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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:18 PM

*POLL* NOVEMBER PHOTO CONTEST Thread #2

Thread 2
The subject of the November contest is Landscapes in Black & White.

The top two vote getters in each thread will advance to the finals along with the next four highest vote getters overall.
Preliminary Round will run for 72 hours.

Finals will be posted shortly thereafter and will run for 72 hours.

Please share your comments and help to keep this thread kicked.
NOTE: Skinner has authorized this contest be run in GD.

Thread #1 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021839563

Thread #3http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021839650



Saddlehorn Pueblo


Foggy morn on the Neshanic


Tactful Cactus


Along a lost highway


Barn


Swamp


building a bridge


Snohomish River at Lowell Park, Everett, WA


Chimney Rock


Old Ireland


76 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Saddlehorn Pueblo
5 (7%)
Foggy morn on the Neshanic
13 (17%)
Tactful Cactus
2 (3%)
Along a lost highway
0 (0%)
Barn
1 (1%)
Swamp
35 (46%)
building a bridge
0 (0%)
Snohomish River at Lowell Park, Everett WA
0 (0%)
Chimney Rock
8 (11%)
Old Ireland
12 (16%)
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Reply *POLL* NOVEMBER PHOTO CONTEST Thread #2 (Original post)
Mz Pip Nov 2012 OP
NV Whino Nov 2012 #1
lamp_shade Nov 2012 #27
Mira Nov 2012 #2
BainsBane Nov 2012 #3
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #4
Celebration Nov 2012 #5
alfredo Nov 2012 #6
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #7
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #8
Iggo Nov 2012 #9
barbtries Nov 2012 #10
arikara Nov 2012 #11
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #12
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #13
treestar Nov 2012 #14
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #15
a kennedy Nov 2012 #16
CTyankee Nov 2012 #19
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #17
Rhythm Nov 2012 #18
Whovian Nov 2012 #20
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #38
Whovian Nov 2012 #39
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #40
Whovian Nov 2012 #43
Change has come Nov 2012 #21
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #22
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #23
Mira Nov 2012 #24
HappyMe Nov 2012 #25
2naSalit Nov 2012 #30
defacto7 Nov 2012 #26
Little Star Nov 2012 #28
fishwax Nov 2012 #29
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #31
LineReply K
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #32
Liberal_Dog Nov 2012 #33
bluedigger Nov 2012 #34
ellisonz Nov 2012 #35
NCarolinawoman Nov 2012 #36
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #37
Pool Hall Ace Nov 2012 #41
Mira Nov 2012 #42
Carla in Sequim Nov 2012 #44
Mira Nov 2012 #45
IdaBriggs Nov 2012 #46
ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #47
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #48
LineNew Reply K
alfredo Nov 2012 #49
LineNew Reply k
alfredo Nov 2012 #50

Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:00 PM

1. Kick

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:12 PM

27. This is one of the toughest. Soooo Ansel Adams. All of them are magnificent.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. Some beautiful photos here

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:37 PM

4. Mz Pip, thanks for this thread (K&R'd).

All winners to me.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:01 PM

5. Great job photographers! n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:15 PM

6. knr

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:47 PM

7. kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:37 PM

8. kick and vote please ... thank you

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:34 PM

9. Kick.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:35 PM

10. such difficult choices

such good photographs.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:10 AM

11. k&r

n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:51 AM

12. K&R

Thanks, Mz Pip!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 AM

13. Another kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:27 AM

14. K&R

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

15. kick

 

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:53 AM

16. Yikes, I must have missed the chosen one on this grouping.....

My vote and soon to be winner....."Old Ireland". Black and White photos, such expression. Love them.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

19. Yes, I was taken with "Old Ireland." Quite impressive. I did, however, vote for Swamp altho

Neshonic was another great one, too.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:55 AM

17. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:58 AM

18. kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:20 AM

20. The IR wins in this one.

 

Last edited Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:10 AM - Edit history (1)

But is that cheating? Infra red is not really B&W.

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Response to Whovian (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

38. Neither is the vast majority of digital cameras

In fact, perhaps less so. B&W digital cameras do exist, but I doubt one was used to take any of these pictures. I suspect every one of these images started out in color and were converted to B&W. My IR camera is only sensitive to red, orange, and to a much lesser extent, yellow by virtue of the filter that's used inside the camera (590nm cutoff). A normal digital camera would be sensitive to the full color spectrum and would reject most IR light. So an IR camera (especially a true IR camera which mine is not) would at least be closer to monochromatic than a regular digital camera because much less of the visible light spectrum is being used. The picture in question was converted to B&W the same as all the others were, which is to say the individual color channels were desaturated to some shade of grey in order to produce a monochromatic image.

Back in the film days, the vast majority of IR photographic images were monochromatic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared_photography#Black-and-white_infrared_film

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:25 PM

39. Don't get me wrong, I voted for you.

 

However, the expense involved in converting a good digital SLR to IR precludes many from obtaining such a stunning image. Maybe it's just sour grapes on my part as I can't afford such a great system right now. I love your work to the point that it was a no brainer for me to recognize it.

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Response to Whovian (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:55 PM

40. There's lots of ways to produce IR images

However, this is not the only way to do it and many people are producing stunning IR images with much less of an investment. You can buy in-camera IR filters and convert many types of cameras yourself. There's a lot of people out there who are buying cheap older digital cameras on the used market and converting them at home. You can also install a screw-on 720nm filter (the plastic ones are quite cheap) and convert any camera to IR (although this method has it's own disadvantages just like any other). You can also still get IR film for film cameras. For no more than I've been using my IR camera, I would have been money ahead buying IR film for my old FM2.

You are correct in that the route I went is out of the reach of many photographers. I bought a refurbished Nikon D5000 for about $400 and had it converted to IR which cost me another $300. This doesn't even cover the cost of a lens, although I already had many lenses I can use on this camera. However, it wouldn't surprise me at all if many of these other pictures were taken with camera and lens combinations which cost north of 2 or 3 thousand. So it's not as if the price of entry into some of these other images isn't high as well.

I'm not in this to win, and actually I hope I don't. There's lots of other great images here that I think are better than mine. I didn't even vote for my own.



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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:24 AM

43. You're a really good photographer and I have always voted for the entry with

 

what I thought exemplified the most artistic framing and photographic acumen. In this particular case, it was your entry. And you are correct, there are many wonderful entries this month. DU is lucky to have such an active and talented forum for photography and photographers.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:07 PM

21. K & R

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:10 PM

22. kick

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:32 PM

23. kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:50 PM

24. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:03 PM

25. I loved them all.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

30. Me too

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:08 PM

26. K&R

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:15 PM

28. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:20 PM

29. k/r -- great pics!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:07 AM

31. Vote for me!

I know I did!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

32. K

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

33. K & R

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:52 PM

34. Kick!

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:42 PM

35. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

36. Can't I vote for three or four..... or five, or six.....

or more?

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:16 PM

37. Kick

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:56 PM

41. kick



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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:22 PM

42. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:26 AM

44. Kick!

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

45. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:38 AM

46. These are all beautiful; is it possible to purchase a print from the photographer?

I am finding myself completely taken with "Swamp" and would love to display it framed in my home....

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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #46)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:09 AM

47. Check out the photography group.

You will find the photographer info there.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

48. Last chance!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:59 PM

49. K

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:52 PM

50. k

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