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Suggestions for themes

Postby Gordon Laing » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:27 am

Hi everyone, please post your suggestions for the next theme here!

Note, the theme for November has already been set!

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Re: Suggestions for themes

Postby Defiance » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:29 am

Gordon Laing wrote:Hi everyone, please post your suggestions for the next theme here!

Note, the theme for November has already been set!

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Has it... where??
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Postby Defiance » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:33 am

Oooooopppppsss too quick
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Postby Gordon Laing » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:33 am

I thought the general consensus was a water theme, and more speficially a 'glass of water'!
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Postby roland » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:52 pm

To introduce a more personal element into our assignments, possibly we could have something like 'portrait'? This could be kept very undefined, to include individual or groups, self portraits - even animals?

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Postby Defiance » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:13 pm

How about Railways as a theme... 'cos thats my thing and I would love to see trains from all different parts of the world, anything will do steam, modern image (diesel, electric) even Gordon could enter, would make a change from that lake, mountain and the boat with red sails that never moves :oops:
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Postby Bob Andersson » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:42 pm

Defiant wrote:How about Railways as a theme.. ..even Gordon could enter, would make a change from that lake, mountain and the boat with red sails that never moves :oops:

Hmm, does Queenstown have a railway? I don't remember seeing it. It does have a nice steam ship however. I think you need to get yourself and the 40D down to NZ, Roy, though trains are pretty thin on the ground there. Just those boring lakes and mountains! :lol:

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Postby Gordon Laing » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:44 pm

Hi Roy, sadly most of the railways here are no more. The Government sold them off, then the owners sold them for scrap!

There's one line which runs from Wellington to Auckland on the North Island, and some goods lines which contine south from Picton at the top of the South Island. And of course a handful of mass transit services in the biggest cities.

Down where I am, the closest railway is a tourist jaunt running out of the rather beautiful Dunedin station a few hours away. Actually I tell a small lie - there's also a steam train which does a tourist run of a few miles from Kingston at the other end of Lake Wakatipu.

It's called The Kingston Flyer and I do have a couple of snaps, but they're not very good! I do however have some other railway shots from foreign lands, so I may be able to enter!

I think it's a great idea for a future assignment, although perhaps for December we should have a holiday theme. It doesn't have to be Christmas for those who don't observe it. Perhaps December Holidays?

What does everyone think?
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Postby rob » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:51 pm

That sounds like a good one to me.. i'm gettin my new camera for Christmas so i can try er' out. :D
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Postby Defiance » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:46 am

Bob Andersson wrote:
Defiant wrote:How about Railways as a theme.. ..even Gordon could enter, would make a change from that lake, mountain and the boat with red sails that never moves :oops:

Hmm, does Queenstown have a railway? I don't remember seeing it. It does have a nice steam ship however. I think you need to get yourself and the 40D down to NZ, Roy, though trains are pretty thin on the ground there. Just those boring lakes and mountains! :lol:

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Are you offering to pay for air fare as I am now a poor pensioner :lol:
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Postby Bob Andersson » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:52 am

Defiant wrote:...Are you offering to pay for air fare as I am now a poor pensioner :lol:

Err, no! :lol: The cost of getting there is the big downer, unfortunately, and to do it justice you need at least a month. Holiday of a lifetime really. During my visit one couple were cheerfully admitting that they were spending the kid's inheritance. :shock: :evil:

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Postby grahamnp » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:28 am

Does the railway have to be a real one? If not, those in areas without railways could take pictures of those model trains although they aren't half as interesting IMO. The railways close to where I live are protected by two fences on either side both with barbed wire! :shock: I suppose a better photographer than myself would be able to find a way to make a shot nice regardless of the protection. :(
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Postby DavidL » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:27 pm

Yea I second Gordon's suggestion on December Holidays !

Only Train here has been decom 6 months back !
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Postby luis » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:46 pm

Railways as a theme would be nice.
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Postby grahamnp » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:10 pm

Oops I seem to have skimmed over the bit where Gordon mentions December holidays as a theme. I think that's a great idea and very relevant to the time of year.
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