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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:05 PM

January 2013 Photo Contest Poll

Hello everyone!

I looked over past contest themes and came up with the list below. Hope you find something you can get excited about.


Still Life: B&W or Color.

Close-ups (Macro): Color only. Any subject.

Lost or discarded items: Things people have lost or discarded. Color or B&W

Food: Make us hungry! Color only.

Cemetery/Graveyards: Black & White only.

Busy: busy at work, busy at play; busy streets, busy people (walking, talking, etc..) busy animals, etc.. Busy doing something. Color or B&W.


This poll will run for one week. Votes will determine theme. In the event of a tie, host will have deciding vote.

On January 2nd we will have a theme and at that time I will post the schedule for submissions/prelims/finals. You'll have 13 days from then to get your shot.

January is kind of busy for me, so I'm hoping an early start helps me stay on target.

Thank you!

Solly Mack









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Still Life
0 (0%)
Close-ups (macro)
4 (67%)
Lost or discarded items
1 (17%)
Food
0 (0%)
Cemetery/Graveyards
1 (17%)
Busy
0 (0%)
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Reply January 2013 Photo Contest Poll (Original post)
Solly Mack Dec 2012 OP
Celebration Dec 2012 #1
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #8
RC Dec 2012 #2
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #5
Mira Dec 2012 #14
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #17
alfredo Dec 2012 #21
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #23
alfredo Dec 2012 #27
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #3
justiceischeap Dec 2012 #4
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #7
Celebration Dec 2012 #10
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #13
justiceischeap Dec 2012 #26
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #25
justiceischeap Dec 2012 #30
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #50
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #53
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #6
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #9
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #11
Mira Dec 2012 #15
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #20
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #18
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #38
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #39
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #12
Mira Dec 2012 #16
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #19
alfredo Dec 2012 #22
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #24
alfredo Dec 2012 #28
Mira Dec 2012 #29
Callalily Dec 2012 #31
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #34
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #32
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #33
alfredo Dec 2012 #35
Mira Dec 2012 #36
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #37
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #40
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #41
Mira Dec 2012 #42
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #43
Mira Dec 2012 #44
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #45
Earth_First Jan 2013 #46
Mira Jan 2013 #47
justiceischeap Jan 2013 #48
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #49
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #51
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #52

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Fast work!

Nice choice. Busy is a pretty cool idea, but like lost or discarded items, too. Cemetary, I could handle that if the weather holds up.

I'll be mulling this over for awhile.

Thanks for getting us off to a quick start.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:56 PM

8. You're welcome.

Post it now and I can get started on other things I need to get done. Gives me some time.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:10 PM

2. Whats the difference between Still Life and Cemetery/Graveyard?

 

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Response to RC (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:51 PM

5. Hmm

Still Life photography is a grouping/placement of (usually) inanimate objects (cut flowers and fruit are not uncommon in a still life) the photographer puts together/arranges in harmony (for composition) and shoots. (with particular consideration to light/shadows, focus, color, contrast, etc..) Usually done indoors, but not always. The photographer has complete control of the shot because the photographer controls all aspects of the photo. (subject, placement, lighting, etc..)

I'm sure a still life can be created in a graveyard but Still Life isn't confined to the graveyard nor does it mean graveyard/cemetery shots.

Did that help?


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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:23 AM

14. Bet it did

He'll be still after your reply.

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Response to Mira (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:57 AM

17. I'm probably didn't explain it well.

Sometimes my thoughts don't translate well.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

21. Graveyard images are landscape photos in many cases.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:41 PM

23. I always thought so.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:13 PM

27. Though they can be cliche, they are a good way to try to find new ways to present

the subject.


My first entry in the first photo contest was a cemetery shot. It was over processed to give it a sickly deathlike look.

This is a newer version of that shot.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. I'm confused.

How can you take a picture of something that's lost? Isn't that the definition? If it's lost, you can't see it?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:48 PM

4. For example... roadside shoes

I actually wanted to do a book of photographed roadside shoes. How do people lose shoes on the side of the road?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:55 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:07 PM

10. Yup, shoes

I seem to "find" lost shoes all the time.

