My Bokeh and Blue painting... This is actually just a macro shot of some left over paint from this weekend's home improvement episode. I used 1 SB800 and 1 SB600 at +1 EV in TTL bouncing off ceiling which helped create the bokeh and shadows.
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
-Patrick Tully

Sliced one of my last "cutie" oranges, placed it on a glass lid and placed the sun behind it. Medium luminance rgb S-curve was used to define the inner structure, but otherwise unaltered.
ISO 100
Rebel XTi
28-70 @ 70
Macro distance
-Patrick Zeinert

I tossed my green DC coat on the table and shot away with the d90 and 35f1.8.
-Seth Kirkendall

These are the shutters in our dining room with the morning sunlight passing through them. No swiveling viewfinder so ended up taking dozens of shots until one was composed right.
Sony DSLR-A100
Shutter: 1/30s
Lens: Fixed 50mm Sigma Macro
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
-Jaime Bullon

Taken with a Canon S90, F/4.9, 0.8 seconds, ISO 100.
Cropping and minor adjustments done in Photoshop.
-Andreina Jimenez

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DX
F-stop: f/5
Exp: 1/60 sec
ISO: ISO-200
Focal Length: 55mm
Shot in my backyard, forget the name of the plant, but it has big, waxy, and very green leaves. Shot in a shady spot on a partly cloudy day. Cropped to 16x10 dimensions and fixed the white balance (had it set wrong), but otherwise image presented as shot.
-LeRoy Witherspoon

This was taken with a 7D using the reverse lens macro technique. A
Canon 50mm f/1.8 was held backwards against the body mounted
100-300mm. ISO 400, f5.6, 1/800, RAW conversion, no post processing.
The subject is a side-lit branch from a dead pine tree.
-Christian Shaffer

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L
ISO 120
F/9 @ 1/30
no tripod, handheld propped against a tree.
-Warren Chow

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM.
Settings: 92 mm and 1/30 second exposure at f/4.5 and ISO 100.
Technique: A sculpture jewelery hand in front of a my model's red t-shirt and belly
-Tobias Zetterlund

This photo was shot around 4:30 PM just before my plane dropped below the clouds into SeaTac Int'l airport. It was shot with my iPhone 3GS at f/2.8 at 1/2500 of a second with an ISO of 70 and a focal length of 3.9mm. In Photoshop CS2 I did a color balance adjustment layer to get the bronze appearance. Although shot in color, the original had an appearance of mostly grayscale. I did have a Canon G9 with me, but was in the process of shutting things down when I saw this view and decided to capture it with what was in my hand.
-Steve Everist


Curtains with sunlight peering through.
Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 50 mm
-Gregg McClurg

Canon Digital Rebel XT
ISO 400
-Tim Stoklas

This picture was shot with a Canon 20d. I used a 100mm F2.8 macro lens set at ISO 200, f2.8, 1/60sec.
I decided on a bowl of Froot Loops as my inspiration and went from there. It seemed very creative and
gave me the color and texture I was looking for in this monotone shot.
-Jamie Hamilton

Some shots from the weekend. Metadata should contain the necessary
info, but they're all shot with a Canon XTi using the Canon 70-200
f2.8 IS with limited crop/rotation in Santa Monica, CA.
-Michael Koperwas

"A Fistful of Luck"
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Lens: 18-55mm
ISO: 3200
Exposure time: 1/40
Setting: A fistful of Lincoln pennies in a dish, at varying ages.
-Yi-Ching Lin

An obscene amount of moss growing along a shaded cliffside in Castle Rock park in Saratoga, CA.
Camera: Canon Powershot S90
Iso: 320
Appeture: f/4.9
-Leif Jarrud Nordberg

