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Old Dec 10, 2010, 10:21 PM   #11
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Interesting shots! While this wasn't quite what I was thinking when I came up with the topic, it fits very nicely. You used light to color your picture - that's using color for an effect. Thinking outside the box, I like it! While my first reaction was to prefer the first shot, with the strong red, but the more I look at them, the more the second one "speaks" to me in some way. And perhaps would be more appropriate with the different shades reflected on the surface of the lens. In any case, love the creativity.
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 8:04 PM   #12
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Christmas is such a great time for a color challenge. I chose to go with the intensity of color in a train made of Christmas lighting.



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Old Dec 18, 2010, 3:46 PM   #13
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While at first the challenge sounds easy, I only got two images where I immediately thought of "color" and this is one of them. I toyed around with the K-r doing a 20s exposure of some special construction paper while a friend of mine was interfering with a pocket lamp and added some light. You can see the result... it's such an intense blue, that I immediately thought of the "color" challenge.

For now I'll use it as my entry for this month.

Hope you like it,
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 7:33 PM   #14
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Love the paper - definitely colorful. Also, the yellow background with the gold touches on the paper sure make the blue stand out.
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I've got a couple of ideas for this challenge but I'm finding it difficult to find the time ! So for now I'm going to put up this shot from today - as soon as I saw the sun reflecting off the Aurora building I thought of this challenge because of the range of colours across the various towers. I may PP out the top of the tower on the left later too. If I get around to my other ideas then I may change it later. Hope you like it.

Deleted. I have decided to go with one of the lake shots that I took yesterday. New post below.
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My entry. A panorama of a family Christmas light display in our town that incorporates 40,000 lights. For size comparison, note the people in the center background. Kx, Vivitar 24mm f2.8. ISO 3200.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 7:23 PM   #17
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ff - you can certainly tell that it's evening/sunset in that picture, if it weren't for the reflection it would be just a nice cityscape. The yellow does takes the picture to a different level.

Paul - Christmas colors - I get it. The pano is a very effective aspect.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 1:27 PM   #18
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well, mtngal this was a very tough challenge, can't even think of anything to do really..but I am playing around with post-processing so..I did this:
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 4:32 PM   #19
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Very nicely done! A pretty picture. What aperture did you use? I assume the star effect is natural, not post-processed?

When I thought of this topic I thought everyone would find it easy, especially since several things came to mind. But then, when I actually started doing something about shooting for it instead of thinking about it, I realized that it's actually harder than I had thought it would be. I started looking for information on the internet about the color wheel (something I vaguely remembered from a photography book) and found a lot of stuff about color theory. My eyes quickly gazed over and didn't find what I thought I remembered.
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Very nicely done! A pretty picture. What aperture did you use? I assume the star effect is natural, not post-processed?
thanks, I used 5.6 for aperture i belive (used the manual lens so no exif) and yes the star effect is natural no multicoating on the lens
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