ground. Was that PPed or was the pavement glossy?

Very good choice !

Thank you for my nice result !

The reflexion was just the natural reflexion on the water arriving at high tide.... no PP

Arnaud M.
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Arnaud

Arnaud M wrote:

  1. 9: Arnaud M's "Place Saint Marc"

I like the Sepia conversion and reflection on the ground. Was that
PPed or was the pavement glossy?

Thank you for my nice result !

The reflexion was just the natural reflexion on the water arriving at
high tide.... no PP

Arnaud M.
France

Your welcome.

At this place, there is water that meets up to the building? Is this in Venice?
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Iggier Senior Member • Posts: 1,201
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Cool! I'm 3rd runner up...and with a D200 no less

Thanks Dez for the opportunity and to all the others who participated. There were some terrific entries. Agree that overbekk's shot was outstanding.

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ovrebekk
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Wow. This was unexpected!

Thanks guys, this was fun

I am honoured to be picked as winner looking at the quality of the other shots posted, and thanks a lot for the nice comments. Also i must admit i was happy with the theme as i really like night photography and have taken many of my best shots using a long exposure

This particular shot was taken on a family vacation in the Norwegian mountains this christmas. Me and my younger brother went out in the middle of the night, at a chilly -14 C, to get some interesting night shots and were awarded with a fantastic, crisp winter landscape with moonlight and everything.

We brought only the D200, the Sigma 10-20, a cheap tripod and a SB-800 flash and in the shot my brother is running around in the foreground flashing the SB-800 manually

I think he fired of four flashes at 1/16 power during the 30 sec exposure, and luckily managed not to get any light on himself or directly at the camera.

We only attempted the shot once, and when the shot appeared on the lcd i remember laughing to myself as i didn't expect it to turn out as well as it did

At 4 am we had to turn in as i could hardly feel my feet anymore, but it was no doubt one of my most rewarding shoots ever.

I am looking forward to hosting the next challenge. If i remember correctly i have 72 hours to come up with a new theme and get the thread going?

And thanks again
Torbjørn Øvrebekk

DezM
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Re: Wow. This was unexpected!

ovrebekk wrote:

Thanks guys, this was fun
I am honoured to be picked as winner looking at the quality of the
other shots posted, and thanks a lot for the nice comments. Also i
must admit i was happy with the theme as i really like night
photography and have taken many of my best shots using a long
exposure
This particular shot was taken on a family vacation in the Norwegian
mountains this christmas. Me and my younger brother went out in the
middle of the night, at a chilly -14 C, to get some interesting night
shots and were awarded with a fantastic, crisp winter landscape with
moonlight and everything.
We brought only the D200, the Sigma 10-20, a cheap tripod and a
SB-800 flash and in the shot my brother is running around in the
foreground flashing the SB-800 manually
I think he fired of four flashes at 1/16 power during the 30 sec
exposure, and luckily managed not to get any light on himself or
directly at the camera.
We only attempted the shot once, and when the shot appeared on the
lcd i remember laughing to myself as i didn't expect it to turn out
as well as it did
At 4 am we had to turn in as i could hardly feel my feet anymore, but
it was no doubt one of my most rewarding shoots ever.

I am looking forward to hosting the next challenge. If i remember
correctly i have 72 hours to come up with a new theme and get the
thread going?

And thanks again
Torbjørn Øvrebekk

You're very welcome. It was a well deserved win.

Thank you for the explanation and yes, you have 72 hours to present this forum Mini-Challenge #3.
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DezM
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André

Andre Bomhof wrote:

Well done with the judging, Dez! Some stunning images is this thread.
Congrats to all, and especially overbekk!

Cheers,

André

Thanks André
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LilKnytt Veteran Member • Posts: 7,213
Dez - - Congratulations

You've done an excellent job in judging these. And I applaud you for how you've presented this in every way.

Finally congratulations to all the people who entered (I mean all who entered) & those who became runners up & the winner.

Lil
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Weekkey
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I agree with Lil completely. Well done Dez, well done.
and congrats to Torbjørn Øvrebekk, great picture !!
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Raymond Bradlau
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Re: Wow. This was unexpected!

unexpected?

Love it, it has depth that I rarely see in a photo. I feel like I could walk into the image through my screen!

very cool shot, congratulations

Ray

ovrebekk wrote:

Thanks guys, this was fun
I am honoured to be picked as winner looking at the quality of the
other shots posted, and thanks a lot for the nice comments. Also i
must admit i was happy with the theme as i really like night
photography and have taken many of my best shots using a long
exposure
This particular shot was taken on a family vacation in the Norwegian
mountains this christmas. Me and my younger brother went out in the
middle of the night, at a chilly -14 C, to get some interesting night
shots and were awarded with a fantastic, crisp winter landscape with
moonlight and everything.
We brought only the D200, the Sigma 10-20, a cheap tripod and a
SB-800 flash and in the shot my brother is running around in the
foreground flashing the SB-800 manually
I think he fired of four flashes at 1/16 power during the 30 sec
exposure, and luckily managed not to get any light on himself or
directly at the camera.
We only attempted the shot once, and when the shot appeared on the
lcd i remember laughing to myself as i didn't expect it to turn out
as well as it did
At 4 am we had to turn in as i could hardly feel my feet anymore, but
it was no doubt one of my most rewarding shoots ever.

I am looking forward to hosting the next challenge. If i remember
correctly i have 72 hours to come up with a new theme and get the
thread going?

And thanks again
Torbjørn Øvrebekk

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Thanks....

Thank you Lil and Weekkey. It was fun doing it and I applaud those winning entries
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John Strock Regular Member • Posts: 374
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ZDude is correct. #7 was taken at Mono Lake which is near Lee Vining California. It was taken at a spot known as the South Tufas.

Thank you Dez for the great contest. I have been an admirer of your photos for some time on this forum. There were a lot of great photos entered in this contest and I thank you for the kind words about my startrail.

Congratulations to all the participants in this contest, really great photos all around.

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Pretzel Contributing Member • Posts: 621
Thanks Dez! Congrats to Øvrebekk and all the Runners up!

Excellent choices Dez for a great topic.

A well deserved round of applause for Øvrebekk and all the runners up.

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Congrats all! Mark's is outrageous.

so clean and exciting.
Well Done Dez, and that was a very hard job to judge Im sure.
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Hey Øvrebekk!

Congratulations on a great photo.

And, not to rush you or anything but, what's the next topic?

I really look forward to looking at all the submissions!

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ingenious
1971_M5
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Thank-you, Dez, for running the challenge...

My tail is between my legs because there were so many excellent examples. Or was it the bottle of whiskey I promised to send you? I didn't see anything about bribes in the rules. The best thing about this stuff is... it makes you just get out and "do it" (which is half the fun). And then there is the benefit of learning about different techniques (i.e., Ovrebekk's brother running around firing off the SB-800 - LOL!) and seeing the many possibilities. All good!

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ovrebekk
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Re: Wow. This was unexpected!

Raymond Bradlau wrote:

unexpected?

Well, i hoped for a high position but didn't really expect to get all the way to the top

Love it, it has depth that I rarely see in a photo. I feel like I
could walk into the image through my screen!

very cool shot, congratulations

Thanks!

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