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05-01-2007, 01:17 AM
This month we are doing something a little different. Because we had so many people post last month. I have split this month into 2 contests. (Yes you can enter both, but also you have more chances to enter into the big contest of the year)
1-15th - self Portrait
16-31 - Pets
Only post self portrait pic's in this thread. The next one will be open during its current time.

File Uploads:
If you would like to upload pictures to the May gallery you can do so here (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/2786463).
The log in is: tony@fourthirdsphoto.com
Password: may1
After you have uploaded the photo - Please edit the caption with Your username, and the image title.

Or if you like you can place the photos in this thread and I will put them all together at the end of the contest.

1- follow all of sites rules.
2- only 1 post per person
3- shot must be in the month of the contest. (Please include EXIF info)
4- a title is nice to include with your photo.

The top 4 contributers will be entered into the 43photo photographer of the year contest.
Also to help sweeten the pot. If there are more than 25 entries, we will not only give away software by media chance, we will also give away a free year of smugmug. (The top voted member gets first choice on what he wants) But remember we need at least 25 people in the contest for 2 prizes.
This event is sponsered by media chance and the winner will get to pick from one of these following prizes:
Each winner will recieve a pick from one of these three prizes:
PhotoBrush (http://mediachance.com/pbrush/index.html):
PhotoBrush is an image editor, natural and artistic media painting program, picture retouching tool, photo enhancer and Image Browser for Windows OS. Accept usual range of image formats including RAW files!

DCE AutoEnhance (http://mediachance.com/dce/index.html):
DCE AutoEnhance is an automatic photo enhancer and batch processor. This application will help you with the time consumingjob of adjusting and enhancing your daily digital images in a whole new and smart way. Primarily targeted to JPEG files with EXIF but accept also RAW files!

PureImage (http://mediachance.com/pureimage/index.html):
PureImage is our newest addition to the digital camera tools. Wavelet based Noise Reduction and Color Matching application that uses the latest research in image processing. Also this application supports usual range of image formats and RAW files!

Multimedia Builder (http://mmb.mediachance.com/index.html):
Windows-based multimedia authoring system allows you to create autorun CD menus, Multimedia Applications on CD-ROM, Demos, Presentations, MP3 players and much, much more.

RealDraw (http://mediachance.com/realdraw/index.html):
First time in just one drawing package you have the power to combine vector, 2D, 3D and bitmap editing into totally new level, where one form seamlesly transforms into another.
Real-DRAW sets a whole new standard in vector editing.

Happy shooting!

05-01-2007, 01:20 AM
My self portrait

05-01-2007, 06:16 AM
What is maximum size one may upload?
Ok, I am a SMUGMUG user (pro) but your guest site has no button to add photos.
OK, I got the photo up, but was not able to a user name or title.


05-01-2007, 10:14 AM
That's ok, I can add these. I shrunk your posts. These threads tend to get very long.

05-02-2007, 04:46 AM
Zuiko 14-54 at 28 mm
1/30sek f:3,1



05-02-2007, 06:35 AM
I have added mine to the Gallery - a challenging photo to "direct" and to also shoot!

It was a tough call for me to put up this colour version or a B/W version - The Colour won out


exif intact and visible @smugmug.

This was interesting - check the other forums - I'll write something up about the How.

edit - see this post (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=12893) for the how/discussion

Will in Tejas
05-02-2007, 05:29 PM
Is the shot in April a typo? Shot in May maybe? Thanks.

05-02-2007, 05:37 PM
Is the shot in April a typo? Shot in May maybe? Thanks.

Yes - the photo must be shot in the month of the challenge.
(or Tony had a good month in april and he wants to re-live it!)

05-02-2007, 10:22 PM
Is the shot in April a typo? Shot in May maybe? Thanks.
Hum... :action-smiley-020: You are correct.

05-04-2007, 09:44 AM
This is me !!

05-04-2007, 11:00 AM
Bit confusing this with two forums to post on, or maybe it's just me .. Anyway here goes for the first contest of May. Have the same image uploaded on Smugmug.

Title: Unbearable Lightness


05-04-2007, 11:01 AM
These are Great. I really love them. A very nice start to the month.

05-04-2007, 11:29 AM
You can put them in here. But eventually they all make it into the gallery.

05-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Temporarily entry before my hand got well so i can shot.

05-06-2007, 02:57 PM
Oh lordie here goes, me and my... " Bush Burka "

14/45mm @ 14mm
1/125 sec.
ISO 125

05-07-2007, 02:16 AM
I'll have to find the EXIF info and edit this posting.


05-07-2007, 12:09 PM
Lara, you still have snow!!!!!

05-07-2007, 12:48 PM
Well I didn't notice that it had to be taken from May 1 to 15th so no, we don't have snow. That was taken in March. I'll have to try again! LOL. Tony, don't worry about my entry!

05-08-2007, 02:02 PM
who posted this picture?

05-08-2007, 05:32 PM
it's mine anything wrong? :hmm: :D

05-08-2007, 07:17 PM
Here is my entry for the month, I tried this reflection from the wife's sunglasses.

Title: Self-reflection,


05-09-2007, 12:57 PM
Nothing is wrong, very creative, I just didn't know who it was for credit. if you won.

05-10-2007, 03:20 AM
And this is me.

