Friday, December 28, 2007

Let The Challenge Begin!

In light of the brand new year peeping just around the corner,

and resolutions brimming in our minds,
I've decided that the first week's challenge theme should be...

Brand New!

8. The symbol of new life and rebirth and a new begining.

AV mode ISO 800 f5.0 using 75-300mm lens.

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1. Our old gate, with a lick of paint to make it look Brand New
AV mode 100 ISO f4.5 (I think!)
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11. Imagining she's a princess in her BRAND NEW dress-up shoes

Aperture Priority f/1.8 ISO 100 Exposure Time 1/400


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12 . a New Day and a new year ,5.57am.january 1st 2008

auto mode,18xopticalzoom,flash on
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4. On the verge of a Brand New Year, the last Sunset of 2007.
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7. Brand New way to start the year, our first Storm.


TV setting, App22, ISO400, flash off.
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6. And so a bud opens, revealing a BRAND NEW flower ...

Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/60 ISO 400

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10. Brand new electronic stuff --

or is it which way is OK, brand new year, brand new decisions

Shooting Mode Macro( Close Up ) - Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/60Av - ( Aperture Value ) 5.6 - ISO Speed 400 - Lens EF-S17-85mm - f/4-5.6 IS USM - Focal Length 85.0 mm

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5. She is in perfect condition - but she would have been BRAND NEW in the 1950s!

*************************************************************************** 9..brand new baby mice !

AV ,shutter speed 1/60..ISO 400

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2. Brand New lens at play......

lens: 60mm settings: f/4.0 1/500 iso 200 No flash



Edited using Photoshop Elements

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3. Strumming a chord on his brand new guitar...

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37 comments:

Gallery 12 said...

oooh goody!!! What a GREAT New Year theme Donna. Nice one. now off to think what "brand new" images I might capture.... :)

binrow said...

I'm up for a rebirth, hoping for a blessing from above.
Lets see what the camera captures.

HUGZ

Pamela said...

Looking forward to getting invovled in this group.

Fantastic theme...

tracey said...

oohh the thinking cap is on ...

Donna said...

Oh who's a dedicated little chook now! Well done number 12 - what a shot! Gotta be happy with that one!

JaidensMum said...

Oooh I like them all!

This week Number 1 gets my vote! I just love that picture.

PS- I hope I have logged my vote correctly!

scrapwitch said...

yer thats true dedication..my goodness,what a wonderful shot..i see the fingers of gods glory..wow..love it

Donna said...

Number four is rockin' the floor! How cool is this photo - love how you can see all the detail in the waves. Beautiful!

Donna said...

Number 4 is out the door...And down the beach taking an awesome photo! Love the detail in the waves - beautiful!

Gallery 12 said...

Number 4 - how gorgeous is that photo! Well done, off at a racing pace!

Donna said...

omigod ladies - just stunning! I love how emotive those clouds are , and the intricacy of that flower - I'm so glad I bought that camera - lovin 'em all!

nikkihelen said...

wow, I have to admitt I love pic number 12...when do we get to vote? :)

Anonymous said...

Love the colour in No12. Pink what little girls like best

Scrapsister said...

I'm voting composition for this one...nmber one. Love all of them...well done Ladies.
Kerryn

s4j said...

Wow!!!...so many variations on the theme...some very clever ideas and awesome photos....very hard to pick a fav.

This week I vote for #2...I love the focus on the bee, showing the detail in the wings, as well as the background which is just the most awesome colours.

Anonymous said...

Do we need to wait for the 12 photos to be loaded before we vote???? 12 people but only 11 photos.....

Lorraine said...

This week I vote for #7. I love the way you captured the clouds building up to your first storm.

Pamela said...

mmmmmmmm hard to choose my vote for the week is for photo by number 1, I do love the newly done up gate as well as the idea of the shot.

Anonymous said...

My vote has to go to that sunrise, number 12. Its a superb photo. Husband's vote is number 1. He reckons that encapsulates the theme the best.

mumzie said...

All fantastic, but I do think No 1 set the scene quite beautifully.

miasmummy said...

Am I allowed to vote too!!! I am loving number 12!! xx

Jenny said...

I cant decide, they are all really really great photos BUT my Vote is for number FOUR

Anonymous said...

Number 4 gets my vote

Jodie said...

oh its harrrd.
i really love the bee and the guitar..but my vote will go on the guitar.
:D

xx

Anonymous said...

No 5 gets my vote.... I want that doll.... (just to pick it up and touch it)it is just like it is sitting there waiting to be touched..... the colour is vibrant and so inviting... It speaks to me.

Mumma_Mone said...
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Mumma_Mone said...

If im allowed to vote i vote for NO:1 "our old Gate" it was hard to choose as they were all so good.

Anonymous said...

I love them all but 11 really appeals to me - great photo, gorgeous colour, whimsical beauty....

Mumzie said...

I thought they were in numerical order and so voted No. 1 when I really wanted to vote for No 8 because the EGG symbolises new life for me. Sorry about that, but they are all worthy of a vote.

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to # 8!!

Anonymous said...

Number 12 for me.

Number 2 for Lily.

Michelle Jamieson said...

I'm voting for Number 1...just love that old gate!!

Anonymous said...

i'm voting for number seven, love storms

Anonymous said...

My vote is for no.12. Love those sun rays reaching up through the clouds, so beautiful & calm.

Astrostar said...

This one is hard as they are all so good! I wish I could take pictures half as good as you guys!

Anonymous said...

I have thought long and hard over this one and think No 1 has my vote.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they all wonderful, but I love the Gate. Wish it were mine. So No 1 for me