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Summer of Pictures II: a daily picture thread

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by DeeJayK, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I feel like it's time again to stretch myself with another "shot a day" challenge. So in honor of last year's Summer of Pictures thread that mod emeritus Kevin Dixey organized, and as an homage to that staple of Hollywood summer fare, the sequel, I'd like to propose a Summer of Pictures II. Obviously, I'd welcome any of you to join me in this endeavor.

    As was the case last year, this effort will run from July 4 (Independence Day here in the US) through September 2 (Labor Day in the US). Despite the very American centricity of the choice of these particular dates, I would very much like to encourage participation from anyone regardless of your geographic location. I also realize that it's not summer for those of you who live in the southern hemisphere (however do you keep from falling off the planet living down there :wink:), but I've kept the "summer of pictures" name as a hat tip to the original thread. Also, despite the thread title, images do not need to be related to the topic of "summer" -- any subjects are welcome and diversity is encouraged as one point of the exercise is to help us expand our boundaries.

    The rules are dead simple:
    1. Try to post a single shot each day during the challenge. If you miss a day (or a week), don't worry, no one is judging you.
    2. Since this is a :43: forum, images shot with :43: equipment are encouraged, but this is not strictly a requirement.
    3. Most importantly: HAVE FUN!
    The other thing I'd love to see with this thread is for it to be a sort of informal image salon where the participants can feel free to provide comments and critique on others images. If you would like to participate in that aspect of the experience, please note something like "c/c encouraged" in your posts so that others will feel free to comment on your images.
     
  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Great! Let me start from yesterday

    A shot from yesterday :)

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    P7031699 by jyc860923, on Flickr

    Did I post it elsewhere? I don't remember.
     
  3. Artorius

    Artorius Mu-43 Regular

    Took this picture yesterday. There was a fence in the way so it may look slightly hazy. Shot with a GH2+Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55 f1.8 @f4

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  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Good thing for you that fence was there. That guy looks MAD. :wink:

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  5. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I really like this idea! I am going to try to take images that tell a story each day. The odds on being successful are zip but it is a goal :wink:.

    Propane prison

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    P7040731 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

    14-54ii at 14 F2.8 1/1600.

    or guess who ran out of propane at supper time!
     
  6. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
    july 4th dessert.... stepping into another area i'm not comfortable in: baking cakes (and decorating them). Yummy finish to a huge BBQ Dinner. [c/c welcomed.]

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  7. Artorius

    Artorius Mu-43 Regular

    Well he does seem to be missing a horn there. :tongue:
     
  8. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I can't wait to see what you come up with. :thumbup:

    I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me. Eventually I got myself a backup propane tank, but even that hasn't completed saved me from making that emergency trip to the gas station.
     
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I like the angle you chose on this and the way that the tablecloth really drives the theme home.

    I was similarly inspired to do some baking for the holiday:
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    _7042070 by DeeJayK, on Flickr
     
  10. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
  11. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
    not quite summer.... but here goes anyways.
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  12. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
  13. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    A two fer - images of image creation equipment - c/c encouraged

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    I was picking up some sunglasses today and I took a couple of images of their antique lens measuring equipment. I hope whoever felt they needed my sunglasses more than I did in the side pocket of my bag in the overhead compartment of my last flight really likes them!

    So which one of the two do you like?

    12-50 @ 43mm Macro ISO 1600 F6 1/20
     
  14. PENasonic

    PENasonic Mu-43 Regular

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    using the trusty Panny G1 and Oly 14-42mm lens.
     
  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
  16. super8man

    super8man Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Jun 17, 2013
    Oly E-P2 w/Hexanon 50 f1.7
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  17. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    This is a picture I have wanted to take for a while. It is at the entrance to the road to my kids paddling club. I never get a chance to stop as I am always rushing in and out. Today I made time for a "summer" shot.

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    P7060029 by pelicaneng, on Flickr

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  18. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
  19. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Jun 22, 2013
    Finland
    2013 Summer in Parga Greece

    Olympus PEN E-PM2 with 14-42mm IIR 42mm 1/100 f5.6

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  20. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK