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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

EVENT PASS: I am going to Patmos for the Easter Weekend and I will bring just my Canon G1x3 - so, no primes.

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have a great holiday! (and happy easter? ).
Orthodox Easter here in Greece is a week later
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

EVENT PASS: I am going to Patmos for the Easter Weekend and I will bring just my Canon G1x3 - so, no primes.

que?   

have a great holiday! (and happy easter? ).
Orthodox Easter here in Greece is a week later

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I think my day 28 submission deserves a little explanation.

We had a very dramatic event a few days ago in the next town from where I live. A father (a policeman with psychological problems) took his gun home, killed his 11 year old daughter, 9 year old son, his wife and then committed suicide.

His wife owned a pub and a lot of people spontaneously started to put together some kind of temporary memorial in front of it. Obviously the whole community (including myself) is in shock. It's almost incomprehensible how someone can get so down that he is able to do such dreadful things. May they all rest in peace.

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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I think my day 28 submission deserves a little explanation.

We had a very dramatic event a few days ago in the next town from where I live. A father (a policeman with psychological problems) took his gun home, killed his 11 year old daughter, 9 year old son, his wife and then committed suicide.

His wife owned a pub and a lot of people spontaneously started to put together some kind of temporary memorial in front of it. Obviously the whole community (including myself) is in shock. It's almost incomprehensible how someone can get so down that he is able to do such dreadful things. May they all rest in peace.



unbelievable and horrendous

no wonder the whole community is in shock
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Unbelievable indeed and difficult to imagine something like that to happen. Let's hope I will never get into a mental state like that.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I think my day 28 submission deserves a little explanation.


Oh my gosh. That's awful! Certainly puts my week into perspective.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 16:03
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


pegelli a nice mixed bunch I have particularly enjoyed your woodland walks.
Thanks Phil, going out there with the dog and a camera is for sure a good way to spend a few hours

Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Day 12 comments
pegelli - Good composition which draws me into the image.
Thanks Greg, it was 100% inspired by some real artists from this forum who are true masters of this style. I'm happy how this one came out.

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 10
pegelli : I was only thinking today that I need to visit my favourite abandoned graveyard!
DAY 11
pegelli : Is there a reason why they're facing away from each other?
Thanks Alan, don't know why they are facing away from each-other. As far as I know they were "brothers in arms"

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

day 12
pegelli - I had to look twice at who took this one. I like architectural shots like this.
Thanks Karlen, see my comment to gregja above. Without the inspiration from Dyxum I would have never made a shot like this.

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 14
pegelli : Nice street scene with the bonus of a tram.
Thanks Alan, I actually think the tram would have come out better with the 65 mm I'm also using this week. Now it's a bit empty scene.

Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

Ok. Day 15
Pegelli lovely photo. Love the symmetry and the inclusion of the guy on the phone puts it over the top
Thanks Chris, the guy was oblivious to his surroundings so I had all the time in world for manual focus and figuring out the right composition. Sometimes you have to be lucky

Originally posted by clk230 clk230 wrote:

Comments on Day 10
pegelli - very clever with the RIP equally applicable to the state of the headstone
Thanks James, and yes, the stone is quite old (somewhere from the 1700's) and it also needs a little TLC. However since it's a stone for a catholic priest there's probably no offspring later generations to do that.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

day 15
pegelli - I'm a Manhattan Transfer fan.
So am I Karlen, I even saw them once "live". A special group of entertainers

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Comments day 18pegelli - I prefer your "insect hotel" outtake because I like circles.
I see what you are saying Karlen, probably as a photograph this one is less interesting, but "viewable" woodpecker holes are much more rare than insect hotels which probably swayed my choice.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Day 19
pegelli - Nice shot (my favorite of the series) but the color of the river is a tad disconcerting.
Day 20
pegelli - Nice that your subject so cooperatively centered itself on the flower.
Day 21
pegelli - I really like your outtake 1. It's lovely and has a lot of poignancy this week.
Day 22
pegelli - A beautiful cathedral. Still like your day 21 #1 outtake the best.
Thanks Karlen, the colour of the river (actually a canal) is because they just cleaned it and uprooted a lot of yellow sand/mud in the process that has to slowly settle back down again. So while it looks toxic it's actually quite benign. And agree on the cathedral, but sometimes I find it better to use more unusual shots in the main thread, but then the outtakes are a good place to show other nice views

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Day 11
pegelli - Back to back - were they rivals?
Day 12
pegelli - I love this one, what a great curve away.
Thanks Phil, As far as I know they worked together and as mentioned on the day 12 shot, I really should thank all the masters of that style here on Dyxum. It was fully inspired by them.

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

@ pegelli: I love the bohe shots Day 5 and 12. Day 14 is my least favoured one. Despite the story, there is too little of interest in it for me.
Thanks Fred, agree with your assessment of day 12. A bit too empty.

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Day 13
pegelli - I don't know why but I find the disparity of letterbox locations intriguing.
Thanks Phil, and that disparity is actually that attracted me to take this shot, but I don't have a clue why they made it this way.

Originally posted by clk230 clk230 wrote:

Comments on Day 16
pegelli - There's a great spring feel to this one. Are they new shoots from the heavyily pruned tree?
Indeed James, in a few weeks it will look like a normal tree again.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Alas, both of my cameras were stolen this week so I will be relegated to commenting for the final few days of the challenge. I have insurance so it will be fine in time.
Wow, that's a real bummer Karlen. Did they break into your house? Then it's not only your loss of goods but also a troubling illegal entry into your personal space which can be very traumatic as well (even if you're not at home). Hope it all gets sorted soon and that the scum who did it gets caught.


