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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 12:05 on 14th December 2014

Early this year I was talking to a good friend of mine, who had committed himself to taking at least one picture every day from the first of January. I thought it was quite a bold resolution, and finally, on the first of July decided that I too would start my own picture a day. It seemed a good time to start, as we were off to America that month and a daily pressing of the shutter would prove to be no problem. Here we are in December, and it is Day 168. Incredibly, my self-discipline is holding and no day has been missed.   

During this time, I have taken a very wide range of subjects including portraits, still life, landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, street photography and fireworks. All my lenses and filters have been used plus my tripod, and flash on and off the Nikon. This has stretched my mind and I’ve ended up with pictures I’d never probably even thought of had it not been for the absolute need to add a daily shot into my files.

I was wondering what photographic challenges POE members have taken up, or intend to do soon.         

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rustyruth
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quotePosted at 12:17 on 14th December 2014

That's quite a challenge Rod, and well done. I'm a member of a group on another photo web site where we have a group called A Treasure Hunt. Each month 20 challenges are set by the members. During that month the 20 shots have to be taken, uploaded to the group then presented as a collage at the end on the month. There are challenges including post processing, camera techniques, creative corner etc. It has pushed me into taking shots I would never have considered (still life being one) I've not missed a month since I started in June 2012.

It's quite addictive, there have been occasions where I've spent hours on one shot. Of course everyone interprets each challenge differently which adds to the interest. 

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Vince Hawthorn
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quotePosted at 17:38 on 14th December 2014

  Slightly different , on our local radio station an article described a chap who was in fact a photographer but he has taken one shot in particular every year on the same day of the same group of female family members in the same pose and he has done this I think for quite a number of years. 

 Having looked on the web I see this has been done a number of times in one form or another. 

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Dave John
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quotePosted at 17:42 on 14th December 2014
The alphabet is another good one that, for some letters, requires a lot of thinking. To get 26 images of different things from A-Z is not easy. A lot of folk try it first using the letters of their home town or village.
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Vince Hawthorn
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quotePosted at 17:52 on 14th December 2014
 Interesting idea there Dave- food for thought !
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rustyruth
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quotePosted at 18:24 on 14th December 2014
I like the A to Z idea. We use is on the treasure hunt, but then you've got a whole month to come up with something for the difficult letters.
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Patrick Hogan
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quotePosted at 22:44 on 14th December 2014
An interesting topic and I have a current challenge that I think will take much effort and practice to perfect......... I love landscape but I think 'Birds in Flight' can produce inspiring images.  I have previously mentioned I recently inherited many of my ex brother in law's lenses. He was a keen bird photographer and used lenses that many only dream of owning.
 After a recent trip to the States for Thanksgiving I returned with an AF-S Nikkor ED 600mm f/4 D lens and Wimberley gimbal head. This is a huge beast but seems to be favoured among many bird photographers.
 I live about 40 minutes drive from Slimbridge, so when the weather improves I am going to begin what I suspect will be a hard learning process.
I may well start with wading birds and kingfishers on branches but hopefully flying birds will emerge in my images !
Regards,
Patrick.




Edited by: Patrick Hogan at:14th December 2014 22:46
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rustyruth
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quotePosted at 14:10 on 15th December 2014

Good luck Patrick.

Thanks for the compliment John, it means a lot Smile 

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Rod Burkey
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quotePosted at 14:59 on 15th December 2014

Patrick,

I had a fabulous time last year at the Red Kite Feeding Station http://www.redkiteswales.co.uk/ in Mid Wales. There, they feed the Kites at 14.00 GMT and you can reserve a place in the hides which give you just about perfect views to capture some great shots of the kites as they swoop in and away again. I took a great many shots using my Nikon like a machine gun and, having got the exposures right for against the sky clarity, I managed to bag about twenty "okay" shots and half as many that I am proud of. Worth a thought for you.

Just thinking about it now is geting my shutter finder twitching. I have to go again!    

 



Edited by: Rod Burkey at:19th November 2015 13:26
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Patrick Hogan
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quotePosted at 18:59 on 15th December 2014

Wow Rod,

Thank you so much for telling me about the feeding station........ It is only about 50mins from my Daughter's house .

Looked at the picture gallery on their website and there are some superb images.

Thanks again.



Edited by: Patrick Hogan at:15th December 2014 19:17
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