March 9th, 2008, 10:41 AM #61
Oh I have no doubt there were plenty of Xs at the speedway. (Including an X-girlfriend LOL)
Originally Posted by ValleyFan
I wasn't even looking for them but while shooting pictures of the truck race, it dawned on me as the race approached half way that he'd display the crossed flags. It was more tongue in cheek and spur of the moment than anything.
March 9th, 2008, 11:37 AM #62
I have been learning quite a few things through the experimentation required for these challenges. I've been able to use the techniques in my everyday shooting (like at Tip-a-King) to make things more interesting. The challenges started just after I got a new camera and lenses, so it's really helping me master all of the settings. They need to become second nature and that's happening real fast.
It's easy for me to take pictures of SOMETHING like an event like practice, derby dolls, tip-a-king etc, but it's another kettle of fish to be creative and find pictures out there in the world. This challenge makes us stay aware of our surroundings and opportunities for CREATIVE photography. It makes it worthwhile since our whole group are very clever, which keeps everyone on thir toes.
March 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM #63
Great job Watti! Really nice shots, and I agree with FBJ that you hit the theme dead on.
Looking forward to the next challenge....and hoping work eases up so I can focus on what's REALLY important.
March 9th, 2008, 11:01 PM #64
Sorry I couldn't get to critique in this thread, but honestly, great shots from everyone. As to the focus on my camera, it's a simple Kodak point and shoot. Not bottom of the barrel, but by no means high dollar. Not that it's really any excuse, because I know people are doing better with less. I don't know what the issue is with the focus, sometimes I get GREAT shots with it, and other times it won't focus to save my life. However, I noticed that the focus was off before I posted them, and I reasoned with myself that since we were to find "X without the X" I thought it might lend a bit more in an artsy fartsy type of way, which it apparently did not come across properly, lol. Thank you for the compliments as well as the critiques, I'll do what I can to work on it.
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March 9th, 2008, 11:20 PM #65
Ugh..Another one gone by without any participation.
Want to join back in..Just been really hectic working two jobs (1 day / 1 night) and moving. Hope to get back into the swing of things. Great job by everyone. Fantastic pics!
March 10th, 2008, 01:04 AM #66
Congrats Watti! Nice job!