NEW PAD - Golden October!

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by Lightmancer, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Now, pay attention there at the back...

    Following on from the success of Silver September I would like to challenge everyone to take part in GOLDEN OCTOBER. We have spent the last 30 days playing in a monochrome world, stretching our comfort zones and exercising our trigger fingers... Now let's keep the momentum going by embracing the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. In the Northern hemisphere at least, it is harvest time. Golden stalks of wheat are being gathered in, hedgerows are bursting with ripe juicy berries and apples are turning russet in the last warming rays of the Sun. Trees are cloaking themselves in glorious robes of red and gold - and it needs to be captured!

    So anyone and everyone is challenged with shooting an image a day (or 31 over the course of the month). That's it....shouldn't be too difficult. Really anyone should be able to do this one. On a nice day, surely one could shoot 31 shots if need be. But this time, no moody mono - strut your stuff with vibrant colour and relish the turning of the seasons! We don't want any photos submitted that weren't shot in October 2013. All new work, please.

    Simply post one a day in each of the 31 threads. If you only have time to shoot on the weekends, that's fine, too. Load up one on each day's thread as time permits. I expect some lengthy threads, because I expect everyone to try. One needn't even commit to trying to do all 31. Join in as time permits and share images. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here. Me, I'm setting my Fuji to "Velvia" and opening the first thread - care to join me...?

    (My thanks to Luke for sparking the idea and providing some of the words above, recycled to help save the planet :D )

    Sent from another Galaxy
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  2. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Golden? October - dreich smirr here, even colour photos likely to be grey!
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Heather, one needn't be limited to depicting the reality of one's surroundings. There's loads of great software out and otherwise. I may actually literally do 31 golden images.
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  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Wow, I may not play but I enjoyed the poetry of your description of the thread's theme, Bill.
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    That's what PP is for. A slider here, a slider there. . .
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  7. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Still looking grey here...... I'm going to have to get creative I think!
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  8. As per Bill's suggestion on the Fuji XF1 "arriving" thread. Thanks Bill! :smile:
    . . . David
    Oops. Admission here of extreme guilt - image was shot in late afternoon on September 30th.

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  9. Summer's coming here... should be some golden sands etc to put up
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  10. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    OK, Great Idea Bill. I was already feeling the silver september withdrawal symptoms. Now I can stop converting to B&W and keep my eyes open for some colorful images!:smile:
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  11. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Was I gone that long to not have seen this coming up? Not that I have time as of late.. but I'll give it a go. Er... maybe.
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    no preparations necessary. Share a color image taken in October 2013....if you have time ;)