Single in January - So how's it going? Days 21-31

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by stillshunter, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Well folks we've officially transitioned to the third trimester. :2thumbs:

    For those who were growing despondent there is certainly now light at the end of the tunnel. While for those just finding their feet in this last week or so, here's your chance to run...and fly :wink:
  2. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I am sort of looking forward to it ending, but not because it's a chore to take photographs every day ... but because I want to vary my lens usage again ... I deliberately selected the 35mm Summicron for this because I have been using it fairly infrequently ... I originally bought it after testing out various focal lengths, using a kit zoom, to see what suited my eye best ... but I think either I misled myself, or the way I see images has changed ... it's become really clear that for me, 35mm on m43 is neither one thing nor another - it's not long enough and it's not short enough ... I'll hang on to it of course, it's a joy to use and draws a wonderful line (plus you never know when I might come across an M in a charity shop for a tenner :rolleyes:, or if I get into dire straits it'll pay the rent for a couple of months) ...
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    I hear ya Paul....x2.

    1. I'm sort of looking forward to February, as while I've concentrated on the PL25, my new P14 and PL45 have languished in the bag. I know that lenses can easily be switched, but I've tried to stick with the 50mm FoV to keep 'my eye in'. So I can't wait to allow myself the luxury to diversify.

    2. Was tempted to do the same as yourself (with a 35mm lens on MFT) but the FoV is reminiscent of a fast fifty on APS-C which is neither here nor there for me either. Hope that shots provided during this month by Antonio, marlof and myself will convince you of the worth, versatility, and pure joy of the Summilux PL25.:wink: Honestly, a pearler of a lens in hand....and top of the pops for the lenses I've used in the least 5 years or so on small or big cameras.

    Been a pleasure walking along with you for this journey so far mate!
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  4. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    thanks Mark.

    I could so easily have picked either a 17mm/2.8 or my CV 28/1.9, as either suits my eye nicely, and the Voigtlander draws even more beautifully than the Leica for me ... but I needed a challenge-challenge ... I even considered at one point whether I should limit myself to one ISO, one aperture setting and one scene to capture ... but there's only so many beds of nettles one can roll in ...

    ... if there was anything I would add to my pile of gear, it would be the Olympus 12mm/2, but unless and until there's a new m43-mount Olympus that substantially improves on the E-P2's noise & DR, AND I feel comfortable that Olympus will surviive AND I can afford both a new body as well as the 12mm (which is staggeringly priced) ... well, that's a long list of ifs and buts ...
  5. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    I am also looking forward to shooting with something else, not that I do not love the X10, it is just whats the point of a number of toys and you cannot play with them
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Still In.
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Still in but behind in uploading for today and yesterday. I promise I'll be there eventually.

    I picked up my X100 today and took a couple of shots inside, just for old time's sake. I'm glad I have both cameras.
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  8. defektive

    defektive Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    I'm still here, just a week behind in posting my pics. I got up to date with the processing over the weekend so will try to get them up in the next day or two.

    I must say that I am enjoying this "single in ......" a lot more than the previous ones I have done, maybe because all the others have been in our time of year when day length is short and you end up trying to find something interesting in the garden or house at the end of each day that really isn't very interesting at all.

    I too find that my other lens is not getting any use this month but as I only have a pair it is not such an issue. I shall even the ledger the next time this challenge is run. I have really enjoyed using a focal length that I have only used sparingly in the past so well done Mark on setting the challenge up.
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  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Lunchtime here, and so far I feel totally uninspired. I have a few in the camera but don't hold out much hope. It's basically cloudy, but with some areas of very thin white cloud leading to extreme contrast in the sky with very dull foregrounds, proving to be quite tricky.
    I'm off down the estuary now, it's low tide and I might venture out onto the mud, so if I don't reappear I've sunk without trace.

