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05-03-2021, 01:48 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Point and Shoot Competition #158 - Playing and Games

Ever since the dawn of human cultures on the planet earth, and even before that, we human beings have been distinguished, from other species, by our ability to play Games. There are many kinds of Play - and many kinds of Games - everything from the cerebral game of Chess - to complex team sports like Soccer, American football, or basketball. There are board games for multiple players, ancient games involving tiles, like Mah-Jong, there are numerous card games for multiple players and always games of 'solitaire'. And the act of PLAY itself is and can be special: there are myriad children's games - games of chance and luck and betting - there are contests and competitions of all types and kinds. And let's not forget there is also play-acting - and just plain 'playing'. In fact, this very Competition is a form of Playing - and a Game itself!

Any and all interpretations of Play - or Playing - or Games - will be welcome. And don't forget the common thread that runs through so much 'play' and so many 'games' --- of having fun! The contest will run through the entire month of May (which by the way, began with May Day - a day of historical celebrations and, yes, Games!)

I have simply copied and pasted the previous month's rules.

RULES:

1. Always have fun!

2. Cameras:

Compact cameras
Sensor size does not matter.
No large format or camera typically requiring a tripod to use.
No interchangeable lens cameras (some exceptions below).
No cameras weighing over 1kg.

Cameras permitted:
Mobile phones, tablets, small sensor toy cameras.
Pentax Q, Nikon 1, Ricoh GR, any 110 film, 35mm point and shoots from the 1980s/90s (e.g. Pentax PC35AF etc.)
Cameras you can take with you in a coat pocket.

ANY CAMERA BRAND ALLOWED.

3. Entries will close May 31 2021 midnight PST

4. Maximum image dimensions are 1024x768 (ish) pixels.

5. List camera brand and model with entry for all to see, and exposure data would be nice.

6. No restrictions on when the entries were taken.

7. Contest winner determines the rules, selects theme, sets closing date and judges the next competition.

8. Enter up to three images, however you may change your entries as many times as you like up to the closing date/time.

Read more at: Point and shoot competition #156 - Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Boats - PentaxForums.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by MiguelATF Quote
Ever since the dawn of human cultures on the planet earth, and even before that, we human beings have been distinguished, from other species, by our ability to play Games. There are many kinds of Play - and many kinds of Games - everything from the cerebral game of Chess - to complex team sports like Soccer, American football, or basketball. There are board games for multiple players, ancient games involving tiles, like Mah-Jong, there are numerous card games for multiple players and always games of 'solitaire'. And the act of PLAY itself is and can be special: there are myriad children's games - games of chance and luck and betting - there are contests and competitions of all types and kinds. And let's not forget there is also play-acting - and just plain 'playing'. In fact, this very Competition is a form of Playing - and a Game itself!

Any and all interpretations of Play - or Playing - or Games - will be welcome. And don't forget the common thread that runs through so much 'play' and so many 'games' --- of having fun! The contest will run through the entire month of May (which by the way, began with May Day - a day of historical celebrations and, yes, Games!)

I have simply copied and pasted the previous month's rules.

RULES:

1. Always have fun!

2. Cameras:

Compact cameras
Sensor size does not matter.
No large format or camera typically requiring a tripod to use.
No interchangeable lens cameras (some exceptions below).
No cameras weighing over 1kg.

Cameras permitted:
Mobile phones, tablets, small sensor toy cameras.
Pentax Q, Nikon 1, Ricoh GR, any 110 film, 35mm point and shoots from the 1980s/90s (e.g. Pentax PC35AF etc.)
Cameras you can take with you in a coat pocket.

ANY CAMERA BRAND ALLOWED.

3. Entries will close May 31 2021 midnight PST

4. Maximum image dimensions are 1024x768 (ish) pixels.

5. List camera brand and model with entry for all to see, and exposure data would be nice.

6. No restrictions on when the entries were taken.

7. Contest winner determines the rules, selects theme, sets closing date and judges the next competition.

8. Enter up to three images, however you may change your entries as many times as you like up to the closing date/time.

Read more at: Point and shoot competition #156 - Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Boats - PentaxForums.com
Should be interesting.

