Sun 06-Jul-14 04:49 PM | edited Sun 06-Jul-14 04:51 PM by ericbowles
The theme of the June contest is "Wide Angle Close-Ups" - selected by Arlon Motsch (arlon) winner of the May contest.
Wider lenses provide a different perspective for macro and close up photography. Wider angles can provide context of the environment, or simply allow a different angle of view. Non-macro lenses can be used with short extension tubes to allow very short minimum focus distances.
For the purpose of this contest, we want focal lengths of 50mm or wider. Please provide image details such as the focal length used, extension tubes if any, or any other special techniques.
Any subject is fair game. The important thing is to use a wide angle perspective creatively.
Here are a couple of sample images from Arlon.
Be sure to enter your image title in the subject line - don't simply reply without changing the subject line.
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!
RULES: -- Entrants must be Silver, Gold or Platinum members -- 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.
Sun 06-Jul-14 02:56 PM | edited Sun 06-Jul-14 02:58 PM by ericbowles
This was taken with a Nikon D800E, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens and a 12mm extension tube. The 35mm lens was required to capture the entire blossom and maintain the perspective of the center of the blossom.
Taken hand held with D200 and 35-70 f/2.8D zoom at 35 mm with D200 fill flash. f/5.9, 1/60s Flash, ISO 200. RAW file processed in Capture NX2, and some additional work done on background and final curves and sharpening done in LAB space in PSCS3 Extended.
A study of repeating elements. I am probably the only person who would go into a St Vitus Cathedral, in the Czech Republic, which was started in 1344 and completed in 1929 and take a picture of stacked modern chairs.
D700 with 17-35 f/2.8 Zoom at 35mm. f/5.6, 1/30, ISO 2800. Processed in Capture NX2.
D700, 20-35 f2.8D/ Kenko 12mm tube, ISO 200, 1/80s, tripod, remote release. No idea what focal length or f stop. This ext. tube is wonky. Barely cropped for composition on left side, -10 saturation in LR5
I cannot decide if this is me watching the world implode..(almost looks like a mushroom cloud) or peacefully contemplating nature. D700, Sigma 12-24 @ 24mm, f/29 ( trying to slow my shutter speed to catch movement in the grass as there was a nice breeze) 4sec. Lee nd grad..cant remember which I used. It was tricky getting this shot, as I and held the grad, tried not to move and got leg cramps with the tripod leg and my legs being entwined. If I reshot it, I would use the filter holder
I have driven past this place for many years and finally had enough time to stop by to shoot it. I had intended to take shots only of the outside (this place is not open to the public), but the owner saw me and invited me in to tour the facilities. I spent about an hour with him (he is a really nice fellow) and was thrilled with what I saw. Taken with my backup camera.
D200 with Nikkor 18-200 at 18, f6.3, 1.60s, ISO 125 with on-board flash.