Weekend Photography Challenge #435 Pin sharp!

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    • #406496
      Tersha
      Keymaster
    • #406497

      Ear-ring made from the centre of a half crown coin.

      Olympus Om-D Em1ii with 60mm macro lens + 16,, Extension tube + 10mm extension tube + Raynox 250 supplementary lens. Single image, uncropped.

      P5120010

      • #406824
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Really good image David!

      • #407087
        davidc
        Participant

        Can see all the little scratches on Flickr. great shot.

    • #406498

      P3230069

       

      • #406621
        Dorothy
        Participant

        David: i hope one day to have such a unique and fantastic style that everyone would know it was my work just looking at it – LIKE YOU.  if i were rich i would order a print of everything you do, especially this one, the sky color reflection in the water, the starkness of the trees and the ranges of mountains, then…  the light show!  (is it a secret or can you tell me how you got that light on the water?) ok, i’m babbling but this one really struck a cord.  thank you so much for sharing. oh, and pin sharp? you bet. 🙂

        • #406698

          Thank you so much Dorothy!

          There is no secret – I am standing neck-deep in the water with a waterproof torch and a perspex blade light painting tool.

          • #406717
            Dorothy
            Participant

            Good Grief! That is dedication! 🙂

      • #406825
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love this!

      • #407090
        davidc
        Participant

        Looks like some kind of water spirit. Real cool photograph.

    • #406499
      Anonymous

      • #406729
        Andre P.
        Participant

        Excellent juxtaposition

      • #406746
        Lynne Guenther
        Participant

        Love the light, shadows, color, shapes, composition, everything!

      • #406751
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Love this Michael.

      • #406823
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love this, too, Michael!

        • #407091
          Anonymous

          Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. Michael

      • #407092
        davidc
        Participant

        colours to die for. Lovely shot.

        • #407347
          Anonymous

          Thanks, davidc.

    • #406527
      Click
      Participant

      Textures

      Overstimulation

      • #406886
        Preston
        Participant

        So sharp I can make out the cobwebs on the wood! Good eye Click

      • #406962
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Great textures, and definitely sharp!

      • #407093
        davidc
        Participant

        Wood stone and iron, Its like texture through the ages. great shot.

    • #406602
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Stop!

      • #406623
        Dorothy
        Participant

        LeanneC:  Wonderful!  Sharp front to back, even the couple walking in the background!  I love this and amazingly you got the the stillness of the water and all the reflections.  Must have been early in the morning.

      • #407048
        Dorothy
        Participant

        @leannecleaveley: Hey, wait a minute, where is the reflection of the stop sign? everything tells me it should be there but it is not? 🙂

        • #407080
          LeanneC
          Participant

          LOL! Thanks for the kind comments, Dorothy. The line where the real pole stops and the reflection begins, is not where you think it should be. About half of the real pole is below the stop sign, so the reflection is below that. I deliberately cropped it, when shooting, so that the second (reflected) stop sign didn’t show 🙂 You can see green on the bottom part of the pole, where the tide rises and drops.

          • #407257
            Dorothy
            Participant

            Ah, i see. It really doesn’t matter, i love this.  have been around boats and fishing most of my life, it was my Dad’s fault. 🙂  we started fishing off the banks of ponds and Dad worked his way up from a little row boat to a 35 ft deep sea fishing boat he charted out of Dennis, MA (Cape Cod) and we all went along with him. I look at this and it fills me with many memories, thank you.

      • #407094
        davidc
        Participant

        I like the mess of all the rigging. Looks like the boats are hanging from the sky. Lovely 🙂

        • #407403
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks davidc – I actually agonized over how to compose this for that very reason! I used the stop sign as my “anchor” so to speak. On a side note, I never actually saw a boat ‘stop’

    • #406636
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      It’s in the Details

    • #406665
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      This photo is about sharpness and textures.

      View large.  I have also posted this on Flickr.

      • #406688
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Hi John: Yep, opened in separate tab and magnified.  Fantastic job of sharpness and textures.  Sometimes we can’t truly appreciate these photos until we see them up close and personal.

