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TheToadMen
03-02-2014, 11:26 AM
I've seen it, but had the idea before that, and mine would have been similar on design but I 1 didn't have enough time and 2 didn't have enough Legos without taking the "girl" Legos from the little blond there in the background... But I was allowed to use the "boy" Legos HAH! ;)

Hah! Legos were the only thing I played with as a kid... We still have building contests between my dad, myself, and my brother sometimes on holidays. I might have to try out something similar, except with focus and normal film holders. Maybe 5x7 or 8x10, too. Give myself a chance to play with bigger negatives.

If any of you wins a MSA, you can choose Lego as a theme.
Here some random examples to get inspired.
By doing so we could invite Lego as a sponsor of APUG :whistling:

83440 83433 83434 83435
83436 83437 83438 83439

StoneNYC
03-02-2014, 11:44 AM
If any of you wins a MSA, you can choose Lego as a theme.
Here some random examples to get inspired.
By doing so we could invite Lego as a sponsor of APUG :whistling:

83440 83433 83434 83435
83436 83437 83438 83439

Yes, I've seen many of those, and the last one was similar to the design that I had in mind, I had thought of it ahead of time and then went online and googled it to see what others had done and it turns out they had done exactly what I was thinking of, the only difference is I wasn't about to drill through the board on the front of the camera to make a lens board made of plastic I just figured I'd use an actual lens board but other than that it's basically what I had thought of. Well it's fun, The camera is already disassembled and is now currently a giraffe... A gas station... And I think a teacup

NedL
03-02-2014, 04:27 PM
83357 Bert this is awesome! ( I like the way the photo on the wall looks in this too..:)

NedL
03-02-2014, 04:29 PM
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LEGO camera :) built with the little one... Excellent creativity and how cool to use instant film for that!

StoneNYC
03-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Excellent creativity and how cool to use instant film for that!

Thanks, I would have used regular film if I had the time, but thanks, the little one was glad she could see it right away.

adelorenzo
03-03-2014, 01:03 AM
First off, thanks to everyone who participated in this MSA. I hope it was fun!

I'm trying to pick a 'winner' here and it's bloody hard. First thing is I've gone through and picked my favorite entry from each person who entered. I have tried to find everyone's images in the gallery or on this thread but if I missed anyone I'm very sorry!

Here they are in no particular order. Each one is linked to the image.

Paul Glover (http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1602513): Really like this one, river landscape shot with a 1920's Ansco
Pelo78 (http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1592910): In-camera cyanotype shot with a cardbox box and magnifying glass. Blue skies work perfectly on this negative image!
Hatchetman (http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1598523): Great image, I dig industrial stuff. Shot with a Kodak Signet 35.
StoneNYC (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75366&c=508): Stone gets points for his multiple creative approaches this this challenge. This one was my favorite, an 11x14 paper negative shot with a homemade cardboard pinhole.
barbara ann (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75651&c=508): Free cheap-o camera and film turns out a wonderful still life. I love the way the color came out.
Thomas Bertillson (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75671&c=508): Thomas got some great images from a Minolta P&S but this picture of the lighthouse is by far and away my favorite.
Sly (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75674&c=508): Sly posted many wonderful pinhole images but I liked this one the best. Really interesting composition, almost abstract.
NedL (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75441&c=508): Homemade coffee can pinholes, this one was my favorite. I love the crazy angles from the trees.
WildBill (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75404&c=508): Shot with a Diana camera, the vignetting goes well with this image. I love how the vines invade the geometry of the wall and window.
micwag2 (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75320&c=508): You can't go wrong with a Harley, some great tones in this image from a 25 cent Brownie camera.
Bill Burk (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75318&c=508): A dream-like quality to this photo of children on a beach. Shot with a pocket instamatic, I'd love to see this print in person!
ajmiller (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75134&c=508): I think Daci Royal is one of the best names for a camera, and obviously well worth the 2 pounds. Great choice of subject.
Bertus (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75132&c=508): I'm a sucker for adandonment and this abandoned school is rather haunting. Taken with a disposable camera found under the spare tire of the car!

Winner to come in the next post...

adelorenzo
03-03-2014, 01:13 AM
I have to go with Thomas Bertilsson and his image of Split Rock Lighthouse (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=75671&c=508) in Minnesota. By the standards of what people have brought to this challenge a Minolta P&S is actually a pretty swanky camera :), but this is an image that just works for me. Interesting choice for vertical composition, the frozen foreground and the fog really set off the subject.

Congratulations! You win the right to post the new challenge.

Thanks again to everyone who participated it was a lot of fun to see what you came up with.

Bertus
03-03-2014, 02:04 AM
Congratulations Thomas!!!

