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Pick your favorite image from July, 2017 and vote for your top 3 from Competition #61 here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1498546/

The winner of last month's competition, in a runaway, was Ulff with 33 points. This is Ulff's fourth win, and is well deserved for this shot:






In second place, with 16 points, Phillip Reeve:






And mr.bmonroe takes third place with 8 points:






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 July, 2017 for this run.
3. Your submission must be posted by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, August 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 #61 contributions here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1498546/

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
Competition #56: bobbytan
Competition #57: Luvwine
Competition #58: OleAndre
Competition #59: Frogfish
Competition #60: Ulff



Aug 11, 2017 at 01:46 PM
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Congrats on your 4th win, Ulff!

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Camera body: Olympus E-M1.2
Lens: 300/4 PRO + MC14 TC
Aperture: f8.0
Filters: None
Short note on PP: LR CC minor tweaks
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - interesting scene and perspective
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy - Dramatic skies/landscape
Last vote (1p): dbehrens - Nice seascape, halos notwithstanding
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Aug 11, 2017 at 05:54 PM
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Congrats to Ulff, still really enjoy that shot.

Was playing around with shooting this Nikkor and Rollei 50's. Occurred to me how large the clear aperture of the f/1.2 was, so thought I'd try and shoot through it. Bit challenging capturing a rolling baby through a rolling lens on a soft bed, but paid off for this one.

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Camera body: A7II
Lens: Rollei Planar 50mm f/1.8 on a TAP
Aperture: f/1.8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Basic levels in ACR & crop for framing.
Top vote (3p) + reason: Sebboh - Great B&W landscape, great balance and lines.
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy - Great light.
Last vote (1p): Retrofocus
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Aug 12, 2017 at 05:55 PM
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Congratulations to Ulff, and also to Phillip and MbMonroe! Well done and well deserved!

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Camera body: Sony A7RII
Lens: Zeiss Otus 28
Aperture: f:2.8
Filters: None
Short note on PP: minor cropping/straightening, minor adjustments to exposire/contrast/highlights
Top vote (3p) + reason: Bobu - Great picture of a great scene. Vintage Boris!
Runner-up vote (2p): Frogfish. Remarkable insight into everyday life
Last vote (1p): Duckmancgy. Such a lovely, loveable picture
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This month was one of the most difficult ones for me in terms of whom to vote for, or rather, whom not to vote for in spite of cracking shots. Aoplogies to Dave, John, retrofocus, Jordan, Derek.... really sorry....




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Aug 12, 2017 at 07:10 PM
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Congratulations Ulff, stunning image. How did you capture it? Tripod in the front of the metro train?

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Camera body:A7r
Lens:Loxia 21
Aperture:11
Filters:Can't remember, maybe an ND
Short note on PP: Bought up shadows and contrast in colour efex pro
Top vote (3p) + reason:Bobu - Just breathtaking, great scale with the countryside in the background
Runner-up vote (2p):dbehrens
Last vote (1p): Duckmancgy
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Aug 12, 2017 at 07:24 PM
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Congrats Ulff, Phillip Reeve and mr.bmonroe, strong set of images from last month!

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Camera body: Xpro2
Lens: Fujinon 10-24
Aperture: f16
Filters: none
Short note on PP: crop, colour grading, selective D&B
Top vote (3p) + reason: dbehrens - calm scene with nice choice of SS for detail in the water
Runner-up vote (2p): Bobu
Last vote (1p): Frogfish
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Aug 14, 2017 at 02:40 PM
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Camera body: Leica M-Monochrom
Lens: Leica M 24-Elmar ASPH
Aperture: 8?
Filters: ND filter
Short note on PP: Global contrast and some dodge&burn
Top vote (3p) + reason: sebboh - Dramatic b&w landscape with many layers
Runner-up vote (2p): johnahill
Last vote (1p): TNCasual
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Aug 14, 2017 at 04:06 PM
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Congrats to the winners!



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Camera body: Swiss Alpina 4x5" camera with Kodak TMax 100 film sheet
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 210/5.6 Copal lens
Aperture: f/16
Filters: none
Short note on PP: Developed in Rodinal, digitized as two separate photos with Sony A7R and Canon 50/3.5 FD macro lens, both digital images merged in PS. Also made a 11x14" silver gelatin print of the negative which turned out great.
Top vote (3p) + reason: dbehrens: as always a great landscape composition!
Runner-up vote (2p): TNCasual: great abstract with well achieved smoothness
Last vote (1p): sebboh
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Aug 14, 2017 at 06:47 PM
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Camera body: Olympus E-M10
Lens: Leica Summicron-R 50 f/2
Aperture: f/8
Filters: 1 stop ND
Short note on PP: Image was shot using Live Composite. PP converted to B&W, then yellow overlayed, Blacks brought down slightly
Top vote (3p) + reason: retrofocus - Awesome contrast and abstract shape.
Runner-up vote (2p): dbehrens
Last vote (1p): sebboh
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Aug 14, 2017 at 08:31 PM
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Camera body: Sony A7RII
Lens: Zeiss Loxia 2,8/21
Aperture: 5,6
Filters: -
Short note on PP: Minor adjustments in LR
Top vote (3p) + reason: Frogfish - excellent documentary and story
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy - beautiful minimalistic landscape
Last vote (1p): retrofocus - strong graphic comp.
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Congratulations to Ulff, well deserved! Thanks for your votes.



