Assignment #21: Into the Light

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited May 22, 2009 in Assignments
Enough low angles! This time we're going to have much more enlightening subject, as each valid shot should lead the viewer into the light!

While some non-trivial interpretations of the subject may be considered, the primary goal is to include a powerful light source into your frame. The source in question may be partially blocked, but it must present enough of itself to represent a valid entry.

The list of possible light sources includes, but is not limited to: sun, moon, street light, desk lamp, flashlight, car headlights, etc. Anything that actively emits light and is much brighter than the surroundings.

As always: fresh pictures, moderate post-processing.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's get enlightened! :-) :wink
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2007
    I wonder if this photo qualifies...
    This assignment is too similar to Specular Light.
    I must be missing something here. :D

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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2007
    Small Aircraft Crash
    Was on my way home tonight when I noticed a fire at the airport, so I turned around to see what was going on. A small aircraft was upside down and burning. Didnt get alot of information except that everyone lived thankfully. I wasnt real happy with my execution as I had better shots but they were blurry or over exposed, heres a few that werent bad.

    #1

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    #2

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    #3

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    #4

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    Hope these qualify for assignment.
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2007
    Antonio,
    I wonder if this photo qualifies...
    This assignment is too similar to Specular Light.
    I must be missing something here. :D
    If this picture is fresh, it does:- )
    If not, it don't:-)

    Yes, this assignment is similar, yet different. We're looking for the light source being the main subject of the picture, not just an itty-bitty part of it. Check the Douglas entry, or this one (old) of mine.
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2007
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Was on my way home tonight when I noticed a fire at the airport, so I turned around to see what was going on. A small aircraft was upside down and burning. Didnt get alot of information except that everyone lived thankfully. I wasnt real happy with my execution as I had better shots but they were blurry or over exposed, heres a few that werent bad.

    Hope these qualify for assignment.

    Great entries, very cool photojournalism! thumb.gif
    I'd suggest to contact a local newspaper and offer them a copy (don't forget to charge:-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seen Registered Users Posts: 2,639 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2007
    douglas wrote:
    Was on my way home tonight when I noticed a fire at the airport, so I turned around to see what was going on. A small aircraft was upside down and burning. Didnt get alot of information except that everyone lived thankfully. I wasnt real happy with my execution as I had better shots but they were blurry or over exposed, heres a few that werent bad.

    Hope these qualify for assignment.

    Wow!! Those were some very lucky people. Great captures on the run!!

    Virginia
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2007
    Thank you Nik and Virginia.
    Here is one from today.

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Thank you Nik and Virginia.
    Here is one from today.

    Another great one! thumb.gif
    What is this place?
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    A weak entry
    It's not a sun, it's not a moon, it's not a star...
    it's only a frigging comet:-)

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    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,330 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    Just got back from Cancun. Man was spray painting these pictures in the street near Punta Cancun. Then he went for the quick dry.

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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Another great one! thumb.gif
    What is this place?

    Thank you Nik.
    It is a small lake close to home.
    I see you caught the comet, very cool photo clap.gif . Ive been out looking but unfortunately its been too cloudy during viewing times.
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    I see you caught the comet, very cool photo clap.gif . Ive been out looking but unfortunately its been too cloudy during viewing times.
    One thing (amongst many others:-) SoCal is good for: clear skies 24x7 most time of the year.
    Not many chances for dramatic sunsets or crepuscular rays, but at least comet shots can be taken at will:-) rolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2007
    Evoryware,
    evoryware wrote:
    Just got back from Cancun. Man was spray painting these pictures in the street near Punta Cancun. Then he went for the quick dry.

    Cool entries, thanks!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Just me being weird.....rolleyes1.gif

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Just me being weird.....rolleyes1.gif
    Playing Twoface;-)? mwink.gif
    Nice!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Playing Twoface;-)? mwink.gif
    Nice!

    Lol, ya something like that. Or maybe trying out my diy flash diffusers....headscratch.gif lol
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    OK....home now...I'll play
    Here are a couple:

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    Morning Light

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    How bout through a windshield (just like a tourist)

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    Swartzy:
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Here are a couple:
    Morning Light
    How bout through a windshield (just like a tourist)

    Awesome! thumb.gifclap.gif
    It looks like not only SoCal gets some snow this year :-) :Drolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Thanks Nick....
    I thought this to be a cool light shot as well....Glad the steam was covering up the sun otherwise the shot would have been no good.

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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
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    I thought this to be a cool light shot as well....Glad the steam was covering up the sun otherwise the shot would have been no good.

    Very cool shot, I agree! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2007
    Ice Sculptures
    Waiter On Ice

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    Redwings On Ice

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2007
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Waiter On Ice
    Redwings On Ice

    The second one is not necessarily matching the assignment, but... still pretty cool:-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2007
    Another...then on to the next
    This is really into the light

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    This one isn't as pronounced but it's a cool shot and thought I'd share

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    ok, off to glass now
    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 Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    This is really into the light
    This one isn't as pronounced but it's a cool shot and thought I'd share
    ok, off to glass now

    Great entries! Can't wait what you will come up for the glass with :-) mwink.gifthumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Late entry but ...
    is this any acceptable ?
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Look who's back:-)
    is this any acceptable ?
    Sure, light source is present! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • com3com3 4theriders.com Registered Users Posts: 423 Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    once again, diggin up old assignment threads... took this on a ride. there was a slight fog, and i seen the pic opportunity outta the corner of my eye and slammed the brakes. :D
  • com3com3 4theriders.com Registered Users Posts: 423 Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    one more... made it a "general" picture too, not just a bike pic. :D
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    Com3,
    com3 wrote:
    one more... made it a "general" picture too, not just a bike pic. :D

    Very cool, thanks for the entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Manfr3dManfr3d Likes it bokehlicious! Registered Users Posts: 2,008 Major grins
    edited February 14, 2007
    I say "Into the stage light!" :D

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    “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
    ― Edward Weston
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 14, 2007
    Manf3d,
    Manfr3d wrote:
    I say "Into the stage light!" :D

    Cool lighting! Thanks for the entries!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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