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#1 Steve B.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 17:45

Welcome to the Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge!
 
This month's challenge closes on the 31st December at 23:59 GMT.
 
The entered photos will be collected into a single thread with a poll, these will be voted on by everyone.
 
My apologies for not getting a voting thread up for November, I'll get one up, but this month's theme is Holidays. I'll arrange an alternative reward for the winner of November.
 
If an image is not submitted using the sites listed, it will NOT be accepted for the competition, the EXIF data is required for proof of entry
 
 

FAQ
 
Q: What is the current challenge?
A: The current challenge is in the thread title
 
Q: What are the rules for posting?
A:
  • Photos must be taken in the time frame of that theme (So in the case of March, from today (24th February) to the 24th March. Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data).
  • Spam will be deleted as per the forum rules, such as photos for sale.
  • The rest of the forum rules still apply.
  • One picture per theme.
  • Post your photo as a reply to this thread
  • Q: What sites are permitted for submission?
    A:
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • min.us
  • smugmug
  • playlookit.com
  • 500px.com
  • DeviantArt.com
  • Google Plus
  • Q: Does Neowin get any rights to my images if I post them?
    A: Not at all! The only rights Neowin get are simply to say you won and may post it to the front page with full accreditation.
     
    Q: Can Staff/MVC/Veteran/Other Group enter?
    A: Yes!
     
    Q: I have a question not answered here!
    A: PM me!



    #2 ArcticRift

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:42

    Good morning.... and what is the theme of December's Photo Challenge?



    #3 Snoopy2005uk

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:37

    Its: holidays

    #4 Skiver

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:00

    I wonder how many pictures of Christmas tree's we are gonna get this month. 

    There are Autumn leaves on the trees, grey skies overhead and no sign of snow so gonna struggle with something outside of the house at the moment!



    #5 ArcticRift

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 14:24

    Funny... how did I miss that? ( Was 5am in the morning and I have the flu.... so guess anything is possible)....

     

    Lots and lots of Christmas lights... going to head to the City Center one evening... and see. Could be something Holiday's related.

     

    It is summer on my side of the 3rd Rock, so Summer fun, and Sun is up super early, so lots of time to go snapping away!



    #6 OP Steve B.

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 17:50

    Yeah, once again I apologise if I can't get the voting thread up until this weekend. I've just moved house to relocate for a new job so life has hit me like a freight train.

    #7 AJerman

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    Posted 03 December 2013 - 18:06

    Guess I didn't get that post last month after all! I'll try harder this time, haha.



    #8 Skiver

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    Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:11

    Yeah, once again I apologise if I can't get the voting thread up until this weekend. I've just moved house to relocate for a new job so life has hit me like a freight train.

    Could you not delegate to D.S ? It's no big deal if not :)



    #9 OP Steve B.

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    Posted 04 December 2013 - 19:22

    Could you not delegate to D.S ? It's no big deal if not :)


    I have been messaging him about threads, I should be good from Friday and back in action. :)

    #10 arachnoid

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    Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:26

    Maybe we should have it as a moving topic :) :D

    #11 Skiver

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:12

    Tried to get some bokeh but my lens doesn't have a wide enough aperture to get what I wanted
    Santa
    11287345494_1d52ede8bb_z.jpg
    Date Taken: 2013-12-08 17:46:45
    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D5100
    Lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Focal Length: 55 mm
    Mode: Manual
    Aperture: f/8.0
    Exposure Time: 8
    ISO: 100



    #12 arachnoid

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:22

    Had to look that one up as I didnt understand the concept sounds interesting

    http://www.pictureco...in-photography/



    #13 Skiver

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:03

    Had to look that one up as I didnt understand the concept sounds interesting

    http://www.pictureco...in-photography/

    It's quite a cool technique but my lens just couldnt cope, I was trying to get the lights to be more like this but I then could not get Santa in focus.

     

    http://i17.photobuck...3r/DSC_4366.jpg



    #14 arachnoid

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:55

    Wouldn't that other attachment you have give a similar effect of a minimal focal range,the one you used for the grass close up?

    I used to have a star effect filter on my old film camera which made lights sparkle quite nicely



    #15 Skiver

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:01

    Grass close up? I think that was someone else not me :) It is bascially all about having minimal focal range (depth of field) but to get that you need a very wide aperture and my lenses are pretty cheap and don't go below 4.3 I believe.