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Title: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on January 28, 2010, 09:12:43 PM
I have decided to start a one pic a week project so I obviously need 52 subject ............................
So your tasks is to give me 52 topics, (just so I cant make  a topic suit a picture I have shot that week ) which I will start from the first week of February and post the pics on Flickr (and link from here) for you to comment, laugh at or ridicule, however you see fit. I will only use pics taken that week for that subject and if it happens to  coincide with the weekly comp topic, I will not use the same photo.
So good people of CC do your best
Thank you all so much Irv
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: greypoint on January 28, 2010, 10:19:17 PM
Mmm ...just 52....that should be easy enough :2funny:
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: skellum on January 28, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
I once produced a calender called " Images of the North West " and may do it again this year on a larger scale so thats one picture a month. But if I want it published for 2011 I will have to look for 6 pictures from last year to meet a mid year deadline for printing or leave it for 2012 which locally is " Preston Guild " year which only happens every 20 years..........but then thats 12 pictures of Preston which won't be easy.... :legit:
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: Trickee on January 28, 2010, 11:16:31 PM
ok irv here goes

first subject from me is to capture the reflection of people walking in front of a glass building, calling the subject movement.
hope thats the kind of thing you mean.

regards

trickee
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: oRGie on January 28, 2010, 11:28:03 PM
What about the weekly comp subjects ;)
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: John Doyle2 on January 29, 2010, 05:58:30 AM
How about London underground stations! Even the mainline stations, plenty to choose from there! You may even be entertained by busybody security berks! ::) Anyway good luck in your endevour. Best regards
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: ABERS on January 29, 2010, 08:41:28 AM
Just an idea that I've been toying with over the past couple of years but disregarded due to time restraints, (and laziness  :o).

You have good mobility around town with your work, both in the centre and around the outskirts, which would allow you to perhaps plan the following over the course of the year.

There are many fine public works of art both ancient and modern in the form of statues, memorials, plaques, fountains, gates, building cladding  etc. etc. throughout London, some blatantly obvious some little known (a little research here) that would make an interesting portfolio over the course of 12 months.

All the sites have the advantage of being fixed and always there not like an event which is transitory.

E.G.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_mask-border-Edit.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/mask-border-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on January 31, 2010, 11:11:03 PM
Thanks for the ideas guys.
 I am going to start off with Trickee's topic  :beer: for this coming week then Abers's idea for the following week and I will come calling to you guys to give me a subject  to follow on from then
@ orgie I did think of using the comp subjects but thought it would be better to keep them separate
@ John I really don't like (or really use ) public transport to be honest I try to keep well clear of it unless I have to use it :)
@Alan interesting and certainly something worth thinking about  :tup: I will have to put some prior planning into it, to not do the obvious but certainly an idea worth investigating
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 05, 2010, 11:28:12 PM
Here is my first image only 51 more to go
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28817028@N06/4330619835/
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on February 06, 2010, 12:26:10 AM
Cracking shot and reflection. What surprises me is she didn't spot you.  :tup:
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: DavidHammond on February 09, 2010, 10:07:42 PM
I've been thinking of doing a project, giving me something to work towards, rather than just snapping away.

I was thinking of a general subject of "people". Try capturing the various people around, the poor, the rich, the happy, the sad. Just to see if I can do it really. Again, though it's all about time.  :-[
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: Trickee on February 10, 2010, 12:09:09 AM
great reflective shot irv- you have set me thinking about a project like yours but work constraints make opportunities limited unless it was a study of 52 weeks at work :'( :2funny:
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 10, 2010, 07:04:28 AM

I've been thinking of doing a project, giving me something to work towards, rather than just snapping away.

I was thinking of a general subject of "people". Try capturing the various people around, the poor, the rich, the happy, the sad. Just to see if I can do it really. Again, though it's all about time. 

great reflective shot irv- you have set me thinking about a project like yours but work constraints make opportunities limited unless it was a study of 52 weeks at work

David you are welcome to join in with me on this challenge anytime you want I am hoping to get other people to suggest the topics but I'll pick something if not (or you could)
 
Trickee that could work you know maybe capturing the same scene as the different weeks and months roll by!

