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  • July Photo Challenge - Still Life

    Hey all you San Diego Photographers!

    It's time for July's photo challenge, and it's a good one. The category is Still life, and you can use any shot you've taken in the past, or you can make a new image specifically for this contest. The winner of this month's contest will receive a Smugmug account (or $25 print credit at said site) for a year!

    What exactly is a still-life? It's a picture/painting/piece of art that is predominantly of inanimate objects, either natural or man-made items.



    Please read all the rules so we are all on the same page. I will be closing this thread promptly, and we will have a shorter voting time August (1-5th) in order to keep things moving.

    The rules are:

    -In the best spirit of the challenge, please try to go make a new image along this theme, but we will accept old images too.

    -1 entry per member. You can change your entry photo as much as you like (please do so by editing your own post to reduce clutter), but when I close the thread at the end of the month, you are locked in.

    -You must use an external host for your photo. Our hosting on the forum is quite robust, but it takes about 10X as long to make the voting thread work as it should if we have to use internal links, so please do us mods a favor here.

    -Keep your posted photo's resolution to 800 pixels by 800 pixels. Any more, and you will be DQ'ed at the end of the month. Not everyone has 1024+ resolution monitors, so please be considerate.

    -PG-13 or safer. As usual, our member base has no problems adhering to the rules, but we do want to keep this site very work friendly and that includes this contest.


    Here's my entry:

    See my user profile for gear information. Then forget about that stuff and go take pictures! And then some more pictures!

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    Wow Anthony, what type of plant is that? The colors really pop. I like it!
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    • #3
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      Fix, Epic shot man I love it! Is this with the russian lens?
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        Originally posted by GarryHall View Post
        Wow Anthony, what type of plant is that? The colors really pop. I like it!
        No idear on species or genus, it was at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Thank you!

        Originally posted by Nick Ruiz View Post
        Fix, Epic shot man I love it! Is this with the russian lens?
        Thanks Nick. This was shot manual-focus with the 100mm f/2.0 at f/2.0, minimum focus distance.
        See my user profile for gear information. Then forget about that stuff and go take pictures! And then some more pictures!

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        • #5
          Re: July Photo Challenge - Still Life

          My submission for still life:



          Natural light from skylight shining down onto crystal glaze pottery with wooden cat sculpture from Thailand.
          Without others thinking you are good, it doesn't matter how good you think you are.

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            Oh snap, I like!
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            • #7
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              Since I had some good reviews of this pic and I really think it's one of my better flower shots I shall submit this for consideration:

              Jeff
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              • #8
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                Fix, what a gorgeous photo! I just can't stop looking at it. The colors are intriguing...
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                • #9
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                  only 3 photos are posted and i'm already having a hard time deciding who to vote for. it is going to be a tough one.
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                  • #10
                    Re: July Photo Challenge - Still Life

                    This should be a great contest, starting off real strong here folks!
                    See my user profile for gear information. Then forget about that stuff and go take pictures! And then some more pictures!

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                      Wow, I absolutely love this photo! I can imagine it on the wall in our guest bedroom (it's my purple room). Beautiful work!

                      Kristen

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by justice887 View Post
                        Wow, I absolutely love this photo! I can imagine it on the wall in our guest bedroom (it's my purple room). Beautiful work!

                        Kristen

                        Which one? Inquiring minds would like to know...
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Fixcinater View Post
                          Which one? Inquiring minds would like to know...
                          She mentioned "purple" so it must be yours... or Jeff's. hehe
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by GarryHall View Post
                            She mentioned "purple" so it must be yours... or Jeff's. hehe
                            Sorry for not being more specific - I realized my reply wasn't attached to Jeff's picture when I posted it (although the flowers appear to have somewhat of a blue hue to them...looks like agapanthus (sp). I really love the clarity and color of Anthony's photo too. Looks like it's time for me to get out there and try to submit something before the end of the month!

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                              La Purisma Mission

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