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Christmas 2016

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Challenge: Tribute to Dorothea Lange (Standard Editing)
Collection: Some of the good stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Date: Dec 3, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2016

[Dec. 18th, 2016 10:35:02 PM]

The only time I've picked up my camera for about a month and a half or so. The Christmas parade. My son's boy scout troop always builds an incredible float. So I brought the camera to take pictures.

This kid was part of a group that came a bit before the scouts. He was so intent on what he was doing. It just called for photos.

I understand how people end up drifting away from DPC... As you miss more and more challenges, it gets easier and easier to make excuses. And as the time goes by, you don't even know what challenges are even running. You look every now and then. But the impetus has been lost. Tonight was the first night where I really wanted to get back into it. I desperately wanted to shoot for the challenge due in a couple of hours. I had a great idea that would have been wonderful to do and something I hadn't done before. But I needed people, and had none. So back to no entries.

I'm not sure the point to my musings. I guess it's just late and I'm tired. Perhaps the thing the site needs the most is a way to reach out to those who are drifting away. Not just a DPL every year and a half or so. But automated emails reaching out when you haven't been around for awhile. telling of upcoming challenges, teasers on forum topics, notices of upcoming sales and specials (oh wait, I'm starting to think about amazon and Christmas presents I need to buy... ) But it's true about out of sight, out of mind. We need a way to keep DPC on the mind.

It's been easy to ignore DPC because I've been going crazy.

(oh wait, I forgot to finish that sentence??)

going crazy making it a homemade Christmas. Family presents are being homemade this year. It's down to the wire, and there are way too many things to finish. So maybe there will be more photography time after the 1st of the year. I expect that I'll be going crazy from lack of things to do at that point.

If anyone knows an easy way to upload from my phone into my workshop, I'll post some of the projects I'm working on. After all, this might be one of the few places that a crocheted Dalek dish towel might be actually appreciated. :)

Thanks for the comments -- and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Place: 4 out of 26
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12/19/2016 06:21:18 PM
Great shot.

Merry Christmas.
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12/19/2016 09:11:43 AM
I love this shot. It was good to an entry from you. Hopefully, post-Christmas sanity will return along with a desire to enter challenges again. I'd love to see some of the projects you've been working on. A homemade Christmas sounds like a great idea.
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12/19/2016 07:23:20 AM
A very well seen & captured modern rendition of the Dorothea Lange style. Congrats on your HM.
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12/19/2016 01:39:05 AM
This was one of my highest rates - even when it's more about Christmas than Dorothea Lange imo.
I love that you entered it.
Merry Christmas from me too
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12/19/2016 12:57:34 AM
Merry Christmas to you too Wendy. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, don't wear yourself out girl! Congrats on the HM, love this image.
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12/19/2016 12:25:06 AM
Geesh, Wendy, whatta ramble in the notes :-) Lovely image, congrats on the HM.
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12/19/2016 12:24:55 AM
Welcome back Wendy! And you got back in full speed! Merry Christmas!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2016 10:54:20 PM
Fantastic candid shot.
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12/18/2016 10:12:47 PM
Those eyes. So much hope... what a story.
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12/18/2016 09:09:54 PM
the hand. elegant.
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12/17/2016 11:24:38 PM
Wonderful and touching
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12/14/2016 01:10:38 PM
8 from me. I wish the title didn't limit us about the story... I imagine so much more without it.

A lovely, emotive shot
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12/12/2016 11:56:57 AM
this is fantastic
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