And last but not least thanks to all who commented for my day 28 image story, I still feel miserable about that event, even though I don't know any of those people and never visited the pub.
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Comments on page 5 of the outtakes

Dopol, looks eye focus works well on animals now, but when there is no eye.........
MiPr (14), lovely subdued colours
MiPr (15) nice composition and B&W conversion
Phil Wood, nice lines, but a bit busy with some of the distractions of the window opening mechanisms
MiPr (16), splendid, colour and pose (if you can say that of a flower) are all excellent
Ktrucke, you had them in Europe as well, but they're now mostly gone. When we lived in the States our kids were young enough to love these and it was a big attraction for them at every mall visit.
Phil Wood, inspiration is everything, and this one also works very well
Robbie, nice sunstar in the first and nice lines in the sand in the second
Robbie, good effort on that bridge, especially the first two where the viewer has to figure out in which direction he's actually looking
MiPr (17), contageous smile (or laugh) and again a very good effort on the magnolias
darosa, did you try "animal eye focus" on the first . Two great efforts and quite humorous poses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 20:55
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I think my day 28 submission deserves a little explanation.


One hears about such dramas in the news but never expects it to come closer. I'm sorry to hear it did in your case Pieter. Incomprehensible indeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2019 at 02:22
Thanks for commiserating everyone. I'm starting to feel better. Not quite ready to shoot again but on my way.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying what you all are posting. Here are a few comments.

day 23
Dopol - The incongruity of the canoes with the old castle tickles me.
addy landzaat - I like the character you captured in this scene.
Phil Wood - I like the variety of headstones you captured and you chose the perfect focal to go with the wildflowers.
Robbie - Pretty sunburst.
pegelli - Like Dopol's shot above I enjoy the contrast of the modern person with the old building/statue.
Snegren - I'm used to the subject being dead center or close to it in swirly shots. I think I like it this way.
MiPr - Nice lighting.
darosa - That just looks uncomfortable.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - Perfect timing.
alanfrombangor - The posts don't stand out as subject for me. Those hummocks are interesting though.
clk230 - Love the purple. Was that time of day or actual lights?
gregja - Stunning jewel-like effect.
Fred_S - Lovely combination of glow and bubbles.

day 24
pegelli - Interesting. And I'm surprised you were allowed that close.
alanfrombangor - :) Very different from day 18. I like how you got it and only it in the frame.
Snegren - These purple flowers' shape makes them well-suited to this treatment. Plus I'm a sucker for purple.
Phil Wood - Clean and simple.
MiPr - Creative angle on this pretty plant.
clk230 - Hard to believe that's the moon.
darosa - Your white frame really works with this shot.
gregja - Nice use of black and white to highlight the terrain.
Robbie - Those look like they'd get hot!
Dopol - Such a pretty spot. You've made it feel secluded and intimite.
Fred_S - Would have been fun to get some bubble bokeh with the bubbles in the glass.

day 25
clk230 - In the exhibition for a reason. Striking.
gregja - That's a lot of windmills. I like the yellow in front as a framing device.
Snegren - And there's the flower in the center. :) Classic and pretty.
Dopol - I like the high contrast. Reminds me of stuff I did in the darkroom back in the old days.
pegelli - A unique dandelion shot. I really like it.
addy landzaat - I like the flow of houses through the hills.
alanfrombangor - We keep getting more and more. I'm enjoying this progression. The black and white is a great choice on this one.
MiPr - Looks content.
Phil Wood - Lovely spring day.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - The detail is incredible. One of my favorites of your birds.
Fred_S - The sparkle really makes this shot for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2019 at 19:08
Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Thanks for commiserating everyone. I'm starting to feel better. Not quite ready to shoot again but on my way.

Good to hear Karlen!

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:


In the meantime, I'm enjoying what you all are posting. Here are a few comments.

day 23
Fred_S - Lovely combination of glow and bubbles.

Thanks!

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:


day 24
Fred_S - Would have been fun to get some bubble bokeh with the bubbles in the glass.

That would be nice indeed, but bubbles only appear in the background not oin the subject itself.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:


day 25
Fred_S - The sparkle really makes this shot for me.

Fully agree, that's why I picked this shot from a larger series
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2019 at 03:42
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

   
Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:


day 24
Fred_S - Would have been fun to get some bubble bokeh with the bubbles in the glass.

That would be nice indeed, but bubbles only appear in the background not oin the subject itself.




I didn't phrase it well. I meant bubble bokeh in the background of an item featuring bubbles would have been fun :)
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Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

day 23
Dopol - The incongruity of the canoes with the old castle tickles me.

Thanks, Karlen. The castle is built in the intersection of two rivers. Canoes are to be expected in such places on sunny days. There only were two. The others are a result of the stitching of several shots
Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

day 24
Dopol - Such a pretty spot. You've made it feel secluded and intimite.

Thanks, it was a nice courtyard
Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

day 25
Dopol - I like the high contrast. Reminds me of stuff I did in the darkroom back in the old days.
Lots of B/W prints like this from my darkroom times. I will try another trick from those times.
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

clk230 - I like this one, the numbering on the silos, 31, 32, 33 gives a sense of the size of the facility while concentrating on just a section of it.
clk230 - Another day, another silo - or the same one? Nice abstract composition.
What can I say? I have a thing for silos and indeed I found a different one for Day 12.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

clk230 - Love the purple. Was that time of day or actual lights?
This was a night shot and the building was lit with coloured lights. Looking forward to seeing your images when you're up to photographing again.

C & C always welcome
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