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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Wed 23-Apr-08 04:25 PM
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"April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"


Barrington, US
          

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

The April Assignment is “UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE”.

In order to submit an entry for this month’s assignment, you must change your perspective. What do I mean?

Many of us shoot standing up, pointing our cameras on a plane perpendicular to our position. Try something different or unusual – lie on the ground shooting up; climb a tree and shoot down; etc. One example - think like a small animal or very young child – shoot what they might see. The point is to get you to change your perspective. I want well-conceived, artistic shots. Please put some thought into what you are going to shoot, how you are going to compose it, and the perspective from which you will execute the shot. Depending on your angle, you may need to be cognizant of your foregrounds and/or your backgrounds. Does DOF need to be considered in the composition?

There are no restrictions other than the image must (a) be an artistic image shot from an unusual perspective and (b) be taken during the month of April .

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?

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this assignment!

Good luck!!!

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jeffmeyers Silver Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Nikonian since 25th Aug 2006Wed 02-Apr-08 02:09 PM
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#1. "Look UP"
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Crestwood, US
          

From the floor. . . w/10.5mm Nikkor (f9, 1.3 secs, ISO 100)

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#2. "RE: Look UP"
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Barrington, US
          

Jeff,

Great shot! I love your B&Ws - always crisp and sharp, with good contrast. This one is no exception. And, I have to get myself one of those fisheyes - they look like a lot of fun!

Nice job!

Thanks for posting!

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jeffmeyers Silver Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Nikonian since 25th Aug 2006Wed 02-Apr-08 03:55 PM
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#3. "RE: Look UP"
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Thanks, Rob. You definitely need a 10.5 fisheye. It's one of the funnest lenses in my bag. Of course, you can use it foolishly with bad results. But once you get the hang of it, it's a blast.

I posted a fisheye shot over in the landscapes challenge and it was the catalyst that got Valentino finally to go buy one. Amazon's got a good deal on them.

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#28. "RE: Look UP"
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Jeff,

This immediately made me think of the payload bay of the space shuttle...in a very good way. Very interesting shot of a very mundane subject. Nice job!

Jeremy

  

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#4. "Airplane"
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Fri 04-Apr-08 09:36 PM by IgorV

Ljubljana, SI
          

Here's one of my first attempts with the 10.5 fisheye lens, shot downtown Ljubljana today after work. With this lens you really have a chance to capture unusual perspectives...

D300
10.5mm fisheye lens
ISO 400
F/9
1/13s

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#8. "RE: Airplane"
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Barrington, US
          

Igor,

Great shot - another fine example of the wonderful perspective a fisheye can provide. The inclusion of the young child looking up adds greatly to the perspective, IMO.

Thanks for posting!

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#13. "RE: Airplane"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

Thanks, Rob, no matter how carefully I plan the shot in advance, the child in it is totally unpredictable and usually fast-moving

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#5. "Drip From Ice at Sunset"
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Sun 06-Apr-08 12:35 AM by DeanAZ

Phoenix, US
          

Instead of a wide angle to give an unusual perspective, I went with a zoom, isolating the melting ice on the root ball of an upturned tree at the shore of Lake Ontario with the after glow of the sunset behind. I felt the inversion of the typical light dark areas from the standard landscape or sunset scene makes this unusual. I wish I could have gotten a bigger drip but my timing is not better than my patience.

D40 f/8 1/25s ISO 200
Sigma 18-200 @135mm


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#9. "RE: Drip From Ice at Sunset"
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Barrington, US
          

Dean,

I agree with inversion and its effect on the perspective - good thinking! The bokeh is wonderful, by the way!

Thanks for posting!

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#6. "Pinetree"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

I lay down on the ground next to the tree for this shot.

D300
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#10. "RE: Pinetree"
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Barrington, US
          

Igor,

Another wonderful shot! My only nit is the blown out portion in the upper left. It's too bad there was not blue sky there - but you have to deal with what you have.

Nice job!

Thanks for posting!

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#12. "RE: Pinetree"
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Mon 07-Apr-08 07:55 AM by IgorV

Ljubljana, SI
          

Thank you, Rob, clouds started to form towards the west in the afternoon so the nice blue sky was again gone... This lens covers such a wide angle that you have to be very careful when positioning the camera for the shot. In shots like this you are looking for solitary trees otherwise you get some disturbing objects into the frame, like branches of other trees, roofs etc.

