Fortnightly competition #30 - Curves


mikew

Link Posted 25/11/2009 - 18:56
The topic is 'curves' how you interpret it is up to you but the main focus of the photograph must be a curve. Could be a road with a sweeping bend, the curve of seaside bay, the way the skin of a pepper works, the curve of a horse's fetlock (or whatever bit is curved) - up to you. But the most important feature of the photograph/composition must be a curve.

As I think you'll guess I'll be expecting good technical aspects to this, I like sharp but equally I know not all photographs have to be razor sharp. I like good colours but mono is good too with good tones as we have seen in the past. Good focus and exposure are a must IMO but break the rules if you want to!

In the spirit of recent discussions I will negotiate this if it's felt it's too restrictive but I doubt that's the case.

Good hunting!

Mike

PS I nrealy forgot the rules!

The usual fortnightly rules: one entry each, no changing once posted, picture(s) taken between now and the end of the competition 6pm UK time 9th December, Pentax equipment used, full shooting data given
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Last Edited by mikew on 25/11/2009 - 18:59

mikew

Link Posted 25/11/2009 - 22:10
Quite so - and Samsung DSLR.
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Yollie

Link Posted 27/11/2009 - 14:59
I wil defnitely give this competition a go.

thoughton

Link Posted 27/11/2009 - 16:38
Me too, if I can get the wife to cooperate.

Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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davidtrout

Link Posted 29/11/2009 - 10:01

matwhittington

Link Posted 29/11/2009 - 10:10
I'll have a go. I was out looking for bricks for the weekly comp yesterday and I came upon this... 'hello...' I thought so here's my offering of a rather splendid bench in Richmond park:




Exif data:

Pentax K-7 with 16-50mm DA* lens
1/10th second
f13
focal length 16mm
Aperture priority
ISO 400
Date and time: 2009:11:28 14.14.56Z (although actually 13.14.56Z as I haven't changed my camera since the clocks changed...)

There's a lovely view all the way out to Windsor from this bench, so I was getting a few quizzical looks snapping the bench rather than the view

Regards

Mat
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JudithAnn

Link Posted 29/11/2009 - 20:56
Bottled-up Curves




Pentax K-m
Lensfrom Kit..50mm200mm
ISO........ 100
Focal Lenth......115.0m
Exposure time ....1/125
Apture............f/8.0
Flash was used
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davidtrout

Link Posted 30/11/2009 - 11:04


Date taken: Friday November 27 2009.
Kit: K10+ DA*16-50mm zoom at 50mm.
Location: Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside
Exposure: 1/3200sec at F8 1/3 stop under exp. centre weighted average aperture priority.
ISO: 200
Picture title: Quayside Curve
Edit to correct info.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 30/11/2009 - 11:06

thoughton

Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 20:35
Curves




K20D + Tamron 17-50 f2.8 @ f13, 1/13 sec, ISO 400, off camera flash
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

GlynM

Link Posted 05/12/2009 - 13:35
CD Slinky



Taken at 12:15pm on Saturday 5th December.

K-7 with the Samsung version of the DFA 100 Macro
F11, 0.8sec, -0.7ev & ISO 100
Cropped & re-sized in Photoshop Elements

Glyn

Belinda B.

Link Posted 05/12/2009 - 14:12
Curvaceous Frost




Taken 4th December 2009 - top of a small round metal post on a bridge.

Pentax X70
ISO 100
f7.10
1/400 sec
53mm (in 35mm film terms)
Belinda B.

Hyram

Link Posted 05/12/2009 - 15:49
Abstract Curved Glass




Taken today.

K10D + Sigma 105 macro
ISO 800
f11
0.7 sec
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

Prieni

Link Posted 05/12/2009 - 17:29
Sweeping Through




[ EXIF ]
File name: _PRI7750.PEF
File type: Pentax Camera RAW
File size: 13.166,4 KB
Creation date: 05.12.2009 16:04
Last modification: 05.12.2009 16:05
Make: PENTAX
Camera: PENTAX K20D
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
Software: K20D Ver 1.03
Focal length: 16 mm (equiv. 24 mm)
Aperture: F22
Exposure time: 10" (+0.5 EV)
ISO speed rating: 100/21°
Program: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto (Shade)
Focus Mode: Manual
Image Stabilizer: not ready
Noise Reduction: On
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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Aiki

Link Posted 06/12/2009 - 14:44
I couldnt go to a walk even today. And the sun still not showing anyway.
So some indoors playground for you, Mike

Curves


taken 03.12.09
K10D
Sigma APO DG 70-300
F-nr 22
Exp time 0.5
ISO 200
exif is with the pic.
Aiki

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Pentax K20D; SMC DA 18-55mm II kit; Sigma AF 70-300/4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
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PPG

Darkmunk

Link Posted 07/12/2009 - 11:38
Do winkles ever need a good stretch?
Lovely curved house.


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