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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2021 at 10:08
Wow, Alan, my 90-year old mother is suffering from the same degeneration. Now I see ( ) what it means to her.
 



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Images that have caught my eye in the first four days...

Day 1
rovhazman: That really does shout "hot day", from the parched ground, sparse vegetation, short shado and your son's protective hat.
Robbie: Flying Saucer was my first impression
pegelli: I was surprised to see a turtle in Belgium.
mikey2000: Looks like they're dancing on the moon! The open space is so suggestive of these strange daays.

Day 2
Harm vb: Dramatic hot colours.
addy landzaat: Another covid statement, takeaway coffee substituting for a cosy cafe with the oof city out of reach.
onsplekkie: Lovely soft portrait with good eye contact and focus.
Fred_S: Well presented vintage kit.

Day 3
Jozioau: So strange to see a busy shopping centre again.
rovhazman: Nice portrayal of a young explorer.
C_N_RED_AGAIN: Cool looking bird.
Robbie: Looks a nice peaceful place for a coffee.

Day 4
Harm vb: A fine environmental portrait, implying a close aassociation with books.
addy landzaat: Some lovely delicate decorative ironwork.
C_N_RED_AGAIN: Nice setting among the reeds.
alpha_in_exile: Soft feminine portrait, nicely done.
AsD: Good focus on the rusting fastener with the fading barbed wire either side.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2021 at 14:00
As I've done in the past, I'll make comments on selections of images that have been eye catching for me on a weekly basis as the entries build up.

In the meantime, thanks for the comments on my posts to which I'm happy to reply.

Originally posted by alpha_in_exile alpha_in_exile wrote:

Day 1
Joe (Jozioau): very bendy Ferrari, surprisingly shallow DOF from a fish

Yes, this fisheye can be sharp corner to corner when stopped down, but at wider apertures is capable of yielding shallow DOF and pleasing OOF tail off.

Originally posted by alpha_in_exile alpha_in_exile wrote:

Day 2
Joe (Jozioau) - I think these sculptures work really well as subject-matter for a fisheye shot.

These sculptures in our local municipal square have been my photographic subjects taken at various focal lengths in various past challenges, and they worked very well with the fisheye that easily took them all in, showing their juxtaposition and context.

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Day 3
Jozioau: So strange to see a busy shopping centre again.

As I briefly mentioned the pandemic has effectively been suppressed in Australia so previous constraints and lockdowns are now pretty well lifted and life is back to what is labelled "Covid normal". I really enjoyed shooting the Easter shoppers milling through the centre, and also being able to take advantage of the fisheye's angle of view to take in the vast spaces and dramatic architecture.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2021 at 19:16
Keeping up takin pics on daily basis. I am loving the TTartisans IQ.

Been scrolling though the thumbnails, my favs for:

day 1: Robbie - Spacey
day 2: Mikey - great compression portrait
day 3: FredS - lovely tones of white
day 4: Phil - supurb composition


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2021 at 19:28
Yeah, I'll list my favorites here:

Day 1: AsD with his flag
Day 2: Phil Wood
Day 3: AlanfromBangor
Day 4: Pegelli

To be continued from time to time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2021 at 21:39
Is it day 6 already
My challenge started of on the wrong foot... I have a lot of lame excuses.. and a couple of very valid ones. Like... where in the bleeeeps name have I left the battery-charger after last years use?
(finally found it in the side pocket of a tucked away suitcase last used on a September 2020 trip )
And than today.... got out with the camera.. every-time I took the camera out - Hail/snow came falling down.

So I might have better luck in commenting.

Day 1
Jozioau - That is a very fishy car
alanfrombangor - They do look a lot like their mother.
rovhazman - He is sooo cute - Like the picture a lot!
onsplekkie - That is right in the face.. love his expression.
addy landzaat - Nice new toy but no cheating with Olympus allowed
AsD - Peace love and acceptance
Robbie - The ufo has landed
pegelli - that was 1 april.. he must be ice-skating today.
Harm vb - So lovely peacefully Dutch.
fennetje - That is NO brown Labrador - lovely look-through and nice B-W
Phil Wood - Spring is in the air everywhere.
mikey2000 - I really like that - we are the only ones left on the planet look of this picture.
Fred_S - Beautiful blooming auw..

Day 2
Jozioau - Nice sculptures, but what a strange place to put them. Not in the middle of a square or a place of focus but looks just placed somewhere on the pavement. They deserve more.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - That is one very beautiful looking bird.
Harm vb - the tulip and it's hart.
addy landzaat - that is a very sweet text on the chocolate and the looks like a lovely out of focus place.
Robbie - I really like the desolate look of all those garage doors. Did you try B-W?
alanfrombangor - That looks like a wonderful place - even through a pinhole lens.
onsplekkie - Another one right in the face. She has such beautiful eyes.
rovhazman - Is that a cry-out for tourists or.. how very peaceful without the tourists
AsD - The power is on..
pegelli - That looks like a lovely place in all seasons to walk.
fennetje - The 28mm with extension makes a great macro combo.
Phil Wood - It looks like a bridge and gate going to nowhere so why lock it.
mikey2000 - I like 400mm portraits a lot, even when in disguise.
Fred_S - BlingBling on a mirror - I love it.

