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08-30-2021, 12:03 AM   #1
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Daily in September 2021

Daily in September 2021 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" September 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 September 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.

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?

Themes if you want to challenge yourself.

Saturday 4th Earth
Sunday 5th Wind
Saturday 11th Fire
Sunday 12th Sleep
Saturday 18th Green
Sunday 19th Changing seasons, depending on your hemisphere
Saturday 25th Macro/close up
Sunday 26th Animals of any sort

Themes are entirely optional and generally hard to remember!


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08-30-2021, 02:28 AM - 1 Like   #2
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There is a non-zero chance that I will take pictures and submit images every day.
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Iíll do my best. I did better this month due to the vacation. But work and home life make it hard to provide the level of thought and commentary on others images I think is deserved. Iím even behind posting my own images!

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After a reasonable hiatus I think I’ll be back in. Not sure what with so I’ll decide tomorrow.
Hope all and their loved ones are well.
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I joined the group a long time ago. It's time I finally actually DO the challenge!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I joined the group a long time ago. It's time I finally actually DO the challenge!
Yes indeed - we've all been talking about it behind your back for a long time. Psst... member but not doing it, sad really. (((( NOT! ))))

The cool thing about this challenge is that you are the judge of what is success. Joining and enjoying the images - that's fine. Taking images and contributing - also fine. Find your sweet spot and wade in one way or another.


we don't bite... often.

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I'm not sure... I like to fully commit to the challenges I take and in the SIC/DIC I rarely skip more than 2-3 days. But life and work are going to be very busy in September and I have serious doubt If I can manage to devote enough time. OTOH, shooting brings a sort of relief and rest to me so...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chris_K Quote
I'm not sure... I like to fully commit to the challenges I take and in the SIC/DIC I rarely skip more than 2-3 days. But life and work are going to be very busy in September and I have serious doubt If I can manage to devote enough time. OTOH, shooting brings a sort of relief and rest to me so...
Carry your GR about and I'm sure you will get some great shots. Not seen your fascinating labs for a while...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I joined the group a long time ago. It's time I finally actually DO the challenge!
"It's better to do a thing than to live in fear of doing it" Logan Ninefingers' father.

It's not that bad really. Just take a shot or 10 every day and post one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chris_K Quote
OTOH, shooting brings a sort of relief and rest to me so...
If during hectic day you look at photography as the reward for all the hard work, then capturing an image, any image, becomes something more than a chore.
QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
It's time I finally actually DO the challenge!
Welcome! I look forward to seeing your images
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Carry your GR about and I'm sure you will get some great shots.
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If during hectic day you look at photography as the reward for all the hard work, then capturing an image, any image, becomes something more than a chore.
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement... I think I'll give it a try!
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I think I’ll stay in for another month. But will miss a few days mid-month when we go away for a mini-vacation.
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I was hoping that a lens received today wouldn’t take much effort to get serviceable. Alas, not quite the case as the helicoid is desperate for new grease, it’s chock-full of fungus and part of the mount rim has broken in transit (plastic, fortunately doesn’t look too fundamental).
The lens in question: Konica Hexanon 40mm f/1.8. That will have to wait.

What to pick in the meantime..?
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Daily in September 2021 - discussion thread

Themes suggestions anyone?
September - Earth, Wind & Fire sprung to mind so perhaps one for earth, one for wind and one for fire?
Thereís also Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day, so we could have sleep or green too?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
September - Earth, Wind & Fire sprung to mind so perhaps one for earth, one for wind and one for fire?
Thereís also Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day, so we could have sleep or green too?
I like all these ideas.
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