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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: Delamanda on May 13, 2012, 06:46:03 AM

Title: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Delamanda on May 13, 2012, 06:46:03 AM
I find some of the most intriguing images are "portraits" that don't have heads in them as the body language can speak volumes.  Therefore this week's comp is a headless portrait - posed or candid.  Post processing permitted.

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 14th May 2012 to 23:59 Sunday 20th May 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 21st May 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 22nd May 2012.
Winner to be announced Saturday 26th 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: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Reinardina on May 13, 2012, 07:34:18 AM
Original idea! In the almost forgotten past, I used to do many such portraits, I'll have to go back there, and do it on purpose now!
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Reinardina on May 16, 2012, 09:06:35 PM
After the colourful headless tourist I couldn't enter, because I shot him a day too early, here my actual entry.
In black and white (again), as it was almost a black and white photo anyway.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_DSC06781_enh_B_W_topaz.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11907)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 17, 2012, 07:41:30 AM
Might give this a wee go....my first time entering here. be interesting and a fun idea.
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Hinfrance on May 17, 2012, 08:04:53 AM
The more the merrier DD ;)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: jinky on May 17, 2012, 09:02:15 AM
I think I`ll find this one like tilting my camera - just against my nature but might give it a go. My mum used to always chop the heads off but then that was unplanned  ;)

Amother IE 9 issue for me these last 2 days - every time I type a response and press post I get a message saying IE cannot display the web page. If I hit back and do it three times it goes - you get anything like that Mick if reading?
Actually had to move over to firefox this time as it did ot work after 3 even. mmmm - seems ever since others questioned my use of IE it is going funny - is it a plot ? :D
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 17, 2012, 09:05:20 AM
Certainly a challenging idea, hope I can find the time and inspiration.  :tup:
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Reinardina on May 17, 2012, 08:03:45 PM
I think I`ll find this one like tilting my camera - just against my nature but might give it a go. My mum used to always chop the heads off but then that was unplanned  ;)

Amother IE 9 issue for me these last 2 days - every time I type a response and press post I get a message saying IE cannot display the web page. If I hit back and do it three times it goes - you get anything like that Mick if reading?
Actually had to move over to firefox this time as it did ot work after 3 even. mmmm - seems ever since others questioned my use of IE it is going funny - is it a plot ? :D

I'm using IE9 without any problems whatsoever. (That's probably testing fate!)

I actually shot off quite a few heads for this comp, but found this one 'said' the most. Edge of seat, slightly nervous and turned in the direction the bus was supposed to come from.
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Hinfrance on May 18, 2012, 07:21:51 AM
Eureka!

Well, maybe.

I have an idea. But like most of my ideas it might never take shape  ::)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Reinardina on May 18, 2012, 12:10:55 PM
Eureka!

Well, maybe.

I have an idea. But like most of my ideas it might never take shape  ::)

An idea is a good way to start H.
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 20, 2012, 01:19:01 PM
A quicky from me - difficult to find a title as the shot was not at bedtime.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_readinghead.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11940)

The Star
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: michaelb104 on May 20, 2012, 06:11:07 PM
Looks like we had the same idea Andy, this is my take on it and I had the buy the flowers to boot.........

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10256/normal_FlowerHead.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11947&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 20, 2012, 06:30:35 PM
If it had not been peeing down all day, I may have taken a shot with someones head in the engine compartment of our old banger, clutching a sledge hammer   ;D  (or a big pot of grease if I had one  :2funny:) - And with the house upside down due to the building work going on I guess I chose the quickest soft option, as we do not take a daily paper  ;).
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 20, 2012, 06:53:14 PM
Hubby was texting but after burning the candles a both ends yesterday, he was rather tired. He fell asleep mid text, his head dropped and well, I'm a photographer, would you have resisited???? Looks like he has a TV head!

This is my 1st entry on here so be gentle with me.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11291/normal_Texting.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11948)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: kerbside on May 20, 2012, 10:40:11 PM
Sorry But looks like I am a no show for this topic, just could not find the correct subject.

Nice to see you entering Chris, but be gentle with you, come on, you know a lot on here and what we are like.  ;)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 21, 2012, 09:41:51 AM
True....but i have been poorly in fact still am so sympathy votes appreciated
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Hinfrance on May 21, 2012, 01:26:03 PM
Loved your idea for the mechanic Andy - shame you couldn't find time to get a shot.

I had to do a bit of a rush job in between bursts of rain, but hey ho . .

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Headless-1871edit_flickr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=11954&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 21, 2012, 01:53:41 PM
I may still do it yet Howard as I have all the props and I'm sure the opportunity will arise  :knuppel2: :2funny:
Busy at the building work right now, as our little one is demanding her own bedroom, and is beginning to be a tidy upper thank heavens  8)
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 21, 2012, 03:23:31 PM
Some interesting takes on the theme. Very imaginative.
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Oldboy on May 21, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
Just put my entry in and stuck to the subject.  :o
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Delamanda on May 22, 2012, 07:13:54 AM
Thanks for that Oldboy!  Glad that I haven't had my breakfast yet ...
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: Reinardina on May 22, 2012, 07:55:18 AM
Just put my entry in and stuck to the subject.  :o

That's a bit drastic OB! You didn't have to go to those lengths!
Title: Re: Chat thread for weekly comp - HEADLESS PORTRAIT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 22, 2012, 10:00:03 PM
Just put my entry in and stuck to the subject.  :o

Did you do that to it? lol