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Post your best shot from February, 2017 and vote for your top 3 in competition #56 here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1473737/

Here are the results from Competition #55:

This month's winner, with a convincing victory, is sebboh with 33 points, for this fantastic shot:






This is sebboh's fifth win. Congratulations!

In second place, with 18 points, Philip Reeve, for this fine shot:






And in third place with 14 points, austinschutz:






Now on to this month's competition:

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Competition Rules

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

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

2. Your entry must have been photographed during February, 2017 for this run.
3. Your submission must be posted by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, March 31, 2017 to be eligible.
4. One entry per user/month.
5. 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 #56 contributions here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1473737/

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
Competition #21: Bobu
Competition #22: Ulff
Competition #23: CronoDL
Competition #24: freaklikeme/Phillip Reeve
Competition #25: retrofocus
Competition #26: Ulff
Competition #27: Bobu
Competition #28: Gary Clennan
Competition #29: juju1958
Competition #30: bobbytan
Competition #31: Bobu
Competition #32: Sebboh
Competition #33: rji2goleez
Competition #34: Bobu
Competition #35A: Bobu
Competition #36: johnahill / Bobu
Competition #37: juju1958
Competition #38: helimat
Competition #39: Phillip Reeve
Competition #40: Gary Clennan
Competition #41: akclimber
Competition #42: dbehrens
Competition #43: Bobu
Competition #44: Bobu
Competition #45: twoeye
Competition #46: dbehrens
Competition #47: twoeye
Competition #48: snowboarder
Competition #49: dbehrens
Competition #50: bobbytan
Competition #51: Bobu
Competition #52: twoeye
Competition #53: Jman13
Competition #54: HelenaN
Competition #55: sebboh



Mar 03, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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Congrats on your 5th win, sebboh!


Mar 06, 2017 at 05:41 PM
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Congrats to Derek, Philip and Austin!


Mar 06, 2017 at 06:26 PM
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Congratulations Derek, Phillip, and Austin all three shots are fantastic.


Mar 06, 2017 at 09:28 PM
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Way to go guys!!


Mar 06, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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Beautiful images, all!


Mar 07, 2017 at 02:26 AM
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Congrats to all the winners! Well deserved!

In February I predominantly shot with my film cameras and only used my A7R to digitize some of my negatives. Below one of my shots which I took with my 4x5" large format camera (lens fully shifted vertically) with TMax 100 film, home-developed in Rodinal (1:50).



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Camera body: Swiss Alpina/Zone VI 4x5 camera
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 210/5.6 lens
Aperture: f/32
Filters: yellow filter
Short note on PP: Film tray-developed in Rodinal, digitized as two separate photos with Sony A7R and Canon 50/3.5 FD macro lens, images merged in PS.
Top vote (3p) + reason: johnahill: eye-catching architectural wide-angle composition!
Runner-up vote (2p): Jman13: excellent B&W composition
Last vote (1p): Phillip Reeve
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Mar 07, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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Camera body: Canon 5Ds
Lens: Olympus 50mm f2.0 macro
Aperture: something between f2.0-f4.0
Filters: no
Short note on PP: almost nothing except cropping to square
Top vote (3p) + reason: bobbytan: love the composition and the reflection of the birds at the bottom
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmangy: like the play with b/w contrast
Last vote (1p): Bobu: so much interesting detail; gets better the longer I look at it
(so many excellent images last month, I could have voted for at least 5 more...)
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Mar 12, 2017 at 03:57 PM
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Congrats top 3, well deserved!

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Camera body: Nikon D750
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Makro-Symmar 90/4.5 HM
Aperture: 4.5
Filters: none
Short note on PP: 3 horizontals, vertically stacked. No pano gear - all done with shift. Shadow/Highlight tweaks. Nothing else.
Top vote (3p) + reason: bobbytan - I have a weakness for symmetry (LOVE the flying flock which only appears in the reflection. if you captured them in the sky and chose to crop them out, you're a genius for taking that risk)
Runner-up vote (2p): johnahill
Last vote (1p): CalW
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Edited on Mar 29, 2017 at 03:34 AM · View previous versions



