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Picture of The Week (POTW) 437 Jan. 8-14, 2017
Posted By: smf, 01-08-2017, 06:16 AM

Welcome to another round of Picture of the Week (POTW).

POTW is a great spot to show off any shots you take or are editing within the thread's date range. In other words, you can post your shots from this week AND last week.

I hope the shift to a Sunday starting day will prompt more photographers to participate.

Please consider including in your post any special circumstances or tips on technique or equipment which might be interesting to others.

Although I posted two examples of processing for the same image, participants should not assume any obligation to do so.

Please identify your camera and lens if that information is easily available to you.

Please invite other Pentaxians to join us.

Some rules:
1) No theme, just post your favorite pix
2) Six or fewer images per person per thread to prevent thread bloat
3) Any Pentax, Ricoh or Samsung camera, film or digital

The current host will invite a new host via Private Message (PM). If possible, the new thread will be linked to the previous one. If the thread doesn't start, please contact bluestringer, Moderator, via PM.

Here are the records of previous POTW thread hosts: 1 Peter Zack, 2 Eaglerapids, 3 rmtagg, 4 Peter Zack, 5 daacon, 6 Bramela, 7 mtnbearhug, 8 dantuyhoa, 9 gawan,10 roentarre, 11 daacon, 12 Kris, 13 mtnbearhug, 14 SCGushue, 15 daacon, 16 maxwell1295, 17 dantuyhoa, 18 daacon, 19 maxwell1295, 19(2) daacon, 20 Bramela, 21 Syb, 22 maxwell1295, 23 maxwell1295, 24 dantuyhoa, 25 Gawan, 26 Peter Zack, 27 borno, 28 daacon, 29 gawan, 30 Damn Brit, 31 maxwell1295, 32 maxwell1295, 33 dantuyhoa, 34 daacon, 35 Peter Zack, 36 Damn Brit, 37 Borno, 38 Kevint, 39 Peter Zack, 40 Timbo13, 41 daacon, 42 daacon, 43 gawan, 44 dantuyhoa, 45 daacon, 46 Rense, 47 daacon, 48 Rense, 49 borno, 50 Rense, 51 daacon, 52 Peter Zack, 53 Peter Zack, 54 dadipentax, 55 David Whiteley, 56 planedriver, 57 daacon,58 Bramela, 59 daacon, 60 gawan, 61 virgilr, 62 daacon, 63 RickL, 64 Peter Zack, 65 Peter Zack, 66 Causey, 67 daacon, 68 Bramela, 69 georgeweb, 70 daacon,71 seacapt, 72 daacon, 73 AOski, 74 Rense, 75 eccs19, 76 daacon, 77 xs400, 78 daacon, 79 Bramela, 80 Borno, 81 legacyb4, 82 daacon, 83 gawan, 84 Rense, 85 Peter Zack, 86 davef, 87 davef, 88 xjjohnno, 89 Bramela, 90 Peter Zack, 91 daacon, 92 stevebrot, 93 reeftool, 94 jezza323, 95 oldschool, 96 Iris, 97 Rense, 98 planedriver, 99 xs400, 100 Peter Zack, 101 Netuser, 102 Photolady, 103 Tamia, 104 Irishwhite, 105 Ramseybuckeye, 106 xjjohnno, 107 Bumbibop, 108 JeffJS, 109 Tpeace, 110 Nomad, 111 Photolady, 112 rparmar, 113 Peter Zack, 114 casil403, 115 Tamia , 116 JeffJS, 117 bbluesman, 118 Clou, 119 ruggiex, 120 Jimbow007, 121 jmschrie, 122 VaughnA , 123 pop4, 124 casil403, 125 woof, 126 twitch, 127 stevebrot, 128 ohce, 129 jmschrei, 130 photolady, 131 photolady, 132 bbluesman, 133 rparmar, 134 reeftool, 135 reeftool, 136 Oldschool, 137 xjjohonno, 138 KarenH , 139 Rense, 140 daacon, 141 Tamia, 142 JeffJS, 143 bbluesman, 144 fotaki, 145 fotaki, 146 Woof, 147 Bramela, 148 Bramela, 149 Tamia, 150 Nomad, 151 Clou, 152 drugal, 153 rparmar, 154 Nomad, 155 jmschrei, 156 noelcmn, 157 noelcmn, 158 rwfarnell, 159 ramseybuckeye, 160 christophleipzig, 161 JeremytheIndian, 162 SpecialK, 163 emetcalf, 164 emetcalf, 165 stevebrot, 166 rparmar, 