Mini-challeng #147 - Silhouettes

SyncopationSyncopation GringoPosts: 341Registered Users Major grins
edited August 11, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
As the winner of the last mini-challenge it falls to me to host the next challenge. I'm a fan of silhouette photography. Hopefully this will present a challenge to many of you and I look forward to judging the results. End date is 08.08.12. Good luck!

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Syncopation

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 25, 2012
    1) Sandhills, (I've had that other shoot in a couple of minis, thought I'd change it out)

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    2) Rambin' River

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    3) Photographer on the rocks

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 25, 2012
    1) Enjoying Sunset
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    2. Up Up and Away
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    3. Bird on a Wire
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    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    This is the first self portrait that I ever liked.

    Do I Know You?
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    #2 Bird on a wire
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    I'll have to see if I can find another one.

    Found one.

    #3 A Good Day
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    Wonderful shots in here again - the pace has definitely been set early on this one!

    Here are my efforts ...



    1) The Underpass

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    2) Coot Silhouette

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    3) Sunset Lovers

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    Good luck everyone, comments on mine welcome as aways.

    Alan.
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    1. It's almost as hard for me to spell "Serengeti" as it is to spell "Silhouette"
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    2. Sunset Paddle
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    3. Meteor Silhouette
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    greg - awesome work - the serengeti piece is off the charts!
  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,586Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    Sunset - Mallory Square

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    Sunset - Key West Florida by Bryce Wilson, on Flickr
  • red_zonered_zone n00b Posts: 533Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    These might be familiar - some go back to my first challenge.

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    ________________________________________________
    Jake
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    Oooh...great shots so far! Here are mine:

    1. Skipping Stones (Gotland Island)

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    2. Camp in the Early Morning (Yellowstone)

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    3. Splash (Florida)

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  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,586Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 26, 2012
    StueveShots:

    That Yellowstome image literally takes me there and alters my mood when looking at it. SPECTACULAR!
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 27, 2012
    Thank you, Bryce. You've made my day! It evokes the same feelings for me, but I didn't know if it would translate to someone else. I am very pleased it does...
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 27, 2012
    1. on the beach
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    2. mauritian sunset
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    3, indian face in the cliff
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 29, 2012
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    Tikal - 1998 (point and shoot film camera)
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    near Ft. Morgan AL
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    Mallory Square
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 29, 2012
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    Bug



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    I want to dop of the little boy



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    lets go camping
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 30, 2012
    Some beautiful pics here!!! I don't have many silhouettes. Here are 3 I had to dig for:

    1.

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    2.

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    3.

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  • cmadnesscmadness Big grins Posts: 35Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 31, 2012
    Month 3

    CA1_0111

    This is an idea I was working on and it seemed to fit the theme so I stuck it in here. I will end up taking 5-7 more as a progression series. C+C is welcomed. I shot this tonight with my D300 and Tamron 28-75mm using one flash (SB700) with light touch ups in LR4.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,766Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    Apparatus

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    Prayer

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    CCs welcome!
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
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    This is my idea of a really good silhouette - with only black and white - like those old fashioned cut-outs.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • ErkkiErkki Big grins Posts: 20Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 2, 2012
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,766Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
    This is my idea of a really good silhouette - with only two colors[/QUOTE]

    Many thanks! :D
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
    Cross Country
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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,766Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    OhEddie wrote: »
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    Great shot!
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Juano wrote: »
    Great shot!

    Thanks. It is from a cross country meet at Berry College in Rome Georgia.
    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Posts: 298Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    Here's a couple:

    Hummers
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    Lookin' Up
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    Fading Fisherman
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    Jay
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    senorjax wrote: »
    Here's a couple:

    Hummers
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    I love your hummers! And it looks like you have the same feeder as me! Laughing.gifthumb.gif
    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Posts: 298Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    Thanks, I love them too. Our feeders are really crowded lately. They have been draining this one about every day and a half.
    Jay
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    senorjax wrote: »
    Thanks, I love them too. Our feeders are really crowded lately. They have been draining this one about every day and a half.

    Same here... it must be that time of year. I was filling it so fast I ran out of the nectar and when I went to get more they were out! Had to go to a 2nd store. Really lovely shot.
    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Posts: 341Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    Some great shots so far. It's going to be a tough job selecting the top three let alone a first, second and third from amongst them.

    Just a reminder that the end date for the challenge is 08.08.12 and the cut-off time is midnight GMT

    Keep 'em coming :D
    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,419Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 7, 2012
    Trying to compete with these great images is like taking out my set of crayons and trying to compete with Monet.

    Sam
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 7, 2012
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    1) The Underpass

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    I really like this shot Alan.

    I'm not sure why though. :D

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
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