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Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

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Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 10:25 am

Theme
Center

Time Frame
Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th March, 2011

Concept
The idea behind the challenge is not a competition. It is a way to get people out using their cameras (no matter what sort it is) taking photographs, interpreting the theme, working with what is available, working on techniques, exploring features on the camera and further developing photographic skills. Others can then provide feedback on the images taken, how it could be improved, what other techniques to try and so on.

Feedback
Comments can be left by all registered users at the bottom of the page for each photograph. To get to the photograph page you must click on the photograph title. If you click on the photograph itself, it will enlarge the photograph on the screen. Photographs can also be rated by all users, on a scale of 1 to 10.

Conditions
  • Theme is made available on the Friday before the week challenge commences.
  • Each participant is challenged to take a photograph on each day, on the theme specified. That is a total of 7 different photographs, each taken on a separate day.
  • Photograph are uploaded to the participants own gallery, linked to below.
  • Each photograph should be titled with the date it was taken and a title, showing how it is linked to the theme. For example: "6th: Some funky and abstract title"
  • Participants are encouraged to upload an image for the day even if didn't take any "good" photos.
  • There are no requirements on post-processing of the photographs, do as you see fit and the photograph requires.

Gallery
All photographs can be seen via the challenge gallery at gallery/album.php?album_id=273

Participants
This is a list of the people that are participating in the challenge. Clicking on their username will take you to the album containing their entries.
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 7:43 am

Feel free to discuss photo ideas, ask for inspiration etc.

And yes, theme was picked randomly, it just happened to be number 1 in the list :)
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Lukey » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:09 am

Someone might think you're a little excited for this Dallas? :roflmao:

Interesting theme, seems so broad and yet I can't think of much at all.... :roflmao:
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby ryanrid » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:27 am

sorry but could you please clarify what is meant by center?

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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby dviv » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:33 am

So is "Centre" (note non american spelling :devil:) the theme for sunday, or the whole week?
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:38 am

Good way to confuse things ;) Way I have always used it is (and there is some dispute, varies from country to country etc):

Centre is a gathering place.

Center is the middle of something.

Each participant is challenged to take a photograph on each day, on the theme specified.


ryanrid wrote:sorry but could you please clarify what is meant by center?

That is entirely up to you to interpret the theme.
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby dviv » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:40 am

Dr DBW wrote:Center is the middle of something.


again, only in America.

from http://www.collinslanguage.com/results. ... ext=centre
Collins dictionary:

Collins: English Dictionary Definition (Meaning) of centre(US)center

n


1. the middle point or part of something,

2. a place where a specified activity takes place, a shopping centre,

3. a person or thing that is a focus of interest, the centre of a long-running dispute,

4. a place of activity or influence, the parliament building was the centre of resistance,

5. a political party or group that favours moderation,

6. (Sport) a player who plays in the middle of the field rather than on a wing,
vb
(-tring, -tred,
US
-tering,
US
-tered)


1. to put in the centre of something,

2.
◇ centre on to have as a centre or main theme, the summit is expected to centre on expanding the role of the UN,
Greek kentron needle, sharp point
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:44 am

Yeah, lets argue language and meaning ;)

More reading on it - http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/english/2 ... centr.html

And you can find many that go both ways.

So, what are we doing here, discussing semantics of language or taking photos? :poke: ;)
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby dviv » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:47 am

Dr DBW wrote:So, what are we doing here, discussing semantics of language or taking photos? :poke: ;)


Taking photos is for next week :devil: We can argue language until then :tongue:



Is centre the theme for just sunday, or the whole week?
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 8:51 am

Whole week.

Or is that hole?
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby siddr20 » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 9:08 am

^ lol..

Tough theme actually.
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 9:13 am

To help others along, ideas I have kicking around (I don't think it is actually too hard :) And if you use my ideas here, you better acknowledge it ;) And I am going to keep a few too myself, can't give everything away):

Wheels / circles.
Chocolate with caramel center / fruit showing seed or stone.
Water drop, top view.
Whirlpool.
Partner or child (center of someone's world).
Some item dominating the center of the photo.
City square.
Transport hub (Flinders Street Station / Southern Cross Station / docks)
Flower with focus on center.
Vanishing point.
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby siddr20 » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 9:25 am

That will surely help others!!!
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby saltydog » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 10:30 am

Self portrait: centre of attention :)
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby GunmetlFairmont » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 10:37 am

saltydog wrote:Self portrait: centre of attention :)


:roflmao:
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby n0rk » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 11:30 am

I'm out for this week Dallas, of 4 batteries... I've 0 with any charge. And of 3 chargers, I can find 0. :wall: stupid bespoke batteries!
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 3:27 pm

n0rk wrote:I'm out for this week Dallas, of 4 batteries... I've 0 with any charge. And of 3 chargers, I can find 0. :wall: stupid bespoke batteries!

You still have a day and a half to find one :)
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Basenji » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 5:50 pm

Any excuse will do Ben :poke:
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby n0rk » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 6:18 pm

I just don't want people to see how embarrassingly bad my photos are... ;)
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby jusmee » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 11:56 am

Mine will be worse :) Anyway, who's gonna be first today?
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Basenji » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 9:36 pm

Let the embarrasment begin. :nod:
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby fishguy23 » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 9:47 pm

only 4 peoples ups so far... come on slackers
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby jusmee » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 10:35 pm

fishguy23 wrote:only 4 peoples ups so far... come on slackers



aye, but they're 4 good ones :wink:
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Savmel » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 11:03 pm

Um might sound silly but how do you upload I tried and tried all day to browse then submit but nothing is coming up :(
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby jusmee » Sun 06 Mar, 2011 11:30 pm

Go to your category, click on new inage button, then scroll down and upload into one of the 8 slots
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Mon 07 Mar, 2011 7:43 am

Nice start gents.

Remember, you can rate the images and comment on the pages for them too.
Savmel wrote:Um might sound silly but how do you upload I tried and tried all day to browse then submit but nothing is coming up :(

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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Savmel » Mon 07 Mar, 2011 9:11 am

I tried that I even tried resizing the image a couple of times will try again tho
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby jusmee » Mon 07 Mar, 2011 9:26 am

Savmel wrote:I tried that I even tried resizing the image a couple of times will try again tho



Did you see the size (pixels, filetype, and filesize) constraints listed at the bottom?
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby tmd77 » Mon 07 Mar, 2011 12:32 pm

day 1 done! what to do for day two......
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Re: Week Challenge, Theme: Center, 6th to 12th March

Postby Dr DBW » Mon 07 Mar, 2011 12:51 pm

Will be interesting to see by the end of the week and everyone has upload them, how different they all are and whether there are some that are similar. Certainly off to a good start from all of those that have uploaded so far.
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