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    Photo Assignment: Weekend 11/17/07

    OK, it's an assignment, and one can't have an assignment without a few rules. Please review these simple yet crucial guidelines for this week's photo assignment:

    • Photos must be shot this weekend: Fri, Sat, or Sun.
    • You must provide the EXIF information if asked (we'll help you, if you'd like to know how to get it).
    • No photoshop alteration (we're looking to improve your skills with your camera, not software).
    • Your photograph must adhere to the theme, which will be described below.
    • Post only one photo per post, so that commentary can be easily provided for that photo. You may post more than one photo, but try to keep it to a handful.
    • We encourage you to creatively title your photo so it can be referred to later.
    • Post your photos in this thread only. Do not start a thread in reply to this assignment. Please post your photos no later than next Wednesday.
    • And, the most important rule: have fun! We're looking to spread the joy that many of us derive from taking pictures, particularly ones that tell a story of some kind.


    This week's theme: "Triangle"

    It doesn't take a geometry teacher to recognize a triangle. This three-sided shape is arguablly one of the most basic and recognizable forms. It is also, by definition, two-dimensional. Sure, you can find a triangle and take a picture of it, but where's the sport in that? Can you find something triangular (not pyramidal) in your composition or subject matter?

    It's Friday. Go nuts.

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    ...and on first glance, it all seemed like such an ease.

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    This weekÔÇÖs theme: ÔÇ£TriangleÔÇØ


    Links to the Photo Assignment threads:

    11/10/2007: Harmony

    11/03/2007: Pure & Simple

    10/27/2007: Open Wide

    10/19/2007: Shadow of a Doubt

    10/13/2007: Group Dynamic

    10/06/2007: Blue

    09/29/2007: Evolution

    09/22/2007: Balance

    09/15/2007: Where I Want to Be

    09/08/2007: A Long Way to Go
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Oh! Goodie! I get to be the first!

    So do I win?

    Taken this morning at work (ok, so it was a slow day)

    Self portrait taken with my P&S Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W100

    "Hand Made Triangle" Ha Ha!



    Ok, so technically its not that great, but I thought is was a fun idea.

    RM

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    So do I win?

    Taken this morning at work (ok, so it was a slow day)

    Self portrait taken with my P&S Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W100

    "Hand Made Triangle" Ha Ha!



    Ok, so technically its not that great, but I thought is was a fun idea.

    RM
    Actually, I think this is very cool on a number of levels. As Statdawg points out, you've got triangles in your ring. Your face fits perfectly within and the exposure is surprisingly good. The flashes on P&S cameras really work wonders sometimes. . . .

    Imaginative interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    Actually, I think this is very cool on a number of levels. As Statdawg points out, you've got triangles in your ring. Your face fits perfectly within and the exposure is surprisingly good. The flashes on P&S cameras really work wonders sometimes. . . .

    Imaginative interpretation.
    Indeed. Quite an interesting shot (techically and otherwise). Triangles are everywhere: ring, between the hands, between the fingers, creases in the palms (short life line, though--just kidding ), and I'm sure more I'm not seeing. Very cool pic to start off the weekend! Nice job Rocketman.
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    Just checking...would a picture of three Brits count as a trianglo?

    If it does, I'm going to need a bigger box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    Just checking...would a picture of three Brits count as a trianglo?

    If it does, I'm going to need a bigger box.
    maybe you should think outside the box? (or get smaller friends ? Ha Ha!)

    RM

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    That's acute.
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    Hi-Viz Triangulation

    Last edited by SNC1923; 11-18-2007 at 01:14 AM. Reason: embed exif

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    Perfect! I was just now thinking about triangles on motorcycles then this pops up! Nice! at first glance I had thought of suggesting that having the background fully black would have improved the scene, but then again seeing just a tad of some other parts of bike gives a better sense of "contectedness" to the lights.

    RE: the technical aspects of my photo, my thought had been that by moving more to the right( of the photo) I could have gotten the framing a little better by not having the blinds on one side keeping the shot more open in the background and then opening them some to get some side-lighting on my face to give it more depth. Also getting the lines in the ceiling centered such that they would recede into the background evenly on both sides (which might add one more triangular aspect to the whole). I was pleased with the idea as I said and for my first shot it did come out nicely centered re: my face within the triangle. Guess I'll just leave it after reading the responses. And yes I was kinda hoping it might be an interesting start and maybe give folks a sense of adventure (and perhaps inspiration, if I'm not being too bold!) for this weekends theme.

    RM

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    Ahhh Triangles...got lots of those everywhere. They make the world go square. I think this is somewhere around 135mm at f5.6, but I forgot to look actually. New camera and stuff. I took a billion pixels trying for some depth of field and still reduced clutter, but settled for this. What do you think of the triangle with the green eye. I love this digital film...'ya use it, 'ya still got it...

    Lets call it "Ahhh Triangles".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    And yes I was kinda hoping it might be an interesting start and maybe give folks a sense of adventure (and perhaps inspiration, if I'm not being too bold!) for this weekends theme.
    Mission accomplished.

    (The inspiring part, not the bold part!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    Ahhh Triangles...got lots of those everywhere. They make the world go square. I think this is somewhere around 135mm at f5.6, but I forgot to look actually. New camera and stuff. I took a billion pixels trying for some depth of field and still reduced clutter, but settled for this. What do you think of the triangle with the green eye. I love this digital film...'ya use it, 'ya still got it...
    There was a model train manufacturer of my childhood called "Triang", is this one of theirs as that would add a whole dairylea* of extra cred.

    *ref to a triangular packaged cheese spread, always advertised as, "adds goodness to bread".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    Ahhh Triangles...got lots of those everywhere. They make the world go square. I think this is somewhere around 135mm at f5.6, but I forgot to look actually. New camera and stuff. I took a billion pixels trying for some depth of field and still reduced clutter, but settled for this. What do you think of the triangle with the green eye. I love this digital film...'ya use it, 'ya still got it...
    Cjack,

    Beaucoup triangle! What a great shot. What is your new camera (forgive me for asking if you've already told us). The quality of light in your shot is beautiful, very even and smooth. You compose the shot in such a way to maximize triangle exposure. Very nice.

    If you look at the image as bisected by the train tracks, the lower half is much busier and more interesting than the top half. I wonder if this were shot from a slightly lower angle? Just a thought. What you have accomplished here is very effective, and as I said, a really technically excellent photo.

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