Day to Day Challenge

Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
After the April 2020 Challenge, several of us expressed their wish to just continue on, which lead to Daily May. The threads showed a nice participation rate, so that can be considered a good success as well.

The thing that some people struggled with wasn't daily posting - but posting an image shot on that day. So, for Day to Day, I'll relax the rules even further, but I'll still set a challenge in the end:
  • You are invited to contribute every - after all, that's the purpose of a rolling daily challenge.
  • If you miss a day, make up for it by posting several images when next participating; you can say so if you want.
  • However, only post several images *if* you feel the need to compensate. Let's keep the threads focused and compact.
  • Try to keep it up: Post on as many days in a row as you can, and really try to post images shot on the day you post.
    • It's what keeps you going; retrieving images from your stash means a break (in both senses of the word - but only one of them is desireable).
    • A tip: Do at least three consecutive days - or even better, a whole week or ten days; in some ways, it's quite like establishing a healthy habit - just do it for a while, you'll adapt.
  • If you find daily shooting onerous, here are a few tips:
    • Don't look for spectacular images, just *look* - this is not about outdoing yourself or others, this is about having fun shooting, and stress relief, not the opposite.
    • Stick with choices and explore opportunities - don't restrict yourself for the sake of restriction, but for the joy of discovering how far you can push things.
    • There's as much fun in switching gear as in holding on to a choice - explore, compare, adjust ... Keep yourself on your toes, but not until it hurts.
    • And, of course: Carry a camera at all times - it's never been easier than nowadays when almost everyone has a sufficiently capable camera in the pants pocket ...
We'll start tomorrow - or at least I will (by just continuing on with what I've been doing for months now); feel free to join me - you're all invited to the party!

M.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
No equipment restrictions? I find this the hardest part.
Steve, send me a list, I'll tell you what to ship my way ;)

Seriously, restrict yourself all you want - I usually do the same (M8 with Voigtländer 28mm f/2 - my true EDC). But since we're running this as a rolling challenge, it's not wise to overdo it. Additional, personal goals can be applied at any time. And as I said, I'll run an - additional! - monthly challenge in July, which in all probability will be a "Single in" affair all the way. I have to make up for April ...

M.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
For the record: This challenge continues; participation has been reduced during "Single in July 2020", but you're welcome to join in again.

And to all of our regulars: You're doing great - let's keep this going!

Today, we've posted images for 123 days in a row - a nice little waypoint ...

M.
 

tonyturley

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Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
SiJ was fun, but I am glad to get back to a bit more relaxed format. I did stick with one lens - the Pen F 38/1.8 - for both SiJ and the July D2D. I just swapped it between the Pen F and X-E2, based on which group I was targeting. Now that the Pen F is gone and SiJ is over (for me at least), I think I'm just going to park the 38/1.8 on the X-E2 and leave it there. Focus peaking on the X-E2 is much more accurate than it was on the Pen F.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
Since I have a little time at the moment, here's a little heads-up for next week (10-12 to 10-16):

I'll be out of town (school camp, in Corona times - don't ask ...), so I'll set up threads for each day of the coming week in advance, up to and including Saturday. Coincidentally, Saturday will also be our 200th day - we're on track; certainly something to be proud of, regardless of where this may still take us.

I don't know if and when I can post post, but of course I'll keep shooting; if push comes to shove (and that's not completely unlikely), it'll have to wait till I'm home (and had a good night's sleep). I'll try to keep up, though. Just don't expect miracles.

As for the circumstances, wish me, nay, wish us luck. At the moment, case numbers are going through the roof here in Switzerland (it's not yet as bad as in other parts of Europe, but certainly bad enough). However, neither politicians nor the heads seem willing to review their policies and reduce our obligations. So we're being made to guinea-pigging once more ... I hope everyone will see sense before things break in earnest. And I also hope it won't break right where we have to be next week ...

M.
 

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