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07-26-2021, 08:48 AM   #1
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Single in August 2021

Welcome everyone to the Single In August 2021 challenge!

Theme days:

Wednesday, 4 August: MISMATCHED PAIR

Wednesday, 11 August: MONOCHROME

Saturday, 21st August: B/SELFIES

Wednesday, 25th August: ROAD LESS TRAVELED

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).

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


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Here's hoping!
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in, no idea what lens yet....
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in, no idea what lens yet....
Likewise

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I'm in. I'm thinking about the DA 18-135 which I have never singled and which might go nicely on the k3 iii. Or the DA 70 limited which is waiting for me to collect from the parcels office tomorrow...
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Gonna be at a wedding as a guest later in the month. I could try using the first half of the month getting a little more accustomed to the 77 before I will use it there, but I wonder if that even makes sense if I'm going to use it for candid portraits there, but I'm not going to be shooting people with it before or posting people's pictures at all. I could try hunting down statues
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In again too. I need to get to know the DFA 28-105, that's been sitting in the cabinet for months.

But still might dig out another prime at the last minute.

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I could try using the first half of the month getting a little more accustomed to the 77 before I will use it there,
Do it, the FA 77mm is an amazing lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ehrwien Quote
Gonna be at a wedding as a guest later in the month. I could try using the first half of the month getting a little more accustomed to the 77 before I will use it there, but I wonder if that even makes sense if I'm going to use it for candid portraits there, but I'm not going to be shooting people with it before or posting people's pictures at all. I could try hunting down statues


I have an FA 77 I have yet to exercise in the SIC....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Minimonster Quote
I'm in. I'm thinking about the DA 18-135 which I have never singled and which might go nicely on the k3 iii. Or the DA 70 limited which is waiting for me to collect from the parcels office tomorrow...
The 70mm limited is super sharp. I struggled a bit with the focal length though. Its still a cracker. Mind you, it would be interesting to see what the 18-135 produces on the K3iii

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I am in. The 20-40mm limited wasn't Sandy's favourite down in stirling, let's see what it does in the Lancashire air. I have been looking forward to this for so long
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I am in. The 20-40mm limited wasn't Sandy's favourite down in stirling, let's see what it does in the Lancashire air. I have been looking forward to this for so long
I really like my 20-40 amd had a great month with it.
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Hmmm, decisions decisions Ö



Yes, Iím in again; yes itís still the DA21; yes Iím still going to be boring you all by blethering about how awesome it is.
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Hmmm, decisions decisions Ö



Yes, Iím in again; yes itís still the DA21; yes Iím still going to be boring you all by blethering about how awesome it is.


but as long as you're happy....


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Yes, Iím in again; yes itís still the DA21; yes Iím still going to be boring you all by blethering about how awesome it is.
I never get bored by awesomeness, or, and I never thought I would say this, shopping trolleys! In fact, every time I see one out of context, I now make a mental note to return
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I shoot trolleys, too, thanks to a mate in Australia....

bizarre how things work...
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