DAY 7: The Most Magnificent Serious Compact Photo Challenge - August 2013

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by Briar, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Thought I'd post the 31 prompts again. I keep forgetting what they are.

    1. Stuck together
    2. Unrecognizable
    3. Deep
    4. Cool
    5. Organised mess
    6. Coming and Going
    7. Downside up or inside out
    8. Higher love
    9. A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
    10. Pretty Ugly
    11. Meditative
    12. Enjoyment
    13. Exhaustion
    14. Mostly monotone
    15. Myopic [open to interpretation, visual or otherwise..]
    16. True grit
    17. Filled with air
    18. A bottle of something or something in a bottle
    19. Tender is the night
    20. In the dark
    21. Mechanical Mayhem
    22. Flash
    23. Toy Story
    24. Lawless
    25. Shooting blind
    26. Underworld
    27. Negative
    28. Up in the air
    29. Bananas
    30. A touch of Class
    31. Take my/your breath away
     
  2. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Karen,
    Thanks for reposting the prompts. Still thinking about Number 9....
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I spent around 5 minutes trying to find a way to print those prompts. I finally gave up. I may just write them down. It's official...I'm old.
     
  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Select them by clicking at the beginning, hold and drag to the end, and release. The whole should be high-lighted. Hold control, and hit C. Open a word processor, cursor at top, hold control and hit V. It should be pasted. Re-size page to preference, adjust font to fit, and print. I used 4 X 6 photo paper.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks Steve...I tried that. The paste function wouldn't paste from another application. I'll just take a photo of the list......I know I can print photos....LOL.
     
  6. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Luke, sometimes it won't paste using the mouse. try holding the control key and tap V.
     
  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011

    Paul made a great downloadable sheet with the list and checkboxes. DL the PDF (By clicking on the Image) and print. Here
     
  8. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
  9. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Day 7 - Shooting Blind

    Would love to do the whole Film Noir thing with venetian blinds but only have these rollers


     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I should be able to check off "shooting blind" today. Going to the state fair today. prepare yourselves for a photo of morbidly obese people eating giant piles of greasy food.....poorly framed.

    or maybe just a cute picture of a sheep or pig instead.
     
  11. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    2 - Unrecognizable
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  12. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    As I was still behind, I shot this yesterday evening to catch up completely (taken around 8PM but the photo shows 12PM or so (camera was still on mountain time zone). I had originally something else in mind, but when I passed this church during a bikeride my brain connected "Higher Love" via "Faith" with this church. I wanted to check if it is wasn't too far-stretched but the song "Higher Love" is also included on an album named "Songs of Faith and Devotion" (checked in itunes store).
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    With some imagination, Steven Winwood's song also applies:
    Think about it, there must be higher love
    Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
    Without it, life is a wasted time
    Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine
    Things look so bad everywhere
    In this whole world, what is fair?
    We walk blind and we try to see
    Falling behind in what could be
     
  13. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Well we are already on Day 7 and I have to say this exercise is pushing me down avenues I never expected to go

    I've never broached Photoshop Elements 3 in a big way - (my main use is for simple resizing) - but I'm discovering a few handy little tools
    So it looks like I can now get rid of all the little smudges & spots - big news for me not for the afficiandos here
    I've even been trying colour variations for the first time.

    The best aspect though is the thought process & looking for new directions for yourself

    For anyone not joining in - Treat this as a learning process and it will pay off. Matters not how many you post it is after all for yourself.
     
  14. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Exactly, Red, I felt the same way last year when we did it in May.
     
  15. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I also like the creative part of the process. All kind of ideas pop into my head that -unfortunately are difficult to implement without models, time, and travel. So my shots so far are boring. Hopefully I will get one great idea during the month that can be realized easily. ;-)
    I haven't postprocessed much yet (except BW conversion with Silver Efex) but I am sure that will have to change with some themes.
    All in all I love this process and I am glad I jumped on the bandwagon.
    Thans or showing me the way!
    Peter
     
  16. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Earlier there were people doubting that imposed prompts would limit them; I found, as it seems you have also, that in fact these prompts can open us to ideas and approaches we haven't thought of before. I like it.
     
  17. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    This could have been Mostly Monotone but is in fact TRUE GRIT:

    PICTOGRAMAX_-_2013_-_AUGUST_PROMPTS_-_16_-_TRUE_GRIT.
     
  18. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Sounds like the county flea market. The scent at the hotdog/nachos vendor is nauseating [with heavy overtones of ketchup btw] but the pigs line up.. or rather sorry that was insensitive, the spatially challenged people sit at the folding tables eating your above stated giant piles of greasy food... blech
     
  19. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    That would be good for a frame of an intro to a horror movie..
     
  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Each time we do this I'm either struggling with new software or working out a new camera [and I'm not a frequent purchaser!] and my challenge is doubled. I have some catching up to do. GR gone, X100s here and where is the blooming shutter button??!! Hehe.. kidding.