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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2021 at 20:36
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

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Well, the point I guess of the 150 challenge, is that it is a challenge. I would have liked to have go in 150 shots too, but I have also failed. If it was going to be easy to achieve, it wouldn't have been much of a challenge. Hopefully, this time we've learned enough to make the next one more successful


 



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I'm slowly working my way forward to finish this challenge. Week 43 done and with that 2017 in the bag
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Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

I'm slowly working my way forward to finish this challenge. Week 43 done and with that 2017 in the bag

You are so far ahead of me, I am not sure I will be able to complete.
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Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

I'm slowly working my way forward to finish this challenge. Week 43 done and with that 2017 in the bag

You are so far ahead of me, I am not sure I will be able to complete.


Forward, slowly forward and we will both get to the finish line eventually
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2021 at 00:54
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

@Phil Wood - I've sad it before, but I think your lens theme was one of the highlights of the challenge.


Kind of you to say so, it has been the easiest and most enjoyable bit for me. It has sometimes been a bit frustrating sticking to only one image, there have been times when I wanted to show some of the warts as well as demonstrate that you can get a decent image out of most of them.

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

I also agree that the self-challenge/themes in the end, was a bit ambitious. I originally envisaged being able to pop to a beach about once a week to get a seascape or similar. That ambition was easily frustrated by events.

Three new shots per week, with no constraints, seems a more feasible goal.



I have very much enjoyed your seascapes, it seems you still managed to get there quite a few times.

Three shots a week with fewer, not no, constraints was more my idea - sticking to the lens theme I might, for instance, go for three shots with a different prime each week (no I don't have 50 primes, but I could cycle through the 20 or so I do have), or away from lens restrictions shoot three shots on a theme of the week (picked from the Dyxum Themes index). Or even go mad and combine the two. The main thing is to have three shots at one target each week rather than three shots at different targets.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2021 at 07:21
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Thanks- there were many thwarted opportunities however. There's a lot I want to explore with seascapes still. Maybe 2022!

What made your lens theme really useful were also the great write ups you included. Glad you got that CZ16-80 all fixed up too. I've quite the soft-spot for it. It was my main travel lens from 2008 and some of my faviurite pics from China were taken with it.

I get your point too about the fewer constraints. My overall impression is that it is actually harder sticking to themes that have a lot of restrictions. So, presuming we do this again next year, loosening that up should help. Hmm...maybe even a 'wildcard' for some shots (12? 1 per month?)- post anything you take that is either interesting but off theme, or from an archive, to make up the 3 pics.

It was a bit of a shame dCap disappeared so early on, as I also think he was a driving force behind the challenge. Appreciated everyone who did make comments when they did.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2021 at 10:25
Some interesting ideas coming out in the discussion here, thanks! As for dCap, didn't someone say he was continuing the challenge but with non-Sony gear, elsewhere? Has he a gallery somewhere?

If I stick to a year-long project I might be interested in finding a theme for new photos and not have the constraint of 3 a week - perhaps one them and then have one or more photos a week? I wonder what sort of theme could sustain that though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2021 at 14:00
Can't believe we're already in week 50

Happy to see so many other make it as well. Did me well to know others where getting their heads down to finish some weeks (-;

The (short) tele theme made me take out my longer focal lenght lenses on a weekly basis and got more comfortable with them (one lens daily/sollution). So, that was surely worth it for me!

The street theme was my comfortzone, and pleased with the many keepers. Working on a (longterm) photobook with these images, so this theme will likely continu in 2022.

Shooting the 'anything creative' theme was by-far the hardest for me.

All in all I like to continue a challange in 2022, although not sure the 150-page-set-up with the thumbnails etc was worth the effort for me.

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Yes, I dropped out of the thumbnail index early on and would opt not to use it next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2021 at 17:52
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Yes, I dropped out of the thumbnail index early on and would opt not to use it next year.


Likewise, I also did not refer to anyone’s either. Just looked at new photos when I spotted new posts in each person’s challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2021 at 19:23
OK, I'm done

I kept my thumbnails going, not so much for others since everything can be found in the same thread but for myself to have a quick overview of everything I posted the whole year in one post.

Thumbnails for others is more useful in monthly/weekly challenges where all the posts of one member are spread over multiple daily threads.
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I've waited until today to pop back to dyxum to see how this has progressed. So far I've just looked through this 150 chat thread - it looks like I've got some photo viewing to catch-up on later this week huh! Really am very pleased to see this project/idea had legs and got some momentum to it.

To address a couple of comments in here about my exit - two of the mods know why I stepped out of the forum, which I decided not to post about (but I might add some notes to the treatment of new members thread). I'm sorry that I just evaporated on y'all and I should have at least popped in from time-to-time. Or mentioned that I'd bailed. Personally, I know that some projects (like this) work well in a group. I'm sure I only managed to complete my 366x back in 2008 because of the group of people I shot along with on flickr (I was non-KM/Sony then). That photo buddy or peer group thing really helps. Dyxum has that real personal vibe to it which is super valuable.

Rewind to mid-June 2020, I started a 365 on some random Monday (the day my RX100 IV arrived). Something I'd wanted to re-boot since 2009. And I kept it going for just over 6 months. It lacked direction though, and theme, and worse (perhaps?) I wasn't posting the shots ... so I forced myself to stop and re-think. Re-thought things and focused on the soon approaching "01-Jan". Jumped back in here and started a conversation about "alternatives to the 365x idea" - which is kinda where this was hatched.

As mentioned by Art, I also started a new 365x on 01-Jan this year and had bags of energy for it. It was (just) part of my 150. And at the same time I was learning Instagram. Yeah - my mind was scattered all over the place. I shot daily in 4:3 format on my iPhone in Jan/Feb/Mar without missing a day. Apr/May/Jun I shot all square on my X-T3. The A7II really didn't work out for me at all (and it sold on eBay today). Getting past the 6 month point, up to date with my edits, I decided to pause IG (ahem) 'for a month' in July ... and totally forgot to get back to it. I then stopped shooting daily. Kinda needed a rest.

So, two half 365s do not a 365 make. Or something like that.

During my Apr/May/Jun time on IG I found some images that took me by surprize. Sure there are some stunning shots on the gram, a lot of over-processed garbage too, but then I found this real strange corner or non-conventional oddness and it caused me to completely re-think what and why I shoot. A mix of minimalism but also some messy stuff, very little post processing (which is just what I like) - real tough to explain.

It kinda broke my brain. And I love the feeling of not understanding what to do about it. So, without this (150) and that (IG rabbit hole) I'd not be shooting the project I'm about to delve into. It is unlikely to be of interest here so I'll not promote/spam it - it'll be a world of weird and I'm not expecting to come out the other end any more normal than I've never been. It might be on the other side of the art/photography border. Who knows?!

I'm really glad this continued here without me. I have a bundle of photo project ideas that I should make a blog about (or perhaps just a dCap's photo project ideas thread in here).

Having shot quite a few projects, week long, month long, year long, and a couple of failed 365s (after my proper completed 366x) ... I really like the idea of two project types:
- a week long daily theme thing (e.g. one lens or the one item we did in here)
- a non-calendar term weekly project (e.g. a classic car restoration that might work as a 37x week 1-3x image photo project)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2021 at 00:54
I stuck with the thumbnails because, like Pieter, I found it useful to find my own images - I didn't use others' thumbnails much at all. There is no doubt that 150 thumbnails in one post is pretty unwieldy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2022 at 20:51
I'll be starting a new challenge. Anybody else?

Again, three topics where I be posting a weekly shot. This year my three topics will be:

- street photography; In its wides sense possible. A thema I like and feel comfortable with. My challenge is that the picture has to be taken with a 35mm or smaller perspective & has to have people in them.

- ultra wide; Making more use of my 15 & 21mm lenses. I own them, but only 10% of all the images in my library are taken with wider perspective as 35mm. So the challenage really is just to get them off the shelf and find out more about when and how this perspective really shines.

- linear perspective; I want to learn more about this form of composing an image. Not sure how far I'll get through this learning curve, but I'll like to give it a go.
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