        • #406821
          John Thompson
          Moderator

          Thank you Dorothy.  This must be viewed large to see the texture in the tree.  I usually do not promote my work but I really like this and have it mounted and displayed.  I did that the second day home after taking it.

          • #406888
            Preston
            Participant

            I don’t blame you for blowing your own horn on this one John. The only word I can muster for this is WOW.

            • #406931
              John Thompson
              Moderator

              Hey thanks Preston.  I could have done a better job on composition (rule of thirds) but it is what it is.

      • #406963
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Loved this when I first saw it John!

      • #407034
        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Love the textures – beautifully captured John

      • #407096
        davidc
        Participant

        Hi John can’t see the image!

      • #407182
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Lovely!

      • #407277
        ElinL
        Participant

        Beautiful ! One for the wall.

    • #406672
      Anonymous

      FujiXT20, 23mm lens, f2, 1/2000 iso 100

      Feelings – Manhattan view from old Brooklyn Pier

      Manhattan from The Brooklyn Piers

      • #407097
        davidc
        Participant

        Like the lines of the wood and the black and white. 🙂

    • #406677
      davidc
      Participant

      Bath Abby

      Mid afternoon

      Bath 2018-1-4

      • #406686
        John Thompson
        Moderator

        This is nice.  I was there once but did not have a camera.  Nice and sharp.

        • #407105
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks John. It is such a nice place and they don’t mind people taking pictures.

      • #406689
        Dorothy
        Participant

        davidc: absolutely lovely.

        • #407106
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Dorothy. 🙂

      • #406744
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Beautifully shot (tilt works great) and indeed tack sharp!

        • #407107
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Jasenka. 🙂

      • #407183
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Nice one, fantastic place!

      • #407278
        ElinL
        Participant

        Wow ! This image is as sharp and beautiful !

      • #407338
        chris pook
        Participant

        that’s awesome.

    • #406679
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Gilfach stream

      Gilfach stream

      • #406687
        John Thompson
        Moderator

        I like this Diane.  Were you on a bridge or wearing wadders?

        • #406827
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks John, I was on a bridge.

      • #406695
        Patrick
        Participant

        Nice one , love the bird box on the tree.

      • #407098
        davidc
        Participant

        The kind of place i would like to be in. Lovely photograph.

      • #407279
        ElinL
        Participant

        A lovely image !

    • #406690
      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi Diane: funny John asked that question, it was the first thing that came to my mind as well. 🙂  actually it was second, my honest first thought was, this is lovely i would like to be there, which brought me to the question.  nice sharp photo, the water is so crisp and the moss on the tree limbs is lovely. oh, are those bird houses on the trees on the left bank? that is curious, in such a beautiful place who would think birds would need assistance with housing?

      • #406830
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Hi Dorothy, thanks for the comments. I’m standing on a bridge, and behind me is a hide, for watching birds, Dippers, if I remember rightly. The whole area is part of a nature trail, and an historic farmhouse, so I guess the bird boxes are part of the trail.

        • #406834
          John Thompson
          Moderator

          It looks like a very nice area to spend time Diane.  I am jealous!!

    • #406748
      Andre P.
      Participant

      The subject allows enough to make a sharp image from front to back, left to right, etc.

      • #406865
        Elysia
        Participant

        Love your perspective here, Andre. Great shot!

      • #407099
        davidc
        Participant

        Metal and rust always look good sharp and this is sharp.

    • #406749
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Another kind of vestige

      (I must admit that the background of the landscape is not really sharp)

      • #406977
        Holly K
        Participant

        The framing is attractive — it adds artistry to the photo.

      • #407100
        davidc
        Participant

        Didn’t notice the fields not being sharp to busy looking at the stone work. Good Photo Andre.

    • #406753
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      “Birds in Paris” Tried to capture the birds and street lights in sharp focus while keeping the background soft.

    • #406817
      Patrick
      Participant

      Nice Kent , Those Birds are a great inclusion to this one.

       

    • #406849
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Put into the Shark Tank but possibly belongs here also as it is sharpened to the extreme to get the effect I wanted.

