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margievis
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Posted: 1/1/2013 4:27:06 PM
Hi! I was so excited to have my photo chosen for December! In honor of the New Year and celebrating, I am choosing: Sparkle& Shine for our theme this month-and I can't wait to see all of your sparkly, shimmery, shiny photo contributions!


RULES: Winner of the previous color challenge will state the color for the challenge and then pick the winner. The winner will then be responsible for starting the next color, date to complete, and choose the winner-so on and so forth!

The Previous Color Challenge Winner may participate but is not eligible for winning the challenge.

All pictures must be NEW, and if you can post your settings, that is great, but don't worry about it as a requirement.

Pictures must be posted by Jan 30th.





*You guys made my job picking a winner really tough(which I LOVE!) I have to choose Lori_Z's snowflake shot-it was truly amazing!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 8:52:44 AM
Wow, what a fun choice Margie, and congratulations on your win!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 9:18:45 AM
Congratulations on your win!

sparkles and shine - hummmm???? that otta be fun.

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Posted: 1/2/2013 10:34:55 AM
I'm jumping right in here. I was just in the middle of editing some Christmas pictures when I saw your new selection for the January challenge so here is my sparkly Christmas ball. By the end of January it will probably look out of date but here it is for now:


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Posted: 1/2/2013 10:40:47 AM
Sparkle and Shine sounds like fun! I'm hoping to be more active on the boards again--its been a long time. I wanted to get a few shots of the beautiful sparkly snow on the cornfields this morning, but it was 3 degrees and with no gloves or boots, I wimped out!!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 11:50:48 AM
Love the Christmas ball, Gardencat! and Leah, I can't say I blame you! Brrr!

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Posted: 1/2/2013 4:41:56 PM
Love the Christmas Ball. What a fun challenge Margie.

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Posted: 1/3/2013 2:34:22 PM
I am sharing one of my first photos of the new year for my Sparkle and Shine photo:

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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:05:10 PM
oh what a fun challenge! I will have to find some shiney\sparkle stuff.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:18:31 PM
Gardencat--Your Christmas ornament is perfect for sparkle & shine!

Margie--Neat shot of the bubbly! Our New Year's coffee mugs of sparkling cider weren't anywhere that photogenic!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:45:14 PM
Oooh! Sparkle and Shine, I can actually do this one, here is mine, my son bought me this ornament for me for Christmas.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:09:20 AM
What a sweet snowman, cindylou!

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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:10:28 AM
And, thanks Leah! I pull out our crystal wedding flutes about once a year...

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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:01:33 PM
Nie shots everyone. Love the champagne, looks so inviting.

I love all things that are 'sparkle and shine" too. Though actually finding something photo-worthy has proven to be a bit of a challenge, since our tree is already down for the season.

I will post my entry as soon as it is processed.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 3:23:38 PM
Great idea for a challenge! Congrats on last month's win.

SMC Takumar 55mm 1.8 lens. The butterfly decorates the table centrepiece that I won at our work Christmas party.



Not sure if this qualifies. It is not sparkly, but I thought the cutlery looked shiny. This was breakfast, cranberry pancakes with real maple syrup. Panagor 90mm 2.8 macro lens.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 3:51:41 PM
Great shots...cranberry pancakes with maple syrup sounds yummy!

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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:48:17 PM
I had trouble finding something sparkly so I had to raid the bling !

All taken with 24-105L lens with off-camera flash.

I did have some trouble with the reflections in the ring, and had to tweak my setup and re-shoot several times until I was happy with the results.


SS 1/200, f/7.1, 105mm



SS 1/200, f/4.0, 105mm



Thanks for looking.
CC always welcome.

karene
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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:03:02 PM
Great sparkle&shine shots so far!

I love the ornaments and butterfly.

I had trouble coming up with an idea for this one, but think I figured it out this morning, hope to be up with it tomorrow!

ETA: not sure how I missed the bling, but love that, too!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 6:25:07 PM

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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:03:54 AM
My shiny wall clock (I had taken it down to move it to a different spot and put it on my colorful chair with even more colorful throw blanket... loved the set up so I ran up 3 flights to get the camera LOL)


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Posted: 1/11/2013 10:38:16 AM

My shiny wall clock (I had taken it down to move it to a different spot and put it on my colorful chair with even more colorful throw blanket... loved the set up so I ran up 3 flights to get the camera LOL)


I love "happy accidents" like that! It's a great shot!

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Posted: 1/12/2013 10:56:07 PM
Krisztina, Barb, and Meg-I love your shots! It's so much fun seeing the different takes on this challenge!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:09:37 AM
I agree, it is really fun to see the different takes. We all have a "style" but it is great to see others' views too.

Love the crop on the clock. And the flames are terrific, I've tried to take pictures of my campfires during the summer and do struggle with that myself. Maybe it was the P&S I was trying to take it with though. LOL

I have an idea for another. I will try to take it tomorrow.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:08:01 PM
My version of Sparkle and Shine. . .


