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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2021 at 19:55
A day later than announced, but I'll do some commenting on the second half of this challenge.
For the first half I picked the odd days, for the second half I'll pick the even ones and comment on an almost random few.

Day 16
@Gregja: Nice colourcontrast between the blue see and the yellow land in almost golden light. Just wondering what the dark spots in the see are. Birds in flight?
@Minotlta_mutley: Nice to see something form your the place you live.
@Beararircactus: Enough wind there for some mills according to the bush
@onsplekkie: I like the reflection under the bridge

Day18
@Jozioau: I like that building style, but what a work for the painter
@pegelli: You're a quick student . The graphical BW works well for me.
@addy landzaat: The graffiti paint is keeping the building together?
@Phil Wood: What a joyful moment you captured !
@Snegren: It's not easy to get a good compo with a fishey, but you do well, even with this 4mm Paul!

Day 20
@Jozioau: The excavator typically looks like a toy with the tilt effect
@Phil Wood: And what's next?
@Bearaircactus: Brave man! Certainly not a bad picture given the circumstances

Day 22
@Snegren: Love it Paul!
@Minolta_mutley: Your third shot?
@LAbernethy: That must have been a long ride!
@Dopol: I like it Domien, Simple, but effective with the path leading to the lights


Day 24
@Gregja: Tilted I guess Greg?
@pegelli: Somehow these kind of flies seem very attracted to mushrooms. Well capture Pieter, with the shroom nicely isolated.
@AsD Good symetry, but what am I looking at Andy?
@Dopol: Did you visit a light event?

Day26
@Snegren: Despite the blue cast, a nice picture!
@Gregja: Lovely light!
@Dopol: Well seen !

Day 28
@Jozioau: The last days are the hardest Joe! Desperation is recognisable
@Domien: But you had a good rest
@Phil Wood: But where is the elephant??

Day 30
@gregja: lovely classical bench bokeh shot!
@Jozioau: A hard building to correct..
@AsD: Good to see some colours and blue sky from you Andy! All the BW's made me think you were in a dark mood , although I liked them!
@alpha_in_exile: How did it look in color? Nice dark brown wood and black handle?
@Dopol: I guess you heard/saw the press conference this evening?...

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2021 at 21:05
day 22
@Minolta_mutley: Your third shot?

No, i'm entitled to an extra shot - and i'll get a 4th in 2022.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2021 at 09:59
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Just wondering what the dark spots in the see are. Birds in flight?

Surfers!
Thanks for all the feedback. Much appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2021 at 10:02
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:



And thanks to you too Joe for the diligence in making comments.
I'm gonna have to set a mini-challenge next time to commit to also providing feedback.
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I've already commented on day 2, 4, 6 and 8 and I'll continue here with 10, 12 and 14

After that I will switch to the odd days to complement Fred_S who took care of the even days in the second half of Oktoberfest

Day 10
gregja, nice bokeh and photo. Have you tried to mirror the image and see how that would work, I think it would be a totally different view that way
Jozioau, You have eye for detail, making sure "Grand Cru" was the sharpest point in the image makes it sing
pegelli, I like the shadows
minolta_mutley, nice dreamy scene, maybe improved by turning it into a "letterbox crop"
Dopol, nioce photo with a very fitting capture, taken at a cemetery I assume?
Fred_S, I'd call it "froth", great character in that lens
Snegren, lovely quiet and typical Dutch scene, the reflection is icing on the cake
LAbernethy, nice composition and play with dof, I like all the little details in the crystal, both in and out of focus
Phil Wood, nice conversion and layered image, top fluffy clouds, middle defined clouds and bottom earth. Only there's an UFO in the sky that is probably easy to clone out
onsplekkie, born with their skates on? great dynamic team scene
alpha_in_exile, nice find, the contrast between the vivid flower and dull fence works well
addy landzaat, I like these kind of typical Dutch scenes
AsD, nice scene, reminds me that we still have to do a barge tour one day, it's on our "to do" list but no firm plans yet.



Day 12
Jozioau, nice and sharp surface texture and a very balanced image
gregja, another beauty from you, I like the colours and the composition
pegelli, I like the symmetry
Phil Wood, funny image to go with the story of the three versions of the castle. I suggest we meet in the middle one
Snegren, I like how the oof background provides a context for the image
addy landzaat, nice set-up, only the negative and image on the LCD look very "red", or is that just caused by a wonky mixed light white balance? But in this photo it works well as a compositional element
onplekkie, marvelous use of lines to "frame" the sunstar
Dopol, nice sene, also at a cemetery I think, maybe a small step to the right would have prevented the interference between one of the oof trees and te vase/rose
Fred_S, I like the "wild" highlights in the oof areas
AsD, looks prickly, nice B&W conversion



