This month's assignment requires you to point your camera up - at least 45 degrees above horizontal. Most of the time we are focused (pun intended) on what is happening in front of us. This month, keep your eyes on what is going on above you - there might be an artistic, wall worthy image just waiting to be captured!
There are no other restrictions except that your image(s) MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 2013. I have noticed that some have used archived photos to satisfy an assignment (i.e. photos NOT taken during the month of the assignment). Using images taken prior to October of 2013 is NOT PERMITTED and will be deleted. Please honor the rules of the assignment.
As always, I emphasize “artistic”. Strive to be different; let your artistic juices flow when composing your image. Is the image you post for this assignment one you would be willing to frame and hang on your wall?? Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the assignment, and creativity just to name a few.
Also, over the course of the month, you may post no more than four (4) images. I want you to be discriminating in the selection of images you post for this assignment – PLEASE POST ONLY YOUR BEST SHOTS!!!
• Be imaginative and go for the unusual shot. After all, that’s what makes this fun!!! • Do not use a shot in your archive – the whole point of this exercise is that it is an assignment. • Submit only artistic shots. Naturally, we want to see your very best work with regard to subject matter and composition - translation – snapshots are not permitted. • Include shooting data, and ideally, please include your thinking behind the scene – what were you trying/hoping to capture, and did you succeed?
As discussed here, the top five images will be selected by the previous month’s winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image with be added to our new Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this assignment!
#7. "Dunk City Opens Soon" In response to Reply # 0
Cape Coral, US
Shot last night at a FGCU scrimmage (for those who don't recall their 15 minutes of fame, they were #15 seed to the NCAA in their first year eligible, and made it to the Sweet 16, and had a few spectacular dunks on the way).
D4, 50/1.8 lens @ 1.8, ISO 3200, 1/640th.
That's Filip Cvjeticanin looking a bit scary as he dunks, so I'm aiming up, he's up... well, shooting.
#14. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up" In response to Reply # 0 Sat 19-Oct-13 07:04 AM by sl33py
Mexican Hat Rock, UT
d800e, ISO 400, 14-24 @ 14mm, f2.8, 20 x 3min for 1 hr total exposure.
There are a couple from this trip I'd like to submit, this one in particular is a favorite. 2:30-3:30am - super tired, but worth stopping!
Some alone time in the desert... just a spectacular way to decompress!
After some pictures already that night, I was driving from monument valley to gooseneck state park, intending to camp overnight. When I saw the sign for Mexican hat rock - the town previous had some cartoon'ish signs that made me think it might be cool to work into some star shots as an anchor. So i turned around and drove in looking for this (in the dark)... a couple hours later i got this and then fell asleep in the truck! Had a tent, sleeping bag + pad, etc. Just grabbed a blanket and reclined the seat - not the best sleep, but worked out great for AM pics at gooseneck the next morning!
Oct 4th 2:30-3:30 am - i know this meta will likely show when i stitched them on the 7th or 8th, but let me know and i can link to one of the 20 orig for proof if needed?
I hope you like it as much as i do! My first submission to the monthly contests.
#15. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up" In response to Reply # 0
Monument Valley UT
Found in the dark and got some star tracking done for longer exposure:
d800e, ISO 400, 14-24 @ 15mm, 3min @ f2.8. Tripod and iOptron sky tracker. PP in LR5.
I will have to visit monument valley again in the daytime. I went down for a quick trip and luckily found the spot i was looking for (in the dark w/ no moon). Amazing and clear night, with a couple clouds rolling in late. Got my shots and planned to head to gooseneck state park for another set. Luck had other plans and ended up at mexican hat rock instead!
Fantastic trip, and loved the time in the quiet desert.
I was visiting a cemetary this morning looking for some Halloween photos and decided to shoot the tree canopy instead. I laid the camera on a headstone and took a 5 shot bracket spaced 1 EV appart. Nik HDR Pro2 to stack them.
#22. "Javits Center, New York City" In response to Reply # 0 Tue 29-Oct-13 02:54 AM by ron917
Andover, NJ, US
Sitting on the floor inside the Javits Center, New York City. I was resting after visiting all of the exhibits at PhotoPlus Expo. The glass roof and walls and the steel supporting structure are impressive.
D600, AF Nikkor 35-80 f/4-5.6D at 55mm ISO 400, f/8 at 1/250sec Processing and B&W conversion with Adobe Lightroom 4.4
#23. "Rasberrries From Below" In response to Reply # 0
I wanted something different so I set up my tripod below our orange raspberries. I like this shot because it shows the different stages in the life of a berry, from early green through orange. D300, 300mm AFS, 36mm extension tube, remote shutter, ISO 2000, f7.1, 1/200s. LR5