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copake_ham
12-28-2007, 10:14 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

Hi John,

Mexico - at an old monastery (now museum) near Oaxaca.

I have tons of "door" pics. I never realized how often I shoot them until this assignment. Not sure why....

jimagain
12-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Wow! There are some awesome images here. Sly I wouldn't want your job right now for a million bucks. Well...maybe a million, but not a dollar less:)

MattKing
12-29-2007, 02:15 PM
I've uploaded my entry. I took a bit of a different approach. I'm interested to see what others might think.

http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30935&limit=1

Matt

sly
12-30-2007, 09:34 AM
Last two days for entries into the MSA "Portals". It's already going to be ridiculously tough to make a choice - but I'm game for one or two more entries. Glutton for punishment me. Sly

Fintan
12-30-2007, 09:44 AM
I've never entered one, can someone point me to the rules.
Thanks
Fintan

sly
12-30-2007, 09:54 AM
Uh-ho! Fintan's going to enter!
Just go to the 1st page of this thread.
Look forward to seeing your submission.
Sly

Andy K
12-30-2007, 10:09 AM
Ok, I've had a go too. Only photograph I have of a 'portal' shot this past month.

Schlapp
12-30-2007, 10:28 AM
I did one too :-)

John Bartley
12-30-2007, 07:40 PM
I posted my contribution to the "Portals" theme today. It's a non-competing entry because it's an old photo and I can't remember what I did to the scan (I do know that it's a print scan). Photos don't normally cause me any mental stress - I can take 'em or leave 'em, but this one bothers me because I can't seem to get the photo that I visualise when I'm set up on site. This was a 4"x5" negative enlarged, but I think my next (and final!) attempt will be an 8"x10" contact print.

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

cheers eh?

copake_ham
12-30-2007, 10:29 PM
Great shot, John.

Wow - it's great to see the oft-neglected MSA get so much attention.

Sly, you have your work cut out for you.

Síle
12-31-2007, 08:20 PM
Ok .. first time to do it, but I uploaded to the gallery for the MSA.. It's from the first Apug Ireland outing.. here's to many more..

Happy New Year folks... hope it's everything you wish for..

Síle

Jon King
12-31-2007, 09:19 PM
I posted 2 photos that fit this theme. The Mission San Jose photo I used as my postcard in the current postcard exchange. These are older pics, so not really in the assignment, but I'm glad I found this thread, and will try for the next one

John Bartley
01-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Ok folks, it appears that we have concluded another session of The Monthly Shooting Assignment, and the flood of submissions was stupendous!! I think we all deserve to give ourselves a big round of applause for a session well done, and if your family thinks you're a bit strange for sitting in front of the computer applauding ... don't worry about it, just explain that there's someone else a couple of thousand miles away applauding with you:).

Sly is deliberating (or so the PM said - I think it was excuse to go out on New Years Eve...) and says we should expect a decision in a few days ... and ... am I ever glad it's Sly doing the deliberating and not me!!

So, stay tuned for an announcement some time this coming weekend ... there's a "victim" being picked right now...:)

cheers eh?

John Bartley
01-05-2008, 06:35 AM
So ........ I've just heard from Sly ........ and the announcement regarding who is who in the victim .... errr .... winners lineup is going to happen any time now .... a decision has been made.



Take it away Sly !!

sly
01-05-2008, 11:13 AM
Whew!! I've picked a winner, but it's been tough. So many great entries in this recent MSA.
The winner is ...(drumroll)... AJ Miller for "Manoune's Door". I find the nice soft colour appealing and the small wedge of bright light invites me in.
In very,very close; right on the heels of the winner; all jostling together at the finish line were Bertus - for both "Ruin Portal" and "Trainworkshop"; Matt King for "Portal of a Different Sort"; Film Sprocket for "Al to Betty Portal"; Goros for "Porter's Portal"; Barbara Ann for "Gate"; and Thomas Bertilsson for "Time Portal".

Congratulations AJ. I look forward to the the one that you'll pick for the spring.

Sly

Marc Akemann
01-05-2008, 04:26 PM
Whew!! I've picked a winner, but it's been tough. So many great entries in this recent MSA.
The winner is ...(drumroll)... AJ Miller for "Manoune's Door". I find the nice soft colour appealing and the small wedge of bright light invites me in.
In very,very close; right on the heels of the winner; all jostling together at the finish line were Bertus - for both "Ruin Portal" and "Trainworkshop"; Matt King for "Portal of a Different Sort"; Film Sprocket for "Al to Betty Portal"; Goros for "Porter's Portal"; Barbara Ann for "Gate"; and Thomas Bertilsson for "Time Portal".
Congratulations AJ. I look forward to the the one that you'll pick for the spring.
Sly

Nice choice Sly! I like that image a lot, too. Not only was Manoune's door beautifully photographed, but I was also curious about the other portal to the left of Manoune's door. In any case, you couldn't have gone wrong with any of the others, either. Many excellent photos!

Marc

MattKing
01-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Thanks sly - good choice, and a great idea for a subject too!

Matt

John Bartley
01-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Thank you to all who participated in this latest MSA theme. Thank you to Sly for taking on the job of judging and for picking a great theme. Film Sprocket should be along any time now with the theme for the Jan/Feb 2008 MSA, so have a look eh?

AJ, I'll be in touch with you to arrange your March/April MSA session.

cheers

ajmiller
01-18-2008, 03:33 AM
John, apologies just catching up here and saw the result. Thanks Sly for choosing Manoune's door. There were some great entries in this assignment, well done to everyone.

thanks again

Tony