A kiwi-flavored candy tin
Nikon Coolpix L2
Lots of zoom, no special settings
-Jason Miller

nikon s210: used the remaining sunlight of today to expose the veins of the leaf, my neighborhood has very little foliage this time of year so i was lucky to find one...no filters, no effects, just pure nature
~James Maha

"Grenadine splash"
Canon 5D and EF50mm f/1.8. Shot at IS0100, 1/100s, f/8.
Vivitar285HV flash, 1/16th, snooted, aimed at a white background.
-Kurt Elster

I shot this sailboat one-handed and not looking as I was driving down the Santa Monica Incline leading to PCH.
Taken on 3/08/10
Nikon D90
18-105mm lens (shot at 80mm)
ISO 200
White balance: "Direct sunlight" setting to make the peach tones appear.

I took this shot of the SI Hirshhorn Museum courtyard water fountain in August of 2008.
I used an Olympus D545, with ISO set at 50 and aperture set to f/4.9 (that's what flickr says).
-Tina Troyster

Just took a shot of the hills in San Jose at the end of the workday in B&W full manual mode.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
0.001 sec (1/1000)
105 mm
-Rick Gomes

Taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT with a Canon 18.0-55.0 mm lens f/3.5-5.6. Exposure was f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 400.
Morgan Mishek

Taken at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China at dawn.
Canon 20D
Sigma 28-75mm f/2.8 lens
1/250sec, f/7.0, 75mm, ISO 100
-Lucas Beard

Camera: Canon T1i
Stock lens 18-55 mm
ISO 100
This pic is half monotone and half colored sky.
-Raj Walia

Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: 18-70mm Nikkor
ISO: 400
-Tom Nguyen

Taken from the peak of Killington mountain in Vermont without a tripod
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS
Focal Length: 34
F Number: 5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1,000th of a second
ISO 800
-Jonah Seifer

Was spur of the moment as I saw my running shoes.
canon eos450d
-David Wheeler

hoto taken in Golden Bay in Malta with my Olympus E410, at an ISO of 100, f/6.3 and an exposure of 1/500. Just a little tweaking of the contrast at home (no other edits).. Doll was abandoned next to a rubbish tip in the sand.. and I thought it looked too eerie to give it a miss!
-James Baldacchino

Orange Macro
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tokina 100mm Macro.
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/10 seconds
F-stop: f/22
-Jonathan Brizendine

picture of barley that I took at my friend's house Canon S90, with all options set to auto except with a Macro Focus option enabled.
-Tarek Jammal

Nikon D300 with a 18-70DX lens
F7.1, 1/200s, ISO200 at 18mm
-Neoh Soon Hueng

Milwaukee Art Museum, yesterday at about 8am. There was a dense fog over the city so I took the camera for a walk.
Camera is Canon T1i, 17-85 IS USM lens, shot was taken in P mode with +1/3 exposure compensation (1/160 f9.0), auto white balance.
-Sten Petrov

This image was shot on a Mamiya C-220, 80mm Mamiya lens, Fujichrome 100 film. It was shot on an airplane with the sun going down on my way back to chicago from colorado
-David Daniele

This was shot with a Kodak Z915 stock lens, with the settings of F3.5 @1/10sec, and an ISO of 800. Not a fancy camera but with no tripod I balanced it on a shoe.
-John Rebitski

Canon s90
On program mode with auto white balance, and auto ISO, flash turned off.
Macro Enabled
-Brittiney LaPlante

This is the inside of my clamp lamp. I just sat it in front of my monitor and used that for light.
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f10
Lense: 28-80mm w/ cheapo attachment
Focal Length: 80mm
ISO 1600
Canon Rebel XTi
-Greg Kalmbach

I took this photo just after seeing the what the contest was, I was sitting at my desk and I saw a jar of change I had and noticed that the coins matched the colour of my desk, simple really.
The camera was on a tripod and I used the infrared remote for Canon cameras to take the photo as to reduce vibrations as much as possible, the camera was set to manual focus to avoid changing the focus when I got the shot the camera set the way I wanted it.
Image Name: 24 pence
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron Di 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 Tele-Macro
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/13
Exp. Time: 10 Sec
-Oliver Clark