When looking at this picture on a pc, the brigtness and colors aren't exactly the same as on my mac. I had to brighten the upper part of the picture to get some colors into the branches and it looks like I overdid it, on my mac it looks ok though.

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#7. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Fairfield, US
          

"My Massey"

We were playing hide & seek with the dogs (dont laugh)...i picked this spot to hide and then thought, hmmm...this is an interesting angle--went in the house and grabbed my camera.

(by the way, it wasnt a good hiding spot)

D50
18-135mm @ 26mm
F/4
Center weighted
WB Shade
ISO 320
EV +1.0


If you want a good shot, get close.
If you want a great shot, get closer.

Still Learning...
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#11. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

I like the placement of a portion of the large tire on the left side of the frame, from a perspective point of view. The only issues for me are the background and the blown out streaks appearing under the tractor.

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#14. "rollerblading"
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Mundelein, US
          

My son was resting when I took this shot from under a bench. I'm not too happy with the lighting at noon but it was the first sunny and relatively warm weekend in Chicago.

D2Xs
17-55 @ 17
ISO 100
F10
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#20. "RE: rollerblading"
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Barrington, US
          

Jesse,

Great perspective! Do you think, though, that the image would be enhanced without the gentleman and the stroller in the background? Conversely, do you think it adds to it?

Thanks for posting!

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#26. "RE: rollerblading"
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Mundelein, US
          

Rob,

Thank you for your comment.
I didn't find the landscaping interesting enough so I think that gentleman and the stroller makes the picture more interesting.
Here you can see what's inside the stroller
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#15. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Mon 07-Apr-08 11:21 PM by Warin

Kamloops, CA
          

My first OPA submission:



Shooting Data:

D200
50mm f/1.8 Nikkor
60seconds @ f2/8
edit: On a tripod goes without saying, but I am going to add it.

No crop or adjustments other than tweaking colour balance in CS3

This is the (rather messy) design studio at the university I attend, turned into a Camera Obscura.

Comments?

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#21. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Bill,

From a perspective point only, it is interesting in that there is the juxtaposition of the reversed image from the camera obscura on the background of an otherwise ordinary image orientation.

Thanks for posting!

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#27. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Bolton, US
          

Yeah I'm going to disagree Rob.

There is a lot going on in Bill's photo. I like it even though it takes a little more thought then many of the bold images we produce. There are some technical problems, and I might have done a bit more post-processing (like removed many of the little spots). The room is empty and somewhat messy. The blank wall, vents and hanging bare bulb are wonderfully out of balance. The reflection is where the action is. Can you see the gallery of people watching the photographer creating the image? Is there some message here with the empty room and the full parking lot? I think this is a classic style, drawing from the images of Friedlander and Winogrand.

JMHO
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#29. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Kamloops, CA
          

I guess for me the unusual perspective has less to do with the image itself, and more that it is a camera within a camera.

I thought about cropping a little and tidying up the marks on the wall, but in the end, I wanted the image to capture the room as much as possible, warts an all.

Thanks for your comments, Rich.

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#31. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Fri 11-Apr-08 09:05 AM by IgorV

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Hi Bill,

how big an aperture does it take to turn a room into camera?

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Warin Registered since 23rd Oct 2004Fri 11-Apr-08 07:16 PM
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#32. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Kamloops, CA
          

We were actually going to measure the room to try to figure out the actual aperture, but decided that was too much.

The room is about 24' across (from window to wall) and the opening was about 1/2". IF I'd set it up, I would have made the aperture smaller and waited unti the semester was over so we could have done long (~10 minutes) exposures to get it really sharp. But... it was for a classroom demo, so I didnt have enough say in it.

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IgorV Registered since 05th Mar 2002Sun 13-Apr-08 01:27 PM
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#39. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

Very interesting, I never thought the aperture should be that small... You can always add a lens for better sharpness

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#16. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Hi,

This one was taken while laying on a rock at the beach with my daughter holding the balloons above...VERY WINDY!

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#22. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Webbie,

Definitely a great perspective, and colorful to boot. A bright red one would make it really colorful!

