JAG mini challenge #5...."Playing with light"

JAGJAG PhotomaniacWasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
edited July 1, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
What I am looking for is creative lighting, not professional/conventional light but other light sources. (ie...flashlight, car headlights, light from the fridge, candles...ect.) There must be a main subject in the pic such as person, animal or object that is well identifiable with the odd lighting. This can be rather fun to play with settings and get out of the camera special effects. The light can be harsh or soft...but must be from a non natural source (no sun or moon) and no camera flahes or professional lighting. Have fun and here are a few more rules....

1. Any photo that you took is acceptable (but the image cannot have been in another contest.)

2. ps work ok at a minimum of lighting adjustments or color changes. No artificially made up light. The light must be photographed.

3. Up to 3 images per entry...but they have to be on the same thread.

4. The challenge will run from today, June 20th to July 1 at 12am eastern time (which is June 30th 8pm Alaska time, 9pm pacific, 10pm mountian, 11pm central). Sorry I dont know what the GMT time is for those who are not in USA...but I am sure you will figure it out.:dunno


Here is an example photo done with using the lighting of a swimming pool...
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Comments

  • RisenhooverRisenhoover Big grins Posts: 24Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 20, 2008
    Jack-O-Pepper
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    I put a flashlight behind the pepper. First time posting, hope I did it right.
    Perception is a strange and wonderful thing.
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2008
    Congrats JAG.

    1) Deer in the headlights.

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    2) Welder.

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    3) Starlight and flashlight.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • madiggmadigg Major grins Posts: 123Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2008
    Reason For Lights
    Hey Dad take my photo.

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    The 4th In St Louis

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    The Arch


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  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2008
    Let there be light. . . .
    1. Chaos Over the Lake

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    2. Fire Owls

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    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • mycapturesmycaptures Big grins Posts: 71Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 22, 2008
    Liquid Light
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    Shilowe, getting my masters in psychology,
    photographing mommy to Rayne (5) and Quinlan (baby boy) and wife to Dave.:photo
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GAPosts: 2,115Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 22, 2008
    Glass chess set - painted with a flash light.
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    Unity candle, lit.
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    Several strings of Christmas lights in the box, a shop floodlight on the tree.
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    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • stevesierenstevesieren Big grins Posts: 39Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 23, 2008
    Night Lights
    Lit with floodlights from a house close by. Good thing because I noticed my battery was dead in flashlight.

    Thanks for looking
  • jovittajovitta jovitta Posts: 175Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2008
    sax player
    the blues
    BE YOURSELF FRIENDS WILL LIKE YOU FOR YOUR OWN UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND STYLE
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    Member; NANPA
    Equipment: Canon 5D, 1DS, 16-35 F2.8, 70-200 F4, 580EX Flash, Galen Rowell GND filters, Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, Lee filter holder,Gitzo 2227 tripod & monfotto 3221 tripod, Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead,
    Epson 3880 pro pinter, CS5, Nik software complete edition, Photomatix.
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2008
    #1 Repetitive Candle

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    #2 Zoomed Valkyrie

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    #3 City Lights

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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
  • ppeterppeter Big grins Posts: 25Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 24, 2008
    Liquid Light
    Hello to everyone, this is my first post here. I only discovered this forum after moving from Zenfolio to Smugmug. Seems like a good place !


    Golden Light

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    Flowing Light

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    Multi Light

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    Peter
    Adelaide Sth Aus
    http://ppeter.smugmug.com
  • achambersachambers mudtographer Posts: 255Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 24, 2008
    OK I'll play.
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    Alan Chambers

    www.achambersphoto.com

    "The point in life isn't to arrive at our final destination well preserved and in pristine condition, but rather to slide in sideways yelling.....Holy cow, what a ride."
  • walkingsepwalkingsep Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 24, 2008
    #1) I took a opened up a hard drive and took pictures of using my LCD computer monitor as a light source.
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    #2) I shorted a charged 13mF capacitor using a steel bar
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  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Posts: 940Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2008
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    is the picture showing now? I linked from Smuggy...if not can someone let me know what I'm doing wrong...