Day 3
Jozioau - No covidlockdown sounds soo good.. and what an amazing mall. Very NICE!
rovhazman - I told you on day 1 he is sooo cute.. that didn't change in these 2 days.
mikey2000 - That looks like a great schoolproject with it's homeowner just gone shopping.
addy landzaat - Is that yours? So clean
Harm vb - Yess you do.. always a right moment for a drink. You still have a lot of work to do?
alanfrombangor - I always thought pinhole had one little focuspoint but I cannot detect it. It makes a lovely abstract forest.
Phil Wood - This is the perfect place and perfect picture to return to and copy it in every season to have a winter-spring-summer-autumn picture in one square.
Fred_S - Velvetsoft blossom, very nice.
onsplekkie - Great theme - the right in the face pictures. Cannot say which one is the best.. love them all.
AsD - I don't think he likes you standing there
fennetje - I don't miss the dog in the picture.. you create the same lovely atmosphere and colour with a tree.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - He/she is a beauty in its ugliness.
Robbie - It looks like a very closed Kaffeehaus. Covid-lockdown? Nice reflections.
pegelli - Nice symmetry and B-W
alpha_in_exile - Was it a ritual scrollburning or just a firestarter?

Next days in the next days

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I am doing something wrong in the Thumbnail section.. but I cannot figure out what it is.. I hate it when things are not working how it is suppose to work without understanding what I am doing wrong..
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Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

I am doing something wrong in the Thumbnail section.. but I cannot figure out what it is.. I hate it when things are not working how it is suppose to work without understanding what I am doing wrong..
I think you have just one extra opening [IMG] tag there...
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

I am doing something wrong in the Thumbnail section.. but I cannot figure out what it is.. I hate it when things are not working how it is suppose to work without understanding what I am doing wrong..
I think you have just one extra opening [IMG] tag there...


I don't know what I did.. but removed a lot of the link and now it works I am just no good with links and stuff.. drives me mad
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Been scrolling though the thumbnails, my favs for:

day 4: Phil - supurb composition


Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Yeah, I'll list my favorites here:

Day 2: Phil Wood


Thank you both - also nice you picked different shots.

Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:


Day 2
Phil Wood - It looks like a bridge and gate going to nowhere so why lock it.

Day 3
Phil Wood - This is the perfect place and perfect picture to return to and copy

Day 2. I suppose the answer could be why have a gate if you don't lock it? In reality the bridge crosses into a water-meadow maze and thence to the banks of a local trout stream - the landowners make good money renting out the fishing and don't want anyone poaching the fish.   

Day 3. I have been scouting for suitable sites for a four seasons set - but it didn't cross my mind with this one. So, thanks for the idea, I shall give it a go. The real problem round here is that we get so little snow that the classic winter shot is difficult to get.
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Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:


Day 2
Jozioau - Nice sculptures, but what a strange place to put them. Not in the middle of a square or a place of focus but looks just placed somewhere on the pavement. They deserve more.
Day 3
Jozioau - No covidlockdown sounds soo good.. and what an amazing mall. Very NICE!


Jet, thanks for commenting.
Yes, those bronze sculptures could do with more prominence, but they are installed in a small municipal open space opposite the local town hall. There are very few proper town squares or market squares in Australia in contrast to what you find in every town and city in Europe.

And as for being able to socialise and gather in numbers again, everyone is certainly very appreciative of it after months of hard lockdowns that were in the end effective. As international arrivals resume, the risks will need to be carefully managed.
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Now we have reached the end of the first week, here are some selective comments on various images so far.

Day 1:
@alanfrombangor - a fine shot of mum and the twins, nicely backlit. Pity the mum's front hooves were cropped.
@rovhazman - a great contextual shot of your youngest model in the harsh desert landscape and harsh light. In that setting do you need fill-flash to soften the shadows?
@onsplekkie - you're building up a fine portfolio of family portraits that are a delight to see. You need to add camera, lens and setting please.
@addy landzaat - a nice nostalgic look at a 35mm classic, from a great distance. Maybe next time an old Minolta?
@Robbie - a strong image of interesting architecture, well composed and tightly cropped.
@fennetje - a very appealing black and white with its bare trees and rippled reflections. Lovely tones.
@Phil Wood - obviously Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere.
@mikey2000 - a great shot of people enjoying the freedom of the open spaces. Nicely arranged on the brow of the hill. Reminds me a bit of old black and white images of the Beatles mucking about in the open as shot by Richard Lester.
@Fred_S - very theatrically lit image of cactus flowering.

