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Mad for Mahjong!

Lois  Bryan

Joined August 2008

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Featured in Weekly Theme Challenges June 11, 2012.
Top Ten in the “Games People Play” challenge in Weekly theme Challenges Group June 12, 2012.
Featured in Domestic Art February 28, 2011.
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Featured in Feel, Don’t Copy February 14, 2011.
Featured in Mysteries Of The Past December 31, 2010.
Third Place in the “Still Life” challenge in All Things Photographic group September 27, 2010.
Third Place in the “Still Life” challenge in Freedom to Shine group May 24, 2010.
Featured in Colourists May 7, 2010.
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Featured in Nikon DSLR Users February 27, 2010.
Top Ten in the “We Want Games You Play!” challenge in Bits and Pieces Group November 28, 2009.
Third Place in the “Pastimes” challenge in Mood & Ambience September 4, 2009.
Featured in ! # 1 Artists of Redbubble ! August 14, 2009.
Featured in 12 Great Features – Challenge Themes Only June 14, 2009.
Second Place in the “Games People Play” challenge in 12 Great Features – Challenge Themes Only June 14, 2009.
Winner in the “Games” challenge in the __Mood & Ambience_ group May 14, 2009.
Top Ten in the “Vintage or Antique” challenge in Light In The Darkness group May 13, 2009.
Placed Second in the “Stack ’Em” Challenge in Mood & Ambience March 18, 2009.
Featured in DSLR USERS ONLY March 17, 2009.
Featured in The Collector’s Corner March 16, 2009.
Third Place in the “I Don’t Do Sports” challenge in Photography 101 February 27, 2009.
Winner of That’s Entertainment! (Fun & Recreation Photos) group’s “Up Close Fun” Challenge and Featured in the Group February 16, 2009.
Featured in Domestic Art – Home is Where The Art Is September 21, 2008.

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Image taken with the Nikon D40x, using the 18-135mm lens. Used the tripod, shutter speed 6, aperture f/22, exposure -.67, iso 800. No flash.

Of everything I’ve done, this is one of my all time favorites. This was created for a “challenge” at another photo site … and came in second place out of … well, a bunch … but that’s not why it’s my favorite. This was done not long after I got my Nikon D40x … which I realize isn’t a wildly sophisticated camera, but which was a giant leap forward to me after my little Olympus C-5000 zoom. There were many new features on the Nikon that I was hopelessly confused about, but I was very fortunate to have a dear friend, AndreiSky, who kindly helped me understand the mysteries of the aperture. The set up for this image was an adventure in flashlights, darkness, kitchen stools, sofa pillows and the dreaded tripod. Not to mention my beautiful antique mahjong set … for which I finally found a use since I have no idea how to play mahjong.

Using a tripod, the aperture was f/22.0, shutter speed 6, exposure -0.67, one-chip color, pattern metering, and iso 800. The mah jong set was arranged on the dining room table with the main light source being a high-powered flashlight propped on a sofa pillow on top of a kitchen stool. Taken in the dark of night, lol, not sure what time.

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