The Weekly Challenge16 - 21 December.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Stillshunter (also known as Mark) has set the new challenge.

    Noting that the colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere is keeping folks indoors and some us down South are experiencing a climate best suited for the indoors . I think a fitting challenge for this week would be "Still Life".

    Take time out from the preparations for festivities and find something to shoot.
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    I thought I might qualify my choice for this week's challenge - to keep intact what little remains of my reputation :blush:

    I'm the first to concede that the chosen theme sounds a little boring. I've never shot - nor did I think I'd be likely to ever shoot - Still Life. Truth be told it's the genre furthest away from my comfort zone, and it seems the case for most the folks I know on here. But that's sort of why I chose it. I certainly don't appreciate the craft behind it, so thought it certainly is worthy of the title of 'challenge'. As Bill said, the weather's hindering many of us from getting out there and as "Still Life" seems more geared towards an indoor pursuit it gives us the opportunity to shoot from home. Also I doubt many of us can lift something from our libraries, so this will force us to shoot afresh. Get your eye trained on gathering worthy objects, work out how best to group them together, compose and light them, etc.

    So I hope others might join me in stepping a little outside their comfort zone this week. For those still not convinced then here's a little inspiration...
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  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Should be an interesting theme! I'll see what I can dig up. And congrats Lewis!
  4. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    still life by kh1942, on Flickr

    This is the only still life I have taken. If I get the chance I will do another for the challenge and post it instead. It was fun.

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  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    El llanto de las flores

    One you may have seen before...

    <a href="" title="El llanto de las flores by ramirezaponte, on Flickr"> 5415769994_e4a38c8dfa_o.jpg "683" height="1024" alt="El llanto de las flores"></a>

    Taken with a Canon 50D and therefore ineligible for voting, as it was not taken with a compact camera. If I shoot something this week I will replace it.


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  6. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    <a href="" title="11-11-36-1.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 6365564243_a53d4cf630_b.jpg "1024" height="680" alt="11-11-36-1.jpg"></a>

    Seen at home in mid November....with the Fuji X100.
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  8. Spode

    Spode Veteran

    Jul 26, 2011
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  9. Bookends
    <a href="" title="Bookends by kyte50, on Flickr"> View attachment 46276 "480" height="640" alt="Bookends"></a>
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  10. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ok, I'm in...

    <a href="" title="Planning the trip by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr"> View attachment 46296 "1024" height="681" alt="Planning the trip"></a>

    ...this is not as old as it looks, shot on my dining table a few months ago with "props" that belonged to my grandfather (although the camera is mine :smile: ) The light is natural, through the window. For younger viewers, this is what we did before satnav... :wink:
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  12. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Here's mine. Not around the house, but a quiet corner in a rowdy place.
    Arancia di alfrjw, su Flickr
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  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer

    C'mon chaps - I know it's nearly Christmas and all that!
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  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia

    E-PL1 + Lumix G 20mm f1.7
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  15. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group


    Still life? hmm, more like untidy life :redface:, hope no one comes visiting.

    Panasonic GF1 with 12mm f/5.6 Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar @ f/11

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  16. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Is there actually a market for a book called Linux for Non-Geeks? :smile:
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  17. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Nic, are you suggesting that those of us who use Linux are all geeks :smile:, because even if I am I still need some simple guidance :confused: Maybe I've got the only copy, would it be worth much?

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  18. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley

    Leica X1
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  19. decor

    In honor of the season

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  20. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Light and simplicity.
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