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Project 52Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

The goal of Project 52 is to take a photo a week. This is an easier pace than the Project 365.
- Start a thread with your name such as, "MyName's 52" or "MyName's Photo-a-Week Project" so other members can easily track your project. Some Posts May Be NSFW. If you intend to post any questionable images, please include NSFW in the title
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My wife and I spend summers on Cape Cod. Chatham, a town on the "elbow," has numerous mansions with spectacular views of the water. We don't. So we visit to see how the 1% live. While driving around, I spotted a narrow lane between two large homes, and after checking that it was not marked "Private," drove down to the slip which did have a "private property" sign. Standing on tippy-toes. just outside the slip, I shot this as the sun was streaming through some slots in the clouds and the sky
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warned of an evening storm.
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minniev wrote:I'm interested in your project and pledge to follow your work in it. I've been doing a 52 project (or at least I was till I left on my trip, I'm behind now) as a part of a learning project on another site.

I like your first two images, but especially the boats with all their details silhouetted against the sky. The clouds in that second image are wonderful, and your processing really brings out the drama.


Thank you, Minnie. Nothing like pressure from a master to keep the finger clicking. I will do my best. I already have an idea for the 3d. How was the show? Welcome back. Matt
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Ceropegia wrote:You are off to a good start with your first two photos. I especially like the first. Hope you manage to keep it up and finish. I did a 365 several years ago (have to admit I missed about three days) - also started a 52 here a while ago but didn't keep up. Feeling that I have been neglecting my cameras lately perhaps I will soon join you and start a new 52.


Thank you, Martha. I will do my best to continue since others are watching and I don't want to wimp out. Pressure is good. Thanks for your comment and support. Matt
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minniev wrote:I'm interested in your project and pledge to follow your work in it. I've been doing a 52 project (or at least I was till I left on my trip, I'm behind now) as a part of a learning project on another site.

I like your first two images, but especially the boats with all their details silhouetted against the sky. The clouds in that second image are wonderful, and your processing really brings out the drama.


Minnie, I need help. I want to post image #3, but can't figure out how to do that. Can you tell me how? thanks. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:
minniev wrote:I'm interested in your project and pledge to follow your work in it. I've been doing a 52 project (or at least I was till I left on my trip, I'm behind now) as a part of a learning project on another site.

I like your first two images, but especially the boats with all their details silhouetted against the sky. The clouds in that second image are wonderful, and your processing really brings out the drama.


Minnie, I need help. I want to post image #3, but can't figure out how to do that. Can you tell me how? thanks. Matt


Do just as you did with 52-2. Start a Reply post to this thread, and head it with 52-3.

The images for your project should cascade down, each in their own post, as in any thread. So in the end you'll have one thread, with many posts, 52 of which will be image posts and the rest will be the commentary in between.

Our image "bins" for each post are limited to 3 each (I don't know the reason for this but Duck probably does). But it should give you a nice result nonetheless.
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52-3 Very serene!

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Matt Quinn wrote:Number 52-3
Lenswork Magazine publishes a monograph series. Last week, I received monograph #11, "China: Land of my Heart," photographs by Dalang Shao, a Chinese photographer and teacher working in Beijing. To quote from the monograph, Dalang Shao's "...aesthetic is thoroughly rooted in Chinese culture and visual language--yet at the same time, there is much in his photography that we Westerners will immediately find familiar. We share ... love of nature and the call to photograph the beauty and serenity we find there..." (p. 4.)

So, with a nod and an apology to Dalang Shao, I offer this effort at photographing and sharing the serenity of my morning. Matt

I really like this one, really do! So beautiful! S-
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Matt Quinn wrote:... the Lady of the Dam Birds...

Love It! S-
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#52-6

Hunting the perfect pumpkin

Cape Abilities, founded in 1968, provides education, counseling, housing, health, and employment opportunities for Cape Cod people and families with disabilities. It operates stores, galleries and garden and flower nurseries, and partners with numerous organizations. Clients work at manageable tasks under light supervision, earn salaries and benefits, and pursue appropriate education opportunities. We buy vegetables, flowers and, in the fall, our pumpkins and gourds there. This is from our visit today.
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Hunting the perfect pumpkin, #2

The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, (Organized 1720) in Chatham, annually imports hundreds of pumpkins from a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and spreads them across its front lawn for sale to tourists and townies.
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A portion of the sales goes back to the reservation; the rest, the congregation uses for charity work on the Cape to buy clothing, food and fuel during the winter for the poor. The crop has been on the lawn for a week or so now, and some have rotted; a volunteer was gathering them today in his little red wheelbarrow.
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May all our hunts be fruitful, for all our days are short. Matt
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