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    Well here we go again... and thanks for visiting my new thread :)

    2015's 52 is yet to finish but 2016's threads are rumbling in the background... so I wanted to post this up and show my early commitment for the next years TP52 project !!!

    It will be year 5 for me, and I'm sure it will be a busy year with everyday work and life commitments as usual, but again as I have been every year determined to keep as up to date as I can so I can keep my hobby ticking along year round with this project as a bare minimum :)

    2015 has been scatty for me as I predicted, but with any luck I will be moved home and settled in time for the 2016 '52 <touch wood>

    Rule wise I'm keeping it simple as always, same rules as the previous years

    MY RULES

    I will again allow myself No 'Jokers' and will submit a correct pic for each theme... minor 'shoehorns' or even 'crowbarred' shots permitting :D
    • I will try to post my photo's in the correct week :cautious:
    • I will complete all themes including 're-shoot' weeks
    • I will try and comment on as many 52 threads as possible, but as all 52'ers know, that's sometimes easier said than done
    Good luck everybody - Let the Nightmare continue Fun Begin

    Week 00 - OLD
    Week 01 - Metal
    Week 02 - Captive
    Week 03 - Miniature
    Week 04 - Happy
    Week 05 - Abandoned
    Week 06 - Camouflage
    Week 07 - Danger (ous)

    Week 08 - Topical
    Week 09 - The Living World
    Week 10 - Spiky
    Week 10 - Re-Shoot 'Metal'

    Week 11 - Artificial
    Week 12 - Personal
    Week 13 - Effort
    Week 14 - Technology
    Week 15 - Horizontal
    Week 16 - Vast
    Week 17 - Rough
    Week 18 - Covered
    Week 19 - Colouful
    Week 20 - Entrance
    Week 21 - SIZE
    Week 22 - Forgotten
    Week 23 - Stone
    Week 24 - Simple
    Week 25 - Re-Shoot 'Rough'

    Week 25 - Sign
    Week 26 - Flora
    Week 27 - Activity
    Week 28 - Life
    Week 29 - Hidden
    Week 30 - Lone(ly)
    Week 31 - Fauna
    Week 32 - Static
    Week 33 - Game
    Week 34 - Serene
    Week 35 - Black and White
    Week 36 - Ancient
    Week 37 - Urban
    Week 38 - Re-Shoot 'Captive'

    Week 38 - Pairs(s)
    Week 39 - BIG
    Week 40 - After
    Week 41 - Alien
    Week 42 - Liquid
    Week 43 - Cracked
    Week 44 - Spooky

    Week 44 - Re-shoot 'Abandoned'
    Week 45 - Pose
    Week 46 - News
    Week 47 - Young
    Week 48 - Cultural
    Week 49 - Arranged
    Week 50 - Male and Female
    Week 51 - Out and About
    Week 52 -




     
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    Well I now have my Wk 0 practice image in mind, just need to get the props out of boxes in the next couple of days and get a snapping...

    Also a thread 'Bump' as I started it over 6 weeks ago :D
     
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    Idea in mind, eh, looking forward to seeing it :)

    Cheers.
     
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    Don't get too excited :LOL:
     
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    So here is my first image... not the most exciting thing to listen to, but a '78' is relatively OLD in the realms of music.

    Week 0 - OLD

    [​IMG]Wk 0 - OLD by TP DK, on Flickr
     
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    Hi, nice, clean first submission, Dean, and welcome back.

    Cheers.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cheers Andy... and Haaaaaaa at the sign :D
     
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    Great start Dean and as I can remember playing 78's that makes me old less young too :(:D
     
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    Thanks Jill :)

    Well to be fair 78's are not that old are they, but technology wise they are ancient... don't make them like they used to do they :D
     
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    My thoughts exactly :p:whistle:
     
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    Ohhh...vinyl, 78s, arms, stylus...I got a thrill yesterday when my son asked me to set up the Marantz record player that I got him for Xmas. Hitting the play button, I loved watching the arm raise, move across and the needle hitting the vinyl. I even hung around to watch the arm lift and return to position once the first side was over.

    I got the same warm feeling looking at this image, there's just something fantastic about a set up such as this. Really nice capture!
     
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    Really like this interpretation. The inclusion of the tone arm and head-shell make the shot for sure. Good start!
     
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    Nice record shot Dean
    ( Sorry :coat: ) :D

    Great idea for an opener (y)
     
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    Hi DK, nice idea though for me the arm lets it down a little as it doesn't look that old, have you not got an old gramophone knocking round the house :p
     
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    I know what you mean... I still have loads of my original vinyl records (mainly punk stuff) and can't wait to get set up again if I ever move :D

    Thank you David :)

    Cheers Jason :)

    :LOL:

    Than you Chris :)

    Ermmmm funnily enough no :D

    Cheers Allan :)
     
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    Well done but I do tend to agree with Allan abut the arm, although my kids would think any arm looks old, I don't think they have ever seen one working (y)
     
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    Hi.
    What's a 78? Much too young to remember those ;)
    Nice shallow depth of field.
     
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    Hi DK ....wish I was too young to remember them ...I still treasure my Teddy Bears Picnic :D

    Super shot for the theme with a real nostalgic feel.
     
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    So what is it ?

    lol, i jest - very nice I did think about digging some vinyl out but none were really "appropriate" for the theme
     
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    Good start Dean, like the shallow dof and the focus point.
     
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    Really like the shallow DoF, great shot!
     
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    Interesting shot, like the angle, and dof,
    Wish i had my old vinyl, and dansette record player,
     
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    Thanks Chris :)

    I didn't even think about the look of the arm... although it is about 30 years old it does look VERY plastic :D

    Yeah right :whistle:
    Thanks Anita :)

    Ha haaaaa :snigger:

    Thanks Susie :)

    :D
     
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    Great minds eye Jon !!! - Thanks :)

    Cheers Stan :)

    I wasn't sure whether to do narrow or deep, I decided on narrow in the end as vinyl is very popular again at the moment so it could have been new at first glance :)

    Thanks Sam :)

    Thanks Walter :) - I'm glad I kept all mine, although I did think about just getting rid of several times when sorting the loft... the 78's were my father-in-laws, he left them to me as he knew I kept mine :)
     
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    Good shot there DK, and I think wise to blur the arm, as it is obviously of a different era to the shellac.
    I like the framing with the spindle offset to the left balanced by the arm coming in from the right and the colours look true to my eye (I suspect that an auto WB would not have sufficed).:clap:
     
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    Its a bit like a cd....
     
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    I love this - perfect for the theme and reminds me of the huge radiogram and 78s of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan that my dad gave me as a kid. Not what the rest of my mates were listening to at the time! Nice composition and good use of dof.
     
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    Good grief - didn't the player come with a crank handle too ?!? Sorry for the late response - didn't realise TP52 had re-started. Well done Dean.
     
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    Cheers Tim :)
    Thanks... yes I did compose it to get the arm coming in from the top corner, and getting the speed '78' in the top LH thirds to hopefully catch the eye :pompous:

    In that it has music on it yes :D

    Thank you Emma :)

    LOL... Thanks Carl :D
     
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    Nice start DK. Spot on theme and I like the composition. I might have extended the DoF to include the logo and words 'His Masters Voice' too though.
     
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    Thanks Lee :)

    I did try one like that but it brought the arm too much in focus too, so settled for narrow :)
     
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    And onto this weeks...

    I did pop out today to specifically get a shot for the theme, but as mentioned elsewhere so will not drag it out, I spent hours out taking shots of the local seal pups and got on;y a couple of shots for the theme out of in excess of 400 images :whistle:

    So here are ALL my efforts, I did find a third shot that I took whilst doing the sels too but it's not that interesting.... but I'm including it anyway, so here I give you -

    Week 1 - Metal (as always best viewed large on Flickr)

    'Thing' ... no idea what this is (possibly part of an old buoy ??) I just liked how it stood out from the dunes...

    [​IMG]Wk 1 - Metal by TP DK, on Flickr


    'Gate' ... I liked this as I liked the rusty colours and also I thought the shapes looked a tad like my forum 'dk' name :D

    [​IMG]Wk 1 - Metal 2 by TP DK, on Flickr


    'And the last one... just scrap metal washed ashore, soooo annoying the crap we find on our beaches :(

    [​IMG]Wk 1 - Metal 3 by TP DK, on Flickr


    Thanks for visiting all :)
     
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    #2 for me, seems to say metal more strongly that the others and I like the colours and textures
     
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    Cheers Chris, I agree it certainly is the most vibrant of the three :)
     
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    Nice use of complimentary colours colours in #1 DK, but I'm a sucker for shallow D0F shots and the texture of the rusty metal on the gates is really strong. Not really feeling the love for the Seal shot though.
    So #2 for me.
     
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    Hi, Dean, #1 for me, by a long way.

    #2 has a distracting BG and my eyes can't seem to rest anywhere in #3.

    #1 had a dreamy feel about it. The red really pops out and I sense not much PPing has been done, which is always good. I'd like to see a longer exposure to get some movement into the grass and clouds to really make the red thingy pop more.

    Good show.

    Cheers.
     
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    HI DK. I too like #1 - not because it screams Metal, which #2 does most effectively of course, but because of it is a complete photograph in the sense that it has a specific point of interest, complimentary colours interacting and lovely details that occupies a viewers eyes. Spot on :clap:
     
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    #1 for me, too. I love the way the soft tones and textures of the dunes contrast with the red 'thingy' and I found myself asking questions about what it is and how it got there. Great shot!
     
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    I like 1 & 2, with 2 being my favourite.

    Lots of detail captured and I like how the background changes at the join of the gate.
     
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    Hi Dk, No1 for me I like the random piece of metal in the sand it makes me wonder why its there, well spotted
     
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