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By stark (Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 02:15:06 AM EST) photos, photofc (all tags)
The first Photo Fun Challenge is officially open for entries!  This diary is a container for all the entries and will be open until next Tuesday 31st October at 1500 GMT.

Update [2006-10-30 10:11:10 by stark]: Reminder: you have one day left! Post your entries now...

Update [2006-10-31 10:8:37 by stark]: Your time is up! Please vote here.



Just upload your picture (using the Your Files link) and attach it to a comment. Please mention in your comment if you have enhanced the image, and feel free to add anything else about the photo.

Next week everyone can vote on which is the best photo, and the winner will be announced.

If you've not yet taken a photo to enter, you've still got until next Tuesday. In the UK we have had plenty of rain so the water theme shouldn't be too much of a challenge!

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unenhanced pic of me in a funhouse mirror by lm (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 03:07:13 AM EST


4'd, good beardage (nt). by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 03:08:35 AM EST


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That's about four weeks growth for me by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 03:36:57 AM EST
Unfortunately my wife doesn't like me in a long beard. Otherwise I'd grow it out long enough to braid, tie a spike to the end and use it as a deadly weapon.

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Well by Pasofol (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:21:06 AM EST
thats one pic I sure didnt expect in the contest. A husite bearded in a fun house mirror, but I should have learnt to expect the unexpected around here. 

Wait is there suppose to be a water theme or something?

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Well ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:24:17 AM EST
I could have entered this one:



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You could have by Pasofol (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:32:58 AM EST
but seeing that mac you would have definately not received my vote. 

WTF were you doing to get a nice tan like that.

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landscaping on a misty day by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:43:49 AM EST
Unknowingly elbow deep pullying up weeds in a bed of poison ivy for eight hours. That's just one arm. Here was my back.



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Mmm by debacle (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 07:12:08 AM EST
Reminds me of LIAD's toes.

That must have sucked goat ass. Did you have any pretty nurses to give you an oatmeal spongebath?


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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no pretty nurses, just my Pakistani doctor ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 07:24:18 AM EST
... and a series of steroids. The pictures were taken before the swelling and weeping started. The next day my forearms swelled up so much I looked like Popeye.

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At least on the bright side by debacle (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 08:38:41 AM EST
You don't look particularly susceptable to the stuff.

My brother got it so bad one year he had to be hospitalized for a day.

After he recovered, we had to throw out the clothes he was wearing when he got it - no amount of washing would keep him from getting the blisters again and again.

Still, getting it over your whole body, eh. Did you...have problems visiting the bathroom, IYKWIM?


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Since you asked by lm (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 08:45:25 AM EST
This was as close as it got to the equipment IYKWIM.



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Erm by debacle (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 10:19:52 AM EST
Is that hair on the right hand size of the picture?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Jesus man by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 08:10:28 AM EST
Cut that shit out!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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yeah, i thought it was to be a water theme too.. by dakini (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 05:20:52 AM EST


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Theme by stark (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 06:00:30 AM EST
The theme is indeed water. I was also surprised to see lm's entry!

However, after seeing other contests, I got the feeling that the theme was more "inspiration" and not exactly compulsory.

I guess if people think that photos shouldn't completely ignore the theme, they can avoid voting for those pictures.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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[*] Does not play well with others. by lm (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 10:09:18 AM EST
You don't see the water in my picture?

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Well, ... by Ignore Amos (2.00 / 0) #46 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 11:47:01 AM EST
... I guess your body is probably about 60% water.

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ATTN SPOILERS by bob6 (4.00 / 1) #50 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 10:20:28 PM EST
Look at what's on display behind the cart.

Cheers.
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+4, Viking meteor hammer = by nathan (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 05:07:22 AM EST


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(Comment Deleted) by dakini (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:14:39 AM EST

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OMG!! this hot tub is so hot, it melted our flesh! by dakini (4.00 / 2) #19 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:16:33 AM EST


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How cute! ROR /nt by randomxs (4.00 / 1) #31 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 06:34:50 PM EST


"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
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thanks...hehehehehe by dakini (2.00 / 0) #32 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 06:53:03 PM EST


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(Comment Deleted) by dakini (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:17:23 AM EST

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My attempt by benG (3.88 / 9) #21 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 12:42:29 PM EST
Thought I'd have a go at this fun challenge thing. Here is what I came up with:

Got a glass, some water, some food dye. It was played around with in photoshp a bit, just adjusted levels and upped the contrast.

Cheers,
BenG 

nice one!! by dakini (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 12:58:08 PM EST


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Sweet! by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 01:07:16 PM EST


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I tried something like that by Greener (2.00 / 0) #26 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:04:06 PM EST
but I couldn't get the lighting right.

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Here's mine by greyrat (4.00 / 6) #23 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 01:06:27 PM EST
Kuroshin -- NOT!
This was retouched with a little posterization and I played with the contrast some too. Still not completely happy with it. I want to make it more surreal.

I like the colours and textures by stark (2.00 / 0) #34 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:09:18 PM EST
Really nice shot. There's something about rust that really makes a great subject for photography!

