As per Bill's announcement, here's your place to look back and vent - and to discuss future adaptations of the format.
In spite of the fact that it was a real rollercoaster ride for me (mostly due to the unpredictability of my chosen setup), I loved most aspects of the challenge. Once more, for...
Traditionally, after having reached the half-way point, we start discussing and reflecting on the current challenge, personally as well as conceputally. Please feel free to add your thoughts and observations.
It might have been a good idea to have such a "venting" thread from the beginning - it...
As promised, I propose the first Single in October Challenge on Cameraderie.org. This is meant to be our new take on the time-tested "Single in" concept that resulted in a row of SiJ (Single in January) events over the past couple of years. For those who missed the discussion...
Bill has - most graciously - asked me to wrap up this year's Single in January challenge. I'll seize the opportunity to initiate a discussion about how it should be carried out in the future.
I find it hard to express how much I enjoyed the whole affair - even though it may have been...
Okay, here's the list of participants of SiJ '18. It'll be updated occasionally.
I include as much information as I have - for any further insights, check the daily threads.
@ajramirez - Nikon Df with Zeiss 15mm f/2.8
@Atom Ant - Panasonic LX100
@bilzmale - Ricoh GR
@Bobby Tingle - Fujifilm...
I don't know about you, but as is common for the end of the year, I'm thinking quite hard about what to do with some of my gear - and I'll probably let go of quite a healthy portion of it. But the stuff I intend to keep, I also intend to use.
I'd love to have the opportunity for some hardcore...
Move Along Now. 25seconds f/9 ISO200 shot at 40mm.
Taken on the same night as day 30. Was really enjoying the longer exposure images. You could do these one right after the other and no 2 would look alike. I think I'm going to make a thread and post some more of the shots for the last two...
Burning Through. 0.6sec f/6.3 ISO 1600 shot at 40mm.
Messing around outside again at night, playing with trees and the moon. I had fun trying to figure out the compositions I wanted and trying to picture the next one.
Final day and I have reprocessed an image to introduce false colour using the limited tonal range that IR collects. I set the WB from the neutral pavement and boosted the green channel for the foliage. Not sure I like the result :( or the power lines.
Cloudy Night. 1.3sec f/4.3 ISO3200 shot at 53mm
Was outside playing with long exposures again. There's something fun and enjoyable to me about doing long exposures at night. Maybe its the quietness. I don't know, but I know this summer I will be out more at night as it will be more enjoyable...
Further exploration of processing. Zoner Photo Studio does not alter the colour balance of RAW files like Lightroom does. Channel mix gives a more workable result for faux (false) colour. Left as RGB with no mono conversion.
Silhouettes. 40sec f/4 ISO200 shot at 40mm.
Thought the overcast night with the glow from the lights gave neat atmosphere. Spent a while outside getting different shots and really liked how this one turned out.
Looking for inspiration and liking a shell image posted recently I tried this one. It is still IR but a few things are different. 1.) I shot in RAW; 2.) I did the channel mix in Zoner Photo Studio Pro as I don't like how LR and PS change the image; and 3.) I did the mono conversion in Perfect...
This is a 4 shot vertical pano in IR. Red and blue channels swapped in PS and then further developed in Silver Efex. The PP has introduced some posterisation in the sky. The other thing of note is the shot was taken into the sun and a lot of foliage was in shadow. The foliage is less white...
Foggy Moon. 8sec f/4 ISO200 shot at 40mm.
I got home from my cousin's daughter's birthday party and noticed the moon looked neat with the nice blue sky, so I decided to get a shot of it. Then proceeded to play around with getting different shots. I mean might as well while I have the camera...
A three shot pano of my (untidy) desk. Taken in IR and channel swapped in PS. Also adjusted exposures to match as flash was used.
Stitched in Autopano Pro and final tweaks in LR using grad filters to better blend exposure.
All wood surfaces are Jarrah which is a deep red/burgundy.
Sparkling. 250s f/5.6 ISO800 shot at 150mm.
All the snow is pretty much gone from being up near the 50's last week but behind the house there's a bunch of ice and along the edges it has a cool texture. I used the flash to make the ice sparkle.
Wagon Bolt. 125s f/5.6 ISO400 shot at 150mm.
Played with the little flash that came with the EPL5. Not the best output but it worked. I also had some more fun in post with textures. Was originally going to post the B&W one but I liked how the textures added to this image.
Grungy Dreams 2500s f/9 ISO640 Shot at 40mm.
So I messed up on the 20th, with being busy and got preoccupied with other things I forgot to take a picture. Here is one from the other day that I processed on the 20th, does that count? haha More playing around with textures.
Textured Sunset. 100s f/4 ISO200 Shot at 45mm.
Was a beautiful sunset again with neat clouds in the sky, but wasn't able to get out to capture it. So just a shot through the window. Played with some textures in Perfect Effects 9 too.
Trees By Night. 20Sec f/4 ISO200 Shot at 40mm.
Tried some long exposures out. This one was one of a few that came out and I processed it in OnOne's Perfect Effects 9. Really liked the different style of this preset.
The Golden Shower tree I've been revisiting for the SiJ has a lot of new growth so I took a fresh photo in IR.
Converted in PS and local contrast enhanced in Perfect Effects 8 to modify the pale foliage.
Haloed. 4000s f/9 ISO200 shot at 40mm.
It was a beautiful, beautiful day yesterday. Got up to 50F I believe. So I took a walk outside as there was some really neat clouds passing by. And I mean passing by, they didn't stick around in one place too long. I noticed the sun was at the perfect...
Foggy Lines. 160s f/5.6 ISO200 shot at 150mm.
Just got back from breakfast and with this minor heatwave, the ground being so cold we got a nice fog. I wanted to go back out and get a different shot but by the time I would have been ready the color and everything wouldn't have been there, so...