Fortnightly competition 93: "Two"


Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 08:35
Day 36 of the monsoon which started the day the hosepipe ban was introduced here in East Anglia and it's raining fit to burst again. So much so that I expect to see Noah sailing past in his ark anytime with two of every animal.

That's the theme for this fortnight, then. "Two" or "2". Get your creative hats on and come up with some masterpieces that represent the number 2. It can be anything - the more imaginative the better. A few to start you might be a reflection, two identical objects, two similar objects, two completely dissimilar objects that complement each other, two lovers, two people, two animals, two photos merged together - macro, landscape, portrait - any type of photo with any lens.

As a relative novice with a DSLR I will try to score for technical ability, but will place lots of emphasis on the interpretation of the theme. Extra kudos if it makes me smile.

I will use a points system to work out scores, but won't publish them.

All entries to be taken between now and 18.00 BST Wed 23rd May with Pentax or Samsung equivalents. Please supply EXIF data for your image.

There will be regular reminders and it's open to all members so no excuse for not entering

Last Edited by milamber on 10/05/2012 - 08:37


Link Posted 10/05/2012 - 10:54


Link Posted 13/05/2012 - 08:03
The TWO Royals.....

My Granddaughters, playing dress-up, and pretending to be "Queen"....this made for a really fun photo shoot!

Pentax K10d
Flash used
ISO 200
Focal Length 50mm
Exposure 1/60th
Date taken: Today
Last Edited by JudithAnn on 13/05/2012 - 08:04


Link Posted 13/05/2012 - 12:11
Lean Two

Pentax K10D Sigma 17-70
1/125 @ f19
Focal Length 26mm
Taken 12th May 2012 14:42 GMT
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 14:00
Two Tone

Camera Model: PENTAX K-5
Lens: smc PENTAX-FA 50mm F1.4
Image Date: 2012-05-15 13:39:27 +0100
Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
ISO equiv: 125
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Color Space: sRGB
Copyright: JAK

John K


Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 12:08

Taken today
K-r,DFA 100mm
1/8sec/ f13/iso100


Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 19:05
2 Prancing Horses

Taken on 13 May 2012
Pentax k5 + DA 18-135
ISO 800
f/16 1/250s


Link Posted 17/05/2012 - 20:28
a piece of 2 by 2 (F11 might help)

K-5, DA55-300, f5.6, 1/25s, ISO800
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 17/05/2012 - 20:38


Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 20:52
It Takes Two To Tango

May 19th
K-r, DFA 100mm macro
Ex bias +0.3EV
ISO 400
This space deliberately left blank.


Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 21:16
Two Blues Guitarists

two blues guitarists800px by dannyhinczech, on Flickr

Camera Pentax K-r
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 190 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
X-Resolution 96 dpi
Y-Resolution 96 dpi
Software PhotoScape
Date and Time (Modified) 2012:05:19 17:17:22


Link Posted 21/05/2012 - 13:08
2x2 Trail

Apologies, I am not completely happy with this attempt at an abstract but it does at least mean that I am back in these completions , even if for the moment I'm still house-bound.

Thanks to JaneM for lugging the tripod and lights about.

This is a four shot focus stack with each shot using:
Pentax K-5 with the Samsung equivalent of the DFA100 Macro.
0.8 sec, F16 & ISO 200

The focus stack was processed using CombineZP.

Cropped, converted to B&W plus a bit more tinkering in PSE10.

Shot around 11:51 0n 21/05/2012



Link Posted 22/05/2012 - 15:04
Two mouths to feed

K7 and 55-300mm @ 135mm
spot metering



Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 11:05
We two - growing old together.........................

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Pentax K100D,18-55,hand held with fill flash.1/45th sec @f.4 and ISO 200.Matrix metered.
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !


Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 11:20

Double trouble by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Taken on May 19, 2012 at 8.20am BST

Exif data
Camera Pentax K-5
Exposure 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 11 mm
ISO Speed 800
Exposure Bias +1.3 EV

Haven't done a comp for ages, but seemed rude not too when I just happened to have this



Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 18:22
Thanks for all the entries.

A quick apology in advance as it's been a horrible week and I haven't been on here much at all. I've only just realised it ends today (and has just ended!) I will do my very best to get a result up tonight, but please bear with me if it's not until the morning.

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