Assignment #27: Straight Up

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited June 15, 2009 in Assignments
Well, I guess we all got some R&R on triangles. It's time to get something more advantageous again.

This week's theme is straight up.

It means - get your camera, point it to the skies and shoot. Chances are, you would only get the skies. But you can also get: clouds, trees, skyscrapers, canyon walls, ceiling or, maybe, the bottom of the car (that is, if you're in the pit:-).

In any case, that's the idea. What you get out of it - it's up to you:-)

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

Let's shoot straight up! :-) :wink
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Wow, it's been awhile
    since I've played. So....this is up albeit not straight up as I'd have to be in the water Laughing.gif

    BTW...this taken just a few days ago...will go for more this week.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    since I've played. So....this is up albeit not straight up as I'd have to be in the water Laughing.gif

    BTW...this taken just a few days ago...will go for more this week.

    Very cool shot! thumb.gif

    But it does not count ne_nau.gif
    1) old :-(
    2) not straight up :-(

    I'll be looking for more from you! iloveyou.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Oh my neck hurted for a while looking so much up :)
    One inside, the other outside !
    :D
    I need an angle view finder !!!
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Antonio,
    One inside, the other outside !
    :D
    I need an angle view finder !!!

    Great, thank you very much!
    #2 is a truly nice picture.

    As a piece of advice: set your camera on timer, lay it flat on the gound (on a mat/piece of clothing), press the shutter and step back a few yards - or not, if you want to take a cool self portrait mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Great, thank you very much!
    #2 is a truly nice picture.

    As a piece of advice: set your camera on timer, lay it flat on the
    ground
    (on a mat/piece of clothing), press the shutter and step back a few yards - or not, if you want to take a cool self portrait mwink.gif
    Nikolai.
    You know it's not that simple.
    Let me explain why I think so:
    1. Camera on the ground: I've done it (rolleyes1.gif) and it doesn't work well because of the point of focus, unless you calculate it and switch it off on the lens before taking the picture.
    2. A self portrait: No never. I am very ugly in that position. I'm too old for that. I have to take care of my image :D.

    Tips
    1. Lay on the grass if it is not wet.
    2. Get a tree or a lamp and the trails of a plain. ( I almost got one this afternoon )

    Cheers thumb.gif
    But here you have two more
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Antonio,
    ...it doesn't work well because of the point of focus, unless you calculate it and switch it off on the lens before taking the picture...

    You're saying you're NOT shooting full manual? eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif :cry

    JK! iloveyou.gifrolleyes1.gif

    Thank you for your extra entries! thumb.gif
    Hope you'll get more over the weekend... deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    You're saying you're NOT shooting full manual? eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif :cry

    JK! iloveyou.gifrolleyes1.gif

    Thank you for your extra entries! thumb.gif
    Hope you'll get more over the weekend... deal.gif
    136443415-Ti.jpg
    Date Modified 2007-03-16 19:06:06 Date Taken2007-03-16 18:10:28 CameraCanon EOS 20DExposure Time 1/250 Aperture f/4.0 ISO 200Focal Length 20mm*1,6 Flash flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode Exposure Program aperture priority Exposure Bias 0 EV Exposure Mode auto White Balance autoColor Spaces RGB
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    Date Modified 2007-03-16 18:53:19 Date Taken 2007-03-16 10:23:02 Camera Canon EOS 20D Exposure Time 1/20 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 100 Focal Length 16mm*1,6 Flash flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode Exposure Program shutter priority Exposure Bias 0 EV Exposure Mode auto White Balance auto Color Spaces RGB

    (The other way we used to EXIF was much better)

    The weekend ? I don't think I can shoot on Saturday. But on Sunday ... You will see ...mwink.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Some straight up shots
    01: Newly born leaves:

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    02: Self-portrait with 70-200L f/2.8 IS USM:

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    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,293 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Kitchen Lights
    Just got home from out of town and checked the forum. Since I was already at the table, and too tired to go anywhere else right now, thought I'd see how this looked.
    iso 400
    F/3.5
    18 mm
    1/250
    no flash
  • vandanavandana Major grins Registered Users Posts: 373 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2007
    Spring - shot straight up at some branches with a fish-eye, taken today

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Dave,
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Just got home from out of town and checked the forum. Since I was already at the table, and too tired to go anywhere else right now, thought I'd see how this looked.
    iso 400
    F/3.5
    18 mm
    1/250
    no flash

    Welcome to the class! clap.gif
    Thanks for the entry! thumb.gif

    BTW, no need for the EXIF unless somebody asks for details, we're casual here mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Vandana,
    vandana wrote:
    Spring - shot straight up at some branches with a fish-eye, taken today

    Thanks for the entry! thumb.gif

    I would have never guessed it's a fish-eye ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman . Registered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Orangutan at the National Zoo

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    Tim
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Tim,
    Orangutan at the National Zoo
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    Nice entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • gmonkehgmonkeh Reverb Photography Registered Users Posts: 312 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Thought I would join in the fun, not quite "straight up" but up none the less.

