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Yes, what happened to dCap? Disappeared entirely.

I'm enjoying the challenge, especially the discipline of reviewing a pile of photos I took nine years ago and getting them down to a viewable set (at least for my wife and I).

The ultrawide aspect ratio (typically 64:27 or 21:9) is enjoyable too. I just wish we could show them wider and higher than the limits imposed by the forum. Cinemascope is meant to be Big.

My vintage digital thread is an outlet for photos taken with cameras that are no longer current. I really ought to delve further in to the camera archive and take more new photos with stuff that is properly vintage.

And the pictures being produced by others are an inspiration, as ever.

Onwards and upwards!
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This challange have got my Photo-mojo-juices started to flow again. Not only is it fun (most of the time) to look at old photos it have also as an side affect got me shooting and posting new stuff here
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dCap has been posting to twitter so not sure if he is busy or what.

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Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

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Maybe go with a self portrait at your work station? Just a thought as I considered what I'd do in I was in crunch like yours.


I like that idea. Maybe I just take pics in and around the office until this project clears. I mean, they may not be as wonderful as the seascapes but at least I'll be doing something.

Thanks.
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

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Maybe go with a self portrait at your work station? Just a thought as I considered what I'd do in I was in crunch like yours.


I like that idea. Maybe I just take pics in and around the office until this project clears. I mean, they may not be as wonderful as the seascapes but at least I'll be doing something.

Thanks.

I would imagine it would give you a few minutes of creative respite from the stress of the workload. Looking forward for you to keep going!
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We're 13 weeks in, one quarter of the way through. Congrats, all!

dCap is still shooting. I see him on Instagram and Twitter. He's off of Sony gear again though, focusing on a 365 day project instead using his smartphone and new Fuji.

For me, this challenge has been at a good pace. I only had to go to all archive shots just one week. The hardest part for me is thinking up a theme for each week. I do notice that I take the same/similar shots every year, . But, ultimately, nothing stays the same, so the shots are different enough.

Keep up the momentum, folks.
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

We're 13 weeks in, one quarter of the way through. Congrats, all!

For me, this challenge has been at a good pace. I only had to go to all archive shots just one week. The hardest part for me is thinking up a theme for each week. I do notice that I take the same/similar shots every year, . But, ultimately, nothing stays the same, so the shots are different enough.

Keep up the momentum, folks.


Agreed Art! Just enough challenge for me to stay in it and not drop off. The perfect balance to even get me exited again and looking at my old gear. I even started shopping for lenses and bodies again. (that's when you know the addiction is in full effect)

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I'm glad you're re-inspired, Eddy!! Thankfully I have not started gear shopping. However, I have always wanted to join the "full frame club" and those A7ii are right-priced, but that just means more lenses too!

When I get that itch for full-frame, I just grab a film body, LOL. If I do end up with an A7 variant, I'd probably just get a 50mm lens at first, re-create my early days of photography -- SRT-101 with a Rokkor 50, or XE-7 with a 50mm.
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

We're 13 weeks in, one quarter of the way through. Congrats, all!


It's been fun, mostly.

I've enjoyed getting out a different lens each week, even the less good ones, and trying out techniques I rarely (or never) used in the past. My landscape theme is the most challenging - I'm just not very good at spotting photogenic scenes.

It's also been fun seeing everyone else's efforts.
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

I'm glad you're re-inspired, Eddy!! Thankfully I have not started gear shopping. However, I have always wanted to join the "full frame club" and those A7ii are right-priced, but that just means more lenses too!

When I get that itch for full-frame, I just grab a film body, LOL. If I do end up with an A7 variant, I'd probably just get a 50mm lens at first, re-create my early days of photography -- SRT-101 with a Rokkor 50, or XE-7 with a 50mm.


That may just mean you have a lot more *newer* gear than me. :-)
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

We're 13 weeks in, one quarter of the way through. Congrats, all!



It's also been fun seeing everyone else's efforts.


Getting a peak and other folks archives has been very nice.
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I've just completed my week 18 and so I'm just over one third of the challenge.

Current evaluation is that the dig in my archive is the easiest, most trouble being a case of deciding the shot because I usually find more than one "postable" shot per three month I'm looking at.

Vintage digital macro is sheer fun, and I still haven't decided if I like my old KM5D or my A700 better. The A700 has definitely better handling and AF and a much better viewfinder, but the KM5D delivers such nicely rendered files and are easier to process than the files from the A700 that I haven't decided yet, mayby only that I really don't have to decide. Only I have to make sure to still think of 32 more different macro subjects.

And the new shot isn't too hard either, taking one extra prime challenge shot is hapening by default and in weeks without a prime at least going out one day with a zoom lens hasn't been a burden either.

So all in all I find the challenge easier to manage than I originally thought

I'm also enjoying the ways in which others have approached the challenge and I've seen some very good work, both current and from a few years back.

I hope all the others are also still enjoying it, pls. let us know.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2021 at 21:07
Doing good on this challenge. Although I have to force my self to fit the tele lenses before leaving the house, the results are to my liking. Sometimes I notice my mind asking for more reach....
3 a week is fine for me, although last week I was away on my bike and sorting the files, posting them was somewhat more work as I would've likes
My creative side has to be kicked at times, but surely they keep coming one way or the other.
Only 36 weeks to go
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eddyizm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2021 at 22:28
This challenge is likely to do serious damage to my wallet. I've started looking at new bodies and I'm lost in all the options. Lenses, well we all know how that goes. So far, no damage yet...

That being said, I've also, FINALLY, was able to fill out the form and send out my exposed film to be shot, got my scanner hooked up and began scanning film that I shot years ago. That is a huge win for this project in itself.

As Maffe has mentioned, it has also gotten my creativity juices flowing again as one of my shots I'm requiring to be current. I can feel the out of practice for sure.

Digging through my archives has been great as this has also lined up with my recent forced departure from google photos to my own self hosted solution. I have noticed that I spent some time shooting my lumix LX7 to great effect during years where I spent a lot of time outdoors (rock climbing/trail running) or just not wanting to lug around bodies and lenses. Too bad I can't post those shots here.

Some anxiety has been had when I'm short on the new shot and need to reach but part of that forces some creativity which is good.

Looking forward to keeping it going! I don't think I've ever had a year long project so it is exciting to say the least.

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