167 Mattt, 168 JeffJS, 169 jmschrei, 170 fotaki, 171 xs400, 172 TOUGEFC, 173 TOUGEFC, 174 Warped, 175 MaryAD, 176 Davidw0815, 177 baro-nite, 178 baro-nite, 179 pentaximus, 180 lukulele, 181 lukulele, 182 rob 1234, 183 lukulele, 184 lukulele, 185 pentaximus, 186 ramseybuckeye, 187 ramseybuckeye, 188 StDevious, 189 Free Soul, 190 Clou, 191 brvnara, 192 pentaximus, 193 Noelcmn, 194 Noelcmn 195 GmcarsMAN, 196 jmschreii,197 wolfiegirl, 198 xjjohnno, 199 Arn , 200 Peter Zack, 201 bluestringer, 202 cif, 203 Rollsup, 204 noelcm, 205 Davidw0815, 206 Davidw0815, 207 cif, 208 ramseybuckeye, 209 paulh, 210 Oldschool, 211 SpecialK, 212 mecrox, 213 pentaximus, 215 bramela, 216 jmschrei, 217 Exandr, 218 Noelcmn, 219 Noelcmn, 220 sergiu, 221 sergiu, 222 sergiu, 223 sergiu, 224 sergiu, 225 sergiu, 226 sergiu, 227 sergiu, 228 Davidw08, 229 reeftool, 230 reeftool, 231 cif, 232 mecrox, 233 mecrox, 234 glennbp, 235 glennbp, 236 pentaximus, 237 pentaximus, 238 pentaximus,239 Paul, 240 Nick Nero, 241 Arnold, 242 Arnold, 243 Arnold, 244 Arnold, 245 Nick Nero, 246 ramseybuckeye, 247 ramseybuckeye, 248 Douge, 249 Douge 250 Douge, 251 Dr Orloff, 252 lukulele, 253 lukulele, 254 nosliwmit, 255 nosliwmit, 256 nosliwmit, 257 casil403, 258 casil403, 259 Davidw0815, 260 Davidw0815, 261 ruggiex, 262 ruggiex, 263 mecrox, 264 pentaximus, 265 pentaximus, 266 SpecialK, 267 SpecialK, 268 filoxophy, 269 mecrox, 270 mecrox, 271 mecrox, 272 Paleo Pete, 273 Paleo Pete, 274 geomez, 275 geomez, 276 geomez, 277 mecrox, 278 mecrox, 279 mecrox, 280 Noelcmn, 281 Noelcmn, 282 Noelcmn, 283 Noelcmn, 284 Noelcmn, 285Alkazalsir, 286 StephenHampshire, 287 StephenHampshire, 288 wolfiegirl, 289 Bucfan1234, 290 nosliwmit, 291 wolfiegirl, 292 wolfegirl, 293 ramseybuckeye, 294 ramseybuckeye, 295 josh-fuggle, 296 mattb123, 297 jcdoss, 298 jcdoss, 299 Papa Lazarou, 300 Bucfan1234, 301 Bucfan1234, 302-noelcmn, 303-noelcmn, 304-noelcmn, 305-noelcmn, 306 noelcmn, 307-atupdate, 308-atupdate, 309 mecrox, 310 mecrox, 311 mecrox, 312 Papa Lazarou, 313 Papa Lazarou, 314 lukulele, 315 lukulele, 316 cif, 317 cif, 318 mecrox, 319 mecrox, 320 pentaximus, 321 pentaximus, 322 pentaximus 323 pentaximus 324 StephenHampshire, 325 StephenHampshire, 326 Jessesdad, 327 Catscradle, 328 Catscradle, 329 Catscradle, 330 Catscradle, 331 Imatginarium, 332 Imatginarium 333 Imatginarium 334 Imatginarium 335 Imatginarium 336 Imatginarium 337 Imatginarium 338 Imatginarium 339 Imatginarium 340 Imatginarium, 341 phoenixvision, 342 dave kitson, 343 Wolfeye, 344 Noelpolar, 345 Noelpolar, 346 K David, 347 K David, 348 Hattifnatt, 349 Hattifnatt, 350 TimPGH, 351 TimPGH, 352 Glenn5995, 353-Simon_199, 354-Noelcmn, 355 noelcmn, 356 noelcmn, 357 noelcmn, 358 noelcmn, 359 noelcmn, 360 ramseybuckeye, 361 ramsbuckeye, 362 Flugelbinder, 363 K David, 364 K David, 365 K David, 366 K David, 367 K David, 368 Hattifnatt, 369 Hattifnatt, 370 Hattifnatt, 371 Hattifnatt, 372 SointulArt, 373 mecrox, 374 mecrox, 375 mecrox, 376 mecrox, 377 reeftool, 378 reeftool, 379 reeftool, 380 K David, 381 K David, 382 K David, 383 K David, 384 K David, 385 K David, 386 K David, 387 K David, 388 K David, 389 K David, 390 smf 391 smf 392 smf 393 smf 394 smf 395 smf 396 smf 397 smf 398 smf 399 smf 400 smf 401 smf 402 smf 403 smf 404 smf 405 smf 406 smf,407 ramseybuckeye, 408 ramseybuckeye, 409 stubyles, 410 stubyles, 411 stubyles, 412-423 SD_Bob, 424-427 dave kitson 428-37 smf

