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Title: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 06, 2012, 10:33:39 AM
A lot of photos at the moment are rain dominated, but even if you wouldn't think it, it is spring. So, my thoughts duly turned to love. (At least, I read recently that thoughts 'automatically' turn to love in spring.)
So this week's brief is 'Love.'  Interpret it as widely as you wish, including lust if you wish to photograph the 'rape on the duckpond.'


Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 7th of May 2012 to 23:59 Sunday 13th May 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 14th May 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 15th May 2012. (I hope!)
Winner to be announced Saturday 19th May 2012.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...
By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 10, 2012, 10:49:50 AM
Love and Devotion.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_DSC06370_enh_B_W_2_borderless_3.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11859)
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: SimonW on May 10, 2012, 08:09:10 PM
It was either this or a table-top shot I shot earlier.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10222/normal__IGP6784Rs_pigeons_in_love.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11869&fullsize=1)
Making love in the rain
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Delamanda on May 13, 2012, 08:03:13 AM
Young Love

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10312/normal_CC_2012__19_LR.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11881&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: kerbside on May 13, 2012, 07:21:18 PM
Venus and Cupid

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_lovers.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11883&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 14, 2012, 08:19:13 AM
Head Over Heels

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_prov.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11889)
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Hinfrance on May 14, 2012, 12:59:14 PM
The Gift of a Rose

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Rose-1755_1_v2.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11893&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Entries thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Oldboy on May 14, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
Family Love:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10149/normal_DSC_1833_Family.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11894&fullsize=1)

Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 15, 2012, 10:39:07 AM
Help needed!

Managed to get the pictures in the poll this time. Still looks very amateurish, but it's a major step forward.

However, Howard's 'Rose' does not appear as a photo. Can someone please correct that for me? I don't know where I went wrong here.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 15, 2012, 10:41:19 AM
Wait a second, I spotted something! Maybe I can rectify it myself.

Two minutes later:
No, it wasn't that. So please can someone correct it for me?
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Hinfrance on May 15, 2012, 10:48:52 AM
I'm on it . .

Sorted - just a few missing brackets and break commands.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 15, 2012, 10:58:07 AM
I'm on it . .

Sorted - just a few missing brackets and break commands.

I did spot one bracket hadn't been copied, but did not see the other 'missing links.'
Well, if they were missing, I wouldn't see them obviously.

Thanks Howard!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: DigiDiva on May 15, 2012, 09:17:58 PM
My 1st vote in the CC forum...made me giggle..I don't really understand the birds and the bees when it comes to birds........
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 19, 2012, 12:38:10 PM
Oh dear. Officially I have to declare the winner, as I set the subject and poll.
So here goes: The Winner is Reinardina, with her shot of true love!

Thank you all, who voted for me. Lots of votes this time, is this a sign of good things to come? More people joining in? Let's hope so.

New topic will be up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 19, 2012, 01:55:11 PM
Congratulations Reinardina  :tup:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Hinfrance on May 19, 2012, 03:42:49 PM
That was a bit of a whitewash, wasn't it. Well done.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 19, 2012, 03:55:48 PM
That was a bit of a whitewash, wasn't it. Well done.

Thank you H. Results like this normally happen to others, and I'm thrilled to bits it happened to me this time!
Have to keep it up now, I suppose ... At least try to.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 19, 2012, 03:57:25 PM
Congratulations Reinardina  :tup:

Thanks Andy!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Oldboy on May 19, 2012, 04:11:45 PM
At least I came second!  :wtf:

Well done Reinardina.  :tup:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 19, 2012, 04:52:17 PM
At least I came second!  :wtf:

Well done Reinardina.  :tup:

You did OB, and with twice the number of votes as the numbers three!
Thanks for the 'well done.'
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: michaelb104 on May 19, 2012, 11:42:07 PM
Well done Re!!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 20, 2012, 07:29:11 AM
Thanks Mike!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: ABERS on May 20, 2012, 07:57:46 AM
Knew this was a winner when I saw it on Flickr, nothing to do with a competition. As I said then, you're getting the hang of it in a big way. Congrats R  :tup:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Graham on May 20, 2012, 08:10:05 AM
  It's just a great pic. I think it's the eye contact between the two that does it.
                 Graham.  :tup:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 20, 2012, 08:51:50 AM
Knew this was a winner when I saw it on Flickr, nothing to do with a competition. As I said then, you're getting the hang of it in a big way. Congrats R  :tup:

Thanks Alan. Your reaction on Flickr was a major boost to my confidence.

It was one of my lucky days. Because of my poor eyesight, I only 'see' things when they're right in front of me, and then I'm often too close to take a photograph.

In this case, man and dog were walking ahead of me. Bit scary really; big man and a dog with a very sturdy collar and chain. Till we all stood and waited for the lights to change, and I saw the dog look up with such an adoring expression on his face, that I knew I had to have that! Of course I was too late.

