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03-28-2017, 08:35 AM   #1
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Single in April 2017

Welcome everyone to the Single in April 2017 Challenge!

Theme days:

Saturday 8th April: BACKLIT

Saturday 15th April: BLUR

Saturday 22nd April: B/SELFIES

Saturday 29th April: MULTIPLE EXPOSURE


Aim of the Game:To use the same lens each day for a month, posting one picture captured each day with that lens. The picture must be captured with a Pentax lens coupled to a camera body of your choice (including Pentax/Ricoh), a non-Pentax lens provided it is coupled only to a Pentax or Ricoh body, or a Pentax-Ricoh point&shoot camera. (Taking other pictures with other cameras/lenses is fine, but these wonít be eligible for this Challenge).

Note: several of us will be pulling out our fisheye lenses for some fun. We're calling it "Fish Eye April." Feel free to join us - or if another lens is more your speed, that's great too!

Commenting: Posting your pictures allows other participants to comment on them. Conversely, itís hoped that you will comment on those of other members. Please donít be shy if you donít have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie - your personal reactions to photographs are as valid as anyone elseís. Itís a very friendly group and with regular commenting, youíll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Itís great fun. Youíll learn heaps about how your chosen lens can perform and youíll see what other members achieve with their selected lenses - sometimes the same one youíve chosen. In the comment banter youíll pick up many tips on photographic technique generally, including post processing. As the month progresses it often becomes quite demanding (itís a challenge, remember) but youíll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA? - this game doesnít help you fight it!

How to participate:

1. First you need to join the Group to be able to post pictures; you only have to do this once. The groupís name is ďMonthly Photo ChallengesĒ. Youíll find a clickable link on that forum page to join.

2. Youíll need to have your pictures stored in an on-line album. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, Picassa etc. You actually post a link to the picture in your album into the daily picture thread.

** If you are linking to a Pentax Forum album, youíll find advice on how to post elsewhere in the Forum and in the FAQs below. One of the Challengeís stalwarts, patjp, has also prepared a short video on how to do this - itís on YouTube (Singlein.m4v)

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture and a window will open displaying the BB code. Copy it and paste into the Single in (month) Challenge thread in the Pentax Forum.

Each day, youíll see a new thread of pictures grow and by clicking on each you should be redirected to the photographerís parent album where you will be able to add a comment and read those of others. When you post each dayís picture to the Pentax Forum, please specify the camera/lens combination underneath your picture eg K5 & DA15 Ltd - this makes it easy for others to note what combo youíre using.

The thread youíre painstakingly reading now is the Discussion Thread for Game > Single in (month).

This is separate to the picture posting thread referred to above and youíll probably want to subscribe to the Discussion one to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with Challenge members. Itís the place where you can ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this monthís challenge.

So there it is. It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss a day, donít worry. If you have any problems, please ask. Weíre a very friendly, forgiving, international bunch. Come and try!

FAQs: Finally, Zorglub has kindly posted a FAQ collection here Ö. The FAQ - Monthly Photo Challenges - PentaxForums.com


Video below was created by patjp



03-28-2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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I'm in with the Q and the 03 Fish-Eye.

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I'll be dusting of the Rokinon 8mm. I may just leave it on the K-5IIs since isn't even remotely close to full frame.
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I've been failing at this lately. But I have the 8mm Rokinon fisheye and enjoyed single in use last time. So I may be in serious fish mode also.
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I'm in! No fish eye, though. I'm still doing my year with the M35/2.8. ... I've got a 0.35x auxiliary filter, though...

Anyway, the most exciting part of the kit is my new K-1. ^_^

With my new job settling down (and clearly paying me well), I think I'm ready to get back in the community. <3

Glad to see there's still a plan for belfies! Lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
I'm in! No fish eye, though. I'm still doing my year with the M35/2.8. ... I've got a 0.35x auxiliary filter, though...

Anyway, the most exciting part of the kit is my new K-1. ^_^

With my new job settling down (and clearly paying me well), I think I'm ready to get back in the community. <3

Glad to see there's still a plan for belfies! Lol
Play along by adding the fisheye effect in camera or in post. Lol.

---------- Post added 03-28-17 at 02:21 PM ----------

K-1. Snazzy!

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QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
I'm in! No fish eye, though. I'm still doing my year with the M35/2.8. ... I've got a 0.35x auxiliary filter, though...

Anyway, the most exciting part of the kit is my new K-1. ^_^

With my new job settling down (and clearly paying me well), I think I'm ready to get back in the community. <3

Glad to see there's still a plan for belfies! Lol
Good to have you back! And congrats on the K-1! It's going to be a while before I can spring for one of those. I'm stockpiling vintage full-frame lenses in the interim, though. Yeah. That's the reason.
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I was planning to sit out April and do a Daily In instead. With five "new" MF lenses to test, choosing just one is too daunting.

But now my homegirl Sara is back, capturing the mean streets of Kansas City, with a K-1 no less, I can't resist. So the DA10-17 it is. On the KP.

I'll still do the Daily In as well for those wanting to laugh at my first faltering steps with the Z

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I'll be here with Roxanne:




(officially, she's a Rokinon 8mm f3.5 AS IF UMC)


we're all going to be walleyed before May....
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I was thinking of joining with an old m42 135mm Kaligar (sp?) lens, but now I'm torn. I do like my 8mm Rokinon!
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so far, four of us are shooting with the Rokinon 8mm?
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I kinda feel like I NEED to get on board with the fisheye now! :-D
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