05-10-2007, 11:27 AM
i've placed it on my server in case you need to see the full image
cheers :D


05-10-2007, 11:17 PM
Hi!, I have two entries for this month (see my portfolio) but finally I choose this (painted by my wife):
Title: Me Alone
Model: E-1
Date modified: Friday, May 11, 2007 8:12:45 AM
Orientation: Top / left side
X-Resolution: 314/1
Y-Resolution: 314/1
Resolution unit: Inch
Firmware version: OLYMPUS Studio
White point: 313/1000
Primary chromatic: 64/100
Date taken: Thursday, May 10, 2007 6:06:26 PM
Date digitized: Thursday, May 10, 2007 6:06:26 PM
Exposure time [s]: 1/3
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure mode: Auto
Exposure bias [EV]: 0.0
F-Number: F10.0
Focal length [mm]: 23
ISO value: 200
Max. aperture: F2.8
Digital zoom: Off
Flash: Not fired
Metering mode: Multi-segment
Gain control: Low up
Light source: Unknown
White balance: Auto
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Colour space: Uncalibrated
File source: DSC
CFA pattern:
Custom rendered: Custom
Subject program: Standard
EXIF version: 0221
FlashPix version: 0100
Makernote: 4F 4C 59 4D 50 00 02 00 1B 00 00 01 07 00 BD 0C 00 00 6A 0C 00 00 00 02 04 00 03 00 00 00 28 19 00 00 01 02 03 00 01 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 02 02 03 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 02 03 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 02 05 00 01 00 00 00 34 19 00 00 05 02 05 00 01 00 00 00 3C 19 00 00 06 02 08 00 06 00 ...
Macro: Off
Digital zoom: Off
Taking mode: Normal
Firmware: D4040
Sequence number: 0
Image quality: unknown
Panorama direction: unknown
Unknown fields: FF D8 FF DB 00 84 00 08 06 06 07 06 05 08 07 07 07 09 09 08 0A 0C 14 0D 0C 0B 0B 0C 19 12 13 0F 14 1D 1A 1F 1E 1D 1A 1C 1C 20 24 2E 27 20 22 2C 23 1C 1C 28 37 29 2C 30 31 34 34 34 1F 27 39 3D 38 32 3C 2E 33 34 32 01 09 09 09 0C 0B 0C 18 0D 0D 18 32 21 1C 21 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 ...

05-11-2007, 12:54 PM
Here is mine..

E-1, 14-54
FL-50 bounced


05-11-2007, 12:58 PM
My entry:
Name: Me 2



05-11-2007, 06:51 PM
woops, forgot one of my layers when I saved the last one. Revision:


I can do that right? Its not illegal? :blink:

05-13-2007, 08:16 AM
I did this as a joke for Christmas when I wrapped one more gift than people in my family and they had to guess which one belonged to whom.

Technically, it was more difficult than I originally thought to make every element fall into place without any cropping.


Time for correction (A teacher's end of semester)

14-54mm at 54mm
100 ISO
1/30th sec

05-14-2007, 03:45 AM
Not really the easiest subject. Like most other photographers I would rather be on the other side of the lens. But, here goes...

Title: Eye See

http://photoblog.digital-images.co.nz/d/92-4/tn-20070513-0077.jpg (http://photoblog.digital-images.co.nz/d/92-4/tn-20070513-0077.jpg)

05-14-2007, 10:00 AM
OKay Here is my self portrrait:

Alittle Shaky, but something Different
<TABLE id=Inbox cellSpacing=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%" width="30%">Exposure:</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%">0.625 sec (5/8)</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%" width="30%">Aperture:</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%">f/5.1</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%" width="30%">Focal Length:</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 120%">38 mm</TD></TR><TR><TD>ISO Speed:</TD><TD>100</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

05-14-2007, 11:04 PM
"This is Me"

Cheers, Jens.

05-15-2007, 02:09 AM

This kind of photography isn't really my cup of tea, but I thought I'd give it a shot. So here's my try.

Here are the important stuff from the exif (exif in jpg also)

Model - 1-E
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:05:13 12:49:46
DateTimeDigitized - 2007:05:13 12:49:46

Title: Empty inside?

05-15-2007, 02:10 AM
Titled: A sense of Mystery

Strobist style lighting:
FL-36 gelled blue to the right, FL-50 gelled CTS to the left. 1/15th, f2.9, 20mm, ISO 200 Olympus E-410 on Vivid mode.


05-15-2007, 10:51 AM
Great entries so far. I have been very impressed to this point.
I will keep this open till tonight.
This time I am trying out a beta form of voting. Those who are part of that will receive info about this after I close the thread.
So this contest we are trying a slightly more advance form of voting.
It should be a bit more constructive.

05-15-2007, 09:04 PM
Here we go again ...

Man at Work - In Marjorie's Bedroom

Who: Me
Where: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' home - Cross Creek, Florida (circa ~1932)
When: Saturday / 2007-05-12 / 12:22:05
How: E-1 / ISO 200 / f-3.5 / 1/20 second / 0 EV
ZD-14-54mm/f-2.8-3.5 / FL: 14 (28) mm

05-16-2007, 01:57 AM
This time we are going to try something else for votes.
I have a small group who is going to vote, and they will pick the winner from this contest. I will post all the info when I put it together tomorrow.
right now, I have been tied up with some other stuff so more info will come later.