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#24. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Thanks Rob. Funny you mention the red one - that one got away from us!

  

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#17. "Caught in the act"
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f2.8, 1/2000s, WB-Auto, ISO1600, D70s w/80-200



I was trying to catch a few in flight when this little guy just had to land and watch me for a change...

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Warin Registered since 23rd Oct 2004Tue 08-Apr-08 07:38 PM
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#18. "RE: Caught in the act"
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Kamloops, CA
          

I can honestly say I have never seen a photo of a still hummingbird before, although I am sure they exist.

An interesting alternative perspective on the feeder, enhanced by the perching bird. Great capture. have you considered tweaking the levels a little to get the red to pop a little more?

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#19. "RE: Caught in the act"
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>I can honestly say I have never seen a photo of a still
>hummingbird before, although I am sure they exist.
>
>An interesting alternative perspective on the feeder, enhanced
>by the perching bird. Great capture. have you considered
>tweaking the levels a little to get the red to pop a little
>more?



I haven't seen them land that often either and only for a second, but this guy just wanted to see what I was doing... how is this for more red?



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#23. "RE: Caught in the act"
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Barrington, US
          

Rich,

I like the second one better for the emphasis on the red. The shot still seems a bit underexposed, though. What do you think? Would the image have improved with another 1/2 or full stop of light? Does adding some EV in PP help?

I like the perspective, and certainly you have been fortunate to be able to capture the little guy while "still".

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#71. "RE: Caught in the act"
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>Rich,
>
>I like the second one better for the emphasis on the red. The
>shot still seems a bit underexposed, though. What do you
>think? Would the image have improved with another 1/2 or full
>stop of light? Does adding some EV in PP help?
>
>I like the perspective, and certainly you have been fortunate
>to be able to capture the little guy while "still".
>
>Thanks for posting!
>
>Rob

Rob,

I've thought about your comment quite a bit. Then reviewing everything I've shot and I think you are right. Not sure how I missed it but it sure jumps out at me now after you pointed out the exposure... Every single shot is like that. After a bit of research it seems this is a characteristic of the D70s and some have employed custom curves to compensate so I'm learning about curves. For now though all my shots benefit from .5 to 1 EV bump with Photoshop. Thanks for the "light bulb". I guess I just got used to them looking like that.

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#25. "Lichen"
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My orientation was actually horizontal. But by zooming in and isolating the lichen growing along the angular surface of the rock, I find my head cocking to the left each time I review this image.

This effect reminds me of a time when I was troubleshooting some electronic devices and need to determine the order that the LED indicators were being displayed but they were polling in a vertical direction. It was too fast for me to assess so I turned my head 90 deg. so the lights moved left to right and I was able to determine where the problem was. Its amazing how the brain works and fun to fool it also.

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#44. "RE: Lichen"
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Barrington, US
          

Dean,

Your point on head orientation is well taken. Maybe it's the need for the brain to see it "level"! In any event, my only nit is that the foreground portion of the rock seems soft. Given the wonderful bokeh, I suspect you could have bumped the aperture a bit, reduced the focal length or perhaps even stepped back a tad to give a slightly better DOF (enough so as to have the foreground as sharp as the subject rock. What do you think?

By the way, posting more than one image is fine.

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#30. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Memphis, US
          

Lincoln American Tower in Memphis TN super-wide. Though shooting a super-wide straight up would be cool on this building. Still looking for that truly unusual shot but I will post this one for now and work on it over the weekend.

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#45. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

James,

These perspectives always have a dizzying effect on me. It is a great perspective and emphasizes the size of the subject. I especially like the street light in the scene as it reduces the symmetrical aspect of the image. My only nit is the reflection in the window near the bottom of the frame - my eye is drawn to it.

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#33. "The Bean - Chicago"
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Mundelein, US
          

Smurfit stone building on left and the Trump Tower going up in the background. On your right it's a reflecting skyline of Michigan ave. You can only see part of the bean. By the way this sculpture is the work of world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor.


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#34. "RE: The Bean - Chicago"
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Fairfield, US
          

The Bean: Wow. This is a very, very cool shot... and i mean that in the utmost technical way!

Do you have any filters on your lens? just wondering.

Again, very cool!


