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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

addy landzaat, do I recognise that sculpture from your CYC challenge last year? Anyway, with the snow it certainly adds something extra, also the long focal length quiets down the background nicely
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My picks for each day

day 1:
Bigsi - very moody image
Robbie - disturbing image, would love to see this blown up to huge proportions

day 2:
FredS - macro at it's best. Whites are very nice
LAbernathy - straight catalogue work, beautiful lit

day 3:
gregja - I can learn alot from you work for my own linear perspective challange
Jozioau - Buttersmooth bokeh!

day 4:
Phil Wood - nice scene. very 'alive' for a graveyard


day 5:
Bigsi - great find, great light
Pegelli - 3D to the max, I can smell the dafodils!



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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Phil Wood, nice simplistic composition, apparently bauty was overrated and was that wall really such garish green?

Thanks Pieter, it really is that green, nothing to do with the beauty salon though, that was around the corner a few years back. The green is advertising the Green Taxi company that has an office there.

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

My picks for each day
day 4:
Phil Wood - nice scene. very 'alive' for a graveyard

Thanks, glad you liked it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2022 at 08:33
My first week is like.. oke I took 2 pictures but are not even loaded on the computer.
I decided first for the 50mm.. but than frost/cold/macro so I switched.. And now it is rain and more rain.. not really macro-inspired.
Like.. not really inspired at all Hoping for a boost.
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+1...
Except for the lenses...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2022 at 12:01
My comments for Day 2

Jozioau, wonderful collection, exposure is spot on and brings out the materials from each piece very well
pegelli, I agree with Domien, probably a "half bred" (mule)
Dopol, you might have used a lot of filters, but it's still the light that shines in this photo
bigsi, impressive scenery, you must have enjoyed this boatride
onsplekkie, nice contrast between the different parts of the scene
KoBra64, that building is probably a photographers goldmine
Fred_S, nice capture, sharp where it needs to be and dreamy all around
LAbernethy, that looks well used, but only on the hood. I enjoy all your gear porn so far
Phil Wood, nice moody warm colours inside, makes it an inviting scene, did you go in?
ffrolvaag, still plenty of feather detail despite the higher iso, nice capture
Robbie, great location with that derelict pier and freshly painted boats. Is that close to where you live?
gregja, good use of light and limited sharpness
addy landzaat, exactly the same comment as for gregja
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2022 at 14:08
One week in, so time for some selective comments on the challenge thus far.

Day 1:
@gregja - a signature image, perhaps less abstract, but most appealing as usual, particularly in monochrome.
@Dopol - looks for all the world like a gelato dessert at a fine dining restaurant. Beautiful tactile image.
@bigsi - a quirky image with the top hatted figure looking out over the boats in the water. Certainly grabs the attention.
@Fred_S - like your fellow countrymen you've recorded this late flurry of winter snow very vividly.
@ffrolvaag - don't know how this image is generated. At first glance I assumed it was a stereoscopic photo but of course the two fields of view are so different. Interesting...

Day 2:
@Dopol - despite the 'torture' a calm and pleasing still life.
@bigsi - a striking riverside view well composed to show off the setting and the structures. Beautifully done.
@Fred_S - certainly worth the look, and rather different to the Magnolia Grandiflora in our garden.
@LAbernethy - an emerging photographic catalogue of classic a-mounts. Good to see.
@Phil Wood - looks like the quintessential British local pub, looking warm, inviting and full of good cheer.
@ffrolvaag - I guess it's a pretty common drake, but nicely captured and presented with your 1000mm tele.
@gregja - nice glimpse of nature with the sharp selective focus on the foreground subject echoed in its OOF companions.
@addy landzaat - wonderful image, so tactile and pleasing to the eye.

Day 3:
@bigsi - for me the eye is immediately drawn through the bare branches and the watery and grassy foreground to the simple cottage in the distance. Lovely work.

Day 4:
@pegelli - wonderful little building in its pastoral setting. Surprising to me that it is such an elaborate design for what is presumably a basic farming function. Lovely light.
@gregja - not sure what I'm seeing here, presumably looking up a facade, but it looks like it could almost be an architectural model. Lens baby? Tilt Shift?
@addy landzaat - really like your duck. Looks like a rare Rufous-headed variety. Great sighting.

Day 5:
@LAbernethy - a continuation of your visual inventory of classic a-mounts. Lovely set. Hopefully being photographed for posterity and not in preparation for a fire sale.
@gregja - your singular takes on commonplace objects are always interesting to see and interpret.
@bigsi - this image looks like it's stage lit on a movie set. Very dramatic.
@Dopol - perfect photo of your subject, then as though the viewer is in the saddle. The yellow dial on the headlamp grabs you at first glance.

