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cattyal

Oh no Eric - I'm still looking after this group (kinda!) - I just didn't want to start running a third group as I have enough on my plate for now Smile

I'm sorry to hear of your broken back! I do hope you're on the mend now!

Alison

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman  5662 forum posts England
16 Apr 2016 - 9:00 PM

Cattyal. It was sad to me to see you have had to give up on the group, I have not been on for sometime owing to have suffered a broken back. I wish you every success in what you get to do. Sincerely yours 'Gypsyman' Eric.

cattyal

What we need is for someone willing to take on the monthly challenge and set up the appropriate group. I currently 'run' two groups (though admittedly in a rather slapdash kind of way) and would prefer not to take anything else on.

That said if a monthly challenge group is set up then it's highly likely I'll join in Smile

EddieAC


Quote: I notice that the group founder is now 'user-removed.' I wonder what happened there...

I think the group was started by Sandgrouse but he appears to have had his account deleted.

I shall watch with interest to see what happens as regards to a monthly black and white film challenge. I can find time to take part if this gets going.

Last Modified By EddieAC at 2 Feb 2016 - 3:09 PM
petebfrance
27 Jan 2016 - 12:57 PM

A monthly challenge would be fine in addition - I'd hate to lose the weekly one, though. At the moment it doesn't seem like there are many takers. I think things like that need a core of interested individuals to get them up and running and provide on-going commitment. Despite the size of group membership I think it is rare that the number of entries here reaches double figures. Now it could be argued that having a month would give more time, but the counter to this is that the weekly ones keep the challenge more at the forefront of the mind. Tricky.
On another topic, I notice that the group founder is now 'user-removed.' I wonder what happened there...

*Edited to add: I noticed, after posting, that this comment did not appear in the main forum, which means that the idea for a monthly black and white challenge is not being seen by enough people - perhaps a message that gets onto the main forum would be more successful.

Last Modified By petebfrance at 27 Jan 2016 - 1:02 PM
bobrob
bobrob  6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 - 4:17 PM

Hello

yes that may suit everyone better

thasnks

Bobrob

cattyal

Hi bobrob!

What might be worth considering is setting up a new group for a monthly challenge?

Certainly as you say it would open the challenge up to film users and I'm sure many from this weekly group would also join in.

Let's see if any other members pipe up - give them a couple of days. Give me a nudge if I don't return ie. forget Smile

Alison

bobrob
bobrob  6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2016 - 4:22 PM

Hello

I have just joined up as a ''watcher'' as cannot see me contributing to the
weekly challenge very often.

I only shoot film / darkroom print then scan.
so to get a ''new'' subject done inside a week will be tough.

Monthly or even every two weeks would be more realistic in my view
which could well attract more folk particularly those just starting monochrome.

just a thought but a very good idea to have this group available.

bobrob.

JeffHubbardPhotography

where the heck has the tread gone, with this weeks challenge gone???? (The one ending today!)

cattyal

Hi Bill

If you've not done so already I suggest you post your question in the main forum? I suspect views on this B&W Challenge Group page will be minimal Smile

Alison

billeden
billeden  9 England
6 May 2015 - 7:54 PM

Hi folks, I have just got myself a new little baby, a Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with a new!! 127mm lens. I have a question for all you film folks.

Can you recomend a good flat bed scanner please? I have been looking at the epsons and quite like the option of the wet scan. My biggest neg for the near future
will be 6x9, but may move on to 4" x 5" if I can find a decent (cheap enoughWink) view camera. I do want to start carbon printing in the next couple of years tho'.
I digress.

I suppose the ques is, can I get by with a bog standard flatbed? what do you film bods use?

Thank you in advance for replies

cattyal

Hi Bill - welcome to the group and yes, please do join in - every single week Smile (I can then slack off and skip the odd week!)

billeden
billeden  9 England
31 Mar 2015 - 11:32 PM

Hi all, Joined hoping that the weekly challenge will get me taking photos again, been a bit stagnant for a while.
Dodged the rain this afternoon to get some shots at lunch, so here hoping!!

chrs
Bill

cattyal


Quote: Hi everyone , just joined the group

Hi Garrie - welcome to the group - and to Ephotozine!

yorki50
yorki50  1 Eritrea
22 Feb 2015 - 2:54 PM

Hi everyone , just joined the group

cattyal

Hi Vendel - welcome to the group - nice to see some fresh blood and I hope you enjoy the weekly challenges!