      • #406890
        Preston
        Participant

        For how busy the overall image is, I’m still drawn to her eyes.  Great details

    • #406862
      Elysia
      Participant

      A sharp knife cutting up some sharp cheddar cheese ?

      • #406966
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very ‘sharp’ Elysia! Cool shot.

      • #407045
        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Love this photo and love the play on words for the theme … well done Elysia!

      • #407352
        Elysia
        Participant

        Thank you, Tersha and Frogdaily! It was my first meaningful attempt at a still life shot 🙂

      • #407537
        ElinL
        Participant

        Cool Elysia – cheese looks very sharp indeed !

    • #406891
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Sharp minds within…

      • #406932
        John Thompson
        Moderator

        Graham this is very nice!

      • #406979
        Holly K
        Participant

        This is powerful in black and white.

      • #407046
        Frogdaily
        Participant

        What an interesting place Graham… beautifully captured… well done!

      • #407101
        davidc
        Participant

        Looks real sharp Graham. Good one.

      • #407280
        ElinL
        Participant

        Love it !

    • #406892
      Preston
      Participant

      The real challenge this week was dealing with the light breeze.

    • #406899
      Dorothy
      Participant

      This place is great. Am beginning to see where i lack sharpness in my photos.  Having such wonderful examples here in all the LS Forums i have been able to compare my work and can acknowledge, boy do i need to do some work!  I am going to submit to this challenge as i feel i have managed a fair amount of sharpness.  I call this Wind Blown Trees.wind blown trees

      • #406968
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Oh , I love this Dorothy, beautiful woodland!

        • #407076
          Dorothy
          Participant

          Thank you Tersha. We have a James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area that has an awful lot to offer, from lots of awesome woods to fields of sunflowers and numerous lakes for fishing. I go quite often, it is such a beautiful, peaceful place.

      • #407102
        davidc
        Participant

        Very spooky place nice one Dorothy.

    • #406920
      ElinL
      Participant

      From the land of trolls and fairies

      The land of trolls and fairies

      • #406933
        John Thompson
        Moderator

        Comes a great pic of stone and muted colors.  Well done Elin.

      • #406970
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        So sharp Elin, and a wonderful landscape.

      • #406987
        Patrick
        Participant

        Smashing photo yet again.

      • #407041
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of May 20 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

      • #407047
        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Great shot Elin and well deserved to be recognized in members Pick of the Week!

      • #407103
        davidc
        Participant

        Have a look on Flickr people. It is like a 3D movie set. you can almost step into it. Superb Elin.

      • #407177
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Elin, this is really amazing.   All sharp.    The roadway in the distance is really effective for providing a sense of scale.

      • #407184
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Luvit! Moonscape? 😉

      • #407238
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Wow, it is amazing on flickr David. Wonderful image Elin and I can definitely see a dragon-like face in that large boulder in the top right position. Looks like a character out of Game of Thrones.

        • #407281
          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you for kind comments everyone ! You are right Graham – this spot is not far from where some scenes for The Game of Thrones were shot !

    • #406984
      Holly K
      Participant

       

      • #407179
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Holly, I like the black clock tower design juxtaposed to the black lamp pole!

    • #406985
      Seth L
      Participant

      • #407051
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Seth L: Beautiful.  Seeing the underneath of the bridge, love the detail and the perspective.

      • #407065
        Tom M
        Participant

        Very nice, Seth. What Dorothy said.

         

      • #407104
        davidc
        Participant

        Very cool shot. 🙂

      • #407176
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Seth, this is an excellent shot.   Really works in B&W.

      • #407190
        Seth L
        Participant

        Thanks All! This has been warm welcome to this website!

      • #407282
        ElinL
        Participant

        Super image Seth !

    • #406989
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Well as sharp as fog is I guess?!

      Spring Colours

      • #407054
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Rob Eyers: “Seeing through the fog Sharply” – Well done.  I really like this.

      • #407175
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Very funny take, Rob.    The fallen tree through the fog really is sharp!

