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  1. Bilko

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    Like a lamb to the slaughter I feel like I'm setting myself up for a fall here.

    I don't think I'm really able to do this, but I feel if I don't, my photography is never going to get off the ground.

    Week 1 Direction
    Week 2 Fear
    Week 3 Sigh
    Week 4 Sweet
    Week 5 Secure
    Week 6 Industry
    Week 7 Root
    Week 8 Handmade
    Week 9 Money
    Week 10 Win
    Week 11 Shiny
    Week 12 Magical
    Week 13 Vice
    Week 14 Entrance
    Week 15 Soft
    Week 16 Pride
    Week 17 Short
    Week 18 Flight
    Week 19 Authority
    Week 20 Leave
    Week 21 Random
    Week 22 Temperature
    Week 23 Abstract
    Week 24 Symmetry
    Week 25 Moody & Reshoot
    Week 26 Joy
    Week 27 Small
    Week 28 Straight
    Week 29 Letter
    Week 30 Contrast
    Week 31 Mineral
    Week 32 Dark
    Week 33 Time
    Week 34 Body
    Week 35 Liquid
    Week 35 Reshoot
    Week 36 Up
    Week 37 Duo
    Week 38 Flow
    Week 39 Friendship
    Week 40 Change
    Week 41 Natural
    Week 42 Age
    Week 43 Spread
    Week 44 Together
    Week 45 Pack
    Week 46 Art
    Week 47 Colour & Reshoot
    Week 48 Shadow
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  2. specialman

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    I did a 365 the other year - got about 35 days in and just couldn't find the time on an evening to keep up. But I don't regret it - I took some okay images and I learned a bit along the way, so it served a purpose.

    Just give yourself a brief that you know you'll be able to do, even on the weeks where time is very tight.

    You'll be fine - good luck!! (y)
  3. gramps

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    If I can do it, you can do it (y)
  4. Nathalie

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    Robert, do your best and you'll be fine. :)
  5. Bilko

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    Thank you, appreciate the support.
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  7. ..MD..

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    Tis hard to do I failed mine this year...:crying:


    But if you set yourself a target go for it .. You will see an improvement in your photography...


    A week is a long time use a few days to get ideas a few days to tey some shots then put your best effort up..



    Good luck I will call by now and again to see how you get on..!!



    MD(y)
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    I have to echo dave's words. I managed to complete 52 this year... But there were weeks I got behind. But by the end looking back my photography came on in such leaps and bonds the photos I posted got some great comments and even I could see an improvement to be proud of. But don't just post a photo and be done. I learnt pp techniques to enhance my photo. Enrich colours and sharpening were the most I might push things overall....but male a.word of difference.
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  10. Bilko

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    Rob, for me this is really good. A very strong sense of direction and movement, and you've got the arrow there as well. Great start.
  12. BobC45

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    My Lab was called Bilko, the omens are looking good for you:)

    Nice shot by the way, waiting by the arrow paid off.
  13. Rolyratman

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    lovely shot that and a great idea (y)
  14. blondie606

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    Hi Robert...just about to log off & spotted your thread ...welcome to the madhouse :wave:

    Love your interpretation of Direction....looks much better viewed bigger on flickr though (y)

    Only slight crit would be a little more space to the left for the car to drive in to...part from that it's spot on for me...nice work mister :clap:
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  15. Bilko

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    Thanks very much.

    I had a couple of ideas and one was taking pictures from a bridge over the carriageway, but it didn't work at all. I took pictures of the sign on it's own but when cars came by, I thought it might add to the theme. I took a lot of shots and I was disappointed by my camera shake in nearly all of them.

    Must try harder.

    I even got approached by the PSNI, but they were civil and so was I. So there was no problem once I explained what I was doing.

    Again, thanks for the support.
  16. michael23

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    Hi Robert, welcome! It is a great project to do, just remember to have fun with it(y) I completed last years and my what a sense of acheivement I got at the end. As for your direction shot, I like it, the inclusion of the sign is great. Good luck for the rest of the project (y)
  17. Bilko

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    Thanks Michael.

