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Post your best shot from February, and don't forget to vote for your top 3 from the last competition, competition #8:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1186827/0

Attention: Starting this month, a weighted voting system will be introduced. The top vote gets 3 points, the runner up gets 2 points, and the last vote gets 1 point. Please include a short explanation of the reasons for your top pick.

The winner of competition #7: Me (!) with 7 votes! Thanks to everyone who contributed, and especially those who voted for my photo.







Simple rules:

1. Your entry must have been photographed using alt lens or gear.

Canon DSLR using Canon lens is NOT alt.
Nikon DSLR using Nikon lens is NOT alt.
Anything else IS alt, including all mirrorless systems.

2. Your entry must have been photographed during February for this run.
3. One entry per user/month.
4. Your entry must contain your top 3 picks from the last competition. You may not vote for your own photo.

For the voting part, you'll find the competition #8 contributions here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1186827/0

Pick your top 3, and name them in your post.

Please leave the EXIF intact, and copy the following, adding info for your entry.

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Camera body:
Lens:
Aperture:
Filters:
Short note on PP:
Top vote (3p) + reason:
Runner up vote (2p):
Last vote (1p):
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Previous winners:

Competition #1: Snowboarder






Competition #2: Bifurcator






Competition #3: HelenaN






Competition #4: Bobu






Competition #5: Sebboh






Competition #6: Phillip Reeve






Attention: Starting this month, a weighted voting system will be introduced. The top vote gets 3 points, the runner up gets 2 points, and the last vote gets 1 point. Please include a short explanation of the reasons for your top pick.



Mar 01, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Congratulations, Brian!

My top pick last month is Carstenw. The pic is very "painting-like", beautiful, and immediately reminds me of the period and context. Great work!
Pick N°2: Bobu.
Pick N°3: freallikeme

My post, from the Lofoten islands on an early morning; NEX 5N and Zeiss ZM 18. Very basic, standard PP only




  NEX-5N    ---- lens    1/20s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  



Edited on Mar 14, 2013 at 07:31 AM · View previous versions



Mar 02, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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Congratulations Brian! Well deserved!

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Camera body: Nikon D800
Lens: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-R
Aperture: ~f/5.6
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Desaturate, increase contrast
Top vote (3p) + reason: Gary Clennan, nice landscape shot on its own, but that climbing figure is the cherry on top.
Runner up vote (2p): Bobu
Last vote (1p): twoeyes
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Mar 02, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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Congrats to Brian - i would have voted for that shot also if i'd had anything to submit last month.

Getting out a bit now, recovering from back surgery. The X10 is a good walkaround companion.

A stretch of road close by my house. Its got a nice curve to it, but somehow i struggle to find the right angle to properly do it justice. My latest attempt, and probably my best so far:








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Camera body: Fuji X10
Lens: Integrated Fujinon
Aperture: f/6.4
Filters: None
Short note on PP: All in LR - B&W conversion, clipped blacks, boosted shadows and recovered highlights. Light grad ND in software to darken the sky a touch. And a bump of clarity to bring up the texture.
Top vote (3p) + reason: Carstenw - Excellent, well balanced image, with a large aperture used to to enhance rather than define the composition.
Runner up vote (2p): twoeye - a typical Nordic scene, well captured.
Last vote (1p): Taylor Sherman - Catching the moment. Priceless.
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Mar 02, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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If I can just find a way to lock this thread, I've got it made! Wealth, fame, ...


Mar 02, 2013 at 09:59 PM
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DSC06251.jpg by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr

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Camera body: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Sony SEL16F28+UWA
Aperture: f/8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: LR4 "Blue High-Contrast Filter" B&W preset, then a little bit of shadow and highlight coloring.
Top vote (3p) + reason: alwang. Love the mood. The photo puts you "there" but in a slightly strange-feeling way.
Runner up vote (2p): twoeye
Last vote (1p): carstenw
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Mar 03, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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And congratulations Brian!


Mar 03, 2013 at 02:37 AM
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Congratulations Brian!

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Camera body: Nex 5N
Lens: Contax G Carl Zeiss Sonnar 90mm 2.8 (g90)
Aperture: F8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: LR: Major Crop and straightening. Only used about half of frame.Opened shadows and cut highlights as much as possible. Shot was taken directly into setting sun.



