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Misled
05/13/2016, 04:27 PM
Put your pics here please. Remember the rules.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/jllndmb002/DSC_5375_zpssjduplbk.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/jllndmb002/DSC_5375_zpssjduplbk.jpg.html)

Reef Bass
05/14/2016, 11:01 AM
http://kenbull.photography/content/photos/misc/snowy%20mt%20porch%20wm.jpg

Paul B
05/14/2016, 01:02 PM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh270/urchsearch/Haloween%20snow%20008_zpsjr15eheg.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/urchsearch/media/Haloween%20snow%20008_zpsjr15eheg.jpg.html)

JamesHolt
05/14/2016, 06:37 PM
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/druknar/Edited%20Photos/cubes2_zpshoj0nvlo.jpg

JaYbIrD1969
05/14/2016, 09:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/jbird35/JDS_7209a_zps1e9068af.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jbird35/media/JDS_7209a_zps1e9068af.jpg.html)

IPT
05/15/2016, 03:29 AM
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/cold_zpsytj7wbd1.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/cold_zpsytj7wbd1.jpg.html)

Dkuhlmann
05/15/2016, 04:05 AM
I have no idea what happened to all of my "cold" pictures. This is the only one I can find without making something up. Also the date was incorrect as I had just put a new battery in my camera and hadn't set the date. I had dozens of snow pictures and just can't find them :(

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=350343&d=1463306656

350343

rickztahone
05/15/2016, 09:58 AM
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14715748983_b6a5679e2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oqo4u4)Johnny Rockets (https://flic.kr/p/oqo4u4) by Ricardo Vasquez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/), on Flickr

Misled
05/15/2016, 06:22 PM
Ok, a few comments before I choose. Very nice everybody, love the snow. Jay, the dogs are so cool. They look very happy. Louis, by the reef tank? The blue adds a nice flair. Rick, now I want a shake.

Mine was a pansy floating in a cup of ice. After a couple tries, I looked up what causes the cloudiness in it. It seems it's the impurities in the water so I made that one with RO/DI water.

Anywho, for a winner, I'm choosing James. Very simplistic. Nice use of space. James, pick a subject for next week please.

JamesHolt
05/15/2016, 06:43 PM
Sweet!! Thanks...
Jesse I thought you had sprayed a piece of glass, froze it and pushed it against the pansy..
That shake does look tasty..


Next weeks subject... Looking out/through (like a sniper peeking out)

IPT
05/15/2016, 09:21 PM
Congrats James, nice image. I was going to do something similar and then saw yours so had to regroup.

Jesse the blue is actually from a gelled flash. Trying to get this flash/lighting thing figured out. It's very new to me but I've come across some stunning stuff by others. It's been interesting to experiment.

rickztahone
05/16/2016, 12:44 PM
Congrats James, nice image. I was going to do something similar and then saw yours so had to regroup.

Jesse the blue is actually from a gelled flash. Trying to get this flash/lighting thing figured out. It's very new to me but I've come across some stunning stuff by others. It's been interesting to experiment.

When I have done gel on flash heads, one of my favorite things to do is to do a spotlight or "snoot" and point it behind the subject. It makes for an interesting background and allows you to keep the subject in the natural color. Of course it looks like you wanted to achieve the color as you shot it here, but just giving some suggestions in the future for you.

This is somewhat what I am talking about. In this shot I used a slight gold gel to aim towards the background. I was looking for one specifically where I had red chilis and had a blue spotlight off snoot but can't seem to find it:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/10321653736_02e5270c40_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gJ6b4b)DeLeon Tequila (https://flic.kr/p/gJ6b4b) by Ricardo Vasquez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/), on Flickr

JamesHolt
05/16/2016, 06:01 PM
All of a sudden I feel thirsty...

Misled
05/16/2016, 06:38 PM
Jesse the blue is actually from a gelled flash. Trying to get this flash/lighting thing figured out. It's very new to me but I've come across some stunning stuff by others. It's been interesting to experiment.

When I was setting my shot up, I had a gel in my flash. I was using a item easier to focus on. I took it off for the shot I used though.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/jllndmb002/DSC_5344_zps54wdjsku.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/jllndmb002/DSC_5344_zps54wdjsku.jpg.html)

Reef Bass
05/16/2016, 06:59 PM
Congrats on the win JamesHolt. Nice shot.

I'd probably have gone macro on the rightmost ice cube. Lot of interesting variations there.

Jesse, a rules clarification please. When we did this last, there was a "fresh shot" rule, where the picture had to be shot after the announcement of the topic. It encouraged conceptualizing and executing a shot in line with the theme, versus going through one's catalog of images to select something that fits. Are we still doing that?

Thanks.

Misled
05/16/2016, 07:08 PM
Jesse, a rules clarification please. When we did this last, there was a "fresh shot" rule, where the picture had to be shot after the announcement of the topic. It encouraged conceptualizing and executing a shot in line with the theme, versus going through one's catalog of images to select something that fits. Are we still doing that?

Thanks.

Yes, and I agree this is something that "should" be done. I also chose my winner with this in mind. There's no way we can tell when every shot is taken, but we can make educated guesses. For those that didn't know, yes the shot should be done after the subject has been defined.

JamesHolt
05/16/2016, 08:10 PM
[QUOTE=Reef Bass;24529653]Congrats on the win JamesHolt. Nice shot.

I'd probably have gone macro on the rightmost ice cube. Lot of interesting variations there.

QUOTE]

I had planned on doing a near macro, but for some reason I couldn't get the cold "smoke" to form that day.. (humidity,temp? Not sure)
Normally you open the freezer door and it rolls out, but not when you want it to.

I had a piece of thin plywood jammed in the freezer making a shelf,with the door propped open, and a black tee-shirt covering the plywood..
Tripod and camera stuck close to the freezer and wife going "WTH are you doing??"
Fun,Fun,Fun

Dkuhlmann
05/17/2016, 05:53 AM
What is a "gel"?

rickztahone
05/17/2016, 02:17 PM
Good to know bout "mining". I actually did mine that shot I used so I am glad you guys clarified that.

Dkuhlmann, a gel is simply a piece of paper/plastic that is colored and goes over a strobe/flash. This makes the light color change to reflect the gel being used.

Dkuhlmann
05/17/2016, 06:02 PM
Thanks Ricardo!

jeff240gallon
05/17/2016, 08:09 PM
When are you doing another picture challenge again?


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JamesHolt
05/18/2016, 12:03 AM
Next weeks subject... Looking out/through (like a sniper peeking out)

Keep watching this thread, new one gets put up later in the week..

rickztahone
05/18/2016, 07:06 PM
Keep watching this thread, new one gets put up later in the week..

yup, and James has already given us the assignment:

"Looking out/through (like a sniper peeking out) "

Misled
05/18/2016, 08:25 PM
Remember, think outside the box!!! :)

Misled
05/20/2016, 05:33 PM
"Looking Out/Through" Picture Thread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2580615)