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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:


Day 9:
@alanfrombangor - what a fabulous selfie. One of my favourite images in the challenge so far. Perfect in B&W and with the pinhole treatment.

Day 12:
@alanfrombangor - that pinhole camera effect rendered in soft de-focus and in monochrome looks like something from the dawn of photography.

Day 13:
@alanfrombangor - wonderful landscape with its bare mountains, middle distant lake and small village in the foreground rendered in graduated receding monochrome tones.

Thanks Harm and Joe for your comments. I normally avoid being in front of the lens so day 9 was quite a departure for me, done because I'd been stuck at home all day. Day 13 was another happy result of pic-a-day and the right prime lens. This is a view on a regular walk from home, I must have seen it hundreds of times but had never before isolated this section, the 135mm on apsc was perfect for the job.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2021 at 10:18
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


#14 Strange fruits? Edible?


Quick answer - not edible. These are the seed pods of a flowering eucalyptus tree.
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Day 9

alanfrombangor - Grumpy old man - a very moody photo, and perfect use of the pinhole's effects

fennetje - Ashbourne Woods pine cone - I'm very impressed that you found an interesting background that mirrors the texture of the pine cone itself, and almost the same colors, making a very interesting image

Day 10

gregja - For Lease - I really love all the vertical lines in this one, the strong B&W tones, and the play of light and shadow

alanfrombangor - Hiker - really a beautiful abstract pinhole shot - nicely done!

onsplekkie - Vogue - the shadow in the lower left helps push the viewer's eye toward the subject in the near-middle, and her presence alone in the light makes it clear she's the subject; excellent timing and composition; I also like how the tiles in the walkway create leading lines, so that when exploring the rest of the image I'm drawn to all sorts of interesting points in the distance

nadk - H.C. Orsted statue - you've framed this perfectly with the statue in the right-hand 'rule of thirds' position, and the light and shadows strong and interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 08:32
We are half way to the challenge! Here is my personal summary...
- I planned 3/week and so far I managed pic-a-day!
- Some of my photos are desperation photos which I would never post if it was not a challenge, but on the other hand, most of the photos wouldn't have been taken if it was not a challenge... Overall I think the impact of the challenge is positive!
- It seems that I enter a new stage in my life - in the past 8 years it was impossible to find time for Dyxum during holidays and weekends when kids are home and I could only steal few minutes while at work, now for the first time I felt that it is much easier to find time during holidays and weekends than working days.
- Pic-a-day is challenging - there are some days in which I can take many keepers, and some days with no photos. But challenging is the point of a challenge, isn't it?

I still have to reply to comments and do some commenting... I'll try to catch up on commenting during this weekend...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 18:02
Glad you like my pinholes Matthew, it's a nice light lens to carry, too!
Shay, I'm pleased to be maintaining pic-a-day too, it was harder before I retired from work though the pandemic restrictions have also been a challenge to work through. We have freedom to travel now, but not to stay away overnight.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 20:53
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:

We are half way to the challenge! Here is my personal summary...
- I planned 3/week and so far I managed pic-a-day!
- Some of my photos are desperation photos which I would never post if it was not a challenge, but on the other hand, most of the photos wouldn't have been taken if it was not a challenge... Overall I think the impact of the challenge is positive!
- Pic-a-day is challenging - there are some days in which I can take many keepers, and some days with no photos. But challenging is the point of a challenge, isn't it?

I still have to reply to comments and do some commenting... I'll try to catch up on commenting during this weekend...

As rovhazman said, I agree....

Thanxs rovhazman!

I see that some people are changing their lens at this moment. I have been using both my indicated lenses. It isn't not allowed, I guess?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 21:18
It is allowed to keep using the lens you started with. I used both lenses at the same time.

What is not allowed, is calling Frisia "north Holland" I think. North Netherlands maybe, but Holland? I do not know if there are any Frisians around here, but I think Grutte Pier is turning in his grave right now

Edit: it was pointed out to me that I am not perfect and therefore not worthy to make comments like these.....

