May Prompts - So How's it Going? - Days 20-31

Julien

Top Veteran
Jan 6, 2012
103
Paris, France
Julien
I have 6 or 7 left, and they're pretty tough. I managed to shoot a bit yesterday, I hope the pics will still look good on a big screen. Will probably post a couple later today.
 

bilzmale

Super Moderator Emeritus
Jul 17, 2010
124
Perth, Western Australia
Bill Shinnick
Five to go and their not the easy ones. On reflection I should have tackled them earlier as I will be away from the computer for 5 days. Find myself reaching for the GRD III more often than not.
 

S Noel

All-Pro
Oct 5, 2010
124
Casey County, KY (Liberty)
Stephen Noel
I am finding that I have to get outside my instinct for subject matter. It is not the carefree photography that I love. In other words, it is a chore. I am not complaining. It is stretching my "photography muscles". To actually make an effort to go out and find the prompt. It is I think a very good thing, we are trying. It will make us better photographers on several levels. Not everything I have posted, am I happy with. But to complete another one is satisfying. To be one step closer to completing and not just quiting. Yes I have been tempted, the last few days. Not yet!
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
Well, I have failed miserably. I started out with the best of intentions, and in fact I have done quite a bit of photography in May, as my Flickr stream attests - but I found it really hard to shoot to a list. I tried a couple of tricks - going out with the intention of shooting for a single line item seems to have been most successful. I also put the list on a spreadsheet, thence on to Dropbox so that I had it with me at all times, but that wasn't the problem. The problem for me was fitting in amongst "normal everyday life" such a diverse and wide range of subjects. I even tried grouping the ones that were similar, but it really didn't help. I think that I have to be "in the mood" (or if you prefer, "in the zone") to shoot and the sheer diversity of themes defeated me.
 

Luke

Super Moderator
Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
Bill, the only failure is in not trying. You have been trying all month long......no failure in that. Don't fret about it....you got some great images. And there's still plenty of time left should you feel the urge to keep at it.
 

Luke

Super Moderator
Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
Updated Photo, of Despair and hopeless, to AVERTED. Calf in doing great, and so is momma. Check him out. :yahoo:
That is GREAT news Steve..... that photo bummed me out a little this morning. I understand the circle of life and all that jazz, but I always have a hard time with babies dying. So are they hand feeding the baby or did momma learn how to do her job properly?
 

pictogramax

Top Veteran
Aug 18, 2011
103
Belgrade, Serbia
I'm done. Just flooded the gallery with the rest of my images. Have to go on a business trip tomorrow so had to buckle it up.
Which forced me to shoot that "In the kitchen" prompt I've been avoiding for three weeks and left me with a weakest image in my set. C'est la vie, as they say:)

It has been quite a ride, scavenging for prompts, attempting to see this through. Equally enjoyed the various takes on the same subjects and the creativity behind numerous interpretations.

To me, apart the kitchen already mentioned, the toughest nut to crack was "High point" which eluded me constantly. Many times I deleted a weak attempt on the subject. The somewhat stronger solution came toward the end, at the traffic light.

Contrary to those, I had "Black" in abundance and several times delegated a shot to other prompt.

And I'm still amazed by strokes of luck I had with some subjects, when wonderful opportunities presented themselves out of nowhere, like "Absence of people", "Insects", "10 P.M." or "Work".
Interestingly, all those happened while I was most carefree, just strolling around without a firm purpose, open to whatever might happen.

All in all, it was a great experience. A big thanks to Luke for starting all this up (and tending to us all) and equally to everybody that joined!:bravo-009::2thumbs:
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I'm done. Just flooded the gallery with the rest of my images. Have to go on a business trip tomorrow so had to buckle it up.
Which forced me to shoot that "In the kitchen" prompt I've been avoiding for three weeks and left me with a weakest image in my set. C'est la vie, as they say:)...
Well done! I have lots of "weak" images in my set, but really, sometimes there is no other option and something is better than nothing, on occasion.
 

kathyh

Veteran
Jul 13, 2010
103
Ottawa, Canada
Kathy
I think I'm out. My computer has developed a major case of go slow. It takes forever to upload an image and trying to look and comment on anybody else's is next to impossible. If I can get the computer working properly again fairly quickly I may reconsider. Well done those who have already finished. I wish I could look at your pictures.
 

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