Mini Challenge #202 - People using cameras.- Results

puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bumPosts: 1,613Registered Users Major grins
edited March 9, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
First, thanks to all who took part, whether 'entering' something ... or not.

I had particular sorts of shots in mind when I set this topic, but ... pretty obviously:) ... I wasn't going to tell you lot what it was ... I wanted to see what materialised.

I was looking for shots where the 'tog(s) in the pic' was the main subject, rather than what that tog was taking a pic of ... or shots where the 'tog in pic' was essentially there by dint of circumstance / accident.

So, I suppose, another way of titling this could've been 'togs at work' ... and hopefully getting pics (of this subject) that show some of what goes into taking a (half) decent pic, rather than someone just taking a snapshot.

Not all entries will be mentioned here, btw.

I'll deal with the 'non entries' first.

TC's daughter's turtle ... ok, but lower would've been better ... as would shot of scene.
S73 'group of 3 with selfie' ... closer to remit than many apart from selfie and 'setup' aspects.
DonRicklin ... window shot ... quite like this, busy - but in an interesting way,
JAG - Barbados shot - nice clean bg, showing a typical activity ...even tho it is chimping ...

Of the entries, only 2 really appealed ... for reasons previously mentioned.

2nd Eric's 'Seaside'
Easy (for me, anyway) to empathise with this individual, even tho' I don't know exactly what they were waiting to capture in frame.

1st grandmaR ... pic of father with cine cam.
To me, it's a pic of a guy, wrapped up in what he's doing, intent on 'getting the shot' ... or series of, in this case - subject matter in front of the lens is irrelevant.

So, over to you, gR.

pp

Comments

  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Woo-Hoo grandmaR!!! clap.gif Congrats - that is a great photograph!
    I have a couple of those Bolex film cameras in my garage - handed down from my grandfather - so I share the memory of those days.

    Thanks Paul, for an interesting Mini-Challenge idea!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,896Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Congratulations grandmaR for the great shot of your Dad and for winning the Mini Challenge. clap.gif

    Good Mini, Paul.
  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Congratulations GrandmaR! clap.gif
    That was one of my favorites as well!
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,668Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    OMG - I love the photo of course because it is my dad, but I NEVER expected to win with it because technically it wasn't what I think of as up to standard. The original slide (which was Kodachrome) was under exposed and had some kind of pink splotches on it and I don't have enough skill to edit them out which was why I went to B&W.


    When I said at the end of the mini that
    if I were judging it would be hard to pick the best photo when what I really would want to do is pick the best picture of a photographer at work (and that isn't always the same picture)
    I guess I was thinking more or less the same as Paul. I was thinking of substituting other pictures such as

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    But that one has no emotional connection for me (just some ship photographers waiting for their next victim) Or this one of my granddaughter taking a photo of the ceiling, but it isn't a very good photo.
    f100_0839%25206-12-2009%25203-00-36%2520PM.JPG

    And after I got my first three, I didn't even get to this on of my grandson taking a photo of his breakfast

    100_4631.JPG

    So I know what I want to do as a challenge, but how do I do it? HELP
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,674Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Congratulations, GrandmaR! clap.gif
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,169Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 9, 2015
    Congrates GrandmaR! Looking forward to what you come up with for the next challenge! Thanks Paul for a great challenge!
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,236Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    [QUOTE=puzzledpaul;1990869

    TC's daughter's turtle ... ok, but lower would've been better ... as would shot of scene.

    pp[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the mention, but I told my daughter about this and she said
    "But I can't get any lower anymore!". She also said she wasn't excited
    about the photo being used because it "makes my butt look big".
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,613Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    ... She also said she wasn't excited
    about the photo being used because it "makes my butt look big".

    With 2 of my own in late 20s, I know how to keep my own counsel in such (no win) situations :)

    pp
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,668Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    JAG wrote: »
    Congrates GrandmaR! Looking forward to what you come up with for the next challenge! Thanks Paul for a great challenge!

    OK I've written 203 but how do I get it pinned?
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    I loved your winner entry as well - Congratulations GrandmaR! clap.gif

    The photos posted here are very nice too :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,613Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »

    So I know what I want to do as a challenge, but how do I do it? HELP

    Copy and paste all the usual blurb from any previous MC, edit the relevant stuff, give it a new title and Number and post as a new thread.

    pp
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »
    OK I've written 203 but how do I get it pinned?
    JAG will handle that for you once she sees it.

    :D

    Don
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,613Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »
    OK I've written 203 but how do I get it pinned?

    No idea ... think a mod does it ... I certainly didn't sticky 202 ...

    pp
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,169Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 9, 2015
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,668Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Thanks - I thought maybe I had to send you a message or something.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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