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Marko
02-01-2013, 09:11 AM
Hi members!

Anyone have suggestions for the regular and level 2 assignments?

(The best suggestions are the ones that everyone can join in on)

Thx! Marko

Always had this idea in my head, but don't know if it has ever been done, or will be welcomed. I call it the 180. You take an interesting/artistic shot, then turn exactly 180 so you are facing exact opposite your initial shot, and shoot again. This will really make you work, and think about comp., and the subject(s) at hand, that you are shooting.

Wow, it's February already! Time goes by way too fast.

HBG's suggestion is interesting. You could create a diptych from the shots. Sounds like an interesting level 2 to me.

As for level 1, we could get predictable and do "love", "heart", "red" as a Valentine's theme.

Another option is "signs". There are signs everywhere... show us your most creative view of a sign.

Food? Have we ever done a food challenge?

I like signs - for level one.

For level 2, I like 'heart' or Food photograph.
(sorry HBG - i think what you are proposing is interesting, but can only work with ultra specific scenes and genres of photography (usually there are distractions all around us and we choose our angles very specifically based on the direction of the light) - but if the majority supports it it will indeed become the theme of the month :) )

Marko...I am with you on this one! HBG's idea is a good one, but might get a bit lost in translation....signs and food....works for me!

Justin

Marko
02-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Ok members - suggestion posts merged and the regular assignment topic is Signs.
Members should post their assignment pics in this very thread.
The level 2 assignment is here (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/level-2-photography-assignments/19801-february-2013-food.html). Thx! Marko

theantiquetiger
02-02-2013, 03:45 PM
I cheated, I took this last week on the 27th


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8436080375_0782e14d4b_b.jpg

Iguanasan
02-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Nice one, AT. Do they have a lot of flamingos in that neighbourhood? :P

I found this one the other day. I thought it was kind of harsh for the dearly departed...

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John Marks
02-09-2013, 11:57 PM
Ok, well I figure I'll get in here too.
Here is my offering for signs. I took this today thanks to seeing this thread and figured I'd see what I could find. I added a bit of pizzazz to it for practice.

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Barefoot
02-10-2013, 10:14 AM
I found this one the other day. I thought it was kind of harsh for the dearly departed...

Not really...when you stop to consider the fact that people are just dying to get in there. :laugh:

Runmonty
02-11-2013, 05:55 PM
Nice variety so far.

AT - that is pretty funny
Iggy - That is a good reminder for all of us to lead a just and honorable life :D
John - what a great find with the ice hanging off like that - and I like the processing

JAS_Photo
02-11-2013, 06:49 PM
One of my obsessions, is the Calgary Tower. I like capturing it in ways that do not say this is a photo of the Calgary tower. :)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8464706574_9ed346c184_b.jpg

Barefoot
02-11-2013, 07:58 PM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/Morgue_zps896ba1f6.jpg


http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/JWSigns_zps0899a4a0.jpg

casil403
02-11-2013, 08:52 PM
Took this one for this assignment while doing the other assignment...lol.

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Barefoot
02-12-2013, 10:44 AM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/RearEntrance_zps325fd539.jpg

Marko
02-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Really enjoying the variety of this thread!

John Marks
02-12-2013, 11:50 AM
I am liking the whole assignment idea in general. You guys are forcing me to look for interesting things to shoot.
Having specific goals and things to look for, gets me focused. If I'm not focused I become prone to aimless wandering and I take pics like my Avatar :headslap:

Jay Maisel says NEVER go out with a preconceived idea of what you want to shoot, but in this case I think it is a great thing :)

Barefoot
02-12-2013, 10:08 PM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/Kodak_zps74e533dc.jpg

Marko
02-13-2013, 11:32 AM
Here's my contribution - at 5000 ISO no less! ;)

Runmonty
02-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Lots of good variety here guys. I will try to get some signs this week.


I am liking the whole assignment idea in general. You guys are forcing me to look for interesting things to shoot.
Having specific goals and things to look for, gets me focused.

I find the same thing John. They also encourage me to do things outside my comfort zone or attempt things I hadn't before (e.g. last months assignment light painting).

The assignments get a big tick from me.

John Marks
02-13-2013, 07:26 PM
Lots of good variety here guys. I will try to get some signs this week.



I find the same thing John. They also encourage me to do things outside my comfort zone or attempt things I hadn't before (e.g. last months assignment light painting).

The assignments get a big tick from me.

