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Title: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 07, 2015, 09:00:56 AM
WEATHER - CHAT - Weekly Competition 7 November -15 November 2015

I know it has been done before, but it is Britain's favourite topic of conversation, so I hope it will be a favourite topic for photography too. And as it is not restricted by geographical constraints, I hope we'll get a good number of entries.

No restrictions on PP.

Pictures to be taken between now and Sunday 15th November 2015, 23:59.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23:59pm Monday16th November 2015.
Poll will be up Tuesday 17th November 2015.
Winner to be announced Saturday 21st November 2015.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to

Post a topic on the Sunday (or sooner) 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 Saturday xx to Sunday xx
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Oldboy on November 07, 2015, 10:00:00 AM
Whether we like it or not!  :P
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 07, 2015, 08:53:18 PM
I've been away for a while, but did quite a bit of photography whilst on holiday last week. Really going to try to put more efforts into the comps. Try not promise.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 07, 2015, 08:55:48 PM
I've been away for a while, but did quite a bit of photography whilst on holiday last week. Really going to try to put more efforts into the comps. Try not promise.

It's good to see you again.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 07, 2015, 09:00:38 PM
Thanks. I pop in every now and then, but been very busy and had other things going on. Will endeavour to contibute more. 
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 10, 2015, 03:48:51 PM
Two entries already, that's encouraging.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 10, 2015, 09:29:43 PM
I came home (in the pouring rain), with quite a few suitable pictures, of which I decided to enter this one:

Sitting out the storm.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Brolly_person_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18145&fullsize=1)

Here are two more I considered:

Alone ...

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Facing_the_elements_mono_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18146&fullsize=1)

The Cliché

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Leaves_in_a_Puddle_square_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18147&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: SimonW on November 11, 2015, 08:44:38 AM
I like all three a lot, but for me "Alone" would beat "Sitting out the storm". I know it's a very personal thing but I do like the composition and the story it tells.

On another subject, I've only recently realised how important the title of an image can be in influencing the judge's decision. I do think all these are very well chosen.

Simon
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Hinfrance on November 11, 2015, 10:41:53 AM
From the first few photographs I have taken in the past month:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_The_Stand-P1010938.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18152&fullsize=1)

Keeping my eye out for weather, although our forecast remains for sunny and relatively warm for a good few days yet. Although sometimes there is some mist in the mornings, like today.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 11, 2015, 04:56:00 PM
Thanks Simon.

I agree that titles can give a 'nudge,' and make you see a certain image differently, than if it was untitled, or with a different title.
I find it incredibly difficult to get the title right.

H, sunny weather is weather too! But I agree, mist and rain have more impact.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Oldboy on November 11, 2015, 05:33:49 PM
H, sunny weather is weather too! But I agree, mist and rain have more impact.

Not if you are taking pictures of Autumn colours. It has to be sunshine all the way.  :D
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 11, 2015, 06:14:53 PM
H, sunny weather is weather too! But I agree, mist and rain have more impact.

Not if you are taking pictures of Autumn colours. It has to be sunshine all the way.  :D

I managed to shoot autumn colours in the pouring rain, crouched on the pavement, wielding a camera, while struggling with an umbrella in fairly strong winds.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Leaves_in_a_Puddle_square_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18147&fullsize=1)

We're not all good weather photographers!    :legit:

Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 13, 2015, 01:12:13 PM
There's loads of interesting 'weather' happening this week. But my 2 year old son doesn't share my interest in photography! Hopefully I'll get an opportunity over the weekend when the wife is not at work .
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: David Blandford on November 13, 2015, 10:20:45 PM
I never seen to have time to get out an take any photographs at the moment, especially for the competitions! However today I had the opportunity to snatch a couple of weather themed shots. Now which one to enter!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11408/normal_Flaming_Windy.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18163&fullsize=1)

or maybe

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11408/normal_Windy_Fawley.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18164&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Reinardina on November 13, 2015, 10:36:08 PM
I'd go for the second one, if I were you, but you have to decide!
Good flares! I haven't seen them for ages.
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 16, 2015, 08:43:05 PM
I have a photo but its been so long since I have uploaded one I have forgotten what to do!! :doh:
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Oldboy on November 16, 2015, 08:59:05 PM
I have a photo but its been so long since I have uploaded one I have forgotten what to do!! :doh:

Click on Gallery and select Upload File. Make sure the image is 1mb or less and the longest side size is 2048 or less. From the new window select where you want to upload the file to, in this case weekly competition folder, then select the folder where the file is and click on the file then upload. When uploaded fill out the fields and select save. Job done.  :tup:
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 16, 2015, 09:05:20 PM
Cheers Oldboy. Something seems to have changed in my PSE. Is is 2048 mm or cm??
Thanks
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 16, 2015, 09:15:46 PM
 Ok, Here goes.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Sun_shining_through_1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18187&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 16, 2015, 09:16:27 PM
It worked!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Oldboy on November 16, 2015, 11:24:36 PM
Cheers Oldboy. Something seems to have changed in my PSE. Is is 2048 mm or cm??
Thanks

It's Pixels not mm!  :-[
Title: Re: WEATHER-CHAT Thread- weekly competition 7 November- 15 November 2015
Post by: Jediboy on November 17, 2015, 07:08:14 AM
Thanks. Maybe that's where I was going wrong. Got it sorted, until next time!  :-\