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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    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!
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    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/showphot...66&ppuser=4256

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    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

    Great photo - I like the colours and the shadows.

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    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    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

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelygirl View Post
    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?

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    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!!
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    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.....
    W.A. Crider

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    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?

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