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Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« on: January 31, 2016, 09:06:26 AM »
 - Weekly Competition 24th to 31st January 2016

This is the CHAT thread.

The ENTRIES thread is here: http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=4554.new#new

This week's subject is Own Backyard. A photo taken within 1 mile of your own home or literally in your own backyard if you have one.  No restrictions on processing on editing / content - just show us something of interest - or something boring that photographs well!

No restrictions on PP.

Pictures to be taken between now and Sunday 7th February 2016, 23:59.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23:59pm Monday 8th February 2016.
Poll will be up Tuesday 9th February 2016.
Winner to be announced Saturday 15th February 2016.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

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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.
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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 10:44:48 AM »
Well, last day for taking pictures and I am still wondering how to make mud, and overcast sky, and leafless trees look attractive. So I gave up, going for an interior shot instead.
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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
Well, last day for taking pictures and I am still wondering how to make mud, and overcast sky, and leafless trees look attractive. So I gave up, going for an interior shot instead.

You've got an indoor back yard?
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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 12:58:44 PM »
Sorry, misread that. So no entry from me then. The only things within one mile are leafless trees, a muddy road and muddy fields. That's what you get for living at the end of a track in the country :)
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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 06:03:18 PM »
Sorry, misread that. So no entry from me then. The only things within one mile are leafless trees, a muddy road and muddy fields. That's what you get for living at the end of a track in the country :)

Bare trees can still make a great photo at dusk.  :tup:




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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 06:17:27 PM »
Sorry, misread that. So no entry from me then. The only things within one mile are leafless trees, a muddy road and muddy fields. That's what you get for living at the end of a track in the country :)

You can always 'jazz up' a miserable mud shot.
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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 06:46:23 PM »
Amazingly I have actually got an entry this time! Now just need to eat dinner and submit it!

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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2016, 08:33:41 PM »
Amazingly I have actually got an entry this time! Now just need to eat dinner and submit it!

Welcome back kerry.  :tup:

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Re: Own Back Yard 31st Jan- 7th Feb 2016
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 08:42:17 AM »
Good to see you again Kerry!

I do not have my own back yard, so I looked for a photo taken within 1 mile of your own home and found this, just down the road.

I live in a road, that used to be full of large, and even larger, Victorian and Edwardian (semi) detached houses. Captain Smith of the Titanic, used to live here. Over the decades, most were replaced by smallish blocks of flats (I live in one of those), with quite a bit of space around them for parking, garages, and a garden.

Since the 'Buy to Let' boom however, there has been a rush to build large blocks of, often cheaply built, 'luxury apartments,' (all appearance, no substance), with only a token bit of greenery, and not enough storage space for the most necessary things like ironing boards and vacuum cleaners. And for the younger generation things like surf boards. Typical 'halfway houses' for temporary occupation, not permanent living.

I was sad, when they started to demolish this one too, till I discovered, the owner is actually restoring it, to let out to a family.
An almost identical house, diagonally across the road, was also bought by him and has already been restored. He and his family live there themselves, while having another house built. It will also be let to a family, once they move out.

I'm thrilled to bit with this development, as you can guess.

This is my entry:

Rescue
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