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    Posted: 23 March 2019 at 14:07

April Foolishness
2019
Talk Thread


This is the social thread of the 2019 April Foolishness challenge.
All commenting and chatter should be done here.


Other links
Signup thread with guidelines
Outtakes thread
Thumbnail Thread


Edited by pegelli - 23 March 2019 at 14:18
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
 



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Nice start guys and gals!
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After seeing onsplekkie and gregja’s shots as opening salvos I almost didn’t want to post mine. Nicely done for day one. Some really good shots in there

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2019 at 17:35
I didn't get a photo posted but I did take time to admire what other people put out there. Here are some day 1 selected comments:
gregja - I enjoy how you make mundane objects into impressionist works of art.
alanfrombangor - Glad you joined. I like how you captured this old car.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - Nicely framed shot of a lovely bird.
bigsi - Adorable!
Snegren - Is that a hint of swirly bokeh? I don't know the lenses.
MiPr - A perfect floral to start off our spring challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2019 at 19:00
I've committed to commenting on 3 pics per day. I'll start by just picking the three immediately following my post and see if that works as a method.

Day 1

alanfrombangor - A great theme. I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops. Something very reminiscent of an animal carcass in the way this has been framed.
Robbie - I like the strong composition here, and the way you've chosen a scene with a single tone.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - You've really used the light to your advantage here. The bird looks like a jewel. Crisp focus pulls it out of the background really well.
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In the spirit of a Dyxum Challenge I shall attempt to comment often.
Comments: Day 1
onsplekkie – I like the colours and juxtaposition of the cyclist.
gregia – I’m a sucker for this sort of shot, I particularly like the narrow DOF right at the front of the view.
alanfrombangor – nice theme, nice textures. The roll cage makes me think this was used for banger racing, even a demolition derby, which would explain its condition.
Robbie – nice angle on an unusual tap.
C_N_RED_AGAIN – sitting in rainy England envying you the weather, and the colourful wildlife.
bonneville – a very much wider canal than we have round here!
bigsi – reminds me of life on the farm, long ago now.
Snegren – is that taken through glass?
MiPr – nice spring flower.
Dopol – I have thought of getting a glass ball as a cheap alternative to a fisheye, this is a nice example of one in use.
Pegelli – almost sepia, nice to see you are using an APO Lanthar I look forward to more.
Phil Wood – okay this is mine; just showing off the blue sky, we don’t see much of that at this time of year!
Fred_S – a delightful view of may blossom, always a wonderful sign of spring.

My day 1 favourite (so far) - gregia's bench.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2019 at 21:17
Already words of praise for the work shown this month, great and a big thanks you @Phil Wood!

Sure, there's taking pics, and posting them on Dyxum, it takes effort, everyone will have there struggle one way or another. Part of the fun for me is to enjoy others work here as well.
But sorry to say I can be can be short about commenting here as a regular in coming weeks

Have fun shooting everyone, enjoy
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2019 at 15:40
Lazy time, relaxed shooting, relaxed commenting. So relaxed that I'll probably take a plunge and comment on photos later on?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2019 at 16:28
Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

But sorry to say I can be can be short about commenting here as a regular in coming weeks

It's as big a challenge as taking the photos. I'll be too busy later in the month so getting some early comments in.

DAY 1
onsplekkie : That's a nice contrast between the wild colours of the freaky artwork and the sober tones of the passing cyclist.
gregja : Showcases the capabilities of the lens (and the photographer!)
Robbie : I like the composition but not the colour, would have preferred it in b/w.
C_N_RED_AGAIN : A beautiful bird posing with the sun bringing out its iridescent colours, lovely shot. I was lucky enough to see one in Spain.
bonneville : Tranquil scene but the light wasn't doing you any favours.
bigsi : Great piece of rural life with the focus on the eye of the ewe.
Snegren : Doesn't work for me, sorry.
MiPr : Nice soft scene.
Dopol : Weird but striking.
pegelli : Interesting pattern, I wonder how that happened, looks natural.
Phil Wood : I think many aspects of our world would have surprised him!
Fred_S : A pretty image with the blue sky also playing its part.

DAY 2
Snegren : Magical with the yellow and green swirl behind the red bloom.
gregja : Not sure whether I like this or not, especially the top part, maybe if it were cropped to square format.
Robbie : Super symmetry.
pegelli : Nice spring scene.
Phil Wood : The ripple effect provides the interest.
bigsi : Pleasing blend of sharpness and softness.
MiPr : b/w flower, a bold choice!
Dopol : I like the play of light and shade on the table which sets off the device (whatever it is!)
Fred_S : Nice enough but doesn't hold my attention.
onsplekkie : Well composed.
C_N_RED_AGAIN : Another great bird shot.
addy landzaat : Looks a higher class establishment than the type I normally stay at!
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Day 2 comments

alanfrombangor - Plenty to see in this image. I'm drawn to the texture of the wall and the overall colours.
Robbie - I'm seeing the start of an intriguing series of monotone formal shots. This complements your day 1 effort really well.
pegelli - I love the feathery light and the pale green colour you get at this time of year from the new leaves (for you, not for me). You've captured it well here
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Comments: Day 2 (order as per thumbnails thread).

alanfrombangor – more nice textures, nice colour and an interesting subject – a lot to like.
onsplekkie – lily of the valley? Grew like a weed in my last garden. Nice shot.
Robbie – another nice angle (like the day 1 tap outtake too).
Snegren – the swirl is back and how!
gregia – colour looks a bit over processed(?), but a great example of how to get an interesting image from a mundane subject.
bigsi – ‘on to flowers already’ – I know what you mean! What a great flower shot though!
MiPr – looks like a magnolia flower bud, wonderfully isolated.
Dopol – I don’t know what it is, but you make it look great!
Fred_S – another delightful blossom.
Pegelli – very reminiscent of a local dog walking spot - lovely.

My pick of the day – Dopol’s gizmo thingy.
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It has been so long since I contributed in a challenge.. I totally forgot how to get a thumbnail up
But first 3 pictures are posted.
I have been out with the camera every day. Kind of chosen the wrong lens (or need better reading-glasses)because it turns out to be a real challenge to actually get something sharp in the picture
But.. it has been a promising start to get back into picturetakingshape.
Commenting will be the next in line challenge.
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Day 2 selected comments. Such a variety of bokeh in these shots.
Snegren - OK definitely swirly. I like the contrast of the red with the yellow.
Robbie - I really like the symmetry. And now I have Arctic Monkeys stuck in my head.
bigsi - the supersoft bokeh really suits this image.
onsplekkie - Love the big bubbles behind these pretty flowers.

Day 3 selected comments
MiPr - I prefer today's color version to day 2's black and white. The bud pops more against the background or it suits my aesthetic or both.
bigsi - I've never thought of chickens as particularly attractive but the way you captured the sun shining on them is truly lovely.
darosa - I prefer the outtake of the flying bird but enjoy the whole nesting series.



Edited by ktrucke - 04 April 2019 at 03:34
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2019 at 09:00
Thanks for the comments everyone, its all about encouragement!

Day 3-

Pegelli- There is nothing like magnolias to tell you that spring is properly here, thats some smooth bokeh from the Lanthar.

Snegren- That lens must be a tricky one to use, and despite the wide angle you've managed to isolate the b/g well, the off centre composition work well too.

gregja- The chrome looks great in b/w, the repeating pattern works well too.

alanfrombangor- A lovely bit of texture, with you on the Farage comment..

Dopol- Thats one miserable looking wood pigeon, the rain adds a nice texture.

MiPr- Nice pop fro m the b/g, you've shown that the buds can be just as photogenic as the full blooms.

onsplekki- Great use of leading lines with the tracks and cables to something we don't see often, like the title too.

Phil Wood- My immediate thought was that it was a steam engine, well spotted!

darosa- A stork building a nest? Daffodils? Must be spring! Super shot.

C_N_RED_AGAIN- Nice capture of a herons unflinching gaze, around here they are so flighty I can never get near them, even with 560mm I imagine you were very close.

@Jetsplace- Or a "flapple" as we call them in cornwall, still good enough for scrumpy though

ktrucke- Very festive, love the sparkles!
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