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Photo Competition - August 2008

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Old 08-01-2008, 08:35 AM
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Photo Competition - August 2008

Entries are now being accepted for this month's competition -- make a post in this thread and attach your entry. Be sure to make it as large as possible within the forum's restriction to images less than 100k - read this link for help in sizing your image if you are new to the forum -
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The theme for this month's competition has been chosen by the
1st Place WINNER of our July 2008 competition -- CathyH

CathyH has chosen the theme "Pets".

Most people have pets, and those who don't know many people who do have them -- the pet doesn't have to be your own, so there's no restriction to your entering this month's competition. If it's too hot to go out, get your pet near window light or use one or more flash attachments (your cat may not like it). Here's a chance to show off your pet, so get out the comb/brush, play with your dog/cat/iguana/monkey and get them in a good mood for a photo shoot, and let's see how cute they really are!

Deadline for submitting your image:
Friday August 29th, 2008 at 10pm PDT.

Each member may submit only one entry for this competition. You may change your entry (or submit another entry in its place) up until the deadline.

The goal of these friendly competitions is to inspire members to grab our camera and actually use it. New photos are our goal, but we also accept recently photographed/recently processed images that fit the topic also. Honor system applies.

We'd love to hear any shooting info you have (shutter speed, ISO, f-stop) as well as any regular photographic post-processing -- cropping, levels, saturation, dodge/burn, etc.
Note: This is NOT the forum for photo art filters or art programs - let's keep the photos looking like photos.

Entries may be deleted if they do not meet criteria (nudity, photo art, etc.), but we do not encourage arguing about entries -- the voters will decide which images they prefer.

What does the winner get? The winner gets to choose the next assignment PLUS gets all the nice accolades that come from being chosen "Winner". (No, a Brinks truck does not arrive with a large check...)

Post your photo submissions in this thread, and we'll have a separate thread for discussion of this assignment and your comments regarding any of the entries that strike your fancy.

All RetouchPro members may take part in the competition and all members may vote, whether they have submitted an entry or not.
Old 08-03-2008, 11:27 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

My first time posting here
camera info
shutter speed 1/85
aperture mose
f/stop 5.0
iso 1600
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:49 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Hi all,

Been a while since I've been here. Here's my entry for this month

Shot with a Panasonic FZ-18
ISO 100
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:06 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Some of you already met Cooper.

Model NIKON D70s
Date/time 10/14/2007 12:22:05 PM
Exposure time 1/125 s
F-number f/6.3
Lens 50 mm
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:10 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Crissy strange eye--

I took several photos of Crissy --some show her weird eyes better than this one but I liked the composition better in this one

Canon EOS 20D
1/250th sec
ISO 100
focal length 50mm
bounced flash

I have the cameras settings to increased saturation and contrast
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:40 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Well here is my entry.
I have been trying to get a nice photo of my black cat, she is very hard to get the exposure correct on.

Shot in Aperture priority
F 5

It was still a little over exposed.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:14 AM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

here is my entery
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:31 AM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

ISO 100
1/250 sec
50mm foc length

This was my first "formal" animal portrait taken this June. I was actually photographing the kids at a client's home and at the last minute we decided to get the family pet in. She was extremely nervous but I made some high pitch noises to get her to perk up her ears just enough to get a few good shots in.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:11 AM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Bonnie was rescued by a friend of mine. Her mother was hit by a car. Bonnie was the only survivor. Now my friend is her mother and the love of her life.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:23 PM
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Re: Photo Competition - August 2008

Hi, here is one from my recent trip to Munich.
Best regards,
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