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New MobiZero Challenge #6 11/25-12/31

JillyG

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MobiZero New : MZ #6 (Zero Editing ) Challenge

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Rules of Engagement:

1.) No editing : images must be “as shot” in your camera.

2.) Daylight filter only.

3.) Cropping is permitted

4.) Choice of colours is your : black & white or colour.

4. ) Challenges judged monthly on Sunday : ?? is the challenge for MobiZero #6 - The judge is deepop David.


Please see: Rules & Guidelines for MobiChallenges HERE
 
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JillyG

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Fall Forest
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Cat’s eye level view of a patch of Japanese Knotweed in the fall.
PureShot, resized in iWatermark.
Agh, Japanese Knotweed!!??? Terrible stuff. We have laws banning the digging up of it without a licence. Specialist teams have to come in and remove it. Great image though. I’ve never seen it up close.
 

JillyG

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Looks similar to bamboo?
It undermines buildings and grows up through roads and concrete. Awful plant. The Victorians brought it over to the UK and planted it in all of the big stately homes!! :rolleyes: It’s impossible to sell a house with it growing nearby, let alone in the garden.
 

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Agh, Japanese Knotweed!!??? Terrible stuff. We have laws banning the digging up of it without a licence. Specialist teams have to come in and remove it. Great image though. I’ve never seen it up close.
It is quite an interesting plant. It grows mainly where gardeners have dumped it somewhere trying to get rid of it from their yard. Once established it takes a huge effort to remove it. I have seen it near residential areas where it escaped from someone’s garden and completely took over the surrounding woodlands. Worse than toxic waste. But an interesting plant.
I know a guy who hired a backhoe to dig it out down to 6 feet deep and buried it over with crushed stone. It came back up. So 6 feet is not deep enough to get rid of the roots.
It needs to be treated with the same care as hazardous waste.
 
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FundyBrian

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Looks similar to bamboo?
It does resemble bamboo except it isn’t woody like bamboo. The dried stalks are fragile, easily broken or crushed. But grows as vigorously as bamboo. Interesting to look at when you see it. You don’t want it near you.
In the US there is a naturally occurring native plant called river cane that is a species of bamboo but not wildly spreading like Asian bamboo. It is often accidentally eradicated when people are trying to get rid of knotweed or Asian bamboo.
I have cut several pieces If the bigger knotweed stalks , currently drying, to try to make flutes with it. Many people make flutes from similar stalks, like sunflower, corn stalks and a few others. The advantage is that they are already hollow but the disadvantage is that they shrink a lot while drying and are rather fragile as a finished product. They require a lot of strengthening by the use of wood strengthener or Varathane or something similar.
 

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great example of abstract photography Brian.
Thank you. I suppose it fits into the “found object” category in that I don’t actually create it. I just need to see it. Maybe the act of composing or framing it a certain way makes it into something.
 

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Agh, Japanese Knotweed!!??? Terrible stuff. We have laws banning the digging up of it without a licence. Specialist teams have to come in and remove it. Great image though. I’ve never seen it up close.
I imagine that successfully getting rid of it must be very expensive.
 

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Think about the type of edits you usually find the need to make on your photos. What is or you?
Colour? Cropping? Contrast? Curves?
I could add Composition but that isn’t something you can change much except for a little cropping.
All “C”s so far.
Straightening? Exposure? Retouching? Burning and dodging? Lens corrections?
 

Nagaisgich

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Think about the type of edits you usually find the need to make on your photos. What is or you?
Colour? Cropping? Contrast? Curves?
I could add Composition but that isn’t something you can change much except for a little cropping.
All “C”s so far.
Straightening? Exposure? Retouching? Burning and dodging? Lens corrections?
For me, the necessary edit is colouring. I rarely find the camera catches the true depth and richness. It needs a nudge at least.
 

Starzee

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Think about the type of edits you usually find the need to make on your photos. What is or you?
Colour? Cropping? Contrast? Curves?
I could add Composition but that isn’t something you can change much except for a little cropping.
All “C”s so far.
Straightening? Exposure? Retouching? Burning and dodging? Lens corrections?
If I start talking about all the edits I make to images, I’d fill up a page. It’s enough to say that to me, the Mobizero challenge is a CHALLENGE! :)
 

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I’m with FundyBrian, my usual edits are a slight dip in exposure followed by an increase (ever so slightly) to shadows and black point, with a little bump in color saturation or luminosity (rarely both) to get it to more closely resemble what I’m seeing. As much as I love my iPhone camera, it rarely does justice to color. If I am in the right place to be able to take my time I can compose my image, tap on the area I want to focus on, then lock in the lens and move (usually down) the thingy to decrease the exposure slightly. I only do heavy editing when I’m going for a very artsy or abstract image.
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I don’t know why, but the last few posts I have a really hard time getting an image to load. First, the scroll is soooo sensitive I’m spending more time unchecking the 20-30 photos I don’t want to upload and then, all my portrait images flip sideways. What am I doing wrong?
 
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FundyBrian

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The MobiZero challenge really is a challenge. We’ve come to depend so much on our favourite little tweaks.
For me, the colour is the main thing I have to get right.
In terms of the MobiZero challenge, it is easy enough to adjust exposure, focus, etc. on screen,
but few apps have good enough colour control.

One thing for certain, any app that only has Auto white balance will be of no use in MobiZero because they rely on you adjusting the colour in editing.

To get good colour “in camera” you need to get out of Auto White Balance and select the proper setting for the conditions (sunny day, shade, overcast, indoor incandescent, fluorescent, etc.). I presume these are the daylight settings discribed as being acceptable in this challenge.

Check your apps to see which ones allow you to select the standard white balance settings. That will get you in the ball park. The only thing better is apps that allow you to measure the colour from a white balance card or neutral grey card and lock that reading. PureShot, and 645 Pro are among the very few. Interesting that those two apps are made by the same developer.
 
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