    Shot at the Bremerton Marina waterfront.

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Some more from today.
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    More ? Tomorrow ! rolleyes1.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    GMonkeh,
    gmonkeh wrote:
    Thought I would join in the fun, not quite "straight up" but up none the less.

    Shot at the Bremerton Marina waterfront.

    Nice shot! thumb.gif
    Yet how about the straight up one? mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Antonio,
    More ? Tomorrow ! rolleyes1.gif

    Thanks! thumb.gif
    I like the dead branch one! clap.gif

    BTW, the first two are "red crosses" ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thanks! thumb.gif
    I like the dead branch one! clap.gif

    BTW, the first two are "red crosses" ne_nau.gif

    The dead branch is not dead. :D
    It is a plant which produces grapes. (what's the English for that ?)
    You can see the back side of my house - shot on purpose for you - where they grow.
    They grow attaching themselves to the wood structure.
    The red cross is on our left.
    Spring is coming. So, in a few weeks, all will be covered with leaves producing shades.
    Then we will be seated underneath ...mwink.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,293 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Another try #1
    Couple of more tries at straight up shots
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,293 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Another try #2
    Up the chimney
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Dave,
    Thank you for the entries!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Registered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Up the chimney

    awesome shot
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  • Art ScottArt Scott Have PASSPORT will TRAVEL WICHITA, KS USARegistered Users Posts: 8,959 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Antonio....that would be a GRAPE VINE...

    here are MINE straight ups:
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,168 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Art Scott wrote:
    Antonio....that would be a GRAPE VINE...

    Yes Arthur. That's what it is ! clap.gif
    I knew that it should be grape something ... rolleyes1.gif
    thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2007
    Art,
    Art Scott wrote:
    Antonio....that would be a GRAPE VINE...

    here are MINE straight ups:

    Cool shots, thanks!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • DRabbitDRabbit Artsy-Fartsy Type Registered Users Posts: 181 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2007
    Okay... first time I'm participating :)

    Shot this today... a favorite spot of mine, and I just found out today they are chopping all these down to build houses :(

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    Exif:
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    Date: 17.03.2007 13:48:34
    Aperture: f 8.0
    ISO: 250
    Shutter speed: 1/2500 s
    EV ±0,00 EV
    Program: A - Aperture-priority auto
    Flash: Not fired, Compulsory flash light
    Zoom: 17.0 mm Real
    Amy :D
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2007
    Amy,
    DRabbit wrote:
    Okay... first time I'm participating :)

    Shot this today... a favorite spot of mine, and I just found out today they are chopping all these down to build houses :(


    Exif:
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    Date: 17.03.2007 13:48:34
    Aperture: f 8.0
    ISO: 250
    Shutter speed: 1/2500 s
    EV ±0,00 EV
    Program: A - Aperture-priority auto
    Flash: Not fired, Compulsory flash light
    Zoom: 17.0 mm Real

    Great shot, thank you!thumb.gif
    It's sad they are taking them down...
    Le Corbusier once said: "I can build another house, but I could never rebuid that tree"
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • DRabbitDRabbit Artsy-Fartsy Type Registered Users Posts: 181 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Great shot, thank you!thumb.gif
    It's sad they are taking them down...
    Le Corbusier once said: "I can build another house, but I could never rebuid that tree"

    Thanks!

    It IS sad... I posted about it here too (with another photo). Though I was shocked, I really shouldn't have been. It happens too much around here eek7.gif
    Amy :D
    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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    Olympus e620: Zuiko 14-54 f/2.8-3.5
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Registered Users Posts: 3,469 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2007
    A few straight up
    Watchtower at Grand Canyon East entrance- Desert View vista taken today.

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    Almost Straight Up

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    Weeping Rock- Zion National Park- Taken Thursday

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    And a tree shot- from Sunset Crater National Monument- taken today

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