Name: Dave Dunn
Camera: Canon Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 "Nifty Fifty"
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/16
Exposure: 4.0 seconds

This was a simple shot taken in my office of an old basket. Camera was set up on desk with lens supported by a roll of tape. Only lighting available was the fluorescent overhead and an old mini Maglite was used over the basket pointed straight down as a spot light for the "glare".
-Dave Dunn

Subject: Evening clouds of late winter over Connecticut.
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Focal Length: 78mm
Exposure: 1/20 sec
ISO: 100
-Dave Stephens

This shot was taken on the patio of the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vermont.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 28mm f/1.8
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec
Aperture: f/22
ISO Speed: 200
-Mark Rowland

Inspiration came from the lead photo. I am constantly astonished by the vast hues throughout nature, and in particular, the red cabbage has been a vegetable of great curiosity. The hardest part of this challenge was to find a grocery store that had red cabbage in stock. Enjoy the mesmerizing purple folds.
Nikon D90
50mm prime
Cropped and resized in MS Office Picture Manager, compressed with imageoptimizer (online).
-George Han

Tried to get the small version under 100k, but the colors glitch at that quality, so... yeah. I did my best.
It's a picture of my welcome mat. Shot with my Canon PowerShot G9 using the macro mode. ISO: 100, f/2.8, 1/100s. A bit of cropping and color correction done in Picasa.
-Nick Glover

Setup: Simple window blinds from an angle, looks like a B&W test pattern.
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 35mm f/1.8
Shutter speed: 1/60s
F-Stop: 2.8
ISO: 200
Flash: Fired
-Bharat Swamy

Admiral Ackbar at home in Mon Calamari.
Canon 5D Mark II
Nikkor 85mm w/ Canon Adapter
ISO 100
Shutter Speed 30.0s
This is a action figure from the 80's on bedsheets.
Key light is coming from a Fantom 2TB External Harddrive Light.
Aperture was used to bring out an aqua monotone.
-Cid Salcido

The shot was taken in London around the Borough Market/South Bank area. I used a Canon 40D set to ISO 200 with an 85mm primes lens. 1/100th shutter speed @ f2.
-Ben Grubb

-Nathan Murray

Setup: These are Chinese porcelain figurines about six inches high, sitting in a white Ikea Billy bookcase. The "sun" behind them is a spherical globe lamp with an orange CFL bulb in it.
Camera: Nothing special. It's a 10mp Fuji Finepix s5700 set to "super macro" mode. ISO 64 2.3" F 4.5.
-Phillip Gullett

Just decided to start taking photos of the back of my girlfriends head, and her quaff of hair.
Camera Model: Pentax K-x
Lens: Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm
Flash: Pentax AF-540FGZ
Aperture: f/5.8
Shutter Speed: 1/180
Focal Length: 300mm (digital)
ISO Speed: ISO 100
-Michael Leskar

It was shot with a D200 on ISO 100, Program, auto WB, stock lens, used 2 rims of paper as a tripod.
I cropped, straightened in out, and fixed the white balance in photoshop's camera raw, than distorted it a bit in photoshop (lens correction).

I took a 5mW green laser, and aimed it at some aluminum in the bathroom. The diffusion you see is exactly what is produced. no photochopping or color tweaks made to the picture. Getting clear pictures was a tough since the diffusion would only happen in some areas, which made holding the laser straight and in a very, very small spot the most difficult of all.
Canon T1i
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
ISO 400
f 5.6
-Jason Hoeft

Title: "My girlfriend mess"
Canon EOS 450 D
Lens EF-S 18-55mm
ISO 400
-Kamil Tatara

