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    Posted: 16 February 2022 at 20:45
Hi Maarten,

yeah, I think that's it- after last year its 'in our system'. We've got into the habit of taking photos regularly, on a weekly basis
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2022 at 10:10
Sounds like you're having a good time Wetapunga!

For me, the 3 a Week are really in my system. No trouble fiding spirit, oppertunities for shooting. OK, if weather is bad for more days, shooting gets limited

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2022 at 22:04
So random thoughts on the challenge now that we're over the 10% line

First, it seems participants are a little more confident this year, at taking photos for the challenge. Last year's experience helped me, and perhaps others.

Second, while there are fewer participants this year, I'm finding it a little easier to comment. Perhaps because I have more time. Perhaps because there are fewer photos to view. Not surprisingly the bulk of the feedback seems to come at later in the weekend, at the end of each week

Third, my more flexible parameters are working for me. One of the problems last year was I had more ambitious aspirations. Which turned out to be impossible to sustain. This time round (so far) I am finding a bit easier. I also like the wildcard option I gave myself, and so far, have used it once. (Only 11 left...).

Fourth, one thing I'm appreciating is the range of subjects I can photograph with my kit. Being able to go from say 15mm to 500mm, as well as macro, means I can usually think of something worth attempting.

Fifth, feedback on photos and well, just the posts generally, is quite encouraging. Ngā mihi nui
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2022 at 14:17
As a follower and commenter of this challenge, alas too wimpy to enter this time , I would also like to comment as I am currently managing a UK meet thread where I have included real names in the listings.

As Pieter has already said, I will use a first name if it is a part of the ID (i.e. Howard_S = Howard) but if there is no name I look at a member's profile page. If their name is part of it I have assumed that they have no problem with it being used.

But now, on reflection, and especially after @Wētāpunga's comment about stalking, I am not so sure it is the right thing to do, since only a member has access to a profile page, yet anyone can read the threads and would be therefore be able to deduce the "real" name of someone. And that makes me a little bit uncomfortable.

So I shall follow this discussion with interest and hopefully will not inadvertently breach anyone's confidentiality.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2022 at 13:49
I am in line with the majority. I don't have any problems with usernames, nome-de-plumes or real names. I tend to reply using the screen name as I assume that's how someone has chosen to be known. I'm happy for people to address me as they see fit.

Ian (real name). lol.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2022 at 09:51
I have no problem with screen names or real names, I think that's mainly a matter of personal preference of the member.

Some people have their real name written in their profile (or signature) and then I will use that when it fits. If people don't they probably have a reason for that and I will only use their screen name, even though I might know their real name from a meeting or email corrospondence.

And (almost) everybody here knows that pegelli is Pieter and I am OK with people using either of these.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2022 at 07:57
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

My view is in the username I have! Happy with either as well.


Thanks, I will perhaps use your real names until anyone objects. It feels...more social.
If you want to use an actual name for me rather than refer to a large, ugly insect, Kai works as a nome-de-plume. I use it on other social media...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2022 at 09:31
My view is in the username I have! Happy with either as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2022 at 07:13
For me, no problem to use either
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2022 at 22:21
Just a minor point perhaps, but do people prefer I use their real names or their Dyxum names in my comments about their photos in this challenge?

(I apologise for not posting a real name, but after 3+ years of active stalking involving an erotomaniac stalker some years ago, I need a bit more anonymity)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 09:16
That's great Anthony, welcome

Just post your first submission in Open or Themed views and I'll move it over to the Challenges forum.
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:


I can’t see any problem with starting a bit late.

Great. Just uploaded the first pics of 2022 onto the PC. Hope to take some more today as the sun has graced us with its presence after a month of hiding.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 08:22
Welcome to the challenge @Miranda_F. I found for some periods last year it really was a lot of fun. 3 shots per week isn’t that ambitious but it’s enough to keep you thinking and taking shots each week. The general themes you’ve suggested are smart. Also some of the photos the others take can be inspiring.

I can’t see any problem with starting a bit late.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 07:43
Okay, I give in! I'll join up for this.
I have many interests and am still working past the nominal state retirement age so I have less daylight time free this time of year than some. I've also got a bit browned off with photography over the last year (hence the lack of pictures posted) but this looks like a good way of kick-starting it - if I can keep it up!

Thanks to Dcap for the idea, Pegelli for running it, and Howard_S and others for some inspiring suggestions. I'm a bit late starting so if it's acceptable, I'll have to run a bit behind until I catch up.

My thoughts are to include:-

1. Telephoto (especially the longer ones that don't get much use)

2 Prime (including macro & semi-macro)

3. Archive (previously unpublished anywhere)

I hope to include subjects I wouldn't normally take (including portraits, architecture and b/w) in order to expand my photography out of the rut it's got into lately, and to use at least one different lens each week (I'm pretty sure I have more than 50 if I include adapted lenses (I've actually reviewed 50 on Dyxum), and I can always pick images from lenses I no longer have for the archive .

The archive pics may include some early non-A/E-mount pics because I had a lot of digital compacts before getting into Sony, and some film transfers if I can get the processes sorted for print and slides. I started photography somewhere around 1970 (with a Zeiss Ikon folding camera!) and the early pics are probably not worth looking at, but we'll see. Maybe I'll include one or two b/w my father took with his Periflex and Miranda F, which will give me an excuse to look through them.
Anyway, thanks for the inspiration guys and I'll try to keep up, even if there are a few delays in posting with holidays/work issues.
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