Camera used was a Canon T2i. Lens used was a Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR non-vc. ISO 100, 47mm, F/2.8, 1/250.

I just bought the lens that day off craigslist haha, read a ton of reviews of it online about how sharp and amazing this lens was especially compared to Canon equivalents like the 17-55mm IS which costs twice as much while performing equally if not better under some conditions. Went out to campus to a great spot called the reflection pool, playing around with the camera taking some shots and i took this beauty. Really one of my favorite shots, lens is incredible and the water looks almost like liquid metal-ish.


-Evan Leung

This is actually an old slide I originally shot in 1979. I "filtered" it by placing it on my computer monitor for illumination and reshot it with my new FZ150 in close-up macro mode. I was hoping to be able to digitize some slides but instead got the square, screen-like effect is due to the monitor's individual pixels illuminating the slide.
FZ150, F/2.8, 1/20 sec, ISO 400


-Bruce Wenner

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro
ISO: 200
f/stop: 7.1

I was pulling out of a gas station and noticed this huge spiderweb with a rather large spider in the middle of it ... I stopped the car and planned on just taking a quick pic of the spider with my iPhone when I remembered that I had my Nikon in the car, I put on my macro lens and went to take a picture of the spider ... after one shot, a small flying bug got ensnared in the web and the spider quickly went to work on it. I just keep shooting and this was one of the best from the bunch. It reminded me of a book that I used to read to my children all the time, "The Spider and the Fly".


My favorite part of this picture is the spider's eyes, it almost looks as if it has "brows" and he looks rather angry.

- Adam Goldman


Hello Gizmodo,

Here's my contribution to the 100th week of shooting!

My muse has told me for a long time now (in fact, since 2007 when I made my first water droplet splash photo) to make more of these with better equipment than I had back then (compacts..). I've now taken the opportunity to try out the same technique as back then, but with equipment many times better. This time, I used a Canon EOS 7D with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM, shooting with an external flash (430EXII) fired wirelessly through the 7D's Speedlite transmitter. I shot with the flash from the left side of the scene (quite close to the water), slightly slanted towards the camera to try to capture the flash in one or more droplets (the stars). On the other side of the flash (direction in which it fired) I had a cardboard box and plain A4 white sheets of paper lining it (home-made 'studio' I usually use for (macro) shooting smaller objects) to bounce the light back. In the background I had a sheet of paper with stripes drawn with ordinary highlight markers, and beneath the water splash I had a soup bowl standing on top of another soup bowl that was upside-down, which, in turn, was standing on an upside-down turned cooking pan under the kitchen tap. Camera settings were ISO100, f/20, 1/250s, 18MP JPEG L (yeah, I should've used RAW); +2/3 flash compensation, internal camera flash not used.



- Christopher Gull


Camera: Mamyia RB67 with Polaroid back
Lens: 90mm
Film: Polaroid FP-100C
Process: Negative from Polaroid film (using bleach)

Chiltern is a small town (population approx. 1000) in the North Eastern region of Victoria Australia. Originally built along a cattle run, Chiltern grew during the mid 1800's due to gold discoveries during the greater Victorian Goldrush period. The technique I use creates a solitary result whereby minimal digital editing takes place. Every mistake in the final result is an accident and uncontrollable. I have been exploring the use of the instant image and how the burgeoning demand for new technology is reducing the one of a kind image.

- Timothy Crutchett


This picture was taking at in Tucson for their take on Dia de los Muertos. It is called All Souls Procession and a group of hundreds march down the streets in honor of the dead.

Thanks you!

- Antonio Jops


Story: She was reluctant to touch the water because it was shooting out so strong!

Camera: Canon 5d Mark 2
Lens: Canon EF 100 2.8 macro

Exposure 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 100 mm
ISO Speed 400

-Ramesh Ramaswamy


Hi Gizmodo,

The challenge here was to have 100 of me in a single photo.
What I did was place the camera on a tripod, set focus to infinite, manually set the white balance, aperture and shutter speed. So that every shot will have the same consistent look/exposure.

Shots were then taken with the camera set on timer and triggered via a wireless remote.
And then it's; pose - shoot, re-pose - shoot. Repeat until I reach 100 shots.
After taking 100 shots, these shots were then merged together via Photoshop.


Since the theme here is "100" to commemorate the 100th week of this competition, I figured this photo would be somewhat appropriate.

Canon EOS 50D
18-55mm kit lens
Phottix wireless remote trigger

Focal length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 200

Thank you.

-Gerald Cheong


I took this photo at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota while on a photowalk with some work friends. These Ostriches kept fighting and pecking each other over and over. It was a beautiful day and although I took many photos of the more popular animals like the big cats, I thought these guys deserved a shot at the spotlight at least once!

