Let me start by thanking those members that decided to do any or all of the Image Quest. Thanks... now lets get to work... We are going to concentrate our efforts on the image side of photography and not the gear. So, the rule is that there isn't any rule. You may use any camera, lens or combination that you like. It can be DSLR, Compact, Film...whatever. The important thing will be the images that you produce, not what produced the images. There are elements to photographs that are very intricate to the success of the image. These elements come into play both at the moment of capture and at the moment of viewing. What you do at either point effects the other. It's the inverse square law that we photographers have to deal with. Here's what I mean. If your viewing a photograph, your eye should be guided through the visual experience by the shooter. The shooter uses visual tools to construct the photograph and make the image. The viewer is guided through the viewing by the shooters use of tools. There are many tools available and not all get used at the same time. It's the combination of these tools that make the image interesting. It is also the selection and use of these tools that gives the photographer a certain style. We will break down the tools to 2 areas. 1. Capture Tools. 2. Presentation Tools. Capture tools combine GEAR along with VISION. As I stated before, the gear is your choice. I promise you this. If you do the IQ with the intent of really getting the message and learning the concepts, you will never have a lust for unnecessary gear again. You will find that a certain camera or a few maybe, do things that others don't. You may have overlooked the importance of the camera/lens as it pertains to vision and not to acquisition. More on this later. Presentation Tools include, software, plug-ins, frames. There are esthetic decisions with the tools at this point such as Color versus B&W, Image Size etc. First off, we will work on Capture Tools. The tools are not the camera, it's not the FOV, it's not the DOF.... it's what goes on in your mind as you make the image. Hopefully, there will be a few of youse interested in doing this. Please, do not be discouraged or embarrassed about your writing, images or progress. Please post any thoughts or questions on the thread. There will be a gallery set up for each Image Quest. Please post your results there and also you can post an image on the thread if you want to discuss it. The images for each IQ must be made during the time period for the quest. There is no point in posting images you made before the start of the quest. That would make your intent questionable. Feel free to work on any IQ at anytime even after it has timed out. You can catch up this way and new members can get a fresh start. The first tool we will work with is called.... Juxtaposition. **New updated time extension! You have another week to quest! Don has asked me to update this IQ and let everyone know also that there are no limitations in any way to this quest, except that you make the photographs during this time period. You are welcome to add 7 photographs to the IQ gallery, or if your time is limited...and you can only add one photograph, that is OK, as well.