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John Bartley
01-03-2007, 07:24 AM
Nov / Dec ::
So the Nov /Dec assignment was not exactly a raging success :p ... so Blansky is off the hook for the judging and I guess we'll try again.

Going Forward :
Picking up on some things that were mentioned in the last set of suggestions, I'd like to suggest that for Jan 2007 we should look a bit bigger. It was suggested that we rarely look at landscapes when we do these sorts of projects, so part of the MSA will be landscapes. Transportation was also suggested as was the subject of parallels.

The Next Assignment
So, the MSA subject for Jan 2007 will be parallels in a landscape/cityscape setting with extra merit (brownie points) given for including transportation as part of the scene. The landscape setting doesn't have to be a "grand" landscape, but it must be a long or wide view
Remember that "landscapes" don't necessarily have to be just nature. They can include city scenes also as long as it's a long, wide, or long and wide view taken from a long distance.

This theme runs for January and February and the next theme will start in March.

Any questions?? Please ask.

Remember that the person selected (by me) as having submitted the photo most representative of the theme gets to pick and judge the next theme.

cheers

kraker
01-03-2007, 10:23 AM
John,

great to see a new assignment. Not that there was anything wrong with the previous one... but... :)



The Next Assignment
So, the MSA subject for Jan 2007 will be parallels in a landscape/cityscape setting with extra merit (brownie points) given for including transportation as part of the scene. The landscape setting doesn't have to be a "grand" landscape, but it must be a long or wide view
Remember that "landscapes" don't necessarily have to be just nature. They can include city scenes also as long as it's a long, wide, or long and wide view taken from a long distance.

This theme runs for January and February and the next theme will start in March.


I'll try to get the previous assignment out of my head and think about the new one. At least it sounds more up my alley than the previous (no offence meant, Blansky, the idea was great, I just didn't get round to daring to do it).



it must be a long or wide view


View. View. You're only talking about the view, right? I mean, a landscape in the sense you mentioned can be done in a square format and still have a long or wide view, right?

John Bartley
01-03-2007, 05:12 PM
View. View. You're only talking about the view, right? I mean, a landscape in the sense you mentioned can be done in a square format and still have a long or wide view, right?

Yes, you are correct. The format is not in question at all. It can be square, rectangular or even round if you wish :).

cheers

Stew Squires
01-04-2007, 09:16 AM
While waiting for the bus yesterday I was inspired to work on this. I took a couple of shots with my Canon G7 and liked what I saw. Brought my Mamiya 7II to work today with the 45mm lens and got a some 6x7s while few folks were around. Hopefully they'll turn out and I will have a submission for this one.

Stew

copake_ham
01-04-2007, 08:45 PM
I like this assignment much more better! :D

Want to check the archives (is that okay?) as well as consider new shots.

I guess "landscapes" have a bad rep because they're more likely to be snapshot-like than A.Adams "creations".

But, heck, us snapshotters gotta get a few crumbs off the floor once in a while too! ;)

BTW: Please remind me again how we submit our pics? Just to this thread?

John Bartley
01-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Want to check the archives (is that okay?) as well as consider new shots.

Hmmm .... there's no rules that I know of from previous threads, but I think it was kinda' assumed that we'd go out and make a photo for the event? I hope that's ok.


BTW: Please remind me again how we submit our pics? Just to this thread?

The pic's can be posted to the MSA gallery here : http://www.apug.org/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=508

cheers

John Bartley
01-05-2007, 08:16 AM
Please excuse the dirt dust and what-not that the scanner passed along. (For this example, I just put the negative on a flatbed scanner and then inverted it, so it's all out of focus and dusty to boot) The attached photo is NOT an entry, just a negative from last fall that illustrates the sort of photo wanted for this session.

It's a landscape with parallel train tracks

(landscape ..... parallel ...... transportation)

cheers

Valerie
01-05-2007, 10:12 AM
Ok, I am in. I need some sort of project to get me off my big rear and in the darkroom. Got some ideas already........(danger! danger! She is thinking!)

copake_ham
01-05-2007, 02:11 PM
Hmmm .... there's no rules that I know of from previous threads, but I think it was kinda' assumed that we'd go out and make a photo for the event? I hope that's ok.



No problem, John. I can live with that.

Besides, as Valerie points out, it will get me to rouse out of my winter slumber (although not much winter here this year) and get out to do some shooting! ;)

MattKing
01-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Did Early Riser get advance warning of this (I know there may be no transportation in this one):D ?

http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=20926

Matt

copake_ham
01-05-2007, 03:06 PM
Did Early Riser get advance warning of this (I know there may be no transportation in this one):D ?

http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=20926

Matt

Hi Matt,

Actually, it looks like there is a road just beyond the trees (see the black line) and arguably the telephone poles can carry data and so form part of the "information superhighway"! ;)

Of course, if he submits this the rest of us are "dead meat"! :o

blansky
01-05-2007, 05:09 PM
I'm shocked.


Wimps.


Michael

MattKing
01-05-2007, 05:17 PM
I'm shocked.


Wimps.


Michael

Michael:

It was the timing.

Photographs of people smiling, and laughing, near Christmas????

Maybe try again, around when taxes are due!;)

Matt

John Bartley
01-12-2007, 08:32 AM
Ok folks,

We're half way thru' January so only six weeks left.

The theme is parallels in landscapes with extra (brownie :) ) points for including transportation content.

At the end of February I'll pick what I think is the most theme representative photo and that victim ..... err umm person will choose and judge the next theme (if they wish).

get 'em posted !!

cheers eh?

Stew Squires
01-12-2007, 09:35 AM
Oh, can we submit more than one entry?

waynecrider
01-12-2007, 10:57 AM
I'd like to take part but don't know the submission guidelines. Please bring me up to date.

Btw, when I ran across this thread I was just previously thinking about a $1 contest between us.

John Bartley
01-12-2007, 01:25 PM
I would encourage a virtual flood of entries - as many as you can make and post. There is no limit.

The submission guidlelines are ::

The photo must be a "distance" shot - no closeups or street scenes, no indoor scenes etc. I am using the word "landscape", but long distance shots done in cityscapes are fine as well. There must be some "parallel" elements in the scene somewhere and extra points are given for having some sort of "transportation" theme included. Any format is fine and any type of film camera is ok - homemade, pinhole, 35mm, LF, MF, Polaroid transfers - I don't care - if it's film and takes a picture - use it!!
Here's a (technically very poor) example : http://www.apug.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6616&d=1168002969 for you.
Once the end of Feb is reached, I will pick the victim (winner :) ) and that person may choose to lead the next round.

I hope this is an ok explanation - please ask if you have any questions.

cheers eh?

PS : i am a very lenient judge ... this is for FUN after all ... :)

waynecrider
01-13-2007, 09:16 AM
So your requesting a scan posted to a portfolio?

John Bartley
01-13-2007, 10:04 AM
So your requesting a scan posted to a portfolio?

There's a gallery dedicated to the Monthly Shooting Assignment (MSA) and it can be found here : http://www.apug.org/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=508

Any scans made for the MSA should be posted to the MSA gallery.

I think that's what you were asking? (I can be a bit thick sometimes :))

cheers

Stew Squires
01-18-2007, 07:46 PM
I've placed one of the ones I wanted to submit for this out in the Gallery. The scan doesn't catch some of the building detail that I think is in the negative so I'll work on that. Still fun to play with.

Stew