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05/14/2008 12:37:24 AM · #1
Can someone link a definition (not a personal explanation) of what 'dappled light' is? Searching google turns up little of worth.
05/14/2008 12:40:14 AM · #2
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15266/120/642851.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/15266/120/642851.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.. is a fair example.

"Dappled" refers to light that is filtered through something so that it hits here & there. In this example it is filtered through the trees.

05/14/2008 12:47:45 AM · #3
Deer Dappled Light should be an interesting challenge.

Message edited by author 2008-05-14 00:48:40.
05/14/2008 01:06:10 AM · #4
Good examples
05/14/2008 03:23:53 AM · #5
"One of the most challenging lighting situations include dappled light. Create a photo that has dappled light as it's main light source."

I don't like to be pedantic, but it should be 'its' not 'it's'!

[/grammar police]
05/14/2008 03:31:27 AM · #6
very well figaro, "it's" interesting what kind of things can people notice. but we're all humans and I guess this is a "photo site".
;) but still it's great you've noticed such a detail
05/14/2008 03:42:03 AM · #7
Originally posted by zoodiac:

very well figaro, "it's" interesting what kind of things can people notice. but we're all humans and I guess this is a "photo site".
;) but still it's great you've noticed such a detail


I do beg your pardon. Misuse of apostrophes is just one of my pet hates! I'll try to keep it in check in the future. ;)

Welcome to the site by the way :)
05/14/2008 03:52:24 AM · #8
I agree. Of all the thing's people do that break the rule's of English thats the one that annoy's me the most. ;-)

(I almost wrote mo'st in that sentence but I thought it was gilding the lily :-) )
05/14/2008 05:42:38 AM · #9
Originally posted by figaro:

Originally posted by zoodiac:

very well figaro, "it's" interesting what kind of things can people notice. but we're all humans and I guess this is a "photo site".
;) but still it's great you've noticed such a detail


I do beg your pardon. Misuse of apostrophes is just one of my pet hates! I'll try to keep it in check in the future. ;)

Welcome to the site by the way :)


MINE TOO! :)

This challenge is one of the things I have real problems with. Anyone have some good advice?

Message edited by author 2008-05-14 05:44:05.
05/14/2008 07:05:17 AM · #10
woods are nice for dappled light due to the leaves diffusion of the sunlight. If you can get a light source through water it looks cool as well, i'm not sure how rain would work but it just might...

putting a flash through a water cooler would probably work, or even manufacturing some kind of clever snoot/gobo for a flash system would work too.

I'm just rambling now.
05/14/2008 07:15:25 AM · #11
I've got a shot I took last week that I think meets the challenge, but I'm not sure everyone would agree, simply because it doesn't fit the narrow description specified in that link.

Does anyone mind having a look at the shot and giving me an opinion? I'm not posting it here now because (a) I won't be able to upload it till tonight, and (b) it's my only idea so far so I might yet be reshooting it this week :-) It's taken as read that anyone who looks agrees not to vote on my shot if they see it in voting.
05/14/2008 09:13:35 AM · #12
I think there's going to be a lot of people entered in the movie challenge this week.
05/14/2008 09:16:13 AM · #13
My entry for the 'Every Picture Tells a Story' challenge is a good example for dappled light...

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/855/120/676130.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/855/120/676130.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

The misty and low contrast look accross the entire photo somewhat hides the strength of the lighting effect, so it may not be a good choice for this challenge, but if you can imagine this image sans mist, I think that is what people will be looking for.

ETA: I predict that the winner of this challenge will not use trees/leaves for dappling the light. People will soon get tired of the same effect. A photo using some yet unthought of technique will 'shine' above the other entries.

Message edited by author 2008-05-14 09:18:22.
05/14/2008 10:09:05 AM · #14
I predict about 300+ enteries in Movie Titles II!!
05/14/2008 10:16:42 AM · #15
Originally posted by figaro:

"One of the most challenging lighting situations include dappled light. Create a photo that has dappled light as it's main light source."

