|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was to create interesting images of people
at work and you sent in quite a variety!
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 - Chef, Christopher Street
Chris tells us "The image is taken from a small restaurant on the Rue du Pont
Neuf in the centre of Paris. I had dined in the restaurant and was
served by the gentleman pictured before going to the cinema
nearby. Leaving a few hours later, I was fascinated to see him
still working at 1am, preparing the fish for the morning diners.
He told me that a typical day for him would end at at 8am after
the early commuters had eaten their breakfast. Normal rising time
for him would be 5pm, to prepare and cook the fish that was
delivered for the evening diners.
What really caught my eye was the brilliant scarlet jacket he
had donned, and the contrast it made with the orange shellfish and
rows of yellow lemons. In what was a rather drab frontage of shops
this splash of colour stood out."
His camera was a Pentax
K1000, with a 50mm SMC-A lens Image taken on Fujifilm Sensia II
100ASA Scanned on a Minolta Dimage Dual 2 Manipulated in Photoshop
as follows: Cropped from full frame (about a half frame shown here).
Slight unsharp masking. Colour balanced to move the cast from
shooting a tungsten lit scene with daylight film.
|Stupa Painter in Nepal, Jacques De Schryver
This is Bodnat big stupa (sacred place). It has to be painted
(splashed ?) every week. A big cauldron is used to boil the plants
that will give the color. And this this guy, with a team of three,
will spend hours sending big buckets of safroned water up to the
top part of the stupa.
I was in Nepal for two months (Jan-Feb 2002) with my wife and daughter. I shot
15,000 street photos and gave away 560 8x12inches color prints
made on a Canon S800 printer purchased in Katmandu.
gave the first photos, people introduced me to their family, shop
and friends and I had a lot of work since my photos were offered
100 RS 38-380mm digital camera. The only adjustments were simple
Photoshop adjustments for
contrast and luminosity
|Baywatch, Jim Quinn
Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. Jim
tells us "I saw this lifeguard on Cape Cod at the end of the
day watching the water during the last bit of light. I took a few
pictures but this was the best."
Jim used his Minolta XTSI and Minolta 24-120 zoom to capture
this image onto Kodak E100S. The slide was scanned on an Epson
Perfection scanner. He made slight adjustments to brightness and
contrast to the final scan.
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