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a photograph a day

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  1. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    this guy is taking and posting a photo every day this year. some of them are really quite interesting, some not so much. either way i like the idea of it.
    http://elfyphotography.webs.com/
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    That's a cool idea, thanks for posting it.
  3. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to have a look. I know what you mean about some shots being more interesting than others. I could probably pick out the less interesting ones. Unfortunately, when you take a photo every day you don't always feel like doing it! :)

    Thanks very much, it's something I've been meaning to try for a while now so I thought I'd make a New Year's resolution out of it. I'm actually surprised I've managed to stick at it. Hopefully I can manage to do the full year!
  4. daschoo

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    wasn't meant as a criticism. must feel like a chore a lot of the time but theres some cracking pics in there. i liked the one of the straws but i'm kinda scared to ask what you were thinking when you came up with the idea ;)
  5. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    They are nice pics. I have to look back through the archives more to catch up. Great idea!
  6. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    It's alright, I didn't think it was. ;)

    Yeah, the straws. I just wanted to do something kinda abstract and so had a hunt about the house to find something I could shoot in such a way that people wouldn't know what it was.

    Thanks. Yeah have a look, leave your comments, whatever you feel like really.
  7. Warick

    Warick Member

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    elfy, nice job. I enjoyed the gallery, and I really like the light trail pics. I've never seen them done quite like that. You've inspired me to pull out the old Nikon D50, and experiment. What kind of light are you using for these pics? :bow:
  8. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    there was a guy who took a pic everyday for about 20+ years too

    forgot the guys name but it was cool.
  9. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Thanks very much. Yeah, those ones seem to be quite popular. So much so that I had a go at another one for the latest photo. They're quite simple to do but involve a lot of trial and error when doing the actual trails themselves. Light is provided by one of these:

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    I use the flashlight pointed from various angles to light the scene and then unscrew the top to reveal the bare bulb in order to do the light trails. Taken with a long exposure (generally 15-30 seconds) the various shots are then blended together in Photoshop.

    Now that is dedication! I'll see if I can manage a year first and then we'll take it from there!
  10. DCgirl13

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    That's a freaking great idea! I might try this, maybe do a picture every day after I turn 25 to document my 25th year. :) The pictures are amazing too.
  11. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Bob should have done this with his gut.
  12. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    If no one minds I'd like to post weekly updates here on what I've been shooting? I'd hate to annoy anyone with it so let me know if I am.

    Another week complete. A week dominated by landscapes as it happens. Also, a still life of my dinner (inspiring stuff, I know), a shot of my wife with the dog, and the return of the light trail stick dudes!
  13. Warick

    Warick Member

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    No problem from me. I enjoy your work.
  14. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Cool.

    Time for another update then.

    A week dominated by still-life shots as it happens with a couple of portraits thrown in too - my own ugly mug being one of them!
  15. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Hey guys,

    more still life stuff this week, along with another self-portrait, a photo of the cinema in Glasgow, and of course the dog.

    Have a look, comment, abuse, ignore....whatever you like really.
  16. daschoo

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    like the one of the car, you sure about the old ugc being the tallest in the world though? my mate used to work in it and i'm sure it was the tallest in europe. unless of course one in tokyo or america fell down/was pulled down?
  17. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    I wasn't totally sure actually but what little bit of research I carried out online suggests that to be the case. It's definitely the tallest in Europe, I think it was the tallest in the world when it was built and it might still be the tallest. It's bloody tall, okay! :laugh2:

    Tallest cinema in the world?
  18. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    the hell, man?
  19. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Quite enjoyed the photos this week. Managed to get out and about quite a bit and got (in no particular order) some high speed water action, a shot of my old high school, a cool sculpture thing, a couple of horses, a mean and moody self-portrait and a weird advert-like, half photo, half line drawing Photoshopped effort of my compact camera.

    Quite a varied week really.
  20. elfy

    elfy New Member

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    Another pretty varied week this week including a shot of my mate being a goon, a few still life shots, another shot of the dog (bored with her yet?) and a couple of outdoor efforts. As always, let me know what you think.

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