DGrin Mini-Challenge #133 - TableTop Photography

TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grinsOrlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
edited December 25, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
The new Challenge is "TableTop Photography" in which your subject is a still life
or arrangement of your choice. Though the Official Rules say that the photograph
can be from your archives, I prefer "fresh" shots. The whole idea of a mandate in
something like this is to get you out and shooting on assignment and not rooting
through your old shots to see what fits. But, archive shots are allowable and I won't
check the exif data.

Since I understand that not all of you live in Florida as I do, and getting out may not
be possible, this assignment allows you to stay warm and dry and click away. Submit one
to three images in a single post, but make sure each image has its own title. The winner
will be a single image, and it's possible for one submitter to have more than one image
in the top three.

The Challenge will run from today until Wednesday, December 21st. A bit shorter than
some Challenges, but later that week before Christmas is when I'll be doing my Christmas
shopping...not that I'm a procrastinator or anything.

Here are some of mine to give you an idea:

Mango and Strawberries (still life):

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My Grandfather's Knife (objects):

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A Brush in Hand (whimsy):

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Good luck, and be an active participant with your comments.

Tony
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/

Comments

  • bf2015bf2015 Major grins Posts: 523Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 9, 2011
    I haven't done a lot of tabletop stuff, and I'm just starting a new job, so I probably won't have time to take any fresh shots, but here's what I have.

    Packed in Like...

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    Water's Ready

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    Before the Big Bang (I hope this counts as tabletop...if not let me know :) )

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  • TdcomptonTdcompton Major grins Posts: 212Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 9, 2011
  • PattiPatti Major grins Posts: 1,576Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 10, 2011
    Bored at LaGuardia

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    moo

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    untitled

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    ... I'm still peeling potatoes.

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  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 10, 2011
    I give you my entry.

    #1. You knew someone was going to. I figured it may as well be me.
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    #2.
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    #3.
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  • Quincy TQuincy T from ear to ear Posts: 1,090Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 11, 2011
    I give you my entry.

    #1. You knew someone was going to. I figured it may as well be me.

    I like #1, except it appears there are a couple of highlights on the right lens. As for #2 and #3, the washout from the flash is so obvious it kind of ruins them.

  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Posts: 3,804Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 12, 2011
    You said "table top," and these are all my kind of table top photographs...so new, some old...

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    Thanksgiving2011ZoeyKids0156-X2.jpg



    072211ZOEYNYC0329-X2.jpg



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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 12, 2011
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2011
    1. From the bottom of the sea (Newfoundland, Canada)

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    2. At the restaurant (Bavaria, Germany)

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    3. At the Italian Festival (Ottawa, Canada) * For pork lovers only :)

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  • kwickerskwickers Major grins Posts: 310Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2011
    Table Top Entries
    Hello, I have a couple of these.

    The Cryptex


    The Earth


    Nutcrackers


    Candy Kisses
    Candy Cane Kiss - Three

    A couple with Holiday Cheer ! :D Keith
    Photos.KeithWickersham.com
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,082Super Moderators moderator
    edited December 13, 2011
    1 eternity...
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    2 relics
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    3 wild tulips
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2011
    BLT:
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    Hothouse Tomatoes
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    Catch of the Day
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  • BBstringerBBstringer Major grins Posts: 101Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2011
    I'll give it a try....
    Time for coffee....my Granddad's watch and coffee cup

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    Tie one on...

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    Saddle up...

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    Odd similarities with previous posts but purely coincidental :D
  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 15, 2011
    Ghinson, that sandwich made me hungry. :-)
  • tinamarie52tinamarie52 Major grins Posts: 954Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2011
    Orange you glad there's chocolate?
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    Blue
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    Garden Peas
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2011
    0723-Savannah-Home-320-L.jpg

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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2011
    The current Mini-Challenge -Tabletop Photography - ends at midnight
    this Wednesday (December 21st). Plenty of time to get something
    in.

    "Tabletop" is an indoor sport that can be done any time of day or
    night. It's a perfect way to unwind after fighting the mall traffic.
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2011
    I better get crackin' then! :)
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  • New Hope StudiosNew Hope Studios Big grins Posts: 39Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 21, 2011
    Orange you glad there's chocolate?
    1232178010_zEz8b-M-2.jpg

    Blue
    1232181228_65ksF-M-1.jpg

    Garden Peas
    1232177343_V4SQT-M-2.jpg

    These are stunning! I especially like the peas. :)
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 22, 2011
    BBstringer wrote: »

    Saddle up...

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    Odd similarities with previous posts but purely coincidental :D

    I love this light paint! I had hoped to shoot something similar. This is terrific.
    Wonderful subject matter.
  • TrousersnakeTrousersnake Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited December 23, 2011
    Lamp....
    Here's a lamp image I captured in my basement
  • BBstringerBBstringer Major grins Posts: 101Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 25, 2011
    Thank you
    Froch wrote: »
    I love this light paint! I had hoped to shoot something similar. This is terrific.
    Wonderful subject matter.

    Thank you very much Froch, very kind of you
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