Here are 91 everyday objects, photographed by Gizmodo readers. Can you identify them? (Seriously, can you help identify them? Several don't have answers!)
Winner and Lead Shot
Rain, Rain, Go Away! Yeah, I was stuck inside, so I was taking lots of pictures of kitchen stuff. This is a fork on my dinner table. This was taken with my Canon Rebel XS using a Tamron 18-270 at 270mm.
I shot at ISO 100, 0.3 sec, at f9 (even at f9, with so much zoom and being so close to the subject, you can still see the left & right notches are slightly out of focus compared to the center...).
- Eric Kornblum
While doing the dishes, I noticed that the soap suds might make a nice picture for the UPO Gizmodo Shooting Challenge. I put some of the suds in a clear plastic container and started photographing with a light source under the container. The result doesn't look as much like soap suds as a spider web made by an intoxicated arachnid. I think it looks pretty cool though. Camera: Nikon D90, Lens: 60mm AF Micro Nikkor, f/8, 1/25 sec
- Duane Sager
I took this shot on a Canon Rebel T2i (550d) at ISO 3200, f/22, @ 1/25 shutter speed using the kit IS 18-55mm lens. I really wanted to shoot some macro photography for this particular challenge, but as I do not have a decent lens for it, I had to come up with something else. This particular object is a favorite of mine, and you don't see very many like it anymore. The shape provides many interesting perspectives that I never examined before. It was a ton of fun to shoot; literally impossible to get the same shot twice which added to the fun of it all...I never knew what I was gonna get.
- Robert Lohr
One of things that I enjoy most about shooting with a macro lens is that usually the process is less about finding an interesting subject and more about making an interesting shot. This is a handheld panned shot of a usually spectacularly boring toaster. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II using a 100mm Canon f2.8 Macro ISO 400 F/2.8 for 0.3 sec
- Jesse Zibble
Took this one while out camping the other night. I used a canon 30d and borrowed a 70-200mm telephoto from a friend. Then I used my prime 50mm backwards to get the supermacro effect. It's the base of the metal stalks on a grill scrubber. I thought they looked like tree trunks on some alien planet. Canon 30d, Canon 70-200mm + Canon prime 50mm, f/4, 1/125 sec., ISO 100
- Collin Fleck
There is a lamp right next to my book shelf in my living room. When I got really close, and let the focus soften up just a little bit, it blurred the lines enough so the two blended together where they overlapped. Then I lined up where the shelf met the wall with where the lamp shade met the base, forming a nice geometric, Cubist style shot. Captured this with my T2i and a Sigma 17-50 lens. It was shot at 50mm, f2.8, 1/100.
- Jody Abbott
This is my first submission to the shooting challenge, I have to say that the challenge was one of my inspirations to get a DSLR camera in the fist place. The idea behind this photo came to me while i was about to lit a cigarette and my ashtray was overwhelmed with cigarette butts and right after I disposed of them I realized I could take a photo that could resemble the moon or an space rock. Canon Rebel T1i, lens 18-55mm f/5.6, 1/25 ISO 6400.
- Pedro Casar
I used a 5D Mark II and a 50mm f1.8 lens to take this photo. I was just walking around the house taking some interesting photos, but this actually came to me after watching some tilt-shift photography slides. I took the lens off the camera body and starting moving it around, trying to place the lens to give a neat looking shot.
This is actually the screen on one of our front windows. The blue sky in the top half of the photo and the tree line (that dips in towards the middle) are still visible. I love how the squares of the screen came through. I wish I could replicate it and take it more head-on for a symmetrical photo. It almost looks like motion blur. The exposure was for 1/2500 sec at ISO 400. It was bright out which allowed for such a fast exposure time.
I took this shot while walking with my date. It was a cold and rainy night. The street lamps were very bright that night. I wanted to use a object that we see everyday and make is very usual.
Camera: Olympus E-520 Lens: Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm ISO: 100, 1/6 sec at f / 3.5
These were so absolutely fantastic. Check out the two galleries below and full-sized shots on flickr. So many great photos missing above.