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Last Month's Self Assignment Winners

Last month's self assignment was to create an interesting derivative image. By derivative we mean an image that is only part of a whole. As you can see from our winners sometimes part of an image can be more powerful than the whole. We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who participated. 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 Pearl Harbor Survivor, E.R.N. Reed
"Many Pearl Harbor survivors attended the opening of the George Bush Wing of the Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. I photographed this gentlemen giving his autograph to a WWII re-enactor after the ceremony. Then I zoomed in for a close-up of his cap." The result is a powerful image indeed. 

Reed captured the image with a Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom camera (with fixed Fujinon zoom lens at 47mm actual focal length) 1/250 sec @ f4. The camera was set to ISO 100. The resulting image was cropped very slightly, resized, and an unsharp mask was applied using Photoshop Elements.


Half Past Eight, Tess Campbell
Tess needed patience to capture this image. She tells us "I watched the lighting on this grandfather clock face until the shadows reached this spot...".

To capture the image Tess used her Olympus C-2100 UZ, set to macro mode. 


Hawaii Harley, Bob Phillips
"We were on the Big Island of Hawaii and rented Harleys for the day. We were
waiting for the place to open up in the morning after riding the previous
day. I didn't want to let go of that bike." 

Bob captured this image of the bike using his Nikon 8008s and Nikon 20mm f3.5 lens using Kodak 100 film. The resulting negative was scanned on Canon D 660U scanner. No digital manipulation.

Honorable Mentions

Bouy, Shelley Schipper
"This winter I found that the campgrounds by the river were virtually deserted and a great place to walk the dog. In one of the back areas by the woods, there are several old boats parked, seemingly deserted and just rusting away. This shot is of the side of one of those old boats. The color saturation was enhanced in Photoshop."

Shelly captured the original using her Pentax ZX-5N and 28-105 sigma zoom lens using Mitsubishi MXII 400 speed film. The negative was scanned with a UMAX Astra 3400 scanner.

Crystal's Eye, Leigh Pritchard 
Leigh tells us "I was experimenting with photographing different parts of my newborn's face." She was experimenting with his Nikon 950 digital camera with it's built in 7-21 mm zoom. No manipulation other than resizing the image. 

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