Thanks,
barondla
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I look forward to seeing the entries. Should be amazing.
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I'm hoping we get some entries soon, but to inspire you all, here is my granddaughter, playing one of the most basic - and universal - games ever:
Hide-and-Seek!

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And to remind everyone that GAMES - and PLAYING GAMES - covers such a w-i-d-e spectrum of possible photographs--- here is a slightly larger-than-life-size Football player MANNEQUIN, that I saw for sale some years ago at a local 'swap meet'.
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Well, this theme has an element that makes it difficult for me to participate:
people

I'm bad at photographing people, even people I know.
Those just refuse to be in (my) pictures
So, little practice --> bad results - in infinitum

I came with this, that could perhaps pass as a board game
Pansonic FX500, 4.4mm (26.0mm equivalent, 1/10s, f/2.8, ISO 400


Now when I'm really quiet when I call "fishing" a game, I could probably get away with it. If any of them would hear me, I'd be lynched for sure...
Panasonic FX500, 7.8mm (46.0mm equivalent), 1/800, f/5, ISO 100



This is a game I like to call: "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium"
a boatload of tourist in Bruges, neatly packed as fish in a barrel.
I don't know about you but seeing people so close together without masks gives me the creeps. Conditioning doesn't take long to settle in ...
Panasonic FX500, 8.3mm (49.0mm equivalent), 1/250, f/4.3, ISO 100


Neither of these is new but all are processed right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Well, this theme has an element that makes it difficult for me to participate:
people

I'm bad at photographing people, even people I know.
Those just refuse to be in (my) pictures
So, little practice --> bad results - in infinitum

I came with this, that could perhaps pass as a board game
Pansonic FX500, 4.4mm (26.0mm equivalent, 1/10s, f/2.8, ISO 400


Now when I'm really quiet when I call "fishing" a game, I could probably get away with it. If any of them would hear me, I'd be lynched for sure...
Panasonic FX500, 7.8mm (46.0mm equivalent), 1/800, f/5, ISO 100



This is a game I like to call: "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium"
a boatload of tourist in Bruges, neatly packed as fish in a barrel.
I don't know about you but seeing people so close together without masks gives me the creeps. Conditioning doesn't take long to settle in ...
Panasonic FX500, 8.3mm (49.0mm equivalent), 1/250, f/4.3, ISO 100


Neither of these is new but all are processed right now.
Excellent images. Don't think playing has to be about people. Pets play. Wildlife plays.

Thanks for sharing,
barondla
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Excellent images. Don't think playing has to be about people. Pets play. Wildlife plays.

Thanks for sharing,
barondla
Appreciated, barondla! Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Well, this theme has an element that makes it difficult for me to participate:
people

I'm bad at photographing people, even people I know.
Those just refuse to be in (my) pictures
So, little practice --> bad results - in infinitum

I came with this, that could perhaps pass as a board game
Pansonic FX500, 4.4mm (26.0mm equivalent, 1/10s, f/2.8, ISO 400


Now when I'm really quiet when I call "fishing" a game, I could probably get away with it. If any of them would hear me, I'd be lynched for sure...
Panasonic FX500, 7.8mm (46.0mm equivalent), 1/800, f/5, ISO 100



This is a game I like to call: "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium"
a boatload of tourist in Bruges, neatly packed as fish in a barrel.
I don't know about you but seeing people so close together without masks gives me the creeps. Conditioning doesn't take long to settle in ...
Panasonic FX500, 8.3mm (49.0mm equivalent), 1/250, f/4.3, ISO 100


Neither of these is new but all are processed right now.
I like these, Bart.
I also think there's some real creativity here in interpreting the notions of 'games' and 'playing'.
Very cool
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QuoteOriginally posted by MiguelATF Quote
I like these, Bart.
I also think there's some real creativity here in interpreting the notions of 'games' and 'playing'.
Very cool
Thanks Miguel!
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Mind Games.
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