Mini 136--"the best camera

lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote GrinnerRegistered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
edited February 12, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
is the one that's with you".

You've heard the saying before no?

We've all been there, we run out of the house without our hefty cameras only to find "THE shot of a lifetime" waiting to be shot and there goes our chance at a cover on "National Geographic", so you do what you can, you shoot with the camera that's with you.

So let's have it--post your best photos of shots taken WITHOUT A DSLR.

Some examples

Cellular
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2.
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Polaroid 195 land camera
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4. Film 35mm--bonus points if self-developed, as is this one (which explains the oddity:)
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If it's a film camera, polaroid, holga, fuji instanx, 35mm etc. just tell us what it was shot on please.

I just want to see what we are all capable of when put on the spot and without the reliance of our fancy shmanzy dslrs.

You have two weeks--Challenge will close on February 11th, that's a Saturday @7:00 p.m. EST.
Can't wait to see what you post!

More on Mini-Challenges rules and explanations here: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=205082
Liz A.
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2012
    Fun! Thanks, Liz...
    Bill Banning

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  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Registered Users Posts: 1,991 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    Wow that is a challenge. because I nearly always have a dslr with me. But here are some from my Blackberry cellphone.
    Pacific Ocean Sunset at Jenner California
    Chris K. NANPA Member
    http://kadvantage.smugmug.com/
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    As a direct result of repeatedly seeing this saying on the DGrin Street/PJ forum, I picked up a Panasonic LX3 to keep in my pocket:

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    "Don't Leave Home without One"... :D


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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    New Year's Eve, 2003 (3 Megapixel Point and Shoot)
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    First Tattoo Anticipation, 2003 (3 Megapixel Point and Shoot)
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    Northern Europe, 1981
    35mm Agfachrome, Digitized w/DSLR (1:1 macro on light table; B&W conversion in Photoshop, 2010)
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    Bill Banning

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,550 moderator
    edited January 27, 2012
    ok I just gotta show this one but please do not concider if for anything. This was taken one day with my cell phone last fall. I was suprized it came out so well from the droid, but I made my hubby stop the car to get the shot as who could resist?!
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  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    Terrific theme, Liz! This will be fun.
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    iPhone-Hipstamatic
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    Sony P&S
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    Sony P&S
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    1 Grand Tetons with a Canon G10

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    2 Alien with a Sony 717

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    3 Bill with some kind of Sony.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited January 27, 2012
    Whoa!
    A great mini-challenge theme, Joyce!

    Looking just at what's been posted so far and looking through old point and shoot/film shots from my archives is making me wonder what I'm doing with so much $$$ tied up in higher-end equipment. ne_nau.gif
    Bill Banning

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  • kungalooshkungaloosh Big grins Registered Users Posts: 53 Big grins
    edited January 27, 2012
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    Icy Day

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    Oil Slick

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    In the parking lot

    all of these were taken with my Iphone just in my hometown to and fro from work.
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2012
    I guess, technically, I could enter any of my photos, since I still don't have a DSLR. But in the spirit of the competition, I'll post these from my first P&S - Kodak Easyshare C743.

    Rainbow
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    2 Bottles
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    3 Twisted
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  • doobdoob I Shoot Film Registered Users Posts: 68 Big grins
    edited January 28, 2012
    shot with a holga.

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  • PattiPatti Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,576 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2012
    Great theme Liz.

    Leica M4P - can't remember what film I used. Starbucks on my way to work

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    G9 P&S Buffalo May 2008

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    Very old Canon P&S - Amsterdam 2006

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    The use of a camera is similar to that of a knife. You can use it to peel potatoes, or carve a flute. ~ E. Kahlmeyer
    ... I'm still peeling potatoes.

    patti hinton photography
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2012
    Canon Powershot S95
    Brilliant idea! I've often been out walking with my dog and stumbled across a scene that I wanted to capture; or have seen an image that needed to be taken - now. And there I'd be with no camera in hand or it was too much of a pain to dig out the big DSLR, flash, etc. for that one picture. So, last year I bought a small Canon Powershot S95. Now it stays out where it can be grabbed quickly or tucked into my jacket pocket for those early morning pooch walks.

    When we were at the Acadia shootout a couple of years ago, Mark Meunch used one and said he was very happy - so that was good enough for me.

    I have since added an iPhone to my camera collection, but still prefer the detail provided by the S95. So, here goes:

    #1 Snowgirl - Hoover's early morning walk
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    #2 Snowgirl - Last year's birthday cupcake
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    And finally,
    #3 Snowgirl - A macro
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    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
    http://www.imagesbyceci.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ImagesByCeci
    Picadilly, NB, Canada
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2012
    Nice shots, Ceci--love the cupcake!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • The Curious CamelThe Curious Camel Peace Always Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2012
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    minolta 3.3

    I hope I did this right.

    Bunch Beach Fort Myers Florida
  • SeascapeSSeascapeS SandiZ Registered Users Posts: 814 Major grins
    edited January 29, 2012
    Love this!

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    SandiZ
    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
    http://sandizphotos-seascapes.smugmug.com/
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2012
    iPhone Fun
    These are for sharing only please. Thanks. :D

    Yes these were all shot and edited 100% on my iPhone 4

    Trained
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    daisies
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    Totem
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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Registered Users Posts: 2,099 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2012
    1. Into the Woods

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    Shot on Kodak Ektar 100 35mm.