Day 14
Jozioau, This image shows the perfect contrast between the seasons up-top versus down-under
gregja, Well seen, all the curves well placed and working together
Fred_S, to answer your question: "nothing", nice example, over here the crop is very small, despite the very wet summer and start of fall.
Snegren, I like all the "macro textures" of the different building layers
pegelli, nice scene, but I would have liked a slightly widder view
Phil Wood, an ordinary urban scene but with a deeper meaning once you start thinking about it
AsD, I like how the tree and its reflection are both "framed by nature"
LAbernethy, nice composition but I feel that I am missing one real sharp detail to rest my eye on, the rim of the shroom comes close but doesn't seem pin sharp
onsplekkie, I thought they were called Iron Horses and not Iron Cows
addy landzaat, nice scene, the horn as the only real warm tone in the image immediately attracts the eye
Dopol, Yummie , looks like a good reward after a long bicyccle ride
alpha_in_exile, I think it works quite well

More to come a bit later
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2021 at 13:10
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:



Day18
@Phil Wood: What a joyful moment you captured !

Day 20
@Phil Wood: And what's next?

Day 28
@Phil Wood: But where is the elephant??


Day 18 - I had almost forgotten the shot of the Mayor until he cornered me a few days later to ask if I had any he could use - this was the only one I took.

Day 20 - What's Next is a good question, I'm not sure I have ever been into one. They seem to be the current market leader in high street clothing, so I guess they will collapse soon. I see they only have 200 shops in the EU, have they reached the Netherlands yet?

Day 28 - Here's an elephant (the pub is out of shot to the right). Not my shot.
 



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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:



Day 10
Fred_S, I'd call it "froth", great character in that lens


Day 12
Fred_S, I like the "wild" highlights in the oof areas


Day 14
Fred_S, to answer your question: "nothing", nice example, over here the crop is very small, despite the very wet summer and start of fall.

Thanks for picking up the odd days Pieter (and your flexibility in this shift

I am happy I used the Primoplan the whole month for this chellenge. It proved to be a versatile lens.
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:



Day 18 - I had almost forgotten the shot of the Mayor until he cornered me a few days later to ask if I had any he could use - this was the only one I took.

Are your local politicians like here very keen to get their picture taken and preferably published in te news paper?

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Day 20 - What's Next is a good question, I'm not sure I have ever been into one. They seem to be the current market leader in high street clothing, so I guess they will collapse soon. I see they only have 200 shops in the EU, have they reached the Netherlands yet?

Pun was intended
I think they are only here as an online shop.

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Day 28 - Here's an elephant (the pub is out of shot to the right). Not my shot.


Makes me curious about the story behind it
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Day 28 - Here's an elephant (the pub is out of shot to the right). Not my shot.


Makes me curious about the story behind it


There is a long story behind the name, but the short one is that the current owners were looking for a new name (it was the Queen's Hotel) and found it used to be called the Elephant & Castle (it wasn't, that was next door, but a local history book says it was) and the marketing department came up with The Elephant in the Market.

There have been several Elephant pubs in town over the years.

And you're spot on about the Mayor.
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Thank you, Pieter, and Fred.

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Day 30...
@alpha_in_exile: How did it look in color? Nice dark brown wood and black handle?


Yes the door was a very dark, matte brown (painted), but in fact the handle also was painted the same brown color (though some orange rust has affected it, as well). The texture and then the graffiti cut in the door (of which only a tiny bit is visible) gave it all some character.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AsD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2021 at 22:09
Well, I finally got round to voting and added some comments underneath.

Once again, thanks to @pegelli for his organisation and to all the other participants.

I see that there are some more comments on here and on the voting thread since I last posted, I shall try and reply to those soon.

Also, I see elsewhere that there is talk of a lack of diversity here. I wouldn't know how to solve that issue, I occasionally ask my daughter if she fancies joining but it's not for her at present.

I did ask her to look through the thumbnails and 'vote', so I'll post her choices here, hope that's OK.

Jozioau 3pts: 5
Jozioau 1pt: 12

gregja 3pts: 26
gregja 1pt: 1

pegelli 3pts: 3
pegelli 1pt: 29

Phil Wood 3pts: 16
Phil Wood 1pt: 2

Snegren 3pts: 13
Snegren 1pt: 15

minolta_mutley 3pts: 11
minolta_mutley 1pt: 4

LAbernethy 3pts: 17
LAbernethy 1pt: 23

Dopol 3pts: 4
Dopol 1pt: 26

onsplekkie 3pts: 6
onsplekkie 1pt: 16

Fred_S 3pts: 14
Fred_S 1pt: 6

AsD 3pts: 7
AsD 1pt: 1

alpha_in_exile 3pts: 30
alpha_in_exile 1pt: 14
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