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#35. "RE: The Bean - Chicago"
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Mundelein, US
          

Thank you,
The only filter I have on this lens is Nikon NC filter.
I took several shots from a different angles. I like this one the most.
Reflections are unbelievable especially if you stand under the bean looking up or shooting against the clouds. I guess it was well worth to go over estimated $6mil for construction. They end up spending $23 mil - privately founded though.

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#46. "RE: The Bean - Chicago"
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Barrington, US
          

Jesse,

Your image is very cool - I like it a lot. Your use of the building's reflection to alter the perspective of the scenery is clever.

I do have one observation though - the vertical lines of the buildings (those not in the reflection) suggest that the camera was sightly cocked, but I suspect the distortion has something to do with the short focal length of the lens.

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#36. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Oxford, US
          



D300 Aperiture Priority, f6.3, 1/320th, 200 ISO, Auto WB
Sigma 10-20mm at 10mm. Distance about 1 foot

Tried to imagine a chipmonks view of my yard. Chose 10-20mm
because it was my closest focusing lens and offered the widest
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#47. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

David,

Very nice perspective - kind of makes the tulips look like they were on steroids!

I am not sure what to make of the background though. I am having a debate with myself as to whether it should be sharp (it's slightly soft, as you know), or whether it should be way OOF. What do you think?

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#37. "Chevy Grill"
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Colorado Sprinngs, US
          

Taken at an all Chevy car show.

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I went to the show with the intention of using a 24-70mm lens. Then I started looking at the grills of these old Chevys. I think the pictures were more fun with the wide angle lens and a different perspective.

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#50. "RE: Chevy Grill"
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Barrington, US
          

Rob,

I agree - it is a great perspective. Use of wide angle lens opens up a ton of possibilities in this area.

My only comment is that you cut off one of the headlights. I think it would have been better to leave it "whole". What do you think?

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#59. ".RE: Chevy Grill"
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Colorado Sprinngs, US
          

I agree Rob. I would like to have captured the bottom of the grill too. Although I think the headlights are a bit more distracting.

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#38. "Trees inverted"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

I looked up with the fisheye lens again, this time at a group of trees growing together. I inverted the picture in PS for greater effect. Shooting data:

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#40. "Group of trees"
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Sun 13-Apr-08 05:39 PM by IgorV

Ljubljana, SI
          

Looking up again at a group of trees, this time in color. The fisheye lens gives an exaggerated look to an otherwise common sight.

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#52. "RE: Group of trees"
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Barrington, US
          

Igor,

I love the first one!

Great perspective; very clever processing.

The second one is cool too, although not as dramatic as the first. It gives credence though to the notion that perspective can alter the perceived size of something.

Nice job!

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#56. "RE: Group of trees"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

Hi Rob,

Thanks, it's great to hear your feedback!

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#41. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Upstate, US
          

Self-Portrait

I was wanting my daughter to cooperate on a shot from above for this assignment but she had other ideas. While planning my shot, though, I noticed my strong shadow on the textured pavement and though I could make an interesting shot with those tools.

I particularly like the way the driveway texture carries through the shadow almost as a negative image.

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#48. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Jeremy,

Outstanding shot - very clever perspective idea and wonderful execution. It's especially good as a B&W.

Nice job!

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#42. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Kenilworth, GB
          

Wow, the quality of this thread is quite intimidating...

I had a cunning plan for this month's assignment and it involved my son's football. Having taken many pics of him kicking a football I decided to try to get the ball's perspective of being kicked. Testing out the concept involved me lying in the mud on my back garden while my lad simulated kicking an imaginary ball just in front of me. I was trying to capture a flying boot the moment before impact.

There were just two things wrong with this idea. First, it was darn difficult to achieve the desired results and the actual pics are rubbish. Second, it was darn dangerous for both life, limb and camera equipment.

I changed tack when we had an unexpected hail storm this afternoon. I saw the hail was collecting on our cars in quite an interesting fashion and grabbed D70 with 50 mm and (unusual for me) SB-600. Went for a very shallow DOF and wonder whether this was actually correct. However, I only had minutes to decide how to approach it.

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#49. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Paul,

First, I re-sized your image as it was too large. For reference, the TOU specify the maximum size of images.

Second, its too bad the football images did not work out - I like that idea a lot!

