Shooting Challenge: 5 Relaxing Shots

Shooting Challenge: 5 Relaxing Shots

We asked for relaxation in this week’s shooting challenge, and five DSLR-wielding Giz readers delivered. There’s earth, fire, wind, water… and lots of heart. (GO PLANET!!) Click through to see them all.

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Hasara Fernando

To me, my cat is one of the most relaxed things I know. I felt this photo showed her when she’s most relaxed: about to fall asleep and purring.

Camera settings: Nikon D60, 35 mm, f/3.2, 1/40 sec, ISO-1600

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Michelle Swan

Watching water run is very relaxing, this photo was taken of Jounama Creek near Talbingo NSW – one of our favourite places to go for relaxation.

The technicals for this one are Nikon D50, f20 aperture and a ,62 second exposure.

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Mitch Swan

What is there to say, I find watching fish relaxing.

This was taken at the Melbourne aquarium. I have to admit the aquarium itself is a very touristy place and not relaxing but if I could watch these fish for hours on my own.

Canon 600d, nifty fifty, f2.0, 1/60, ISO 800.

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Simon Chiu

I caught my gf with my iPad (again) snuggling up for a good read (A Game Of Thrones) with a cup of tea on a chilly winter Sunday afternoon in front of the fireplace and a view of the tranquil forest outside. She was so entranced by the story that she hardly moved at all, so I decided to see if I can capture a high definition range panoramic shot.

The photo was taken with a 2 week old Canon EOS 60D on a tripod with the standard 18mm-55mm lens, manual focus, f/14 aperture, base exposure time of 3.2 seconds, ISO 100 and no flash. Four additional identical shots were taken via the auto bracketing exposure mode, with higher (up to 8 sec) and lower shutter speeds each time. This is to piece together the HDR image. Process was repeated four times to stitch up the panoramic scene. Post processing included a bit of colour correction as up to five different light sources were present (halogen, LED, fluorescent, daylight and fire), minor localised brightening and sharpening.

We hope you like it!

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William Paiva

This is easy: no other place’s better to relax than a Buddhist temple; Sit down in front of a font and clear your mind, especially if is your birthday’s morning celebration.
Is a temple 20km near from São Paulo [BRA] , called Zulai Temple, is in the top of a “not so high” mountain, but always keep a good view from nature.

tech facts:

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
basic 17/55mm @ 34mm
Speed: 1/350
Ap: f/5.6
ISO 200