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APOY 2015 Round 6 - On the Street

Discussion in 'Amateur Photographer Of the Year (APOY)' started by Chrissie_Lay, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Kate.

    I have it here in front of me.

    The synopsis of all the rounds, published in AP of 7 March 2015 and cut out and kept on the notice board by my PC, is very clear : " Lie of the Land".

    I would hate to be disqualified by using the wrong wording in the title bar of the e-mail (even if AP staff are not as literate as you and me. :) )


    PS - Just checked this week's issue - it also says "Lie of the Land". So it wasn't just an error in the synopsis; it has been continued into the current week's announcement.
  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I know I end up going all around the houses trying to find the list of subjects - but!
    Here is a table I found.
    Plan your APOY 2015 year

    Below is a list of this year’s rounds, a synopsis of what we’re looking for and the dates they will be announced. When you are planning your entry, remember to take into consideration the criteria of fulfilling the brief, creativity and technical excellence on which you will be judged.
    [TABLE="width: 100%"]
    [TD] Theme[/TD]
    [TD] Synopsis[/TD]
    [TD]Announced [/TD]
    [TD] Closes
    [TD] Results [/TD]
    [TD] 1. Night Life[/TD]
    [TD] Low Light Photography[/TD]
    [TD] 7 Mar[/TD]
    [TD] 29 Mar
    [TD] 25 Apr[/TD]
    [TD] 2. Going Abstract[/TD]
    [TD] Abstract images[/TD]
    [TD] 4 Apr[/TD]
    [TD] 26 Apr
    [TD] 30 May[/TD]
    [TD] 3. The Wider Perspective[/TD]
    [TD] Creative Wide Angle[/TD]
    [TD] 2 May[/TD]
    [TD] 31 May
    [TD] 27 June[/TD]
    [TD] 4. In Focus[/TD]
    [TD] Shallow depth of Field[/TD]
    [TD] 6 June[/TD]
    [TD] 28 June
    [TD] 25 July[/TD]
    [TD] 5. Up Close[/TD]
    [TD] Macro (insects/flowers/plants)[/TD]
    [TD] 4 Jul[/TD]
    [TD] 26 Jul
    [TD] 29 Aug[/TD]
    [TD] 6. On the Street[/TD]
    [TD] Street Photography[/TD]
    [TD] 1 Aug[/TD]
    [TD] 30 Aug[/TD]
    [TD] 26 Sept[/TD]
    [TD] 7. Lay of the Land[/TD]
    [TD] Landscape and cityscapes[/TD]
    [TD] 5 Sept[/TD]
    [TD] 27 Sept[/TD]
    [TD] 24 Oct[/TD]
    [TD] 8. Shades of Grey[/TD]
    [TD] Black & White[/TD]
    [TD] 3 Oct[/TD]
    [TD] 1 Nov[/TD]
    [TD] 28 Nov[/TD]

    Read more at http://www.amateurphotographer.co.u...er-of-the-year-2015-42803#7BBwJ0wi7DoJyYDh.99
    Which interpretation to pick? I can envisage some nice rolling nude landscapes! :)
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  3. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    The dictionaries I have consulted suggest that both "Lie" and "Lay" are correct but "Lay" is much more common - "Lie" being usually confined to British English. I do think that consistency would be a good thing
  4. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    That reminds me of a story about an artist who was commissioned to paint a mural for the new offices of the Usher's Brewery in Edinburgh. It involved depicting a couple fornicating beside a waterfall but AP's profanity filter would not allow me to give you the punchline.

    It was along the lines of "But my painting represents Usher's beer - ******* near water.

    I'll collect my hat on the way out!
  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Hope it's a hard hat!
    Actually 'Lay of the Land' is open to nice lateral thinking. A boardroom? A Disco? The Lounge Bar? Even a war zone. Apart from a literal meaning!
  6. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    I don't think lateral thinking goes down well in APOY, Kate - but I would love to be proved wrong.

  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh, so would I, Eric. I'm just getting too old...
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Maybe I should have put this one in. Mind you, perhaps it will do for sussing out 'the lay of the land' ?
    [​IMG][/URL]wet stornoway by Kate Ferris, on Flickr[/IMG]
  9. MartyG

    MartyG Well-Known Member

    Maybe - I'm hopeful with this one, third place surely - it's definitely street photography :p

  10. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Eric Idle used a similar statement as part of the introduction to "The Philopher's Song" at the Hollywood Bowl...

    "American Beer is a lot like making love in a canoe - it's [Content removed] close to water."

    If you haven't heard it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9SqQNgDrgg
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 23, 2015
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    At last I got the allusion. Gosh, I'm getting slow.
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Only too familiar a view! Your yellow line painters are definitely a cut above mine. Straight?? My goodness. :)
  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Ah, so very close to one of my favourite rude jokes.

    Have you ever had sex while camping?
    It's [Content removed] in tents.
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  14. chelseafc

    chelseafc Active Member

    Hmmm... I like results of this round :) The winner is a little unexpected, but people in jury have their own taste :)
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I'm pleased that the winner doesn't follow the formula of the second and third shots. It's a refreshing change. The second one reminded me of Damien (Demolder) and his liking for strong light and shade with a person in the frame.
  16. chelseafc

    chelseafc Active Member

    One question about the prize - Did anyone from the forum use this Sigma DP2? Is it good? Looks interesting, but not for all of photographers

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