Nikon D200
Sigma 70-300mm
ISO 560
SS 1/125
-Karen Sorbello

a picture I took last night with my film camera I believe
fits into your challenge requirements.
Taken on 3/10/2010 at 61 Street, Woodside Train Station, NY
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikkor AF 50mm 1:1.8D
Film: Kodak Gold 200
Settings: Aperture priority at f/1.8, camera chose 1/30 shutter speed.
Hand held.
Developed at my local lab in Sunnisyde, NY, scanned with Epson
Perfection V600 Photo.
Just cleaned the dust with Photoshop and cropped.
-Aldo R. Altamirano

Camera: Canon Powershot SD1100is
f/stop: F/8
Exposure: 1/125 sec.
Focal Length: 6mm
White Balance: Manual.
-Pedro Leal

This shot is a macro shot of my boxer/rottweiler mix.
Camera: Canon t2i
Lens: Canon 28-135 ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: 1/60
ISO: 400
-William Nations

SHOT taken in national park "Nevados del Ruiz"/Colombia with CANON EOS 350D, original Canon Lens 18-55mm @ 55mm, F/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 250
-Patrick Enste

Taken during some rainy weather with a Canon EOS 500D & the 18-55mm IS Kit Lens, 1/100, ISO 100, f/7.1, 49mm
Love the effect the water has at adding in some extra tones and shapes that would otherwise not be present.
-Charlie Davis

This is a photo of the shoulders and neck of a bottle of spring
harvest, fresh pressed olive oil.
Shot on a Canon Rebel XSI with a Canon 17-85mm lens.
Date Taken: 3/11/2010
Focal Length: 85mm
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/200
F-stop: f/13
Shot in a "white tent" with 1x Alien Bees B800 Flash Unit. Touched up
in photoshop with "levels" and "unsharp mask".
-Jonathan Sciabica

iphone 3Gs
hipstamatic app
lens john s
film float
flash off
photobox app
hong kong 1976 filter
sunny san antonio, filling up at the pump.
-Chris Stokes

It is a close up shot of a paper pineapple. I shot it using existing lighting (mostly florescent) in my college's cafeteria.
Pentax K-x Body
smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL Lens
-Elizabeth Leighton

Shot during daylight in my backyard. Picture is a close-up of my Air Conditioning unit.
f/5 - 1/60s - Tungsten white balance - ISO 100 - 18-55@42mm
-Skylar Shafer

I lucked out finding tiny, pale yellow spider on the mirror of my cream colored bathroom. I admit I cleaned up the mirror a bit in Paint.NET
Canon PowerShot SD1000 point & shoot in macro mode, no zoom
Exposure: 1/40
ISO Speed: 200
Aperture: 2.8
-Joe Glow

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: 105mm Prime
F-stop f/3.5
Exposure 1/60sec
ISO 200
Flash 1/60sec
-Anne Aubry

My wife's whole grains perched atop our fridge - taken with my Canon S90 @ ISO 80, F2, 15" exposure on my tripod propped up on the counter. The washout was assisted by wonderfully bright kitchen ceiling fan light.
-Jesse Oliveri

Nikon D90 with Tamron 90mm Macro - 1/250 sec at f/4.5 ISO 1600
-Donald Ungerman

Camera: EX-Z750 Auto-Point and Shoot
F-stop: f/4
Exp: 1/80
-Peter Sun

Taken with a Nikon D90 equipped with the 35mm f1.8 lens. Taken at 1/80 sec. exposure f1.8 ISO200.
Wasn't too much technique involved, all the carburetors were just set out and I started snapping away like there was no tomorrow. All I did in PS was desaturate the image, nothing more.
-Taylor Hall

-Nibrah Jatema

GF1, ISO 100, painted apples
-Chris Keating

My new rubber band ball (Thanks to my paperboy Caleb). I used my Olympus E-PL1 with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko lens. The picture was taken with the camera on a coffee table with ISO 100, f/3.6, 2.5" shutter speed.
-Andy Meehan

I used my iPhone at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Jelly-fishes don't have any color, but the blue comes from a reflection on the tank.
-Calvin Hua

Nikon D60, f/8, 1/6 s, ISO 400, 18-55@45mm.
-Charlie Howell

Shot with Blackberry 8530 phone camera, adjusted in Irfanview.
-Joel Summerville