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May 2014 Photo Competition - Launch and Discussion

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Moderator
Well done Vigmandingo for winning April's competition on the theme of "Through a Childs Eyes" with this picture here :thumbsup:

For May he has chosen the theme "Watches, clocks and other timepieces".

As always

And TBC Gordon @ for his offer of a free ISF calibration to a TV/Projector of your choice.

Terms and conditions for ISF Calibration prize:
Prize: 1 x ISF calibration
Only available on mainland uk
Calibration will be done when Convergent are already in your area
There is no cash alternative
If winner is out with mainland UK then if travel costs are covered we will honour the prize

That's it :)

Closing date is Wednesday 28th May at about 6pm'ish
 

Marika

Prominent Member
Uh oh... hehe. We'll see. I can already guess there will be a LOT of macro work for this one :cool:
 

BubbleDouble

Distinguished Member
Not so sure M, might only be a few. I'll certainly be trying the 105 macro for a couple of ideas I've got, but I already have some other ideas, which is a bit strange for me so early on in the month....
 

Vigmandingo

Established Member
Thanks for all the votes this month. I expected none to be honest, just goes to show.

I love my watches, owning a couple of expensive ones and a couple that wife would class as excessive! :confused:

Just bought myself some macro kit, so will look at that initially, though don't forget - clocks needn't be small. I'm off to London with the kids this BH weekend, there's a photogenic next to the Thames. ;)

Hope everyone has fun with this.
 

Ugg10

Distinguished Member
Cool theme, thanks, shame rockchick can't enter her April entry again, would have fitted well imo.
 

Marika

Prominent Member
Cool theme, thanks, shame rockchick can't enter her April entry again, would have fitted well imo.

Huh? Wasn't her April entry a dandelion fluff ball? :) Not sure how that would fit on clocks, watches and other time pieces? Unless you referred to the tittle? :)
 

FallOutBoy

Prominent Member
Huh? Wasn't her April entry a dandelion fluff ball? :) Not sure how that would fit on clocks, watches and other time pieces? Unless you referred to the tittle? :)

Pretty sure they are also often referred to as Dandelion Clocks, hence why it might fit the theme ;)
 

Marika

Prominent Member
Pretty sure they are also often referred to as Dandelion Clocks, hence why it might fit the theme ;)

Ah, that would be me not being English, then :) Never heard of that one.
 

rockchick762k

Established Member
Cool theme, thanks, shame rockchick can't enter her April entry again, would have fitted well imo.
Had considered re taking something similar ;)
Pretty sure they are also often referred to as Dandelion Clocks, hence why it might fit the theme ;)
Yes they are called Dandelion Clocks, that was why I had titled my April entry "TIME to wonder" :)
 

Ugg10

Distinguished Member
Yep, the number of blows that it took to remove all of the seeds = the time in hours - IIRC in my dim and distant childhood. No scientific evidence AFAIK but fun anyway when you are six.
 

Marika

Prominent Member
I didn't think anyone got to reserve an idea just for themselves in this competition :) If you have an idea and someone else has the same idea, just make sure you'll do it better ;)
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
I didn't think anyone got to reserve an idea just for themselves in this competition :) If you have an idea and someone else has the same idea, just make sure you'll do it better ;)
Very true, although I must admit that if someone had already entered an idea I was thinking of I'd think of something else. Probably because the chances are their's would be better ;)
 

shotokan101

Banned
That is SO utterly Brit |Snerk-ish!

;)

...but I don't think that - for me at least - it's a worry about "my version" being better/worse it's more about not wanting to plagiarise (or to be seen to) an idea - even if I was thinking of it independently....
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
;)

...but I don't think that - for me at least - it's a worry about "my version" being better/worse it's more about not wanting to plagiarise (or to be seen to) an idea - even if I was thinking of it independently....
There's always that too. I must admit, it has affected my judging if someone posts an idea that's already been posted. It shouldn't really, but part of me judges on originality and ideas and so if the idea's been done before it loses out in this aspect.
 

Peeej

Established Member
that was what I was getting at rather than the better or worse.

Also two shots with a very similar idea would split votes assuming they were of a similar standard so we'd both lose out....that's ow the x factor works anyway :)
 

shotokan101

Banned
this should be a good one.

looking forward to the standard "doesn't fit the theme" posts :thumbsup:

...whereas I'm looking forward to the standard "doesn't fit the theme" entries..... ;)
 

Marika

Prominent Member
I seem to be shooting everything but the theme related pictures this month :/ Hopefully I'll manage something at some point. So far I haven't been anywhere near anything that I could've considered.
 

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