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Title: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Jediboy on June 07, 2014, 09:34:35 PM
This weeks theme is THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

The theme is open to interpretation, but the idea is for any photo taken outside. A broad theme, so think big.
No restrictions on PP.

This is the CHAT THREAD:

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 9th June 2014 to 23:59 Sunday 15th June 2014.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 16th June 2014.
Poll will be up Tuesday 17th June 2014.
Winner to be announced Saturday 21 June 2014.

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 - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 08, 2014, 03:09:11 PM
Mmm, this could be a bit of fun. Feel a bike ride coming on once my body has recovered from yesterdays walk round London with Eileen.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Reinardina on June 08, 2014, 05:01:55 PM
Mmm, this could be a bit of fun. Feel a bike ride coming on once my body has recovered from yesterdays walk round London with Eileen.

How is Eileen? I never really 'knew' her, as she disappeared around the time I became a more regular visitor here.  I do remember her photos though.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 08, 2014, 06:51:32 PM
Eileen is doing fine thank you. She is about to disappear to Tanzinia for 2 years with her work.

Eileen's trouble is 27 hours worth of work to do in every 24 hours. She's now mid learning to drive a car whilst doing her photography degree.
Hence her quietness here - something had to take a hit. Even her Flickr stuff is somewhat intermittent I think.

Anyway, better call time otherwise we'll be accused of going off thread  :-X
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Reinardina on June 08, 2014, 09:39:23 PM
If the weather holds, I can do this. Most of my shots are taken outdoors, though mainly the urban outdoors, not exactly the 'great.'
(When I was in the Peak district last Bank Holiday weekend, it bucketed down, so I did not really manage to have a go at landscapes, a genre that I have hardly ever tried my hand at.)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Jediboy on June 08, 2014, 10:35:31 PM
Personally I don't see a problem with urban outdoors R. I think the broader the better.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 09, 2014, 09:53:29 AM
If the weather holds, I can do this. Most of my shots are taken outdoors, though mainly the urban outdoors, not exactly the 'great.'
(When I was in the Peak district last Bank Holiday weekend, it bucketed down, so I did not really manage to have a go at landscapes, a genre that I have hardly ever tried my hand at.)

You need to open your eyes a bit more R.

I live in Ipswich, hardly a great place to visit or expect to find anything of worth as I often comment, but even in its urban state, it has some 'great outdoor' views.

Replace 'great outdoors' with 'great pic of something outdoors (not inside a building)' and I think you will see a whole range of photographic opportunities.

I'm just hoping the weather holds out for a bike ride because I have Suffolk to play with then, and Suffolk is the reason Ipswich is such a dump.
It is to provide the balance between beauty and ugly  :o
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Jediboy on June 09, 2014, 12:08:04 PM

Replace 'great outdoors' with 'great pic of something outdoors (not inside a building)' and I think you will see a whole range of photographic opportunities.



Yes. Exactly.  :tup:
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Reinardina on June 09, 2014, 05:46:47 PM
I do a lot of great urban outdoors Andrew. Thing is, when I think 'great outdoors' I think of wide landscapes, with not too many people, or no people at all. Vistas, mountain ranges, lakes. And if I have to have people, they ought to be salmon fishing, or wild water rafting, or maybe horse riding.You get my drift.

Our local Common is beautiful and large, but still 'hemmed in.'

But I hope to get a great picture of something outdoors. Weather permitting.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 12, 2014, 10:32:35 PM
I might have an entry, but if the site doesn't become a bit more responsive, I won't have time to submit it before Monday.
(been trying all day to get logged in and finally done it at 22:15  :()
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Reinardina on June 13, 2014, 08:01:08 AM
I might have an entry, but if the site doesn't become a bit more responsive, I won't have time to submit it before Monday.
(been trying all day to get logged in and finally done it at 22:15  :()

Monday is still okay to submit.

