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    Default August 2010 photography assignment - Minimalism

    Wow August is barreling down already...where has the time gone?
    Time to throw out ideas and pick another assignment theme for the month.

    Here's some suggestions to start us off...... many have been suggested in past months by several members:

    Beginnings and endings
    Yellow
    Minimalism
    old and new
    your interpretation of emotion
    "just outside the front door"
    bokeh

    those are good. I like the 20 steps from the door idea.

    another thought I had was 'travel/vacation photos'. Not so much photos taken while on vacation but those that show the beauty, places to see/things to do in various locations.

    Whatever we do I'd like to narrow it down a bit and really make it a challenge. So far the topics have been so wide open that I don't think most of us have been "challenged" to break out of our molds and grow as photographers.

    Not sure how to accomplish this, mind you, but I throw it out for discussion.

    I hear ya iggy - on the opposite side of the coin, the more narrow the category, the fewer submissions we get...

    I like these suggestions:
    Beginnings and/or endings
    Yellow
    Minimalism

    What about the "Dog Days of Summer" ???

    Beginnings and endings it's too close to July assignment IMO, but minimalism should be very interesting.

    I'll suggest

    fire or heat

    It is August after all

    as I think about it, I do like minimalism

    My regarding seasonal themes are that while it may be "dog days" and "heat" up here north of the equator, it is winter for the members south of the equator. And we have many members who live south of the equator. It seems a better idea to offer suggestions/themes that all members can participate in...I'm just sayin'.
    I would prefer something like weather or similar rather than a single season such as summer...that or offer summer vs winter or spring vs fall to make it eligible for everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by casil403 View Post
    My regarding seasonal themes are that while it may be "dog days" and "heat" up here north of the equator, it is winter for the members south of the equator. And we have many members who live south of the equator. It seems a better idea to offer suggestions/themes that all members can participate in...I'm just sayin'.

    I would prefer something like weather or similar rather than a single season such as summer...that or offer summer vs winter or spring vs fall to make it eligible for everyone.
    Sorry, I forget about that. I keep thinking the whole world revolves around me (slinks off to the corner to hang head in shame)

    I have been in a minimalist sort of way lately so I am cool with that.
    No worries Iggy...I have seen it before mentioned I just wanted to address my $.02 on it...I have no problem with doing a verses assignment...might be kinda fun to do a "dueling seasons" theme actually....lol. Autumn verses Spring might be kind of cool in Sept or Oct . come to think of it.

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    Jas this is a great suggestion so i gave it its own thread - thx - Marko

    All I ask is that whatever the assignment, keep in mind it hasn't been less than 95 degrees in the last 2 1/2 weeks here. Nothing that involves chasing, climbing, or working up an additional sweat, please.

    I do like the idea of minimalism since I have never done it before. It looks like a challenging project.

    How about ...HOT!

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    How about ...HOT!
    I can do HOT! It's going to above 100 degrees for the next 3 days, above 105 for the rest of the week.

    Well, we don't have it quite that bad but we have the humidity here. Never been to Arizona but I hear it's beautiful.

    How are you about the theme "summer collage"? But minimalism would be good too.

    Ok, than if I'm not wrong the majority vote minimalism.

    Now start working on this assignment
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    OK everyone by my count Minimalism has the most support and so it is the assignment of the month.

    As mentioned in a previous suggestion thread, this month Casil403 will host the assignment. This means that she will likely comment on every post in the assignment. Other members OF COURSE SHOULD ALSO FEEL FREE TO COMMENT. Next month someone else can choose to host it or not.

    This month we are also introducing a 'level 2' assignment and we'll see how that goes as well.

    Ok then members, who will be posting first with something Minimalist?
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    Looks like I'm first!

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    Nice start Iggy! well done!
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    can this be considered "minimalism" ?
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    Nice one there Iggy...I like the cloud reflections on the glass.
    Edbayani...this is definitely minimalism. I like how you have really good control of the whites here...very well done...worthy of a nomination actually.
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    glad you liked it. thanks, casil.

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    i agree - really nice shot there ED, definitely minimalist and great highlight control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    Nice start Iggy! well done!
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    Very cool shot, Ed. Nice work.

    PS: You know until the discussion this month about this new "format" I always avoided commenting in this thread as I thought it would influence the voting. D'oh!
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