I need a topic for the third week guys so get your thinking caps on ;)
Title: Re: I want to do a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 12, 2010, 08:32:49 PM
A link to week 2 of my 52week challenge a piece of public art/statue/building
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4351379279_1d17671a76_o.jpg
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 19, 2010, 09:07:28 PM
Week 3 and my challenge was to take a portrait shot of a stranger which I finally succeeded to today
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4370605885_34e05251dc.jpg
any suggestions for next week?
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on February 19, 2010, 09:41:05 PM
Cracking shot and expression on that lady.  ;D
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: ABERS on February 19, 2010, 10:11:03 PM
That's a cracker of a portrait Irv. The lady's personality shines through, she looks like someone who has a great joy of life.
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Sarasocke on February 19, 2010, 10:28:17 PM
Excellent portrait Irv!

Which lense did you use? Did you get chatting to her at all?
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: hevans on February 19, 2010, 10:39:55 PM
Week 3 and my challenge was to take a portrait shot of a stranger which I finally succeeded to today
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4370605885_34e05251dc.jpg
any suggestions for next week?

Nice shot, right up there with an Aberism...if it was in B+W. :-)

Ideas for next week: London bus at night with light trails?

H.
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 20, 2010, 04:48:22 PM
Thanks for your nice comment everyone :tup:
@carol - It was my 50mm f1.8 which I am trying to use more often.
I chatted with her for ten mins or so as she was waiting for her friends to come from getting something to eat and she was saying about how they travel the country on a canal barge, just stop off where they want and do whatever they please 8)
Thanks H for your suggestion for next week, I'll have a look at converting it  :beer:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on February 27, 2010, 11:32:54 PM
Week 4 and with the crappy weather all week down here, I had to wait till yesterday (Friday) before I could get out to do this weeks challenge but I think it was worth it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4393419600_6b00ea3344_b.jpg
I'm open to offers for next weeks subject :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2010, 10:11:13 AM
Week 4 and with the crappy weather all week down here, I had to wait till yesterday (Friday) before I could get out to do this weeks challenge but I think it was worth it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4393419600_6b00ea3344_b.jpg

DUDE!!!
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Al Birmingham on February 28, 2010, 07:04:55 PM
Respect fella, that's a nice shot.
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: picsfor on February 28, 2010, 07:26:13 PM
how about something with the sun in it - if you can catch it shining  8)
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Al Birmingham on February 28, 2010, 07:43:54 PM
What about "Misery"?
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: ABERS on February 28, 2010, 10:10:34 PM
Light trails par Excellance Irv. :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on March 03, 2010, 02:48:16 PM
how about something with the sun in it - if you can catch it shining  8)
Had the day off today to take one of my lads to Gatwick airport and consequently missed a great sunrise but went for a long walk with the dog and managed to get this after a bit of work to get it back to how I saw it.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4403362853_a59ee91df2_b.jpg
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on March 03, 2010, 11:51:32 PM
Cracking couple of shots irv. Like the angle of the second shot towards the sun.  ;D
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on March 12, 2010, 10:12:12 PM
What about "Misery"?
I had the idea for this one pretty much right away -unusually for me. I wanted to show the seedier side of life but never really got the opportunity, then I saw this with the post in the middle and tried my best to do it without the homeless guys seeing me - I did talk to them after and took a couple of posed pics that I'll post soon. Not sure of the b/w conversion though!
Thanks for looking :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on March 13, 2010, 02:52:56 PM
Oops forgot to put in the link  :-[
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4428024050_2de7b83636_b.jpg
I am open to suggestions for next week   :beer:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Al Birmingham on March 13, 2010, 04:37:31 PM
My first thouht here was "Oh, a picture of a post". Then I studied it a bit more and it grew on me. I like that the post represents the divide between people going to work and the homeless. I also like the conversion - a good degree of contrast.

