View Full Version : October Contest - 2nd half "SEASONAL"

10-16-2007, 02:38 PM
This 2nd half of October's contest is "Seasonal". Shows off the season in your part of the world.
The contest will close at the end of the day on the last day of the month.

You can upload your entry to this gallery: http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3661224 (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3661224)
Username: tony@fourthirdsphoto.com (tony@fourthirdsphoto.com)
Password: e3insanity
Please link them back here, and make sure that you include your username so we know who it belongs to. OR you can place the photos in this thread (either by attachment or from your own online album) and they will be posted in the gallery.
Here are some tips on uploading an attachment:
http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/faq.p...q_new_faq_item (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/faq.php?faq=common#faq_new_faq_item)
To upload a thumbnail with a link to the larger version, HERE (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=117384#post117384) is a link from page 2 of this thread.

If you don't know how to embed the exif in your photo, here (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=114679#post114679) are some instructions I posted in the "keepers" forum that might help.

In order to qualify, please follow these site rules:
1 - Shot must be taken with a 4/3 system camera.
2 - Only 1 entry per person (but you can replace it with a new one).
3 - Photo entry must be dated (photo taken) and posted between October 1st & 31st. and EXIF info embedded so the date and camera used are visible.
4 - Optional; A title is nice to include with your photo.

Here are a few guidelines to follow:
1. The photo should fit the theme of this month's contest.
2. The photo should be technically unique. It shows creativity in the shot, and wasn't just another snap shot.
3. The photo should have some sort of emotional appeal to the viewer.
This event is sponsered by media chance and the winner will get first pick from one of the following prizes:
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A free year at smugmug

(A $150 dollar value)

The top 4 contributers will be entered into the 4/3photo photographer of the year contest.
Common Questions:
What is a 4/3 system camera? These include Olympus E-1, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-500, E-510, Also Panasonic DMC-L1 and Leica Digilux 3.
How can I make sure that my photo has exif? #1 - IF you use Olympus studio do not export the raw file as a 16Bit tiff, these seem to eat up the exif info. #2 - Do not use "Save for web" feature in Photoshop. Just save it as you would any standard jpeg.
Why don't you let us use old photos? These photo contests are to support creativity, as well as a fair playing field. We want everyone to have a chance to participate, as well as be actively involved in shooting on a regular basis. That way we make the contest only open for a short period.
What if my Attachment box is full? 2 options; A - delete out some attachements by going here (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/profile.php?do=editattachments). B - upload to the gallery that we have provided. C - upload a shot to another gallery on the web, such as hosted by Smugmug, or flickr, and link that into the thread.
What does the site do with the photos from the contest? We do not allow printing of these photos in the thread, and they are there to show off how good the users and the systems are. We will not use your photos in any manner, unless you are asked for written permission.
How do I win? 1. A photo should fit the theme of this month's contest. 2. The photo should be technically unique. It shows creativity in the shot, and wasn't just another snap shot. 3. The shot should have some sort of emotional appeal to the viewer.

10-18-2007, 02:05 PM
"Into The Light" Taken by Sog501 on 10-13-07

10-20-2007, 02:20 PM
"Le cutess" by Noise Filter. E-500, Iso200, October 11 2007.
This is my son Olivier age 28 months.


10-21-2007, 09:58 AM
There isn't much change around here in Melbourne, everything is still lush and green... from my backyard the only way to tell that winter is coming around is the busy squirrel gathering all the acorns off the oak tree and burying them in my lawn! The dogs love it - they played hide and seek with 'Mr. Squirrel' all day yesterday.

Taken with Pansonic L1 and ZD40-150mm f/3.5-4.5. exif included

10-21-2007, 04:33 PM
It's October and that means only one thing up here in Calgary. Minor Hockey Exhibition Season.