I like the concept of the image here very much and the perspective as well. I too am wondering whether the DOF is too shallow. Without a comparison to work with, though, it is difficult. It seems to me that having it all be in focus would make it more dramatic - especially given that you have converted it to B&W. What do you think?

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#54. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Kenilworth, GB
          

>Paul,
>
>First, I re-sized your image as it was too large. For
>reference, the
>TOU
>specify the maximum size of images.
>
>Second, its too bad the football images did not work out - I
>like that idea a lot!
>
>I like the concept of the image here very much and the
>perspective as well. I too am wondering whether the DOF is too
>shallow. Without a comparison to work with, though, it is
>difficult. It seems to me that having it all be in focus would
>make it more dramatic - especially given that you have
>converted it to B&W. What do you think?
>
>Thanks for posting!
>
>Rob
>
>My
>Nikonians Gallery>
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>Page>
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>
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>
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Hi Rob,

Apologies about the file size. I got PSE6 at the weekend and have struggled with converting images for uploading. Thanks for taking the time to resize and not deleting.

While I would be happy with some of the hailstones being blurry I think I needed far more in focus - and some razor sharp. I sort of knew it straight after shooting but the stones were melted into slush within minutes. Good education for me.

As for the football, it was staggeringly difficult to achieve even a moderate looking result. I'm sure the shot is possible but would need a far better snapper behind the lens

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#43. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Sun 13-Apr-08 11:52 PM by markbarendt

Ignacio, US
          

Shot this afternoon. My dog Gulltopp.

(Side note, count her toes) Edit (Image is a little small to see toes, there are six on each foot)

F8, 1/1000, iso 400, D200, Tokina 28-80 @ 55, processed in ACR and PS.

Fun trying to get the shadow.


Mark

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#53. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Mark,

Very nice! The use of shadow as the main subject provides a unique and clever perspective to the image.

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#55. "Living Area Dormer"
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Ludlow, US
          

The assignment made me look at many objects from different angles and I got the idea of shooting the interior of the dormers above our living area at sunrise when the sun is direct. In the photo the dark area in the lower right is the room ceiling, the patterned area is the vertical sidewall of the dormer with the window slat reflections, and the upper left area is the ceiling of the dormer. Very little post processing was done other than setting black, white and mid-tone points in Capture NX. I attempted to have the lower and upper areas with equal area and get diagonal and horizontal lines.

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#57. "RE: Living Area Dormer"
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Barrington, US
          

Dave,

I have spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out your image against your description of it. I think what is throwing me for a loop is the large amount of dead space (the black area). The intersecting lines, angles and shadows are interesting, but, to me anyway, it loses its punch with almost half the image showing no detail. Clearly, the perspective is different (that's a good thing), but I am troubled that I cannot appreciate the perspective. It could just be that it is me!

What do you think?

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#58. "RE: Living Area Dormer"
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Ludlow, US
          

Rob,

I appreciate your feedback and understand your viewpoint. I put the image on the white background because of the black area and I was concerned that objections could be raised about the large black area. I was hoping it worked as a symmetrical element. I also realize that between the very odd angle of perspective and the extreme tilt of tonality that the picture just may be too abstract for this exercise. The problem I had is that I had to shoot straight up, hand held in a low light situation. The 18-200 VR is a nice lens but it does exhibit lens creep so I could not put it on a tripod and shoot vertically. The black area is actually an off-white ceiling but because of the strong sunlight in the dormer, it was underexposed.

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#60. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Lowden, US
          

The Hammer and the Nail

D300 + 10.5mm Fisheye
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This was shot by having the lens right up against the nail hat was at the edge of a wood rail. I added the motion blur in Photoshop.


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#61. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Mundelein, US
          

Awesome shot. Looks like a giant hammer in relation to the background. Great idea!

  

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#63. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Dave,

Outstanding! Very clever perspective. Well executed all the way around except for one thing - personally, I am not sure the background works for me; but then again, I can appreciate arguments for why it might work for some others (i.e. trucks, construction theme, etc.).

Nice job!

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#66. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Lowden, US
          

Thanks Rob,

I agree that the background is not exactly what I would have had in mind. I thought about looking for a better background to shoot against but didn’t get the time. I would have liked to do this with a rectangular wide angle. I think that would have made it easyer to control the background.

