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Monthly Theme: December 2019: Obscured

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by EightBitTony, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    One of the challenges with setting a theme is not repeating things folk have already done. In case you're interested, here's the list so far (there's some duplicate months, especially near the start when the format was different).

    Month Theme
    Nov-19 Water
    Oct-19 Fast Thirds
    Sep-19 Windows, doors and openings
    Aug-19 Transportation
    Jul-19 Interesting Local Architecture
    Jul-19 Contrast
    Jun-19 Special moments with our pets
    May-19 Subtle or not too subtle interaction/reaction, human or animal
    Apr-19 A riot of colour
    Mar-19 Shapes & Patterns in Nature
    Feb-19 Is it art?
    Jan-19 Seeing Electric
    Dec-18 Through the glass lightly
    Nov-18 Minimalism
    Oct-18 Trees
    Sep-18 Unusual/strange/weird/distorted/abstract Reflections.
    Aug-18 Journey
    Jul-18 It's all in the pattern
    Jun-18 A Night at the Movies
    May-18 Small Histories' or 'Poor Archaeology' (not Erotic Selfies)
    Apr-18 Support
    Mar-18 Made for Each Other
    Feb-18 It's all about Colour
    Jan-18 Food and Drink
    Dec-17 A sense of motion
    Nov-17 Wet
    Oct-17 A sense of Place
    Sep-17 Still Life
    Aug-17 Retail Therapy
    Jul-17 Light
    Jun-17 Every Pic tells a Story
    May-17 Journey
    Apr-17 Flâneur
    Mar-17 The Devil is in the Detail
    Feb-17 Mood
    Jan-17 Hope (or the half full glass)
    Dec-16 Tis the Season
    Nov-16 Energy
    Oct-16 Fun and Games
    Sep-16 Broken
    Aug-16 Abstract
    Jul-16 Neighbourhood Natural History
    Jul-16 A Nation of Shopkeepers
    Jun-16 Man and Landscape
    Jun-16 Sky
    May-16 Water
    May-16 Work, Rest and Play
    Apr-16 Numbers
    Apr-16 Angles
    Mar-16 Send a postcard
    Mar-16 Glorify
    Feb-16 On Reflection
    Feb-16 Cheese
    Jan-16 The Accent is on Colour
    Dec-15 Light
    Nov-15 Weather in November

    The theme for December 2019 is Obscured.

    Any definition of that you like, fog, mist, smoke, hidden, partially covered, dirty glass, composite images with obscured components. Have at it.

    [​IMG]You Want Fries With That? by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cloud Chasing by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Through a Windscreen by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Half and Half by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    People, things, animals, places, buildings, nature, anything obscured by anything else.
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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Good one. Looking at that list and seeing Cheese, that Jeff set, makes me laugh.
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  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I hope everyone makes this incredibly hard for me, and interprets the theme widely and post loads of pictures.

    I want to see your scanned shots from 1972, your 2MP digital shots, your camera phone, your over specced 5DiV's.

    Get 'em out.

    @PeteE I know you've got some photographs somewhere that can join this theme - break 'em out.
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Love it!!! Thank you. :)
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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Your bus shelter photos spring to mind :)
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Haha! I'm deliberately ignoring them.
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  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I agree.
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  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  15. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Obscured by cloud

    A few years ago I took two of my children to Iceland hoping to see the aurora. In fact there was heavy cloud and we only got a few glimpses of it of which this is the best - has been heavily processed I am afraid
  16. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    From the archives
    Looking out the window at my neighbours house.

  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Some you might not know already.

    ap obscure david.jpg
    Memories of hubby David.

    ap obscure waiting for the bus.jpg
    Hentry and Stephen before boarding the bus.

    ap obscured grave and flowers.jpg
    Here lies.

    ap obscured yachts on a strange sea 2.jpg
    Ghost yachts.
  18. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I like this theme.

    OK - starting with one from the archives:

    [​IMG]DSC_0490ap by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Cheers, Jeff
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    Fishboy Well-Known Member

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