That is a big cork, even though I am used to a sort of tomatoes called 'micro cherry'... here, itvis a big cork!19. A Small Tomato (Or a Large Cork?)
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Four images autoaligned in PS and stacked. One-light setup was a small incandescent gooseneck lamp almost directly overhead covered by a 3x5 notecard with slits cut out to create the grid effect. Background was a thin piece of high density foam curled up to form a seamless backdrop.
Good recovery on a photographically first lazy day!
I like it being in colors, but as mentioned, the tree should have listened and moved a bit to the right for the shot
It gained by cropping away...
As Nick said... Even the clouds c-ooperated! A Stunner!
Oh, stacking, so much learnt! Thanks for the description and idea!24. South Elgin Falls
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No time or patience to use a tripod for a long exposure today, so this is a stack of 6 images blended as lightening layers in Photoshop to give the appearance of soft, white water flowing over our only "pseudo-natural" local waterfall. Otherwise, only modest Lightroom adjustments and a split toned B&W conversion.
That is amazingly close. Nice self portrait in his eye!25. Portrait of an Elk
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Who says you can't shoot wildlife with a 55? This fellow lives with a small herd in a large fenced off section of a forest preserve located in Arlington Heights, just adjacent to a town appropriately named Elk Grove Village. I used to frequent the running loop when I worked nearby some years ago. Today, I dropped by just before sunset, knowing that they'd be out for their evening graze. This bull approached the fence in hopes that I would ignore the "Please Do Not Feed Elk" signs and obliged me with this pose. A few more from today are in the bucket.
I habe been told to be creative this October, but the same is true about you! Such a wide variety of shots, and persistance and will to get something new every day!26. Bouncing Water Drops
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Leaf on a glass patio table, rainfall was being filtered by the overhanging maple tree. Single strobe camera right. In the absence of any precise triggering mechanism, I simply made numerous exposures hoping to get lucky with a bounce. Stopped shooting when I was tired of getting wet (and wondering if the rain was going to short out my strobe)! This was one of the handful that had droplets in the air.
I love the jumping bouncing droplets.
Again, much learned! Wonderful. How big's that knight, actually?27. Black Knight
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Two off-camera strobes. Main light was at 1/16 power approximately 12 inches, camera right, backlighting the chess piece at an angle, hence the shadow on the left side of the frame. Fill light was at 1/128 power handheld approximately 4 inches directly above the camera, but feathered to the top of the chess piece to bring out detail without casting another shadow. And yes, my sensor appears to be dirty again.
Wow @ light! And the artwork.
Yes you say it right, here we shifted weather and temperature especially, and time also! It got hard from one day to the next, nearly impossible to go outside and shoot after work.29. Wingspan
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Not sure what this sculpture is called, but if it were mine, I'd call it "Wingspan."
Personal note: with a fairly sudden shift to colder weather today and no particular idea of what to shoot, I was quite reluctant to get out. Thanks to all participating in Octoberfest for the accountability and motivation to stay in the daily routine.
I like 'wingspan'as title and as an image, and...
Yes!"Wingspan": To tell the truth, my first guess was a granite artificial hip. Very cool picture.