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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Tue 01-Oct-13 12:55 PM
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"October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"


Barrington, US
          

Please read the Rules and Objectives before you submit a photo for this Assignment.

The October Assignment is “Shooting Up”.

No, I do not mean drugs!

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!!!

Also, please:

• 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!

Good luck!!!


Rob

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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Wed 02-Oct-13 08:28 PM
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#1. "Where are the Beatles?"
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Boudry, CH
          

The main stairwell at school, shot almost vertically



D700, 28-70/2.8, ISO 500, f/8, 1/20. Conversion in LR4.4.

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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Thu 10-Oct-13 06:10 PM
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#2. "Oak Tree Canopy"
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Thu 10-Oct-13 06:28 PM by D2Xstatic

Eugene, US
          

D700, 24-120VR @24mm,f5, 1/1250s, ISO 500 processed in LR5, my first pic
using it


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dradford Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2013Sat 12-Oct-13 05:25 AM
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#3. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Belleville, CA
          

Thrill of a lifetime. Taken from the Malecon in Lima, Peru. For 150 soles (about 50 USD) you can take a 10 minute ride.


D90, Nikkor DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED @ 48mm, 1/2500s at f/9, ISO 250, WB set to sunny (I think)

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Dgastrong Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Oct 2012Sat 12-Oct-13 11:03 PM
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#4. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Sonoita, US
          

Sunflower plant from 2013 Harvest Festival.
Thanks,
Dale
D7000, 24-70mmf/2.8 @84mm ISO200, f/7.1, 1/200sec
LR5, Silver Efex Pro 2


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pqtrths Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd May 2007Sat 12-Oct-13 11:11 PM
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#5. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Dublin, CA, US
          

Bummer!

I'll abide by the rules without complaining, but I'm sitting here in front of 500 photos taken at the Reno Balloon Festival shot last year.

Mp

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robertengle Registered since 22nd Feb 2006Mon 14-Oct-13 11:47 PM
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#6. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Mon 14-Oct-13 11:53 PM by robertengle

New York, US
          

Angel Rays
On the Long Island Sound facing west
D200, Nikkor 18-200mm VR II @ 22mm
ISO: 250
1/800 sec at ƒ7.1
Polarizing filter
Post-processing with Lightroom

robert

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Ferguson Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2004Thu 17-Oct-13 04:16 AM
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#7. "Dunk City Opens Soon"
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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.




Linwood

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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Thu 17-Oct-13 08:43 PM
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#8. "Ceiling at the Alcazares Reales, Sevilla"
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Boudry, CH
          

Luck had it I was going to Spain in the course of this month of October... Even if it was a family vacation, I took the D700 along



D700, 28-105 AF-D, ISO 2200, f/7.1, 1/100. PP was in LR4.4 and CS6, with most notably a high-pass filter applied to enhance detail and make it voluntarily "harder".

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skibreeze7 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the continuous sharing of his inspirational photographic abilities and for helping and encouraging members as they advance from beginner into advanced photography. Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2006Fri 18-Oct-13 06:41 AM
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#9. " Wells Fargo Center"
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Astoria, US
          

Nikon D800, F/16, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, Zeiss 21mm Distagon

Location: Downtown Portland








Darryl
Northern Oregon Coast

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#10. " Sauvie Island Bridge"
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Astoria, US
          

Nikon D800, F/16, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, Zeiss 21mm Distagon









Darryl
Northern Oregon Coast

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gmth Gold Member Awarded for sharing his excellent work and continued contribution to the forums, most notably at the Aviation forum. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 10th Feb 2012Fri 18-Oct-13 11:01 AM
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#11. "Big Tex"
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Lewisville, US
          

The new Big Tex at the Texas State Fair is 55 feet tall...
D4, f4.5 1/800, 100, 85mm

Glenn - Nikonian in North Texas - USA

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Grubby65 Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jul 2013Sat 19-Oct-13 02:00 AM
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#12. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Sat 19-Oct-13 02:51 AM by Grubby65

Wylie, US
          

This Martin house was abandoned earlier this year. Keeping with the season, maybe it is haunted!

D7000, 24-70mm f2.8 @ 42mm, 1/160 @ f5.6, ISO 800, WB 3650k, Matrix Metering, No Ev Comp, Handheld, Processed in LR5

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Grubby65 Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jul 2013Sat 19-Oct-13 02:04 AM
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#13. "RE: Big Tex"
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Wylie, US
          

Gotta love the new Big Tex!

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sl33py Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Apr 2008Sat 19-Oct-13 07:03 AM
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#14. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Sat 19-Oct-13 07:04 AM by sl33py

Seattle, US
          

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.

rob

  

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sl33py Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Apr 2008Sat 19-Oct-13 07:29 AM
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#15. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Seattle, US
          

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 hope you like this one as much as i do!

Rob

  

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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Wed 23-Oct-13 04:27 AM
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#16. "Route 66 Motel"
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Land O Lakes, US
          

D800, Nikkor 85mm 1.8G, ISO 100, f/8, 1/320 sec with circular polarizer




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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sun 27-Oct-13 07:09 PM
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#17. "Tree Canopy"
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Ann Arbor, US
          

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.

D700. Nikkor 24-120 @ 24mm, f/4, ISO 200.


Dan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sun 27-Oct-13 07:27 PM
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#18. "Michigan Theater"
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Sun 27-Oct-13 07:30 PM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

Went out this morning and shot the upper marquee of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor - a local icon. 5 shot HDR with 1EV spacing. Stacked with HDR Pro2 from Nik Software. Handheld.

D700, Nikkor 20-120 @48mm, f/4, ISO 200.

Dan
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#19. "Canadian Geese in Tight Formation"
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Mequon, US
          

D200 20mm lens iso800 1/400th @ f10


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Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012Mon 28-Oct-13 04:01 AM
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#20. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Dayton, US
          

Taken in the mountains of northern California. I'm here on business and met a great photo friend that has taken me all over this area for photos. Laying on my back shooting at 18mm


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GeoNorskie Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Oct 2013Mon 28-Oct-13 10:48 PM
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#21. "RE: October, 2013 Assignment - Shooting Up"
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Redding, US
          

Just joined the forum, so I hope I'm doing this correctly.

Shot this with a rental D600 and the 24-70mm lens at 70 mm; F/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 200. Hand held, lying on my back on the ground looking up at the pink ladies.


Bonnie
Shasta & Mendocino Counties, California

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ron917 Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Dec 2012Tue 29-Oct-13 02:51 AM
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#22. "Javits Center, New York City"
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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


Best regards,
-Ron

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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Tue 29-Oct-13 04:30 PM
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#23. "Rasberrries From Below"
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Eugene, US
          

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


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#24. "Crab Apples"
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Eugene, US
          

D300, 300mm afs, 36mm extension tube, ISO 1000, f7.1, 1/100s. LR5


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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Wed 30-Oct-13 02:01 AM
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#25. "Zion National Park"
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Land O Lakes, US
          

You can't help but shoot up at Zion National Park

D800, Nikkor 85mm 1.8G, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/250 sec with polarizer


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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 30-Oct-13 03:55 AM
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#26. "Corn Top"
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Wed 30-Oct-13 03:57 AM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

Stopped after work today to take this 3-shot HDR photo of the tops of some field corn. The tops are well over my head.

D90, Nikkor 20mm AFD f/2.8, f/16, ISO 200. Monopod. Used Aperture Priority so the individual images had different shutter speeds. Stacked with Nik HDR pro 2.


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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Thu 31-Oct-13 11:33 PM
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#27. "Cloud Shrouded Peak"
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Land O Lakes, US
          

D800, Nikkor 85mm 1.8G, ISO, ISO 400, f/7.1, 3 exposures combined in
Nik Efex Pro2.




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