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Title: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 28, 2012, 09:05:38 AM
CHAT THREAD
This weeks topic for the competition is...

PENETRATING LIGHT

This weeks challenge is simply to portray penetrating light.

The subject matter is totally up to you, from translucent objects or materials to very moody landscape, street scene, interior or studio shot.

No restrictions on any PPing

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 29th Oct 2012 to 23:59 Sunday 4th Nov 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 5th November 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 6th November 2012.
Winner to be announced Saturday 10th  November  2012.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night

Above all have fun.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on October 28, 2012, 11:58:32 AM
Almost no light at all here today! It's back to grey murk, after the one off, sunny day we had yesterday.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: DigiDiva on October 28, 2012, 12:38:26 PM
I actually have an early idea - like it when that happens as it means I can take my shot early in the week and put the thoughts about competition to bed..Hate it when it's on my mind all week. I usually then end up with a daft, last minute entry that pants!
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 28, 2012, 01:30:12 PM
Almost no light at all here today! It's back to grey murk, after the one off, sunny day we had yesterday.

Dull light here too - but it can still penetrate  ;) as candle light will through tracing paper - I've just got to seek out an exciting image idea.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on October 28, 2012, 07:02:10 PM
Almost no light at all here today! It's back to grey murk, after the one off, sunny day we had yesterday.

Dull light here too - but it can still penetrate  ;) as candle light will through tracing paper - I've just got to seek out an exciting image idea.

I've got some tracing paper somewhere, but haven't got a clue where.
Paper and candles spell danger for me though! I'll have to come up with something else! Rather a busy week ahead, but I'll keep it in mind and give it a go as and when.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 28, 2012, 08:44:11 PM
Almost no light at all here today! It's back to grey murk, after the one off, sunny day we had yesterday.

Dull light here too - but it can still penetrate  ;) as candle light will through tracing paper - I've just got to seek out an exciting image idea.

I've got some tracing paper somewhere, but haven't got a clue where.
Paper and candles spell danger for me though! I'll have to come up with something else! Rather a busy week ahead, but I'll keep it in mind and give it a go as and when.

It was not a fixed suggestion Reinardina  ;) (and I know how difficult the task is in dull or flat light situations of wintry overcast days) it was more a suggestion of creating an environment where you have control of the lighting if necessary.  :-[
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on October 28, 2012, 10:55:19 PM
Almost no light at all here today! It's back to grey murk, after the one off, sunny day we had yesterday.

Dull light here too - but it can still penetrate  ;) as candle light will through tracing paper - I've just got to seek out an exciting image idea.

I've got some tracing paper somewhere, but haven't got a clue where.
Paper and candles spell danger for me though! I'll have to come up with something else! Rather a busy week ahead, but I'll keep it in mind and give it a go as and when.

It was not a fixed suggestion Reinardina  ;) (and I know how difficult the task is in dull or flat light situations of wintry overcast days) it was more a suggestion of creating an environment where you have control of the lighting if necessary.  :-[

I realised that!
I normally do not think about competition shots beforehand. Just keep mind and eyes open in the hope something will come up. It usually does. If not, I go out with the specific idea to find something that fits the brief; I very seldom set something up, and do a studio shot. Only do that, as the very last resort.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: SimonW on October 29, 2012, 12:38:32 PM
A very interesting topic.
I knew this morning's low bright sun would stream into the church stained glass window, and I hoped the colours would show brightly on the pews. They don't. But this can be my backup shot in case I don't find something better.
Thanks for the challenge.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10222/normal__IGP8278C_penetrating_light.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12740&fullsize=1)
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Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on October 29, 2012, 08:52:33 PM
As said, I keep mind and eye open for competition ideas. And lo and behold, I saw some good examples of light penetration tonight!

Took some shots and here they are. Not sure I'll use any of them, but at least I've got a back up!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_DSC00916_Penetrating_light.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12746)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_DSC00905_enh.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12745)

Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 31, 2012, 06:58:29 PM
Well here is my back up shot  :D  A quickie, just in case time and opportunity are against me.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_pumpkinhead.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12754&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 02, 2012, 10:41:39 AM
I've been out shooting lots and lots of photographs, trying to capture 'penetrating light.'
The best ones were of a ray of sunshine falling on a yellow leaf. Then I realised, the light had already penetrated the shade, to fall on the leaf. Penetrated light, rather than penetrating.

So I went back to my night shot of the moon trying to penetrate some light cloud. With a bit of a struggle, I dragged the moon forward and made it visible.

Just in case this is considered cheating, I point to the lights of the houses on the hill that are penetrating the dark! Hence the title!

