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8/24/06 Top-FIVE photos in the past week
Old 08-24-2006   #1
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8/24/06 Top-FIVE photos in the past week

A long time ago we used to pick five photos posted in the past week.
The intent was to both highlight some of the great photos posted in the gallery (and give others a chance to see images that otherwise may have escaped them) - but it was also to take some time to look at the photos there and maybe think about WHY we like certain images

So...if you are up for it...browse through the gallery and post links to YOUR five top picks of images posted
Thursday 8/17 through Wednesday 8/23 (add some comments WHY they are your top picks as well if you got the time).

Note: There are a LOT of great images posted. This is not a competition. Just a few selected photos based on your own personal taste that you'd like for others to get a chance to see.


Being the first time we do this..for a long time now...I guess I couldn't help myself and had to 'break the rule' about only picking five images and ended up with seventeen.... See if you can do better than I did

It took me about an hour to go through the images (there are about 500 photos posted this past week) but it was absolutely worth it and I hope that something recurring like this will keep me going back to the gallery on a regular basis as it's good to mix in some photo viewing with all that bag/case/hood/lens-tech talk (that I also enjoy a lot).

So block out an hour...get comfy..and head over to the gallery for a bit.

#1 - TRIPLEFINGER'S 'Afternoon and sprinklers'
Why: I love the deep, rich black in this photo and how it's offset with the haze coming from the sprinklers.


#2 - ray_g's 'Wooden Sword'

Why: Love the look and composition. A well captured moment.

# 3 FrankS' 'sunflowers'
Why: I REALLY like the subject, DOF, etc here. It all just works. Great shot.

#4 Swann's 'Poplar Trees in early winter'
Why: The simplicity, clean and careful composition and muted colours does it for me.

#5 Santino's 'scratch'
Why: Different. Creative and at the same adhering to some well grounded compositional rules.

#6 Jocko's 'Bedlam bridge'
Why: Great contrast, composition, subject. I just really like it.

#7 Santino's 'swing'
Why: A second one by santino. What can I say...I like the simplicity here. The tones, sharpness, centered composition all comes together.

#8 Kunger's 'Life in the shuk'
Why: Excellent example of pj-style work using a wide angle. Great shot!

#9 Nachebia's 'Image181'
Why: Example that shows that even 'posed' portraits can capture natural moments and emotions.

#10 mal's 'Clerk of Southwark Cathedral'
Why: Excellent portrait!

#11 Sleepyheads' 'Untitled (Dublin)'
Why: Different. Breaking rules - and getting away with it.

#12 kena's 'The Mill, breaker panel'
Why: Record shot meets art

#13 Monz Ahmed's 'Zahra 1'
Why: A really well executed studio portrait

#14: Rusifizio's 'Jamilah'
Why: Speaking about great portraits...wow.

#15: Rusifizio's 'man and woman'
Why: Classic streetphotography - timeless.

#16: Blakley's 'Wink'
Why: Unusual portrait style that works. Love the colours and the extra space on top.

#17: Todd Hanz' 'Nozzle'
Why: It just works. That and Todd's excellent post processing skills makes this image jump out.

So..what are your picks for photos posted to the gallery in that time frame?

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Old 08-24-2006   #2
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wow! Thanks you!
Excellent images everybody!
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Old 08-24-2006   #3
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Rich, I agree that if we all tried to do this more often, we would end up spending more time at looking and learning from pictures.

I just wish I had more time today, but I hope in the future...

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Old 08-24-2006   #4
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your #5 , #1, #14, #15 and this one link

I try also to have a look per day on the gallery.
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Old 08-24-2006   #5
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This is a great idea. The five I would add are: 1. Tate modern (plummerl) 2. Doors (whitecat) 3. Slobber (julianphotoart) 4. Orangecut (daydan) and 5. There (nico). Lots of other good posts too.
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Good job to revive this Rich, I like all the ones you listed plus these:

foolproofs: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...16&limit=last7

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...17&limit=last7

J.Borger: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...73&limit=last7

Swanns Poplars: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...67&limit=last7

whitecats: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...68&limit=last7

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Wow! I'm flattered!! I'm going to have to walk to starbucks more often!! Thank you for the compliment!
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Old 08-24-2006   #8
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Rich, I'm glad you revived this. I'll try to participate as often as I can. It's really wholesome to see interesting shots hilighted in this way.

