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Injections into the eye

Hang in there, Alan!
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Thanks friends for the best wishes. My first injection was yesterday and wasn't as bad as anticipated, next one is in four weeks. The weather is also hampering my participation in the challenge, wet all day again today and I'm supposed to keep the eye dry for two days.
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Hope it works out fine. Thankfully it wasn't as bad as anticipated!
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Hope it works out fine. Thankfully it wasn't as bad as anticipated!

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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Hope it works out fine. Thankfully it wasn't as bad as anticipated!


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Like last year, I am kond of struggling with this challenge. Not sure why. Too much chocie and flexibility?
Well,, the first week was very busy at work, and the weather was bad when I was free. I hope to catch up a bit in the weekend.
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I have not been particularly fussy with this challenge and managed 4 times 7 images with some outtakes to spare and call it quits. I need a break.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Like last year, I am kond of struggling with this challenge. Not sure why. Too much chocie and flexibility?
Well,, the first week was very busy at work, and the weather was bad when I was free. I hope to catch up a bit in the weekend.


I have been able to keep up with a pic a day, but find the challenge less involving than others - because of the total lack of comments on the pictures. I guess this is because the flexibility means that no day 1 is over until all four are, there is no real flow to the images appearing. I know that I find this inhibiting.

So I thought I would start with a few comments on Week A Day 1:

@pegelli - nice history shot, you have far more impressive war relics than we.
@onsplekkie - classic seaside sunset made by the solitary runner.
@mariuszio - interesting door, but I want to see more (the door in context) or less (close-up of the detail).
@Hezu- thanks for introducing me to Eino Leino - apart from a few composers I have no knowledge of Finnish culture.
@bigsi - nice tree, nice light, nice photo - you have a way with light in your shots that I envy.
@Snegren - the image is missing?
@Dopol - looks like a gloomy day, I'm not sure the dog is too keen on the walk, I like the position of the figures.
@Robbie - can't argue with that title.
@Mikey2000 - taken from your workplace? The ghost that looks like the earth from space is quite disconcerting.
@QuietOC - a very neat bridge, new?
@alanfrombangor - the most interesting lens choice for Week A, I have long hankered after a T&S without any experience of one. Now we have all the digital PP are they worth the expense and complications in use?
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


I have been able to keep up with a pic a day, but find the challenge less involving than others - because of the total lack of comments on the pictures. I guess this is because the flexibility means that no day 1 is over until all four are, there is no real flow to the images appearing. I know that I find this inhibiting.


I agree with Phil on this. The challenge is very flexible, allowing participants to range across weeks and focal lengths as they see fit, but it does make commenting difficult because the days and weeks fill up haphazardly across the month.
I do enjoy commenting and reading feedback during April Foolishness, Oktoberfest and Week 50 Challenges because the images are posted systematically and progressively by everyone.
That having been said, the July Prime Challenge is most enjoyable.

I will probably leave comments until the end, when all the weeks and days are reasonably complete and there's a balanced body of work to look at and review.
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I have not been particularly fussy with this challenge and managed 4 times 7 images with some outtakes to spare and call it quits. I need a break.


That's a shame, I look forward to your submissions.
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I have not been particularly fussy with this challenge and managed 4 times 7 images with some outtakes to spare and call it quits. I need a break.

I'm not surprised Paul, distraction therapy can mitigate against grief but can never dispel it. Best wishes from the damp island.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2020 at 09:16
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

@alanfrombangor - the most interesting lens choice for Week A, I have long hankered after a T&S without any experience of one. Now we have all the digital PP are they worth the expense and complications in use?

I think so, though I've not used it much, there are few tall buildings locally and when we travel I'm generally trying to minimise weight. When relying on perspective correction with a normal lens I've often found I've not allowed sufficient room around the subject. This challenge was a good opportunity to force me to use it, along with the Minolta 400/4.5. I'd lusted after it for years, as much for the cool metal box as the lens itself, but it's big and heavy, and bird photography demands patience.

I agree about the commenting, and my current eye problem makes it even harder.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote T Snijder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2020 at 14:38
Not the same face covering as the dag.


[MOD]Moved to the talk thread, it's a comment on this shot[/MOD]

Edited by pegelli - 30 July 2020 at 08:50
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