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The alt monthly competition #22
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · The alt monthly competition #22


Another month, another competition...

Post your best shot from March, and vote for your top 3 from competition #21:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1277826/

Last month's winning contribution was the moody dark photograph by Gary Clennan. Congratulations!







Simple rules:

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

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

2. Your entry must have been photographed during March 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. 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.

For the voting part, you'll find the competition #21 contributions here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1277826/

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
Competition #7: briantho
Competition #8: twoeye
Competition #9: Bobu
Competition #10: Sebboh
Competition #11: twoeye
Competition #12: bobbytan
Competition #13: HelenaN
Competition #14: Ulff
Competition #15: Bobu
Competition #16: Phillip Reeve
Competition #17: Sebboh
Competition #18: Phillip Reeve
Competition #19: carstenw
Competition #20: Gary Clennan

Good luck!



Apr 01, 2014 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The alt monthly competition #22


I actually used my camera in March so I can finally post a photo... nothing special, but at least I get to vote this month...

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Camera body: Sony A7R
Lens: Contax Zeiss 35mm f1.4
Aperture: f8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Basic adjustments
Top vote (3p) + reason: cyra - I like the scene, grand background and good subject composition.
Runner-up vote (2p): Bobu
Last vote (1p): Ulff
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Apr 01, 2014 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The alt monthly competition #22


Congratulations Gary! I thought your shot was fantastic and weren't you just saying you thought you would never win? Very well deserved. Here is mine from last month.

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Camera body: Canon 5D MKII
Lens: Zeiss ZE 100 MP
Aperture: f4
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Almost none, just tweaked exposure in LR and cloned out some crap floating in the water
Top vote (3p) + reason: Ulff this shot evokes such a strong feeling. I can't fully describe it, but to me it is excellent art
Runner-up vote (2p): Bobu, such an unusual and compelling image. I wish I had two first place votes. I think any other month this would have been my first place vote.
Last vote (1p): Philber - I love the composition and symmetry another shot very worthy of a first place vote.
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Apr 01, 2014 at 07:42 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The alt monthly competition #22


Congrats, Gary Clennan!

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Camera body: OM-D E-M1
Lens: Zuiko 50-200mm f2.8-3.5
Aperture: f3.5
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Processed/edited in LR 5.3
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - Strong visual impact. Unusual image/content.
Runner-up vote (2p): Gary Clennan - Beautiful landscape/sunset.
Last vote (1p): cyra - Interesting backlit capture and story teller.
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Edited on Apr 02, 2014 at 12:47 AM · View previous versions



Apr 01, 2014 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · The alt monthly competition #22


Here's my best for the month. I know it may not be something super unique, but I love it. The competition here is always so tough....







Camera body:Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: Fuji 56mm f/1.2
Aperture: f/1.2
Filters: None
Short note on PP:Almost nothing. Slight curves adjustment and a slight crop
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu. Simply gorgeous, with the shutter speed the perfect length to get some motion while keeping the ice crystal clear. Something about the simplicity here really speaks to me
Runner-up vote (2p):Ulff - such a great composition and wonderful B&W conversion
Last vote (1p): Gary Clennan - beautiful colors and light



Apr 02, 2014 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The alt monthly competition #22


Sony a7
Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4
shot at f/1.4
B&W Circular Polarizer
contrast and color adjustments in cs5



votes:
1.) Gary Clennan (p1)- great colors and composition
2.) Cyra (p1)- I love the human element in the foreground with the fantastic scenery
3.) Bobu (p1) A well executed landscape with an interesting subject.



Apr 02, 2014 at 02:03 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The alt monthly competition #22


In the continuing quest to simply not lurk: cemetery through chainlink. Tough B&W conversion, but there was no question it needed to be that way.

Camera body: 5DmkII
Lens: Contax 35-70
Aperture: f/3.4
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Lots of messing to get the right pop...and still working it through.

Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - surreal image, great lighting and composition

Runner-up vote (2p): Taylor Sherman - the gritty b&w fits the image perfectly

Last vote (1p): HelenaN wonderful mood and composition










Apr 02, 2014 at 04:01 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The alt monthly competition #22




Camera body: Sony A7r
Lens: Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f2
Aperture: f11 (I think)
Filters: None.
Short note on PP: Remarkeably little, details on the shoot here
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu, man but that's a cool image. Both abstract and real at the same time.
Runner-up vote (2p): Ulff. Love the lines and the lighting but the cloud makes it perfect
Last vote (1p): Philber



Apr 02, 2014 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · The alt monthly competition #22


Here is mine from March. I was playing with the 85 ZF and a 12 mm extension tube in the garden.







