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This week's topic is Yin and Yang

An image depicting the concept of Yin and Yang. Incase you are unsure a description is here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
 
Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 17th October 2011 to 23:59 Sunday 23rd October 2011 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 24th October 2011.
Poll will be up Tuesday 25th October 2011.
Winner to be announced Saturday 29th October 2011.

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



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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 05:51:01 PM »
I don't understand the question  :uglystupid2:

But I did rename the second chat thread so there was only one and somewhere to put the entries . .
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The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil. H.L Mencken.

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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 07:09:51 PM »
Do I take it as being seeking and photographing opposites, like hot and cold, dark and light, male and female etc., in a balanced cohesive composition.  :tup:

8) topic with lots of possibilities - Thinking cap on  :beer:
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 07:11:31 PM »
Where am I going to find a Chinese couple called Yin and Yang?  :doh:  :2funny:

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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 07:13:11 PM »
I don't understand the question  :uglystupid2:

But I did rename the second chat thread so there was only one and somewhere to put the entries . .

This, to me, is total gobbledygook!

Add to that a brief that will totally en wrap me, till I either suffocate or suddenly 'see the light.' (And the dark!)
The whole concept of Yin and Yang has always made me doubt my mental abilities; sometimes I totally 'get it,' and then I read/hear something that throws my so called understanding into disarray. 

With my simple mind, I get the simple explanation, but when people become really philosophical and 'difficult,' I get lost!

So, fingers crossed, I'll stay on the right track this time.

OB Here in Southampton are loads of Cinese students. Would you like me to hunt for your couple?
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 07:14:56 PM by Reinardina »
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 11:38:57 PM »
I like it Oldboy  :2funny:
I read the Wikipedia description and became totally confused :uglystupid2:

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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 07:37:59 AM »
I have to admit this is a tricky, difficult, headache one for me too, unless it's all in the post processing  :-\

« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 07:42:44 AM by beauxreflets »
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 07:57:22 AM »
So pleased it isn't only me!

As I said, I seem to 'get it,' till I start thinking about it.
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 05:24:25 PM »
I know it's not really YinYang-ish enough (or would that be Yin-ish & Yang-ish?) but this is my shot - bear with me as I expain that it's the inanimate large animal versus a lively (well, basking in the sun but definitely alive!) small insect. I give you Myth by Damien Hirst (with a fly on his nose!)



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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 03:36:42 PM »
Probably completely misunderstood the question, what with be an empirical reductionist kind of a guy.

Anyway, I figured mechanical yin yang. The ratchet is incomplete without the socket, the socket without the bolt, bolt without the washer, the washer and bolt without the nut, the nut without the spanner, and they're all complementary opposites.

and, of course, without the Goons for inspiration there would be no title ;)

Yin Yang Tiddle Aie Po:

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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 04:41:00 PM »
Nice one Howard!

I was hoping to get a photo of both my dogs together this afternoon - black + white, large + small, male + female and both would be lost without each other. Unfortunately I decided to give my D80 a run and ALL of the photos I took with it are rubbish. I think it's broken  :'(
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 06:42:01 PM »
Never would have thought of that Howard!

Sorry to hear about your camera troubles Carol.

My thoughts immediately turned to people, opposites, love etc. A typical female approach? Possibly.
My 'brilliant' idea was to ask two of my my fellow students - a nice dark skinned girl and a nice light skinned young man - to hold hands, as if walking, holding hands, like a couple in love. I was then going to photograph those hands from behind. Alas, the girl wasn't' there, due to a sick child. (Okay, she's not really a girl anymore, but who's to know?)

So I went out hunting for hand holding couples.



"Man and woman, husband and wife, poles apart, yet together. Finishing each other's sentences, arguing and making up, complementing each other. Two halves, one couple. Together into the autumn of their lives".

Markulous, your photo is not in the entry thread (yet?).
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 07:27:35 PM »
You seem to be all leaving me behind - I came up with one idea and could not twist my limbs into the right position I had in my minds eye. Perhaps I'll have another crack at it tomorrow, or come up with another idea for a shot. Tough subject matter for me this week  ::)
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 08:14:13 PM »
Markulous, your photo is not in the entry thread (yet?).

Thanks!
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Re: Chat thread for weekly competition - 17th Oct - 23rd Oct - Yin and Yang
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2011, 10:30:34 PM »
You seem to be all leaving me behind - I came up with one idea and could not twist my limbs into the right position I had in my minds eye. Perhaps I'll have another crack at it tomorrow, or come up with another idea for a shot. Tough subject matter for me this week  ::)
Couldn't agree more about the toughness of the subject! Hope you'll manage something tomorrow.

Markulous, your photo is not in the entry thread (yet?).

Thanks!

My pleasure!
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