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11-25-09 – Hello Old Friend. It’s Nice to Meet You.

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  • #1729
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Everyday we pass sights that catch our eye but don’t register in our brains. Stop and take a picture of something that you pass by regularly. Something very familiar to you, but you have never really paid much attention to or have always wanted to photography but haven’t. Difficulty: subject cannot be a person.

    Theme suggestion by NoBigDeal–thanks!

    #25190
    olavf
    Participant

    Went down to Old Sacramento and that general area to take some shots for this one today. The cloud cover was spotty, but when the sun was cooperating, the light effects were pretty cool. Apparently we weren’t the only ones with that idea because I saw at least five or six other people doing stuff – all amateurs presumably, but serious about what they were doing. Pretty cool to just stand back and watch other people in between the stuff I wanted to shoot along the way.

    But, I’ve a question – can there be people in the shots if they’re not the subject? I have a few where I just couldn’t get a point where there wasn’t someone in the background (in a few cases they’re hardly noticeable unless you know where to look, but they’re there) that I might like to use, but had in my mind ‘no people’ at all in the shots. Have enough to work with either way, but…

    #25191
    linguine
    Participant

    I think people in the background would be allowed, it just says the subject can’t be a person.

    #25192
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    What ^^^^ said.

    #25193
    olavf
    Participant

    Cool. That makes my job easier (or harder depending on how you look at it…)

    #25194
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Background people are cool.

    #25195
    U-Man
    Participant

    I really like this theme but life has conspired against me and I have nothing. I’m pretty sure that the idea is to take specific pics for the theme. If I don’t get any between now and go-time, would an archive search for photos that “fit’ be OK?

    /I’d be cool if that doesn’t work. It would probably be healthy for me to skip one of these weeks anyway. 🙂
    //you down with OCD. Yeah, you know me.
    ///…sorta like another way to call a cat a kitty…is a great lyric
    ////aaaaand I’m going back to work.

    #25196
    thepostess
    Participant

    If I can’t pull from archive, I’ll only have 1 shot.

    1 of the archive shots is of something that is sort of an old friend, it’s a thing that was special to me and since I do not live there anymore, I miss it. I used to see it everyday as it was across from where I worked.

    Can we get a judgment on this, or am I making this more difficult than needed?

    #25197
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Archive shots are fine.

    I always stop and shoot stuff I pass on the road and have been way too busy the past few weeks to get out and shoot so…

    /besides I’ve probably stopped and shot most everything around here already!

    #25198
    thepostess
    Participant

    Cool.

    #25199
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Oh cool, that helps me too. I was really not happy with one of the pictures I took for this week but I didn’t really have anything else I could think of to shoot since I live in strip mall wasteland.

    #25200
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    The only thing I would say is if you pull from the archives it should be something that is local to you. Not something you shot while on a road trip and only passed one time, but something that you pass many times.

    #25201
    orionid
    Participant

    The only thing I would say is if you pull from the archives it should be something that is local to you. Not something you shot while on a road trip and only passed one time, but something that you pass many times.

    So, I was going to avoid this question, but now I’m going to split hairs anyway. What if it’s a frequent road trip. Example: I’ve driven from upstate NY to Northern VA and back close to 20 times now (and I’m doing it again tomorrow, with a short detour in CT). Several of the Farkholga photos (Orange county overlook, Army Heritage museum) were stuff along the way that I kept wanting to stop and shoot and finally had an excuse.

    /TMI shots, as much as I like them, are out. That was an intentional 90 minute detour.
    //If still too road-trip-ish, no worries. I actually had other shots already designated for this contest.

    #25202
    Kestrana
    Participant

    The only thing I would say is if you pull from the archives it should be something that is local to you. Not something you shot while on a road trip and only passed one time, but something that you pass many times.

    Yeah I have so many neat pictures of Mt. Rainier since you can see it from just about everywhere here but I didn’t think I could use them because it wasn’t something “new” per se.

    #25203
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Orionid, that should be ok. I did say something you passed once.

    I think you understand the spirit of the theme so I trust your judgment.

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