For next week, what about "Wealth"
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on March 13, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Cracking shot and composition irv_b. The post splits the people going somewhere and the chaps who have nowhere to go.  ;D
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on March 21, 2010, 04:13:09 PM
This week with me not feeling that great is a bit of a weak effort
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4451014034_9585bbfa6e_b.jpg
thanks for taking the time to look
Irv
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Graham on March 21, 2010, 04:27:26 PM
This week with me not feeling that great is a bit of a weak effort
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4451014034_9585bbfa6e_b.jpg
thanks for taking the time to look
Irv
      Oh yes, the bank of choice for royalty and plumbers!  :2funny:
                           Graham.
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on March 28, 2010, 05:07:50 PM
This week my wife told me to try to get a shot of someone or something depicting "fun" (due to me being a grumpy git with man flu last week ;D )
This is my effort which I could resist when I stumbled across it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4470332936_093e7136c8_b.jpg
Suggestions for next week anyone!
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on March 28, 2010, 11:35:27 PM
Two cracking shots there irv_b. Love the composition on the Coutts shot as it's well thought out. One the second I love the Wicked poster in relations to what the ladies are wearing. Well spotted.  ;D
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Al Birmingham on April 08, 2010, 09:44:37 PM
I like the bank shot too, simple and elegant. looking forward to the next photo!
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on April 08, 2010, 10:52:04 PM
Thanks guys for your comments :tup:
I thought that I would update monthly rather than post each week even though the pics will be put on Flickr weekly!
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on May 02, 2010, 09:20:54 PM
Here are the latest few from my 52  feel free to comment good or bad
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4490637746_01f2466ea5_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4511575334_0e15a9953a_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4531278468_49b3b32df4_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4550452517_2a823f881b_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/4571746714_45b6ecba9d_b.jpg
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Sandy on May 02, 2010, 09:55:26 PM
Lovely shots just surprised you are still here to take photos after seeing the train one. How near were you standing?

Sandy
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on May 02, 2010, 11:11:33 PM
Five cracking shots irv_b. Love the last one and clever use of the light behind the subject.  :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project (still)
Post by: irv_b on August 24, 2010, 09:10:09 PM
I am still steadfastly doing my 52 week project.Click the link, then click on the next button to go through to the the shots I have produced since the last time I posted about it on here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28817028@N06/4616560922/in/set-72157623228238107
 Thanks very much for looking and commenting
 
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Oldboy on August 24, 2010, 09:27:54 PM
Another cracking series of shots Irv. Love the sunset and the man in the rain. The one that I think is outstanding is the Fern shot, as it has great composition, colours and impact.  :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Graham on August 25, 2010, 06:12:33 AM
 Some really good strong stuff in there Irv. I particularly like the steel band pic and the bloke in the rain.
                        Graham.  :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: ABERS on August 25, 2010, 07:23:32 AM
The 'Rain Man' is outstanding, a great slice of life. Look forward to the next 25 or so! :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: Eileen on August 25, 2010, 07:05:37 PM
Very nice work Irv. I also liked the rain man and steel band image a lot.  :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on August 25, 2010, 08:43:16 PM
Many thanks for all of your comments guys :tup:
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: picsfor on August 26, 2010, 03:21:50 PM
Week 4 and with the crappy weather all week down here, I had to wait till yesterday (Friday) before I could get out to do this weeks challenge but I think it was worth it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4393419600_6b00ea3344_b.jpg

DUDE!!!
I'm with Jonathan, though to be honest, i'm rather enjoying the project. I hope at the end of the year you'll take some time out to make a photo book from the pictures...
Title: Re: I am doing a 52 week project
Post by: irv_b on August 26, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
Week 4 and with the crappy weather all week down here, I had to wait till yesterday (Friday) before I could get out to do this weeks challenge but I think it was worth it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4393419600_6b00ea3344_b.jpg

DUDE!!!
I'm with Jonathan, though to be honest, i'm rather enjoying the project. I hope at the end of the year you'll take some time out to make a photo book from the pictures...
Thanks Andrew. That's an idea that I didn't think of doing but will definitely look at!  :tup: