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04/30/2015 09:10:36 AM · #1
Start posting your April essays here.

Please link your photo essays to a DPC thumbnail, regardless of where your essay is published. This thumbnail will represent your cover image. To keep things simple, make essay comments on the cover image. Having this information in one place makes it easier to see the communities opinions and thoughts. We donít have a panel to judge these essays so your comments are appreciated.

Continue any discussion about this side challenge in the Photo Essay Side Challenge Discussion forum.

Enjoy!

Message edited by author 2015-04-30 09:18:35.
04/30/2015 09:28:27 AM · #2
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04/30/2015 09:41:33 AM · #3
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04/30/2015 10:03:44 AM · #4
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04/30/2015 02:50:07 PM · #5
Fabulous so far! Henry - I've said it before and I'll say it again. Thanks for keeping the ball rolling with this side project. I'm so sorry I haven't been able to submit anything this time around.
04/30/2015 03:59:37 PM · #6
Well, here's my "bit of a different" thing. Just tried something that I have never done before - making an AVI.

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04/30/2015 08:20:13 PM · #7
ok, you've already made a banner month. I'm preparing for a poetry reading on Sunday, so I don't think I'll have anything until after that.
04/30/2015 10:52:23 PM · #8
Continuing my Oaxaca travel impressions I start tonight with the second of the five chapters. The first one, Children of Oaxaca was posted in the previous month.
(Children of Oaxaca)

This one is about going towards Oaxaca early in the morning. It is still in progress, nevertheless the other series will follow shortly and be part of the April photo essays.
I will post them all in my photo blog for a better viewing but I want to show my interest for this side challenge and at least post something on time.
I am looking forward to spend time viewing what had been posted so far.

This is the first image and the other ten images can be seen on the thumb at left:
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05/01/2015 03:35:18 AM · #9
What are the odds? ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mariuca, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' 2mccs appear to have gone to the same photography course last month.

They start so similar. End up in different places, though.

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All three so rich in content, I'll have to revisit them a few times.

Message edited by author 2015-05-01 03:57:02.
05/01/2015 03:49:51 AM · #10
I told Henry I'd try to submit an essay this month. I did not get to shoot specifically with the idea of an essay in mind, so I put together some old images into a semblance of a story. Apologies if this is against the rules or spirit of the challenge. Anyway, here goes
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05/01/2015 09:34:50 AM · #11
I have had a chance to scan through most of the essays. I have seen enough to remind me how much I enjoy this exercise. I am short on time for the next few days so I will be a little slow getting to the comments but I am looking forward to spending some time and commenting on these in a few days. It is funny that it looks like Paul, Mariuca and I were given the same assignment. Makes for fun contrast. I think mine is the most depressing. Empty (as Don noted) and depressing. In comparison the other two have life and hope.

Thank you to everyone that helps keep this going. It is such a valuable project.
05/01/2015 10:17:30 AM · #12
Originally posted by 2mccs:

It is funny that it looks like Paul, Mariuca and I were given the same assignment. Makes for fun contrast.


In cahoots! Feeling a bit like an outsider. What's the theme for June?

Well done everybody.
05/01/2015 11:38:00 AM · #13
Excellent job by all... this thread, alone, is worth the price of DPC admission.
05/01/2015 12:56:53 PM · #14
Originally posted by LevT:

Apologies if this is against the rules or spirit of the challenge.


The spirit of the challenge is "essay" and you have achieved this to the nines.
05/01/2015 03:03:46 PM · #15
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05/01/2015 11:04:33 PM · #16
Part 3 of the Travels to Oaxaca.

A warning:
There are two more parts (Food and Wickedness) that will follow shortly also as part of the April essays.

At this point you must say: "for Pete's sake, send her to a different place, Alaska or somewhere with pastel colors and no camera".
Alas, I continue nevertheless stubbornly.

I would greatly appreciate any editing suggestions before I load them to my photo blog.

This is the first image (#1 of 13)
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PS. As I posted this i saw numerous things to get fixed - yes, it's still work in progress

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05/03/2015 10:59:11 PM · #17
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05/03/2015 11:59:05 PM · #18
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05/05/2015 05:55:57 AM · #19
I'm bumping this for the non-participants. Have a look at these essays. Make a comment or two. But most of all, please consider stringing a few pics together in a narrative. It's liberating to discover what you can say, when the individual photograph is not what matters.

I think it is good for your photography, all your photography, to get outside the constraints of the single frame. You'll get an appreciative reception from this small essayist community, I guarantee it.
05/05/2015 05:55:59 AM · #20
oops, sorry, double post. I just can't stay inside a single frame.

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05/05/2015 08:58:58 AM · #21
I have so much enjoyed all of your essays in past year. I do go through them all and appreciate your vision and storytelling. I wish I had some of that. Thank you for sharing your lives as much as the images.
05/05/2015 11:33:05 AM · #22
Thanks to all. This month there was a certain rawness/spareness to many of the photographs (mine not included), a rawness that the essay format makes possible and effective. The grouping and ordering decisions become a huge part of the creative process... plus there is simply the cumulative effect of such images. It was inspirational and educational for me.

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05/10/2015 06:29:13 PM · #23
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A continuation of the Oaxaca Travel with a modest taste of its renown food.
I am missing quite a lot of staple ingredients: corn, chapulines (delicious insects including ants and grubs from maguey plants), chocolate, the fabulous mezcal, cheeses to name only a few, but while I was looking in delight to everything I almost forgot to take pictures and the thought of a collection of shots for a theme was totally obliterated by the smell, taste, novelty, colors and the joyful and respectful attitude of people towards food.

There are 10 images in this segment - please use the thumbnails on the left to look at the rest - and more album to go of this long journal.

Message edited by author 2015-05-10 18:30:39.
05/13/2015 07:26:46 PM · #24
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The Edge of Night is the last of the Travel to Oaxaca collection. It has 9 images that can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails at left.
For the brave ones, I just posted on my blog an edited version:

mariuca.photo blog

Thanks for looking!
05/14/2015 01:44:26 PM · #25
Originally posted by ubique:

I'm bumping this for the non-participants. Have a look at these essays. Make a comment or two. But most of all, please consider stringing a few pics together in a narrative. It's liberating to discover what you can say, when the individual photograph is not what matters.

I think it is good for your photography, all your photography, to get outside the constraints of the single frame. You'll get an appreciative reception from this small essayist community, I guarantee it.


Gone through them again. Wise words, Paul.

Bumpety bump, for the one more member that will be enticed to add his story.
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