Fortnightly competition #3 Comments - Lunch Break


R o b

Link Posted 13/11/2008 - 16:57
This will be weird. A thread I can't look at for two weeks .

Oh well, good luck everyone .

Robert.

Hyram

Link Posted 18/11/2008 - 18:13
Hefty 1 knows how to live the high life at lunch time
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Lilly

Link Posted 18/11/2008 - 18:43
I love Galoot's entry, it certainly the frantic atmosphere of a grabbed lunch, would look soooo good in mono too!
I will not be entering - as will be off shortly, good luck to all, standards are really good in this comp., will get withdrawal syptoms me thinks!
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Hyram

Link Posted 18/11/2008 - 19:09
Lilly wrote:
I love Galoot's entry.............would look soooo good in mono too!

But then you would lose all that 'zappy' colour
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hefty1

Link Posted 18/11/2008 - 20:43
Hyram wrote:
Hefty 1 knows how to live the high life at lunch time

Only the very best in my household...
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hefty1

Link Posted 24/11/2008 - 11:02
Come on everybody, where are all the entries? I can't believe there's only two of us on here that stop for lunch...
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Last Edited by hefty1 on 24/11/2008 - 11:02

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 05:29
Hefty, I'm going to lunch today. But I take your point we could really do with some motre entries.
Mhuni

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Hyram

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 08:43
I have something in mind but just need to find the time to take the photograph.
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mikew

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 08:47
Sadly I have nothing in mind at all whatsoever apart from idea that I can't implement.

It's a good subject but far from easy.

Mike

GivingTree

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 19:27
Well as long as no one else enters, I'm guaranteed a ribbon!
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mikew

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 20:16
And now there are four - so no guaranteed ribbons

Mike

hefty1

Link Posted 25/11/2008 - 20:58
Well it may lack in quantity but it certainly has it's fair share of quality this fortnight - I like all the pictures so far
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Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 26/11/2008 - 12:06
I'm with you on this Hefty - though hopefully we'll get some more high quality entries before the 6pm deadline.

Iíve just noticed your EXIF Galoot. How did you manage an 8 second exposure? Did you place the camera on a table? Surely you donít go shopping with a tripod?! (Or you had just bought one and were testing it out!)

Mike, that pic of yours is incredibly sharp. Is this a result (alongside the lens, of course) of the 3 flash bursts (I assume so)? If so could you explain how this works.
Mhuni

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Last Edited by Dr. Mhuni on 26/11/2008 - 12:10

Mac

Link Posted 26/11/2008 - 13:48
Actually Doctor, it looks wonderful! Love the maitre'd in the background!
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mikew

Link Posted 26/11/2008 - 14:10
Flipping heck if that's Malo's lunch break - Black Label!

Dr Mhuni, I think the sharpness of the image is a combination of what seems to be a remarkably good lens, very careful focussing (no focus and recompose for me) but still using the AF with a selective point chosen, a heavy tripod, 3 second delay fired with a remote and I suppose the flash must help.

When I saw the image in Silky at full size I was very impressed with the performance. For sure most of my less than sharp images are down to camera shake. I'm not the steady hand I was 30 years ago.

I also put it through Silky, created a TIFF into Photoshop where I used levels etc. then resized and applied more sharpening before saving to JPEG. So, some of the sharpness is a bit of an illusion I think.

Mike

PS I agree the waiter in the background is a really nice touch especially the way he holds the tray. Can't say the giant pancake looks too appealing
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