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barbara ann
08-01-2007, 10:00 AM
I checked with him first and he agreed. The first assignment was a little too involved, but extra points will be given in this one for text, but it is not a requirement. Overall it is much the same Summer type of assignment, just from a different perspective to make it easier to figure out a picture. I originally thought the first assignment might inspire some journalistic tendencies but since it is the end of the month and nothing has really happened by now so I thought to make it as easier assignment which John agreed with.

Wayne~
Is it OK if I put my "text" under my picture? I'm not computer savy enough to do the link thing you mentioned! Also, is it Ok if I enter 3 photos? Thanks...:)
barbara ann

waynecrider
08-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Wayne~
Is it OK if I put my "text" under my picture? I'm not computer savy enough to do the link thing you mentioned! Also, is it Ok if I enter 3 photos? Thanks...:)
barbara ann

Under rule #10 of the New Shooting Assignment guide, only ladies from New Jersey are eligible to enter text under a picture. Men need to be on top; Well sometimes.:p

In reference to quantities, anything up to your IQ is fine. ;), although if it is different subject matter you may want to enter 3 times, but as far as supporting the story goes, anything goes afaik.

Actually at the top of the reply window there are some things to use for links etc. I actually forgot how to have a picture show in the thread; John??

copake_ham
08-01-2007, 01:16 PM
Barbara,

The easiest way to make a link is when you are viewing your pic in The Gallery go up to the URL (website address) bar on your monitor and highlight it and right-click on your mouse and then click on "Copy".

Then start a post here in the thread. Right click again and then click "Paste"

Hit the Return key to start a new line and type in your caption.

I sounds harder to do than it is! ;)

EDIT: you should see a line that in my signature block which links to My Gallery. I'm not "bright enough" to know how to relabel the URL line. Someone else here can probably teach you that trick!

John Bartley
08-01-2007, 02:30 PM
Under rule #10 of the New Shooting Assignment guide, only ladies from New Jersey are eligible to enter text under a picture. Men need to be on top; Well sometimes.:p

Uh-oh ... Only one photo posted and I'm in trouble already ... I posted my text under the photo, but I ain't from Joisey, and I ain't no goil, and if I was I sure wouldn't want to be a lady (that'd be no fun) :p ... hopefully I'm not banned from entering again ...


Actually at the top of the reply window there are some things to use for links etc. I actually forgot how to have a picture show in the thread; John??

I think this is it ...

1) go to your picture that you've uploaded into the MSA gallery
2) "right click" on the picture and then you should see something like "copy image location" - left click on that
3) when you make your post here, and when you're ready to insert your photo, click on the icon above the post writing window (second from the right) that looks like two pyramids
4) put your cursor in the entry bar, right click and then click on "paste" and the location of your photo will be displayed like this sample http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/Be_considerate.JPG in the entry bar
5) click on "OK" and you should be set

Here's a try ::

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/Be_considerate.JPG

I hope this isn't too confusing

cheers all

barbara ann
08-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Under rule #10 of the New Shooting Assignment guide, only ladies from New Jersey are eligible to enter text under a picture. Men need to be on top; Well sometimes.:p

In reference to quantities, anything up to your IQ is fine. ;), although if it is different subject matter you may want to enter 3 times, but as far as supporting the story goes, anything goes afaik.

Actually at the top of the reply window there are some things to use for links etc. I actually forgot how to have a picture show in the thread; John??
Thanks for letting this (little) lady from New Jersey post my text under my photos. It took me years to figure out aperture, shutter speed and depth of field. I don't think I'll live long enough to figure out how to do that link!:rolleyes:

John Bartley
08-04-2007, 08:10 PM
Having posted three photos in the gallery, I think it's time I actually did some thread text posting :).

#1) Polaroid 55PN, F/11 - 1 second, red filter

One of our summer enjoyments is gardening. My sweetheart likes to have lots of flowers around, so I do the garden bed prep and she fills them. When we bought our house 21 years ago we were financially challenged, so when my Dad asked if we'd like an old garden shed to keep yard tools in we accepted. The shed is now 37 years old, and showing its age, so we hide it with flowers. The Cattails, Hostas and rocks to the right of the shed hide a 100L cattle watering trough that we've dug into the ground. Each spring we put a couple of dozen "feeder" goldfish in the pond. By winter they've usually become sushi for the local raccoons, but we get to see them for most of the summer.

This old Polaroid 55pn is showing its age too. This photo should have been shot at 1/10'th second at F/11, but the film has slowed so much that I shot this at 1 second and the detail is still muddy. The film is three years old and not well stored.

