Assignment #17: Windows

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRLa LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited May 22, 2009 in Assignments
Wow, and I thought specular highlights would be a tough one. But judging by the number of entries it was a walk in the park:-)

Anyway, let's do something different this week: let's shoot windows!

I don't mean all-familiar OS :wink .
I mean the actual windows: in the buildings, barns, churches, cars, vessels - you name it.
From the outside or inside - whatever you think is a good shot.
Try to find an interesting one, but most of all, make your window (or windows) the primary subject of your shot.

As always: fresh pictures only, moderate PS is OK.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Who said photographers don't do windows? :wink :rofl
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    A room with a view
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Antonio,
    room with a view
    Very nice, great entry!thumb.gifclap.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Very nice, great entry!thumb.gifclap.gif

    More will come...
    It gave me some work.
    I had to shoot for the landscape while getting the inside.
    For great depth of field I used the CPF and the ND to use f/22 with 1/15 as I can remember.
    The focus was to the window itself.
    I used a reflector which was on the ground (!).

    RAW of course, and this is the melting of 2 pics: one for the inside and another to the outside, layer mask, erase etc

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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Antonio,
    More will come...
    It gave me some work.
    I had to shoot for the landscape while getting the inside.
    For great depth of field I used the CPF and the ND to use f/22 with 1/15 as I can remember.
    The focus was to the window itself.
    I used a reflector which was on the ground (!).

    RAW of course, and this is the melting of 2 pics: one for the inside and another to the outside, layer mask, erase etc

    thumb.gif

    Beautiful way to approach this subject! WTG!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Thank you Nik.
    I suspected I was not telling the hole truth. I used flash slow sync.

    Model: Canon EOS 20D Size: 3661x2480 Bytes: 2516624 Aperture: f/20.0 ISO: 200 Focal Length: 24mm Exposure Time: 0.0769s (1/13) Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode Exposure Program: Manual Exposure Bias: 0 ExposureMode: 1 White Balance: manual ColorSpace: sRGB

    I shot 3 pictures with exposure bracketing and used one of them.
    It was manual because I needed to lock the light measured outside.

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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Minneapolis, MinnesotaRegistered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Ok....even though I'm under the weather
    Antonio, that means sick, ill, feeling bad, lousy, not up to par, etc rolleyes1.gif

    I took two shots today (wow, on a roll now).

    A dirty window with, yes, specular highlight!

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    and a cool window sunset from my Oldsmobile Bravada

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    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
    www.daveswartz.com
    Model Mayhem site http://www.modelmayhem.com/686552
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    I hope you get over that weather and be well soon. thumb.gif
    I like your pictures. Best the 2.ed one.

    The 1.st one - you must confess - is not very good. I say: it is not for your standards !

    You do - yes Sir you do - photograph far better than this.

    You have an excuse this time. :D

    Be Healthy !!!

    BTW: Thank you for telling me what to be under the weather is ! You did well because I didn't know.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Minneapolis, MinnesotaRegistered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    You are right
    I hope you get over that weather and be well soon. thumb.gif
    I like your pictures. Best the 2.ed one.

    The 1.st one - you must confess - is not very good. I say: it is not for your standards !

    You do - yes Sir you do - photograph far better than this.

    You have an excuse this time. :D

    Be Healthy !!!

    BTW: Thank you for telling me what to be under the weather is ! You did well because I didn't know.
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    Thanks Antonio....I wasn't going to post it because it was such an ugly shot. Sorry.....it really is a bad shot isn't it.....I guess Superman has been exposed to Kryponite....uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhh.
    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
    www.daveswartz.com
    Model Mayhem site http://www.modelmayhem.com/686552
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Antonio, that means sick, ill, feeling bad, lousy, not up to par, etc rolleyes1.gif

    I took two shots today (wow, on a roll now).

    A dirty window with, yes, specular highlight!

    and a cool window sunset from my Oldsmobile Bravada

    Thanks for the entries! It's funny how #17 is easy to merge with #16 :-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Garage Windows
    Way less technical than Antonio's shot, it also merges with the previous class subject, specular highlights, just like Swartzy's.. rolleyes1.gif

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    Minor ACR curves fun...
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Too abstract for my feeling ...
    But nice shot Nik thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Antonio,
    Too abstract for my feeling ...
    But nice shot Nik thumb.gif

    I was going for abstract:-) :ivar
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I was going for abstract:-) :ivar

    Oh come on Nik ... mwink.gif
    thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Another lame window
    Windshield window at sunset:

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    Prolly would make a Reflection entry, too:-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2006
    Windows, Specular Hightlights, Reflections
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • SandySandy Major grins West Hollywood, CARegistered Users Posts: 762 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2006
    I have been wanting to participate, so here I am with an interesting window shot:

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2006
    Molsondog,
    Molsondog wrote:
    Sunday Brunch at a riverside cafe in Minneapolis.