ISO 200
4 - 50 watt Fluorescent Bulbs

I took 3 glasses and filled one with whiskey, one with butterscotch schnapps, and one with dark bourbon. I took the two smaller glasses and set them on matching inverted glasses to raise them up to the level of the small wine glass. I Placed all the glasses on a light gold cloth and used a dark gold backdrop.
I used 2 softboxes each burning 5 - 45watt bulbs for lighting. I pointed both at the ceiling to diffuse the light further.
Camera: Canon Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm 1:4 - 5.6 DG
ISO: 800
Shutter Speed 1/50
Aperture F5.0
Used a tripod
-Mateo Valdez

Here's my attempt at a monochrome image, essentially trying to create a landscape in dirt. Whether or not it's the best entry, I'm going to say i probably had the most fun making it, since the process was essentially finding standing water and driving through it really quickly until the side of my car looked about how I wanted it to, and then getting a shot of that area. So it was an excuse to drive through puddles, yay! God I'm 12.
Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi with the 15-55mm kit lens at 40 mm, ISO 200, 1/50 sec exposure and f/5.6.
-Devin Wilger.

Eggs balanced on a cutting board. Canon 50D with 85mm f/1.8 lens at ISO 800, f/2.0, 1/250 sec. An off camera 580 EX II was setup on a table top tripod, set to TTL II with the flash at 0 compensation.
-Rob Gierthy

Shot March 14, 2010 with a Pentax K200, lens: smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II, ISO 400 - natural lighting + flash
Title: Nacho Massimo
-Eric Taylor

Taken on a beautiful sunny sunday with Canon Ixus 970 IS with focal lenght 6.6 mm and ISO 200. aperture 9.0, shutter 1ı640 s, digital macro settings.
-Tisa Sencur

Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Mardi Gras beads in a rotating bowl.
1/4 second exposure.
-Tim Bolstad

This is a small grassy plant outside a neighbors home. Shot using a Canon 7D, 70-300 IS lens, at f 5.6 and 1/125 shutter. Stabilized the camera and lens using a monopod.
-Scott Smith

Canon 7D
Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 lens
50mm @ f/2.8 & 1/80 sec
ISO 320
While on vacation in Reno this weekend I remembered Saturday night at dinner that I wanted to try my hand at the shooting challenge, happened to look up and see a neat monotone texture in the lamp above our table. I took the picture in portrait, but found I couldn't get the image small enough with JPEG compression and cropped it landscape.
-Andrew Davis

The image is of a sliced semi-precious stone backlit using a flashlight program on my phone set to a light blue light.
Canon Rebel XSi
EF-S18-55mm lens
ISO 400
-Humbert Fleitas

This is a lamp in a cafe I saw this weekend in NYC. I used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 P&S, 22mm, f5.9, 1/125, and ISO 320. I did a little post processing in Photoshop to clean it up a little and increase the contrast.
-Joe Russo

While sitting at my desk I glanced up to catch the light from the sunset casting a fun shadow of my bookshelf/plant on the wall in front of me.
My camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 micro 4/3 camera with standard pancake lens—light was fading fast so I used the iA (intelligent Auto) mode.
-Erica McDaniel

A warm yellow light reflecting off the inner booth at Privus Lounge in
Allston, MA.
Nikon D300
Nikon 28-70mm F/2.8 @ 70mm F/2.8
1/60 sec shutter ISO 1600
-Aaron Hwang

Camera: Canon Powershot SX20IS
ISO: 80
Focal Length: 5mm
Aperture: f3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
My cactus soaking up some Texas afternoon sun.
-Kristin Echerd

The attached photos were shot with a Nikon D3000 using a 50mm fixed lens, f1.8, 1/15 shutter speed, and ISO 160. The picture is of some purple suede/snakeskin shoes that I own. I used a purple shirt as the background for the shoes, and tried to minimize the reflection of light as much as possible. The camera was handheld, no tripod in use.
-Vincent Escamilla

Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 5.1 mm
ISO Speed: 80
-Vasant Rakasi

I used a Canon Rebel Xti with the Canon EF 35mm Lens. I shot in Manual Exposure Mode, using ISO 100, Aperture f/2.0m, and Partial Metering Mode.
-Joanne Cruz

