Weekly Assignment #70: Concentric

sherstonesherstone ½ hereVancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
edited March 25, 2009 in Assignments
Welcome to weekly assignment #70. I have been given the honor of starting this one off and choosing a worthy theme to stimulate our minds.
Thanks must go to Nikolai for awarding me the opportunity. :D

Concentric
is defined as: objects that share the same center, axis or origin with one inside the other.
Circles, tubes, cylindrical shafts, disks, and spheres may be concentric. Concentric objects do not necessarily have the same radius.

Use you imagination on this one it is deceptively simple. Concentric does not have to be circles it can be other shapes as well.
Finding something ready made in nature is always a great place to start but if your still buried in snow or can not find something that fits
the theme in the great outdoors then constructing something concentric is acceptable.

I will let Nikolai add any rules or other necessary guidelines, but for the most part just follow the general ones in the sticky index.

My main thought is...
Just get out and shoot something or some things concentric!
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2008
    264297447_44Xaj-M.jpg . 264297274_9SZxv-M.jpg

    Two essais of the same objects. The light is rather different... :D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2008
    264311142_PCFUx-M.jpg . 264319788_YYn9m-M.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2008
    I like this one better than the other one.
    More shades, more nuances...:D more subtle ...
    264322233_CgJiL-M.jpg . .. 264325210_E6ENt-M.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2008
    First thing that came to mind for me was wood...

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    exif
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited March 12, 2008
  • nstamnstam Big grins Victoria, BCRegistered Users Posts: 44 Big grins
    edited March 12, 2008
    Concentric

    My idea of concentric! I saw others made there photos, so I thought I would make mine... hope it can be considered!

    2329544171_8d87cc60b6.jpg

    * Camera Make = Canon
    * Camera Model = Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    * Picture Orientation = normal (1)
    * X-Resolution = 720000/10000 = 72
    * Y-Resolution = 720000/10000 = 72
    * X/Y-Resolution Unit = inch (2)
    * Software/Firmware Version = Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
    * Last Modified Date/Time = 2008:03:12 18:51:39
    * Y/Cb/Cr Positioning (Subsampling) = co-sited / datum point (2)
    * Custom Rendered = normal process (0)
    * Exposure Mode = auto exposure (0)
    * White Balance = auto (0)
    * Scene Capture Type = standard (0)

    Exif Sub IFD

    * Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/400 second = 0.0025 second
    * Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 14/1 = F14
    * Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
    * ISO Speed Ratings = 100
    * Exif Version = 0221
    * Original Date/Time = 2008:03:12 13:09:02
    * Digitization Date/Time = 2008:03:12 13:09:02
    * Components Configuration = 0x01,0x02,0x03,0x00 / YCbCr
    * Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 566484/65536
    Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/400 second
    * Aperture Value (APEX) = 499038/65536
    Aperture = F14
    * Exposure Bias (EV) = -1/3 = -0.33
    * Metering Mode = average (1)
    * Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    * Focal Length = 300/1 mm = 300 mm
    * FlashPix Version = 0100
    * Colour Space = sRGB (1)
    * Image Width = 533 pixels
    * Image Height = 800 pixels
    * Focal Plane X-Resolution = 2304000/582 = 3958.76
    * Focal Plane Y-Resolution = 3456000/874 = 3954.23
    * Focal Plane X/Y-Resolution Unit = inch (2)
  • JayMitchJayMitch Big grins Tulsa, OKRegistered Users Posts: 21 Big grins
    edited March 12, 2008
    More Shells
    I see Nathan beat me to the shell idea, but here is a slightly different take:


    265180777_5WhtF-L.jpg


    --Jay
  • eL eSs VeeeL eSs Vee Beside himself. Outer Los Angeles.Registered Users Posts: 1,243 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    Here is my entry.

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    Lee
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  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins St. Lous, MORegistered Users Posts: 1,535 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    A Twilight Zone Morning
    Or "What are those concentric circles doing on our front lawn?"