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#62. "Another Cloudy Day in Chicago"
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Mundelein, US
          

Idea behind this shot was to use a fisheye lens and have the buildings to connect at the top, but since my 10.5 lens is still on my wish list I had to use 12-24. Shot of the historic Water Tower.

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#64. "RE: Another Cloudy Day in Chicago"
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Barrington, US
          

Jesse,

Very nice shot, well executed with a great perspective. One of the things I really like is the symmetry of the water tower juxtaposed with the asymmetry of everything else.

Nice job!

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#65. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Cincinnati, US
          

Rob:

Here is my entry for the month. This picture was taken lying at the base of the flag pole looking straight up. I intentionally blurred the flag by using a 1/8 second shutter speed to record the movement of the flag. The wind was really whipping around.

Details are:
Nikon D200
Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8
Shutter 1/8 second
f/22
ISO 200
Polarizer (because I did not have a ND filter to fit this lens)



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#79. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Kevin,

I like the perspective as well as the concept. The blending of the colors from the blur makes for a wonderful effect.

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#67. "Intruder Alert"
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Astoria, US
          

Received my new Tamron 90mm macro in the mail this month, and it's been a real kick-in-the-pants playing with it, so far.

While shooting some 'Hen & Chicks' cactus-like plants yesterday, one of the 'Chicks' had this fly sitting on it, that for whatever reason, the fly remained motionless while I had my Tamron lens only inches from its nose/proboscis.

Lying on my stomach and shooting handheld at full 1:1 image magnification was a real challenge. Out of more than two dozen shots, only two came out with the sort of acceptable focus I was hoping for.

Nikon D80
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#68. "Marina walkway"
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Astoria, US
          

Another on-my-stomach handheld shot. I had to lay down at an angle to the grate for this one, to make sure I didn't fall into the water.

Nikon D80
Aperture Priority
F/8.0
1/800 sec
ISO 200
Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm

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#80. "RE: Marina walkway"
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Barrington, US
          

Darryl,

Both images are outstanding, IMO. I am not sure I can point to a favorite. The first is very cool, and sharp as a tack where it needs to be. The colors are dynamite. The second is wonderful for its symmetry and asymmetry.

Nice job!

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#69. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Calgary, CA
          

I've been looking to get this shot for a number of weeks, but generally I got more than wanted, in that these guy's don't normally let you get this close without spitting at you. I'd have to admit it's not the shot I wanted, as I should have used a much smaller aperture, but alas when I went back to try again, he'd been eaten.
ISO 800
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D40X-18-200mm at 36mm
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#81. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Rob,

I read your post and, despite feeling bad for the poor fellow, laughed out loud. Oh well!

The perspective is great, but as you readily identified, I think the image suffers a bit from lack of DOF. I don't think the entire face has to be in focus, just a bit more of it - perhaps up to the nostrils.

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#87. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Calgary, CA
          

Thanks Rob,

I'm glad you enjoyed the comments, maybe next trip I can find another poor camel who is docile enough to get in this close.

Rob

  

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#70. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Sat 19-Apr-08 11:06 PM by jmason4531

Silver Spring, US
          

I'm not sure if this is an unusual perspective as defined by the assignment, but it is my attempt to look at a familiar subject in a different, unusual way. Shot through an old pair of eyeglasses. I thought it interesting how the subject appears in three places as once. Camera lens was 50mm, manual focus, ambient light, f/6.3, 1/30, ISO 1000.


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#72. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Tarpley, US
          

Wow... I can finally show my wife what I feel like waking up blind every morning. Great shot.

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#82. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Jeff,

Very clever! I applaud your ingenuity. The only issue I have is that the cat on the right is slightly OOF, no doubt due to the correction of the right lens of the glasses. Still, it is a great perspective.

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#89. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Silver Spring, US
          

Thanks for the comments Rob. My model wasn't very cooperative and didn't take direction well, so I only had a brief moment to capture the image. I too noted the OOF issue, but didn't have an opportunity to reshoot.

