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Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open.

Present your interpretation of the theme Town or street where I live as you see it and post it as a reply to this post.

All entries must be in accordance with the posting rules here and here.

The Challenge will close at Approximately 7:00 PM EST on September 30th 2014.

If we get a good response to this challenge, as we did to the last, we may reintroduce member voting again.

Where are all the entries, come on let's get them coming.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 05:14:23 PM by AScot »
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 07:06:12 PM »
We need Entries for this challenge, only one day left until it closes.

Please post them as replies to this post
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »
I guess we do not really want a monthly challenge? Let me know what you think.
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 10:07:23 PM »
Ascot we must face the reality, there is no interest from our members. I personally didn't post any picture because i was abroad and when i came back on 19/09/2014 i was surprised that nobody have posted any picture :(
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 11:33:16 PM »
I think your right REX, although when I asked if they wanted it back I got quite a few who showed an interest.
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 12:11:11 AM »
I can not put images up when Charles and I are the adjudicators and or members have voted with their inaction.

Not worth bothering with continuing...john
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 11:27:14 AM »
Apologies, I was intending to take some shots for this one (I did not have any past shots that fitted), but have been very busy, family life took over and I did not get an opportunity to do so.

There were a reasonable number of entries for the previous challenge - may I suggest we try for this months, and see if it was just the particular subject that was the problem in this instance?

 

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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 04:51:45 PM »
 I had also intended to submit an image or 2 but this subject was outside my comfort zone. I had an image in mind for it which required a particular weather and light which happened on the only day i was unable to make it to the desired location. Shooting my sisters wedding. It is a shame the challenges have not had enough interest as it is a good way to challenge ourselves and in turn improve as photographers by doing so.

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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 10:10:41 PM »
I want the challenges to stay. My camera is away getting repaired which is the only reason I posted nothing
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 09:01:29 PM »
John and I have decided not to hold the Challenge for this month (October) as we are both somewhat discouraged (and retoohs camera is not working). If we lived a bit closer to each other we would be in a bar/pub/saloon, drowning our sorrows. Fortunately he is in Australia and I am in Canada. :D

I do agree that the topic was not an easy one. Taking street photography is difficult and can be intimidating. The Wikipedia definition of street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. How difficult can that be? Very much so as I am sure many of you who have tried it know! However we have to overcome that mental anxiety that we feel when taking pictures of strangers or even just buildings, if we want to progress as photographers. You say "Street photography is not my thing" but how do you know if you never try it.

(The preceding rant is not directed at any member in particular, only to those who desire to learn photography.)

We may restart the POTM (Picture of the month) as that requires the members to simply post photos in the 'Images to Share'. :D
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 08:13:47 PM »
I'm sorry you feel discouraged, some have already posted explaining why they didn't post anything, and I have a suspicion that the lack of early posts was off-putting for some (IE People didn't want to be the first to post).

As an aside, it is also interesting that you viewed this as a 'Street Photography' challenge - which was something that had not occurred to me (perhaps because of a certain reticence to photograph strangers unasked) - I had instead considered it aimed at highlighting something iconic from you home town - something unique to where you lived (I had a shot of a topiary elephant in a front garden a few houses up from my house as a potential subject, for example).

Hopefully you will be able to restart the challenges again in the not to distant future.

Finally, let me just add a note of thanks for all the efforts all the Mods do to make this a great place to visit, it is very much appreciated.
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 06:03:28 AM »
I composed a reply to Faldrex explaining that I do not Specify in the challenges exactly what the theme means, leaving it to each members creativity. It was quite a long post then I accidentally deleted it. :( It is now almost 1:00AM and I am too tired to rewrite it. So.................

Suffice to say that I have posted the New Challenge #3, October 2014 'Water' and will see how it goes. As we are 6 days late In starting, I will close it in November 6th 2014. John and Hope you will all participate.

see it Here.
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 06:25:34 AM »
Thanks Ascot that you give another try to the challenge. I am hopping also that is going to be more interest from Dynax Digital members :)
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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 08:28:52 PM »
I composed a reply to Faldrex explaining that I do not Specify in the challenges exactly what the theme means, leaving it to each members creativity. It was quite a long post then I accidentally deleted it. :( It is now almost 1:00AM and I am too tired to rewrite it. So.................

Suffice to say that I have posted the New Challenge #3, October 2014 'Water' and will see how it goes. As we are 6 days late In starting, I will close it in November 6th 2014. John and Hope you will all participate.

see it Here.

Many thanks for reconsidering, and opening the challenge for October - I promise to enter this one!

I know the challenges are left open for interpretation - my comment was meant to indicate that there was a whole range of possible images which I had failed to consider as options, not to in any way criticise  - it's one of the problems with the internet in that it's easy to write something which when the author reads it means one thing, but when others read it they 'see' something else, my appologies :(

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Re: Challenge #2, September 2014, 'Town or street where I live' is now open
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 09:36:55 PM »
Faldrax, I did not take your post, nor did I think of it, as criticism. you did say in your post "Street Photography was something that had not occurred to you", therefore you were very clear. My answering post was to clarify to you, but possibly more importantly, to other members and guests that read it, just what our policies are. I am always on the lookout to attract Guests to join and contribute or existing members to contribute more frequently. That is why my posts are often so long, not because I am naturally long winded, although I am. ???

Thanks for the promise to enter. REX has already done so and it would be great if others would follow suit. No one will be ridiculed for their entries, rather they may learn something about photography. The Idea is that if someone posts an entry and does not win or get a mention, they should ask what they could have done to improve their entry. Here I am going on and on again..............
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