We're down by 1 in the third and the Saints are on a powerplay. That's my lad, firing the puck up ice to relieve the pressure

I call it "Pressure Release"


10-21-2007, 06:43 PM
Here is my entry : Vivid

Named it that way because the colors just pop out very much and I like that. Also took the picture in that picture mode...

Taken with Olympus E500 and 14-45mm lens at 45mm on October 7th
1/125 and F6.3
Iso 200

10-22-2007, 01:47 AM
"Red and Green"

Wonderful contrast of colours in woodland just west of Oxford, UK

Taken: 20/10/2007
Shutter 1/800
Hexanon 40mm at f4
Aperture priority
Manual focus
100 ISO

10-22-2007, 07:04 AM
Taken the second week of October. I was hoping form more leaves on the trees but had to settle for leaves on the ground.


10-22-2007, 10:24 AM
My entry for this theme.
Title: Fallen

I went around this little scene with the lawn-mower.
Shot as RAW, developed with C1LE and PP in PSE5.
E-300 + 35mm macro.


Note for Ann: I uploaded my entry to the gallery too.


10-22-2007, 06:13 PM
Title: One Man's Heaven...another Man's Hell


San Diego, California saw huge wildfires start yesterday (Sunday10/22) fueled by ferocious Santa Ana winds. The Santa Ana winds blow from the inland desert area out to sea. They produce extremely dry conditions which are ideal for wildfires. The fires started around 9 am and this photo was taken at about 2:45pm (check exif). The smoke was so thick that it was difficult to see the waves from the beach and the sunlight was nauturally diffused also resulting in an artificial sunset at 3pm. The upside is that the Santa Ana winds blew at a time when we had head high surf in and around San Diego. Heaven for some.

E500 40-150mm hand held

10-23-2007, 02:53 AM
Here is one from me.

Ravenglass Station when the train had gone.


1sec at f2.9. ISO 100 14-54 @ 19mm.

Camera rested on bridge parapet.

This is the season when evenings look like this.


10-23-2007, 06:14 AM
From a local farm market. E-1 + old 40-150.


10-23-2007, 03:35 PM
The album is updated, except for JohnM's. Did you forget to attach the photo?



10-24-2007, 01:41 AM
I thought I had. Is the image not in my post? What I would like to do is just put a thumnail up on the post and have that link to a full size image but I am unfamiliar with vBulletin!

10-24-2007, 08:15 AM
Yes, apparently you had. When I looked back on the email there was a link for a photo, but it's not showing up in here. I didn't check to see why because I thought maybe you had deleted it.

I'll PM you with instructions and photos if you like.


10-24-2007, 08:59 AM
I'll PM you with instructions and photos if you like.

Yes Please

Is there not a FAQ or Users Guide on a vBulletin Forum?

10-24-2007, 10:14 AM
As a matter of fact, yes. It's in this link. I'll include it in my first post above as well.



10-24-2007, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the Upload Pics link. Had been using that but what i would prefer to do is just show a thumnail on the post! Thought i wold save bothering you and emailed vBulletin direct for a Users guide. Here's the reply:
Hello John,

We don't have such a guide. Contact that sites staff for help with front-end features.

Best Regards,
Colin Frei
vBulletin Support Team

All the Open Source Bulletins have a guide. A case of "You pays your money (or not) and takes your choice!"

JohnM;);) Nudge!

10-24-2007, 12:53 PM
To upload a thumbnail, go to where your photo is stored and right-click (left-click if you're a lefty like me) on the thumbnail and choose "Properties" at the bottom of the list.

A box will pop up with the location of that photo. Where it says "Location:" highlight the entire url, starting with the "http://..." and moving your mouse all the way to the end of the address (because it usually disappears into the right side of the box).

Right-click (or left-click for lefties), then choose "Copy". You can X out of that box now. In here, just click on the little yellow "Insert Image" box with the mountain in it and then paste your copied url into the space provided. Be sure to delete the highlighted "http://" that's in the space first. Click "OK". Your thumbnail should appear.

