|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was to create an image that captures the
feeling of the holidays. We want to congratulate both the winners
and all those who participated. This was by far the toughest contest
to judge so far as you guys sent in so many great photos. Thanks to our
sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20 rolls of the Fuji professional
film of their choice. The runners-up receive 10 rolls of the Fuji
professional film of their choice. Winners are notified by email.
||Winner: Christmas Sparkle, Vicki McLead
Vicki tells us "I wanted to set up a still life to use for
my Holiday greeting cards. I used the star filter to add a little
sparkle to the Christmas balls." Vicki used her Canon Rebel
2000 and Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DL Macro Super lens to capture the
image onto FujiColor ISO 100 print film. A print of the image was
then scanned with a Canon D66OU Flatbed scanner. No digital
manipulation was done to the scan.
|Nutcracker, Steve Horne
"We were getting out the Christmas decorations and our 10
yr old son stacked the nutcrackers all in a row sorted from tallest
to smallest. I saw the possibility for an interesting isolation
study. A Nikon SB-24 flash was used off-camera directly in front of
the nutcrackers. I set up at an angle to the right and used maximum
aperture (about f/5.0) to minimize the depth of field".
To capture the image Steve used a Nikon N70 with a Nikon 70-300
ED lens set at around 150mm. Film was Fuji Provia 100F. The image
was scanned with an HP PhotoSmart scanner, and no additional
manipulation was done to the scanned image.
Round Church, Rich
Long exposures and reciprocity failure can combine to create
interesting color shifts in images captured at night as seen in this
holiday image of a church and Christmas tree captured by Rich (last name
not provided). Rich tells us that "The image is of a Round Church
near my office in Richmond, Vermont. I waited for a snow storm to capture
this image of the church at night."
To get the image Rich used his Nikon N90s and Nikon 35-70 AF f/2.8 set
at 70mm and Kodak Ektachrome 200 film. The resulting image was scanned
using a Nikon LS2000 scanner. No post scan manipulation was needed.
Photography by email