- Craig Marble


Camera: CANON EOS 600D
Lens: CANON EF-S 18-55mm
ISO: 200
Tripod: Not used
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom

- Story of the Shot -

I got a brand new Canon EOS 600D and decided to take it out with me when I was walking my dog in the local woodlands. While I was lying in the grass trying to get a close up photo of a flower, my dog called Georgina ran up to me and I managed to get this fantastic photo of her. It was one of my first shots with the new camera and is one of my best!


I hope you like the photo as much as I do.

Yours Faithfully,

- David Raymond


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
EFS 18-55mm lens
ISO: 400
Focal Length 32.0mm
Window Light

This is my youngest daughter. I recently started teaching a highschool photography class for our homeschool co-op (which is hilarious because I've never even taken a photography class myself). Each weekly assignment i give the kids, i also do myself, so of course last week's assignment was window lighting and I actually took a photo of my 6yr old, loved it and tried to recreate it. nevertheless she was in a goofy mood this morning, so I thought I would try the 4 yr old this time and i'm pleased with the result. it's a very simple photo, but i like simple, pure photos. i think most photos are overdone these days, so i only did a touch of editing to bring out her eyes and add some contrast. this little angel steals my heart everyday, and i hope this photo is a reflection of the purity of her beauty and innocence.


-Dana Huber


The sudo-greeky 3 pillars is called Baird Point, one of the best places in the University to hang out with friends or just alone. The columns were once part of the old Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Buffalo. In front of it is Lake LaSalle, a man-made lake at the edge of the campus, home of quite a few wild ducks,geese and herons. it's used for ice skating when the 'real' winter comes out. Buffalo might have short summer but the beauty in and around the place more than makes up for the horrid weather that comes rest of the year. You should come here esp in Fall or Autumn. Shot with Nikon D3100, 100 ISO, 1/320, f/9 @ 20 mm

-Rishi Baldawa


I was headed out for my walk when I decided that the weather was perfect to take the camera for a walk too. I was nearing the end when I noticed the sun getting close to the horizon and illuminating the soybeans. I snapped off this photo on auto and continued walking, not even looking at it closely. As I started down the hill, I zoomed in on the photo and saw that the fuzzies on the soybeans were all glowing from the sun and was really hoping the picture looked as good on the big screen as it does on the viewfinder. I think it came out pretty good.

-Jeff Fetterman


In the 19th century, fisherman used glass floats/buoys to keep their fishing nets up. Apparently there are tons of them still floating around the Pacific Ocean. While on 1-day fishing trip off the California coast, my dad came upon this piece, brought it home and hung it outside my room. I really love it as a piece of art; I think the damaged rope and green glass give the buoy great character. Today I received a cheap-o fisheye/macro attachment for my DSLR and was taking some test shots. I found that snapping pictures of circular objects within a circular frame really moved something in me. So much so that I spent the next two hours walking around trying to find other circular objects to shoot. I've decided to start a project with photos like this one, which will be compiled into a book and given to friends and family as Xmas presents.

Nikon D60
18-55mm stock Nikon zoom lens
Opteka 0.35x fisheye/macro attachment
EXIF: Focal length 18, Fnum 5.6, Exposure 1/125, ISO 125

-Daniel Samarin


100 Week Shooting Challenge Entry

Camera: Nikon 5000
Lens: Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55mm-300mm VR

Picture was taken at Gardiners Park on Long Island. I take my dog here for walks often on the weekends to get some exercise. Unfortunately its starting to get too cold for him to go in the water.



- David Erath



40.0 mm f/2.8

ISO 2800

40mm Macro Lens

f 3/5

shutter 1/60

This is a close up of an Orchid that lives in my kitchen. In the evening there is a florescent light above it so I got plenty of light to take the photo. I got as close as I could while focusing on different parts of the flower. When I looked at the final image it looked like a face and it also kinda looks like an angle or demon or something with wings anyway...


I went with black and white cuz that is what I am into. I used the neutral setting in the NIK Silver EFX software. I made a tiny adjustment to the exposure to bring out the shadows a little better. It is basically a B&W version of what the original photo looks like.

- Brett Winston


For weeks I've participated in the photo challenges where one submission was shot from an amazing location. Those stories always start the same way, "I just happen to be in...". I knew one day I'd get to write those same words and submit a beautiful photo. Well,....

I just happened to be in Maui when this week's challenge was announced. A grabbed my camera and walked over to the beach to catch the sunset. As the sun was setting over Maui's Black Rock beach, a few locals where cliff diving off the famous black rock. Still being new to DSLR camera's, I took several shots and adjusted the manual settings each time. I tried raising and lowering the ISO, removing the polarized filter, moved the focal point from the rock, to the diver, to the clouds in the sky. At the end, i was lucky to capture the sun hiding behind the cloud, and the jumper in mid air. I'm very proud of my shot.

-Nikon D3100 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G lens
-Polarized filter
-ISO 400
-1/400s Exposure


-Fernando Fernandez