    I have to have something. I have no sense of imagination or an eye for a picture so this challenge may just help!
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    Love the car movement in this. Really nice feel of direction! (y)
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    Nice idea, well executed. I like it a lot!
    I really hope the weather clears up so I can get out and get something for my 52!
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    great shot love the sense of movement.
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    Pah....your image shows that you do have an eye for a shot & imagination to boot mister....keep at it...great start....self belief goes a long way ( I can talk:LOL: )
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    I like this. Nice one. I've never tried it myself, but wonder what this would have looked like with rear curtain flash to get a clearer image of the car at the end of its blur.

    Good luck with the rest of your 52, off to a flyer!
  23. Bilko

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    Thanks again everyone.

    Matty, that's a good idea, I didn't think of that, but would it have not been a bit risky though with the traffic?
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    Nice start. As Lynne said a bit more space in front would improve, but nice composition and inclusion of the sign post.

    Developing a photographer's eye just take time...soon you'll see photograph opportunities everywhere.

    Cheers.
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    ps...Don't forget to update the spreadsheet...link in 1st post where the themes are listed....makes life so much easier for seeing who's done what...I've updated wk 1 for you (y)
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    Great first shot Robert, its great how you've captured the movement of the car with the arrow in the background. Look forward to seeing your attempt at Fear.
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    Really love your first entry! Could have been better for me if only it was slightly more blurred, to the point of beyond recognition, but it works well as is too. Great idea to include the sign and that background is just delicious.
  28. Bilko

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    Thanks for the comments above.

    Now for Fear.

    I was really trying to figure out something and my first picture was a facial reaction. I wasn't convinced and so chose this rather touchy subject. I waited for someone to come into view before taking the picture to try and have the person beside the mural. I'm hoping the image works and speaks for itself.

    Critique more than welcome.

    Edited for the black & white version

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    week2fear-d by robertalexandershaw, on Flickr
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    Direction, like it the car adds the movement and gives context to the sign.

    For me your fear is the better of the two, probably not technically brilliant, (And i'm sure there are people better qualified than me to give you guidance) but what a well taken shot it does what to me a photo is all about captures a little bit of history and tells a story, everybody knows about the troubles that NI has had, but will the next generation, this photo captures that, for me anyway, i would have liked to see the top of the other fella on the wall, maybe taking it portrait may have got all that in.

    Well done and i look forward to seeing the rest
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  30. Rolyratman

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    Robert what a belter of a topic for the theme. This works for me on so many levels.

    I would of liked to see more mural and less of the cars and taxi building, maybe square on the mural with someone walking in front or even just the mural would be on theme.

    In black and white it would remind me of all those images in the papers back in the 80's
  31. Bilko

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    I like the B/w one best noise and all
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    Bilko

    just found your thread, wk 1 super take on the theme, great sense of movement and direction.

    Wk 2 wow, love it. B/W for me. The picture tells a powerfull story for the generation that remembers the trouble and struggle in NI. Well done (y)
  34. Rolyratman

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    Much prefer the grittiness of the black & white myself, good work :)
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    A powerful image in B&W, really well done!
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    Im liking both pics, they define the topics that has been asked and agree I think the black and white one looks good.
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    Doing a bit of catch up

    Wk1 - That's a great image, well thought out and a super sense of direction, a great sign and love the car movement !!!

    Wk2 - Another vote for the B&W Image - Strong fear for some i bet !!!

    Good luck with the rest of your challenge - most of all... Enjoy (y)
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    Direction, it works nicely, good movement, nice

    Fear, A great idea, I agree with the comments on the background, and it works... I think it could perhaps have been even stronger, if you could have roped in a volunteer to stand and look scared near the mural..
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    I like your fear shot, and for me the black and white version is the best one. It suits the subject matter.
  40. Bilko

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    Thank you for the comments. I'll go with the black & white version

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