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10/03/2007 10:39:01 PM · #1
Time to sign up for the October Walkabout – October 20-21, 2007

Here we go again. Had such a great response and good time to the inaugural Walkabout side challenge last month, that we’ve decided to repeat it.

The idea is to improve our ability to see an image by forcing us to focus on, and see the beauty in, the mundane and ordinary ... or at least what we often perceive as the mundane and ordinary part of everyday life … by looking for extraordinary photos in ordinary places. The process is simple: get a whole bunch of people to take their cameras out on the same weekend, walk somewhere familiar to them, and see what kind of images we come up with.

Here's the rules:

1. The challenge starts from a place that is familiar to you, and that you regularly visit during a normal week. You may not travel to any special location for the shoot. Good starting places would be your home, your work, your school, or the grocery store where you regularly shop. The idea is to start from a familiar location which you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as a place to go take pictures.

2. You must leave your starting place on foot. No other mode of travel is permitted. To preserve the serendipitous nature of this challenge, pictures should not be taken at your starting location, but should be taken somewhere off the premises.

3. Your picture must be taken between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. (local time) on either Saturday, October 20 or Sunday, October 21.

4. Advanced editing rules apply.

5. Walk with your eyes wide open. Have fun.

October’s Optional Rule (Ignore it, follow it, or make up your own!)
Zoom with your feet instead of your lens. Pick a focal length and try to take as many of your pictures as you can with it.

Treasure Hunt (Optional)
Include your foot in one of your pictures.
(thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shalrath for the suggestion!)

Posting & Commenting
Images should be uploaded to the October Walkabout Posting Thread, which will be created the day before the challenge starts.

You should post no more than five images. All images should be uploaded in a single post.

Try to include a little narrative in your post, telling us where you went, what you did, and how or why you found the images you did.

Please try to comment on as many images you can the following week (Oct. 22-26). Commenting on this challenge is as much fun as participating.

Sign up in this thread if you're interested! (Ideas for future optional rules or treasure hunts appreciated too.)

Participants

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Message edited by author 2007-10-20 09:55:38.
10/03/2007 10:40:08 PM · #2
Repeat participants will notice a couple minor changes from last month. I expanded the list of starting places, gave people the option of shooting either Saturday or Sunday, and will create a separate thread for uploading pics.

The optional rule is just a suggestion for something to try to change the way we see an image when we’re out shooting. Feel free to follow it. Or not. Or make up your own.

The treasure hunt came from a suggestion made by several users last month. Its also optional.

I had to change the date to Oct. 20-21, because my wife is taking me away for my birthday on the prior weekend when I'd originally thought to have the challenge! :>P
10/03/2007 10:55:53 PM · #3
Im in loved the last one ;)
10/03/2007 11:09:16 PM · #4
I'm in. I should be done commenting on the photos from the last one by then lol.
10/04/2007 08:03:17 AM · #5
Glad to have you both back!
10/04/2007 08:23:39 AM · #6
count me in
10/04/2007 08:44:57 AM · #7
I want in!

10/04/2007 08:45:45 AM · #8
I'll be doing this again, I enjoyed the first one.
10/04/2007 08:51:05 AM · #9
I'd like to participate!
10/04/2007 08:57:51 AM · #10
Here I come!
10/04/2007 09:03:58 AM · #11
myself and my feet are in!
10/04/2007 09:04:28 AM · #12
I am in as well. Last time was a lot of fun. :)
10/04/2007 09:06:14 AM · #13
Wouldn't miss it, count me in.
10/04/2007 10:48:36 AM · #14
Count me in, Dennis!

Message edited by author 2007-10-04 10:48:49.
10/04/2007 10:54:39 AM · #15
count me in ,fun last time. has to be bigger pic size, got big feet
10/04/2007 11:16:07 AM · #16
Count me in as well. Thanks.
10/04/2007 11:30:00 AM · #17
I'm game and I should have my setup by then too!
10/04/2007 12:14:05 PM · #18
Welcome all! Nice to see some new faces, and the old ones too. Looks like there's still gonna be lots of interest -- should be fun!
10/04/2007 12:14:30 PM · #19
I'll give it a whirl
10/04/2007 07:00:58 PM · #20
I had fun in my first walk about - I'll do it again!
10/04/2007 07:03:11 PM · #21
I would love to do this again, count me in
10/04/2007 07:14:11 PM · #22
Sign me up please - the last one looked fantastic!
10/05/2007 02:05:05 PM · #23
Welcome! Glad to have you all on board!
10/05/2007 02:35:26 PM · #24
I'm in again this month. Hopefully I have more than 10 minutes to get my pix.
10/05/2007 02:38:18 PM · #25
Originally posted by bassbone:

I'm in again this month. Hopefully I have more than 10 minutes to get my pix.


count me in, too. Peter, maybe we can walkabout together! considering how close to each other we live, it's amazing we haven't gone out taking pics together.
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