The image of the cardinal was captured through the glass of a sliding door with a handheld K-S2 and smc Pentax-F 1:4.5-5.6 100-300mm. A posted version was processed in Smart Photo Editor, which offers many filters. I welcome comments and criticism of my images — by PM if you prefer to use that method rather than post in this thread.

Best wishes to all.


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01-08-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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That 2nd one is very nice Stu-that background adds a lot of character.
A contribution from me. Regrettably, not able to contribute to last weeks POTW, as I was spending some time with my son who was visiting from the USA, and we spent some of the time in Pilansberg National Park, where the internet connections was poor.
My son loves snakes, and there was the obligatory visits to snake parks.


Blessed to see Leopard twice during our brief stay in Pilansberg


We just missed the birth of this little one-here it was attempting to stand for the first time-notice the placenta and the umbilical cord


And elephant landscape- this was a troublesome elephant imo, as it caused a road block the day before, and refused to let any cars pass, and threatened with flapping ears and aggressive stance at any car that approached close.


And it has been raining for almost 2 days now. A statue in the rain.

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Congratulations are in order Dave-50 years- what an achievement! Now who deserves the medal.Probably the wife .

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Now who deserves the medal.Probably the wife .
She would definitely agree with that.....

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When the new POTW thread is posted, should the dates be Jan. 15-21 or should the stated dates be Jan. 8-21?

The longer time span would reflect the fact that images captured during the previous week, but perhaps not processed then, are welcome. (That routinely is stated in the thread's explanation.)

I ask because a Pentaxian politely raised the point and explained that narrowing the span to a week's dates in the thread's title approximately a year ago discouraged his participation. It seemed to him that images from the previous week were less welcome.