    2. Park Bench with Abandoned Jeans.
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    Shot on Kodak Tri-X 400

    3. The Freddy-Sue* Bridge, in Winter
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    Samsung TL500 P&S, edited with Topaz Adjust.



    *Several years ago the aging Troup-Howell Bridge that spans the Genesee River was replaced and the new bridge named after two of Rochester's famous natives, thus the Frederick B. Douglass - Susan B. Anthony Bridge. Radio wits quickly shortened that to the Freddy-Sue.
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Registered Users Posts: 142 Major grins
    edited January 31, 2012
    1. Canon G10

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    2. Casio p&s

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    3. Canon Powershot D10

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  • threecubedthreecubed Big grins Registered Users Posts: 29 Big grins
    edited January 31, 2012
    Fun challenge! A couple of past pictures immediately came to mind when I saw this. Here are my entries, both from mediocre cell phone cameras.

    What a flight!
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    Taken on my old Blackberry

    Quiet Day at the Lake (Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri)
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    Taken on my LG G2x Android phone
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited January 31, 2012
    Loving the participation so far!
    It's exactly as I had hoped.
    Keep them coming--11 more days.

    Thanks Sandi for the email re: the time.
    Just a clarification--the mini challenge ends on 02/11/12 @ 7:00 p.m.

    Thank you to all who have entered and I'm waiting for more entries.
    Liz A.
    _________
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 794 Major grins
    edited January 31, 2012
    Well, I don't have a DSLR (Yet...) so I won't use photos taken with my main camera.

    1. From my old cell phone
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    Several years ago I drove through Sequoia on the way home from a weekend at my grandma's house... I had my "main" camera with me but UGGG!!! I had left the memory card in my computer at home!!! I shot pics with my even older cell phone until it almost died. I left just enough juice to be able to turn it on in an emergency should something happen on my long drive home.... here are a couple from that trip...

    2.
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    3.
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    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited February 1, 2012
    is the one that's with you".

    So let's have it--post your best photos of shots taken WITHOUT A DSLR.

    Can't wait to see what you post!


    I'll end up forgiving you, Liz, but you have caused me no end of
    frustration. I dug out my first digital camera, a Sony DSC-S85 - and
    took it for a few runs. I remember, now, why I never liked that
    camera .

    I haven't had so many misses in years. The camera is s_l_o_w.
    Moving subjects are so far out of the frame by the time the photo
    is taken they're in a different ZIP code. Sometimes I don't know
    if the photo was taken because the camera emits only a soft
    beep unhearable unless in a padded room.. I stand there continuing
    to press on the shutter button. It take longer to warm up when
    turned on than my grandparent's Atwater-Kent radio.

    The camera has a nice Zeiss lens and takes good macro shots,
    but I lost interest in taking photos of flowers and snails and
    crawling and creeping things a long time ago.

    I'll submit something, but I can't wait to embrace my fancy-schmancy
    Nikon dslr again.
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Registered Users Posts: 10,980 Major grins
    edited February 2, 2012
    I know Archive images are allowed here but since the "Best Camera" with me is always a
    GF2 w/20mm 1.7. I just went and shot some new stuff, if that's OK :D

    Liz will however attest to the fact that they are different from my usual

    LightShadowFlower-XL.jpg

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  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited February 2, 2012
    bfjr wrote: »
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    I love this one. Fresh!
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2012
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    I'll end up forgiving you, Liz, but you have caused me no end of
    frustration. I dug out my first digital camera, a Sony DSC-S85 - and
    took it for a few runs. I remember, now, why I never liked that
    camera .

    I haven't had so many misses in years. The camera is s_l_o_w.
    Moving subjects are so far out of the frame by the time the photo
    is taken they're in a different ZIP code. Sometimes I don't know
    if the photo was taken because the camera emits only a soft
    beep unhearable unless in a padded room.. I stand there continuing
    to press on the shutter button. It take longer to warm up when
    turned on than my grandparent's Atwater-Kent radio.

    The camera has a nice Zeiss lens and takes good macro shots,
    but I lost interest in taking photos of flowers and snails and
    crawling and creeping things a long time ago.

    I'll submit something, but I can't wait to embrace my fancy-schmancy
    Nikon dslr again.


    Is it wrong that I laughed when I read this?
    I'm looking forwad to seeing what you come up with :)
    Liz A.
    _________
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2012
    This is a great idea, Liz! The camera I use, when I can't reach (or don't want to carry) my Canons, is my EP-1.

    1. Florida (Wizarding World)
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    2. Sunrise in Norris Campground (Yellowstone)
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    3. Stables, early morning
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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2012
    SeascapeS wrote: »
    Love this!

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    thumb.gif I agree!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2012
    Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
    Great theme idea :)

    i'm traveling and don't have the archive, but I have some that I uploaded to my SmugMug gallery:

    1. Hammock manufacture and shop on the road to Acapulco

    Hammock manufacture and shop on the road to Acapulco  - 17 May 2008 Mexico West coast

    2. Kitchen of a restaurant on the West Coast of Mexico

    Mexico West coast, tradition, culture, life style

    3. Saddle

    Mexico West coast, tradition, culture, life style
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
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