  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    How about a picture inside your pub when you stop for a cider?
  11. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've woken with a bit of a bug, enough to make me feel swim-headed, dopy, achy and unwilling to do much, but not enough to need medication or a day in bed. Bah.
    It's a blue sunny blowy day and I suppose I had better get round the common for a walk.
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    It's on the list BB, although an f/5.6 lens is not the best for the task :rolleyes:. Now as for todays, well that was captured within 2 minutes of leaving my cottage, that's serendipity 4 days running. I did go on down the estuary, tested out the mud and found an unexpected shot for another day, suddenly it's all coming good :smile:

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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I just went to leave comments in the SIJ gallery and 3 in a row (all different users) had no comment boxes (and yet still had comments on them). Any idea what's up? Is it just me?
  14. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    You have to comment through the Photo Options menu, there's no longer a quick reply available in the gallery.
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Bummer.....thanks for the info.
  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Luke, I find that having two windows open is very helpful with the way we need to leave comments now.

    Paul, I hope you are on the mend quickly! Feel free to shoot pictures of your bowl of soup or hot cup of tea. Feel better!

    Yea for you, Barrie!

    Must go out and enjoy the snow before our forecasted rains come tomorrow.:frown:
  17. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    Okay- transferring my "Metadata" from the closed thread.

    Up this morning to catch the first rays of sunshine in the New Year. Shot off 5 pictures, and will keep at it.
    Jan 1, Pics 1-5. ISO 200 film. (Also shot a roll in the Nikon SP and Canon P)
    Jan 2: pics 6-9, same roll, neighborhood stroll.
    Jan 3: Pics 10-15, walk down to the creek, late Winter Sun.
    Jan 4: Pics 16-20, five shots walking down to the frozen creek.
    Jan 5: Pics 21-end of roll 1, neighborhood wa;k, Sunny Day, end at Cemetary.
    Jan 6: Roll 2, pics 1-4
    Jan 7, Pics 5-14, Marine Corps Museum.
    Jan 8, Pics 15-23, stroll and Roma Rest.
    Jan 9, Pics 24-29. SNOW (a dusting)
    Jan 10, Pics 30-33, late afternoon, sun low in sky. Machine "down" at Sam's, will get roll 1 back later this week.
    Jan 11, PIC 34, 1 Shot of rain-soaked branch. dark, wet day, in with Nikki- home from school with a a soar throat.
    Jan 12: 4 pics end of roll 2, Sunny day- Nikki still in with a soar throat.
    Jan 13; 2 pics on roll 3, still in with Nikki who is getting over her cold.
    Jan 14: 5 Pics on Roll 3, end at 19th century cemetary.
    Jan 15: 5 pics roll 3, end with Silk Plants outdoors in the neighborhood. Nikki still in!
    Jan 16: 3 pics, roll 3, Madigan's restaurant.
    Jan 17: 1 shot, late day at work. Tuesday back at work following long weekend started with a Friday the 13th.
    Jan 18th, 1 shot, another late day.
    Jan 19th, 2 shots- high grass in the sun.
    Jan 20, 4 shots roll 3, creek in the backyard.
    Miserable Weather Weekend, everyone has colds.
    Jan 21, 2 Shots
    Jan 22, 2 shots
    Jan 23 2 Shots, 1 on roll 3, 1 on roll 4.
    Jan 24, 3 pics on roll 4, sunset. what a day...
    Jan 25- out sick
    Jan 26, 3 shots roll 4
    jan 27 3 shots roll 4
    jan 28, 3 shots roll 4
    jan 29, visit to Gunston Hall, home of George Mason. Also took the Nikon SP
    Jan 30, Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum. I try to get Nikki to a Museum when she has a Social Studies Project.
    Jan 31, in the 60s in January... Walk in the neighborhood
  18. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    well so far this January, three broken toes and a very bad bout of the flu, (influenza) .......... both are still with me
  19. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Back home with working internet. I've caught up to January 20 but still have to process the last couple of days. Will try to do some looking and commenting this evening but am very tired as we didn't get in until 2am.
  20. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Day 24 and I had one or two embryonic ideas, but the curtains of rain sweeping across the fields this morning have rather blown those out of the water, so it's back to the drawing board, now if only I can remember what I'd planned for just such a day.