SiJ 2018 - Day One.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Yes as you wake from your celebrations it's time to find the camera and start SiJ18. Post your images to this thread and I'll keep the next daily thread posted. Enjoy and persevere.
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  2. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Thanks, Bill! I know I won't beat any of you Aussies to the first image, but the camera's already set up for some just-after-midnight shots ... :p

    I'm looking forward to the fun!

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  3. Well, I shan't be going out again so its Happy New Year from me, and from Toby, who was permitted an early outing after being made to remain indoors all evening whilst fireworks were happening.

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  4. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Rookie

    Aug 31, 2017
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Sorry Matt, but the first image posted is just a record shot.

    Today's planned shooting involves a body and lens that rates as seriously NOT compact (>3kg!), but all is not lost - here is the LX100 that I won't be using for the challenge, as seen by the new LX100 that I picked up cheaply in the Boxing Day sales. I'll replace the broken screen when I get around to it and then my wife can have the spare.:cool:

    LX100, 1/50s @f/2.8

    Ignore the date the photo was taken - I swear I took it today, not tomorrow. I have now adjusted the date on the new LX100 :oops:

    I look forward to seeing other folk's more interesting contributions after I return from lugging the wrong camera around today.
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  5. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Rookie

    Aug 31, 2017
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Corrigendum - second image.

    I think kyteflyer and I posted almost simultaneously, but as Newcastle is a couple of degrees East of Melbourne, her post was processed first.
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I usually start a SiJ with shot(s) of our Golden Shower tree. Usually it is semi bare but our wet and mild spring saw it lose very few leaves and it is already in blossom.

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  7. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Happy New Year to all! Wishing you Health, Happiness and hopefully a little Wealth as well in 2018!

    All I know is that it appears I'm # 4 or 5 depending on whether that was a record shot or not. :D

    This is my new dog's first Christmas and New Year. She's a bit confused as to what the hullaballoo has been about since Dad set up that big tree that doesn't smell like a real tree downstairs.

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  8. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Happy new year, everyone!


    This is Jack (or Jaqueline ... not sure) but sHe's one heck of a smart turtle and a bit of a poser as well. Not bad for the old fart on the other side of the glass who's desperately trying to figure out how to use the %&[email protected]# camera on his sillyphone.
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    So, I have a shoot list and had taken a shot for today on my morning constitutional when I came across this gentleman sleeping off last night's excesses.

    Too good to miss...
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  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Last night’s empties.
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  11. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Happy new year everybody . For the 1st shot I thought I would try out my Lee 15 stop nd. I've had it about a year and confess this is only the second time I've
    used it. Sorry to say I find the setting up of the XPro2 and filters for long exposure photography a bit of a chore. I think I'm probably just lazy and impatient.
    This was a 4 minute exposure . I also had a 3 stop nd grad on board. Not the results I was hoping for. All totally under exposed, this was the only frame out
    of 6 worth working on. Probably won't be using filters a lot in 2018.

    24560876337_de552b24f8_b.jpg DSCF2456 by Garry, on Flickr
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  12. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2017
    Happy New Year everyone!

    What better way to start off the SIJ using a portrait lens than with a portrait... :biggrin:

    Camera and lens: Panasonic LUMIX GX85 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8

    My daughter the ever patient model as she ate her lunch...

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  13. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    After the clearance of the early morning rain I was able to walk down the estuary to a subject I've photographed before.

    Wood and stone Ricoh GXR with A12M module and Voigtlander 21mm f/4 lens


    P.S. since first posting I've changed my mind and posted a slightly different composition which I feel is a touch better

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  14. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    Well there's an idea for those SIJ participants with yer X100's & GRs - you won't have that problem with the built in ND filters will you, so no excuses :biggrin:
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  15. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Happy New Year, everyone

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  16. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    The 35 is a Challenge in itself after the 16 on landscapes. This Carter%20Creek%202-XL.jpg is an old abandoned Pump shed on a little creek us old timers know about. Happy New Year.
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I saw this while waiting to leave. Poor squirrel foraging on the ice covered pool. There's cold snap in the northeastern US:
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  18. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    A strange shot to start, but this struck me as something very iconic: These were just lying there - yet they're new, pristine, more or less unused: a fashion article, discarded and lost in one moment of carelessness. Something we do with so many more precious things in life as well. SiJ2018_01.jpg

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  19. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    25563547748_c27e3f87b0_c.jpg SIJ2018 Day 1 by donlaw200, on Flickr
    Allie & Perla.
    Taken about one hour after midnight. Two of my favorite faces.
    Happy New Year to you all!
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  20. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    The US NE is definitely in a deep freeze. Supposed to be that way in my area through the end of the week. This is the WV state flower, Great Rhododendron, Rhododendron maximum. There's no scientific consensus on why this evergreen broadleaf folds its leaves in the winter. One theory states it's to protect the leaves from dessication, although not all agree.

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