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    Posted: 27 June 2022 at 13:33
2022 July Classical Subjects Weeks
Talk Thread


This is the social thread of the 2022 July Classical Subjects Weeks challenge.
All commenting and chatter should be done here.

And here is the site map to make finding all the threads of this challenge easy for you.

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July Challenge has kicked off!
Rather complex sounding but ultimately flexible in that the 4 themes (7 images each) of Macro, Scapes (City, Land, Sea), Street Photography and Artificial Light are able to be photographed any time or day across the month, and using any sort of gear. Entirely up to the participant how it is done, using whatever kit, and when.
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

July Challenge has kicked off!
Rather complex sounding but ultimately flexible in that the 4 themes (7 images each) of Macro, Scapes (City, Land, Sea), Street Photography and Artificial Light are able to be photographed any time or day across the month, and using any sort of gear. Entirely up to the participant how it is done, using whatever kit, and when.
In certain way, despite the flexibility I had quite hard time to get started with this challenge. I knew I would probably try to follow week/subject pace, but not until evening I wasn't sure which one I would pick to begin with. I was primarily tossing between street and macro and finally chose the latter since it is something I like to do. Street I considered since I'm spending this week in the city for sure, but something kept me from trying this just now. Landscape I certainly save for later since it can be done also in less populated locations and I may be in one later this month. Not sure about my adventures in flash photography yet, probably at least some macro flash usage for sure and I may save this for latter part of the month given that then the nights start to get slightly darker and there might be actual need for additional lighting.
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Looking forward to seeing the posts and commenting along the way.
Yep. Just now it looks to be somewhat slow start so far...
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Well, I thought I should at least have to take a picture on day 2 - but I noticed that taking a picture with a macro at minimum focus distance is not that easy, I need to take more time. Thankfully I do these challenges on a 7-a-week basis otherwise I already was screwed....

Slow start indeed unfortunately for me, but I am not alone it seems.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Well, I thought I should at least have to take a picture on day 2 - but I noticed that taking a picture with a macro at minimum focus distance is not that easy, I need to take more time. Thankfully I do these challenges on a 7-a-week basis otherwise I already was screwed....

Slow start indeed unfortunately for me, but I am not alone it seems.

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Personally, I find minimum focus macro fairly easy (at least with other macro lenses than LAOWA 15 mm F4), although there is still few challenges, eg. moving targets are tough to handle: photographing plants and invertebrate on plants is quite hard if there is wind and guess what? Today was quite windy day! !#^@*!.
And of course there is always the challenge to find the suitable photogenic subjects. Preferably also different subjects you have already shown earlier.

Also one may have trouble in finding time and enthusiasm to do photography. I have to admit it was close that I didn't today scrap my plan to do one subject at time and start posting also 'scapes in addition to macro photos - I would have had quite decent candidate I took last night. I think I'll save posting that cityscape from home window with noctilucent clouds for later time...
 



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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Personally, I find minimum focus macro fairly easy (at least with other macro lenses than LAOWA 15 mm F4), although there is still few challenges, eg. moving targets are tough to handle: photographing plants and invertebrate on plants is quite hard if there is wind and guess what? Today was quite windy day! !#^@*!.
And of course there is always the challenge to find the suitable photogenic subjects. Preferably also different subjects you have already shown earlier.
The focus is not the problem, it is keeping the camera steady - with the magnification all the pictures were crooked. I am not used to macro photography and it seems I cannot do it on the fly, maybe I should use a tripod.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 July 2022 at 22:14
It's early days, but sofar I've managed pic-a-day even though that's not a stated challenge or objective for me

Indeed a slow start and I found it hard to get going as well, maybe too much flexibility leads to inaction, don't know. But several interesting pictures posted so far by those who jumped in, but too early to start commenting already.

I don't know if I will stick with one subject per week or start mixing the subjects, but I do plan to have one photo of each subject category for every weekday.

@waldo_posth, a question, for instance if I shoot a street photo tomorrow after my two scapes of monday/tuesday, I think it's most logical to post that in day 3 street and fill up day 1 and day 2 street later with street shots taken on a monday and tuesday. Do you agree with that posting sequence?

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to the participants, and organisers!, of this challenging challenge!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2022 at 06:00
I needed to take an event pass for todays image. It was a street setting, so it should be all right.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2022 at 08:13
Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

I needed to take an event pass for todays image. It was a street setting, so it should be all right.
I can't see that photo, I wonder if Dyxum is rejecting it because it was shot on Olympus...

And interesting general note of this challenge so far: majority of those participants who have so far posted something every day, have chosen the tactic to cover multiple subjects rather than sticking with one for whole week.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Leica M246 monochrom
Ah, you've got a Leica, a monochrome nonetheless!
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Leica M246 monochrom
Ah, you've got a Leica, a monochrome nonetheless!
Yes Addy, well spotted. I must say it's an insane purchase but also addictive to use. Since I already had an (almost) complete set of M-lenses (for use on my A7's and my film M2) I only had to buy a body to be in business and since my full colour Sony's work well with these lenses anyway the only way to get something unique is to go for a monochrom. And since the organiser of this challenge allows other cameras to be used I obviously want to show off this new addiction

But I'll try to not use it for more than half of my challenge shots.
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@pegelli - and all other participants of this challenge

Pieter has pointed correctly, I think, to the freedom which everybody here has to fill the daily "slots" of the subjects (A, B, C, D to keep it short). Nowhere do we have the restriction/rule that it is a single week of July in which you have to complete (ideally, by posting an image each day - 7/week) the task involved. To give an example with topic B: the Monday and Wednesday images could by posted during the first week, the Friday image during the second, the Tuesday and Sunday images during the third and the Saturday image during the fourth week (and in the same manner for other subjects - A, C, D).

The goal, IMO, is to fill as many slots as (it is for you) possible of the challenge.

Hope that's a clarification. Sorry for the late response. I am still in the process of recovering from COVID.
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