Mar 13, 2017 at 08:52 AM
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Camera body: Sony A7r II
Lens: Leica M WATE - about 19mm
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: Brought the shadows up a bit, cloned away the gunk from my dirty sensor, and some modest exposure adjustments
Top vote (3p) + reason: sebboh - I love the atmosphere this shot creates and the snow just complements it so well. It really brought me into a time and place
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy - lovely composition, I like the details of the crystal in the snow in the foreground and the tree on the right
Last vote (1p): Bobbytan - lovely composition and amphoral quality, just lovely
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Camera body: Sony A7r II
Lens: Sony 85mm GM
Aperture: f/2.0
Filters: none
Short note on PP: Very slight framing adjustment, standard contrast and sharpness.
Top vote (3p) + reason:Bobbytan. Surreal yet very beautiful atmosphere
Runner-up vote (2p): Frezeiss. Impressive portrait!
Last vote (1p): Bobu: Quality out of junk!
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  ILCE-7RM2    Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM (SEL85F14GM) lens    85mm    f/2.0    1/4s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Mar 15, 2017 at 09:18 PM
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Always fun to look through this thread.
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Camera body: Sony A7II
Lens: ZA 55mm f/1.8
Aperture: f/1.8
Filters:N/A
Short note on PP: Slider's Adjustment in ACR. Unsharp Mask & Slight Saturation Adjustments in PS.
Top vote (3p) + reason: Frezeiss: Love the light and the toning. Wish his feet weren't cut off but it's a nit pick.
Runner-up vote (2p): Benjamin Smith: Really like the ambiance, better framing could have made it a winner.
Last vote (1p): Phillip Reeve: I like it but feels like its missing something. Maybe needs to be darker and more foreboding to fit the environment?
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  ILCE-7RM2    FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens    55mm    f/1.8    1/2500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 17, 2017 at 05:04 PM
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Branches overhanging Lake Washington on a snowy, foggy morning.

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Camera body: A7ii
Lens: Contax N 24-85
Aperture: f8, 1/80, 40mm
Filters:None
Short note on PP: B&W conversion, a little dodging and burning & crop
Top vote (3p) + reason: johnahill great composition and lighting
Runner-up vote (2p): sebboh
Last vote (1p): bobu
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Mar 17, 2017 at 11:41 PM
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This is my first time participating in the alt monthly competition. So, please be kind

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Camera body: Sony A7s
Lens: Nikkor 28 f/1.4D
Aperture: couldn't recall
Filters:N/A
Short note on PP: Used one of the presets in Color Efex Pro (couldn't recall).
Top vote (3p) + reason: Phillip Reeve: It just catches my eye!
Runner-up vote (2p): Sebboh
Last vote (1p): BenjaminSmith
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Untitled by Humble Glory, on Flickr



Mar 18, 2017 at 02:02 AM
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Body: A7rII
Lens: Leica R 180/2.8 apo
Aperture, F 5.6 if I recall correctly
Filters: None
1/30 sec
Short Note on PP: Just lightroom adjustments of white balance, a 1.5 stop GND from left of image, a bit of contrast, NO saturation or vibrance.

This was a tough choice as the light was amazing at sunset on this day--the clouds put on a show for a while but I like this moment as even though the waterfall is a bit more impressive later, the clouds here make it look like El Capitan is on fire. Hope you enjoy it as I sure was happy to be there then!

My votes: 1st place: Bobbytan for a wonderful capture--the birds in the reflection are an amazing touch.
2d place: Frezeiss for using great light and a character filled portrait
3rd place: Jman since I am a sucker for waterfalls




Mar 18, 2017 at 04:01 AM
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Congratulations to winners Derek, Phillip and Austin
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Camera body: a7r2
Lens: OM 100 f/2.8
Aperture: probably f/11
Filters: No
Short note on PP: Photoshop CC, slight shadow/highlight adjustment, resize
Top vote (3p) + reason: phillipreeve: Great atmospheric composition with the mist and frost
Runner-up vote (2p): bobbytan: Inventive and eye-catching composition with the reflectiion
Last vote (1p): sebboh: Another great RX1 shot - love the juxtaposition of warmth and cold
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  ILCE-7RM2    ---- lens    30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 20, 2017 at 09:52 PM
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Camera body: Sony a6000
Lens: Rollei SL Xenon Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm 1.8
Aperture: 1.8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: Not much
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - I have seen shops like this, perfect capture
Runner-up vote (2p): frogfish
Last vote (1p): frezeiss
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It was a cold and rainy day.....






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Mar 26, 2017 at 06:41 PM
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Congrats to Derek, Phillip and Austin!

My submission is McLean Falls from the Catlins, South Island, NZ.
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Camera body: Sony A7r
Lens: Leica WATE
Aperture: Probably f/16
Filters: B&W Kaesemann CP
Short note on PP: Manual blend of 2 exposures to control dynamic range in sunny spots. Then normal LR/PP adjustments.
Top vote (3p) + reason: frezeiss: Fisherman lost in his thought, Jakarta. This is a great portrait that gives you a great story about this person.
Runner-up vote (2p): Close 2nd is bobbytan's cranes (love the flight in reflection!)
Last vote (1p): Duckmancgy (pity the sky was featureless)
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Dave





McLean Falls




Mar 29, 2017 at 03:16 AM
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thanks everybody!

windy day on the slopes II by sebboh, on Flickr

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Camera body: Sony RX1 classic
Lens: Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: my usual toning preset (blue shadows with yellow highlight toning), vignetting added and a bit of clarity
Top vote (3p) + reason: bobbytan, great capture at a tough time for telephoto photography, wonderfully composed
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy
Last vote (1p): frezeiss
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Mar 29, 2017 at 07:19 PM
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Filters: none
Short note on PP: WB and some added contrast
Top vote (3p) + reason: bobbytan - Great Scene, Light, Composition and Timing
Runner-up vote (2p): tsdevine
Last vote (1p): retrofocus
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Mar 29, 2017 at 08:10 PM
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