Jeff

  

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#73. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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HILO, US
          



My thought was:
"What do I look like when I'm going for that left-over turkey in the fridge?" the result was "In The Fridge".
I used a D70 with a Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 zoom at 10mm and 1/60s @ f5.0
ISO400, spot metered, self timer at 20s, programmed auto exposure and white balance, AF mode was AF-C. Exposure tweeked in NX and cropped in PSE5.

"Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh

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#83. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Kenneth,

Very clever perspective! Your challenge, of course, is dealing with the dynamic range - from the brightness inside the fridge to that much darker room beyond.

Did you find the turkey?

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#74. "It's raining again"
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Glenn Dale, US
          

The relentless rain this weekend in Washington DC gave me this new perspective. Shot against a very grey sky, the rain was overflowing the gutters, so shot with a D80 at 1/2000s and F/1.7 (with a 30mm F/1.4 SIGMA lens) at ISO 400. Then cropped the picture a bit and turned it upside down for the slightly unusual perspective.


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#84. "RE: It's raining again"
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Barrington, US
          

Peter,

Very nice! The blurred background accentuates the raindrops beautifully. The upside down perspective works well, but I think it would also work right side up.

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#76. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Tannersville, US
          

Shot while walking in Philadelphia. I thought it would give an interesting perspective if I held the camera at waist level.

D80
Tokina 12-24 @ 14mm
ISO 100
f/8
1/250s
Exposure Compensation -0.7
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#85. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

William,

Great perspective. I like the angle to the shot too. I generally am not a fan on angled shots, but yours works, IMO. My only nit is the "half a guy" in the upper left corner - it's too bad he was there. My eye is drawn right to him. Otherwise - great shot!

Tyhanks for posting!

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#78. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Rio Vista, US
          

We visited the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC last week and the vines on this building along with the green framed windows caught my eye. With the assignment in mind, I laid down on my back and shot upwards to capture the flowers for a nice foreground element which adds a splash of color to the composition. I stopped down to f/8 and focused on the building to capture the detail of the vines, leaving the flowers in the foreground softer. Compositionally, I opted to fill the lower third of the frame with flowers and shoot the building at a slight horizontal angle rather than dead on to give some depth to the window frame.



D300, Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 35mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 250, handheld, laying on back.

My son snapped a picture of me while I was shooting this scene which is also an unusual angle: Click here to see it

  

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#86. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Wed 23-Apr-08 02:40 PM by rmigliaccio

Barrington, US
          

Michael,

Wonderful perspective and angle, and a delightfully pleasing image. The green frame against the gray background works really well, IMO, and the tulips add a splash of color to enhance the image. Detail is great.

Nice job!

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#90. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Well, here is my meager attempt at the monthly assignment. Keep in mind that the camera is new to me and I am fresh in the learning curve.

While out watching my son swing on the playset, I noticed he kept looking up the rope as he was swinging. It gave me the idea of taking a shot from his perspective.

This shot was taken on the following day (Apr 21) with the sun almost directly overhead. The camera was held while laying on my back. The hope was to get a halo effect around the tree.

"Hangin' low"


D300
VR 18-200mm
18mm
F/5.6
1/125s
ISO200

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#91. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Casey,

Welcome to Nikonians!

I like the perspective and how you composed it (i.e. the rope emrging from the lower left corner). I do have a few thoughts for you to consider, though:

1. I am not sure the sun at high noon works, for me anyway - it is harsh and caused the rope and parts of the canopy to have blown highlights. An early morning or late afternoon shot might be better. That said, I think I appreciate what you were trying to achieve and I am glad you tried it.

2. What if you were to focus on the first knot (closest to the camera) and shoot wide open with a bit more focal length in the hopes that the canopy of leaves would be way out of focus (it may be more difficult to achieve the effect with your lens as its maximum aperture is F3.5 at 18mm and 5.6 at 200mm - a lens that has a maximum aperture of F2.8 or even lower would be best)? Imagine the effect of the rope emerging from blurriness to the crisp sharp knot, and then moving on to be OOF again, all against a creamy green background - it might be kind of cool.

3. Consider having the beam that holds the rope be "straight", or at a 90 degree angle to the bottom of the frame.

What do you think?

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#92. "Stairway"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

I was captivated by the beauty of this stairway. I had to open up the aperture and increase the ISO setting few times to get a sharp picture...

