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a portrait of your home town or a favourite holiday escape.
enjoy, take some great pics and start posting!!
This theme should bring wide participation, I'd think!
Could we have a clarification on the rules? The intent is that this month's theme photos should be shot this month? No dredging back into previously-shot photos? But photos shot this month may be "back-posted" later?
August is a great place to visit the Navajo reservation. The monsoon rains cut thru the summer heat and life takes a turn in a most interesting direction. This photo was taken with my Canon QL-17 GIII on Kodachrome 64. 1/125 @ f/11.
To be quite honest... a few times have I posted shots deliberately made for the project (shadows, self portrait, environmental portraits). However, I like the categories, as they may help as a basis for building a portfolio. In other words, Doug, I have sometimes "mined" my slide collection for the monthly project.
Let's see if I have something in my "database", or else I'll have to go and shoot urban 'scapes.
read the project guidelines at the top of the section but remember, they are just guidelines. i wanted this to be fun and not something we needed a lot of rules for.
rovnguy, great shot!
gotta love that canon glass.
My idea is always try to shoot each project photos during that month, but unfortunately on some ones I ended the month with nothing, so I've done that retroposting a couple of times for those failed projects.
Thanks! And I think it IS fun to stretch the imagination somewhat and come up with a scheme or two to fit the monthly theme. I expect some of the themes will draw us out of our customary paths to do something different, and that should be good for us. :-D
speaking of stretching the imagination - if you guys could start the creative process of brainstorming some new ideas for next years 12 topics - i would greatly appreciate it.
i'm working on the assumption that the photo projects are something that most would like to continue.
anyway, just a thought as we only have 4 projects left in this year.
I'm game when it comes to brainstorming photo projects... and as long as we don't have to do night shots in June or July, when the days are looooooooong and nights are short, or shadows on cold months...
Come to think about it, the shadows theme was fun. I learned to pay attention to them things! :)
Joe, as soon as I have a list, I'll PM it to you! ;)
if others have ideas - my mailbox is always open.
and i promise to try some indoor stuff during the winter months. of course, we don't all have winter in the same months...hhhmmm
"Groups." (Of what? The photographer decides)
"Intimacy" (no, not porn!)
All of these are completely open to interpretation.
i will copy them on to my 2005 topics page.
Sooooo... are we going to get an August category in the Monthly Photo Projects Gallery? I've got a few from around Milwaukee that I'll post.
I think some are missing out. I look on the monthly category as a learning experience, and always use images taken within the month (although they may be posted a bit later). This way, I'm stimulated to think about and photograph new things, even if I have some better images in my files. If you're digging around in your archives for old images that meet the monthly criteria, you're missing a valuable lesson.
"highways and byways"
Wish I'd have been at two local drag racing events with a camera for shots that would probably qualify for either "motion/speed" or "frustration". One friend hit a deer at 100+ with a '69 Nova, another went over the handlebars at 80+ on his Suzuki, and a third had to try and remove a seagull (or most of it) from his supercharger drive belts and air intake. Why do you always hear about interesting shots after the fact?
A rough night at the quarter mile for sure. Think of the look of yuck on the person's face who was picking the gull out of his supercharger.
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