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7th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Capturing a unique moment

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by phrenic, May 28, 2012.

  1. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    The Posturepedic Foot
    Oly EPL2 w/20mm 1.7. ISO 1250, 1/20th, @F 1.7

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  2. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    Well, as soon as I heard about it, I knew it would be my submission for this salon.
    The transit of Venus, not to happen again for over 100 years. And to make it more singular, we had clouds, so good shots of the sun were fleeting at best.
    This was taken with a GF1 and the 45-200 @200mm, ISO 100, 1/4000, f8.
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  3. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  4. rdearth53

    rdearth53 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 4, 2012
    Wadsworth, Ohio
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  5. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    I grabbed this shot of Brian Miser "The Human Fuse" during one of his circus performances. I was hoping to grab his silhouette in flames. Taken with the E-P3 and an old manual focus Pentax 135mm lens. I definitely a "unique moment" that I couldn't capture the same way again if I tried.

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  6. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Unreal shot! Any postproduction?
  7. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    This new born was suffering from "omphalocele", a type of abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver, and sometimes, all the other organs remain outside of the abdomen in a sac.

    i was able to take care of her for a few days before her surgery, i was hoping she'd hang on, but it was inevitable.

    patients come and go, while we show genuine passion and empathy, there are others that affect our lives more than anything.

    "gloom and doom" as they say when attachment to clients get personal, but to be born with an early challenge such as this, I can't help but think, she did not deserve it, she should have had a chance to to become whatever she's set herself to do when she grows up

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  8. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    The is 3 exposures with several stops difference. I had to stop way down to get the eclipse to even show through, then a couple of exposures opened up a bit to get detail in the canyon. No real way to capture the canyon and the eclipse in a single exposure with it being as high in the sky as it is here. It appears low on the horizon, but I am down in the canyon (Bryce) looking up.

    So, yes there is some post processing, but this is what I saw as I was shooting it. My goal was to reproduce it accurately.
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  9. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    OM-1 with B&W film. Daughter playing, followed her into the kitchen to find her playing doggy. She looked up at me and panted when I asked what she was doing.
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  10. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
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  11. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Whoops, forgot the close date..(my wife's bday yesterday kept me off the forum :) )

    Contest closed for submissions..I'll go through all the entries and decide on a winner for tomorrow. Nice work everyone!
  12. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Whew, this is a tough one (but I suppose they always are). :smile:

    I loved the astronomy shots..we've been lucky to have some cool solar events this year. And there were some lovely captures of family/pet moments.

    But this was my favourite image of the contest.

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    Congrats to the winner, tanngrisnir3!

    What a great capture..I love the rich textures and shadows of the image. And just the bizarre, surreal runner going through the middle. Just a great juxtaposition.

    (FWIW, it was a very close decision with hypnomatt's entry of the child behind the broken window, linked here https://www.mu-43.com/f48/7th-mu-43...ng-unique-moment-26896/index3.html#post263389 This was an incredible capture with one of the most interesting and gripping compositions I've seen in quite a while).

    Thanks again everyone for participating and can't wait to see the next challenge.
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  13. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
  14. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Agreed. This is my winner too. Congrats tanngrisnir3! !
  15. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    A great winning entry....congrats mate, well done.
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