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/ShedPond.gif



#2) Polaroid 79 Colour Print, F/16 - 1/100'th second

While my sweetheart likes to plant flowers in the summer, I'm afraid that my gardening ambitions are a little more greedy :). I love tomatoes ... I love to plant 'em, I love to grow 'em, I love the smell of green tomato plants and I especially love to eat 'em! The beds we grow our garden in are 4'x8' beds 16" tall. We mange to grow Termaters (that's like Mater but with the "Ter"), beans, beets, carrots, 'taters and garlic. This year the black squirrels have decided that they like beets and potatoes, so they've harvested all my beets and any 'taters that were close to the surface - 'lil divils!!

This was my first experiment with colour. I enjoyed Barbara Ann and Waynes photos so much that I went out and bought a pack of Polaroid 79 and ran a couple thru' the old Calumet 4x5. The pictures are a bit green I thought, but maybe that's just because there's so much green in the scene.

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/TheBeds.jpg


#3) Polaroid 79 Colour Print, F/16 - 1/100'th second

So, if you read this far, you'll know that I have a "thing" for Termaters :). Here's a closeup of a fruit that I am going to savour in a few weeks, maybe between toast with some bacon, maybe on a hamburger, or maybe just chunked up on salad with some lemon chicken just off the BBQ - anyway I do it I'm sure it'll be a tasty treat :)

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/TheFruit.jpg

So far I'm enjoying this Polaroid 79 colour print film. I guess it's a bit of a lazy mans way of taking photos. There's no developing, no printing, but hey... it's summer right? and we're supposed to be recreating right? and it's still analog right? ... besides, there's 20 frames in a box, so I've got seventeen more to go :)

cheers all

John Bartley
08-18-2007, 01:11 PM
Hi folks,

There's about two weeks left to post your photos and an accompanying story if you wish, so if you're holding off, now is the time to get into action!! We have a few entries, but it's all for fun, so the more the merrier.

The gallery is here : GALLERY (click here) (http://www.apug.org/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=508)

But, if you aren't able to post to the gallery, you can post to this thread and if you need help, please email or PM to me and I'll be happy to try.

cheers all.

copake_ham
08-18-2007, 06:09 PM
Hi John,

The slides came back Friday. Plan to get my scanning done Monday night and if "the one" comes out as I hope - will post soon.

I'm sticking with the original assignment (caption and all) and remember - deadline isn't until Aug. 31! :D

John Bartley
08-18-2007, 08:02 PM
Hi George,

Thanks for sticking with us!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you show us on this round.

cheers eh?

copake_ham
08-20-2007, 09:36 PM
NOTE: I hope this works since I cannot get the pics onto the thread post!

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/Copake-Plow.jpg

http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/Tropical-Plow.jpg

CAPTION:

The Tools of Winter become the Toys of Summer - In a calculated collaberation, the Copake Town Highway Department prepared the "canvases" by applying the regulation orange paint. Then, the artists of Copake's Summer Youth Recreation Program engaged in some artistic license. Lookout for one of these colorful snow plows in your rear view mirrow come this winter!

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I am totally confused why the shots are now being put into the thread rather than onto the dedicated Gallery!

This doesn't seem to be working for me.

The purpose here is to show our photography - now demonstrate our internet skills. Why do this kind of a mind screw on folk when we have a dedicated MSA Gallery?

John Bartley
08-21-2007, 04:31 PM
George,

The reason for allowing photos to be posted either here in the thread or on the MSA gallery is that not everyone at APUG is a subscriber, and in order to post to the gallery (as far as I know) you have to be a subscriber. This way we can see your photos in the gallery (and they're great BTW!!) and if someone else doesn't have access to the gallery but wants to play along, we can see theirs too. It's a bit more inclusive.
I hope that answers your question. You can post in either place.

cheers eh?

copake_ham
08-21-2007, 06:11 PM
George,

The reason for allowing photos to be posted either here in the thread or on the MSA gallery is that not everyone at APUG is a subscriber, and in order to post to the gallery (as far as I know) you have to be a subscriber. This way we can see your photos in the gallery (and they're great BTW!!) and if someone else doesn't have access to the gallery but wants to play along, we can see theirs too. It's a bit more inclusive.
I hope that answers your question. You can post in either place.

cheers eh?

John,

No problem - just got a bit frustrated trying to upload into the thread. I've now learned that the Gallery will take slightly larger sized files than a thread will!

I learned this because after I uploaded both pics to the Gallery - when I tried to upload them into the thread here - it wouldn't take the second one - gave me a "file size to big" notice.

As it was, I had the site open on two windows so I could try that copy image thing etc. Then I started re-sizing etc. several times and finally said "Uncle"!

Anyway, all's well that ends well - pics are in the MSA Gallery and links have been posted here. Sorry if my frustration got a bit obvious last night! ;)

Marc Akemann
08-30-2007, 10:48 PM
http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/508/CamilleYumYumTree-005-0707.JPG


Just about everyone has a favorite ice cream shop they like to go to during the summer months. Here, it's the Yum Yum Tree. You can sit inside, outside (as we did), or, one can walk around the Mill Pond across the street. Inside are historic b&w photographs of the town which I've seen for 15-20 years and never tire of them. I've taken my daughter to this place for well over a decade,...and by the way, she's not smiling for the picture. She's smiling because I walked away from my cup of ice cream to take this photo. Don't worry. I clicked the shutter and rescued my chocolate moose-tracks just in time!

http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=27566&ppuser=4256

Marc

John Bartley
08-31-2007, 06:30 AM
Hehehe :) From the way she's leaning toward your ice cream, I'd say you had to make pretty fast tracks back to rescue your Moose Tracks :D

Great photo - I like the colours and the shadows.

wheelygirl
08-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Howdy to everyone!!!
My very first submission to the Monthly Shooting Assignment. So here I go . . .
http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=27590
[I hope I did the link right!]
Since my body cannot tolerate the 110 + degree heat, here in Tempe/central Arizona, I usually, like a bear in the snowy winters of North America, I hibernate. And what better way, for me, at least, to hibernate than to re-discover me. Several of these books I had read many times over; however, each reveal fresh "nuggets" of me or of my writing. For instance, reading Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way", got me discovering I can not only write, but also sketch, which in turn, to a degree, will aid me in my photography.

Marc Akemann
09-01-2007, 12:19 AM
Hehehe :) From the way she's leaning toward your ice cream, I'd say you had to make pretty fast tracks back to rescue your Moose Tracks :D

Great photo - I like the colours and the shadows.

John, you're absolutely right! But I'm pretty quick to move when someone messes with my ice cream. I'm not always so quick upstairs, though. She usually doesn't like me to take her photo but this time she encouraged me. I never claimed to be the sharpest lens in the bag. :)

Thanks for the kind words.

Marc

John Bartley
09-01-2007, 06:51 AM
Howdy to everyone!!!
My very first submission to the Monthly Shooting Assignment. .... Several of these books I had read many times over; however, each reveal fresh "nuggets" ....

Welcome to the MSA !!

Like you, I used to read a lot. As I've gotten older, "other things" gave taken up the time spent reading, but sometimes I can time for a book and still enjoy it.

Thank you for playing along with us MSA kids :)

cheers eh?

John Bartley
09-01-2007, 06:57 AM
Well folks,

I guess this is the end of the July and August Monthly Shooting Assignment. Thank you to all who posted photos and stories. I'm not sure which is more fun, looking at the photos (which is always great) or reading the stories. I've always like a narrative to accompany a photo because it gives (me at least) a bit more insight into the scene and lets me into the mind of the photographer a bit.

Wayne will be along sometime over the next few days to announce who the winning "victim" :) is that will be hosting the November/December MSA, so stay tuned. Many thanks to Wayne for stepping in to host this session and I hope we see you back posting new photos in the coming months Wayne!!

Barbara Ann will be announcing the September and October theme in a new thread that I will be starting soon and it sounds like a theme that while easy to photograph should be able to make us think and remember ... but I'll let her describe it in the next thread.

cheers and thanks all!!

waynecrider
09-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Well it was a tough choice for me deciding a winner, what with the excellent stories that accompanied your images. I had to stew about it for a couple of days and see what drew my eye every time I came back to the gallery and looked at the entries. In the end, and to show that I think some merits should be awarded besides first place, I've picked a third, second and first place winner in the following order.

Third place goes to Ice Cream Hangout by FilmSprocket. Love the colors and the story as it reminds me so much of having ice cream on the benches with my sibilings where we were always interested in what the others had gotten to eat. Great shot. Second place goes to Barbara for Summer Nights. A unique shot and great story reminds me of the times I've spent on porch's sipping a drink in the cool evenings and thinking about life or chatting away and laughing with my friends. Really nice Barb. You were just a hair away from grabbing it again but I had to award First place to Straw Hat by Sly. The really strong graphic image drew my eye every time I came back to the gallery and even tho it didn't have a strong story, it is an image that pulls you in. I can feel the warmth of the sun in the shot, and it reminds me of sitting on docks out in lakes after a nice cool dip on a hot summers day as I dreamed within while looking off in the distance glassy eyed. Warm sun, teenage years and no cares; What a life. Add in the Infrared film and I think it's a winner in my book. Very very nice Sly. So thanks all for entering and I hope everyone enjoyed the entries as much as I did; I'm sure John will be enjoying his with some bacon on some toast with some.....

John Bartley
09-04-2007, 05:40 AM
Thank you Wayne !!!

Congratulations to Sly for being selected to lead the November and December MSA. I also liked your "Straw Hat" photo. I will PM you shortly to chat about your upcoming term as judge and jury :).

Thank you again to all who have entered these MSA's :)

cheers eh?