      • #407490
        ElinL
        Participant

        Beautiful !

    • #406995
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Small patch of lichen. 100mm macro lens almost 1 ft away from the tree.

      • #407027
        Patrick
        Participant

        Awesome textures.

        • #407036
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks for the comment P71. I would not disagree with it.  🙂  I like the texture too.

      • #407052
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        What’s the record for modifications in a 24 hour period?

      • #407055
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Dave Watkins: Wow. Very cool.  I am amazed at the number of different types of life growing on that tree, more than at the number of modifications. 🙂

        • #407066
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          🙂 Thanks.  I was surprised at how many little dots of green showed up in post. I did not see them while shooting. Lesson learned. Pay attention to the small details at the perimeter of your shot.

      • #407174
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Wonderful – I’m a fan of lichens and bark textures.

        • #407304
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Anne. I like those subjects too. This one not as sharp as original RAW file. I still struggle with retaining IQ after reverting to jpeg and resizing for posting here.

    • #407068
      Tom M
      Participant

       

    • #407071
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      The clouds never lifted off this volcano while we were there. I guess we’ll just have to go back.   🙂

    • #407173
      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Camouflage.   Looks more pin-sharp in Flkr – after about a second to load.

      Camouflage

      • #407189
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Worth the wait Anne, really good camouflage!

      • #407381
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Anne: Wow. Had to wait for Flickr to come back up but glad i kept checking. i did not even notice him at first.  the sharpness is perfect.  not sure i would want to go for a stroll with you if this is what you run across. 🙂  so, 2 things if i may, 1 – what type of machinery is that and 2 – please tell me that is not some kind of skeleton behind his tail under the machine.  Amazing shot.

      • #407540
        ElinL
        Participant

        Great shot Anne !

      • #408110
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Thanks, Dorothy and Elin.    @Dorothy, I hadn’t noticed the white “skeleton”  — I think it’s a piece of shell, not an animal spine.   There were large numbers of conch shells lying on the beaches in various states of decomposition.   Conch farming is an industry in this part of Belize, and locals use them for stews.

    • #407191
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      focus stacking …

      cones

      • #407259
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Hi Tersha: forgive me, what are these? (flickr is down right now so if there is an explanatory title there i can’t see it)

        btw did a search and ended up reading an article by dPS (digital photography school) on focus stacking.

        if it would stop raining around here i would like to get out and try some landscape shots and will now have to incorporate focus stacking.  you can’t see this but i am doing my happy dance (feet tapping around under my desk) i am so happy i came to LS this road of learning has been inspirational and just plain ol’ fun.

        • #407383
          Dorothy
          Participant

          Flickr is back – Cones!  not familiar with these, grew up around the evergreen pine cones, what are these from.  Wow amazing detail on Flickr, i can understand the idea of focus stacking even better now.  very original choice to shoot from this end of the cone, i like it.

          • #407485
            Tersha
            Keymaster

            Hi Dorothy, apparently they’re Uxi nuts, from the Raffia Palm. My partner used some for woodturning, that’s why there’s some hanging about here!
            Looking forward to seeing some of your landscape stacking. 🙂

            • #407535
              Dorothy
              Participant

              Thanks Tersha: That’s really cool.  Well, it is still Raining! 🙁  Have just had an evening of Tornado Sirens and it looks like at least 5 to 6 more days of rain.  Good grief. lol  – I’ll have to get Noah to stop by and pick me up so i can go out shooting.

      • #407283
        ElinL
        Participant

        Impressive work Diane – how many layers ?

        • #407486
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks Elin, I think there were about 10 layers. It was a while ago, I need to do some more.

    • #407309
      Anonymous

      Well, OK, I’ll play.  This is a fifteen image focus stack using Affinity Photo. I only did it to try my hand at a stacked image.

      • #407536
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Nice Craig! Can’t wait to try my hand at this.

      • #408111
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Great images,  @craig and @tersha.    You have inspired me to try focus stacking.

    • #407366
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Desert Spring

      • #407541
        ElinL
        Participant

        Lovely Bruce !

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