Weekly Photo Contest 23rd - 30th of May 2018 - Photography Is For Me...

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  1. Alexander.Of.Oz, May 23, 2018
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    Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    Okay, I've given this some thought throughout the day and here's what I've come up with for you all as the next weekly challenge...

    Show me what photography is for you. In a photograph. That is all. :D

    Okay, to make this a bit easier, maybe give me a sentence accompanying your image, so I can get what you're trying to get across with your image too...

    • Submit a photograph of your own making.
    • Be as expressive as you can be!
    • The contest runs for a week, from now.
    • In a weeks time, I'll make some comments and choose some images that moved me the most.
    • The winner will rinse and repeat this process, getting 2 days to get the next one underway.

    • Please update the Weekly Contest Master List when you start the next round.
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Wow! this one's going to take some thought! jeez-oh!!
     
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    What? You mind explaining? How are you going to judge it?
     
  4. Alexander.Of.Oz, May 23, 2018
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    Well, rather than the usual take a photograph of this thing. I thought with the recent focus in several threads here on telling stories through photography, that we could explore that further.

    I understand it may possibly take a bit of lateral thinking to create something, it's probably not something you will just be able to dip into your bag of photo's and whip out an entry for, but isn't it good to stretch our explorations every now and then?

    Judging is the same every week, it's purely subjective and what moves the judge.

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    I've just expanded the description in the first post to include the inclusion of a sentence, not a paragraph or a thesis, to accompany your image if it needs assistance to understand it.

    Here's a couple of examples from my library as illustrations that it could theoretically be anything.

    Photography is for me... frustration.
    _MG_2262.jpg

    Photography for me is... delight in the unseen.
    _MG_3196.jpg
     
  5. kenoh, May 23, 2018
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    Okay, since this is already an off the grid challenge, I am going to submit an off the grid entry. I have mentioned in various threads that I am also a scrapbooker, and this is a layout I did once about why I like photography (the photo contained is mine).

    Camera copysm.jpg
     
  8. needfx, May 23, 2018
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    For me, it's about capturing that moment worth sharing. Like when your daughter's favorite stuffed animal is found randomly left in the most thought provoking of positions...
     
  10. deep diver, May 25, 2018
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    For me, it is about preserving what we cherish the most.
    I grew up on the East Coast less than 2 hours from the New Jersey shore. My kids grew up in the Mid-West. This is my youngest putting his feet in the Atlantic Ocean for the 2nd time.

    Jake - beach - levels crop resize smaller.jpg
     
  11. Alexander.Of.Oz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    While I appreciate the entries so far, please keep the explanations to one sentence, and one sentence only, so as to not make me read other things into your images! Thanks folks. :)
     
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    Can I add a sentence to mine.... That sentence is "I know the tie is overlapped with the shoe, it is also doing my nut in." :)
     
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    I'm fixated on why only one edge of the tie is straight... Dang OCD... :rolleyes:
     
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    It isnt lying flat... Damnit you set me off now...
     
  15. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    You can clone out the stray edge and warp back in the curved part.

    Just sayin'.

    :D
     
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    Photography, for me, is about capturing Nature's beauty.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well done!
     
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    And my work here is done! :D ;)
     
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    Is this Critics Corner I posted in ? :)
     
  20. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    They all blend together now. :eek:
     
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    Photography is for me capturing the essence of things we take for granted before they're only memories.

    [​IMG]

    I know this can't be part of the contest, but this image was a portion of a multi-year photo essay I did a few years ago. It's not my best work since it's an early project of mine, but the message remains relevant.

    http://nathanaking.com/journal/2018/1/6/the-rebirth-of-ms-pub
     
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    About 36 hours to go on this one folks. If you have an idea, better get it in soon!
     
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    Photography for me is..

    [​IMG]_DSC6687 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

    Getting out from the house or the office and enjoying nature. Having something to focus on that isn't my life for an hour or two.
     
  24. inkmich, May 29, 2018
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    For me photography is a constant learning process; if I do this will my picture look like that - but in all that time lost in the taking of a photo I find it totally relaxing :)

    It doesn't matter what photo I upload, there isn't one capable of expressing the pleasure of executing a shot exactly as planned.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     

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