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Re: Next Contest

Postby callmefence » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 pm

Putangitangi wrote:June's a bit crap.


Alot easier than trying to get a picture of the wind.
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Re: Next Contest

Postby Alan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:23 pm

Late to the party, how about a pic of your homemade breakfast plate...before you eat it! Lol
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Postby greybeard » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:35 am

Putangitangi wrote:
greybeard wrote:
Putangitangi wrote:Since it is a photography contest as well as a picture competition (if it potentially is?), why not set a topic, say one calf, or one flower, or one something (oh please not an American flag or I haven't a hope) and the competition is the best photography, not the best subject? Have us all concentrate on how beautifully executed a picture can be, rather than the attractiveness of the subject.
People often have no idea of how to focus their camera or how to set up so that the background isn't full of distractions or how to get the light right so the subject really stands out. (I do it by chance sometimes but it would be fun to really pay attention to it for a purpose.)


I had always assumed each PHOTO contest was exactly as you describe. Otherwise it becomes a 'best looking calf, most impressive tractor, ugliest child, mangiest cat, prettiest flower, cutest grandchild' judging. (Not that I'm very good at focus, lighting, etc)
I used to think, then hope, that too. Turns out that if you put a cute dog or baby or a flag in the picture, even if it's not a very good picture, it'll get the votes. That's why I thought it might be interesting to constrain the subject and look at the actual photography.

It could be that I'm biased and only think it's that way. I don't like dogs, don't really like babies and I live in a country where flying flags isn't really a thing we bother doing.

Told my wife a few weeks ago when she was putting away the Christmas stuff to leave the ribbons and bows out.."I might need one for a photo contest......"

Now where, did I put that pic of my little city girl grand baby throwing dried cowpies for my old dog Spot to chase? (Her city girl momma about came unglued when I told her what her daughter was playing with)
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Postby Brute 23 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:28 am

I would like to suggest "Fire" one month
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Re: Next Contest

Postby Putangitangi » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:35 am

greybeard wrote:...
Now where, did I put that pic of my little city girl grand baby throwing dried cowpies for my old dog Spot to chase? (Her city girl momma about came unglued when I told her what her daughter was playing with)
I don't have a picture of it and neither does my nephew, except in his memory, which he recounted to me one day when he was about 10, a moment from a few years before, which I was surprised he remembered at all. I'd called to him, hey Louie, catch! Naturally he did: a shrivelled scrotum, where it had dropped on the ground still carrying the rubber ring.
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Re: Next Contest

Postby alisonb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:03 am

callmefence wrote:
Putangitangi wrote:June's a bit crap.


Alot easier than trying to get a picture of the wind.

:P

Alan wrote:Late to the party, how about a pic of your homemade breakfast plate...before you eat it! Lol


Yes, yes, yesss. It's on the list ;-)

Brute 23 wrote:I would like to suggest "Fire" one month


Brute - we had a 'Fire' contest not very long ago but we can always have another sometime.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=108102

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Postby alisonb » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:08 am

Are we all in for our next contest 'Cow Dung'...just checking before I announce it :P
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Re: Next Contest

Postby M-5 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:21 am

alisonb wrote:Are we all in for our next contest 'Cow Dung'...just checking before I announce it :P


It should be interesting .
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Re: Next Contest

Postby greybeard » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:28 am

alisonb wrote:Are we all in for our next contest 'Cow Dung'...just checking before I announce it :P

From a beetle's point of view?

anyway, I think I can find something...
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Re: Next Contest

Postby alisonb » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:51 am

:D Thanks!
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Re: Next Contest

Postby smoothmule » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:59 am

When's the next contest?
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Re: Next Contest

Postby ga.prime » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:11 pm

smoothmule wrote:When's the next contest?

A couple of threads down titled "Contest 'Night Time' ".
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