Mini Challenge # 195 Autumn Reflections-RESULTS

wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grinsPosts: 322Registered Users Major grins
edited November 3, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hi, this challenge is titled "Autumn Reflections." The time period is from today to 31 October at 1800 (6:00 PM) MDT. This is my first challenge so bear with me if I make any mistakes.

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Enjoy photographing the fall season,

Steve

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Steve

Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    Any examples of yours?
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    I will get it started. Here are shots from around my home.

    1. Explosion of color

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    2. I'm stuck on you

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    3. High Contrast

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    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • hammy8241hammy8241 Paul Eastleigh, UKPosts: 144Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    Resting in the fallen leaves


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    The damp bring out the Fungi

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    Bring on the Cross - Country Season ( Mud 1 - Shoe 0 )

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    1. Mirror of reds - Dow's Lake Ottawa

    Fall reflections on Dows Lake, Ottawa

    2. Golden lake - someplace in Ontario

    Golden Lake

    3. Pond at fall - Ontario

    Late fall reflections
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,072Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 17, 2014
    This looks like a good challenge. I am sure you will get loads of images on this one! I would like to show what my selection of images would be to enter, but as always, do NOT consider mine for judging.

    1. Mirror Lake, Chugiak Alaska
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    2. Wasilla Lake, Wasilla Alaska
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    3. My Backyard Pond
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 17, 2014
    JAG wrote: »
    This looks like a good challenge. I am sure you will get loads of images on this one! I would like to show what my selection of images would be to enter, but as always, do NOT consider mine for judging.

    ......

    Master photography images Joyce!!!clap.gif

    They are so, so wonderful! I was thinking about you at this time, because I know you like this subject :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,072Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 17, 2014
    travelways wrote: »
    Master photography images Joyce!!!clap.gif

    They are so, so wonderful! I was thinking about you at this time, because I know you like this subject :)

    Thank you Tatiana!
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2014
    Great topic! Here are my entries:

    1. Capturing Autumn (Nikon D300S, Nikkor 70-300)
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    2. Aspects of Gold (Nikon D300S, Nikkor 70-300)
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    3. Pumpkin Meets Shotgun (Nikon D300S, Nikkor 70-300)
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    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 21, 2014
    I just got back from a trip to Vermont where there were amazing autumn colors. But I was taking almost all the photos from the car while it was being driven, so no really artistic photos - just really ordinary fall color pictures while driving along the road.

    I did go to my grandson's house. His significant other is the head park ranger at a Vermont State Park on a lake. Since the park closed after Columbus Day my grandson got a chance to let the dogs run off leash. I was on my scooter, the dogs were running around, and my husband and grandson were walkaing ahead.

    This is a photo of my grandson (on the left) and my husband talking. So it might be a relative autumn reflection

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    It was a beautiful Indian Summer day. The next day it was pouring rain. And I took this photo of the school bus with the Halloween decorations on it.

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    And then I remembered that I had taken a selfie reflected in a grave marker (a new unused one) - so here is a really really different kind of autumn reflection

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    I call it my penultimate selfie
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 23, 2014
    GrandmaR, I love the last one! It must have been beautiful in VT--I have spent lots of time in ME but never once have set foot in Vermont.
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 23, 2014
    Yes - Vermont was one of three states I had never been in. I still have yet to visit Idaho and Oregon. It was really beautiful.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • mud390mud390 Major grins Posts: 219Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 24, 2014
    A few Fall themed pictures I took last weekend. The leaves are just starting to change here so subject matter is limited. Ironically enough, these were actually downtown. All three were taken with a D80, 35-70 f2.8.

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    Kris
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,458Administrators moderator
    edited October 24, 2014
    Acadia Autumn
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    Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75


    Pinhole Leaf
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    Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75
    Nick W., Smugmug Hero, I believe has a similar shot of this


    Backlit Vine
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    Canon 5D3, Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS @200mm, 1/400, f/4, ISO 200
    My Smugmug
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  • SnowOwlMoonSnowOwlMoon Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 24, 2014
    Hello--

    I am new to the forum, and I love a challenge! Here is my photo of "Autumn Reflections". Taken with a Nikon d5000 and a 200 mm lens.
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 27, 2014
    I love autumn! Here are three older shots:

    Williamsburg
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    Iris in Autumn
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    Apple Leaf

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 27, 2014
    Selflection
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • MooseKillerMooseKiller Big grins Posts: 29Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 29, 2014
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    First time competing, but figured why not... I'm trying to get up the courage to post images publicly!

    Constructive feedback welcome!
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,693Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2014
    1. Autumn Colors (at Winterthur)
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  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Posts: 322Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2014
    Mini-Challenge #195, Autumn Reflections, is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. You've given me a difficult task of judging with your excellent images.
    Steve
  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Posts: 322Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2014
    The finalists are:

    Life In Focus - I'm Stuck On You. The colorful leaf is sharp against the soft bokeh. This would have been nice cropped vertically as well.
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    kdotaylor - #1, Untitled. I like the varied colors mixed with the in and out of focus areas.
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    travelways - Mirror Of Reds. Good framing of the trees and reflection.
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    redleash - Aspects Of Gold. I like the wavy reflections of fall color in the water.
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    mud390 - #2, Untitled. The red leaf stands out from the nearly monochrome background.
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    David_S85 - Acadia Autumn. An explosion of Autumn color!
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    SnowOwlMoon - Untitled. The image is too small to get the full effect but it's too good to pass up.
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    StueveShots - Iris In Autumn. Love the light in this one.
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    MooseKiller - #3, Untitled. I like the tree trunks holding up the fall leaves ceiling.
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    sapphire73 - Autumn Colors (at Winterthur). Beautiful fall color in these leaves.
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    Steve
  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Posts: 322Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2014
    And the winners are:

    Third Place: SnowOwlMoon - Untitled.
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    Second Place: StueveShots - Iris In Autumn.
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    First Place: kdotaylor - #1, Untitled.
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    Congratulations Kate!
    Steve
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2014
    Excellent work and congrats to the winners. I especially like Kates.

    Phil
    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2014
    Thanks, Wtlwdwgn, for the first place win...nice news to wake up to!
    I enjoyed all of these fall pictures...nice work, everyone.
    I'll have a new challenge posted by this evening.
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,693Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2014
    Congratulations, Kate! Lovely photo!

    And thank you, Steve, for this mini. Fun to see all of the lovely autumn photos in this thread!
  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Posts: 322Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2014
    As this was my first Challenge it was both enjoyable and terrifying at the same time. After I posted my sample image I realized that "reflections" could and did have more than one meaning. It was fun to see the different interpretations of Autumn Reflections. Congrats to all who entered. thumb.gif
    Steve
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2014
    Thank you so much! I was away on a business trip and did not see this until this morning. What a wonderful surprise--and what a great collection of photographs. Congrats to Kate on a deserved win! :D
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2014
    Congratulations Kate, wonderful colors and DOF! clap.gif
    wtlwdwgn wrote: »
    First Place: kdotaylor - #1, Untitled.
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    Congratulations Kate!
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2014
    travelways wrote: »
    Congratulations Kate, wonderful colors and DOF! clap.gif
    Yes a very Bokeh-esque image! clap.gifclap.gifthumb.gif

    Don
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