I probably won't have anything, as a festival I was going to 'do' this Saturday, has been cancelled. Which is good in a way, as I have to rest my leg after a minor 'procedure.'
And, I'm going away for three weeks on the 19th, so in case of a win, I would have had to delegate the thread and poll setting.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: spikeyjen on June 14, 2014, 05:11:08 AM
This is my local 'great outdoors'. (It's winter here)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11372/normal_The_country.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16023&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: DigiDiva on June 14, 2014, 03:47:37 PM
Everyone prefers their laundry dried outdoors. So here's mine

Drying Outdoors

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11291/normal_Drying_Outdoors%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16026&fullsize=1)

I took this as a bespoke image for my daughters bathroom. She has now decided she wants me to try a white background, turning the pants to B&W to see if she prefers that better! She must think I have nothing better to do!
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Beaux Reflets on June 14, 2014, 05:12:24 PM
Interesting interpretation on the theme DD
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Jediboy on June 14, 2014, 06:12:34 PM
That is different Chris. Wasn't expecting anything like that. But the idea was for anything outside, so well done for thinking outside the box!   :)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: DigiDiva on June 14, 2014, 10:35:58 PM
Or thinking outside the boxers!!!!

These were pegged outside with black card behind as a contrast. Every time I tried to plan this shot it was windy but today I managed a shot between the breezes. She's painted her bathroom all white and stuck black polka dots all around. Its very impressive and she's showing her artistic side. The red will be the only splash of colour in there. It's to be printed 20" x 16" in a huge black frame with a white mount. Can't wait to see it framed and hung. I tried the other way like she asked (white background, black & white pants) but it had no impact, didn't draw the eye in.

I'm getting rather busy with my art work and I will try to enter  the comp where the theme (like this one) will be fitting with my wall art project. There may be some weeks I miss, however which is a shame. I am going to apply to partially retire which will give me more photography time. Bring it on!
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Beaux Reflets on June 15, 2014, 04:03:44 PM
Hide and Seek, an Admiral game for The Great Outdoors  :D

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_hideandseek.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16035)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Jediboy on June 15, 2014, 08:35:11 PM
Saw this field on the way home from work the other morning.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Poppy_3.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16037&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: DigiDiva on June 16, 2014, 07:49:00 AM
Chris, I was looking through my archives last night and found some photos I took with my old canon 1000D and some were poppy fields. The colours at this time of year are stunning, I love the British countryside.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Hinfrance on June 16, 2014, 10:05:39 AM
I don't like the couple of efforts I attempted for this week's challenge, so there won't be an entry from me this time.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 17, 2014, 06:12:46 PM
I want to, but it just feels wrong voting for Chris's underwear  :-[

It's sort of a "strip IOTW competition" - the longer Chris goes without a win...

I'm worried, if she doesn't win, where will it all end?  :D
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: DigiDiva on June 17, 2014, 08:12:52 PM
Haha! You should see the attempt I did yesterday of making a 3D model of the world cup. I took it to work as a prize for the sweepstake and everyone couldn't believe how 'falic' it was!

Seriously, I'm not expecting any votes this week as it was quite 'thinking outside of the box(ers)' as far as the theme goes and as i said before, I will slip in the odd entry if an image I have taken can fit or loosely fit the theme to keep the numbers up,  or I can do a wall art image for the theme. Im hoping to enter most weeks but not every.

As Im looking to partially retire at the end of the year, I need to concentrate on my wall art images. Just sold 3 more and I need to build up a stock for ebay, craft fairs etc.

Im off to Tenerife on Saturday and get back early hours 6 July so I will be quiet the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Oldboy on June 17, 2014, 09:59:35 PM

Im off to Tenerife on Saturday and get back early hours 6 July so I will be quiet the next 2 weeks.

Have a great time but not too much wine!  ???
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: DigiDiva on June 17, 2014, 10:19:17 PM
Thanks, and I will (have too much wine)
Title: Re: Chat Thread - The Great Outdoors 9-15 June 2014
Post by: Andrew on June 20, 2014, 07:17:16 PM
Or better still - just do what ever you want - how will any of us be any the wiser about what you tell us?  ;)

Though people have ended up trending without realising it  :o