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2019 July Prime Weeks - Talk Thread - Event Date: 01 July 2019 - 31 July 2019

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2019 at 22:38
Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

@Hezu - the sundowns and the rooster caught my eye. A nice colored rooster with lots of color tints.
There is only one sunset, the other one is a sunrise, I just a moment ago posted a dedicated photo thread to open views with some background and few possible outtakes, although there is also shots taken with other equipment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2019 at 11:38
I'm adding a few comments on Out-takes on top of my comments on entries through the four weeks of the Challenge:
Week A comments
Week B comments
Week C comments
Week D comments
Because there have already been quite a few sets of comments on Out-takes, mine will be quite selective, picking out a few images that jump out at me.

Page 1:
@nandbytes - love the bug in the thistle - rich colours, strong composition and dreamy Bokeh.
@waldo_posth - beautifully captured still life with the patina of the old door knob and its door, set off by the perfectly positioned shadow.
@Phil Wood - love the shadowed silhouettes of the WW1 soldiers on the wall.
@Bob J - really like @2 of the Red Baron's tri-plane with the iron cross on the tail, strong shadows, and the dramatic sky.

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@waldo_posth - the triangular folds catching the light and casting their shadows in the sheet of paper make for a beautiful image.
@bigsi - I can understand your dilemma - perhaps I prefer the bathing boxes with the person giving scale.
@Dopol - the full colour gold sculptures look rather eerie, particularly #4.
@Phil Wood - love that flower with the big bumble bee being buzzed by a much smaller competitor.

Page 3:
@pegelli - that shopping cart in the canal is indeed a poignant reference to Domien's 'submersible' camera kit.
@pegelli - love the budding agapanthus - beautifully rendered.
@pegelli - beautiful macro lily stamens, can imagine it was hard to decide which one to enter.

Page 4:
@waldo_posth - the discs embedded in the cobbled street could almost be a detail of fossilised dinosaur hide.
@pegelli - your furry beetle looks even more bizarre in this out-take, and I think I prefer this one as it describes the beast more holistically.
@minolta_mutely - love the unripe grapes on the vine. Lovely image.
@pegelli - great shot of the repetitive balconied apartments.
@waldo_posth - like your alternative light patterns, but agree that your entry is the stronger image in terms of its design within the frame.
@pegelli - really like your ancient with gear and ancient light. Beautifully taken.
@waldo_posth - a very mouth-watering photo of your grandmother's favourite sweet enhanced by the reflections and OOF background, and also a great photo of the reflected windows in the framed ones.

Page 5:
@Phil Wood - really like your closely cropped cotton spools.
@waldo_posth - great photo of those deckchairs with the repetitive pattern of their frames and canvases receding into the OOF background.
@pegelli - beautiful photo of the butterfly on the echinacea. Love the background.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2019 at 21:51
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

OK - mid way through, I'm going to have a go at commenting on some of the entries that have caught my eye starting with Week A as posted thus far.

@Fred_S - amazing scene with the deep valley and alpine backdrop, but I wonder about how that impossible spire of stones stays stacked? Presumably it's all gravity but in this image it's not vertical so it's a bit disconcerting...

Week A, Day 4:

@Fred_S - impressive mountains cape, but on my monitor it looks a little 'flat' and perhaps could do with a little tweak of the contrast or black point controls?



Thanks for your feedback Joe.
The stack amazed me too. Indeed ity was not vertical. Some stacked stones were supported with little stones in between. see here
I was wondering how this would stay with some serious wind (i managed to tough t with my backpack, but it stayed in tact fortunately).

The picture for Day 5 has been replaced now. Hope it is better, Contrast had a boost already in the first version, but I have tried to make it a bit less flat now.






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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 August 2019 at 17:11
While I have been woefully absent from this talk thread (thanks for the comments everyone!) I have at least achieved my main goal for this challenge - to pick up the camera again and get shooting!

I've finally had a minute to post the last few STF shots and now i have to rush back to frantic packing, ready for a week away in Devon. Lets hope it doesn't rain!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2019 at 15:20
    Progress On my camera drowning adventures. .

    All damage reports are back
    A9 is a total loss, 28mm, and 85mm ditto
    35mm is fine

    Now I'm waiting for the insurance company.
    In the meantime, I bought a new(ish) A9.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2019 at 15:59
    Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


    In the meantime, I bought a new(ish) A9.
    Congrats
    I hope the insurance company settles quickly and fairly.

    In the meantime I think I also saw some pictures of you with an A7Riii, was that to replace your A7Rii or a loaner before you got the A9?
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2019 at 16:13
    Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

    In the meantime I think I also saw some pictures of you with an A7Riii, was that to replace your A7Rii or a loaner before you got the A9?


    I swapped my A7Rii and RX10iii and for an A7Riii
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2019 at 17:53
    I hope it all works out well for you with the insurance Domien!
    If anyone else considers to sell an A7Rii for a decent price..
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 04:29
    Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

    I hope it all works out well for you with the insurance Domien!


    +1.
    I guess it all depends on the policy and the insurer/underwriter - and whether you were insured for replacement or depreciated value.
    In my only joust with an insurance claim for stolen camera gear in a sling bag, the first response from the insurer was to deny the claim using their weasel definition of the gear having been "left unattended in an public space", by saying if the gear was stolen from under my nose (at a check-in counter of an international airport), it must have been left unattended. Despite there being CCTV footage of the thief leaving the terminal with my bag. Eventually after challenging I ended up with depreciated value of around 75%.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2019 at 20:52
    Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

    Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

    I hope it all works out well for you with the insurance Domien!


    +1.

    Hope it ends well.
    So do I
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 16:58
    #me too!
    (laten we het maar afspreken! -touchwood!-).
    ik duimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    / I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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