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Title: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on October 27, 2013, 10:40:43 AM
This week's theme is Autumn Gold

Any interpretation of the theme will be accepted from a glass of Cider to the bullion under your bed, leaves and trees accepted.

No restrictions on Post Processing. I think this offers possibilities in all sorts of 'photo styles and does not restrict anyone wherever they are in the world. If you choose an Autumn scene NO Reds or Oranges please.

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 28th October 2013 to 23:59 Sunday 3rd November 2013.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 4th November 2013.
Poll will be up Tuesday 5th November 2013.
Winner to be announced Saturday 9th November. 2013.

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

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Reinardina on October 27, 2013, 11:08:43 AM
If you go for a landscape, or trees in general, it may be difficult to avoid red and orange altogether.

With the weather forecast (for GB) as it is, the leaves, and even the trees, may be all on the ground by Monday afternoon, which will make it easier to get some golden stuff together.

I hope I'll manage an entry this time. Depends on the circumstances.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: DigiDiva on October 27, 2013, 11:43:44 AM
Autumn with no reds or oranges could be difficult..Autumn means reds and oranges, including the low sun. It also means the harvesting of apples, which usually means reds  in there somewhere. However, I do have an idea.

Isn't a glass of cider orange?

Hmmmmm interesting that you are challenging us, I like it! Very much.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on October 27, 2013, 12:17:47 PM
As long as the major colour is gold/yellowish i will be happy. Went to Westonbirt Arboretum and you can get golden yellows as your main colour, anyway as said, anything Golden (thats the get out clause), could be your Grandmothers wedding ring, just titled it Autumn Gold as it is the end of Autumn.
Chris Cider down here can be anything from a shade of yellow to greenish to Orange, not sure about op north.
Have Fun. :legit: 
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Oldboy on October 27, 2013, 09:15:57 PM
Look out for Beech tree leaves, as they go golden before they drop.  :tup:
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: spikeyjen on October 27, 2013, 09:55:28 PM
Mmmm bit of a tough one over here... might have to stick withe word GOLD rather than the AUTUMN.
thinking cap on......
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on October 27, 2013, 10:14:00 PM
Spikeyjen, that's why I gave the alternative as Gold, I think after tonight as there is ment to be a large storm coming from the West the only thing around here will be gold rings etc: would think all the leaves will be long gone.
As said anything Golden is fine.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Hinfrance on October 28, 2013, 07:44:22 AM
I feel for you Jeff - you seem to be having a lot of trouble getting a simple concept across  ::)

Now, where did I put that survival blanket that some charity or other sent to me with a free pen . . . ?
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on October 28, 2013, 10:14:31 AM
I feel for you Jeff - you seem to be having a lot of trouble getting a simple concept across  ::)

Now, where did I put that survival blanket that some charity or other sent to me with a free pen . . . ?

Yep, looks like that, if you can get a picture of Autumn colours IN GOLD then fine :tup: if not ANYTHING ELSE GOLDEN, Simple or is it me. :-\
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: spikeyjen on October 30, 2013, 09:16:47 AM
Looking out the window last night and this was the color just before sunset. It's spring here so I can't claim 'Autumn Gold' but the light was golden

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11372/normal_golden_light.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14678&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on October 30, 2013, 12:48:47 PM
spikeyjen, now that's the sort of picture that you can get instead of a leaf thing, liking this.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: kerbside on November 01, 2013, 05:05:04 PM
May use this image for the comp

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_Untitled-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14702&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Hinfrance on November 02, 2013, 04:27:30 PM
I've got a plan, and another plan if that one doesn't work. won't be posting until Monday though - too busy to edit it tomorrow.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Reinardina on November 02, 2013, 05:23:33 PM
Having spent half the day trekking to and from hospital the last fortnight (then you do realise how handy a driving licence is), I did not get much chance of taking photographs, even though I did have my camera with me at times.

So, this might have been my entry:

Room with no view.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Room_with_no_view_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14711&fullsize=1)

I thought this a bit too stark, with no real focal point, so I collected some leaves when I got off the bus one evening, and played with one of those. I managed to get this 'Goldleaf.'

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Gold_leaf_cr_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14712&fullsize=1)

Thank goodness, hubby was discharged yesterday and, good wife that I am, I abandoned him for a few hours and went to see the interactive digital light show 'Strange Attractors.' It rained of course, and I 'caught' this couple sheltering under a golden fringed tree.

So this 'Natural Umbrella' is my entry.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Naturel_umbrella_extra_gold_res_sh.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14713&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Matthew on November 03, 2013, 04:35:38 PM
I'm in, thanks Reinardina for the heads up  :tup:
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: DigiDiva on November 03, 2013, 06:35:09 PM
I think I have an entry from my one time out with camera, on Monday. It won't be a strong contender but it will make up the numbers
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: michaelb104 on November 03, 2013, 06:47:42 PM
Sorry no entry from me this weekend, I just have not had time to take my camera out of its bag. 

The entries so far are going to make it difficult deciding on where to place my vote!!
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Reinardina on November 03, 2013, 07:16:10 PM
I'm in, thanks Reinardina for the heads up  :tup:

That's great Matthew.
Now you only have to convince your fellow camera club members to join CC and enter too.

It'll give you something else to talk about at club meetings.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Reinardina on November 03, 2013, 07:24:47 PM
I think I have an entry from my one time out with camera, on Monday. It won't be a strong contender but it will make up the numbers

Chris, don't be put off entering a still life, if that was what you were planning.
They're bl**dy good and attractive, don't be stopped by my earlier remarks.

Do your own thing!

Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: DigiDiva on November 03, 2013, 09:02:24 PM
Thanks Reinardina but I hadn't planned on a still life for this theme. I went out to my local park and got some lovely autumn shots, just most had reds and oranges in. I had an idea for a b&w conversion but when I tried my idea it lost its impact. I just need to do a little post processing then will enter it tomorrow.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: SimonW on November 03, 2013, 09:25:48 PM
I went out and took a few autumn shots early in the week, reds, browns and rather more greens than I expected or wanted - certainly no good for this comp. And now rather overtaken by events, might put in a shot of something gold-coloured taken at my society's annual exhibition. It might generate some interest though unlikely to win a vote.
Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Reinardina on November 03, 2013, 10:25:51 PM
Thanks Reinardina but I hadn't planned on a still life for this theme. I went out to my local park and got some lovely autumn shots, just most had reds and oranges in. I had an idea for a b&w conversion but when I tried my idea it lost its impact. I just need to do a little post processing then will enter it tomorrow.

The leaf I turned into 'Goldleaf, was red and green. Used filters to change the appearance and colour.
Can't you change the park shots into a 'fairy tale' type of wood by using filters? Any amount of pp allowed after all.

Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: DigiDiva on November 04, 2013, 08:56:07 AM
I can't choose between these:

Title: Re: CHAT Thread for weekly competition "Autumn Gold" 28th October - 4th November
Post by: Hinfrance on November 04, 2013, 10:07:33 AM
Well, plan A didn't pan out. Luckily there was a plan B. Which also didn't happen due to a critical shortage of the relevant prop.  So I'm in with plan C, Golden Tones:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Golden_Tones_HWK57947_flickr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=14727&fullsize=1)

I do like this cheap Les Paul copy - it is such a gorgeous colour, and it plays and sounds far better than it has any right to considering :)