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May 2017 Theme - Journey

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by EightBitTony, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    One last (short) journey and the unfortunate ending … according the person whose journey it was ;)

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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your valuable contribution.
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  3. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't want anyone to try and mow the lawn with a rake.
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    For a safe journey

  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Micro journeys

    In Sitges yesterday, a parade of these micro cars.



  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    At the end of the journey, hot, sweaty and bothered, struggling to find a place to park in an unfamiliar city, there is nothing better.....

    at the end is beer.jpg
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I drove one of those Bond 3-wheelers for about a mile when I was 17. I still get the shakes thinking about it. :(
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  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I can image.
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  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I rather thought you'd get the picture. :D
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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Haha I have only just noticed the error in my post. Mixture of predictive text, tiredness and beer.
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  11. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Years ago I heard a singer called Chris Rohan(?)(was in a duo with Harvey Andrews) singing about the 'Plastic Jesus on my Dashboard', a saviour also capable of concealing certain liquid spirits from the attentions of the police..................

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  12. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Whilst the Bond was there, I'm guessing none of the revolting Invacars were present?!
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  13. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Not quite "Ice cold in Alex" but getting there
  14. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    And so it's a wet and cold bank holiday Monday (surprise!), there are still armed police in the centre of Nottingham ('being seen'), they were there on Saturday when it was hot and sunny all day, yesterday when it was cool with sunny periods (enough to burn my arms), and again today in the drizzle. I've been out, failed to take any interesting photographs, and so here I am, about to judge yours based on nothing more than my whims and personal preferences.

    If you don't get a mention, it doesn't mean I didn't like your photographs, but there are two many to mention directly. Thanks everyone, as always, for submitting them, this is without a doubt my favourite part of the forum.

    And so, to the very honourable mentions.

    This made me laugh,
    [​IMG] by @dream_police

    I'm not sure I'd set off on a long journey with only a Jesus airbag for safety.

    I loved this shot from @Geren

    I especially like the way it's hard to tell if the lettering is on the ground, or on a window.

    Also from @Geren is this shot,

    which honestly, is a journey I'm a little jealous of.

    I like @Craig20264 's boat

    because that has been on one hell of a journey and so have most of the contents.

    I like the motion in @Kator Grond 's cycle shot,

    and the sense of journey it represents.

    I particularly liked the angle in @jpgreenwood 's picture,

    and the focal length turns that into a long walk.

    I love the three car stack in this from @Andrew Flannigan

    almost like a journey of car downsizing over the years.

    Finally in this section, this triptych from @Catriona is just wonderful,


    I'm left with four entries that I found really enjoyable, and which I personally felt have a strong sense of journey about them.

    So, the three runners up, or special recognition award, or people's choice, or some other badge of honour, go to.

    This is just fantastic, I love the different tones, contrasts and textures.

    This from @Footloose which I can look at over and over and find something interesting,

    and this from @Catriona which is unusual, personal and moving,

    Sadly, there has to be a winner, and for me that's this shot from @Done_rundleCams which I love.

    The picture raises so many questions, and while I can try and retrofit some compositional enjoyment ('I like the L shape the main subjects create, he said'), I don't need them. There's a story behind that journey and I really want to know it.

    Well done everyone. Well done @Done_rundleCams - your choice for June.
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Excellent month this was and I imagine quite a difficult choice.
    Congrats to Jack, looking forward to the topic.
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  16. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Well done Jack. It was a great spot. :)
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  17. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Wow, two honorable mentions in among such a great crowd - very honoured! I think you had an immensely difficult job this month given the sheer variety of interpretations possible - well done, and heartfelt congratsulations to Jack. Looking forward to the next topic very much!
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Well done Jack! The ultimate male fantasy eh? ;)

    Thank you for the honourable mentions too. It was challenging and enjoyable and what a journey to look at all the entries. I loved them all. What a trip!
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  19. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Very cool pics, Nige, and I've spent a month or two in Sitges,
    albeit in mid 70's and early 80's and never saw any of the wee cars :eek:


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  20. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    "HOLY CR@P" Thanks very much, Tony, but I'm just supposed to enter,sometimes, humorous, interesting and, on occasion, "ew, icky" photos but, not winning photos :eek: and to other
    folks who entered, you all really know that your photos were yards above mine in every respect :)

    As for topic ….wow, I feel a headache coming on :eek: …. ;) I shall check on what has already been done -- topic wise -- and post it, either later today (Monday May 29th --- but, remember, I'm
    9 hours behind you :eek: -- or tomorrow (Tuesday May 30th).

    Cheers and thanks again :) ……

    Jack Simpson

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