The "It's not valid" Thread

Zone

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Please post any Plastic Fork pictures in here that are not valid for entry to the main competition for whatever reason :D
 

SprocketRocket

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Oh yeah, I got loads of them, I'm just going through them now to try and piock the best ones... :rolleyes:
 

weaviemx5

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This is a shot I took for a photo competition a few months ago where I work;



Not a plastic fork but I might have to crack out the hot steam to have a go at one again...

Cheers
Steve
 

tracymae

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hamd01

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shotokan101

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...and the "plastic" would be the fake smile I take it ? :devil:

Jim
 

Zombane

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Didn't enter this one as it looses the focus on the fork, so I went for a lower angle, and closer shot.
 

shotokan101

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Ah well - I call that a "Junction" or "Give Way" and not a Fork in the road and to be pedantic I wouldn't say that the fork was actually "in the road" either. :)

I think a viewpoint from the back left of that shot looking down on the fork/junction at - say 45 degrees - covering a smaller area might have worked better.

Sorry if this only sounds critical but as I mentioned in the Photo Comp entry for it I too was thinking along similar lines on this one so it's just "my vison" spilling through.

BTW - as it's nearly Halloween I was planning on using a Plastic Devils Pitchfork cut off at an oblique angle to give the illusion of it being plunged into the road.

Jim
 

Zombane

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All forked roads have give way lines ;)
 

shotokan101

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mark800

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This is a shot I took for a photo competition a few months ago where I work;



Not a plastic fork but I might have to crack out the hot steam to have a go at one again...

Cheers
Steve

That's absolutely lovely. It's a very striking image, and I love the reflection. I'm not sure about the dark bit at the bottom though, which is a touch distracting and takes your eye away from the dark fork.
 

shotokan101

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Well here's some alternative ideas I was looking at

First is a reshoot at ISO80 similar to my competition entry




This is "Fork Lift - Fork Lift"




Next are some alternative views of a "fork flower arrangement"














Jim
 
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nikonuser11

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Well here's some alternative ideas I was looking at

First is a reshoot at ISO80 similar to my competition entry





This is "Fork Lift - Fork Lift"





Next are some alternative views of a "fork flower arrangement"

















Jim


WOW you gotta get out more:rotfl:

only kidding
 

shotokan101

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LOL - wait till you see the others :rotfl:

Jim

P.S. I get out in another year - if I behave myself - LOL ;)
 
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Jonstone

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I'm guessing we all have a lot of alternative shots this month, its one of those subjects where its hard to come up with something different but you can have a lot of fun trying.

Here is one of my other attempts plastic fork on wet granite slab with a very shallow dof trying to get some interesting bokeh but not totally succeeding

 

shotokan101

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I really like that one :cool: - I'd personally prefer a little more contrast between the fork and granite colours though and the DOF really works well IMO and this missing feature on my Camera is what will probably force me to eventually move up to a DSLR.

Jim
 

shotokan101

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Another couple from my "Forked Up Ideas List"



Tine Clock or Fork Time ?





Pitch Fork or Tuning Fork ?




Jim
 

Jonstone

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I think the clock idea was a very good one.

One comment I would make is that in my limited time taking photos, the piece of advice that has helped me the most was one about the importance of light in a scene.

Simply changing the angle that light hits a scene can greatly enhance a picture, where the highlights are, the effect of shadows etc.

For set piece stuff I just bought a few lights of ebay with the right colour spectrum and it has helped me a lot although I am still very much a novice and still learning how best to light a scene.

If you only have the on camera flash to help light a scene it will tend to hamper your creativity.
 

shotokan101

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Thanks for that Jonstone - very much appreciated. :) and I undertnd exactly what you're saying about these shots ;)

I certainly agree about the benefit of having alternative light sources available and the dramatic impact that they can have on an image - you anly have to look at some of the current and previous competition entries to see just how big a differnece lighting can make.

BTW - I also freely admit to how Naff the lighting is in all the "alternatives" I've posted here an I've really been using these as sort of "Storyboarding" shots to capture elements of the ideas I've got on my list from thinking about the "Plastic Forks" topic.

Can I ask what you mean by "the right spectrum" ? is this a specific type of bulb/lighting for indoor shots or does it vary by subject ?

Thanks for the feedback :smashin:

Jim
 

Jonstone

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Can I ask what you mean by "the right spectrum" ? is this a specific type of bulb/lighting for indoor shots or does it vary by subject ?

Bulbs all have their very own colour spectrum or colour temperature, its why you have settings on your camera for different types of light, tungsten fluorescent etc.

If you buy bulbs with a colour temperature and spectrum closer to natural daylight then that requires the least adjustment in the camera or pp.

I am a complete novice though so I am sure someone else here can explain it better, I don't want to give you the wrong advice.
 

shotokan101

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Ah - O.K. - I did appreciate the camera white balance settings etc. but I just thought you were talking about perhaps using some specific lighting to "override" this for effect :)

Thanks,

Jim
 
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