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Filters: -
Short note on PP: WB, Showadows, Lights the usual stuff
Top vote (3p) + reason: Duckmancgy - Awesome scene and great colors
Runner-up vote (2p): dbehrens
Last vote (1p): retrofocus
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Aug 15, 2017 at 01:22 PM
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Can't find much time to shoot, but here it is.

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Camera body: Sony A7ii
Lens: Contax 3.5/100 Sonnar
Aperture: f11.0
Filters: None
Short note on PP: Lots! Contrast, color balance, dodge, burn...
Top vote (3p) + reason: retrofocus strong graphic image nicely composed and processed
Runner-up vote (2p): mathieu18
Last vote (1p): dbehrens -
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Aug 15, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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Camera body: Sony A7 II
Lens: Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS
Aperture: f/16
Filters: Polarizer
Short note on PP:Adjusted tones and colors and softened contrast
Top vote (3p) + reason: Duckmancgy - Wonderful color and mood
Runner-up vote (2p): retrofocus - love the contrast and the composition
Last vote (1p): dbehrens - another lovely landscape
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So many good entries last month.....there were about 6 or 7 shots that all are worthy of recognition.



Aug 25, 2017 at 05:27 PM
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Wow - August is a gangbuster portfolio! And congrats to Ulff for winning last month!

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Camera body:A7r
Lens: Leica WATE
Aperture: f9.5 (most likely)
Filters: B&W KSM CP
Short note on PP:Typical LR/PS adjustments with 2:1 crop

As for last month - this is a tough call with so many really good pics!

Top vote (3p) + reason: Frogfish - great job of making a very cluttered alley into a clean comp portraying everyday life
Runner-up vote (2p): Mathieu18 - great comp/processing. Foreground is a little distracting.
Last vote (1p): Luvwine - nice WF comp. Processing very realistic but I think this would also be a good candidate for more dramatic processing
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Dave







Aug 27, 2017 at 04:43 AM
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Thanks for your votes and comments @John: I was in the front cabin of the metro and pressed the lens on the front window (2s exposure). A tripod wouldn't have worked because of the window reflections.







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Camera body: 5Ds
Lens: Meyer Trioplan 100mm f2.8
Aperture: f2.8
Filters: ---
Short note on PP: some Lightroom adjustments

Top vote (3p) + reason: Retrofocus. I love staircases and this image is especially well made!
Runner-up vote (2p): Bobu. Impressive scenary!
Last vote (1p): Duckmancgy. Love the colors and mood.
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Aug 27, 2017 at 03:47 PM
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Amazing images again this month! In the spirit of participation, I will post another unworthy entry.

Nellie's Falls
Lens: Loxia 21
Aperture F8
Camera Body, Sony A7rii
Post processing--almost all in Lightroom--heavy adjustment in exposure due to using the Smooth Reflections App to take this but otherwise nothing fancy
Filters: Breakthrough Photography Polarizing Filter



Votes:

First place: Retrofocus, for a very well executed and well seen picture
Second place: dberens for a fine landscape, as usual
third place: Frogfish for a great story and shot.



Aug 28, 2017 at 03:26 AM
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Camera body: Fuji GFX 50s
Lens: Hasselblad CFE IF 40mm f/4
Aperture: f/8
Filters: none
Short note on PP: some shadow recovery and highlight recovery to increase DR; a bit of saturation to get as close to the natural scene as I could.

Top vote (3p) + reason: Retrofocus. Well scene, well executed, and just a lovely compelling shot.
Runner-up vote (2p): Duckmancgy. Gorgeous scene, beautiful colors and composition.
Last vote (1p): Bobu. Brilliant setting captured and composed very well.
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Aug 28, 2017 at 09:34 PM
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Congratulations winners. Only vacation photography in July. Last minute rush entry.
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Camera body: Sony a6500
Lens: Sony/Zeiss 4/16-70
Aperture: f/8
Filters: No
Short note on PP: PS CC. Standard processing + Camera Raw de-haze to recover
sky + fine-tuning of perspective + clean up of a couple of minor distractions.
Top vote (3p) + reason: dbehrens. Great capture of an other-worldly landscape
Runner-up vote (2p): Frogfish. Spectacular detail of life in a Shanghai neighborhood
Last vote (1p): sebboh. Dramatic composition with contrast and layers
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Aug 31, 2017 at 08:46 PM
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Just a quick note to apologise for not posting anything this month. We've been planning a trip to Europe (in Lofoten as I write this) and with everything going on I literally hadn't made a shot worth posting - and I even checked my phone

Some lovely work though and so I'm disappointed I couldn't get to vote. Good luck to everyone though !
Cheers, Kevin



Sep 02, 2017 at 06:22 PM







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