Alison

Gothic
Gothic  6 Uruguay
15 Jan 2015 - 12:16 AM

Hi everyone, I've just joined the group.
I love B&W photos in particular.
Best wishes for all of you.
Vendel.

robtaylor

Hi Linda, enjoy.

LindafromItaly

i'm new too!
hi everyone

cattyal


Quote: This is my first group please be gentle.Grin

We're always gentle - welcome to the group! Smile

smilly
smilly  10 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2014 - 10:42 PM

This is my first group please be gentle.Grin

cattyal


Quote: I may be new here, but I have noticed that this weekly competition is getting very few entries. As a point to debate, would it not be ab idea to make it a monthly competition in an attempt to attract more entries and thus interest?

It might be an idea to put your thoughts into the forum section rather than the comments as it seems not too many people look here Smile

If I come up with any words of wisdom I'll return (but had better do some work since that's what they pay me to do here!)

Footski
Footski  3 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 - 1:47 PM

I may be new here, but I have noticed that this weekly competition is getting very few entries. As a point to debate, would it not be ab idea to make it a monthly competition in an attempt to attract more entries and thus interest?

Footski
Footski  3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 - 3:44 PM

Just joined my first group. I may just hang around for a while and see what is going on.Smile

Last Modified By Footski at 18 Nov 2013 - 3:45 PM
JawDborn

Some time ago members agreed to two changes in rules (comments anytime, sepia toned o.k.). I've set out the amended rules in a new topic, so when setting a challenge one can copy paste the amended rules.

Jack

JawDborn

Buono giorno, Aldo! Welcome to the group.

Jack

JawDborn

A warm welcome to the group, Justwilliam. Enjoy it here!Smile

Alda

Welcome Steve, hope you have fun here GrinGrin

Stevetheroofer

Hi everyone , i've joined my first group!

Alda

[quote]Hello all, really like the sound of this group im a big fan of B&W photos, i look forward to the challenges, but as a beginner it will also be great see other peoples work for inspiration and tips

Welcome GrinGrinGrin

cnield81
cnield81  3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 - 1:42 AM

Hello all, really like the sound of this group im a big fan of B&W photos, i look forward to the challenges, but as a beginner it will also be great see other peoples work for inspiration and tips
Carl

JawDborn

Photos uploaded for challenges must be the member's own work and not copies, however made, of another author's work. I would have thought this was obvious.

Jack

Animator
Animator  8 Wales
28 Mar 2013 - 10:18 AM

The weekly theme is here:

https://www.ephotozine.com/groups/weekly-black-and-white-challenge-83/forums/top...

mervyntattoo
28 Mar 2013 - 10:04 AM

Where do I find the weekly theme?

JawDborn

Please note that rules were changed sometime ago, allowing comments to be made before judging takes place.

Coast
Coast Critique Team 81607 forum posts United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 10:52 PM

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to the challenges et al.

JawDborn

Welcome to the group, Paul (Coast). Your avatar suggests you have exactly the right, er, temperament to enjoy the group.Grin
Just a reminder I give to new members: photos must be taken AFTER the challenge is announced. Hope you thoroughly enjoy participating.

Jack

Alda

Thanks Jack - I trust my level of insanity is high enough to be a valuable member of this group WinkWinkWinkTongue

AnneWorner
14 Mar 2013 - 7:27 PM

WhooHoo Wink

JawDborn

After group discussions, it was decided that Sepia Toned photos will continue to be acceptable.

JawDborn

Welcome to the B&W challenge group, Alda. If entering the challenge this week, please note that all photos entered must be taken after the challenge was announed. And don't go out in the dark if Scrimmy is about.Grin

Jack

JawDborn

Welcome to the group, AnneB50. However, a word of warning. The insanity you've noticed is infectious. Only myself was born with a natural immunity. Oh dear! The man in the white coat has arrived.Sad

Jack

Animator
Animator  8 Wales
2 Mar 2013 - 9:34 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. Hopefully I'll be a good contributor Smile)

JawDborn

Good to have you in the group, Phill (Animator). This week's challenge is "muse" There are clues as to what it means in the comments made in the topic comments. Please note photos for the challenge must be taken AFTER the challenge is announced. We all you enjoy the fun and banter as well as the photography.Smile

Jack

mike5537
mike5537  3 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 5:40 PM

Will do Jaw! Smile

JawDborn

Welcome to the group, mike 5537.Smile hope you have a sense of humour!Wink Please have a go at this week's challenge which is "Muse", remembering all photos must be taken after the challenge was announced!Smile

JawDborn

Please will new members note rule 2. All entries for challenges must be taken AFTER the theme is announced.

