December 2022 Monthly Assignment: Artificial Light


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December Monthly Assignment: Artificial Light (Needa's choice)

Artificial Light could be seasonal decorations, car under a street light, candle lit portrait. You get the idea, a picture with artificial light being the dominate light source.


Let's get shooting! CREATIVITY/TECHNIQUE rules in this challenge, but there are a few guidelines:

1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment
must be taken using a Nikon Camera!

2. All submissions must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by YOU! Please type below the image Camera used, the time and date the photo was taken. This must be done even if the image contains Exif data.

3. Other than that, it's all up to your interpretation of the theme. Any photo will be accepted, SOOC or edited, doesn't matter.

4. Photos
must be posted in this thread to be considered. Links to photos will not be considered an entry (In other words, no Flikr, Photobucket, or similar links)

5. Only THREE entries per member for each assignment. Please post entries separately (1 photo per post) and number the entry.

6. Entries will be judged by the number of likes received.

7. The top 5 shots will be displayed in a separate thread, and will be displayed in no particular order.

8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief
Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

As listed in other challenges, please note: NO CASH OR PRIZES will be awarded for this Monthly Assignment.


*To clarify time for start of the assignment, it is 0000 UTC/GMT the first day of the month (similar to the weekly challenges) and ends at 23:59 UTC/GMT the last day of the month.


Please note - Rule 2 changed.
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This monthly assignment has started. Please be sure you type in the camera body, date, and time your submissions were taken. Thanks!


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Getting ready to decorate.. Attempt #1 at this challenge
Some of the exif details:

MATH16-16 >> exiftool DSC_2163_01.png
File Name : DSC_2163_01.png
File Type : PNG
Image Width : 1500
Image Height : 999
Camera Model Name : NIKON D7500
Software : darktable 4.0.1
Modify Date : 2022:12:11 15:49:04
Copyright : all rights reserved.
Exposure Time : 1/60
F Number : 1.8
Exposure Program : Aperture-priority AE
ISO : 400
Create Date : 2022:12:11 16:33:30
Focus Mode : AF-C
Flash Setting :
Flash Type :
Crop Hi Speed : DX Uncropped (5600x3728 cropped to 5600x3728 at pixel 0,0)
AF Activation : AF-On Only
Lens ID : AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Lens Spec : 35mm f/1.8 G