D300
20mm F/2.8 AIS
ISO 2000
F/8
1/50s
handheld

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#93. "RE: Stairway"
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Astoria, US
          

Igor,
Wonderful image. The lower right "lantern" light really anchors the image for me.

Darryl
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#99. "RE: Stairway"
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Ljubljana, SI
          

Thanks for the comment, Darryl. I thought that the lantern played its part in the composition together with the other lanterns and also balanced the off-center stairway.

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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Mon 28-Apr-08 12:35 PM
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#97. "RE: Stairway"
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Igor,

Lovely image. I like how you composed it - with the "center" off-center. The placement of the lantern in the lower right was an outstanding choice, IMO - also, it creates a diagonal with the other lanterns. The perspective of looking up is great - often these shots are done looking down.

Nice job!

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IgorV Registered since 05th Mar 2002Mon 28-Apr-08 09:44 PM
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#100. "RE: Stairway"
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Thank you, Rob. I seem to be looking up more often lately

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#94. "The Mighty Clydesdale"
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Crestwood, US
          

I had some great light Friday morning and thought I would get down and look up at these Clydesdales that are kept at Grant's Farm near my home. This angle makes the mighty Clydesdale look a little like Mr. Ed.

Nikon D300w w/12-24 Nikkor at 12mm
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Warin Registered since 23rd Oct 2004Mon 28-Apr-08 06:39 AM
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#95. "RE: The Mighty Clydesdale"
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I love this one! it is sort of an inverse version of the rather banal "big nose dog" photos. Taken from below, and at such close range with a super wide angle, it creates an excellent sense of off kilter scale, and the brilliant lighting situation meant you could have a fast shutter speed for tack sharp freezing of movement coupled with a small enough aperture that depth of field was not an issue.

Awesome!

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#96. "RE: The Mighty Clydesdale"
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Weren't you afraid you might get stepped on?

That's what I would have been worrying about! lol

Love the picture!

  

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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Mon 28-Apr-08 12:37 PM
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#98. "RE: The Mighty Clydesdale"
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Barrington, US
          

Jeff,

Another fine image and I second the remarks above. It is a perfect shot for everything to be in focus - you nailed it. Perspective-wise, I love it.

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medimond Registered since 14th Nov 2005Tue 29-Apr-08 03:28 AM
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#101. "Stairs - Unusual Perspective"
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Tue 29-Apr-08 03:30 AM by medimond

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What I was attempting to do with this photo is have the seats/levels look like stairs, but also show the stairs. This was taken in Lyon France on April 12, 2008 at the remains of a Roman Theatre.

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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Tue 29-Apr-08 12:47 PM
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#102. "RE: Stairs - Unusual Perspective"
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Mark,

Excellent - the perspective does give an optical illusion effect to it. The composition is perfect, IMO, and it is wonderful in B&W!

Nice job!

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medimond Registered since 14th Nov 2005Wed 30-Apr-08 03:32 AM
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#103. "RE: Stairs - Unusual Perspective"
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Rob,

The first photo is actually in color, it just happens to be the color of the rock. Here's what it looks like in B&W, which wasn't my first preference.

Mark


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#104. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Paynesville, AU
          

Maybe just in time for this topic.
While not quite a snapshot this reflection of hotel lobby in Hong Kong jumped out at me on 10th April. Have just got home and processed it.
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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Wed 30-Apr-08 04:36 PM
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#105. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Barrington, US
          

Peter,

The perspective is perfect in this shot. Indeed, I found myself scrolling back and forth to appreciate the differences - not the least of which is trying to figure out what the black thing is in the mirror that wasn't on the floor - I think it is part of the mirror, right? I also like the symmetrical aspects to the image.

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#107. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Paynesville, AU
          

Yes Rob
its part of the mirrored ceiling perhaps a smoke detector or security gizmo
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Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007Thu 01-May-08 04:07 AM
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#106. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Thu 01-May-08 11:51 AM by rmigliaccio

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Hi:

Here is my contribution for April. The photo was taken at the Latin American Exhibit of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.)



Camera: D300
Lens: Nikon 14-24
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Ramesses



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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004Thu 01-May-08 11:54 AM
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#108. "RE: April, 2008 Assignment - Unusual Perspective"
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Hektor,

Nice image - the reflection on the right provides a nice visual effect that distorts the perspective.

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