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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.
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Excellent! by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #42 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 07:20:48 AM EST
They look like monsters!

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Disqualified. by Ignore Amos (4.00 / 2) #25 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 01:42:57 PM EST
I shot this on 9/24, two weeks before the start of the FC:

Even my Photoshop tweaking (minor curve and level adjustments) couldn't make up for the huge blown out spot just above the water. Oh well, it was a bit of a rush shot, since I was kind of on the run anyway, as the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail is a pretty healthy hike.

Where was that? by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #35 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:17:04 PM EST
Seems like a good place to be...

Cheers.
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That's a nice shot by stark (4.00 / 1) #36 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:17:17 PM EST
Is that Berry Creek Falls?
 
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.
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Yes. by Ignore Amos (2.00 / 0) #40 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 04:10:28 AM EST
It certainly is.

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More disqualified water pictures: by Ignore Amos (4.00 / 2) #51 Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 10:36:41 AM EST
Also not taken during the allotted FC window:


Surfer's Point, Ventura, California


Bridge in Chiyoda-ku District, Tokyo


Eastern Sentry, Tokyo Imperial Palace


Wadakura Fountain Park, Tokyo


Feeding carp in Hangzhou, China

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Those are great by stark (2.00 / 0) #54 Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 11:27:37 PM EST
Hey, you should do some sort of daily photo diary thing!

I really like the bridge and the fountain park, and the shot of the carp feeding is excellent.

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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Thanks! by Ignore Amos (2.00 / 0) #55 Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 11:47:37 PM EST
I always love your photo diaries.  I don't shoot often enough to do any kind of regular thing, though.

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Love the carps by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #56 Fri Oct 27, 2006 at 04:28:21 AM EST
IAWTP by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #57 Fri Oct 27, 2006 at 07:51:31 AM EST
fishie action photo!

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

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My entry by randomxs (4.00 / 4) #27 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:04:15 PM EST
Taken with a low tech phone camera. My only alteration was that I converted it from color to black and white using Picassa2. I probably failed it...

Water Drippings



"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz

nice one, i actually like the black and white..:o) by dakini (2.00 / 0) #28 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 04:36:58 PM EST


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thanks by randomxs (4.00 / 1) #29 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 05:30:58 PM EST
It was taken in a supermarket parking lot.

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
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looked like the rain was really coming down... by dakini (2.00 / 0) #30 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 06:16:12 PM EST


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The B&W looks like a good choice by stark (4.00 / 2) #38 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:22:26 PM EST
Everything looks more artistic in black and white!

Seriously, it does quite well at bringing out the droplets, with the refraction bringing in the darkness at the top of each droplet.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Yes I thought so too, by randomxs (2.00 / 0) #39 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 02:41:09 AM EST
and it was very gray to begin with anyway.

Thanks

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz

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water by garlic (4.00 / 2) #33 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 08:00:43 PM EST


Hey! by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #37 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 11:20:13 PM EST
I just read a short story by Vollmann about the catacombs of Paris. Both his writing and your picture are nice.

Cheers.
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VS2FP! by ana (2.00 / 0) #41 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 04:27:57 AM EST
And then go forth and photograph!

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

My entry by spacejack (4.00 / 4) #43 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 07:24:46 AM EST
On the edge of Kensington Market:

[hirez version]

Shot with the Canon Elph SD550, auto settings. Photoshop levels, a little sharpening after scaling.

Page heightening attack! by TurboThy (4.00 / 6) #44 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 07:46:49 AM EST
Copenhagen Metro

No post-processing, just a little cropping.
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Sommerhus til salg, første række til Kattegat.

Owww! Owwwww! My head is splitting apart! by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #45 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 09:00:57 AM EST
Very good job!

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This is NOT my entry. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #47 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 01:03:51 PM EST
But it seems to have survived the Disk Crash of '04.
The Island of Burano
This is a shot from the campanile of the monastery an island (the name of which I'll have to look up) near Burano. Burano itself is at the upper left, with all the buildings. Venice is the smudge on the horizon at the upper right. It was January. Everything was sleepy and bare and crystalline. This is one of the central frames of what I hope to turn into a three or four frame panorama someday.

This is a VERY cool by randomxs (2.00 / 0) #48 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 02:58:17 PM EST
photo.

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
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Danke! by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #49 Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 04:51:45 PM EST
The campanile is part of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, on the island of Torchello

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RoadRunner, Come Out! you Cant Hide from me! by StarRunner (4.00 / 2) #52 Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 12:53:01 PM EST


Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. ~William S. Gilbert
entry by MillMan (4.00 / 5) #53 Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 09:59:15 PM EST

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

my bathtub by 256 (4.00 / 2) #58 Fri Oct 27, 2006 at 02:17:25 PM EST
shortly after i got home form couriering today, stripped off all my clothes and threw them into it.


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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

someone wrote a cool piece by fleece (2.00 / 0) #64 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 08:17:31 PM EST
about the life of a bicycle courier on k5 a year or two back. was that you?