I don't like to be pedantic, but it should be 'its' not 'it's'!

[/grammar police]

Just to digress a bit more, I'm with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' figaro on this one. And it's good to see that the Challenge description corrected its "it's".

A good way to think about it: "It's" is ALWAYS a contraction of it is.
05/14/2008 10:22:18 AM · #16
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by figaro:

"One of the most challenging lighting situations include dappled light. Create a photo that has dappled light as it's main light source."

I don't like to be pedantic, but it should be 'its' not 'it's'!

[/grammar police]

Just to digress a bit more, I'm with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' figaro on this one. And it's good to see that the Challenge description corrected its "it's".

A good way to think about it: "It's" is ALWAYS a contraction of it is.


Really it's??? (sorry, couldn't resist)
05/14/2008 10:49:43 AM · #17
Did anyone see the episode of the Apprentice where it took them 3 HOURS to figure out where to put an apostrophe? Disgraceful.

These clowns need an education yo!
05/14/2008 11:03:54 AM · #18
One word: Cucoloris

05/14/2008 11:19:07 AM · #19
Pied Beauty

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

:-)
05/14/2008 11:21:59 AM · #20
Originally posted by violinist123:

Can someone link a definition (not a personal explanation) of what 'dappled light' is? Searching google turns up little of worth.


A good, non-sunlight example of dappled light would be what you get from a disco ball :-)

R.
05/14/2008 11:23:54 AM · #21
Main Entry: dap·pled
Variant(s): also dap·ple
Function: adjective
Date: 15th century
: marked with small spots or patches contrasting with the background <a dappled fawn>

Main Entry: 1light
Pronunciation: \&#712;lît\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lçoht; akin to Old High German lioht light, Latin luc-, lux light, lucçre to shine, Greek leukos white
Date: before 12th century
1 a: something that makes vision possible b: the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors c: electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength and traveling in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; specifically : such radiation that is visible to the human eye
2 a: daylight b: dawn
3: a source of light: as a: a celestial body b: candle c: an electric light
4archaic : sight 4a
5 a: spiritual illumination b: inner light c: enlightenment d: truth
6 a: public knowledge <facts brought to light> b: a particular aspect or appearance presented to view <saw the matter in a different light>
7: a particular illumination
8: something that enlightens or informs <shed some light on the problem>
9: a medium (as a window) through which light is admitted
10plural : a set of principles, standards, or opinions <worship according to one's lights— Adrienne Koch>
11: a noteworthy person in a particular place or field <a leading light among current writers>
12: a particular expression of the eye
13 a: lighthouse, beacon b: traffic light
14: the representation of light in art
15: a flame for lighting something (as a cigarette)
— in the light of
1: from the point of view of
2or in light of : in view of <in light of their findings, new procedures were established>

05/14/2008 02:26:46 PM · #22
When I try dappled light I always end up blowing the light or losing the detail. How best to handle such a high-contrast subject? (I don't have a light meter, btw)
For example;
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Message edited by author 2008-05-14 14:30:49.
05/14/2008 04:09:35 PM · #23
So I guess this would be an example? I took it last week:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/88523/120/678769.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/88523/120/678769.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2008-05-14 16:12:53.
05/14/2008 05:13:13 PM · #24
Originally posted by BeeCee:

When I try dappled light I always end up blowing the light or losing the detail. How best to handle such a high-contrast subject? (I don't have a light meter, btw)


Shoot in RAW, restore highlights, hope for the best.
05/14/2008 05:19:41 PM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Can someone link a definition (not a personal explanation) of what 'dappled light' is? Searching google turns up little of worth.


A good, non-sunlight example of dappled light would be what you get from a disco ball :-)

R.


I am actually thinking of triggering my flash through a collander. I'll have to see what the results are but that's one idea.
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