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Discussion in 'Challenge and Contests Forum' started by Frits, May 29, 2005.

  1. Post your submissions here.

    Let your imagination lead to some great pictures!
    I look forward to see them all.
  2. I'll start it off. Thanks Fritz, excellent topic.

    There are over 17 gates, some with 2 and 3 jumps. It's a long, hard ride but without doubt it is the rider who is the more exhausted as they cross the finish line. It takes not only physical strength but a strong mental strength in order to control and direct such a massive animal.

    The final piece of the puzzle to success is the strength in confidence both horse and rider have in each other:

  3. My attempt - Nothing inspires confidence like the strength of dad. Hold on for dear life son!

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    F/Number: 6.3
    Shutter Speed: 1/13 Second
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    Date Picture Taken: Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 5:56 PM
  4. Blowing a little too strong ...

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  5. Here is mine

    Taken at the Wachovia USPRO Cycling Championship held here in Philadelphia June 5, 205. This young lady was participating in the 56 mile race for women when into the first lap she was involved in a multi bike crash which resulted in some serious cuts and bruises to her legs and rib areas. She was able to continue on on catch the lead group and finish the race with the lead bunch of riders. Part of this course is a 17 degree incline called the Manayunk Wall which the women had to climb twice. My hats off to her STRENGTH to continue on and finish the race
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  6. Don't know how strong this padlock on an old shed actually is, but strength is naturally its purpose.


    Camera model: NIKON D2X
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    Best wishes,

  7. Pillars of Economy

    The world has evolved tremendously and continues to do so. Sometimes for the better, sometimes otherwise.
    The economy has many variables at work, but one can argue that the combined STRENGTH of the Dollar and the Euro has dramatic and sometimes immediate influence on us all. Their combined power also sees that there is a certain stability and balance in this often mad, mad world. A mighty symbol of STRENGTH indeed.



    Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 @ 135mm
    06/06/2005 4:58:23 PM
    1/400 s
  8. Hidden strength

    This will probably be regarded as the lamest entry but I have reasons for posting this. Saturday I drove 100 miles and stopped to see my father in law, a recent widower. He seemed a bit depressed so I took him for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were stopped at an overlook and I was taking some late evening shots of the mountains and I turned and saw him leaning on this 100 year old stone wall looking out over the mountain ranges at the sunset. I saw strength like I had not seen before.


    D2X 1/40 sec- F/11, Raw 12 bit,
    Focal length 55mm
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    Exposure comp: 0
    ISO 100
    white balance: auto
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    2005/06/04 18:33:23.2
  9. Bones of a bridge

    Bridges are strong works we count on, sometimes daily, as we transit from home to work and back. I see them as ties, from one bank to the other. I tried here to show the under structure, the "bones" of the bridge, where the strenght is assured. The use of a polar yellow/blue skewed the colours enough to create a dreamlike effect.
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    Nikon D70
    2005/06/05 18:50:00.9
    Compressed RAW (12-bit)
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
    Focal Length: 29mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/10 sec - F/14
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    Sensitivity: ISO 200
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    Tone Comp.: User-Defined Custom Curve
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Enhanced
    Sharpening: Normal
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    Long Exposure NR: Off
  10. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Faith's strength shines through

    In 1936 the cornerstone of my church was set. The membership has dwindled over the past few decades but we all, old and young, enjoy the peace that it brings to us through God. One striking feature of this church is the stained glass windows. For almost 70 years these windows have survived the fiercest storms, street ball games, and age... without damage.

    The calming affect that overcomes you once inside is very strong. You feel the higher presence. Thus my submission of strength.

    Faith's strength shines through

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  11. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    I like the strength shown by these 2 young ladies as the go for the soccer ball.


    D70 Sigma 70-200 HSM EX with a Sigma 1.4 EX TC
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  12. Rapman1959


    May 7, 2005
    Dubois PA
    The strength of youth

    This was taken on a sweltering humid day. Just watching them play made me sweat.


    © 2005-Adolfo Rapaport [#Beginning of Shooting Data Section] Nikon D2X Focal Length: 150mm Optimize Image: Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB) Long Exposure NR: Off High ISO NR: Off 2005/06/05 04:36:09.3 Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority White Balance: Auto -2 Tone Comp.: Less Contrast RAW (12-bit) Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern AF Mode: AF-C Hue Adjustment: 0° Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848) 1/500 sec - F/7.1 Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached Saturation: Normal Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV Sharpening: Medium low Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G Sensitivity: ISO 100 Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV Image Comment: [#End of Shooting Data Section]
  13. Castillo de San Marcos

    What exudes the meaning of strength better than a fortress made of stone? This picture was taken Friday evening after the Nikon Cafe group dispersed from the Rookery and made their way back home. It had just started to rain so I held off a bit and went to the old town and photographed the fort. The following description of the fort best describes its strength. The ominous clouds depict another reminder of yet one more force the walls have withstood. From: http://www.oldcity.com/

    "Throughout its history, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, with its elaborate double drawbridge entrance suspended above what is now a now dry moat spanning an impressive 40 feet, has been closely intertwined with the city and the neighboring structures which served as the city's outer defenses for many years - Fort Mose to the north and Fort Matanzas to the south. The Castillo and the town serve as outstanding reminders of the might of the early Spanish empire in the New World. Given the architectural details, it's hardly surprising that Castillo de San Marcos actually took 23 years to build (construction began in 1672 and was completed in 1695). Fabricated of coquina, a virtually indestructible limestone comprised of broken sea shells and corals, the walls of the fortress remained impenetrable through 300 years of enemy shelling and pounding by violent storms."


