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    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    Though I don't of the things that I like about this thread or, more related to the "challenge" subject, the Remake/Remodel thread is that we just post the results up and we as a group talk of the merits of each. Not too sure I like the thought of someone picking "the best".
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    We can have it both ways. The regular seasonal themed photography thread can be our critique and comment and the themed competition page can be for those interested in shooting something else. They both serve a purpose. The art & artists thread is not rolled into the remake/remodel thread. The ultimate purpose still being the same in that we probably won't end up really squaring off any more than we do here, it is just a challenge for the sake of creativity and maybe some brief internet fame-juice sipped from a zirconium encrusted pimp cup.
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    I'm down for a challenge. I'm still pissed I didn't get my shit together for the Faust RR. You should allow a couple of entries per person - 3 to 5, maybe? - because setting up a photoshoot is a lot of work for one shot. Also, pick challenges that don't include human models, at first, because that's the biggest time constraint on us.

    I'd be down with a no-winner-chosen thread, or an unnumbered top-three, or something. If anything, the amorphous "voting" concept will at least get us all to voice our opinions on which ones we feel deserve the most recognition. I'm always down for negative feedback, although it's not generally given.... William George's "Previous Winner" idea is better than a VIP, unless that VIP comes with guaranteed exposure for the best-ofs, or something carroty like that.

    But please let's not make this an elitist thing, with the same ten photographers over and over again. New blood! Cheap cameras! First-timers! Encourage them, please!
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    In other news, we also went to the market last week.

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Not the most exciting subject matter, but it's been good practice.
    I'm starting to bemoan my D40's lack of multiple-custom-white-balance-settings. It's the one thing I think would keep me away from post-processing forever.
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    Oh, AND
    smileyfish, that tree shot is fantastic.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    A competition thread? Hmmm, not sure about that myself. I'm with Oldhat here, one of the things i like, that makes Whitechapel the place it is really, is the supportive, non competitive feel of the place - everyone's free to have a go and no one pulls anything to bits. There's some lovely pictures here and not the slightest feel of anyone trying to outdo anyone else. It would be a shame to do anything that might diminish that.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011 edited
    Another vote pro-Contest, anti-Competition.

    @allana - I wonder if there's some way to bodge WB presets on the d40 using the "White Balance from photo" option and a selection of pre-loaded colour swatches? Will have a think about this.

    Subject feedback:
    Me: I think it makes you look sort of Russian.
    She: But I'm not Russian.

    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2011
    @256, that's not a bad idea at all.
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    A photo challenge sounds like fun. The only thing would be whether to require that all submissions be new, or if taking something that is old but fits would be ok too. I'm guessing the preference would be for new stuff, but I know that at least in my case, I've got all sorts of photos from over the years, and depending on how specific the challenge is, I might already have something that fits it. Which would make it really easy for me to be lazy and use that instead of going out and photographing something new.
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    might be gold under it
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    A reminder that it's not Fall everywhere ;)

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    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2011
    Fall fall fall, fall fall fall. :)



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    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2011
    Springtime indeed ...


    Sombres calculs
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2011
    I see your Spring and raise you Fall.


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    one of the last remaining structures from a segregation era amusement park in New Orleans.

    my front parlor. the window wouldn't stay open, and it was the only thing within reach.
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    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2011
    7217_r3_caffenol_c 2_frame

    still from my brother's 16mm film he's currently editing...