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Mar 29, 2013 23:16:03   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
> http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/photo_contest.jsp?pcnum=51 <

And the winners of DIY with 118 entries and 271 votes are...

1st place = Gryffon with 12.32 points and (21) votes (new)
2nd place = abby with 11.93 points and (18) votes (returning)
3rd place = jrstjean with 6.18 points and (13) votes (new)
4th place = jazz7 with 5.07 points and (9) votes (new)

Congratulations everyone - especially those who added a little more by telling us about their photos!!!

Running Totals - Underlined equals multiple time winners
1st = Skew, Eric LS, colnago, Ugly Jake, 369Kae, scruffyherbert, wbaiken2, LovePhotography330, Kerryanne, LovePhotography330, Audie Thornburg, Gryffon
2nd = Bridges, wbgrice, Severums, colie, R'laine, Fuzzycoach, jasarah, simplesimon, LovePhotography330, JJPhoto, LovePhotography330, abby
3rd = nanaval, pinkycat, behindthecamera, tk, brownky, wowbmw, LovePhotography330, Severums, Lazy Old Coot, krus54114, abby, jrstjean
4th= TNmike, Flyboy001, O hi O, Canoe50d, plessner, fotkaman, Bret, bob44044, Shane T, jkaye65, Severums, jazz7

HINT: Click (ratings) to see all the entries at once
> http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/photo_contest_ratings.jsp?pcnum=51 <

NOTE: Please note the change to voting below
> http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-107364-1.html <
You can vote as many times as you like, but only have one voting point.
If you vote for multiple photos, your voting point gets divided across them all.

Working on the grinder in my garage. Self timer in the dark.
Working on the grinder in my garage. Self timer in...

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.I have been experimenting with "splash photography" and wanted to capture a photo of a hand hitting the water. I could find no volunteers in my house so I did it myself. I used a small plastic aquarium and 2 150 watt outdoor floodlights - both coming in from the sides.I used a piece of black velvet material for the background. The camera was on a tripod and I pushed the shutter with my right hand as my left hand was hitting the water. The original horizontal photo was then rotated to a vertical. D90,Nikkor f1/4 50mm lens, 1/3200 at f/6.3, ISO 800.
Sometimes you just have to take matters into your ...

Made By Hand
Made By Hand...

Tools of the Trade - little used
Tools of the Trade - little used...

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Mar 29, 2013 23:22:01   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with Abby

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
I learned photography in the early 1970's -first camera was Pentax Spotmatic then Nikon FM1.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
No formal training. I like street photography, landscapes, stills and have been experimenting with fast shutter speeds ("splash" photography) and slower shutter speeds - (night photography and day time shots with neutral density filters)

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
I always wanted to know how these "splash" shots were made and decided to try it.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
Nikon d90, Nikkor f/1.4 50mm lens, tripod, plastic aquarium filled half way with water, black velvet background, 2 - 150 watt outdoor floodlights.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I wish it wasn't my hand in the water!

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do? Probably fishing and boating.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knee_doc

Thanks, Abby

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Mar 29, 2013 23:25:21   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with jrstjean

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
Been in to photography for about 15 years now.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
Picked up photography while studying at Harvard and my first internship was to photograph the dinosaur fossil collection at a science museum in Boston.
I was also looking for a creative outlet.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
Always looking for a creative subject and something interesting.
It was shot at a fair and there were many artisan and crafts people there. I like the look of the wet clay on his hands.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
Shot it with my Sony A35 and a 55-200mm lens
No special set up.. It was out doors

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
No

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
Something creative...

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
http://www.jrstjeanphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/JRStJeanPhotographer
http://www.facebook.com/TakePridePhotography

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Mar 29, 2013 23:58:44   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
To help this weeks brave WPC 1312 - DIY ANALYSIS volunteer please visit http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-107831-1.html#1830534

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Mar 30, 2013 13:25:56   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with Gryffon

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
In the 1950s as a child my uncles used to run a wedding photo business they had a darkroom in the outhouse. If I was lucky they would show me the old glass plate camera's they used and the huge glass plate enlarger (I still have it in my loft!)

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
No formal training. Carry camera almost everywhere in my pocket (Lumix, LX5) and just snap anything that takes my fancy.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
I thought my garage may offer interesting shots. Memories of all the sparks given off by the grinder inspired me to experiment.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
I had just bought a new 100mm macro lens for my Canon 600D to take photos of butterflies and other wildlife. But as it is winter/spring had to look around for other opportunities to experiment. So at night I rested the camera on a toolbox, set the self timer and took 5-6 different shots of me with a chisel on the grinder. Only one worked but I liked it the second it came up on the screen.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I'm amazed that I won this competition and really grateful to all who voted. It has given me confidence to really experiment and follow my whims.

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
Lino printing.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
Have a few pictures on flickr but have never had the confidence to share too many pictures.
Thanks you again for a great site that does give me the chance to show a few shots and to learn from others.

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Mar 30, 2013 13:31:46   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with jazz7

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
Since 1992. I gave up smoking and put the money saved into a Nikon F3.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
No formal training, rad lots of books and magazines! I love macro and landscape photography.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
Your theme of the week :)

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
A Fuji XS-1 - just two small lights.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I don't think so, no, I was happy with what I was trying to achieve.

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
I love photography plain and simple. I have other interests, but photography is my main one.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
I have no site where my work can be seen.

Thankyou for UHH I thoroughly enjoy entering the contest each week, provided people stick to the theme - :)

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