Single in January 2016, days 1-10. How's it going?

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Lightmancer, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    This is a thread for participants to SiJ '16 to share, discuss, vent, rant, sympathise, cajole, consult, air, opine, appeal, declaim, chat and otherwise wibble about their SiJ journey.

    There will be three of these threads, for days 1-10, 11-20 and the rest.

    It is NOT the place to post your picture-a-day; that's here.
     
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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    Well, my first effort's in. I suppose I should have some sort of plan for the month ahead, but I don't. Still, should be interesting.
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    where's the original thread Bill, .... just got up in Europe ........... I have forgotten the rules!!!!:dash2:
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Looks like I'm first to post - easy when your in GMT+8.
     
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  5. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    First one in. I forgot how beautiful I find the colors of the EP1 with 17 2.8, so I immediately dropped the idea of doing a month in B&W. The gear will be my only limitation and will go with the flow from there.
     
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Just finished my first shoot of the year. A two hour early morning walk around my wife's hometown of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Gorgeous weather and a nice ocean breeze. 117 exposures, so hoping for a few keepers.

    I finally decided on the Nikon Df and 35mm 2.0 Distagon ZF.2. I had ordered the lens from an eBay seller in Japan but only received it yesterday. 35mm is not my natural point of view (50mm would be it) so this will be a change of pace from me.

    I will be away from home until the 7th, so I will not be able to upload to the gallery until then.

    Good luck to everyone with the challenge!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  7. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    OK, I guess I'm in. I pondered most of yesterday what camera/lens combo I'd use, and since I love the 40mm on my film 35SP, but do not want to have to go through the darkroom and scanner to post shots, I've decided on the Fuji X-Pro 1 with the nifty little 27mm f2.8, which is equivalent to a 40mm in FF terms. Used with the optical hybrid finder on the X-Pro, I find it a joy to use, and though the lens is not quite as wonderful as the 35mm f1.4,, it is a whole lot smaller, and no slouch at all in performance. It has, in fact, become my most used lens with this camera. Images to follow on the appropriate thread.
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Have a cup of strong coffee and they'll come back to you! :D
     
  10. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Bracketed midnight, with shots of the clock, before I went to bed. Will hold one for backup, just in case.
     
  11. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    My plan failed - I wanted to document the turning of the year, but frankly, people in the street were as uninspiring (drunk and/or aggressive) as the weather (drizzle on and off), so I went home early with nothing to show for it. Sadly, things didn't improve much during the day with low hanging clouds and murky light. I procrastinated in the hope for improvements, but in hindsight, the best images would have come from the morning mists.

    I also find it comparatively hard to adjust to the lens - this kind of wide angle is just not the way I see. One solution is to get very close, but that isn't always possible. I was lucky for this guy to run past me when I was trying to make something out of that bridge ...

    After this kind of start, things can only get better - I certainly hope so, and seeing others doing their best is definitely going to help.

    btw. Aren't we going to post the images in the thread, too? I think we did so last year, and the new gallery makes it easier than ever.

    M.
     
  12. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    We had this Outtakes thread were we shared some pictures which didn't quite make it for the 'official' contribution :)

    Single in January 2015 - Outtakes

    Should we have similar this year?

    EDIT: And BTW, I chose X-T1 w/ XF35mmf1.4, I couldn't rely on iPhone 6 on our darkest days of the year, so... But of course, keeping X-T1 with me all the time will be a challenge itself :)
     
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  13. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Another adjustment. I spent a couple of days with the P20 on the g1, and could not Get the "feel". It is too short and light, for my old arthritic hands, that are also developing a bit of palsy. So, it's back to the OM 50mm f1:8, that just feels right, and I'm familiar with the FL. I know, I know. It"s time to get it settled.
     
  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Why not?
     
  15. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I just uploaded my pic for today. I'm not sure if I've tagged/labeled it correctly. Scraping the barrel today already! Sony RX1
     
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  16. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Finally, a shot I can live with! It's been cold and gloomy out with uninteresting light, and I've been in the kitchen most of the day (The sour cream enchiladas with my very own red and green chile sauces were pretty good), so not a lot of interesting things to shoot. Except if you live with a dog, there's always something in the house to pose for you.
     
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  17. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    Well, I thought I could do this and signed myself up in a flash.. but I realize I have too much other stuff to manage. Sorry I have to quit. I will follow and try to commment on you guys.
     
  18. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I've been good so far (for two days) but all on film so I will have to wait a while. currently on frame 10 of 36 exp with 6 taken previously
     
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  19. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Today we visited one of many Christmas markets that sprang up throughout the city. It was really cold (–18 degrees centigrade), but I managed to get some half-decent shots.
     
  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Not so good today. I had a shot in mind, but was accosted by a faith healing pamphleteer at the critical moment. The conversation went like this, as he stepped in front of my raised lens.
    "Would you like to become more healthy by letting faith into your life?"
    (Lowering camera with look of incredulity) "Have I irritated you?"
    "No..."
    "Then why have you chosen to irritate me...?"
     
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