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Old 08-24-2006   #9
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Thankyou Rich! Very much appreciated.

This was much, much harder than I thought it would be. In the event, these 6 could easily be 26...

Swann - because it's sublime.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...ast7#poststart

Nico - a powerful contrast between the loneliness of sordid reality and the glossy, intimate joy promised to us...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...hp?photo=41987

Raid Amin - A pure moment of kitsch, absurdity, innocence and simple good nature, with a touch of Lartigue and Salomon
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...24&limit=last7

Whitecat - an extraordinary urban landscape, with superb composition.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...hp?photo=41912

Benilam - whose photographs are at once intensely local and intimate, but instantly accessible, human and humane.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...25&limit=last7

Keithsun888 - because of that underwater smile.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...09&limit=last7
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Old 08-24-2006   #11
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thanks todd. just a newbie to the forum, so im chuffed
more to come once i deal with my 5 a day limit.
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Old 08-24-2006   #12
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Great idea resurrected, and thanks!
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Old 08-24-2006   #13
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I like this idea very much. It will help us see good photos and make us [hopefully] visit our Gallery more often.

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Old 08-24-2006   #14
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ray g's : http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...500&ppuser=989 - sweet child. nice composition, leaving us wondering as to what his father looks like

nachkebia's : http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...00&ppuser=5816

and : http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...00&ppuser=5816 - what a moment captured. was tramping like that 2 weeks ago, and my backs been killin me since. im only 23, how sad does that sound

sleepyhead's : http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...00&ppuser=2246 - typical irish woman getting in the way! im constantly shouting / politely asking my other half to scootch. must be the water...

semrich's : http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...00&ppuser=5622 - full of connotations, but could be shot anywhere in the world. mental times we live in
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Thanks for playing foolproof and I love that photo by nachkebia that you picked.
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Old 08-24-2006   #16
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are those LINKS rich?

LOL!!

BTW, if you visit the gallery daily and use the Add to Favorites feature, providing a Best of the Week is a lot easier.

OK here are mine:
I had to do 10, and could have done 15~20, easily

Natchkebia's Image130 A fun image with a strange sensibility.

pstevenin's A Former Journalist A classic pose of a classic-looking gentleman

Jan's Tank Farm Study #5 Popping Contrast and gorgeous color balance make this industrial landscape a looker

feenej's Girl Body language and a look that says it all. Just a great natural, powerful candid.

sleepyhead's (untitled Dublin) Edgy paranoia

thirteen's Done for the Day The simplicity of everyday items and tasks

Jocko's Sideral Light Why? Look at it!

Whitecat's Bull Fight? Great color and a great catch. The pause before the storm/charge

J. Borger's Sunny Day Just out of sheer respect for the master of RD-1 street shooting (visit Han's gallery) A tightly composed gem

Rusifizio's Jamilah A powerful portrait. Eyes that mesmerize.

Todd's Street Blues II A great pose wonderfully presented. Feels like Texas.


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When i clicked on the Todd's Street Blues II link, a message came up that said that idid not have the right to view that image. What did I do to tick you off, Todd?
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Well, I am flattered! I don`t know what to say, Thank you, all of you, I need to name my photos I guess
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Old 08-24-2006   #19
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When i clicked on the Todd's Street Blues II link, a message came up that said that idid not have the right to view that image. What did I do to tick you off, Todd?
Works for me. Must just be you that Todd took a disliking to
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Tremendous idea
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Tremendous idea

Today has been the MOST fun I've had at RFF since joining. I go to the gallery everyday but don't spend nearly enough time there. Checking this out today just invigorated and inspired me ! Thanks so much, Rich.
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Well, I am flattered! I don`t know what to say, Thank you, all of you, I need to name my photos I guess
What you say in return is "Here are my 5~10 favorites!"

Tag you're "it"! Now, post your 5~10 favorites! That's what this is all about.


