Weekly Assignment #98: Learning The Ropes

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRLa LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited July 23, 2009 in Assignments
For this assignment your primary subject should be a rope, or several of them if you must. Rich texture, gracious curves, intrinsic knots call for very interesting images!
Multiple images OK as long as they are substantially different. Fresh images only, moderate-to-medium post-processing.
Let's learn the ropes!
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Northern MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited November 22, 2008
    Rope is pretty good subject matter, this is all I have on hand at the moment. Id like to find some really large rope to shoot.
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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 22, 2008
    douglas wrote:
    Rope is pretty good subject matter, this is all I have on hand at the moment. Id like to find some really large rope to shoot.
    Great entry, thanks Douglas! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited November 26, 2008
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 26, 2008
    spb13 wrote:
    white rope
    Thank you, Sean! thumb.gif
    Nice entry - which would be great if the the surface/bg were less distracting...ne_nau.gif
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  • JDouglasJDouglas Big grins Seattle, WA USARegistered Users Posts: 42 Big grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    I found these at the beach today. I never shot ropes before, it's interesting.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    JDouglas wrote:
    I found these at the beach today. I never shot ropes before, it's interesting.
    Thank you, nice entries! thumb.gif
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  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    Never thought it would be so hard to find some interesting ropes. Should have just went down to Home Depot. headscratch.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    Never thought it would be so hard to find some interesting ropes. Should have just went down to Home Depot. headscratch.gif
    Thanks, nice entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • catspawcatspaw dgrinner Utah.... wait, what?Registered Users Posts: 1,292 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2008
    Here's what occurred to me, given the daily destruction that goes on here at home:

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    and for reference:

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    Shot with my fixed 60mm Nikor macro lens. Fun stuff!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 4, 2008
    catspaw wrote:
    Here's what occurred to me, given the daily destruction that goes on here at home:
    Shot with my fixed 60mm Nikor macro lens. Fun stuff!
    Thank you, nice entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins VirginiaRegistered Users Posts: 2,977 Major grins
    edited December 6, 2008
    Furry growth.

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    Context

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2008
    Jack'll do wrote:
    Furry growth.
    Thank you! Nice entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • oddstuffoddstuff desperatos solutionos MalayaRegistered Users Posts: 54 Big grins
    edited December 10, 2008
    Sorry bout the watermark - I just plucked it from my site. Photo info: A rope tightened to a pole at a jetty.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2008
    oddstuff wrote:
    Sorry bout the watermark - I just plucked it from my site. Photo info: A rope tightened to a pole at a jetty.
    Thank you! Nice rope, thumb.gif I only wish it was more of rope and less of pole...headscratch.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Manassas, VA, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky WayRegistered Users Posts: 945 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2008
    Over Thanksgiving weekend I went back to Chincoteague Island, VA to shoot a rusted out fishing boat that I had seen over the summer. Got there and they were half-way finished dismantling her. Remembered your rope assignment, so I didn't come away completely empty handed.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2008
    KevXman wrote:
    Over Thanksgiving weekend I went back to Chincoteague Island, VA to shoot a rusted out fishing boat that I had seen over the summer. Got there and they were half-way finished dismantling her. Remembered your rope assignment, so I didn't come away completely empty handed.
    — Kevin
    Nice ropes! Great BGs, too (yet again, I wish there were more of ropes:-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • eL eSs VeeeL eSs Vee Beside himself. Outer Los Angeles.Registered Users Posts: 1,243 Major grins
    edited December 26, 2008
    Decorative Rope.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 26, 2008
    eL eSs Vee wrote:
    Decorative Rope.
    Nice! Thank you! thumb.gif
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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Gilsum, NHRegistered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2009
    Have had this one in mind for a while, but the snow was covering the rope outside.


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2009
    sdways01 wrote:
    Have had this one in mind for a while, but the snow was covering the rope outside.
    Nice one, thank you! thumb.gif
    I think it would be even better if you crop out the upper part of the image and left only the bottom, with the rope...
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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Gilsum, NHRegistered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited March 19, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice one, thank you! thumb.gif
    I think it would be even better if you crop out the upper part of the image and left only the bottom, with the rope...

    I had thought about a tighter crop once I got it online. figured I would see what you thought this way first.
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,788 Major grins
    edited May 9, 2009
    No lovely rope to coil and play with in the light, but took these shots in early morning light....

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 10, 2009
    sapphire73 wrote:
    No lovely rope to coil and play with in the light, but took these shots in early morning light....
    Nice ropes:-) thumb.gif
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  • com3com3 4theriders.com Reno, NVRegistered Users Posts: 423 Major grins
    edited May 20, 2009
    i never realized ropes could be so awesome! clap.gif
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited June 13, 2009
    I was halfway across this rope bridge when I remembered the assignment.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited June 15, 2009
    spb13 wrote:
    I was halfway across this rope bridge when I remembered the assignment.
    Sean, this is great! thumb.gif
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  • fredjclausfredjclaus Concierge Photographer Grand Island, NYRegistered Users Posts: 759 Major grins
    edited June 15, 2009
    This was shot a little while back when I was on a training trip with kodak.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited June 15, 2009
    fredjclaus wrote:
    This was shot a little while back when I was on a training trip with kodak.
    Fred, was it shot with this assignment in mind? headscratch.gif
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  • fredjclausfredjclaus Concierge Photographer Grand Island, NYRegistered Users Posts: 759 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2009
    It was. I was in Cleveland and Kodak took us on a boat ride. When I started boarding I saw the ropes tying the boat to the dock and said "Hey, I can use this for the assignment"
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2009
    fredjclaus wrote:
    It was. I was in Cleveland and Kodak took us on a boat ride. When I started boarding I saw the ropes tying the boat to the dock and said "Hey, I can use this for the assignment"
    Yay! Nice ropes then! mwink.gifthumb.gif
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