Photography Competition #5: Textures

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Hello everyone!

This months subject: Textures

Rules: This is strictly a photography contest! No photochopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans). Please avoid any text on the photograph, except at most a copyright statement, remember distractions like text can take away from the composition. Digital and film photography are both allowed. Only one submission per user will be allowed. Your entry needs to have an interesting texture of some sort in it.

Awards: 500 Points to the winner, and choice of next weeks competition topic. 100 points for the runner up (only will apply when competition reaches 5 submissions).

Length: Competition closes Monday, May 31st at 10:00 PM EST. Voting lasts five days after close of competition.

The winner needs to PM me the topic for the next competition (please try to think up topics while voting goes on, incase you win).
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can we use stockphotos? or have we got to take them our selfs?
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you have to take them yourself :)
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thats me out with my cruddy olypus digital camera *blushes* :( lol
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*shakes head* you can take amazing photographs with disposable camera's, so you'd better atleast try ;)
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yay! :handsup:

how long has this been 'on the list?' ;) :P
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Here ya go... here's my entry..

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Title : Dragon Scales
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Axe wrote:
Here ya go... here's my entry..



*lol -- I want that camera!
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what lizard is that, axe?
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It's a dragon... bearded that is :)
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*lol -- good luck folks. I do believe Axe has set the standard for this competition! I need to get my hands on a nice hi res cam at work and see what I can come up with, but that definitely depicts the thought of this comp. Nice job AXE. (I was afraid you were going to post one of your reptiles. Hard to find better textures than that).
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beautiful Axe!!!
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Btw, for a size reference, that image is about a nickel-sized (a bit smaller than a 10p coin for those in the UK) piece of her side :)

She's just a young one :)
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a little strong on the flash there axe but all and all a very great picture. the idea behind it deserves a 10 out 10 :P im gooing to have to borrow my brothers caera and go around for a wile see what i can come up with
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Well, I didn't have much of a choice.. I don't have 500 bucks spare to get a macro speedlight to go around the end of the lens, so I was having to use built-in + the SB-50DX in bounce mode.... And in order to do that, they both need to be in manual mode. But, stopped at f/22, most of the brightness didn't show up.

How it turned out, on a properly calibrated monitor, is pretty much looks the way she does :)
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pretty darn nice axe :thumbsup:
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Thanks for the compliments guys... Now let's see all your entries ;)
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very nice 8)
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lol, i dun know what to take a pic of
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I have the perfect photo which I took in my photography course back in High School if I can locate my folio I'll scan the photo tomorrow from work and post it. :thumbsup:

Great entry Axe, those scales look insane!!
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well, considering I don't have any lizards, the only really interesting texture i could find was this flower (i guess it's classified as texture).

Here's my entry:
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That's texturelicious. I was going to take a picture of my carpet...thats boring though ;)
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Here is my entry. Might look a little rough, the photograph is about 13 years old and scanned, its also survived about 17 house moves :D

The trunk of a gum tree in my old school yard.
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great entry musik! :thumbsup:

now what can i put in there....
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Thankies unflux. yanno wot makes me spin out, is that when I took that pic back in photography class and developed and processed it myself in the darkroom, i never would have thought i would be posting it this many years later in a photo comp on THE INTERNET (which id never heard of back then) :lol:
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Nice Musik. Kind of looks like a NASA photo of an alien landscape - in a way.

:)
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b_heyer wrote:
That's texturelicious. I was going to take a picture of my carpet...thats boring though ;)


lol, I was thinking of doing that with my grass (was going to comb it into some wierd pattern) but I think I can find something better than that
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:lol: i reckon those ideas (carpet and grass) are awesome. You can find the most insane textures everywhere :D
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Well my entry can be found here - http://www.angelfire.com/alt/jakespage/ ... exture.jpg - (copy the address to the address bar) it's kind of what i was going for. i think it looks neat.
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it wont let me view it
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thats weird....it works when i do it
try going here http://www.angelfire.com/alt/jakespage/index.html just dont worry about the ads on the page hopefully that will work. let me know if it doesnt
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Nice shot Jake, what equipment did you take that one with?
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i just used my digital camera with a macro lens
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Is there an Ozzu mailing list I can join that will let me know of these fun compos. I need to know what the topic is for next month cos I will be snapping away on Holliday to Amsterdam from the 8th (please say night time shots :twisted: )
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JakeTheSnake wrote:
i just used my digital camera with a macro lens

he means, what kind of camera. Obviously thats a macro shot. ;)
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lol. sorry. its a canon powershot A80 its nothing great, just something to get me started.
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JakeTheSnake wrote:
lol. sorry. its a canon powershot A80 its nothing great, just something to get me started.


The Powershot A80 is a good little value for money camera. Any new cannon with a bigger lens than the IXUS II is good (IXUS II is crap unlike the Powershot and Ixus 400, 410,420,500 etc...).

The expensive Powershot G5 is the minimem pro quality camera with a super lens but all the other model share the similar processors and code but less RAM needed for high speed shooting.

I own the IXUS 430 (or 410 for u yanks) but the cheaper 4Mega Pixel Powershot are the same quality for less... you can even change the lens in some Powershots.
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ooh ooh competition, right will get to work ;)

*grabs camera and starts wandering about looking for textures, *gets told off for skiving from work,* lol :oops:
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Actually I got on a whole texture kick this month. The last couple of days I've been snapping loads of photos for use texturing 3D models. Got some other pretty good ones too :)
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kool, i find texturing models quite hard going myself :? , so :thumbsup: to you for doing it lol,

this time i actually intend to get my entry in a little earlier than usual :wink:
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wow thats nice! I like the blk n white pic its like everything is smooth under the rough edges

love it!

okay let me figure out how to post an image this is my very first forum so all is new and I hope i do not bug you guys in my learning process.
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okay I call this one ionic bonds

http://timglenn.home.mindspring.com/ima ... 0BONDS.JPG

//please keep filesizes under 600px width .
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oo, just got a reply notification from this thread, didnt expect a blast from the past like this, lol


I, on the 21st of may, wrote:
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this time i actually intend to get my entry in a little earlier than usual :wink:



obviously i was deluding myself lol :oops:
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keke nice pic. i like it.
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II REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS THE PROPER SIZE Image
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ahh thats much better
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Right, but this competition ended 3 months ago :)
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oh my gosh i am embarrassed thanks for the heads up i go the point when they announced the winners heh! well learning all the while Image
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hey just wondering guys, is there planned to be a
Photography Competition #6 at all? i was really hoping to actually take part in the next one ;)

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