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    MPC #165: BOKEH. 10/22 - 11/26

    Topic = Bokeh. Break out those prime lenses and let's see what you've got.

    Hopefully it's OK, but I'll run this one through Thanksgiving weekend- so hopefully we'll get a bunch of entries and it'll set up the following MPC to run through Christmas or New Year's.


    RULES:

    1. Photos must be taken within the time period of the contest.
    2. You may submit 3 photos during the competition.
    3. The contest moderator will choose 5 (or 6) photos to be voted on.
    4. The winner will get a happy feeling in his/her pants. (That is a rule by the way, not an option.)
    5. In the event of a tie, the contest moderator will have the deciding vote.
    6. Winner will be the contest starter/moderator for the next comp.
    7. The winner has 3 days to start a new contest or 2nd place becomes the new winner.
    8. And have fun.

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    Frozen Phlox by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

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    Kale by Tim_NEK, on Flickr
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
    http://tim-kirchoff.pixels.com/

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    Bump, just so I don't forget about this one!

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    Thistle.


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    Old Grand-Dad by Tim_NEK, on Flickr
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
    http://tim-kirchoff.pixels.com/

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    1- my 15 yr old... taken with my 300mm

    'To quote my bro
    "We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08

    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

    believe...

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    IMG_7322 by snoop luther, on Flickr
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    IMG_7171 by snoop luther, on Flickr
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    Last edited by skialpy; 11-26-2017 at 09:43 AM.

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    Probably not bokeh-ey enough, but whatever. Will try to get other entries.

    #1


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    ^^^ Glad you're digging the new camera.

    Need to do a card dump and see if I have any for this entry. Will check back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Entry #2.


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    2) jade buds

    'To quote my bro
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    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

    believe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    #2 (really need to get something other than the kit lens)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    3) blustery rainy day cattail.. taken with my 300mm

    'To quote my bro
    "We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08

    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

    believe...

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    #1 - Pine Siskin - November 3, 2017

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    MPC #165: BOKEH. 10/22 - 11/26

    1) Tried a technique I saw where you can cut a hole in some cardboard and create shapes in your bokeh.


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    I've contributed only occasionally to MPC's in the past but most of the time felt like the topic was way out of my league, ability-wise. They still are, but now that I have a better camera, I'm taking it more as a challenge to figure out how to do these styles of photography, since I can no longer use "shitty P&S" as an excuse.

    So I want to say thanks to the regular contributors, and especially those of you that posted about what gear you're using or have Flickr links with EXIF data. At first this MPC felt impossible without a super fast prime lens, and then I realized that some of you guys are posting amazing shots taken with long zoom telephoto lenses with relatively slow apertures... just like mine. It still took a bunch of trial and error with generally mediocre results, but I would have never figured out how to take these following two shots without that.

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    #3 (unless I manage to get something better tomorrow)

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    Ha. I have a dog portrait entry too.
    Entry #1: Yoshi ready for work at sunset.
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    ZZZ has the early lead... our older black lab is named Yoshi too.


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    voting
    'To quote my bro
    "We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08

    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

    believe...

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    Sorry for the delay.... voting thread going up soon.

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    no prob!
    'To quote my bro
    "We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08

    "Adios Hugh you asshole" - Ghostofcarl '14

    believe...

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