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Bertus
07-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Thanks Noons, and I'll try again!
Two months earlier than usual, here is my new topic. "Between Sharp and Unsharp".
For example: movements, moved water or clouds, shots in haze and mist, long-time exposures in the dusk or dark, moved speedshots, selective sharpness, moved camera, etc.
So anything with a sharp and an unsharp or blurred area.
A tripod is often very useful in this type of photography.
I will show some examples later.

For any new readers, here's the basic idea of the MSA : (copy)
1. Take note of the MSA assignment, which will be inserted into the title of this thread.
2. Take your photo(s) according to the assignment guidelines. Try to shoot something new rather than grabbing from your archives.
3. You can post your photo in the MSA Gallery or, you can host your photo elsewhere and link to it in this thread, or, you can post it as an attachment to a message here in this thread and it will show as a clickable thumbnail.
4. It's all for fun, there are no prizes, but at the end of the MSA, a previous winner will choose a new assignment and a new "victim" to lead the MSA in the next two months.
5. How to upload: the same as in the standard gallery, press upload, then push on the "Categorie", you find a drop-down menu and press the Monthly Shooting Asignment, it’s placed under the "Member organized functions" and enter the rest, thats it. If you aren't a subscriber, you cannot upload to the galleries so subscribe first.

Good Luck!

Bertus
07-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Example between sharp and unsharp: selective sharpness and near and far.
53377

Bertus
07-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Good start Andrew! I hope to see more, thanks!

Kav
07-04-2012, 04:42 PM
Two from my very recent trip to Thailand:

Scales on a dragon guarding a temple:
http://kavanaughmp.smugmug.com/OverseasTravels/Thailand-2012/Chiang-Mai/i-xZFbrn2/0/XL/61870017-XL.jpg
Nikon F4 with a 55mm macro lens

My friend and I hanging out of the side of a taxi-truck while racing around the island of Ko Chiang:
http://kavanaughmp.smugmug.com/OverseasTravels/Thailand-2012/Ko-Chiang/i-B9F8D5n/0/XL/61990015-XL.jpg
Nikon F4 with a 24mm lens

nsouto
07-05-2012, 01:08 AM
Awesome theme! Thanks, going to get cracking on this one!

Bertus
07-05-2012, 01:34 AM
Perfect!

Two from my very recent trip to Thailand:

Scales on a dragon guarding a temple:
http://kavanaughmp.smugmug.com/OverseasTravels/Thailand-2012/Chiang-Mai/i-xZFbrn2/0/XL/61870017-XL.jpg
Nikon F4 with a 55mm macro lens

My friend and I hanging out of the side of a taxi-truck while racing around the island of Ko Chiang:
http://kavanaughmp.smugmug.com/OverseasTravels/Thailand-2012/Ko-Chiang/i-B9F8D5n/0/XL/61990015-XL.jpg
Nikon F4 with a 24mm lens

Bertus
07-05-2012, 12:41 PM
I've shoot this today at home with the lens diaphragm wide open and available light. cambo 120 mm, F8 - 1/2 sec. Ilford FP4 + HC110

Bertus
07-11-2012, 07:48 AM
Fading shadow, sharp to unsharp.
I am exercising with eggs and fading shadows. This is daylight, scan for now.
Cambo and 210 mm, Ilford MG neg.

Ezzie
07-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Between unsharp and sharp in my case, a matter of perspective: Serendipity

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/3/9/1/4/9/serendipity_-_850.jpg

Taken July 3rd, a most serendipitous event: http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=67874&catid=newimages#post216740

Bertus
07-12-2012, 02:36 PM
Interesting image Eirik and good idea, thanks for sharing with us!

Bertus
07-18-2012, 12:21 PM
Taken at 7:oo am with a little fog in Bouillon, Belgium.

Bertus
07-29-2012, 07:48 AM
Here is the setup from the plant I shoot yesterday, exposed in the MSA.

barbara ann
08-02-2012, 12:14 PM
Great to see so many wonderful entries for MSA! Glad I'm not judging this one! LOL

Griz
08-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks Noons, and I'll try again!
Two months earlier than usual, here is my new topic. "Between Sharp and Unsharp".
For example: movements, moved water or clouds, shots in haze and mist, long-time exposures in the dusk or dark, moved speedshots, selective sharpness, moved camera, etc.
So anything with a sharp and an unsharp or blurred area.
A tripod is often very useful in this type of photography.
I will show some examples later.

For any new readers, here's the basic idea of the MSA : (copy)
1. Take note of the MSA assignment, which will be inserted into the title of this thread.
2. Take your photo(s) according to the assignment guidelines. Try to shoot something new rather than grabbing from your archives.
3. You can post your photo in the MSA Gallery or, you can host your photo elsewhere and link to it in this thread, or, you can post it as an attachment to a message here in this thread and it will show as a clickable thumbnail.
4. It's all for fun, there are no prizes, but at the end of the MSA, a previous winner will choose a new assignment and a new "victim" to lead the MSA in the next two months.
5. How to upload: the same as in the standard gallery, press upload, then push on the "Categorie", you find a drop-down menu and press the Monthly Shooting Asignment, itís placed under the "Member organized functions" and enter the rest, thats it. If you aren't a subscriber, you cannot upload to the galleries so subscribe first.

Good Luck!

Hi Bertus, I can't afford to subscribe at this time. Is is permissible to just post an attachment to the thread, or is this a subscribers only project?

Thanks,
Griz

Bertus
08-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Hello Griz,
Just try to post an attachment or photo-link.
Better you subcribe first or later, but for now: just try and post it, thanks.

Bert

Leigh B
08-03-2012, 02:01 AM
Bertus,

When posting a topic, you might abbreviate Monthly Shooting Assignment as MSA in the title.

The vBulletin software truncates the thread title so it only occupies a single line in the search results.
This results in most of the assignment text being truncated and not visible until you click on the thread itself.

For example, with this thread only '"Between' appears on the search results.
The remaining text 'Sharp and Unsharp"' is truncated and not visible.

- Leigh

Bertus
08-03-2012, 07:19 AM
Thanks for your helpful response Leigh.
After about one day thread text can no longer be modified, so the next MSA leader can do it and start with MSA sept/okt 2012: ....

-Bert

Griz
08-03-2012, 08:11 AM
Hello Griz,
Just try to post an attachment or photo-link.
Better you subcribe first or later, but for now: just try and post it, thanks.

Bert

Thanks for the reply Bert, I'll subscribe as soon as I'm able.
Griz

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j330/Grizman7/Miscellaneous/K1000test-1-1.jpg

Bertus
08-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Griz, Thanks for participating.
Lovely forms and good sharp/unsharp effect.
Are there some details about this photo?

- Bert

Griz
08-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Griz, Thanks for participating.
Lovely forms and good sharp/unsharp effect.
Are there some details about this photo?

- Bert

Hi Bert, shot was taken on a test roll of HP5+ in my backup K1000, SMC M50 F2 lens, wide open at 1/1000th, just a walkabout in the back yard. First roll through the camera, and first time focusing without a split image. Printed on Ilford MGIV VC Pearl, filtered to grade 3.5 due to the flat lighting conditions, developed in home brewed D72, and scanned on an old Canon flatbed.

Cheers!
Griz