Locate where the large version of the photo is and do the same (as above) in choosing the url location. Copy that url.

Click on the thumbnail that you pasted into your message so it's somewhat highlighted, then click on the little blue globe (above the message box) to insert the larger version's url (the same way you did for the thumbnail). Click "OK". That should do it.


10-24-2007, 10:24 PM
Title : Colors of Halloween
camera : E1
ISO: 100

10-25-2007, 01:48 AM
Very nice Deevee, here it is my try:
Title: Autumn Classic
exif embedded

10-25-2007, 07:39 AM
Autumn Sunshine in Cornwall - UK

http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/212750889-Ti.jpg (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3661224#212750889-A-LB)

500th sec
ISO 100

10-25-2007, 08:22 AM
I see you did it.


10-25-2007, 09:54 AM
Suddenly realised that I needed the link button then all was well. Must be getting old. I help others to do this sort of thing normally!!! Wife has just bought me a new telephoto lens so am a bit pleased!!!!

10-25-2007, 06:52 PM
*entry deleted*

10-25-2007, 07:09 PM
<script type="text/javascript">bmenu_register("postmenu_117508", true</script>greslizzz, please check your PM's.



10-25-2007, 08:49 PM
We're outta here
Olympus E-300, Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm + EC-14
1/750s f/4.9 at 283.0mm iso400
Oct. 21, 2007

10-26-2007, 01:19 AM

I've uploaded directly my pic for the contest


10-26-2007, 08:03 AM
Leaf Blanket


EXIF (http://cherie1h.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=212937921)

10-26-2007, 09:21 AM
I tried to upload to the gallery to no success.

Here is my submission.

This is a link to my site with a larger copy.

Olympus E-410, Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm
1/200s f/4.0 at 7.0mm iso 100
Oct. 10, 2007

10-27-2007, 08:36 AM
*Edited my entry

Jim M
10-27-2007, 03:36 PM
Title: The Road to the Top

Olympus E-510
Created 10/25/2007
14-54mm at 37mm
f6.3, 1/40 sec
ISO 200

10-28-2007, 08:35 AM
"Autumn Sunset- Bayfield"6384. Taken with Lumix L1 1/40, f5. ISO 320

10-28-2007, 09:07 AM
I'm out of town at the moment, visiting with my girls and grandkids. Will be at a hot air balloon festival this afternoon in Statesville, NC. That should make for cool pics!
I'll get these all updated after I get back home tomorrow evening.

The exif data seems to be gone after I corrected the horizon - should I post the original as well?

Title: Waiting for the storms of the fall and winther
You don't have to include the original. I'll send you a PM soon and will help you out with that.


10-28-2007, 11:57 AM
Quiet Time

10-28-2007, 03:17 PM
Title: Fall Table
Date taken: 10/27/2007
Camera/lens: E330 and ZD11-22 @19mm
ISO: 100
1.3 second shutter
Full EXIF in image in the gallery.


Ann: This replaces my original entry, but I couldn't delete it from the gallery.

10-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Title: Autumn Blues
Camera: E-330
Lens: 40-150
ISO 200

On the gallery.

http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/214121528-M.jpg (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3661224#214121528)

10-28-2007, 05:45 PM
I entered an earlier version of this same photo, but after looking at it and talking about it with a friend, I edited it a little more. All I did was crop a little, and clone out an annoying shadow. I already deleted my earlier message, and will try to delete my earlier entry off Smugmug. Hope I don't rock the boat:D.
This was taken with an E-1 and 50-200mm lens combo in Saluda NC. The title is "Bridge of Fall Colors." Thanks! Rockgrabber

10-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Sorry, but I couldn't delete my earlier entry from Smugmug. Please delete my entry with the caption "IGNORE THIS PHOTO........). Thanks for the help, and sorry for the trouble, Rockgrabber

10-28-2007, 08:40 PM
Not a problem. Will take care of it after I get back home.


