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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:37 PM

I'm not having the easiest time with this month's theme.

We have several guitars in the house (since my SO plays) and yet I just haven't been inspired. I almost always get an "Aha!" moment when I know exactly what direction I want to go. I was playing around with some shots and got frustrated and started just plain playing.

This is me playing.



To which my SO said, "What the @#$% are you doing to my guitar?" (not in a mean way...but in a I can't believe I'm seeing what I'm seeing way)

Oh, well...

I'll figure it out.

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Reply I'm not having the easiest time with this month's theme. (Original post)
Solly Mack Feb 2013 OP
Callalily Feb 2013 #1
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #2
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #3
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #5
Mira Feb 2013 #6
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #7
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #8
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #9
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #10
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #11
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #12
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #13
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #15
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2013 #16
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #18
ramapo Feb 2013 #19

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:45 PM

1. What a super cool shot!

You are one step ahead of me. I haven't shot anything yet!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:50 PM

2. Hey, Callalily! Thanks. It's just me goofing off.

Guess we both better get busy!

I'm hoping to get something this weekend. If time allowed me to get to New Orleans right now, I'm sure I could find many, many shots. Maybe I can find some local Mardi Gras celebrations.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:12 AM

14. That'd almost be like cheating

I can't imagine a bad photo coming from mardi gras celebrations.

I love what you did though. Playing is good, it opens up the creativity.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:55 PM

3. I LOVE it, my dear Solly Mack!

And the more I look, the more I see!

Very nice...

You rock, and so does your picture!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:57 PM

4. Hey Peggy!

How're you doing? Recovery going well?


Thank you.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:02 PM

5. I turned a corner on Monday....

Much better, thank you!



And of course, you're welcome!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:17 PM

6. I love the way you think

and the way you present those thoughts.
Super cool is exactly right.

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:59 PM

7. Thanks, Mira.

Hopefully I can think of something for submission. lol

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:43 PM

8. Nice shot Solly

I like the way you just play around............creativity is about playing around )

Your right though, it is a tough theme!

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:44 PM

9. I'm still not sure

how you did that, was there a mirror involved?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:48 PM

10. No mirror. Reflection from guitar itself.

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:49 PM

11. Thanks, Pharaoh

I'm gonna try and relax and just let it come to me. Or not. lol

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:25 AM

12. I'm stymied, too.

My old flute is here, but I can't figure out what to do with it in an artistic way.

I have to think a out this some more.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:38 AM

13. I'm gonna give my brain a rest and see what happens.

Course, I better not let it rest too long. lol

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:31 AM

15. here's how i'd do it

wish I had a flute.

low lit room, flute on a black backdrop, macro it with a long exposure small app on a tripod.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:23 AM

16. I got lucky and

attended this little concert tonight. Maybe something will show up at the contest from this group, Pearl Django, a local Seattle area band.

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:02 PM

17. Nice shot!

I still don't have a photo I'm happy with but I'll keep working on it until the last minute.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:45 PM

18. me 2. Any good idea I have already taken is not a great shot. Any good

shot I take now is not a good idea. haha

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:32 PM

19. Some real nice pre-contest shots

Very nice shot. I really like Fur Elise posted a few days ago too. It sure helps to be in the right place at the right time.

I've got nothing right now. Last month I tried creating a shot but that didn't work out too well. There are instruments all over my house but everything I've tried looks contrived. I attended a concert yesterday but with no photography allowed it didn't help. Even if I don't come up with something for this month, it is a great theme to keep in mind.

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