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2020 July Prime Weeks - Talk Thread - Event Date: 06 July 2020 - 02 August 2020

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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2020 at 21:51
11 days on the road for this challenge. Feels like my journey, starting ultra wide with the Loxia 21, is a 'natural' choice for week A.
Week B not so. After over a year shooting with a 40mm prime I still can't say I realy feel at home with the this focal lenght. Give me 35mm any day! I like the B&W converts the Voigtlander 2.8/40 Heliar draws on the sensor. Not much tweaking in PP to get it to my liking.

I've seen some stellar work already throughout the thumbnails sections. Keep it up! Next week holidays start and it seems that, for now, Europe is open for travel. We prefer bushcamping by ourselves in our small campervan, away from the crowds. Will be good to get away from work, school and the house for a while (off the grid!). So, more posting & comments will follow later next month.

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Managed to finish week A with 20 mm and get a good start on week B (35) and week C (100). Still not decided on week D, but the newest toy FE 200-600 needs a field trial so I suppose week D will be 600.
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I really hope to have my earworm of Otis Redding's song (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay fully exorcised by the end of this challenge. I just hope my supply of radios holds out.
Great work everyone Keep it up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2020 at 07:40
I'll be off on a 4 day bicycle tour, so for practical reasons the rest of this week I will switch to week C (=100 mm) and finish week D (=200 mm) in the fourth week when I will start the first four days of week C.

I love the self imposed flexibility of this challenge
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2020 at 08:59
Nice to hear that in some parts of the world there's some freedom of movement.
Presumably social distancing, frequent hand hygiene, face masks etc notwithstanding....

Anyway, it's good to see the images rolling in from across the world, in the northern summer and southern winter.
This challenge is wonderfully accommodating for the way it offers 4 focal lengths and the ability to range across them during the month, showing off those different sets of viewpoints.

Keep them coming!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 July 2020 at 12:46
I misunderstood the rules and thought a Wednesday shot had to be day 3, etc. so filling in the gaps now

But my main issue is my eyesight, I've been getting wavy vision and have an appointment at the eye clinic on Tuesday.
 



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Oh, that is no fun. Wavy vision? I don't know what I have to imagine with this, but it sounds something a doctor should look at. Good thing you go to the eye clinic!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2020 at 21:18
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I misunderstood the rules and thought a Wednesday shot had to be day 3, etc. so filling in the gaps now

That's actuially the idea (or how I do it). Because a 200 mm is not an ideal lens to take on a bicycle trip I swapped it for a 100 mm and posted the 100 mm shots (taken during this trip) on day 5, 6 and 7 of week C.
Then I'll complete day 1, 2, 3 and 4 for 100 mm in the fourth week which I will end with three days at 200 mm to complete week D.
My 3rd week is week B at 35 mm (and started today)

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:


But my main issue is my eyesight, I've been getting wavy vision and have an appointment at the eye clinic on Tuesday.
That's not good to hear, I hope it's something that can be fixed or treated, good luck with your appointment tomorrow, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Joe: The pocket knife - all the more poignant after reading the book and knowing the journey it must have taken...
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

But my main issue is my eyesight, I've been getting wavy vision and have an appointment at the eye clinic on Tuesday.


Potentially serious - glad you are getting it looked at today. Best of luck.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2020 at 11:35
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

Joe: The pocket knife - all the more poignant after reading the book and knowing the journey it must have taken...


One of my late father's prized possessions. Both he and his father were in textiles and the knife was used in the mills to cut tangled yarn, or cut out sample swatches. Its companion pieces were a couple of powerful magnifying loupes and frames, one being 1cm x 1cm and the other 1" x 1", to get an accurate thread density count.
Also when I was a boy, dad would use the pocket knife to peel apples and then magically cut out the core through little 'windows' on the sides in such a way that the apple was sculpted into a spherical enclosure. The well honed blades are till razor sharp.
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I have macular degeneration

I'm grateful that there's a treatment for it, but not looking frward to the course of injections into the eye, which begin tomorrow.
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Alan,
Hope all goes well with your treatment and things stabilise quickly.
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I have macular degeneration

I'm grateful that there's a treatment for it, but not looking frward to the course of injections into the eye, which begin tomorrow.


Hope all works out for you
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