Fortnightly competition 85 Skies discussion area


geordie01

Link Posted 13/01/2012 - 07:55
This is the place to talk about the competition.
Last Edited by geordie01 on 13/01/2012 - 07:56

johnriley

Link Posted 13/01/2012 - 08:27
I have made the actual entry thread a Sticky for the duration of the competition.
Best regards, John

Hyram

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 16:59
I'm in

I thought that I had better take something before the weather goes back to dull grey
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

alexfilipov

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 22:54
Hm, somebody remove the last post in the comp topic - taken 23/11

.. hoping for a nice winter sunset tomorrow..

Alex

Hyram

Link Posted 18/01/2012 - 22:28
Just a reminder that you do have to specifically take a photograph for the competition (within the relevant time frame) and not just submit a photograph from the archives
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

johnriley

Link Posted 19/01/2012 - 09:00
Just a reminder that discussion of the competition takes place here and the actual entries for this go in the Entries thread, a Sticky for the duration.

The question was raised why isn't the Fortnightly Competition in the same section as the Weekly one. Well, it could be if you wanted it to be. Members decided for themselves that this competition would exist and it would be here. And its been here ever since.

There are two ways to make competitions and one is in this forum section, the other is in the Gallery>Competitions area.
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 19/01/2012 - 09:00

fritzthedog

Link Posted 19/01/2012 - 21:01
oops sorry - didn't realise that entries had to be taken specifically for the comp

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

DanielH

Link Posted 25/01/2012 - 19:00
Milamber what about the horizon! wink

milamber

Link Posted 25/01/2012 - 22:44
dannyh wrote:
Milamber what about the horizon! wink

I was on a ship at 3.00am in the middle of a thunderstorm. I'd taken about 20 or 30 shots before this neatly managing to have the shutter closed every time there was a lightning bolt and open when it was pitch black. Under the circumstances I'm amazed there even is a horizon It gives added realism.....
Last Edited by milamber on 25/01/2012 - 22:44

Hyram

Link Posted 26/01/2012 - 13:48
milamber wrote:
dannyh wrote:
Milamber what about the horizon! wink

I was on a ship at 3.00am in the middle of a thunderstorm. I'd taken about 20 or 30 shots before this neatly managing to have the shutter closed every time there was a lightning bolt and open when it was pitch black. Under the circumstances I'm amazed there even is a horizon It gives added realism.....

I really like this image and obviously there were many takes before you 'nailed it' but as you have spent some time on it in post processing, why did you not start with the horizon

The sea running downhill just looks so bizarre
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

milamber

Link Posted 26/01/2012 - 14:37
Hyram wrote:
milamber wrote:
Quote:
Milamber what about the horizon! wink

I was on a ship at 3.00am in the middle of a thunderstorm. I'd taken about 20 or 30 shots before this neatly managing to have the shutter closed every time there was a lightning bolt and open when it was pitch black. Under the circumstances I'm amazed there even is a horizon It gives added realism.....

I really like this image and obviously there were many takes before you 'nailed it' but as you have spent some time on it in post processing, why did you not start with the horizon

Honest answer Hyram is that I don't know how to.

My post processing 'expertise' is more or less limited to cropping and basic stuff like enhancing brightness and contrast. I only returned to slr photography last year and have spent most of my time learning and refining techniques on the camera, not learning how to process afterwards.

That and the fact that I hadn't noticed the horizon wasn't level until it was pointed out on here

Mind you, given the state of the sea, the horizon level is pretty accurate. At least I was out taking photos - everyone else was being sick
Last Edited by milamber on 26/01/2012 - 14:42

milamber

Link Posted 26/01/2012 - 15:12
That wasn't too painful. Newly straightened photo on my portfolio!

DanielH

Link Posted 26/01/2012 - 16:19
ha ha I obviously meant in post, it was the first thing I saw and spoiled what was otherwise a great picture

Hyram

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 16:57
milamber wrote:
That wasn't too painful. Newly straightened photo on my portfolio!

A fantastic image now
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
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