365 Project **Challenge #1** July 11-17**

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365 Project **Challenge #1** July 11-17**

The objective of this challenge/project is to help everyone become more familiar and comfortable with their camera by attempting to use it daily!

I will post a new theme each week starting Saturday 7/11 and will continue on every Saturday.

Everyone who wish to participate is encouraged to try and take pictures on a daily basis that will emphasize on that week's theme.

Remember this project is a learning experience. Everyone is welcome to give CC as much as possible. Also include your photo settings.

July 11 to July 17 the theme will be: Abstract or Abstract Art

Here is a definition for your reference (from dictionary.com):

Ab⋅stract
Thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea;
Expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance, as justice, poverty, and speed.
Fine Arts;
of or pertaining to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., esp. with reference to their relationship to one another

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"EL2" wrote:

pertaining to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., esp. with reference to their relationship to one another

not sure if this qualifies, but it's the only thing i have for today. of course, c&c is welcome.

Day 1

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Had two that I liked, but I think this is the more abstract.

IMG_9009 copy web

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Amber, you can share as many picture as you like Smile

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Changed it to crayons

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So, are we doing one photo a week or a photo for the day? Sorry if this was already explained maybe I just missed it somewhere?

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"kshiell" wrote:

So, are we doing one photo a week or a photo for the day? Sorry if this was already explained maybe I just missed it somewhere?

i think the goal is one a day but you can post as many or as few as you like. i think. Wink

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"mikael's mommy" wrote:

i think the goal is one a day but you can post as many or as few as you like. i think. Wink

Yes, the goal is to take pictures on a daily basis, but for some it might be too much - so we leave it open to however many picture you can take specific to the theme for that week.

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Another one from me today

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Day 2

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my cake-in-hand shots don't count as "abstract" do they? Wink

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"klebanik" wrote:

my cake-in-hand shots don't count as "abstract" do they? Wink

It should be ok Kelly.

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I'm going to be doing this project too but I have to wait until next week probably. My 18-55mm lens is broken Sad and I only have a pretty heavy duty zoom so I'll try to get a few photos with my current lens but so far I haven't like anything I've taken with the abstract essence! I think it's a fantastic idea though! Smile

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I cropped this too close Sad

ISO 1600, f2.8, SS1/125

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These are soo good everyone. Keep em comin'.

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Day 1- Jack's birthday, had no idea we were starting that day, so I did not intentionally take any pictures for this challenge (however, I know I have ones that would qualify :lol:)

Day 2

My desk as abstract art

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Day 3
The kitchen as seen through my coffee pot

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gwen i love that coffee pot shot! unique!

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Every one is doing a superb job! I really like the creativity that is coming out of this one. Can't wait for more pictures.

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day 4

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Day 4

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I had a bit of a hard time with this one... I had no idea what to shoot. So Here's mine.. It's my heater.:D
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Ok this was so fun!

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w. a tighter crop (could decide which was better)
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Yummy!

ISO 1600, SS 1/80, f/3.5 with speedlight

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First attempt I'm not totally happy with it but I seem to be struggling with the abstract theme...I'll keep poking away at it, taking as many pictures as I can. I have lots just don't seem to like any of them well enough to post.

Second attempt:

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Day 5

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Lol The coffee pot is SO my whole life!
Shanna, the vase is beautiful and simple.

Here are a few from the first few days of the challenge:
Lantana

childhood memories


just another morning

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these are so much fun, I'm really enjoying what everyone is coming up with. Smile

Here's today's, which I took from behind the steering wheel of my car. I really wanted to get the big smiley face that was on the end of a ladder of a truck in front of me, but he turned before we came to a stop light where I could have gotten it. That would have been so fun! But then I saw the colorful ladders, and had to capture it. My SS is as high as it could go, full sun midday, so the top ladder's blown. But you know, I think it looks cool!

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ROFL drive by photography Gwen??? So not safe! Lol

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"klebanik" wrote:

ROFL drive by photography Gwen??? So not safe! Lol

I was at a red light!!!!!! Believe me, as tempted as I was to try to get the happy face on the work truck, I knew better than to do it while actually driving. Lol And at one point, the car in front of me came to an abrupt stop and I had to slam my brakes - my camera went flying! ugh. (that was on the way out of town, the truck picture is on the way back into town)

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molly - bingo daubbers?

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"Melvin76" wrote:

molly - bingo daubbers?

lol I don't know what that is. My picture is of a water droplet (frozen in motion) from my kitchen sink Smile

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last day
fun with frosting & dye
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last day
fun with frosting & dye

Beautiful, I love the heart in the very middle! Great job capturing the "abstract" theme!

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Here's my go Smile

this one's not perfect but i kinda liked it:

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said i would do this...almost missed it! here is my go!

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I took yesterday off, it was a rough day and I didn't want to touch my camera.

but wanted to finish the week with some strong color. Wink the sun was dipping down in the sky behind the umbrella ...

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very cute! I took pics today, but of people. Stupid Kelly!

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Jamie, nice to see you popping in too!!!

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I'm anxious to hear what's next on the list Biggrin

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Thank everyone for participating in our very first 365 project theme. For those of you that wants to join. I have posted the next theme for July 18-24.

Stacey - pls unsticky.