That's funny. I just joined the forum, but last month when you guys were doing that I was trying it for the first time too. Was light painting my Harley.
Didn't do great, but was ok for first time.

chittalr
02-15-2013, 12:35 AM
This was in San Antonio : River Walk.16821

Matt K.
02-16-2013, 11:54 PM
Here is my contribution (I found some others as well, but this one really did it for me) ... found on a road recently (as lava goes) blocked ...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8480153605_97d787cd56_o.jpg

Iguanasan
02-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Matt! That's awesome! :)

Matt K.
02-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Only in Hawaii would you find signs like this ... note the one on the left hand corner as well ...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8483408818_c22490ccd3_o.jpg

Bambi
02-17-2013, 03:02 PM
:laughing:cute matt! Fortunately our crime rate is low here so we don't need the stickers...:laughing:

here's a sign from Cozumel Mexico:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8468166788_6ede39b3cd_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/8468166788/)
rancho estrella (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/8468166788/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

Bambi
02-17-2013, 07:43 PM
here are a 'few' signs on a beach in Key West. ;)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8484301384_7902d6a1ce_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/8484301384/)
sign (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/8484301384/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

Iguanasan
02-18-2013, 07:35 AM
All those "No" messages certainly don't make me feel "Welcome" :)

Marko
02-18-2013, 09:45 AM
lol - I'm surprised there's no contract to sign or button to click saying you accept all the rules before entering the beach.

BradT
02-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Saw this today and thought I would join in.

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Marko
02-19-2013, 08:09 AM
nice sign and comp brad

mbrager
02-19-2013, 10:42 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8490253881_590b6d6740_c.jpg

Iguanasan
02-22-2013, 07:24 AM
Cool interpretation of signs, MBrager :thumbup:

asnow
02-25-2013, 11:24 PM
I've been trying to find an interesting sign all month. Haven't had much luck. The best I came up with was this one at my sister's cottage.

Marko
02-26-2013, 08:10 AM
I like the comp and bold writing BradT
Lovely little details mbrager - nice thinking.
asnow - that's just a fun and funny sign :)

Bambi
02-26-2013, 01:56 PM
oh snow- that's hilarious!

Jason
02-26-2013, 02:15 PM
Found one in the basement, where I keep my gourmet spices...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8511175360_3a3663c7db_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdneely/8511175360/)

asnow
02-26-2013, 06:18 PM
Which way do I go ????? Just follow the arrows.

Runmonty
02-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Found one in the basement, where I keep my gourmet spices...

Remind me never to accept a dinner invitation from you Jason :D

Loving the variety of the signs so far.

Very funny Asnow
Like the outside the box thinking MBrager
Love the colours and cows on the wall Brad
Bambi the only thing missing a "watch out for signs" sign
Some good spotting on both of yours Matt
Nice find Chittalr
Barefoot - some interesting signs there
JAS certainly a different take on the tower. Nice collections of signs
Love the B & W Casil

Whew - what a busy month - I hope I haven't forgotten anyone

chittalr
02-27-2013, 01:01 AM
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Hillbillygirl
02-27-2013, 04:32 AM
Wow, a lot of participation in this assignment with so many variations of signage in our world. Really likin' all the submissions, and in some ways shows the character of each individuals surroundings.
We went out for a Sunday drive and this is what we came across.(no seriousness around these parts)

This one on the end of someones cottage lane.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8510859113_5e7b0dcd3f_b.jpg



This one was on a dead-end road where it ended at the edge of a river.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8511947226_2b688a81e1_b.jpg



.....and yet again, someone was having some fun here.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8391/8512838716_ea4b8142c7_b.jpg

Jason
02-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Those are hilarious, Hillbillygirl!

Marko
02-27-2013, 09:11 AM
Another funny one Jason - lol!
i dig the arrow comp asnow.
chittalr - works for me, I dig the tones.
HBG - a fine funny collection

Nic
02-27-2013, 04:39 PM
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Full disclosure, I shouldn't post this because I took it a few years ago on the Inca Trail in Peru. I just thought I'd share it for amusement. This 'Shopping Centre' is about a days walk into the trail. Kind of amusing thinking about desperately whipping out your credit card for a Gatorade! Another 3 days later I would've paid whatever it cost :)

Nic
02-27-2013, 04:41 PM
Whoops! Posted from my iPad, it's cut some of the image but you can see the sign.

asnow
02-27-2013, 06:36 PM
That's a cool window and sign Nic. Love the hand painted portion. I might crop the bit at the top right as I find it a bit distracting and may need straightening a bit. Other than that it is a great picture.

chittalr
02-28-2013, 09:01 PM
Thats a cool one nic...