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09-26-2023, 06:59 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Single in October 2023

Welcome everyone to the Single In October 2023 challenge!

Theme days:

Friday, 6th October: SUNRISE/SUNSET

Friday, 13th October: PEACEFUL

Saturday, 21st October: B/SELFIES

Friday, 27th October: SPOOKY

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, Picasa 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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I'm in. An other month with K135/2.5. This time with moving aperture blades.
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I think I'm in; probably with the DA* 55/1.4.
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Maybe in, again with 20-40.
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I'll be in from the 4th when I'm back from Lisbon. Not sure what, maybe Sigma 35-70 manual focus.

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In for Oct with the FA 43mm I received a couple weeks ago.
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I'm thinking of jumping in with the DFA 21mm Limited. Feels like I wanted this lens so bad but then I didn't use it as much because... laziness. To be honest, I'm now spending 4 days per week at the gym, 2-3 hours per session, not so much time left for wondering around. But who knows.
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I'm in with something a bit lighter than the DFA 150-450 beast. Probably the Cosinon 50/1.7 or the Pentacon 50/1.8. I have some film to use up, so I may put one of them on the K1000 and do a bit of contrasting and comparing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
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with the K50/1.2
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
with the K50/1.2
Boktober...
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Boktober...
aye, it'll be fun...


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Iím in for October. I was sure what Iíd shoot when I came to write this but am rethinking now that I saw the Boktober reference. Hmmm, let me seeÖ
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hattifnatt:
Is is ok if I post my 1 Oct picture on this thread tomorrow? I took it but after hiking for the whole day I'm crushed and too tired to process it.
Yes, posting late is ok, if you can't make it on time for some reason. However the conversation like this should be done on this thread as there is no commenting allowed on the picture threads.
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