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First of all thanks to Rich for this idea, it's good and will help me to improve my skills, and to Jocko and Terrafirmanada for choosing a shot of mine .
Then I'd like to suggest to have a top 10 instead of 5 because ther's a lot of stuff that deserves to be mentioned in this thread.
So here - in confused order - my top 10 (sorry Rich but I've been not able to choose only 5 ):

Vagabond: special delivery
RayPA: bird legs
Julianphotoart: Huh/eh?
Pstevenin: a former journalist http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...594#post360594
Telenous: the traveller http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...06&limit=last7
Shutterflower: LA_4 http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...06&limit=last7
Jan Normandale: Toronto power company http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...594#post360594
Jocko: sidereal light http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...594#post360594
Rusfizio: Jamilah http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...17&limit=last7
J. Borger: Dreaming http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...74&limit=last7

I also like many others ...

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First of all thanks to Rich for this idea, it's good and will help me to improve my skills, and to Jocko and Terrafirmanada for choosing a shot of mine .
Then I'd like to suggest to have a top 10 instead of 5 because ther's a lot of stuff that deserves to be mentioned in this thread.
So here - in confused order - my top 10 (sorry Rich but I've been not able to choose only 5 ):
/.../
Thanks for joining in nico. If you could, it would be great if you could post links to the images - it just makes it so much easier to pull them up on screen and will probably encourage more people to actually see them.
(No need to do 'fancy' hyperlinks - just copy and paste the URLs from your browser).
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Thanks for joining in nico. If you could, it would be great if you could post links to the images - it just makes it so much easier to pull them up on screen and will probably encourage more people to actually see them.
(No need to do 'fancy' hyperlinks - just copy and paste the URLs from your browser).
Ok, Rich I'll provide (i'm dial up so it will take me some time).
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When i clicked on the Todd's Street Blues II link, a message came up that said that idid not have the right to view that image. What did I do to tick you off, Todd?
You've never ticked me off Frank, I don't have any private folders or anything so that's just weird.

Try this link: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...500&ppuser=489

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That's a relief, Todd.

Still no love though: RangeFinderForum Gallery Message
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Not to sorry, I'll try to access through the gallery.
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That's a relief, Todd.

Still no love though: RangeFinderForum Gallery Message
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Not to sorry, I'll try to access through the gallery.
What happens if you log out Frank and then try to see the photo?
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At risk of sounding like an oscar-night starlet, I want to thank Rich for this thread once again. I also want to thank everyone who has contributed so far, but, perhaps above all, to the members who have posted pictures in the last week. This has been a revelation to me. To sit down and look at hundreds of photographs, to realise the breadth of talent here. This thread - and I trust its successors - together with Ray's splendid critiques seem to me to resolve many of the problems discussed a couple of months ago. They add immeasurably to the richness of RFF. Thankyou gentleman.

All the best, Ian

Edit - (having read Joe's post below) - And to Gene! Please excuse the ignorance of a newbie!
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and i think a small nod to gene w who originated the idea way back when.
rich has done a fine job of revitalizing it.

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For Frank

I do notice it is in the "other" album, maybe Joe decided to lock you out of that area of the gallery

Here it is for those that just need to see it:
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Log out? I've....never....logged off RFF before! I'd be...disconnected!
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It's okay, I'm back!

Funny, even when it doesn't know who I am, the link to Todd's picture doesn't work: RangeFinderForum Gallery Message
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But let's not derail this thread with this side-issue.
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the 'other' area is for sponsor/members to post non rf shots.
maybe if you're not a sponsor you can't access it?
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Thanks for the tip o' the hat, Rich!

Here are 5 of my favorites (the names are links):

Nachkebia: image146
lushd: Chillingham Castle
Franks: sunflowers
J Borger: Dreaming
andrewch: EPS3656_2

I only got a third of the way through before I ran out of 5 slots for things I really like - that's great news!
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I got motivated to load up some photos for next week.

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Rich - Thanks for starting this thread. You've brought several good photos to my attention, and I'm sure to others, that would likely have been unseen otherwise. I hope this type of thread can continue.
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No kicking - posting YOUR own picks is that these threads are for.
(Keep in mind to only pick photos posted w/in the timeframe outlined in the first post)

Next one of these coming this Thursday when we will look at photos 8/24 through 8/30
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Rich I deleted the entry and posted it as a new thread. Apologies for hijacking it wasn't intented.
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