Vote 1. ) Twoeye - A good demonstration of the craft of photography.
Vote 2 ) Briantho
Vote 3 ) Philber








Mar 03, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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1. Briantho - love the light.
2. Two eye
3. Gary C.

nex-7 with leica 60mm macro elmarit-r at f/2.8 and iso800.




Mar 03, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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Congratulations Brian!


Taken during a cross-country ski trip in Trondheim:

Langåskjølen nature reserve by Helena Normark, on Flickr

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Camera body: Sony RX1
Lens:
Aperture: 13
Filters: Polarizer
Short note on PP: I started with a B&W preset in Lightroom and made some minor adjustments after that.
Top vote (3p): twoeye. Great composition, light and mood, and I have a soft spot for harbour type photos...
Runner up vote (2p): tsdevine
Last vote (1p): sebboh
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Mar 03, 2013 at 11:23 AM
 

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Dove by briantho, on Flickr

I used burst mode on the NEX in hope of getting one good shot of the dove as it took off from its nest, which is that hole in the wall.

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Camera body: NEX-7
Lens: Contax Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2
Aperture: f5.6
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Cropped and adjusted shadows, colors etc.
Top vote (3p) + reason: xbarcelo - Nice view, I like the light in the photo, lighting up the mountains in the background.
Runner up vote (2p): carstenw
Last vote (1p): twoeye
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Mar 04, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The alt monthly competition #9


Really nice!


Mar 04, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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Arco by Johann D, on Flickr

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Camera body: 5DII
Lens: Contax Zeiss Distagon 25/2.8
Aperture: ~f4
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Cropped to square, two GND, vignette reduction
Top vote (3p) + reason: alwang- In my mind this switches from a moon-lit to bright day light shot. Mystical!
Runner up vote (2p): twoeye
Last vote (1p): Gary Clennan
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Mar 04, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The alt monthly competition #9


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Camera body: NEX-7
Lens: Leica Elmarit-M 24/2.8
Aperture: f2.8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Cropped to correct my imbalance and then converted in SFX, sharpened slightly in JPEG conversion
Top vote (3p) + reason: carstenw- I think the most impressive things about the image are the use of limited DoF to give it apparent depth and the feeling of a space in transition- not easy tricks to pull off in a single still frame. Overall, it's a beautifully rendered image of a space that shouldn't have been allowed to decay. I would like to see it larger.
Runner up vote (2p): tsdevine- This was a tough call for me, and carsten only won out because I love the subject matter in his photo. I'm not big on falling water shots, but I can appreciate a good one for what it is. Great mood, good timing with the fog, love the deep greens and reds on the black rocks. Even the decaying leaves look beautiful.
Last vote (1p): Gary Clennan- it's a good, interesting single frame, nicely shot and processed, but I feel like I'm getting half the story. I think it would've had greater impact if you had pano'd down to the bottom of the falls.
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Mar 13, 2013 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The alt monthly competition #9


briantho wrote:
The winner of competition #7: Me (!) with 7 votes! Thanks to everyone who contributed, and especially those who voted for my photo.


Congrats, Brian. It's a lovely shot. Beautiful colors.



Mar 13, 2013 at 03:21 AM
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Congratulations briantho for winning the last competition!

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Camera body: Leica M9
Lens: Summicron 2.0/28mm
Aperture: ~f5.6
Filters: none (only UV/protection)
Short note on PP: slightly cropped, LR: WB, contrast, saturation
Top vote (3p) + reason: tsdevine (great place, perfect soft light)
Runner up vote (2p): twoeye
Last vote (1p): jpeter
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Mar 13, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The alt monthly competition #9


A few days left and still on page one?


Mar 27, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The alt monthly competition #9


Low turnout this month it seems


Mar 27, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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Congrats Brian, beautiful photo.

My votes for #8:
1)Gary Clennan
2)briantho
3)tsdevine




Mar 27, 2013 at 09:28 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The alt monthly competition #9


serhan, you need to post a photo to vote! Go check your library for your best of February.


Mar 27, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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