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    Default Assignment #29: Silhouette

    It is most difficult to acquire the, how shall I say? the 'depth' of a subject in composition in silhouette.
    - Ugo Mochi

    Photographs taken against the light can create powerful and simple forms, or they can be playful and whimsical. Like everything else in photography, the only limit is your own imagination and creativity. For this assignment, please try something new and see what you can create.

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    View from Stuart Mountain late afternoon. The "spear heads" are tropical "black boys" Xanthorrhoea johnsonii. The trees are eucalyptus species.
    E3, 14-35mm @ 14mm, 1/100 sec, F10.
    The end of a day exploring the smaller F stops (I went to F13). I found that the image degradation compared to the sweet spot of the lens is really quite subtle. F13 on the 14-35 is as sharp, or sharper than F5.6 on the 12-60mm, for example.
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    A tree at Akershus festning (fortress) in Oslo. It's early spring, so no leaves yet.

    E-420 + 70-300mm @ 100mm, 1/800s, f/14, ISO 100.

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    Not new but I like how this turned out

    Just happened to notice how the setting sun silhouetted my Aloe Vera plant, barely had minutes to grab the camera....



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    Boab tree Broome WA 2006.

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    Click to make big

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    Fooling around in the woods near me last week and did a few silhouette shots for the fun of it. Now this is the assignment so here is the best of about 10 shots I had.


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    Was out walking in the area taking pictures of a Waterfall. Saw how the sun beat on part of the Niagara Escarpment and snapped away.

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    Don't know if this can be called creative, because it was an accident. Bright day, shot against the light and vastly underexposed. Came out looking like it was taken in the moonlight! E-3 and 50-200 @ 200mm.

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    When at the Sun 'N Fun Fly-In air show today I was standing under several palm trees. At one point, I looked up and this is what I saw. Thinking about this new assignment, I took a shot of it. I really like the way it came out since you can still see the green of the leaves and the blue in the sky.

    Of course, Oly works its magic with these colors! No PP of any kind.

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    Scripps pier near home
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    Turret Arch at sunset, Arches National Park, Utah.

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    This is an image I took last week while on vacation. The sunset was just excellent. If you ever get a chance to go to Maui don't miss it!

    Jim


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    This was on the top of Pike's Peak, taken with the E-300 and 40-150 kit.
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    This pic was taken in Brazil with my e1 which was my 1st dslr. When I bought it I had a choice between the canon rebel and the e1 and at the time I knew nothing about cameras and photography. A coin flip determined the e1. Upon seeing this pic I felt a surge of pride and this spurred me on to delve into photography on a deeper level. And now I'm on the comeback trail after 2 years of neck hernia. Oh happy days.
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    Taken at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Recruit fire fighters attacking a liquid propane fire. When I took this picture, I was practicing with the FL-36 flash and decided to try a few pictures without flash.



    Camera Model: E-510
    Resolution: 800 x 600 Flash Used: No (auto)
    Focal Length: 25.0mm (pancake lens)
    Exposure Time: 1/200
    Aperture: f/5.0
    ISO Equiv.: 400
    White balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: center weight
    Exposure: program (auto)
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    I took this shot while shooting for my friend's band. This was also his last night with the band as he is going to be doing studio work, and I thought this shot was appropriate to signify his last night playing with his band.

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    One from this afternoon, I went around to shoot into the sun specifically for this assignment.

    We had a massive storm about a week ago and the Jetty was smashed to bits by the waves. The distance to the water here is about 16 feet - so you can just imagine how big the waves were to actually take out part of the Jetty!

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    This one really was a fluke...
    I often take photos of this large church where I live to test cameras or lenses. This time I pulled the camera out and started snapping without really paying attention to what my settings were. The first couple came out severely underexposed...but, in the end, they probably looked the best of the bunch.


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    I took this Wed night. The sky was beautful and its hard to catch sunsets in NC (trees are too tall and EVERYWHERE), without being in a tall building. This was the only thing available at the time to silouhette...I did find a statue, but couldnt do it without a building in the background.


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    Not the best quality but can't get to my photo storage at the moment so it will have to do. Mt. Jefferson, Oregon.
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    Captured with the E-520 + 35mm zd macro....The silhouette was generated by the position of my body to capturing the photo....jpeg straight out of camera and minimal pp with Picasa....


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    Alfa Mito


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    Was out shooting pelicans the other morning. This group seemed to line up in perfect formation. I underexposed by 1.5 stops.

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    One more from my Europe trip.


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