Weekly challenge 6/1 - 6/7 The Unexpected Composition

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  1. SquarePeg

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    How often do we stick to the rules and end up with the same photo over and over? The landscape with the horizon off center and some foreground interest, the flower perfectly composed and in focus, the portrait with the head tilted just so or the still life composed precisely using the rule of thirds... Classic or cliche? Let's get out of our comfort zones and try to expand our imaginations a bit. I confess I have totally stolen this idea from someone else with only a few modifications.

    1 - Pick a focal length - can be anything you like but you cannot change mid challenge. If you pick 45mm on your 18-55 then you must stay at 45mm.
    2 - Pick a subject - anything you want
    3 - Pick a spot to stand - you cannot move away from that place. You can squat or lean or bend but you cannot move to a different spot
    4 - Now shoot 25 different compositions of your subject from that spot. Yes that's right, 25. Sorry film people...

    note - if your subject is a person, just having them change pose is not a new composition

    Share a few of the best unusual compositions. Note where in the order of the 25 your favorites were taken. Ex. this was photo #14. You can do this once for the week or several times or every day - the choice is yours. If you participate more than once you can change steps 1-3 for each attempt.

    As always new photos only please. I'm posting this a day early because I'll be offline most of tomorrow so if you want to start early you can ignore the start date above and have at it.


     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's OK, I could squeeze 25 onto a roll of 24... Of course that's living on the edge, it would mean a couple of double/overlapped exposures at the end!
     
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    Can I turn/pivot as long as one foot is planted?
     
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    These were taken today using a sigma DP1 wide angle compact, which I'll stick to for this challenge.

    #22
    skate 1 - 1.jpg

    #10
    skate 3 - 1.jpg

    #5
    skate 8 - 1.jpg

    It's very difficult to decide which shots to include in the posts. Perhaps I'll add one or two more from the local skater park later.
     
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    #3
    town wall 3 - 1.jpg

    #7
    town wall 7 - 1.jpg

    #10
    town wall 10 - 1.jpg

    #3 looking south, #7 looking north, #10 looking up from the same position in the old town.
     
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    It might be a nice idea to present a so-called contact sheet with 25 (5x5) small photos - which you can upload as just 1 photo - in the weekly challenge, so everyone can follow your route. You can create such a contact sheet super easily, with a few clicks, via the free program PhotoScape. (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php)
    In PhotoScape, choose the "combine" option and put 5 images next to/under each other or in any other desired setup. The size of images can be decided separately. You can use this program for many more great things and it is really worth it.

    Gerard

    edit: 'combine' is shown on the first page of PhotoScape
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    I chose a 105mm for the shots. My subject was "things seen from Mokchokyo Bridge."

    Multiple exposure with 3 frames at f/29
    [​IMG]2 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

    To my left
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    To the left below me
    [​IMG]8 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

    To my right
    [​IMG]3 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

    To my right below me
    [​IMG]4 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr

    Right under me.
    [​IMG]7 by Machiavelliar, on Flickr
     
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    Really outstanding images folks.
    Great idea gk for posting a contact sheet.
     
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    I am going to have to find something better to shoot later in the week but in the spirit of experimenting I simply leaned one of my guitars against a white section of wall and shot away. These are numbers 3 and 14. The best were shot bouncing the built-in flash off my hand -- imparted a pinkish hue to the image but the DOH was so narrow that some of the subject was out of focus.

    I was standing to the side. These were shot with live view leaning around the front of the subject.

    I assume no post editing so these are straight out of the camera, after resizing.


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    I interpreted the assignment a little differently: shoot the same subject from different angles.

    This jumped out at me this evening as I walked past the garden. A beam of sunlight through the trees lit this guy up.

    These are 5 and 3 respectively. I shot many different angles/compositions but the sun disappeared quickly and without it the shots were boring.

    Unedited.


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    50% crop within an image that was pre-visualized at 100%. One roll of film (for challenge) for single shot. 24 Exposures. Shot 24 out of 25. 50-135 Nikkor Ais with 6T, Color Plus 200, Nikon F. I chose to use the 6T close up lens on the last two shots. Developed C41 kit. I was after a much different composition, an old time shaving kit display in the window of the cool store.

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    On 04 June I awakened looking up at the ceiling in the bedroom. I figured that this might lend itself to this week's challenge.
    I grabbed my Fuji X100F with the teleconverter on it. This makes it as if I were shooting with a nifty 50 on a full frame camera (33mm lens x 1.5 APS-C = 50mm full frame). I began by using the viewfinder and altering my point of view without moving my feet. Then I progressed (maybe digressed is more accurate) to shooting blind like we did for a challenge a few weeks back. I ended up with 47 exposures, 25 of which were combined into a contact sheet for here. If I have time in between all the work around the house and yard, I might take a couple of these and work on them further.

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