FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

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FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby odklizec » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:42 am

Thank you all who participated in the January contest (you can vote > here <). Let's start with the February contest! ;)

Theme:
The theme for this month, selected by previous month winner, Wiener, is "MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK"!
Here are Andy's notes to the theme:
To make it more interesting perhaps it could be an additional rule that it be most recent shot (ideally taken during February 2013), and as far away from a tourist perspective as possible?

Rules:
You must post one photo right in reply to this post. Please, do not link them from other sites! Use the "Upload Attachment" instead.
The photo must be taken with Ricoh camera!
The max size of the photo is limited to 1200x800 and must contain EXIF!
Please guys, make sure your photo contains EXIF! Entries without EXIF will be disqualified! Tip for Lightroom/Elements users, make sure the "limit file size" option is disabled during export! And one more thing. Photos linked from external sources are displayed without EXIF!
Ricoh film camera entries (without EXIF) are allowed, but only from people with previous forum activity and history (some previously posted Ricoh analog photos).

The deadline for posting contest photos is 3.3.2013 at 12PM forum time
Due to a shorter month, and my usual delay with new contest announcement, I decided to move the contest deadline a bit ;)

Here you can learn how to upload (please, do not link) the photos right to the forum post...
http://www.ricohforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=56
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Contest Prizes:
Also this time, there will be some really interesting HW prizes (big thanks to our sponsors Ricoh and Alpha Digital!). Of course, there will be also the usual set of SW prizes from Mediachance and Pixelmator!

The winner will have an option to pick either the HW or SW prize. Winner will also have an option to pick anything from the below listed prizes (just one of them of course;) ).
HW prizes for this month:
- Ricoh GR pin, neck strap
- Ricoh backpack, Ricoh pen, Ricoh stickers, microfiber cloth for lens

SW prizes for this month:
- SILKYPIX Developer Studio, kindly provided by Ichikawa soft laboratory.
- Pixelmator - Image and Photo editor for Mac OS X, kindly provided by Pixelmator developers.
Or any of these, kindly provided by Mediachance...
- Dynamic Auto Painter
- Dynamic Photo HDR
- PhotoBrush
- DCE AutoEnhance
- Pure Image NR

In addition, the winner will be honored to suggest a contest theme for next month!

Good luck everyone!

PS: Please folks, give your photos a reasonable title! The best would be to enter the title in the "File Comment" box along with your uploaded photo. At the end of each month I'm hunting for the titles over your posts and sometime I have no other option than to use "unnamed", which is somewhat silly title ;)
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby busch63 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:26 am

I´ll start with "Herman the German" which is around 25 km from my home. This shot was at cold, foggy night close to zero dark.
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Image taken on: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:16 pm
Focus length: 7.3 mm
Shutter speed: 8 Sec
F-number: F/2.9
ISO speed rating: 64
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: RICOH GX200
Exposure program: Manual
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Spot
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby dunders » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:51 am

Just a few miles North of here.

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Image taken on: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:10 pm
Shutter speed: 1/110 Sec
F-number: F/1
ISO speed rating: 200
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GXR MOUNT A12
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: 7/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby HawkeyX » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:35 am

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Image taken on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:29 pm
Focus length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1150 Sec
F-number: F/4
ISO speed rating: 80
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GR DIGITAL 4
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 7/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern

Rangitoto - One of our local volcanoes. Looks pretty much the same from all sides.
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby olch » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:08 pm

Puerto Banus, outcast, Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f4
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Image taken on: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:07 pm
Focus length: 0 mm
Shutter speed: 1/270 Sec
F-number: F/0
ISO speed rating: 200
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GXR MOUNT A12
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: 7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby Mainiac » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:27 pm

This is not a tourist photo op, but our local post office and general store, about 1/2 mile away.Gritty, if nothing else!
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby ChrisSirhc » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:12 am

The Emily Morgan opened in the 1920's near the Alamo and is the 2nd most photographed building in San Antonio, Texas.
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Image taken on: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:13 pm
Focus length: 8.6999998092651 mm
Shutter speed: 1/380 Sec
F-number: F/8.6999998092651
ISO speed rating: 161
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: CX2
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Pattern
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby Blow-in » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:54 pm

I'm not sure that this is my favourite local landmark but it is one I like. It is the Waterloo Bridge across the River Ness in Inverness completed in 1896. It was built by the Rose Street Foundary of iron (Warren Double Truss design) and has a satisfactory number of rivets. It replaced a wooden bridge from 1808 which had become stained black over the years...therefore even though the Waterloo Bridge has been standing for 117 years it is still referred to as 'the Black Bridge'. It is the lowest road crossing on the River Ness and is still in full use. It was strong enough to carry diesel train on a flat bed when the rail bridge slightly down stream was carried away in 1989.

Richard
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Image taken on: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Focus length: 33 mm
Shutter speed: 1/104 Sec
F-number: F/16
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GXR A12
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby Wiener » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:27 am

Like Richard I am not sure if this is my favourite local landmark either, but this church standing as it does in the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetry) in Vienna, is an awsome piece of architecture.
It looks very different at various times of the year and this is probably the first time I have seen it with deep virgin snow all around. The area in the foreground is occupied by the graves of the Russian soldiers who died during the last few days of Vienna's liberation at the begining of April 1945.
Wikipedia tells me that this cemetry is one of the largest in Europe at nearly two and a half million square metres and has three million permanent residents.
I have never seen the graves and church looking so utterly peaceful and quite so beautiful and though to share it with you all.
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Re: FEBRUARY - 2013 - MY FAVOURITE LOCAL LANDMARK

Postby olyz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:09 am

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Image taken on: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:20 pm
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ISO speed rating: 100
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Exposure program: Manual
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Pattern
Three Hamburg landmarks:

Landungsbrücken (landing stages)
Hochbahnviadukt (elevated railway viaduct)
Michel (St. Michaelis Church)

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