It's my specialty.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:25 AM

13. When I was five years old I threw my shoes out the car window.

 

Somewhere in Canada, on the way from Detroit to Niagara Falls there is a little pair of shoes that's been lying by the side of the road since 1949. Drop me a PM if you find them.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:08 PM

26. Kids shoes I can understand

Adults' shoes, not so much. Especially lone shoes. It's always perplexed me, even to this day.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:47 PM

25. Like these?

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:40 PM

30. I may have a meltdown if I ever ran into a tree like that

It would overload my brain.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:34 PM

50. where is that? I feel like I have seen a tree with shoes before.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:28 PM

53. IIRC it was taken in eastern OR

Not sure of the road we were on but it seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:54 PM

6. Sorry. I should have been clearer. You know how when you're out and about and see some object, a toy

or shoe (or just whatever), someone has lost or left behind? That would be lost or discarded items. Other people's....not yours. Can be furniture someone throws out. Anything like that.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:13 PM

9. Ohhhhh, okay.

Sorry for my density. Too many Christmas cookies.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:48 PM

11. Ooh ooh cemeteries!!

I'm going to New Orleans next week!!

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:25 AM

15. So happy for you.

NOLA and a new camera.
You are, I hope, going to be in heaven.

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Response to Mira (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 AM

20. As soon as I'm done with my interviews I will be.

I'm there to hopefully get a job. But all work and no play...

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:57 AM

18. Sounds like fun!

Looking forward to your photos!

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:48 AM

38. There's an unfair advantage.

New Orleans has an undercurrent of the macabre. I've never been to a graveyard there, but I can only imagine how voodoo believers enter eternity.

Doesn't Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails have an old mausoleum door on his recording studio there?

I wanted cemeteries so I could experiment in B&W, but if you're going there, I'll take lost and discarded. At least there's lots of garbage around here. LOL.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #38)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:04 AM

39. I have a thing for cemeteries...

And yes, I'll be in the perfect place. This is my first trip to New Orleans, but I actually won't have much free time...I'm there for interviews.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:22 AM

12. Cemeteries and graveyards would be great for Halloween season

 

So I'll vote for close-ups now and vote for cemeteries when it comes around in October.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:28 AM

16. I know you are joking!


There are peoples and countries that never heard of Halloween where photos of graveyards, esp. in b/w, have originated.

Let me suck your blood......

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:59 AM

19. I love cemeteries anytime of the year.

Old head stones are great. Especially the ones with humorous sayings.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

22. We have a very nice old cemetery here.

I used an old Industar 50-2 lens for this image.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:44 PM

24. I want to go inside the crypt.

Nice shot.

Love the white flowers.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:23 PM

28. Thanks. Spring Beauties. I like that crypt. There are some that you can see the contents.

Some that have windows front and rear.



These attracted me to the above crypt.




Signs of human interaction with loved ones can really make for powerful images.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:04 PM

29. Kick

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:50 PM

31. Wonderful topics!

Each one holds it's own merits and challenges.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:36 AM

34. Thanks, Callalily.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:48 AM

32. I hate to admit how many cemetery shots I already have.

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I wouldn't even have to get cold, but given the impetus, I think I may. The B&W would make it look colder and deader.

These days the sun is quite low in the sky all day... and night.

Hmmm


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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:35 AM

33. I like that.

Can you really have too many?

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:02 PM

35. I like it.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:27 PM

36. Kick

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Response to Mira (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:18 AM

37. Thanks, Mira!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:51 AM

40. American Food...like these Louisiana oysters.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:08 AM

41. Nice photo.

Not an oyster fan...still, nice photo.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:08 PM

42. Me and mine would slurp these up in a jiffy

if they were real.
Wonderful photo, I'm happy you are posting photos. Welcome to us.
Have loved your name always.

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Response to Mira (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:02 PM

43. thanks. I have always loved photography. I always missed the

photo deadlines. Now, I have set a calendar reminder.

Happy New Year, Mira !!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:27 PM

44. And a very happy New Year to you, too.

Just check in at the photo group every other day, and before you know it you'll become a regular.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:13 PM

45. kick

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:13 PM

46. Is anyone else as excited as I am that "Lost" is leading...?

This sounds like an especially interesting subject! Really looking forward to shooting for it!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:45 AM

47. I'm with you.

I love how contest themes open my eyes to what's around me that may ordinarily ignored.
I think it's a stimulating subject as well.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:07 PM

48. Yep. I just hope, if this "wins" what I'm planning on shooting

will be accepted.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:09 PM

49. I'm looking forward to the photos.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:11 PM

51. Less than an hour to go.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #51)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:22 PM

52. Voting is closed and we have a theme.

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