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  1. Manc Man

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    Hear goes nothing, like a lamb to the slaughter.

    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
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  2. tyredout2

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    Welcome to the madness... would that be a flock of lambs heading in one "Direction"... the slaughter house !!!
     
  3. gramps

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    :LOL: can't be that bad ... can it? :eek:
     
  4. tyredout2

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    I hope not , but I'm sure we will find out soon enough...
     
  5. Manc Man

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    Couldn't make my mind up, when you hear the word direction the first thing that comes to mind is road signs or up and down. hears my take on direction.

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  6. Defiance

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    The first is a really good execution of the theme :) You may want to just close out the red dot on the lower right edge.

    Also like the interpretation of the theme in the second, although the reflections are a little harsh. Both really good though :)
     
  7. posiview

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    Ha, Ha, I see that you meant - great minds indeed.

    #1, well done, have zero sense of spacial awareness when I try these (y)

    #2, nice detail and motion. Just a few over exposed bits. I wonder if a bit of a crop might improve :thinking:

    Good start.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Donnie

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    I love the first one! Second one doesn't do anything for me to be honest though, but well executed nonetheless.
     
  9. danjama

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    I really like them both! Love the clarity of no2.
     
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    I prefer #1, and good luck with the rest (y)
     
  11. Manc Man

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    Cheers everyone, looking forward to week 2.
     
  12. clawz

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    Standby light on the Sky box me thinks! :LOL: ;)

    Nice execution too! never thought about the plug hole one though. :clap:
     
  13. gramps

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    #1 for me too, well done.
     
  14. tyredout2

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    # 1 for me , i like the idea of #2 maybe if there were a drop of food dye in the water to give it a little something extra.

    Cheers

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  15. Manc Man

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    Standby on the TV. Turned off all the other equipment and forgot that telly had a small red led light.
     
  16. blondie606

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    Hi Darren & welcome to the madhouse :wave:

    Liking your drain shot (y)...had the same idea but never got round to shooting it ( & daresay it wouldn't have been as good as yours )

    nice clarity , good focus , a few highlights but must have difficult to light...good start mister...kepp it up...only 51 weeks to go :clap:
     
  17. Nathalie

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    Hello Darren,

    For me, I like the colours in shot number 1.
     
  18. michael23

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    Hi Darren, great start to your project. Number 1 is great, very well done (y)
     
  19. Nikon_Nick

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    Excellent start, well done. Everytime ive tried doing those light painting type things, it has never ended up looking anything like I intended :thinking:
     
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    Excellent start - I really like number 1 too.
     
  21. Manc Man

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    Thank you everyone for your comments, having only taken up photography in the last 5 months it means I am doing something right, and love learning tips from other photographers on the forum.

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    Keep trying Nick, pic number 1 took me about 90 mins to get, it hard trying to get it right, but peoples comment when you get it right make it worthwhile.
     
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    Number 1 is simple and visually pleaseing - as others have mentioned clone out the dots and you have a winner!

    Phil
     
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    love no.1 and the idea of no.2 maybe milk would work well with that sink :)
     
  25. *Sarah*

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    Well done Darren.

    I love no 1, it shouts direction to me.

    I like no 2 its a good idea, I'm just wondering if you try a bit of food colouring in the water if it would show the direction even more?
     
  26. Manc Man

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    I tried milk, but the effect was very bad.
     
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    Might have to give it a try with some food dye, didn't have any at the time.
     
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    Hi Darren, a cracking start no 1 for me as well
     
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    Nicely exposed in number 1 and I really like the idea of 2. The reflection are harsh but I like the shutter speed for the water.

    Keep it up (y)
     
  30. Delta Skies

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    Darren. I like the idea of the plughole but the vivid colours of #1 give it the preference for me.
     
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    Really like the first shot, well done!
     
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    great light painting (something else to add to the To Do list)
     
  33. Manc Man

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    My original idea failed bad. Same red circle but then light painted my head, then a play on words. - A HEAD ONLY
     
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    Very nice start to you're 52 Darren, another vote for #1 here. Again I would just get rid of those extra lights in the background but apart from that top job...:)

    Look forward to seeing more from you this year :)
     
  35. Manc Man

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    Well here we go with week 2 – FEAR.

    This is a personal fear, having worked hard all my life, last year this nearly came true. This has to be one of my biggest fears, the thought of losing our family home.

    I am sure i will do some more aimed towards the theme as the week goes on.

    please feel free to comment.

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  36. Delta Skies

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    Blimey that was quick Darren.

    I like how you've taken the theme and put the personal interpretation to it. Even without the explanation you can work it out. Well done.
     
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    Blimey that was quick :).

    Such a simple yet wonderful interpretation of the theme. Love it Darren.
     
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    Darren, that is a very powerful pic, Very well taken.
     
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    Darren, great take on this weeks theme, the picture really tells a story of todays climate.
    well done
     
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    The plug shot is great for Direction. An original take on the theme. Agree that maybe a really tight crop on the plug could be more striking but a great shot none the less :)

    I am always a fan of shots like yours for Fear. Another original take on a theme and the fact that it is personal to you means more than any critique that can be offered.

    Good luck with the rest of the project, I look forward to following your work.
     

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