I snapped this shot against a papaya leaf using a µTough 6000 from Olympus, with the built-in Macro setting, which gives a fairly shallow depth of field. I used this to accent the angle of the leaf, with the veins serving as markers of focus.
-Brian W. Davis

Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: 18-55mm Nikkor
Focal Length: 46mm
f Stop: 8
Shutter: 1/20
ISO: 100
Took a picture of two cherubs in a fountain in the front yard of my grandmother's house. Thanks!
-Cristina Sensendorf

Canon 7d
EF50mm f/1.8 II
Aperture Priority
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Aperture: 2.2
Evaluative Metering
ISO: 3200
Taken at "Fresh" on Spadina in Toronto, just before heading off to see Alice in Wonderland on Friday March 12th
-Stephen Tucker

the picture was taken with a Nikon D3000 at 1/20 of a sec; F3.5; ISO 400 using the macro setting.
-Nicole Gilfillan

50mm 1.8 @ f/7.1
1/50th sec.
My girlfiend, Sarah, had just finished sewing covers for two soft boxes I built. We were testing out a softbox on out cat, Bear. So yes, the image is of a black cat on a dark background. The image is just of his left eye, the other not being in the frame.
-Alex Knotts

18-200 Nikkor Lens
Took this on my pool deck, while trying to figure out what i should shoot for this challenge. When i got home i ended up liking this one, and thought i would submit it.
-Rico Nolan

Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikkor 35mm F1.8
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure time: 1/20 sec.
Exposure bias: +0.3
-Pooya Gharahgozl

Used a canon powershot digital camera with 8 megapixels.ISO 800. no flash.
-Chrissy McAlpin

Canon 7D with Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro @ f/14 ISO 400
-Beau Blochlinger

Canon S90
Tv 1/30
Av f-8.0
-Devin Radcliffe

Camera: D300S
50mm f1.8 Prime (75mm on DX)
ISO 200
F 1.8
-Sonesh Shah

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: 18-55mm
ISO: 3200
WB: Auto
Aperture: F9
Exposure Time: 1/80
-Nestor Armas

Taken with my D40 and the kit 18-55mm lens. The blue sky, and blue water was beautiful, and the clouds and water on the rocks just made me take this shot.
-Leigh McCulloch

I took this with a traditional non-digital SLR, with ISO 400, at a tequila ranch in Mexico I was visiting for spring break.
-Herman Rosiles

"Golden" Sunset in Marin, CA, 3.14.2010, 7pm.
Shot with Nikon D70 with 70-300mm VR lens, f/29.
-Steve Chen

Canon Rebel XS with a 28-105mm lens. I knew I was gonna need to crop in pretty far, so I wanted to make sure everything stayed as sharp as possible. Consequently, I shot in aperture mode (f29) at ISO 100 on a tripod (20 second exposure).
-Eric Kornblum

-Steven McGann

Canon Rebel T1i
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Circular Polarizing Filter
We had a really good thunderstorm last night, and the entire morning was quite dreary. This afternoon, the clouds started billowing and the sun shone through. I saw a perfect opportunity, so I shot it
I put on and adjusted my circular polarizing filter, set the white balance to tungsten to make the clouds very blue so it would fit in the monotone competition, and surveyed the sky for the most interesting edge of the cloud.
-Kerrick Long

I shot these with my trusty Nikon D40 using the kit lens. I used the Program mode with the SB-400 flash unit. Shutter speed was 1/60, ISO was 200 and the aperture was f/5.6. Thanks.
-Pete Berg

The setup is my desk, just cleaned off a bit, using a tripod and a Fuji Finepix S1500
Taking shots with various exposures(3 - 8 seconds) and aperture (f6.4 - f2.8), layered over eachother to get a balanced look between screens and LED lights.
Lastly I tweaked the hue of the tablet-pc led lights from green to blue, cropped and saved.
-Sander te Hennepe