JawDborn

Hi there, Aletta!. A warm welcome to the group. I'm sure you'll enjoy the challenges, and participating in the fun. Great to have you!Smile

Jack

lettiephotography

Hi I am new to this site but I think I will like it regards and happy shooting everyone.....

Over and out

JawDborn

Hi davekeen. Welcome to the group. Please note that entries for the challenges must be taken AFTER the week's challenge is announced, so I'm sorry but your first entry, a superb photo, is ineligible for this week's challenge.

JawDborn

Welcome to the group, mervyntattoo. I'm sure you'll enjoy participation. Have fun!Smile

Jack

l1z
l1z  3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 8:54 AM

Hello ! I love black and white pictures and looking forward to having a go at the weekly challenge Smile

alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 3164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 11:03 PM

Uploading my first entry in this competition! Smile

Jestertheclown
17 Dec 2012 - 5:25 PM

Hi Alistair!

Let's see what you've got!

alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 3164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 2:49 PM

Just joined you fellows over here, and will be uploading a skyline later on today for this week's competition. Hello to all!

SlowSong

Hi Ann. Yes I've hit the Join Group button. And when I go to settings it the button option is Leave Group, so I must be there somewhere. Grin

Ooops, I've just found me. I joined in March last year but never entered anything. Hey ho. Grin

Last Modified By SlowSong at 8 Dec 2012 - 4:00 PM
AnneWorner
6 Dec 2012 - 2:06 PM

Hiyah Chris Smile did you hit the "join the group" button - I don't see your mug in the membership "roster" either.

Jestertheclown


Quote: (BTW, she's out of hospital). Grin

. . . who is?

. . . and I don't know why the group threads are upside down.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 6 Dec 2012 - 1:41 PM
SlowSong


Quote: Welcome aboard Chris!

You're not going to forget how to find this again are you . . . ?

Might do. Tongue

Why are all the forum posts in the Groups the wrong way round, i.e. latest post at the top rather than the bottom. So confusing. I do so like consistency. Smile

And me mugshot's not appeared on the members' bit yet. I dunno.
I know, I know, I'll get back to the Grumpy Group. (BTW, she's out of hospital). Grin

Last Modified By SlowSong at 6 Dec 2012 - 12:04 PM
Jestertheclown
6 Dec 2012 - 10:45 AM

Welcome aboard Chris!

You're not going to forget how to find this again are you . . . ?

SlowSong

Hiya. I'm in. Decided I need to concentrate my mind on subjects rather than faffing around randomly. Looks Fun
Smile

AnneWorner
16 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

I see we have some new members - welcome and join in the fun. Upload and let's see your work. It's all about love this week Smile

Gypsyman
Gypsyman  5662 forum posts England
11 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM

Jack Writes --

To answer a question, in the past many judges have "bothered" to comment on individual photos after the judging. 03/11/2012 - 2:12 PM

Well I always tried to do so. Giving some reasons how and why I had made my choices. Eric.

JawDborn

To answer a question, in the past many judges have "bothered" to comment on individual photos after the judging.

JawDborn

I think we should stick to the rules until they are changed. We can't pick and choose which rules we observe, and which rules we don't. Until now everyone has observed the rules.Until the rules are changed by mutual consent, stick to them.

Jestertheclown
3 Nov 2012 - 12:03 PM

Rule 6?

Does it make a difference if someone posts a comment prior to judging?

Would any of you,as the judge, be swayed by what another person had written? It's only their opinion,after all.

Or would you judge the shots purely on their strengths and weaknesses, disregarding what others think?

I have an opinion which I'll share with you later. In the meantime, what does everyone else think?

Bren.

