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Dawn
  Dawn
Dawn
1 sec; f20; ISO 400

For Dale's challenge.
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Peter W. Marks
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    For Dale's challenge.
His challenge was to take an image at a shutter speed of 1/4sec or SLOWER which would require a tripod. Jeff used 1/15sec and Beth's was 1/60sec, both which are considerably FASTER than 1/4 (a quarter of a second). My shot was taken at 6.45 am and the sun was just peeping up over the horizon behind the tree.
So, is it I who isn't understanding? I think not, as surely the whole point of the challange was to use a very slow exposure that needed a tripod.

12/17/2012 10:38:19 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I like this image, Peter. It is telling me that you get up early in the am! I gathered that it was anything that you could take on a tripod that would be slower than what you could possible do handheld. The 1/60 of a second would be possible if you had a steady hand but doubt if anyone could handhold very well at 1/15th of a second. I know I couldn't. Colors in the sky are great.

12/17/2012 1:32:59 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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you capture this sun rise very nicely and with out a doubt, you made the challenge, that was ask of us. great job because I know you do not like using a tripod. the tones are beautiful in the sky

12/17/2012 2:11:02 PM

 
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Thank you Debbi and Rita. I had better confess that I used my new monopod but figured that although two legs short of a tripod it would fit in with the spirit of 'not hand-holding'.
Yes Debbie, I am up at around 4.45 every morning but I am asleep by 9.30 at night.
Dale set 1/4 sec as the fastest shutter, so I used a whole second hoping to impress him :0)

12/17/2012 2:28:19 PM

 
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So, there you go, you get deductions for using a single legged tripod, I get deductions for using 1/15 of a second :o)

You may recall my first image for the challenge, it was a 30 second exposure, and I used all three legs of my tripod :o)

12/17/2012 2:40:27 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Love your colors Peter and I'll accept your entry as complete even with the monopod. :>)

By the way, re-read Beth's first paragraph and I think you'll see that her shot was in place of the planned tripod shot because she was not having success. Expect to see her entry soon.

12/17/2012 3:02:55 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Just knew you would have an answer Jeff!
But can I have half a point back for being outside in 29F temp?

12/17/2012 3:03:41 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Uh, how warm do you think it was when is shot the images of the snowflakes???

12/17/2012 9:05:57 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Very nice Peter, although I do think the silhouette of the trees dominates and detracts from the glorious dawn sky a tad.

Depending on how steady your hand is and what focal length is used, a sharp image is achievable at 1/15 sec with the newer vibration reduction systems on lenses manufactured by a quality photography equipment company such as Nikon, Deb...

12/18/2012 8:53:13 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Tony, I had a very similar comment prepared, but decided to take the high road and keep it to myself. I guess I learned my lesson. . . .

12/18/2012 9:03:59 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Thanks Tony. Yes, I could have taken four steps to the left on my front yard and shot straight into the sun but then everything in the foreground would have been under-exposed and in silhouette.
But now let's try a different approach to Pete's photographic rendition of Frances Scott Key's composition-
"O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed.......that our flag was still there"

Shot at 1 sec shutter speed to fulfill Dale's challenge parameter but more glorious still, this Brit's admiration of his adopted country.

.... and this be our motto
"In God we trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"

And if I may quote my own motto "Life is more than just pixels".

12/19/2012 7:51:22 AM

 
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Yep, Jeff, I'm pretty much on the high road with ya! Except I must take a side road to share with all the Phellos a quote that I came across not too long ago that pretty much says it all. " Having a Nikon doesn't make one a better photographer....it simply makes him a Nikon owner".

And leaving this thread at that, I just want to let Pete know that this is a lovely sunset and when you have a lovely sunset to look at, do you really need to open up the shadows in the trees or eliminate them totally?

12/19/2012 10:24:55 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Yep, Jeff, I'm pretty much on the high road with ya! Except I must take a side road to share with all the Phellos a quote that I came across not too long ago that pretty much says it all. " Having a Nikon doesn't make one a better photographer....it simply makes him a Nikon owner".

And leaving this thread at that, I just want to let Pete know that this is a lovely sunset and when you have a lovely sunset to look at, do you really need to open up the shadows in the trees or eliminate them totally?

12/19/2012 10:25:20 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I didn't put this in twice for effect. Thought I didn't send the first one because I got a BP pop up page that said they were having difficulties so I sent it again. They are probably loading EP's from the last few days. Sorry.

12/19/2012 10:27:34 AM

 
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Peter, I am late to this one. I like your colors in the photo and I think your monopod should count. Just for the record, I did not use a tripod on Dazzles picture as I was laying flat on the floor in front of her. I haven't done one for the challenge yet and am having major difficulties tonight trying to get any pictures up on the site.

12/21/2012 4:32:20 PM

 
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Beautiful Peter! This image gives me a peacefull felling and reminds me of growing up in the mid-west. :)

12/22/2012 3:39:03 PM

 
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