10-28-2007, 09:39 PM
Here is my entry.

Title : Terraced Field
Camera : Olympus E510
Date : 26/10/2007
ISO :400
Shutter speed : 1/125 sec
Mettering mode : spot
F number : f/5.6

10-29-2007, 01:38 AM
The exif data seems to be gone after I corrected the horizon - should I post the original as well? (Ann has already replied, but I'll leave so will be able to find me again.)

Title: Waiting for the storms of the fall and winther

10-29-2007, 06:02 PM
Took a quick break the other lunchtime, in Hyde Park London.



10-30-2007, 02:29 PM
"Seasonal" greetings from Finland!

Here's my picture "Lady In Red"

Taken with E-1 and ZD 50-200mm/2.8-3.5.

50-200mm at 200mm
1/50 sec
ISO 200

10-30-2007, 04:43 PM
"Fungal Fireworks"


Living in an area carpeted by conifers, trees not given to the autumnal splendour often associated with the northern hemisphere, I had to more literally search the earth for an evocative seasonal image. As I see others have discovered, fiery fungi are well suited. This little clutch in amid the wood waste of a log salvage yard were lent to diagonal framing, where the nap of the earth allowed the plane of focus to follow them, while leaving the opposite corners of the image gently blended away.

Incidentally, I collected a sample for submission to the Vancouver Mycological Society's annual Mushroom Fair, where various experts gave them a looking over. I have concluded that mycology is hard. Identification ranged from Pholiota astragalina to Cortinarius sp. to Gymnopilus sp. I'd very much like to believe they are astragalina, as the smiles and nods when this identification was suggested were priceless, but that species is documented to have a strongly bitter taste, while these have none to speak of. No, I am not currently attempting to determine their psychotropic properties.

E-330, 14-54, ISO160, f/6.3, 54mm, 1/40s, live view balanced on a shoe.

10-30-2007, 05:21 PM
4/3 Username: www.scottvision.ie
Place: Glendalough, Co. Wicklow Ireland
Title: Misty Tree
Equipment: Oly E-500 14-45mm
Info: 1/50 f3.5 45mm ISO 100


10-30-2007, 07:25 PM
The exif data seems to be gone after I corrected the horizon - should I post the original as well? (Ann has already replied, but I'll leave so will be able to find me again.)

Title: Waiting for the storms of the fall and wintherPlease check your PM's.



10-30-2007, 09:57 PM
Autumn's Glory Before They Fall


10-31-2007, 01:11 AM
Whose photo is this?

It needs info such as a user.

10-31-2007, 05:58 AM
Photographed by: Ken Thomas
Title: "Last Fruit"
Photographed: 31 October 2007 11:38 GMT
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Digital Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5
Focal Length: 200mm
ISO: 200
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Support: hand held
Post Processing: Cropped, slight adjustment to shadows & highlights and then to brightness & contrast

10-31-2007, 07:34 AM
Title: With Sugar On Top by Mick Finn

E-330, ZD35mm macro, 1/80 sec f8.0 ISO200


10-31-2007, 04:07 PM
OK, I made the following submission to the competition:

#36 "Waxwings"
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/215576632-M.jpg (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3661224#215576632-O-LB)
Click the image to come to the original size in the Smugmug competition gallery.

Thanks to evryone who gave me advice on this image in the "Photo Review" forum. I think you will see that I listened to the critique.

Cheers, Jens

10-31-2007, 05:18 PM
Title: Berry Bush


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10-31-2007, 07:04 PM
I'll close the thread tomorrow in case anyone has last minute entries from today.

Here's my contribution.

"Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains"

10-31-2007, 09:38 PM
Cold & Lonely by Bita Lake, Yunnan China

My E-1 and I were both cold and wet but we kept shooting.

The file with embedded exif data have been uploaded to gallery.

11-01-2007, 04:22 AM

Down into the Storm