FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

CYC2021 Talk Thread

Page  123 8>
Author
alpha_in_exile View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 26 September 2007
Country: United States
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Posts: 2799
Post Options Post Options   Quote alpha_in_exile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: CYC2021 Talk Thread
    Posted: 23 February 2021 at 02:58
Thanks, Mike, for taking the lead on the CYC. Post mortem: I enjoyed it. Some early disappointment with too much glare from my flash forced me to work a little more slowly and creatively with my speedlights -- something I've long intended to do but haven't practiced enough. I had intended to put the violin to more humorous use, or try a photo montage or tryptich or something, so I think I fell down a little on the "creativity" part. But I got some "challenge" from the challenge, and some keepers, and it was still manageable during a work week.

Good work, gentlemen -- and thank you for the kind comments.
-- Matt
A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8 | Nex5N & some MF lenses
my web gallery
 



Back to Top
Fred_S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 12 January 2017
Country: Netherlands
Location: Noord Holland
Status: Offline
Posts: 9053
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2021 at 20:05
Thanks Mike!
Back to Top
mikey2000 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
OoU co÷rdinator

Joined: 10 January 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 11480
Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2021 at 13:22
I just had a look through the thumbnails and hardly anyone has posted outtake thumbnails, so lets keep it simple and only vote on the main 7 for each participant.

Also, I just can't help feeling as there aren't too many of us, we can vote for a fave and 2nd best, giving 3 points or 1 points, a bit like DPC voting.

So I've made the voting thread and a template for you all to copy/paste for your votes. Happy voting!

CYC2021 Voting Thread
Want to know more about Fred_S? Just click!
Back to Top
pegelli View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum Administrator

Joined: 02 June 2007
Country: Belgium
Location: Schilde
Status: Offline
Posts: 30627
Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2021 at 14:08
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Just a thought - if anyone wants any outtakes to be eligible for voting, please make sure their thumbnails are up to date
Maybe do it like Harald did in the last week 50 exhibition, i.e. let people select one or two shots from the outtakes on top of the 1 shot from every participant.
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
Back to Top
mikey2000 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
OoU co÷rdinator

Joined: 10 January 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 11480
Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2021 at 19:04
Just a thought - if anyone wants any outtakes to be eligible for voting, please make sure their thumbnails are up to date
Want to know more about Fred_S? Just click!
Back to Top
mikey2000 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
OoU co÷rdinator

Joined: 10 January 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 11480
Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2021 at 10:33
I think we are all in for an exhibition then

I'll get my thumbnails updated later (homeschooling is upon me one more!) and get the voting thread up, in a similar style to other challenges.

I'll also hope to have a leisurely browse through the photos.
Want to know more about Fred_S? Just click!
 



Back to Top
gregja View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 20 November 2007
Country: Australia
Location: Sydney
Status: Offline
Posts: 1213
Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 20:15
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Shall we have a mini-exhi!bition?
Yes please!
Back to Top
Howard_S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 20 March 2008
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Oxford
Status: Offline
Posts: 2756
Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 18:37
Here here!
Howard Stanbury Instagram | Flickr | Web
Back to Top
Fred_S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 12 January 2017
Country: Netherlands
Location: Noord Holland
Status: Offline
Posts: 9053
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 18:03
+1
Back to Top
onsplekkie View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 23 October 2011
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 2644
Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 17:53
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:




Shall we have a mini-exhibition?   I can set up some voting threads so we can showcase each of our best shots (participation optional)


Would be great
"take life as it is, not as you want it to be"
Back to Top
mikey2000 View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
OoU co÷rdinator

Joined: 10 January 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 11480
Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 16:13
Well done all for completing the challenge!

My spare part arrived and my laptop is working again!   Homeschool today was mostly online lessons via iPad so I had a chance to get some PP done.   Iĺll get my pics uploaded this evening :-)


Shall we have a mini-exhibition?   I can set up some voting threads so we can showcase each of our best shots (participation optional)
Want to know more about Fred_S? Just click!
Back to Top
pegelli View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum Administrator

Joined: 02 June 2007
Country: Belgium
Location: Schilde
Status: Offline
Posts: 30627
Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 13:30
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

pegelli : Nicely lit with the subtle shadows in the first two and stronger in the third. My eye is drawn to the dimple with the highlights in #3, is this a water drop, and was it intentional? #4 is great, thanks for the explanation.
Thanks Alan, the reflection is not a water drop but a reflection of the light on the smooth/shiny surface (it's a new and never used golfball) and I tried a long time to avoid it (but failed) and after looking at it I'm glad it's still there



Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

pegelli - Lots of humour and different approaches in your set. To be honest I wondered how anyone could take a golf ball over a week and do something different with it each day but you've pulled it off.
Thanks for the extensive commenting on all shots all days . Regarding my subject I only had 1, 3, 4 and 7 "in my head" when I started, the rest was made up along the way. 4 gave me the most trouble since none of the techniques I tried to get it in one shot worked and doing something like this in photoshop alse provided some headaches but in the end it worked. Obviously 7 is also a photoshop job, but that was much simpler than 4.


Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

@pegelli: Good subject with nice variations. The first four in BW are very strong, with Day 4 as a highlight of creativity, but Day 7 is great and creative too!
Thanks Fred

Edited by pegelli - 10 February 2021 at 13:40
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
Back to Top
pegelli View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum Administrator

Joined: 02 June 2007
Country: Belgium
Location: Schilde
Status: Offline
Posts: 30627
Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2021 at 13:16
Some comments (based on the thumbnails and clicking through to several full-size images)


@gregja: I knew from day 1 it was some kind of electronics apparatus and on day 5 you revealed it was a sound system. Great eye for detail, lines and shapes, as we are used to in your challenges
@LAbernethy: great "Orange" theme, even though 2 is a nice shot it feels a bit out of place in the whole series and 7 is a nice wink between the "healthy" fruit and the "unhealthy" candy
@onsplekkie: nice unity with the blue theme, all well executed with for me 3 and 6 a notch above the others
@mikey2000: nice effort the first three days and unfortunate you had to break it off, great promise in there, especially after #3
@Phil Wood: great subject and nice piece of art, I probably like the two "blue sky" shots best (both the main and the outtake)
@Howard_S: Kudos for trying the RD-175 and figuring out the problem with #3 wasn't the camera but a card. Nice subject and well presented and revealed, from the first few days I had no idea what it was.
@addy landzaat: you picked a difficult subject, the statue itself is nice but the environment provided some challenges and you did well providing good variety and the snow the last two days was a bonus
@Fred_S: flexible subject and you did well with it despite the apparent simplicity. The two abstracts provided a change and allthough 5 in itself looks nice in B&W when presented as a series you might leave it in colour (and blue)
@dCap: Clean series, all well executed and composed. The muted tonses in some combined with B&W works well as a series. Are you planning to put a roll through it and see if it still works?
@alanfrombangor: great imagination, as of 4 I had a hunch there was going to be a Hitchcock later on and you didn't dissapoint. The consistent B&W treatment and square cropping worked well and 7 is a hoot
@alpha_in_exile: well executed series with a nice dark/warm tone and accentuating the lines and delicate grain in the wood.   
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
Back to Top
Phil Wood View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 24 March 2013
Country: United Kingdom
Location: England
Status: Offline
Posts: 1355
Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2021 at 00:19
Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Day 1 Phil Wood - Selective focus and framing are strong here.
Day 2 Phil Wood - I like the combination of sharp foreground and blurred bacground textures.
Day 3 Phil Wood - I'm liking seeing how your slowly revealing the subject.
Day 4 Phil Wood - Great choice of viewpoint to nail the composition
Day 5 Phil Wood - I can see a form emerging....
Day 6 Phil Wood - Good reveal shot, well composed.
Day 7/Overall Comments Phil Wood - Surprise ending with the second head appearing. Again, a slow reveal which I've enjoyed seeing develop over the week.


Thanks Greg - for all the commentary and for your own excellently shot gradual reveal series.

Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Photographs > Dyxum Challenges Page  123 8>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.066 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.