    Thanks for the entry! It definitely works! thumb.gif

    Sorry for the late reply, buried at work... ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2006
    Antonio,
    Nice set of... all those things:-) mwink.gifthumb.gifclap.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2006
    Sandy,
    Sandy wrote:
    I have been wanting to participate, so here I am with an interesting window shot:

    Welcome to the Class, thank for the entry!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • AZsnapperAZsnapper Big grins New River AZRegistered Users Posts: 99 Big grins
    edited December 8, 2006
    Window
    I shot this barn window last Sunday. I did a bunch of selective masking, etc... to it, then I noticed this assignment, so I re-did it more in the spirit of the assignment using only selective de-sat and some curves adjustments and a little dodge/burn

    Nikon D80
    12-24mm
    ISO 100
    f8
    1/13
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2006
    AzSnapper,
    AZsnapper wrote:
    I shot this barn window last Sunday. I did a bunch of selective masking, etc... to it, then I noticed this assignment, so I re-did it more in the spirit of the assignment using only selective de-sat and some curves adjustments and a little dodge/burn

    Nikon D80
    12-24mm
    ISO 100
    f8
    1/13

    Awesome entry, thanks a lot!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Sonoran DesertRegistered Users Posts: 3,469 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2006
    Windows from Friday
    Not much free time lately. Here are a few from Friday.

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    Windows upon Windows
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    A little abstract. This was taken from below the point in the previous picture useing a very low tripod and the remote control w/ 2 sec delay on my E-500.

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    Thanks-

    Aaron
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2006
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Not much free time lately. Here are a few from Friday.
    Aaron

    Those are pretty cool, thanks a lot!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • ShimaShima k3npo Registered Users Posts: 2,547 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2006
    Sorry for the tardiness
    I realize we're on the next assignment already, but wanted to take a few windows shots and post those before moving on (been writing papers all week so it put me a lil behind).

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    1, 2, 4 and 5 were taken at the Valparaiso University Chapel.
    3 was taken at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts.

    Edit: photos were taken on Dec. 10th, 2006 w/ my Rebel XTi.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 11, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    I realize we're on the next assignment already, but wanted to take a few windows shots and post those before moving on (been writing papers all week so it put me a lil behind).

    1, 2, 4 and 5 were taken at the Valparaiso University Chapel.
    3 was taken at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts.

    Those are pretty darn good windows if you ask me:-)thumb.gif

    Now let's see how mysterious can you be:-)mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • usernameusername Custom User Title Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited December 11, 2006
    in amsterdam... (is it ok if i didnt do assignments 1-16?)

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    i caught the reflection of this building...

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  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie the NetherlandsRegistered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited December 11, 2006
    username wrote:
    in amsterdam... (is it ok if i didnt do assignments 1-16?)

    i caught the reflection of this building...
    Hi 'username' wave.gif thanks for delurking after all this time, great to have you on board! There is always room for things related to the Netherlands :D Great shots too thumb.gif

    Let us know if you have any questions. See my signature on how to do most anything around here.
  • ShimaShima k3npo Registered Users Posts: 2,547 Major grins
    edited December 11, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Those are pretty darn good windows if you ask me:-)thumb.gif

    Now let's see how mysterious can you be:-)mwink.gif

    Thank you :) once I make it past today I plan to be quite mysterious...I took those window pictures while attending a friends graduation yesterday. (I love VU's chapel, it's so photogenic)

    For today, I shall finish my last paper and study for those last 2 finals I have tonight... ^_^
    Which leaves the rest of my week school free and open for picture taking...
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited December 11, 2006
    Hi Username!
    username wrote:
    in amsterdam... (is it ok if i didnt do assignments 1-16?)

    i caught the reflection of this building...

    Welcome to the Dgrin and to the Class! clap.gif

    It's totally fine to start fresh, ashes to ashes, you know...mwink.gif

    Thanks for the entries! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pug8pug8 Slacker Grinner JapanRegistered Users Posts: 113 Major grins
    edited December 31, 2006
    Tokyo Window
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    I took this with the assignment in mind; it was back on 21 December when I went into Tokyo to see an exhibition of paintings from The Hermitage. This is a window at the Art Gallery, with sculpture in the courtyard.

    Only got around to editing it today... can't do anything about the bendy bricks. ;>þ
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