Day 6:
@Dopol - interesting, but I wonder just what makes it a military bike. Is it the tricolour?
@pegelli - a fine continuation in the long tradition of Dutch Still Life.
@bigsi - a real picture postcard view. It's got it all in a most attractive composition and setting.
@Phil Wood - a real sign of our times.
@gregja - with creativity and the right choice of lens, even the commonplace can be made to look good.

Day 7:
@LAbernethy - a fine series building here. Interesting to see all these lenses, and the different ways they are presented by you. This one is particularly attractive with the lighting gleaming off the body, the dramatic shadows, and the view into the lens elements.
@onsplekkie - a familiar face in this portrait of your most photogenic model. Tightly cropped and attention grabbing. Striking colours of the red hair against the OOF green.
@KoBra64 - nice candid B&W street photo. Great lighting and selective focus on your subject.
@@ffrolvaag - brilliant 'selfie' - great concept and execution. An immediate favourite.
@bigsi - commonplace grunge but made rather aesthetic in this image. The glimpses of living greenery through the filthy window contrast nicely with the almost monochrome foreground.
@Dopol - interesting architecture and back story. Also interesting to me to see the crooked brick courses that would indicate some uneven settlement or structural failures and repairs some time in its history.
@Fred_S - perhaps rather unremarkable, but nevertheless attractive glimpse of the Dutch countryside.

I'll add as more images are posted. Here's a link to Joe's selective comments Days 8 to 15.

Edited by Jozioau - 14 April 2022 at 09:14
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Robbie, great location with that derelict pier and freshly painted boats. Is that close to where you live?

Thank you Pieter, the picture was made in the old fishing harbour of Sassnitz, a city on the isle of Rügen (Mecklenburg-Western-Pomerania). The quantity of active fishing boats has shrinked to very few, so the harbour, the fishing coop and the working people are now more tourism oriented.

Sassnitz is not in the near of my residence, it is roughly 400 km east. I stayed on the island of Rügen last week for a short holiday.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2022 at 20:45
So, I'll try with my picks of the participants so far:

Gregja: #3 is a strange view, imho. #6 is nicely done.
LAbernethy: Please, don't sell them, they look too good!
Jozioau: Nice atmosphere in #2. Nice shot for #3.
Dopol: I love #5.
Pegelli: Nice representation of Spring with #1 & #5.
Onsplekkie: Love your beautifull cloud in #3. Your model in #6 is always in a good mood (on photo's).
Phil Wood: love #4 with its opposite meanings of the graves and the blossom.
Bigsi: Love your #2 and #5.
Fred: working to hard?
ffrolvaag: astonishing shot in #1.
Robbie: love your #3.

So far so good for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ffrolvaag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 03:38
Only had a little time the late week to get any shooting in due to work constraints. That combined with 3 straight days of rain/snow meant no chance at the 1000mm f8. So quick shots inside with the 8mm today.

Will try to comment on my favorites from everyone of this week's photos tomorrow or Saturday. There are some really great photos out there, so keep at it everyone! I love to see what everyone is putting up so far.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 10:34
Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

My picks for each day

day 1:

Robbie - disturbing image, would love to see this blown up to huge proportions…

I didn´t perceive it like that may be because my screen is a bit bigger than the here presented size
To plan and realise such a staircase on a slope isn´t easy, I admire the craftsmen for this building which is very good to walk on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 11:24
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

So, I'll try with my picks of the participants so far:…
Robbie: love your #3.…
I´m very pleased, thank you. I made a mistake by numbering the preview-pics: #3 should be #6 because it was taken on the 6th of April.
I have changed the number accordingly.
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

One week in, so time for some selective comments on the challenge thus far.

Day 1: @Dopol - looks for all the world like a gelato dessert at a fine dining restaurant. Beautiful tactile image. Thank you
Day 2: @Dopol - despite the 'torture' a calm and pleasing still life. Mainly the glow effect I think
Day 5: @Dopol - perfect photo of your subject, then as though the viewer is in the saddle. The yellow dial on the headlamp grabs you at first glance.This one came out very nicely, I think
Day 6: @Dopol - interesting, but I wonder just what makes it a military bike. Is it the tricolour? two reasons mainly. One: I shot it in the Dutch Military Museum. And two: it's army green, a very unusual color for bikes in the Netherlands. And the tri-colour helped too


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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 15:02
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

My comments for Day 2
KoBra64, that building is probably a photographers goldmine

It is, it's a beautifull building with a lot of lines.
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