TheToadMen
03-03-2014, 02:14 AM
Hello Thomas,
Congratulations!! It is indeed a wonderful image, proving a saying of Ansel Adams:

" ... avoiding the common illusion that creativity depends on equipment alone ... ".

And you did with a great image made with a simple point & shoot camera. The rightful winner of this MSA, indeed.
So, congratulations again and good luck on selecting an other inspiring theme for the next MSA. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with. I'll give it a go again. If possible I'll try a pinhole camera again. After all it's the May-April MSA and it's Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (http://www.pinholeday.org) (WPPD) again on the 28th of April.

@adelorenzo: thank you for a very inspiring MSA. I think you got us all out of our comfort zone where we learned new stuff. At least I did: I never build a camera this big and this simple and never made a negative this large. It was fun!!
Thanks,
Bert from Holland
http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl

Thomas Bertilsson
03-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Thanks! I greatly appreciate the honor of receiving first place, especially in such fine company of creative and wonderful photographers. I just entered with a spirit of having fun and using a clunky old camera, but it was fun and very rewarding. I hope everybody else had as much fun, or more, as I had.

I have posted a new topic for March / April. Since I'm new to this, please let me know if I missed anything.

ajmiller
03-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Congratulations Thomas .
Tough choices for adelorenzo especially with the hard work gone in to making some of the cameras.
Well done again.

StoneNYC
03-03-2014, 09:22 AM
Congrats Thomas! Can't wait to see what you come up with as a challenge! :)

PS Anthony, I'm surprised at 2 things, 1 that you chose that first image over the 2nd of the tree with snow on it, as that one I felt was a much better image, and 2 I didn't use a paper negative, I used a double sided sheet of xray film and then after development I stripped one of the sides of the emulsion before scanning it.

This has been such a great challenge! Thanks for coming up with such a novel idea :)

NedL
03-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Congratulations Thomas ( I liked "frozen" very much too )! And thanks to adalorenzo for a really different and fun kind of MSA!

Pelo78
03-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Congratulations!
A well deserved award for a beautiful image!

adelorenzo
03-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Ack! I knew I would forget to post a link to somebody who entered!

How could I forget the largest entry in the challenge, Bert (TheToadMen) and his 20x24 homemade pinhole image? Bert you can rest assured that I saw your image, I had about 20 browser tabs open trying to put that post together and I somehow missed adding you to the list. This one gets top marks for creative approaches to the challenge and I really enjoyed the image. I like your woodpile, it looks a heck of a lot more organized than mine does. :)

I'm very sorry, hopefully I didn't miss posting a link to anyone else. If I did please accept my apologies.

StoneNYC
03-03-2014, 04:58 PM
I can't deny that the image taken was excellent.

I also can't deny being a little disappointed in the lack of the use of duct tape in the chosen image. Lol

But overall I value this experience, it opened up so many things for me, best MSA ever!

TheToadMen
03-04-2014, 02:29 AM
Ack! I knew I would forget to post a link to somebody who entered!

How could I forget the largest entry in the challenge, Bert (TheToadMen) and his 20x24 homemade pinhole image? Bert you can rest assured that I saw your image, I had about 20 browser tabs open trying to put that post together and I somehow missed adding you to the list. This one gets top marks for creative approaches to the challenge and I really enjoyed the image. I like your woodpile, it looks a heck of a lot more organized than mine does. :)

I'm very sorry, hopefully I didn't miss posting a link to anyone else. If I did please accept my apologies.

No worry, I knew you saw it: you even extended the deadline for me. And I can appreciate the hassle and juggling with all the images, trying to decide on a winner. Especially if there is a Bert and a Bertus, both from Holland. You chose the right image for a winner.
And thanks for the kind words. I had a lot of fun in this MSA! I finally had a good motivation (thanks to you and to Stone) to make an ULF pinhole camera. Somehow I knew I wouldn't win, since I was copying Stone's idea from this MSA.
Bert from Holland

StoneNYC
03-04-2014, 06:51 AM
No worry, I knew you saw it: you even extended the deadline for me. And I can appreciate the hassle and juggling with all the images, trying to decide on a winner. Especially if there is a Bert and a Bertus, both from Holland. You chose the right image for a winner.
And thanks for the kind words. I had a lot of fun in this MSA! I finally had a good motivation (thanks to you and to Stone) to make an ULF pinhole camera. Somehow I knew I wouldn't win, since I was copying Stone's idea from this MSA.
Bert from Holland

I was highly impressed and you did a much better job than I sir, you should certainly have won over me if it had been just us two ;)

TheToadMen
03-04-2014, 11:37 AM
I was highly impressed and you did a much better job than I sir, you should certainly have won over me if it had been just us two ;)

Hi Stone,
Then let us finish this shooting match with some salt ;)
See you in the next MSA.
Bert from Holland