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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


I see that some people are changing their lens at this moment. I have been using both my indicated lenses. It isn't not allowed, I guess?


The rule is to use two primes (or zoom ends) there is no restriction on how or when. Some do half with one then switch, others (most) carry two around all month and use whichever suits. I fall into the second category. I do try not to use one much more than the other, but don't always succeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 00:55
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


What is not allowed, is calling Frisia "north Holland" I think. North Netherlands maybe, but Holland? I do not know if there are any Frisians around here, but I think Grutte Pier is turning in his grave right now


On a related note, it is also not allowed to call a wallaby a kangaroo!
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


What is not allowed, is calling Frisia "north Holland" I think. North Netherlands maybe, but Holland? I do not know if there are any Frisians around here, but I think Grutte Pier is turning in his grave right now


On a related note, it is also not allowed to call a wallaby a kangaroo!

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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Day 9:
@ rovhazeman: That's a good foolish one Shay! And interestong location, thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to more of that place

Thank you Fred! I am still looking for a cooperative model who is willing to come with me there...
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Day 8
rovhazman: Great pose.
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Day 9
rovhazman: Lovely pose which seems to be asking what do I do, the ground is cracking aaround me!
Day 10
rovhazman: Good to see.

Thank you Alan!
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Day 8:
@rovhazman - the caption says he's still sick but looking well and truly on the road to recovery, if he's happy to pose like this.
Day 9:
@rovhazman - an interesting and unusual bit of desert landscape that forms your stage. Strange how the channels have been created between the large cakes, presumably by the rare rains.
Day 10:
@rovhazman - great to see your boy looking bright eyed and back in good health. Lovely portrait.
Day 13:
@rovhazman - a rather desolate picture of an even more desolate tale. Remarkable that a building permit could have been issued for such an incompetent project.

Thank you Joe!
Re Day 13 - the story is just one example. Almost every public building which was built here has similar issues... I can tell you about the new daycares, youth club, soccer field, elementary school etc... The mentality here is "be thankful that you get something and don't complain, you could have stay without daycare/school/youth club/soccer field/etc."
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Rovhazman:
In general: awful dry landscape with a recovering son.

Hmm, when you say it like this, it sounds bad... Maybe I will try to get few photos of the sea around here so it will be a little more wet...
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Time for the next four

Day 13
pegelli : A powerful image commensurate with the tragic explosion.
Harm vb : Peaceful scene with the vintage motor blending with the grass.
fennetje : Ours aren't out yet, I like the curly leaf snaking out to the left and the narrow dof.

Day 14
Phil Wood : Urban squalor perfectly rendered in gritty mono.
Harm vb : The pedestrian leans the opposite way to the building, which gives an interestingly strange effect.
Fred_S : Pastel loveliness.
rovhazman : I like old machinery, the character set looks strange to my eyes!

Day 15
gregja : I'd have cropped this to square format to cut out the grey wall on the left.
addy landzaat : What are those cylinders sticking out from the wheel hubs?
Phil Wood : An unusual dedication, I see there was an Australian artist called Alison Chrystal who died in 2018, or perhaps it's also a friend's name.

Day 16
Jozioau : From one extreme to the other, Joe! Excellent candid with just a hint of donut between the two women on the right.
gregja : Striking colour contrasts.
pegelli : Singer dominated the market for decades, a bequtifully decorated antique.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 18:41
Thanxs AlanfromBangor, Rovhazman and especially Addy for (not) commenting.

Today I have gone a bit less far and just walked to the town center for my cheese on the market, just beside the leaning tower, which I put vertical on my pic of today. It was overexaggeratingly leaning backwards.

BTW Addy, you were visiting the Betuwe today with a view on the Cunera-tower in Rhenen? Nicely done with that bridge.

Edited by Harm vb - 17 April 2021 at 18:44
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

BTW Addy, you were visiting the Betuwe today with a view on the Cunera-tower in Rhenen? Nicely done with that bridge.
Yes, but it is close. Living in Veenendaal, Rhenen itself is about 10km and I today did a nice hike out of Kesteren, across that same bridge.
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