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Title: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Hinfrance on September 07, 2014, 08:30:47 AM
CHAT THREAD

FLOWERS - Weekly competition 30 August - 7 September 2014

It's about time we had some culture here . . . probably. So this week's challenge is to photograph a flower or a few flowers in a fine art kind of a way: you know, a single lily on a plain field, that sort of thing. Be as arty as you can and let your imagination run wild.

No restrictions on PP.

Pictures to be taken between posting time  Saturday 7th September 2014 to 23:59 Sunday 14th September 2014.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 15th September 2014.
Poll will be up Tuesday 16th September 2014.
Winner to be announced Saturday 20th September 2014.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on, or before 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 date at which the new topic is set xx to Sunday xx
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Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: kerbside on September 07, 2014, 10:10:28 AM
Thats a blooming good topic  :2funny:
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 07, 2014, 10:18:18 AM
C'mon all you 'budding' entrants....
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Reinardina on September 07, 2014, 05:13:21 PM
I'd love to have a go at this, but time is not on my side. I may have to be a wall flower.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Oldboy on September 07, 2014, 06:04:50 PM
I may have to be a wall flower.
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: kerbside on September 10, 2014, 10:42:25 PM
We'll I have taken and processed a few shots tonight, whether they are fine art or not remains to be seen.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Reinardina on September 11, 2014, 07:54:15 AM
We'll I have taken and processed a few shots tonight, whether they are fine art or not remains to be seen.

It's all in the eye of the beholder.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: kerbside on September 11, 2014, 08:16:22 PM
Well i am away all weekend at a VW show so early entry from me, it could change but in with this for now.

Not sure how fine art it is mind you.

Blue

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_fine_art_flower.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16540&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 11, 2014, 08:56:33 PM
Jeff, very arty
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: kerbside on September 11, 2014, 10:04:29 PM
Chris, tried to keep the picture as light as poss: not too dark, hopefully it works.

Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: jinky on September 11, 2014, 10:50:39 PM
Not sure if I will have time to do another or stick with this one. I know it`s early for this theme but loved the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London installation so much had to do something with one of my images. Not sure if this one is a fair entry as I took a shot of an old war  book  poster I had to get the outline then used my own full poppy shot  transposed to get this. Might need something more I think or might get a more fine art type entry together at the weekend but just in case. If my picture of another image is unfair you feel comment and I`ll withdraw it.
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10154/normal_Poppies2.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16555&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Hinfrance on September 12, 2014, 02:52:24 PM
We've had guests with us all week, and they've just gone home. The only flower we had about the place was this rose on it's last legs:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_End_of_the_Rose-DSCF0854.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16556&fullsize=1)

I decided to muck about with the little Fuji and a flash. I've been dead lazy editing it too - just used Lightroom.

If I can get a better subject over the weekend I might have another go, but this is it for now. :)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: spikeyjen on September 13, 2014, 09:41:00 AM
Jinky, I love what you have done, I have no problems with that as an entry - it did say do something 'arty'.

Here is mine for this week, I've just had some knee surgery so am a little 'contained'. But the magnolia buds are finally out and spring is on the way.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11372/normal_Magnolia_bud.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16558&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 13, 2014, 12:09:04 PM
Im gonna really work this one - it's very 'me' and I hope to produce something I can print, frame and sell. Not necessarily going for a winning entry here, so long as I produce something I can sell. I have several ideas, hopefully a lot of today to myself and fresh batteries for flashes. I now have 2speed lights and a ring flash so if I can't produce something arty I may as well give up!

Im going in.................................
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Beaux Reflets on September 13, 2014, 06:13:27 PM
Not many flowers out but a few wild ones in the meadow, so I am in with, Mallow - Purple Rain

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_PurpleRain.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16560)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 13, 2014, 06:44:09 PM
Nothing is working - my mojo has left the the building:-(

Oh dear
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Reinardina on September 14, 2014, 07:52:38 AM
Nothing from me this week. I still take photographs 'on the hoof,' as and when, but have no time to spare to make special efforts.

Chris, you specialise in 'wall art,' I'm sure you can come up with something! Won't IKEA, and a single flower, work together for this?
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Hinfrance on September 14, 2014, 08:43:35 AM
Just changed my entry for a lightly toned version. I think it looks a bit better.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: Reinardina on September 14, 2014, 10:09:56 AM
Just changed my entry for a lightly toned version. I think it looks a bit better.

Definitely looks more arty.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 14, 2014, 11:05:48 AM
My mojo returned after a good sleep.

Heres my 'Inside The Lily'

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11291/normal_Inside_The_Lily.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16570&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 14, 2014, 11:07:39 AM
Nothing from me this week. I still take photographs 'on the hoof,' as and when, but have no time to spare to make special efforts.

Chris, you specialise in 'wall art,' I'm sure you can come up with something! Won't IKEA, and a single flower, work together for this?

Ikea is getting a little tatty now - I need a new one. Might buy a black and a white. It will be a good investment. I think I was just having a bad day. All well this morning. I didn't want to just go for a flower, I wanter something more abstract.
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 14, 2014, 03:27:21 PM
Think I prefer the colour version...

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11291/normal_IMG_3486_small.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16571&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: oggalily on September 16, 2014, 12:55:04 AM
A late entry from me - hopefully we are allowed to post using local time as I am now five hours behind GMT!

It's a blue hydrangea by the way.  I am told you get this colour when you live near the sea, but I am no gardener so I'll defer to anyone with more experience.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/normal_OGG_9008.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16591)
Title: Re: CHAT: FLOWERS-weekly comp 7-14/9/2014
Post by: DigiDiva on September 16, 2014, 08:50:50 AM
9 entries this week, thats great. Gonna be tough to vote this week