Before he wrote, I thought that stating the new week's dates (rather than a two-week span) in the title was consistent with the thread's Pictures of The Week name and that the explanation in the text adequately welcomed images captured during the previous week.

Please reply in this thread or by PM.

Also, If I continue to host POTW, I plan to post only one or two of my images in the introductory message. That would reduce the loading time for people opening the thread. And I thank the Pentaxian who made that suggestion. (Perhaps I would sometimes post supplemental images later in the thread, but I would respect the thread's suggested maximum.)

By the way, a reason for attaching an image to the introductory message is to have a new thumbnail image (rather than a question mark icon) associated with the thread.

Please notify me if you want to be my repacement as host of POTW and to invite someone to host when you no longer are available to host. I am trying to be helpful, not trying to monopolize the hosting. But I am willing to continue next week and thereafter if no one volunteers to host.

Thanks to everyone who posts in POTW threads!

Best wishes to all.

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I would keep the current format- keeping it POTW- but highlight the fact that images from the previous week are welcome and invited. Otherwise it would not be POTW, but should be POPTW- Photos of the Past and (current) week. But really not a serious problem.
And it may be an idea, if we want to attract more entries, to ask the Webmaster to advertise this thread elsewhere- such as the weekly challenge or monthly challenge, much the same way that previous Project 52 Challenges are "advertised:" in current Project 52 challenges.
On the other hand, I've noticed there are a lot of new Forum members of late, and perhaps they could be encouraged to look and post @ POTW.
A hearty thanks Stu for hosting POTW for so long.
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QuoteOriginally posted by smf Quote
When the new POTW thread is posted, should the dates be Jan. 15-21 or should the stated dates be Jan. 8-21?

The longer time span would reflect the fact that images captured during the previous week, but perhaps not processed then, are welcome. (That routinely is stated in the thread's explanation.)

I ask because a Pentaxian politely raised the point and explained that narrowing the span to a week's dates in the thread's title approximately a year ago discouraged his participation. It seemed to him that images from the previous week were less welcome.

Before he wrote, I thought that stating the new week's dates (rather than a two-week span) in the title was consistent with the thread's Pictures of The Week name and that the explanation in the text adequately welcomed images captured during the previous week.

Please reply in this thread or by PM.

Also, If I continue to host POTW, I plan to post only one or two of my images in the introductory message. That would reduce the loading time for people opening the thread. And I thank the Pentaxian who made that suggestion. (Perhaps I would sometimes post supplemental images later in the thread, but I would respect the thread's suggested maximum.)

By the way, a reason for attaching an image to the introductory message is to have a new thumbnail image (rather than a question mark icon) associated with the thread.

Please notify me if you want to be my repacement as host of POTW and to invite someone to host when you no longer are available to host. I am trying to be helpful, not trying to monopolize the hosting. But I am willing to continue next week and thereafter if no one volunteers to host.

Thanks to everyone who posts in POTW threads!

Best wishes to all.
Hi,

one week is just fine and images from the previous week are welcome too . After all this is POTW.

Best wishes Eva
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Thanks very much to all who have responded to my message. I plan to post a message in this thread after the new thread is posted. That likely will be this evening (in the U.S. Eastern time zone).
Best wishes.
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The new thread is here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/129-weekly-photo-challenges/338113-weekly...ml#post3882552

Also, after reading replies in this thread and PMs sent to me and after consulting Adam, I placed the dates Jan. 8-21 atop this week's thread.

I would prefer having only the current week's dates in the thread's title. But I am willing to give stating the two-week span a try, hoping it will encourage more participation and not confuse people. (I intend to post a new thread on Jan. 22. By giving stating the two-week span a try, I mean using that span in the thread's title.)

Adam has graciously written that he will promote POTW on a Facebook page.

I have begun including a POTW invitation when I send a welcoming message to people who have introduced themselves in the new-members thread.

I hope you will invite other Pentaxians to post in POTW.

Best wishes.
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