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:16:00 PM
SO many great photos for this challenge already...it looks like "sparkle and shine"was a great choice of subject.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:14:40 AM
Oooh, Karen, that is lovely!

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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:39:50 PM
Thank you!

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Posted: 1/14/2013 3:04:09 PM
Karen, I love that picture! Did you use a filter or is the sparkle "just" from the sun?

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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:57:43 PM
Barb, That shot was taken with a star filter. I tried to do it without, it was beautifully sunny out, and I just couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to (or at least not the way I had it already pictured in my head, LOL). I bought the star filter forever ago, I'm sure as the result of an "enabling thread" here, and other than one candle shot right after I got it, don't think I have used it. Glad I thought of it, because I really do like this shot!

Thanks so much for the compliment - I appreciate it!!

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:46:40 PM
Every December I think I need a star filter (for Christmas lights) and then I promptly forget. I really really want one now!!

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Posted: 1/14/2013 10:54:55 PM
Haha! I totally get it! I think I've had this for at least 3 years, took photos with it one night, during Hannukah, the week I got it, and that was it. I am really excited about this photo - it has definitely inspired me to come up with other ways to try and use it.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:51:36 AM
Karen, I can't wait to see what else you come up with! I think the one you posted was very creative!

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:51:49 AM
Karen, I can't wait to see what else you come up with! I think the one you posted was very creative!

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:41:44 PM

Every December I think I need a star filter (for Christmas lights) and then I promptly forget. I really really want one now!!

You don't need one for the tree-it can be achieved with slow shutter speed! Like this:

Settings:
f/22, 25 second exp for ss,ISO 100

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:42:48 PM
Oh, and I used a tripod, and the 2 second delay, so that I wouldn't bump it or jiggle it at all.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:32:37 PM
margievis, definitely the "better" way to do it! Great shot.

Not sure how I missed the fire and the clock, both great takes. I love how everyone has such a different take on the same theme. Great challenge.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:39:05 AM
Ok,I have really been stumped on this challenge.. I cant really practice because I can't think of anything at all..
I am trying this shot, but I will still look for another idea.. I LOVE the christmas tree shot that is amazing

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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:52:27 AM
I love the wine glasses shot!

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Posted: 1/16/2013 12:52:02 PM
karene - that is really beautiful!

Hi there! I'm pretty new to this board and have just gotten a new camera...mind if I join in too?




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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:38:30 AM
Love the snowman ornament! Great shot!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:26:01 PM
All the reflections in the snowman and his hat are very cool.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:22:04 PM
I decided yesterday to go and look for some more sparly or shiny stuff and came up with these:

A votive in front of a glossy surface



And a gift bag, with a sparkly mylar design, that gives off holograph like rainbow reflections.





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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:38:43 AM
Margie, I took this one on Christmas Eve. I know I don't "need" a star filter but I think it would cool to use one. It's not the best shot but it was fun to do.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:19:19 PM
Karen, I am loving that snowflake !!!
I was going to do somethink so similar, but am re-thinking it now. Your shot has certainly set the bar high.

Margie, your christmas tree is so pretty. The lights were captured brilliantly.

Jennifer, the simplicity of your submission is the first quality that I noticed. I am enjoying the setup you used. And the glasses have that perfect amount of twinkle to them. I think I'd straighten the shot just a tad, the bottles seem to be leaning ever so slightly to the left. I can be picky like that though.

That snowman is so darling. Definately lots of sparkle going on there.
What kind of camera was this shot with?

gardencat - I would love to see a super close up shot of that sparkly bag. I think it has a great texture/color for ths challenge. Nice candle too, love the mood of this shot.

barb - you have such a pretty tree too. I love me a full tree.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:21:05 PM
Wow, I missed a lot of posts in a few days!

Jennifer, your wine glass shot is so pretty!

Great shots, gardencat-had to look at that mylar bag a few times!

Bobbie, your tree shot is beautiful!




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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:20:49 PM
Well I keep watching this thread and thinking I need to find something for this challenge. I was looking thru some recent shots and realized.... this one fits the challenge..... it is sparkly and shiny


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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:27:34 PM
Someone asked for a close up of the Mylar bag I posted a couple of days ago, so here are a couple...you can see how the colours reflected change depending on the angle at which you look at it ( or photograph it).





And just for fun a completely out of focus shot. I'm not really a fan of shots that are all bokeh with nothing in focus, but this does have a lot of fun colours. Makes me kind of think about trying to use it as a background for something else.




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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:44:07 PM
I asked to see the close up. I had the last one you posted in mind too. I would love to see this as a background for something.

Jo Ann - that snowflake is SO pretty. Snowflake macros have always impressed me, they are so intricate ! I am gonna have to get me a macro lens one day !!!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 3:31:54 PM
Thank You Krisztina! Love that last one Gardencat.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:50:53 AM
Love all these, and that they are so different! The trees and snowflakes are great! Also love the votive reflection, very cozy and warm feeling. That gift bag, way cool!

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