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affirmative, dispatch by 256 (2.00 / 0) #65 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 08:42:59 PM EST
indeed it was.
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
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tranisient0! by fleece (2.00 / 0) #74 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 01:02:55 AM EST


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lol typo by fleece (2.00 / 0) #75 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 01:03:12 AM EST


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My entry by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 5) #59 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 07:44:56 AM EST
Living in Sky

Taken with: Nokia N80 cameraphone. Post-processing: shrunk and cropped in Microsoft Paint.
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It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?

Oooooo! Pre-tty Bluuue!!! by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #60 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 07:55:55 AM EST
I like the texture of the stones and the depth provided by the submerged leaves. That's damn good from a phone!

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I shot this along the Maumee River: by thenick (4.00 / 2) #61 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 11:40:03 AM EST

The Statue: There's no real name for it, but it's generally known as the Lady of the River, and is located in Prominade Park, in downtown Toledo. Here's a shot from the side that I took earlier.

The Boat: The Sandpiper, a water taxi that gives tours of the Maumee River and ferries people from International Park to Prominade Park during the summer.

The background: International Park Bay, lined by flags of countries that have significant minority population in Toledo.

Modifications: Cropped slightly and I used the I'm Feeling Lucky button in Picasa.

 
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"'Vengence is Mine', quoth Alvis. And then he shot the guy, right in the freaking face!"

Haunted House by Greener (4.00 / 2) #62 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 12:33:30 PM EST
I went out one evening earlier this week after a heavy rain to take some pictures for the contest and while the image I had in mind didn't turn out (stoplights reflected in an otherwise inky black puddle on the road) this scene caught my eye as I returned home.

The house itself used to be a funeral home until it was sold this summer and the new owners jacked it up a couple feet and are excavating a full basement underneath.



The color really makes by randomxs (2.00 / 0) #63 Sat Oct 28, 2006 at 06:15:27 PM EST
this haunted Halloween shot excellent.

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
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quick entry by komet (4.00 / 2) #66 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 08:39:55 AM EST
 Taken yesterday with the Yashicamat 124 on Kodak E100VS. Exposure time determined by wild guess.

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<homer>Stupid construction crane... by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #67 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 09:42:09 AM EST
</homer> but pretty otherwise.

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why do you hate progress? by komet (2.00 / 0) #68 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 09:52:29 AM EST
the crane is quite intentionally in the frame.

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I love progress. I hate cranes. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #69 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 10:09:19 AM EST
Obfuscated movie reference:
The cranes! The cranes! He hates the cranes!

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They joke about the crane ... by Ignore Amos (4.00 / 1) #70 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 12:34:02 PM EST
really? by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #79 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 11:08:59 PM EST
I think they look fantastic. Graceful yet powerful. I could watch them for hours.

A lot more appealing than the bland buildings they're normally used to put up.

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Really? No. I'm just screwing with komet. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #81 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 02:18:33 AM EST
I thought the cranes and scaffolding in Italy was a cool juxtaposition to the often classical structures that were being worked on. And man, do the Italians (well Europeans in general) know how to make shielding a construction site into art!

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Mosi-o-tunya by gpig (4.00 / 2) #71 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 01:40:37 PM EST
Literally 'the smoke that thunders', known to us as Victoria Falls. This was taken from the Zambia side of the Zambezi gorge. The place I was standing is actually part of the falls for most of the year, but it's summer there at the moment (this was taken 2006-10-20) and so a lot drier.

No processing.


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Pfeiffer Beach by LinDze (3.80 / 5) #72 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 08:01:44 PM EST

Taken at Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA, US on 10-22-06. Shot with a 50mm prime Nikon N90S on Kodak 100TMX pushed to 400.

Post Processing limited to setting the film density/end points(levels), a little contrast tweak, and cleaned up some dust specks. The setting sun is backlighting the rock here (the blow out in the upper right). The "fog" in the center is actually a wave that came through.

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei

+1, proper photography by komet (2.00 / 0) #73 Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 08:55:30 PM EST
I was going to do a B&W pic myself, but my process has been off recently. Never pushed TMX to 400, do you do that often?

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I used to do nothing but push. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #77 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 02:51:32 AM EST
In high school ('76-'77) there was a large-ish snow in Kansas City. I took these unbelievable pics of jagged chunks of snow pushed up into up into surreal formations by a plow. The pictures were taken at night lit entirely by intense blue-white mercury vapor lights in a parking lot. I pushed those negatives and got possibly the best pictures I have ever taken. Of course, the negatives were all lost in college...

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Alcohol fire? /nt by Ignore Amos (2.00 / 0) #78 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 03:26:50 PM EST


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Wow. Just wow. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #76 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 02:43:53 AM EST
You sure Ansel didn't take that for you?

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heh, Im more of a Westin kinda guy. NT by LinDze (2.00 / 0) #80 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 12:43:12 AM EST


-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei
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Very well. I can't argue with that. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #82 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 02:20:29 AM EST
It was meant to be a high compliment no matter what. Very well done.

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oh no worries by LinDze (2.00 / 0) #83 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 10:52:36 AM EST
it was taken as such. only after i hit post id i realise it was a bit brusque.

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei
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