    Thanks
    Everyone
    You're only as good as your next photo....
    One day, I started writing, not knowing that I had chained myself for life to a noble but merciless master. When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended solely for self-flagellation...I'm here alone in my dark madness, all by myself with my deck of cards --- and, of course, the whip God gave me." Truman Capote
  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2008
    Midnight ice swimming
    Lit by a single floodlight on the pier.

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    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 26, 2008
    Tentacion wrote:

    is the picture showing now? I linked from Smuggy...if not can someone let me know what I'm doing wrong...

    Thanks
    Everyone

    Yes its visible now.thumb.gif
  • IPsychUIPsychU Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 26, 2008
    My first post on this site, hope it is correct.
  • TokenToken Big grins Posts: 45Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 27, 2008
    first pic i took at night with the new camera, pretty happy how it turned out

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  • synaturesynature redwoodtwig Posts: 189Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2008
    Some work with lights
    I linked to these from my smugmug account and I see the copyrights are showing up. I hope that's ok.

    This is Melzy, looking at a fiber optic lamp while I dance around her with another one.
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    This is lit by itself:
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    This was a guy walking by with some lights one night
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    (wish i could enter more, :-))
    Brandon Smith
    http://synature.smugmug.com/Art/414245
    Brandon Smith
    http://redwoodtwig.com
    Sony A900 with 1.4 85mm prime; A77, and couple other cameras floating around that see less usage. Lightroom, usually the latest version.
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Posts: 372Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2008
    playing with the TV
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    2.
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    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • pankajasundipankajasundi Big grins Posts: 62Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 27, 2008
    Playing with light - yes really!
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  • VelvtRideVelvtRide Clickerette Doofus Lovely CaliforniaPosts: 364Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2008
    Lights of Las Vegas


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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2008
    S'MORES :ivar
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • NitsuaNitsua Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 28, 2008
    Fireworks gone bad.
    I caught a "Box Effect" firework splitting open when it was lit by a friend of ours on a large, hand fired, 4th of July show.

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  • RocketManRocketMan Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2008
    Ok, so its been a while since I joined in on any the challenges here but when I saw this one I thought I'd jump in. Assuming that I understand the rules and these did not have to be taken during the challenge period here's a few taken during the last year.

    If the light source itself can be the subject

    Fire

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    The Mall entrance of the Smithsonian Castle Building at night

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    and from a cruise aboard The Navigator of the Seas a glass flower taken using the ambient lighting when the ship was in "sleep" mode.

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    Rocketman
    http://roadrunes.com
    "It's better to bite the hand that feeds you, than to feed the hand that bites you" - Me :D
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 30, 2008
    Less Than 6 Hours To Go!
    Get Those Entries In!
  • jeffreaux2jeffreaux2 Grinning...and bearing it Posts: 4,762Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2008
    "Business End"
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    "Devine Intervention"
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  • pemmettpemmett Major grins Posts: 507Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2008
    Graceful lady blowing a smoke ring
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    Beauty and the Beast
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    Spinal Fire
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    "Take a moment to capture a memory that will last forever"
    My images | My blog | My free course
  • jrnylstjrnylst tickled Posts: 69Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 30, 2008
    playing with light
    Olympic Spirit (Salt Lake 2002)

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    EXIF: Nikon FM2, 60mm Nikkor lens, 200 ISO Kodacolor Gold, scanned from print

    What Wedding?

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    Way Cool!

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    alias Snowcatcher, but still a jrnylst at heart
    http://snowcatcher.smugmug.com/
  • polmartpolmart Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 30, 2008
    My first participation...
    2 minutes before curtain...
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    Human target
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    Budapest illuminated tree
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    --
    Move along there's nothing else to see...
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 1, 2008
    This Challenge Is Closed!
    I will post the results sometime tomorrow.
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