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02-24-2021, 08:11 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Daily in March 2021 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" March 2021 Challenge (aka DIC) here at Pentax Forums!

Aim of the Game: Shoot daily and post one picture each day of the month to this group challenge using any camera gear you want. Our desire when starting this challenge was to be similar in culture to the popular "Single In" Challenge (aka SI or SIC) here at Pentax Forums, while instead being able to use any lens/gear we want each and any day of the month.

There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge.

Additionally for film shooters, you can post your film shot for the day according to the day you scan your image, if you want. We just ask that you also note the approximate date when the image was exposed, if possible. And of course any gear, film type and exposure setting details you might be able to provide are always appreciated.

Commenting: Posting our pictures to the daily threads for the month allows other participants to view and comment on them. Conversely, it’s hoped that you will comment on the pictures posted by the other members as well. Please don’t be shy, even if you don’t have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie. Your personal reactions to photographs are just as valid as any. We aim to be a friendly group and with regular commenting, we’ll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Daily shooting and sharing is great fun and a real challenge! As with the Single In Challenge, you’ll see what other members achieve with their selected gear which will sometimes be the same gear you’ve chosen for that day. In the comment banter you’re likely to pick up some photographic tips and ideas too. As the month progresses it can become quite demanding to keep shooting and posting every day (it’s a challenge, remember) but you’ll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA and GAS? Sorry, this game won’t help you!

Note: This 'Daily Challenge' started in January 2016 when a few regular members of the 'Single In Challenge' wanted to have a similar daily shooting/posting challenge format and interactive culture with the key difference of being able to switch the gear up during the month whenever desired. That said, if you're here considering whether or not to join the Daily Challenge for a month and haven't yet tried a month of the Single In Challenge, we enthusiastically encourage you to try one... Simply put, spending a whole month shooting daily and sharing with the same lens is a great way to get to know your gear.

How to participate:

1. Join the Group to be able to post pictures to the daily threads; you only have to do this once. The group’s name is “Daily Challenge (By Month)”. You’ll find a clickable link on that forum page to join the group.

2. Store your pictures in an on-line album somewhere. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, etc. Flickr is the most commonly used host, and makes it easiest for others to comment on your pictures.

3. Post your daily image into the daily picture thread in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. That image should link to where your image is hosted, so members can follow that link and comment on your images. That's it!

More notes:
** Some of us may be participating in both the Daily Challenge and the Single In challenges for the current month. When this is the case, please post a different image to each challenge for the same day.

** If you are going to be linking to your images in a Pentax Forum album, just ask for advice below if needed.

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture over at flickr.com and a window will open displaying the BB code. Select the 1024px size, then copy and paste the BB code into the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page in the Pentax Forum.

** If you're a Flickr member, here is the Flickr group to join: Daily Challenges (Pentax Forums)
Please remember to add your posted images to this Flickr group.

Each day you’ll see a new thread of pictures grow in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. By clicking on each picture in the daily thread you should be redirected to the photographer’s image page wherever it's hosted and there you will be able to add a comment and read/interact with those of others.

When you post your picture each day to the daily thread, in your post and/or on the linked photo page, please specify the camera/lens combination with your picture eg 'K5 & DA15 Ltd'. This makes it easy and helpful for others to note what gear you’re using. This is especially helpful for this Daily Challenge where our chosen lenses and/or cameras for each day may be changing frequently.

The thread you’re reading now is the month long general 'Discussion Thread' for Game > Daily In March 2021 Challenge. It's is a separate discussion thread from the picture posting thread referred to above. So we recommend that you subscribe to this discussion thread here as well to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with other Challenge members. This is the place to ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this month’s challenge.

** If you've been shooting daily pictures during the challenge month but have been away from the internet or have been too busy to post and want to back post your images to the daily threads for the month, please go for it. It is recommended in this case to also come back to the monthly thread here and post a comment to let the group know and provide some details to inspire us to visit your images.

This FAQ (made by Zorglub) may be helpful to understand the challenge process. It was created for the Single In Challenge so everything there also applies to this Daily Challenge except for the obvious key and major difference that this daily challenge is not bound to the use of one Single lens for the month.

There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge. Anything goes!

It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss any days, don’t worry about it. Just keep shooting and sharing! If you have any problems or questions, please ask below.

So who's in?

Theme days
Saturday 6 = something Welsh, Dragon or Daffodil, aka Leeks or leaks (I'm lost, but have fun interpreting as you wish! lol)
Sunday 7 = spring/autumn
Saturday 13 = cars or trains
Sunday 14 = colourful
Saturday 20 = off center
Sunday 21 = horizon
Saturday 27 = twos company
Sunday 28 = things to wear

Reminder, theme participation is optional.


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After a totally dismal showing this February Iím going to cheer you guys on. My son has asked me to run a D&D game and it literally takes place every day I have spare cycles. On top of which I already run three games for friends all over the world. I am still shooting a little. And plan to do more. I need to contain my son to a couple of days to make it manageable with my wife and father asking for their time with me also. (Rightfully so). Photography is going to get less time for now.
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28 days of 24mm ruined for another month of single challenge so I might hop on over here.

02-24-2021, 11:56 PM - 1 Like   #5
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I'll be in, I think. Some lifestyle changes in the pipeline but it might even mean a couple of different photo opportunities.
March 1st is St. David's day here in the UK. I think something Welsh, Dragon or Daffodil themed could make its way into the challenges?

Edit: I actually have a good idea about which lens I'll be using...

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I'm in. What about spring/autumn or cars or trains as themes.
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Think I might jump back in for March....
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colourful, off center, horizon, twos company, things to wear

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Intermittently participating, hopefully I will at least comment more in March than I did in February.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
After a totally dismal showing this February Iím going to cheer you guys on. My son has asked me to run a D&D game and it literally takes place every day I have spare cycles. On top of which I already run three games for friends all over the world. I am still shooting a little. And plan to do more. I need to contain my son to a couple of days to make it manageable with my wife and father asking for their time with me also. (Rightfully so). Photography is going to get less time for now.


We must sort out that chat...

And Iím in again. I am shooting, am still loving the DA21 on my KP, just not getting round to processing and posting as much as needed.

(D&Dís part of my reason too; game is really hotting up. Other part is starting re-watching Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me, and now on to the first series)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
I think something Welsh, Dragon or Daffodil themed could make its way into the challenges?
Leeks or leaks?
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Leeks or leaks?
Either/or! I like the idea of a leak being photographed.
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I stopped at my local camera store to buy some Cokin ND filters, and they had an M42 Takumar 105mm lens, and maybe I should not have made an impulse by, but I did. Anyone have experience with this lens?

I suppose I'll be using this with my K-1 in the month of March , or maybe even 27 February if I get a chance.
02-28-2021, 12:38 PM   #15
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I think that I'll join again. Was going to pass, but yeah. Why not!

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I stopped at my local camera store to buy some Cokin ND filters, and they had an M42 Takumar 105mm lens, and maybe I should not have made an impulse by, but I did. Anyone have experience with this lens?

I suppose I'll be using this with my K-1 in the month of March , or maybe even 27 February if I get a chance.
I have STak 105/2.8. I have tried it on my K-1 something did not match up, but all of my takumars has been a bit meh. Perhaps I should try to get that adapter installed better? I really liked my S.tak 105 on my K-3. and i have it on my *istDs now. Really nice little gem.
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