EOS 5D II
Zeiss Planar 1.4 85 mm ZF plus 12 mm tube
Aperture f 1.4 or 1.7
Handheld, no special processing.



Apr 04, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · The alt monthly competition #22


Congrats Gary, well deserved.
I really have nothing from march, but this is something I guess



Camera body: Fujifilm X-T1
Lens:Fuji 18-55
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: some light processing in LR & converetd to B&W using Silver efex
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu, because I like it better than all the rest (and it is an amazing image)
Runner-up vote (2p): Helena
Last vote (1p): Taylor Sherman

Edited on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:46 AM · View previous versions



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · The alt monthly competition #22




Camera body: Sony NEX 5
Lens: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2
Aperture: f/2 (pretty much stuck here, it's the sweet spot for the lens)
Filters: none
Short note on PP: Processed in Google Picassa, because I'm an impoverished college student
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Top vote (3p) + reason: Al Wang; it is so hard to add a mood to macro-photos involving animals, lovely shot!
Runner-up vote (2p): Bobu; the shot is so mind-bending, love the subject and the approach!
Last vote (1p): Gary Klennan; a very different approach than my photography that I appreciate a lot, really has a lot of depth and interest.



Apr 06, 2014 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The alt monthly competition #22







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Camera body: Sony A7r
Lens: Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/6.3
Filters: -
Short note on PP: Minor adjustments in LR.
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu, possibly a cliche icelandic subject, but a very well executed photo: colors, light and composition is perfect.
Runner-up vote (2p): Ulff, a very strong graphical image.
Last vote (1p): sebboh
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Edited on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:41 PM · View previous versions



Apr 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · The alt monthly competition #22









Camera body: Fujifilm X-T1
Lens: 55-200
Aperture: 5.6
Filters: None
Short note on PP: I ran it through Silver Efex to get a little more tonality out of the scene.
Top vote (3p) + reason: cyra - I've never seen anything like it, the scene just pops.
Runner-up vote (2p): 15bit
Last vote (1p): Ulff



Edited on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:15 PM · View previous versions



Apr 10, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The alt monthly competition #22


People, please use the established format to post your information. When I count the votes at the end of the month, it helps alot if everyone has used the same format. Also please use exact FM usernames when voting. For instance, a vote for "Boris" may get lost when I count the votes for "Bobu".

This is it. Simply select the text between the lines below, right click, choose copy, and then paste it (right click/paste) in to your post when writing it. Thanks.

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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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Apr 10, 2014 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The alt monthly competition #22


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Camera body: Sony a7
Lens: Canon FD 28-85 f/4
Aperture: f/8 IIRC
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Cropped to a longer perspective to lose the portion of the statue base still in the sunshine, color contrast adjustment in CEFX Pro 4
Top vote (3p) + reason:Taylor Sherman- moody and beautiful
Runner-up vote (2p):Philber- nicely composed and shot
Last vote (1p): cyra- lovely light and interesting subject
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Apr 10, 2014 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · The alt monthly competition #22


Hey Gary, recall what you wrote last month:

Gary Clennan wrote:
Congrats Carsten. You guys are too good - I give up.


This is one time I am happy to say "I told you so"



Apr 10, 2014 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The alt monthly competition #22


Free ride by AlexTheodin, on Flickr


Camera body: Sony A7
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG (Nikon F mount)
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: The most work was the preparation of the shot, i.e. to agree on the skiers path, so i can prefocus and precompose as its a manual lens. Than it was just crop and resize
Top vote (3p) + reason: Ullf
Runner-up vote (2p): cyra
Last vote (1p): bobu



Apr 14, 2014 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The alt monthly competition #22




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Camera body: Sony A7
Lens: Leica 21/3.4 Super-Elmar M ASPH
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: curves
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - stunning
Runner-up vote (2p): cyra
Last vote (1p): Ulff
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Apr 14, 2014 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · The alt monthly competition #22



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Camera body: Sony A7
Lens: Canon nFD 2.8/20
Aperture: f/11
Filters: none
Short note on PP: shadows and higlights
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - wow! Great colors, contrast and composition
Runner-up vote (2p): cyra - great dynamic
Last vote (1p): Ulff would have been No. 1 if it wasn't retouched
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Apr 14, 2014 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The alt monthly competition #22


Frozen puddle







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Camera body: Fuji X10
Lens: Integrated Fujinon
Aperture: f/4
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Contrast, levels, cold white balance, all in LR
Top vote (3p) + reason: Cyra - great light, landscape and foreground action. I want to be there.
Runner-up vote (2p): Ulff - I love these geometric shots
Last vote (1p): Bobu - if you're going to do a cliche, you have to get it perfect. Like this.
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Apr 17, 2014 at 04:15 PM
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