Day 2:
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - great shot of that hawk looking right down the barrel at you. A great advert for this stellar lens.
@Harm vb - such an appealing macro of the heart of a tulip. Beautiful colours and presentation.
@addy landzaat - a real bit of everyday life, very appealingly presented.
@onsplekkie - more in your family portraits album. Lovely candid study.
@rovhazman - minimalist, but effective.
@mikey2000 - great image. Strong composition and colours, and an air of mystery.
@Fred_S - interesting old objects, well composed in their mirrored setting.
@gregja - a moody and glowering atmospheric image, well suited to B&W.

Day 3:
@rovhazman - interesting shot of your son in this rock crevasse. Wonder whether it mightn't have looked better in portrait mode?
@mikey2000 - surprised that 1/500 second was so far off the mark in freezing the bird in flight.
@Harm vb - very simple, but effective. A strong and appealing minimalist image.
@alanfrombangor - I first assumed this was deliberate camera motion blur, before learning it's taken with a pinhole. Interesting. I had thought pinhole would have been a DIY construct of a bit of black card fixed over the lens mount, with literally a pinhole pierced in its centre, and a solid lightproof piece of card or a lens cap over it that would be removed and replaced for a set period of exposure. But since you name your Holga pinhole lens, presumably its a piece of kit.
@onsplekkie - another winner - great shot, great subject, great presentation.
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - another wonderful bird portrait from a long distance.
@Robbie - a simple scene but very appealing. Beautifully composed and presented.
@gregja - another of your signature looks at commonplace forms and structures from an unusual perspective. And as usual, pleasing to the eye.
@Wilu - despite everything being out of focus, a pleasing impressionistic image.

Day 4:
@pegelli - a colourful tribute to home made Easter eggs.
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - yet another fine super telephoto study of a bird in nature. Wonderful take.
@rovhazman - feel sorry for the little guy, who's looking very feverish. Hope he bounced back quickly.
@alpha_in_exile - a delicate, elegant and evocative study, looking just right in monochrome.
@AsD - wonderful how something so commonplace can be turned into an artistic image by the right choice of framing, lens and settings.
@onsplekkie - presumably another of your family portraits. Can't help smiling to see those 4 happy faces.
@mikey2000 - lovely framing of your subject in action.
@gregja - great shot, strong forms and colours, and use of selective focus.

Day 5:
@alanfrombangor - a lovely softly focused image offset against its shadow in the dramatic sunlight light.
@onsplekkie - interesting piece of public/social commentary art, but the thing that makes it for me is the reflected sky and foliage in the windows either side.
@fennetje - a beautiful macro flower standing out in its watery OOF setting.
@alpha_in_exile - love seeing a youngster getting into taking photos. A beautiful candid study.
@Robbie - a simple image of engineering functionalism, tilted for artistic effect.

Day 6:
@alanfrombangor - great shot from a perfect vantage point. Lots of interest for the eye to take in, and overall very photogenic.
@Harm vb - great action photo of espresso being made. Looks perfect. (Although I prefer mine a lot shorter).
@omsplekkie - really enjoying meeting all those folks. A wonderful domestic scene that really tells the story, and the concentrated look of delight at the taste treat to come on the younger girl is priceless.
@AsD - finely framed image of rural canal life. Beautiful natural light.
@Jetsplace - what a wonderful dog study with the sharp focus on the visible eye and the rain drops on the fur.
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - another in your marvellous series. This one perhaps my favourite so far.
@Robbie - looks suitably wintry, surprisingly late in the season. Almost black and white but for the tinges of colour in leaf shoots of the shrubs and the red tail lights on the cars.

Day 7:
@Gregja - another of your 'signature' images taking an unusual look at the commonplace and turning it into photo art.
@alanfrombangor - looks very cold, bleak and threatening. Hopefully you didn't cycle up there?
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - another very fine bird study using an optical gem of the e-mount range.
@Phil Wood - feels strange to see a securely locked gate in isolation without any obvious barrier to entry to either side. Makes it an interesting image.
@Harm vb - wonderful photo of food for the soul.
@Rovhazman - a ghostly and impressionistic image of emptiness.
@fennetje - I really like seeing photos of these 35mm classic cameras. They are a thing of functional beauty.
@onsplekkie - a piece of street reportage telling the tale of the aftermath of an accident?
@Jetsplace - looks like a very good start. Next we want to see the inhabitants.
@alpha_in_exile - a simple photo of a daffodil, but beautifully presented via this classic camera and lens combination.


Continued with selective comments on week 2.

Edited by Jozioau - 14 April 2021 at 13:21
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Thanks for your commenting Joe. I was annoyed about clipping the front of the ewe's hooves, I have trouble composing in bright sunlight even with the ovf of the A700.

Luckily I took the 135/2.8 rather than the pinhole for the day 6 walk, the focal length was pefect for the view of seafront houses and coast.
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Thank you Joe for commenting on my (and other) images.

Day 3 & 6 are family shots. The others are from people I've met during my daily walks and ask if I can take their picture
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