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    Exif Data
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  • sfausfau sfau Registered Users Posts: 59 Big grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    took this last week
    264650604_Qqzxu-L-1.jpg

    but i can't decide which one i like the best

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    sfau wrote:
    264650604_Qqzxu-Th-1.jpg

    This one :Dthumb.gif
    However, you should try to get some more detail from the brightest areas...
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • sfausfau sfau Registered Users Posts: 59 Big grins
    edited March 13, 2008
    This one :Dthumb.gif
    However, you should try to get some more detail from the brightest areas...

    give me another 6 months of playing around and i'll get back to you. think you're right about the better photo.
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  • sfausfau sfau Registered Users Posts: 59 Big grins
    edited March 14, 2008
    thought i would try again...
    this one i took this morning

    265605459_eELJH-L.jpg
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  • GuppyGuppy 13 year old grinner IdahoRegistered Users Posts: 30 Big grins
    edited March 15, 2008
    recurring spheres
    266109604_ehXyU-L.jpg

    exif:
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  • NateWagnerNateWagner Major grins St. Petersburg, FLRegistered Users Posts: 142 Major grins
    edited March 15, 2008
    264297447_44Xaj-M.jpg . 264297274_9SZxv-M.jpg

    Two essais of the same objects. The light is rather different... :D

    I like the first one the best, although that may be because I am a sucker for slightly darker photos. I also like the angle and the reflection of the spoons more in the first photo.
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2008
    NateWagner wrote:
    I like the first one the best, although that may be because I am a sucker for slightly darker photos. I also like the angle and the reflection of the spoons more in the first photo.

    If you are a sucker for slightly darker photos start to count me as second sucker:D
    bowdown.gifDthumb.gif
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  • Van IsleVan Isle Major grins Victoria, Vancouver Island, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 384 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2008
    My take:

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    First try on a weekly assignment, too! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    .
    Two essais of the same objects. The light is rather different... :D
    Antonio,
    thank you for the entry!thumb.gif
    I like the first one better clap.gif , 2d one is kinda bland...ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    spb13 wrote:
    First thing that came to mind for me was wood...
    exif
    Interesting idea, Sean! thumb.gif
    However, I think the crop should be MUCH tighter to express the concentricity...deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    nstam wrote:
    Concentric
    My idea of concentric! I saw others made there photos, so I thought I would make mine... hope it can be considered!
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Considering the fact Sean defined the subject fairly loosely, I think this will fly just fine mwink.gif Light is a bit harsh though...ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    JayMitch wrote:
    I see Nathan beat me to the shell idea, but here is a slightly different take:
    --Jay
    No worries, Jay, it counts! thumb.gif
    Like the lighting! clap.gif And how did you manage to hang it in the mid air? headscratch.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    eL eSs Vee wrote:
    Here is my entry.
    Lee, thank you!
    Nice entry, cool metal! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    jeffmeyers wrote:
    Or "What are those concentric circles doing on our front lawn?"
    Exif Data
    Interesting... However I must say despite the cool PS work the theme is not well pronounced here... "Concentric" would be the last thing on my mind if I saw a giant eyeball on the corner of someboy's front lawn... Too much of a house, maybe? headscratch.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    sfau wrote:
    but i can't decide which one i like the best
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    I think I like the first one more. I don't mind blown out areas at all, they deliver the conept iof the scorching heat outside. The second one looks overcooked...ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    sfau wrote:
    this one i took this morning
    Damn you have a hard life:-)
    Cool idea,thumb.gif but the execution is sub-par ne_nau.gif
    In all fairness, glass is hard to shoot well deal.gif
    Please check Ken's MA#1 material, it may give you some thoughts...
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • JayMitchJayMitch Big grins Tulsa, OKRegistered Users Posts: 21 Big grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    No worries, Jay, it counts! thumb.gif
    Like the lighting! clap.gif And how did you manage to hang it in the mid air? headscratch.gif

    I must confess, it was sitting on a roll of black gaffers tape which I cloned out and then added a shadow. Lighting was a SB600 through an umbrella placed high and a bit to the right, with a reflector placed to the left.

    --Jay
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    Guppy wrote:
    recurring spheres
    exif:
    Thank you!
    The theme is here, thumb.gif but the light... argh... "Harsh and muddy" are the first things that come to mind...ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    Van Isle wrote:
    My take:
    First try on a weekly assignment, too! thumb.gif
    Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    We got a few problems here, though..headscratch.gif
    1) it's not advisable to post any true-to-life color pictures of ANY currency in a public forum deal.gif
    2) I can't see the theme here no matter how hard I tryne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    JayMitch wrote:
    I must confess, it was sitting on a roll of black gaffers tape which I cloned out and then added a shadow. Lighting was a SB600 through an umbrella placed high and a bit to the right, with a reflector placed to the left.

    --Jay
    Nicely done, WTG! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins St. Lous, MORegistered Users Posts: 1,535 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    Interesting... However I must say despite the cool PS work the theme is not well pronounced here... "Concentric" would be the last thing on my mind if I saw a giant eyeball on the corner of someboy's front lawn... Too much of a house, maybe? headscratch.gif

    Yeah, I know. I was just having fun. FYI, the eyeball is NOT photoshopped into the image. It's actually there in the backyard.
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