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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:33 PM
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*** Topics needed for the November Photo Contest ***
Since superconnected is massively tied-up with training for her new job this week, she has asked me to run the topic-selection process for the November contest.

Therefore, I am opening this topic for suggestions, with a cut-off of Tuesday evening, or whenever we get ten suggestions, whichever comes first. I'll put up a poll no later than early Wednesday morning, to be kept open through Thursday evening. This should give everyone around two weeks (and at least two weekends) of shooting time, once the theme has been announced.

For reference, the top runners-up in last month's topic poll were:

Surrealism
Stillness
Cats vs. Dogs
Fire or Fireplaces


If we get fewer than ten suggestions, I'll fill the poll out with those topics in the order above.

So, let's hear your suggestions!

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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:41 PM
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1. I'm new to the Photo group.
I'm just getting into photography with my digital camera, so I'm sure my pics will be amateurish compared with the ones I've seen here.

If my vote counts, I'd like the cat vs. dog simply because I have pets.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:34 PM
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4. Of course your vote counts!
WE don't create barriers to voting, like some groups (cough, cough, Repukes) I could name.

Welcome! :hi:
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:07 PM
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2. The color red.
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:13 PM
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3. Depth of Field assignment?
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:13 PM by insane_cratic_gal
Maybe

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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:35 PM
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5. Will the contest prelims/finals be starting in GD this month?
Just wondering....

ideas:

Hands doing something or just idle

Black and white with one color element only

Rocks (big, small, alone, in groupings)

Abstracts of body or facial features

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 PM
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6. Voting for Cats & Dogs again
But I like most of the other new suggestions, too.

I don't like the Black and white with one color element. That's advanced photoshop, and thus very exclusionary for people with no interest or skill or access to tht kind of program. It would be interesting for a photo challenge, but not one of the contests. imho.

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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:11 PM
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Dupe.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 PM by Cobalt Violet
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:11 PM
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7. Insects ,spiders.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:51 PM
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8. I like stillness
or silence.

Surrealism would be interesting just to see what people come up with.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:52 PM
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9. Silhouettes
Not pure duotone silhouettes necessarily, but photos where the main subject is in very high (natural) contrast to its surroundings.

If this doesn't fit neatly into a poll choice, then here's an alternative: shadows.

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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:42 PM
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10. I count NINE choices...
Cats vs. Dogs
Red
Depth of Field
Hands
Black and white with one color element only
Rocks
Body or facial features
Insects or spiders
Silhouettes


Therefore, I'll close the thread and post the poll as soon as we get one more suggestion.

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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:48 PM
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11. Emotion.
Anything that shows an emotion, like an expression on a person or animal. Or, is that too vague?
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:16 AM
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12. I'm not sure...
Do you mean a photo of someone or something displaying an emotion, or do you mean a photo that generates an emotion?

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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:20 AM
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14. I meant displaying emotion. But mountains are probably better anyway!
:hi:
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:18 AM
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13. Actually, I'm going to short-circuit the procedure...
...and propose "mountains" as the final suggestion.

I'll have the poll up shortly. Thanks to all for coming up with so many options in such a short time-span.

:hi:

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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:07 AM
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15. The November topics suggestion thread is now closed.
I can't wait to see what you (non-gender specific) guys come up with for the next contest.

:yourock:
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