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PROJECT 52-11-10-NATURE- Flowers
Posted By: noelcmn, 11-14-2022, 10:27 AM

Welcome to the 11th Edition of Project 52, which I will be hosting for the year. Thanks to djb47 for hosting Project 52-10.
Let's get some Motivation
I have participated in a few Project 52 kind of thing and there are plenty out there. One of the many aspects that have come to the fore is the value of participating, one of them being how much you learn-about technique, out of the box thinking, getting to know your camera's potential and a host of other values. WHY NOT JOIN THE PROJECT! Besides some discipline, there is not much else required except if you are chosen the winner, in which case you judge the next weeks challenge.

Themes covered will include but not limited to:
Subject- Multi-subject challenge

1. Anyone and everyone interested in the challenge is eligible. The goal continues to be to have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques
with fellow Pentaxians.
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore. The theme/sub-concepts are chosen by the facilitator every week. You are only
required to submit a photo taken during the week of the challenge.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-11 thread for the week. Explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is about technique, and not camera, shots taken by non Pentax cameras are allowed. Cameras may be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot,
Medium Format, et cetera. And we will include images taken with phones as well.
6. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is active to be eligible for judging. It is up to the discretion of the current week's
Judge to accept or decline early/late entries i.e. a day earlier or a day late. Usually there is some flexibility here to allow as many entrants as possible. BUT
8. Additional images are welcome, but please keep them to a minimum. If more than one image is posted, make sure you identify your entry for the challenge.
Additional images should also please comply with rule 1 and rule 7.
9. Any picture taken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable.
10. The WINNER of each weekly challenge is the JUDGE of the next weeks Project 52-11 and may not participate in the challenge.
11. The host/facilitator (in this case noelcmn) may participate in the challenge, provided he/she is not the judge.

This week it is still Nature- and it is that much loved subject of Flowers. Any kind, and also includes macro, in case you want to do some petals or Stamens/pistils. And seeing that the northern hemisphere is in the grip of Autumn, and approaching Winter, when flowers are few and far between, this challenge is also open to Artificial Flowers, but not flowers from a floral design of fabric, advertisment, fabric, etc. The challenge covers the period Monday 14th to Sunday 20th November and will close at midnight 20 November 2022 for your time zone.

Do we need some inspiration?

This one from last week at Zoo Lake, where the Day Lilies, Agapanthus and Roses are on display.

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11-15-2022, 11:45 AM - 3 Likes   #2
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Today the weather was really nice, so I got the opportunity to take some photos of flowers. This was one of them.

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I've been really slacking in the photography department this year, and figured I should start participating here again to get me going. So here's the only flower in my yard currently, a fake one surrounded by my dead and overgrown flowerbed. K1, 1/640 ISO 400, A35-105 f3.5 @85mm f8


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No flowers left after the freezes this week so it's a faux bouquet refraction for this week's challenge.

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This hibiscus bloomed a couple days ago, but we had a freeze last night, so I rushed out to capture it this morning.
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In the last minute - just taken

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And an even later last minute entry, sorry, slipped my mind after a busy day yesterday. Hopefully the Judge will not be strict and disqualify this one.
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Challenge closed, and now it is over to Don (djb47) to do the judging exercise. Thanks all for you entries, wonderful stuff this week.

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Okay, the judging is complete.

Vasjebjorn -- nice color contrast and pleasing bokeh background. Like the anther detail.

jcdoss -- nice color contrast here also. I like the fencing detail and pale bokeh background. Usually less is more but not in this case.

turbo_bird -- interesting flower even fake, it looks 'hairy'. Nice light.

ramseybuckeye -- great capture. Hibiscus are such worthy subjects, our passed their prime weeks ago.

Yaki - very nice low key image. Those waterdrops add a nice touch to the composure.

noelcmn -- not too late, you hadn't closed out the challenge yet. :-)) I like the green tones and the center detail.

I keep going back to Jason's flower on the fence which is my pick for the winner of this challenge.

HM goes to Yaki.

Some great images this week. Well done all.

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