    Camera: Nikon D2x
    Lens: 35-70 f2.8 @ 58mm
    Aperture: f2.8
    Shutter: 1/320
    Aperture Priority
    ISO: 250
    Date/time 06:06:05 22:01:09
  14. The king for 15 years...


    Well, 15 years collect a lot of days of fighting for a cat to protect "his" country. To grow older and older is a difficult thing for humans but even for cats. Believe it!


    Apr 30, 2005
    Iwo Jima Memorial

    Iwo Jima Memorial taken at the Intrepid Museum in NYC.
    "In 1945, on top of the island of Iwo Jima, associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of five American Marines and one sailor raising a U.S. Flag during the height of the battle. This photograph symbolized America's victory in the Pacific and is one of the most recognizable images of WWII.

    Even as the battle raged, Navy artist Felix DeWeldon began creating a 12 foot-high sculpture based on Rosenthal's photograph. The statue traveled around the country to help sell war bonds. The sculpture became so popular that it prompted the construction of a larger, permanent statue at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

    When the war ended, DeWeldon's original sculpture was left to decay. Rediscovered by New York collector, Rodney Hilton Brown, the statue was brought to the Museum and restored to its original splendor where it was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the battle."
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  16. twig


    May 23, 2005
    Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

    The Cooper Hewitt Museum is on 91st and 5th Avenue, and has a really cool exhitibt called "Extreme textiles", with things like kevlar racing gloves, and space suits, carbon fiber bicycles and crew boats, high performance fabrics that you can put a blow torch to for two hours and they will not burn, pretty cool exhibit. They also have these tuned climbing ropes that begin to humm as you get close to or exceed their weight/stress limits. Lots of military, NASA, and high performance sports stuff mostly.

    They have lots of stuff that you can touch and play with, so it is more interactive, which I really liked.

    I shot this picture of this Farenheight 451 suit here, I am sorry that I don't have more details. In an exhibit of things that could withstand nuclear blasts, near absolute zero of space, undersea pressure, and friction of sliding on pavement at 200 mph, this was the most impressive looking piece of gear.

    Unfortunately the guard then told me not to take any more pictures, and it was crowded, so I do not have more specific details on this suit. If I had to guess it is either for fighting extreme chemical fires, or for walking down your driveway in Scottsdale to pick up your paper this time of year, either way this is one STRONG suit.

    d2h, 50 mm 1.8 AF-D lens, ARGB, 1/40s f/1.8, ISO 200, no EV compensation, taken today during the "Museum Mile" event.

  17. jkamphof

    jkamphof Guest

    Well I couldn't think of anything unique as I've been kinda busy these last 2 weeks but a headache yesterday, while teaching, inspired my pain-wracked mind :idea:

    Some days my students get the best of me and I require the extra strength of medicine before I go ballistic on them :twisted: (of course I don't mean this.....I love them all dearly :roll: ). That's when I need the headache pills that hopefully have the strength to remove the nasty pounding in my head so I can continue teaching the ABC's to them :?

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    EXIF: 06-Jun-2005 20:13:39. Nikon D70/60mm Macro/Apreture Priority/f/8/1/60sec/SB800 used.
  18. Title: Total Wreck

    I think this defines strenght very well, in many many ways.


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  19. AndyWoodward

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    Title: Oranges

    This is somewhat "tongue-in-cheek", but I hope you all like it :) 



    Camera Model NIKON D2H
    Focal Length 70.0 mm
    Exposure Time 1/200 sec
    Aperture F4.5
    Metering Mode Multi-segment
    ISO 200
    Exposure Program Manual control
    Exposure Bias 0
    Lens 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
    White Balance AUTO
    AF Type AF-C

    To be honest, it was my first trip out using purely manual control and I was really happy with the results. (Thanks to Ron Reznik's techniques!)

  20. linm


    May 3, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Stopping the Train

    My husband and I have been trading ideas for this Challenge. This was one of his. We packed ourselves off to a local siding one evening at Magic Hour and set this up. Hope you like it -- I was pleased with the results!

    Nikon D100 with Tamron 24-135mm F/3.5-5.6 D @ 68mm
    Aperture Priority, 1/15 sec @ f/8, Matrix metering, ISO 200
    RAW, Adobe RGB, Hue: 0°, WB: Cloudy -1, AF-S
    Photograph taken June 06, 2005

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