I am in with:

Full Moon over the House on the Hill.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_House_on_the_Hill.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12756)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 02, 2012, 09:11:11 PM
Taking advantage of a break in the clouds

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_penet.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12758&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: DigiDiva on November 03, 2012, 07:59:01 AM
Taking advantage of a break in the clouds

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_penet.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12758&fullsize=1)

I tried for a similar shot like this in the Summer in tenerife. There were insects on the leaves and as the sun penetrated the leaf, the insect (from behind the leaf) was in silhouette. However, each time I tried to get the shot of the silhouette, the bleeding insects would fly off!!!
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 03, 2012, 08:11:42 AM
I tried for a similar shot like this in the Summer in tenerife. There were insects on the leaves and as the sun penetrated the leaf, the insect (from behind the leaf) was in silhouette. However, each time I tried to get the shot of the silhouette, the bleeding insects would fly off!!!

Were you wearing perfume? As some insects seem to have a defence mechanism beyond their sight.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: kerbside on November 03, 2012, 04:17:30 PM
As always, not much time but doing a pic for another weekly comp i came up with this.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_candle.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12760&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 03, 2012, 04:54:35 PM
Taking advantage of a break in the clouds

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_penet.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12758&fullsize=1)

I tried for a similar shot like this in the Summer in tenerife. There were insects on the leaves and as the sun penetrated the leaf, the insect (from behind the leaf) was in silhouette. However, each time I tried to get the shot of the silhouette, the bleeding insects would fly off!!!

The blood would have left a silhouette!
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: SimonW on November 04, 2012, 10:05:42 AM
Decisions, decisions! Now I've got two to choose from - which to post?

(Please don't influence the comp by answering that.)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 04, 2012, 11:22:54 AM
A very interesting topic. ... Thanks for the challenge.

Glad you enjoyed the challenge Simon  ;)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Hinfrance on November 04, 2012, 01:57:05 PM
Found this one rather tough Andy, partly because I was/am not entirely sure what you meant by penetrating light - should it be light perceived or the effect of light penetration on a subject?

Anyway, given the rubbish weather during the latter part of the week, I went out into the garden, plucked a few leaves from a small bush, pegged them to an opaque piece of acrylic and blasted them from behind with a flash.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_LeafLight-IMGP1991b.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12762&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 04, 2012, 03:53:42 PM
Found this one rather tough Andy, partly because I was/am not entirely sure what you meant by penetrating light - should it be light perceived or the effect of light penetration on a subject?

Anyway, given the rubbish weather during the latter part of the week, I went out into the garden, plucked a few leaves from a small bush, pegged them to an opaque piece of acrylic and blasted them from behind with a flash.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_LeafLight-IMGP1991b.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12762&fullsize=1)

Are we taking the brief too literally? I was wondering about penetrating/penetrated too.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 04, 2012, 04:59:31 PM
Sorry if the brief was / is confusing.   :-[

"portray penetrating light" to me suggests; that the viewer of the photograph should be able to determine / see the penetrating light recorded within the image. As would be seen with images with translucent objects in them, images displaying beams of light, or both etc.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 04, 2012, 07:55:39 PM
Sorry if the brief was / is confusing.   :-[

"portray penetrating light" to me suggests; that the viewer of the photograph should be able to determine / see the penetrating light recorded within the image. As would be seen with images with translucent objects in them, images displaying beams of light, or both etc.

It was really quite clear to me Andy; it's one of those occasions where you can get lost (I can anyway), if you're trying too hard! Or thinking too hard.
I knew exactly what I was after, and photographed sunlight falling into a wood, through a gap in the trees. Penetrating light.

Then I spotted a yellow leaf on an ivy covered fence; The leaf was lit by sunlight, and lit up the whole area that was otherwise in the shade. In my enthusiasm, it was some time before I realised what I was doing, and that I was off course. The sunlight had already penetrated the trees and had reached its destination. Penetrated light.

My gut instinct was right and I knew what you were after, and later got confused. And now that I'm thinking about it, I get confused again!

Language can be very confusing!
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: kerbside on November 04, 2012, 08:33:47 PM
 Now I'm confused as well, think I'm in brief as the flame on my candle gives off light which is showing/ perpetrating through the candle body.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 05, 2012, 07:30:07 AM
Now I'm confused as well, think I'm in brief as the flame on my candle gives off light which is showing/ perpetrating through the candle body.

It is Jeff, and the flame itself is penetrating the dark, so in my opinion right on two counts.

I have confused myself, and I'm sorry if I have confused others as well. I can get entangled in the meaning of words, maybe because English is my second language, and I want to get it right.
Sorry!
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Hinfrance on November 05, 2012, 08:03:09 AM
Light always 'penetrates' the dark, so by definition anything that isn't completely black would qualify on that basis.

I don't think we should worry our pretty little heads about this any more; whichever way we have interpreted the brief is OK.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Reinardina on November 05, 2012, 08:23:46 AM
Light always 'penetrates' the dark, so by definition anything that isn't completely black would qualify on that basis.

I don't think we should worry our pretty little heads about this any more; whichever way we have interpreted the brief is OK.

I can get obsessed about things, simply can't help it. I'll let this rest now.
Title: Re: Chat PENETRATING LIGHT Weekly Comp 29th Oct 4th Nov 2012
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 06, 2012, 10:00:29 AM
POLL UP -  with my apology for the short delay  :tup: