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Thomas Bertilsson
11-06-2007, 09:47 PM
George, I would love to hear how you tie it in with the concept of 'portal'. A way to 'relief'? Aaaaahhhh... Instant weight loss? Funny contribution. Thanks for the laughs.
- Thomas


Sorry, I cannot let this "dumb pun" go until I post this.

NOTE TO ALL: This is NOT my "official" Nov-Dec 2007 submission to the MSA! I'll post that to the MSA Gallery later on. :D

copake_ham
11-07-2007, 01:00 PM
George, I would love to hear how you tie it in with the concept of 'portal'. A way to 'relief'? Aaaaahhhh... Instant weight loss? Funny contribution. Thanks for the laughs.
- Thomas

Look at the title line to my post. ;)

jimagain
11-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Great assignment. I'm really intrigued by the esoteric possibilities of "portals". I hope I'm not slightly askew of the specific "portal" theme by thinking of windows as well as doors but I have heard or read (???) that the camera lens is a window to the human experience and the eyes are windows to the soul. I have pondered the possibilities of a camera lens and eyes (eye) in a photo and made this photo.
I opened the back af a 1914 era Kodak autographic, aimed it at the eye of one of my wifes dolls. I then took a picture from its film side and through it's lens using a Kiev 60 with an 80mm lens and 75mm extension. I'm not sure what I expected but here's (http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29614&nocache=1) my photo of "portals".

copake_ham
11-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Oh boy, time to be the curmudgeon again.

In the past MSA posts were put in the MSA Gallery.

Now they just show up in thread - becomes some kind of "horse race" or one-upsmanship game this way to see who can "out-post" in the thread.

Just what happened the last time.

I know, permitting "entries" in the thread give a chance for Members to participate who, not being Subscribers, cannot post to the MSA Gallery.

My feeling on that is "too bad". But I'll just go away because I find this "thread approach" with postings only 12 days into a 61 day period to be too "in your face".

sly
11-13-2007, 12:18 AM
I haven't been a member long enough to know what usually does or doesn't happen, but as the "victim" who has to judge the entries this time, I would certainly find it easier if everything is in one space. I had assumed, they would all be in the gallery, but they are not showing up there. Can they be moved? Sly

Sanjay Sen
11-13-2007, 12:44 AM
The idea of allowing picture posts in the MSA thread is to increase participation so that members who do not have privileges to the gallery can also post their photos for the MSA. This is all for fun. I understand that judging can be a little tricky, but there are ways to get around that.

I feel that too much complaining every month spoils the fun for everyone. If you don't like the rules, don't play the game. Quite simple, as I see it.

Thanks to John for keeping this going, and to all who have participated and have been "victims" so far. I hope to have something to submit for this assignment.

Good luck to all!


Best wishes,
Sanjay

jimagain
11-13-2007, 12:45 PM
Oh boy, time to be the curmudgeon again.

In the past MSA posts were put in the MSA Gallery.

Now they just show up in thread - becomes some kind of "horse race" or one-upsmanship game this way to see who can "out-post" in the thread.

Just what happened the last time.

I know, permitting "entries" in the thread give a chance for Members to participate who, not being Subscribers, cannot post to the MSA Gallery.

My feeling on that is "too bad". But I'll just go away because I find this "thread approach" with postings only 12 days into a 61 day period to be too "in your face".

I presume this was in response to my post.
I certainly didn't mean to try to "out post" anyone. It is true the photo went into the regular gallery first but it was by mistake. I reposted the photo to the MSA gallery after I found out it was posted wrong. I guess I don't know how to do the MSA quite right.
I also presumed the 61 day period had no limit on how long we had to wait before we posted. I was intrigued by the subject, I had an idea, I shot it and I entered it. To me it represents no horse race and no one upsmanship. I was just having fun.

jimagain
11-13-2007, 01:07 PM
I just deleted the photo from the general gallery which also deleted it from the MSA gallery. I didn't know that would happen. So I reposted to the MSA gallery the right way (I think) but it also brought the pic up on the latest gallery post thumbnail. Also it removed the link in my original message. So (should I do this I ask myself?) here's (http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29626&cat=508) the photo again, I hope in the right gallery.
Shoot, I just looked and it's still in the general gallery. This whole thing is just too darned complicated.
Sorry everyone.

John Bartley
11-13-2007, 02:16 PM
Ok, as the person who has been driving the MSA for the last few months I guess it's my turn to be miserable .... and hopefully


this will be the last post on this subject in this thread
no-one will feel that they have to prolong this pain any longer with a response
we can all get on with the MSA.




I know, permitting "entries" in the thread give a chance for Members to participate who, not being Subscribers, cannot post to the MSA Gallery.

This (quoted above) is exactly the reason for it. This is called being "inclusive", and I prefer inclusive, so this is how it will continue to be as long as I am organising it.


My feeling on that is "too bad". But I'll just go away because I find this "thread approach" with postings only 12 days into a 61 day period to be too "in your face".

As much as I dislike the idea of losing anyone from the MSA group, I'm thinking that it might be better if you do leave George. It's entirely up to you, but you are obviously not satisfied with the way it is run, yet you will not step up and run it yourself, even after having been invited to do so. You are certainly welcome back if you feel that we have an assignment that you can participate in without causing yourself any mental stress.

sign me "disappointed"

John

John Bartley
11-13-2007, 02:20 PM
I just deleted the photo from the general gallery which also deleted it from the MSA gallery. I didn't know that would happen. So I reposted to the MSA gallery the right way (I think) but it also brought the pic up on the latest gallery post thumbnail. Also it removed the link in my original message. So (should I do this I ask myself?) here's (http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29626&cat=508) the photo again, I hope in the right gallery.
Shoot, I just looked and it's still in the general gallery. This whole thing is just too darned complicated.
Sorry everyone.

Not to worry Jim ... and there's certainly nothing to apologise for. Please keep posting and linking ... the more the merrier and while we would prefer that photos be posted to the MSA galley, it's not absolutely necessary. Anywhere that you can upload the photos is fine as long as we have a post in this thread with a link so that we can look.

cheers eh? :)

Thomas Bertilsson
11-13-2007, 03:44 PM
Jim, I like your idea a lot. Very well thought out!
- Thomas

Thomas Bertilsson
11-13-2007, 03:58 PM
For the sake of simplicity I have also posted my image in the MSA gallery, so that last month's winner has less work to do when axing my contribution in favor of somebody else's... :)
I am terrible with not finding out the rules before I play.

http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29631&cat=508

- Thomas

jimagain
11-13-2007, 04:07 PM
Thanks John and Thomas. I appreciate your words.

John Bartley
11-23-2007, 12:58 PM
There's a couple of great new photos in the MSA gallery folks - have a look and don't be shy to add some of your own :).

cheers eh?

sly
11-23-2007, 01:31 PM
There have been some wonderful images posted to the galleries that could have been entered in the MSA. (Fer instance - Cosmonaut posted a couple yesterday.) Go ahead and make my job as this sessions judge really tough. Let's see some more great images entered!
Sly

Sanjay Sen
12-10-2007, 05:36 PM
I added my contribution to this MSA. Hopefully I will be able to add one more, provided the weather cooperates.


Best,
Sanjay

mabman
12-12-2007, 08:09 PM
Ooh! There are a couple of great portals in my downtown area - if the weather cooperates I'd love to participate... We'll have to see :)

John Bartley
12-25-2007, 03:03 PM
Hey folks - Merry Christmas to all :) !! I'm just back from Christmas lunch with my parents and thought I'd check out the gallery to see what's happening here .... WOW ... holy cow ... Sly, you've got your work cut for you don't ya' know?? There have been a lot of fabulous photos posted, in fact I don't see anything except great photos, and this is going to be one of the best and toughest to judge MSA sessions yet.

Thank you all !!

Keep 'em coming eh?

cheers

copake_ham
12-27-2007, 11:08 PM
To be honest - I can no longer figure out how The Gallery works!

I think I uploaded these threes shots for "Portals" but I'm not sure.

Oh, and it seems that my overall Gallery "allotment" is getting quite filled - yet it seem a real PIA to try and cull the pics!

Anyway, I posted these there (I think):

John Bartley
12-28-2007, 06:27 AM
Hey George,

Thank you for uploading these photos. I really like the photo of the woman with child under the stone arch. Is it in Mexico? or maybe Spain? The door knocker is great also. I can hear it thumping against the wood.

cheers