March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

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March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:48 pm

This is the thread for any comments or questions concerning March's Competition. Also, if you have any ideas for renewing the Assignment and drawing in more entries, let us know.

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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby warth man » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:40 am

Hi Bjorn
Small point - you need to amend the submission date to end March.
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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby Bob Andersson » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:48 am

warth man wrote:Hi Bjorn
Small point - you need to amend the submission date to end March.
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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks for sorting that Bob and you for pointing it out warth man!

Good to see two entries this early in the month!

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Postby mikeroch » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:03 am

Call me a tedious old F**t if you like ("your a tedious old F**t" they all yell) and I know OA is on Life Support and we shouldn't do anything to make its survival any more precarious than it already is, but I really find these open-ended challenges .... well, not especially challenging! You might as well say "Oh, just stick in anything you like taken recently, that'll do".

Occasionally one image is so outstanding that it blows all of the competition out of the water; it was obvious from the start last month that Matthias' church with stars was a winner, and well done to him, but for me, especially when deciding where to place my vote, interpretation of a theme is a significant factor when choosing between a number of worthy offerings. I've been competing here for a few years with a degree of success and have, with others better qualified than I, agonised over ways to breathe new life into the competition. Dumbing-down and tending toward mediocrity will always be appealing because it means having to make less effort. Sorry to be so cynical but that's the way I feel.
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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby 4xxxx » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:52 am

In a previous post I mentioned I thought most members were in the northern hemisphere, and this last winter up there seemed pretty bad and was not conducive to get out with a camera. The open theme kept the assignment going and perhaps with spring coming we can try starting a monthly theme again. I don’t think its all doom and gloom, although you may have some valid points Mike I like to think members here can overcome this.


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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby Jiko » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:23 pm

It always depends on where in the northern hemisphere you are.

In Germany there was about NO winter this year. 2-3 frozen nights but that was all. Seemed like autumn directly became spring afterwards. But OK - in the USA they had the winter of their life.
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Re: March 2014 Assignment - Comments & Questions

Postby 4xxxx » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:57 pm

Congratulations Dave, Mike and Max.

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