Fortnightly Competition #31 - Juxtaposition

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 10/12/2009 - 13:08
One of the things I often find myself doing in photos is juxtaposing distinct elements in a shot. In this fortnight's comp I'd like to see other peoples' take on this basic photographic device. I myself generally tend to go for foreground and background juxtapositions, but I'm open to all takes on the theme, and of any number of juxtaposed objects (though too many would presumably result in clutter). Hopefully this is a very broad subject - I really am open to any interpretation just as long as the image contains two or more distinct objects (which of course don't have to carry the same weight in the shot, or both be in focus...).

Happy snapping!


Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 13/12/2009 - 13:33
Just back from a w/e away. I see there is some confusion over what I mean (or what juxtaposition means - even I'm getting confused now!). Basically I'm looking for shots that contain a number (probably two, though it could be more) of distinct objects placed within the frame. They don't have to be close together (as one definition quoted in the other thread has it) - indeed in a photographic sense juxtaposition of near and distant objects is a frequently used and often very effective device (though I guess even objects that in a photo are far apart are actually close together due to their both being within the frame). Indeed as far as I'm concerned something near juxtaposed with something far might be a good entry for this comp. I guess they don't even have to be contrasting objects - though perhaps these will work best in a visual sense. As David Trout notes, Tim (Thoughton's) entry to the weekly history comp could easily be entered here; as could my entry from last week's comp of the seafood & vendor; or, to take one of David's images, his shot of a train with a man in the background that he posted a while back.

My intention was to choose as open a subject as possible, and I am open to all sorts of interpretations which I think this theme is suited to.

If anyone needs further clarification I'll be happy to give it.

Last Edited by Dr. Mhuni on 13/12/2009 - 13:34


Link Posted 13/12/2009 - 15:29
I'm more than happy with the meaning of the subject and your expectations Dr Mhuni. I just wish my inspiration would get into gear. Still, plenty of time yet.


Link Posted 13/12/2009 - 16:17
Ancient & Modern

Taken 12/12/2009 in St. Malo
K20D + DA* 16-50 @ 50mm
ISO 200
1/20 sec

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

Bob and his Pentax

Link Posted 18/12/2009 - 21:07
Red Arrows collecting Coffee to Go

Pentax K7, DA10-17 at 11mm, f4.5, 1/60, iso 100

Juxtaposition of model planes and coffee shop
Good luck


Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc


Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 10:04

Security and management
The welcoming party at a jeweller's in the centre of Newcastle on Tyne, England. Is the security man scaring off customers while the anxious manager is hoping they'll drop by?
K10+DA*50-135mm lens at 135mm, f5.6.
ISO 400, shutter speed 1/100, 1/3rd stop under exposed.
December 14 2009.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 19/12/2009 - 10:06


Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 16:00
Two Wet Cholis'

K20D + Pentax FA135mm 2.8
f5.6 + 1/320s
iso 200
date: 20 Dec 2009 @ 1109hrs
Location: Galta Temple, Jaipur, RAJ, India


Pentax: K20D; FA50mm 1.4; FA135mm 2.8; FA 17-28mm; FA 80-320mm; AF360FGZ
Sigma: 30mm F1.4EXDC; 10-20mmEXDC ..... LENSBABY 'Composer' ,


Link Posted 22/12/2009 - 20:23
Two lenses

That's me, all the subtlety of a punch in the face

K20D + Pentax-A 50/1.7
1/180, f7.1, ISO100, flash
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!
Last Edited by thoughton on 22/12/2009 - 20:26


Link Posted 22/12/2009 - 20:30
Old & New

Taken: 21/12/09 Ipswich
Camera: Pentax K100D Super with 18-55mm kit lens
Exposure: 0.011 sec (1/90)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200



Link Posted 22/12/2009 - 22:23
I am entering this as I fear I may not be home tomorrow before 6 pm even though I have/had hopes of an alternative.

Taken today the 22nd K20D, Pentax 35mm f2, shot at f2.8 and 1/30th as ISO 100.


You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.


Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 01:12
The ambitious young redhead from Accounts had cornered Mr Green at the lighters' Christmas party and was using her wiles to press for a large raise...

K10D | DA35 | ISO100 | 1/125sec | f/8 | Off camera flash

Taken late on 22 December 2009
Joining the Q


Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 13:17
"Shadows among us" is trying to tell you that even a comon kitchen might have a few skelleton in the closet. Isn't it strange that sometimes we see, or think we saw, shadows that doesn't seem to have an owner?

Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0
Last Edited by Draken on 23/12/2009 - 13:36


Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 15:48
Yea my first Fortnightly at last
Not what I had in mind but it has to do

Hate Letter

Model: PENTAX K10D
Lens: DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Shutter Speed: 1/100 second
Aperture: F/10.0
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: Dec 23, 2009, 2:31:08 AM (what a time )
Software: Adobe Lightroom 2.6 + Photoshop CS4 Ext.

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
Last Edited by Anvh on 23/12/2009 - 15:51


Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 16:18

K200,DA35macro,f8,1/750,iso 400,taken 23-12-09. Tony.
K7,DA*50-135, 35mmLTD Macro, 21mm Ltd, Voightlaender 58mm 1.4 NOKTON SL,Ricoh GRD,GRX, Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar.Zeiss Ikon ZM,Zeiss f1.5 C Sonnar.

It ain't no sin to take off your skin,and dance around in your bones.Tom Waits.


Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 18:06
I hope I can be allowed to be a few minutes late, we have been without electric for the last 44 hours...


K20D, Sigma 50mm macro, 100ASA, 1/5th sec at f/32, taken at 12.29.34 this afternoon.

Cheers, Kris.

EDIT: Phooey, needs a black border. Too late now! K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Last Edited by womble on 23/12/2009 - 18:07
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