The APUG Photo Challenge - April 2005 Poll

Discussion in 'Member Organized Functions' started by FrankB, Mar 26, 2005.

What theme would you like for the April APUG Photo Challenge

Poll closed Mar 30, 2005.
  1. Everyday Things

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  2. Close Ups

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  3. Seasons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Beginning / The End

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. Motion / Frozen Motion

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Bad Weather

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. Night Photography

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  8. Fairytales

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. FrankB

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    This is the poll for choosing a theme for the April 2005 APUG Photo Challenge. Full details and all discussion relating to April's challenge can be found here.

    I've modified the Springtime / Autumn suggestions to Seasons, to cater for people's different geographical locations. I've also done a bit of grouping where other subjects were close together. (Damn cheek of me I know, but you can't get the staff these days! :wink: )

    I won't be online when the poll closes. If someone could bump either this thread or the suggestion / discussion thread to publicise the result then I'd be much obliged. I should be back online around the middle of April and will start the May Challenge threads then.

    Happy voting!

    Frank
     
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    Just bumping this thread so it catches people's attention.
     
  3. FrankB

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    <bump> once more!
     
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    <bump><bump>
     
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    So..... for us novices... what's this mean? Is it night photography?
    Jim
     
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    Indeed, it rather looks like it....

    It's a full moon on Sunday 24th (London time, so I think that means within 24 hours on the rest of the planet - any astonomers around?). No excuse now for me to stay indoors now the weather is warming up.

    Not sure what effect the full moon will have on some APUGgers I could mention tho...

    Bob.
     
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    Bob have you seen the weather forecast? They say there's going to be snow in them there hills .... and the valleys for that matter :wink:

    Howwwwwl !!!
     
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    sunny and getting warmer here in santa fe. did I mention the amazing clouds?
     
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    No clouds for us now. Thursday it was 93f, spring is here now, summer around the corner.
     
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    If the snow sticks to the trees, night shots look spectaculer with the right lighting.
    Unfortunatly I haven't been able to make a spectular shot yet
     
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    Very true but sadly the weather people were telling us fairy tales again, but the nights are nice and crisp at the moment. I might have a go myself I'm sure I have a couple of tripods and a cable release somewhere :wink:
     
  13. David A. Goldfarb

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    Ya know, I would probably participate in the Challenge occasionally, and I bet others would too, if it were easier to figure out what the current challenge is and when it starts and when it ends, without having to wade through various threads and polls and such. Is there some way of setting up a dedicated page that just lists the essentials, or maybe a gallery for each Challenge with the description and dates under the gallery title?
     
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    Been warm and sunny in London for the last couple of days... Was out and about Sunday testing an Oly 35 SP rangefinder I picked up at the weekend....
     
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    David under the new management of Frank there is usually a new thread for each challenge month. Maybe we need the older ones deleted as I agree there is still confusion, but getting better I think and Frank has certainly brought this back to life.

    Bob same weather here and sounds like you and I are keeping up our end of the collectibles to use market in the UK. 2 or 3 weeks ago I picked up a Zeiss Ikon, last weekend a Six-20 Brownie (sp?) and now I'm hunting down a Canonet LOL
     
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    Hi David,

    I agree that the current system for the Challenge could be improved and I'm more than happy to take on board any suggestions that anyone may have (as long as they're not physically impossible!).

    It's probably also worth pointing out that the only reason that I'm doing the organising of it is that I'm a pushy git with no life who didn't want to see a good idea die! :smile: I have no official standing or appointment and will step aside in favour of someone else if it isn't working or that's what people seem to want.

    The current system is as follows:

    Each month I start a thread for suggestions for the next month's theme and general discussion about that challenge. I prefix the thread with a brief description of what the challenge is, the idea behind it and how it works. I also detail what the current challenge is and give the dates for when it runs until. I also try to give hyperlinks for the various threads and the Challenge gallery (I was a bit rushed this month and think I missed that stage!).

    Once we have a goodly number of theme suggestions I start a poll thread so that people can vote for the next month's theme. It is not currently possible to convert the suggestions/discussion thread into a poll. This means that there will always be one suggestions/discussion thread and one poll thread for each month's challenge . I generally try to discourage general discussion on the poll thread in order to minimise confusion (but I'm incredibly jet-lagged today so whatthehell! :smile: )

    Given the current volume of submissions I think creating a gallery for each month would probably be overkill. If the volume rises then we might need to consider this again.

    However, I think the idea for a Challenge Summary page listing the essential information, dates and hyperlinks is excellent... ...so long as it can be done without giving Sean yet another task! The poor chap has more than enough on his plate without getting him to do a monthly update on an info page.

    I'd be more than happy to take care of the creation, updating and maintenance of such a page, and could host it separately from the APUG area, if people would find this useful. It could even show a history of past challenges to provoke ideas and help prevent too much duplication.

    Whaddaya think?

    Should I create an "How to organise the APUG Photo Challenge" thread so everyone can have their 2c?
     
  17. David A. Goldfarb

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    I think that would be a good solution, or to keep it on APUG, maybe Sean could give you moderator control over a single thread that only you could post to with the summary of the current project and dates.
     
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    I hear you about the single thread but I think your original suggestion of a summary page would be clearer. Also I don't hanker after any kind of mod privs; APUG is Sean's baby and I can't think of any better hands to have all of it in.

    When I have my body-clock wound back to UK time I'll knock a summary page together, hang it off my own webspace and will quote the URL at the top of each Challenge thread. Maybe Sean could put a link to it somewhere off the Challenge gallery. (Note - my HTML isn't as good as Sean's, so it probably won't be all that pretty!)

    I'll keep the Challenge system running as it is for the time being. Suggestions on any of the threads or via pm are always welcome.

    Many thanks for the input, David.

    All the best,

    Frank