Weekly Competition # 136 - "Suffering"


Hyram

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 13:18
Not exactly a cheery topic.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

GivingTree

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 15:12
Well I for sure know that I don't have one in the archives for this week... Unless you count my last birthday.
"Just put your eye to the camera and push the button-thingy."
Flickr page:
link

Gwyn

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 15:45
GivingTree wrote:
Well I for sure know that I don't have one in the archives for this week... Unless you count my last birthday.



I suppose I could take a photo of the red and runny nose and swollen eyes I have at the moment.

But then everyone would be suffering, from looking at my ugly mug.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 17:14
Looks like I'll "enhancing" an already dodgy reputation for street phoptography by hanging about the down and outs at shutting up time.

Of course, had this been set around the time of the General Election...

Difficult.

But just had an idea...
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

GlynM

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 20:23
While I'm sure this is an admirable subject and may well produce a classic shot I'm afraid its not a subject that I feel happy about shooting so will be ducking out of this one.

Apologies,

Glyn

davidtrout

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 20:39
cardiff_gareth wrote:
Do you want a picture of me eating my wifes cooking ?

Why not a picture of you after your wife reads this post?
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

beebee

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 21:33
I just entered the one image that depicts the suffering of a whole family including the tiny baby and evokes immeasurable pain whenever I look back through my images - but it was taken on my mobile phone as I wasn't allowed my 'big camera' in the room - is that OK? If not just ignore my entry.
Everything is possible - just not today.
K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8

johnriley

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:23
Pentax pictures only, as stated in the header.....
Best regards, John

beebee

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:25
johnriley wrote:
Pentax pictures only, as stated in the header.....

OK - don't know how to delete - any advice?
Everything is possible - just not today.
K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8

beebee

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:27
beebee wrote:
johnriley wrote:
Pentax pictures only, as stated in the header.....

OK - don't know how to delete - any advice?

Already gone!! can I enter a different one?
Everything is possible - just not today.
K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8

johnriley

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:32
Please start again. Normally only one go at entering is made, but in this case there's no harm done. This rule is to discourage entrants from replacing photos in the light of later entries, which would hardly be fair play!
Best regards, John

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:50
Difficult theme... but one that's likely to produce some powerful images. And we're off to a great start.
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

thoughton

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 22:59
GlynM wrote:
While I'm sure this is an admirable subject and may well produce a classic shot I'm afraid its not a subject that I feel happy about shooting so will be ducking out of this one.

Apologies,

Glyn

Me too I am a hobbiest photographer who does this for fun. I don't have any desire to photograph suffering, and I'm not sure how I feel about amateur photographers trying to 'change the world' with these kind of photos. Sometimes it can be done right, but I fear all too often it isn't.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
Last Edited by thoughton on 09/02/2010 - 23:02

alun

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 23:11
I have entered a picture which may be considered off-topic (but hey, I have history on that) and maybe it will encourage a wider interpretation?

techno-terminator

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 23:14
I thought it a perfectly valid entry

After all suffering is however you interpret it - it could easily be an old, well worn and battered pair of very down at heel shoes
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.