We continued in the same direction, camera ready to catch the moment, and to my delight, he sat down on a bench and they started their 'conversation.' All my birthdays at once: a (more or less) static subject (and a big one!), oozing tenderness.


  It's just a great pic. I think it's the eye contact between the two that does it.
                 Graham.  :tup:

Thank you Graham. It was the utter devotion that attracted my attention.

Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Graham on May 20, 2012, 02:24:34 PM
Knew this was a winner when I saw it on Flickr, nothing to do with a competition. As I said then, you're getting the hang of it in a big way. Congrats R  :tup:

Thanks Alan. Your reaction on Flickr was a major boost to my confidence.

It was one of my lucky days. Because of my poor eyesight, I only 'see' things when they're right in front of me, and then I'm often too close to take a photograph.

In this case, man and dog were walking ahead of me. Bit scary really; big man and a dog with a very sturdy collar and chain. Till we all stood and waited for the lights to change, and I saw the dog look up with such an adoring expression on his face, that I knew I had to have that! Of course I was too late.

We continued in the same direction, camera ready to catch the moment, and to my delight, he sat down on a bench and they started their 'conversation.' All my birthdays at once: a (more or less) static subject (and a big one!), oozing tenderness.


  It's just a great pic. I think it's the eye contact between the two that does it.
                 Graham.  :tup:

Thank you Graham. It was the utter devotion that attracted my attention.

  That's the secret. Recognising when a pic is about to happen and pursuing it.  :tup:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 20, 2012, 02:34:28 PM
The composition lines, curves and form are cracking too, making the photo really gel into the gem shot  :tup: Now you have got to seek the next one Reinardina  ;D
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: irv_b on May 20, 2012, 03:01:54 PM
Can I add my congrats to a wonderful shot Rei. All that has been said before me, sums it up a treat well done.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 20, 2012, 03:19:58 PM
You can Irv. And thank you.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 21, 2012, 07:35:21 AM
Knew this was a winner when I saw it on Flickr, nothing to do with a competition. As I said then, you're getting the hang of it in a big way. Congrats R  :tup:

Thanks Alan. Your reaction on Flickr was a major boost to my confidence.

It was one of my lucky days. Because of my poor eyesight, I only 'see' things when they're right in front of me, and then I'm often too close to take a photograph.

In this case, man and dog were walking ahead of me. Bit scary really; big man and a dog with a very sturdy collar and chain. Till we all stood and waited for the lights to change, and I saw the dog look up with such an adoring expression on his face, that I knew I had to have that! Of course I was too late.

We continued in the same direction, camera ready to catch the moment, and to my delight, he sat down on a bench and they started their 'conversation.' All my birthdays at once: a (more or less) static subject (and a big one!), oozing tenderness.


  It's just a great pic. I think it's the eye contact between the two that does it.
                 Graham.  :tup:

Thank you Graham. It was the utter devotion that attracted my attention.

  That's the secret. Recognising when a pic is about to happen and pursuing it.  :tup:

I'm getting better at recognising possible shots, but only if they are within focus range, which, in my case, is more or less under my feet! But I'm lucky to have a photographer friend, and when we're out together occasionally, he acts as a 'spotter.' Makes life a lot easrier.

The composition lines, curves and form are cracking too, making the photo really gel into the gem shot  :tup: Now you have got to seek the next one Reinardina  ;D

That was pure luck Andy. The way things were, I had to shoot from where I stood, and could not really walk round a few times to get the best composition. By the time I finished, the dog was looking at me, and the spell was broken.
And I'm always seeking the next one. Finding it is the problem!
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: DigiDiva on May 21, 2012, 03:27:02 PM
Well done Reinardina - a true whitewash. You must be pleased. I like the new theme you have set and have an idea already.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 21, 2012, 04:47:31 PM
Thanks. I am pleased, especially with the shot.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Delamanda on May 21, 2012, 06:06:24 PM
Well done Reinardina!  What a runaway win!  Have you set a new record?
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 21, 2012, 07:11:38 PM
Well done Reinardina!  What a runaway win!  Have you set a new record?

Thanks Del. Had a quick run through the last five or six polls, and it may well be a new record.
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Oldboy on May 21, 2012, 07:43:13 PM
Well done Reinardina!  What a runaway win!  Have you set a new record?

Thanks Del. Had a quick run through the last five or six polls, and it may well be a new record.

No, a record is a flat circular disk with a hole in it!  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Entries and POLL thread for weekly competition: Love.
Post by: Reinardina on May 21, 2012, 09:12:48 PM
Well done Reinardina!  What a runaway win!  Have you set a new record?

Thanks Del. Had a quick run through the last five or six polls, and it may well be a new record.

No, a record is a flat circular disk with a hole in it!  :2funny: :2funny:

Hats off to your senior wisdom!  ;D