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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Wed 06-Nov-13 12:00 PM
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"November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
Wed 06-Nov-13 12:43 PM by ericbowles

Atlanta, US
          

The November contest selected by Christian Praetorius (snaefell) is "Unusual Perspectives of Common Items". We are looking for macro and close up images of items that are ordinary things found in daily life. Images should use macro techniques to show them in a unusual way.

This month's contest should provide lots of opportunity for creativity - so let's see your best images. Here are a couple of examples from Christian to prompt your thoughts.








Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.

These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Best of Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.

The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.

The winning image will be added to the Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery for the Macro and Close-Up Forum.

We look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

RULES:
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
-- Include a title in the subject line
-- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
-- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
-- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.

Note: The number of finalists will be proportional to the number of entries. 50+ post will have 6 finalists, less than 50 will be 5 finalists, and 25 or less will have only 4 finalists.

Eric Bowles
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 09-Nov-13 04:47 PM
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#1. "Spilled White out"
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Just to get us started...


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#2. "Pencil"
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Lowden, US
          

D300 | 105VR
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#3. "Switch > On"
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A basic Light Switch

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D800 | 105VR
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#6. "Unusual view"
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A view of an everyday part of our house taken today with a Nikon D800E and Zeiss 135 mm f2 lens @ f7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO 100. It is not metal!

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#11. "RE: Unusual view"
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Lowden, US
          

I'm stumped.

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#12. "RE: Unusual view"
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I'll reveal what it is a bit later. It looks better to me if I don't think about what it is! It was an accidental shot on the day the competition subject was posted that lead me to try a better composition rather than to just delete it and forget. Such is the value of being challenged to see as well as look! Thanks to Nikonians.

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#14. "RE: Unusual view"
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I think it is glass and it's beautiful

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#15. "RE: Unusual view"
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Kings Lynn, GB
          

You are right!

It is a pane of thick obscure glass in our front door. The shot was taken at an angle of about 45 degrees to the glass and nearly 90 degrees to the sunshine striking the glass. Focus was within the glass where subjectively it looked most interesting. The colours are from a blue sky, trees with a few leaves, and brown trunks and leaf litter.

No forethought, no planning, it was just there and I was carrying a camera.

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#7. "UFO? "
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Germantown, US
          




d7000, nikkor 105 macro, 1/60, f/29, sb700

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#10. "RE: UFO? "
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That is really cool!

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Outstanding!

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Outstanding!

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#8. "another view"
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#9. "Wine Bottle Punt"
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Wed 13-Nov-13 04:29 AM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

Wow! There are some great photos here already. This is a photo of a wine bottle punt. I set the bottle on its side and shot through the bottom towards the neck.

D700, Nikkor 50mm AF-D, f/8, 1/13 sec, -2EV, ISO 1000.


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#16. "RE: Tropical Kitchen Cupboard"
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Boston Area, US
          



D800, 105mm VR @ f/16, Nikon R1, copystand.

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#17. "Dinner and a Show"
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Sun 17-Nov-13 10:33 PM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

What do you do when the wine is gone? You can mourn its passing or use the bottle as a photographic subject. These N scale hobo figures were photographed inside a wine bottle punt. The figures are approximately 0.5 inches tall. I previously posted a more traditional photo of the same bottle. I hope this qualifies as an unusual perspective.

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#18. "Teapot Spout"
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Ann Arbor, US
          

This is the spout from a stainless steel teapot. The rest of the teapot is silhouetted behind. This Infrared photo was taken in a single long exposure capture. The spout was lit by light painting with a mini mag light.

D90IR, 720nm conversion, 105mm F/2.8 VR, f/5, 15sec, -2EV, ISO 200, tripod, LiveView focusing, exposure delay, with long exposure noise reduction ON.


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#19. "Depth B&W"
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San Jose, US
          



Camera: D200
Lens and Filters: 200mm f/4 AFD EDIF Micro Nikkor
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: f/22
Shutter speed: 0.6s

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#20. "QTips"
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San Jose, US
          

Camera: D200
Lens and Filters: 200mm f/4 AFD EDIF Micro Nikkor w/1.4Kenko TC
Film and/or ISO: 400
Aperture: f/32
Shutter speed: 1/60 Flash






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#22. "Ouch!"
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San Jose, US
          

This is a composite composed of the safety pin shot with 200 mm Micro Nikkor at f/22, 14 s, ISO 100, daylight; and my thumb shot at f/22, 1/60s, +1EV with SB800



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#23. "Flame"
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San Jose, US
          

This is a macro of flaming "Goof Off" floating in a container of water. I was going for a more abstract image of fire with this image. Shot with D200 and 200 mm Micro Nikkor f/4D EDIF lens manual focus on tripod. Lighting was from flame alone. f/4.5, 1/800, 0.67 EV, ISO 100



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#24. "Instant Human, Add Coffee..."
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Austin, US
          

I bought my 105mm AF-S micro to use underwater...first time to try anything like this.

ISO1000, F29, .4 sec - tripod, cable release, manual focus (not stacked). I used a clip-on lamp affixed to a chair with a linen shirt over it to add some softer light and a SB700 pointed at the ceiling. This is really challenging, and fun!


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#25. "Rim Shot"
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Aliso Viejo, US
          

My wife and I got this beautiful Cab in a black bottle as a gift. Usually when lighting glass I would strive to minimize any specular highlight by using negative fill. But with the bottle being black I took the opposite approach and put a rim of highlight around it.

D700 with a 105VR at f/14. BG is purple seamless. Rim light is two Elinchrom RX-600's with Rotalux strip boxes and BG is an RX-300 with 7" reflector and 20 degree grid. Post in LR5 and CS6.


Hecky

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#26. "Out of Kilter"
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Thu 21-Nov-13 03:18 AM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

Stanley spirit level. Missed it by thaaaaat much!

D90IR (720nm conversion), Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR, f/5, 1/13 sec, -1.3 EV, ISO 200, LiveView focusing.


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#27. "RE: Out of Kilter"
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Germantown, US
          

Very nice!

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Thu 21-Nov-13 06:42 PM
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#28. "Cut to the Point"
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San Jose, US
          

Shot with D200 with 200 mm Micro Nikkor mounted on a tripod. Lighting was a mixture of desk lamp and sunlight. F/22, 14 sec, ISO 100.



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#29. "One Scoop or Two?"
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Ice Cream Scoop and a little Strawberry.

D700, 105VR @f/16. Elinchrom Quadra with a 27" square Rotalux back and little over, and a silver reflector for fill. Post in LR5.


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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. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Fri 22-Nov-13 01:43 AM
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#30. "RE: One Scoop or Two?"
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Two please!

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#31. "Plastic Knives"
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Ann Arbor, US
          

10 clear plastic knives lit with polarized light. A circular polarizer on the lens was rotated to provide cross polarization and to produce the color you see.

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#32. "RE: Plastic Knives"
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Very cool -- what kind of polarized light source do you use?

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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. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Mon 25-Nov-13 02:44 AM
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#33. "RE: Plastic Knives"
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thank you. I purchased a sheet of linear polarizing film and placed it over an LED panel light that has the bulbs in rows and columns (they use them for video lighting). When I rotate the circular polarizer, the light panel becomes dark in the viewfinder. This is the point where you have cross-polarization, colors are maximal, and the background is the darkest.

I read that you can also use the screen from a laptop or tablet as a polarized light source. Just put in in flashlight mode.

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#34. "A distressed traffic cone"
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Hi!

Just a little playing with light. The subject is an old battered traffic cone. The field is the retro-reflective collar consisting of glass beads stuck to white plastic under a transparent plastic cover. Many of the beads have fallen off leaving 'lunar' craters.

The photograph was taken with a D800E, Zeiss 100 mm macro, f 11, ISO 100, closest focus. Three SB-R200 flashes were taped to the body of the lens in front of the focussing ring. The flashes were as near to the axis of the lens as possible. Three old gelatine filters were taped to the flashes: Green, blue and purplish.

The attached picture was selected from between the dirt and scratches on the collar. It was cropped to about 300% before manipulations and posting. It is not beautiful, nor technically good. Just a bit of messing around when I should have been doing something more serious.

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hnease Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2012Thu 28-Nov-13 08:17 PM
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#36. "RE: A distressed traffic cone"
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Germantown, US
          

I think it's VERY interesting. Very inventive use of strobes and gels. Nicely done !

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RIW Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jan 2009Fri 29-Nov-13 11:45 AM
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#37. "RE: A distressed traffic cone"
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Kings Lynn, GB
          

Thank you for your kind words Howard. Maybe someone will try to do this better, which would be interesting to see.

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#35. "Tarnished Silver"
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Sonoita, US
          

"Ah mom, do I have to polish the silver?"

Dale

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#38. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Crystal Tumbler
This one took several tries - kept finding lint and very tiny threads I couldn't see with the naked eye…its always fun to see what turns up under magnification like this.

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#39. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Waunakee, US
          

Woven Basket
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#40. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Waunakee, US
          

Watch - This watch has a really distinctive silver face that makes it a bit more interesting.
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#41. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Waunakee, US
          

Old Wooden Rolling Pin
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#42. "Candle Lava"
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This candle will just not drip.

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nikocarol Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Jun 2010Sat 30-Nov-13 02:20 AM
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#43. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Santa Fe, US
          

Thanks for looking,
Carol

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 30-Nov-13 07:34 PM
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#44. "RE: November Contest: Unusual Perspectives of Common Items"
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Lowden, US
          

Beautiful!

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