AnneWorner
3 Nov 2012 - 12:48 AM

OK, sorry about commenting before judging is complete, but what's up with that? Who really wants to go back and bother commenting afterwards? I mean, really, what if we get 20 uploads. Does anyone think they will take the time to sit down and comment on all those after the judging is over??

Easier to make the comments as the images are uploaded. It shouldn't affect judging at all. Maybe someone could explain the reasoning behind this for me? I'm just new here.........mmmkay?

Also, might it not also be interesting to get some critiques, and maybe some modifications and make this a bit more interesting. Maybe more people would upload. IMO getting comments might also generate more interest in the group.

OK, off my soapbox for now.

AnneWorner
31 Oct 2012 - 8:54 PM

I've posted the new theme, but it is showing up after the circles theme - hope you all find it.

jayx90
jayx90  4 Australia
23 Oct 2012 - 9:46 PM

all fixed
wow my computer does funny thingsTongue

Jestertheclown
23 Oct 2012 - 9:45 PM

No problem Jay. Welcome aboard.

jayx90
jayx90  4 Australia
23 Oct 2012 - 9:42 PM

ohno photos mixed up on computer
sorry will fix up

Jestertheclown

No problem. You aren't the first and most certainly won't be the last!

There's always next week.

Cheers,

Bren.

CDSINUK
CDSINUK  3223 forum posts England
3 Oct 2012 - 8:53 PM

apologies everyone, i was in a hurry and didnt read the rules properly, i have withdrawn my image, Smile

Gypsyman
Gypsyman  5662 forum posts England
6 Jul 2012 - 3:04 PM

Come on Group Members. If I can win with a Snapshot, you Photographers should have no problems winning. Eric.

Willmer

135 Members, average weekly challenge entry less than 10% of membership, this is not very impressive.SadSadSad

WeeGeordieLass

Oh Yes Jack

That's one little journey I'd sooner forget. Lol

Elaine

JawDborn

I suppose photos of hospital trolleys are banned?

Jack

WeeGeordieLass

Hi Everyone,

The weekend starts here, and I'm hoping you'll have some time to upload something for this week's challenge.

Anything unusual/unconventional/humorous that goes/gets someone/something from A to B is what I'll be looking for, and of course it should look good in Black & White.

Hoping to get loads of entries this week.

Bit quiet at the moment.

Cheers

Elaine

rambler

Hello Si and welcome. The challenge this week is - New Year.
Ken

Last Modified By rambler at 31 Dec 2011 - 9:57 AM
SiPickles
SiPickles  4 England
31 Dec 2011 - 5:50 AM

Hi everyone, just joined the group, whats the challenge for this week please??

Last Modified By SiPickles at 31 Dec 2011 - 5:51 AM
rambler

Get well soon George

deadlash
deadlash  4
25 Dec 2011 - 1:09 AM

glad to hear your'e ok george. very right about ,live life to the full.

Georden
Georden  5 England
24 Dec 2011 - 5:41 PM

Dear all,
Firstly, I'd like to say thanks for picking my image, I am really grateful.
Secondly, I am really sorry that I did not set the follow on challenge.
I literally just found out I was ill & have been in hospital. If not for an annual check-up, I would have been in hospital still, and probably very ill indeed.
Of course, I could not get on the 'net, so this is a mega surprise to me.
I've been allowed out for the evening, but have to go back tomorrow for a quick check up before being (hopefully) allowed home for Xmas dinner before having to be re-admitted for another 2 weeks or so.
Treatment will be ongoing, but I expect to be taking photos (and uploading) again soon.


Sorry again, and Merry Xmas to all
Live life to the full,and enjoy every minute
George

Last Modified By Georden at 24 Dec 2011 - 5:45 PM
cattyal

Snapper would be next on the list...... bit late - just got in from bumbling around town......

ExT_Racer
ExT_Racer  765 forum posts Wales
17 Dec 2011 - 11:43 AM

Cattyal, who was the runner up? Maybe he or she should set a topic to take us over the Christmas week?

Paddy

ExT_Racer
ExT_Racer  765 forum posts Wales
17 Dec 2011 - 11:40 AM

I left him a private message as well-He must be asleep!

Paddy.

Jestertheclown
17 Dec 2011 - 11:14 AM


Quote: We don't have one yet,

That would explain why I can't find it then!

Willmer

I have left him a message also. I do feel that if you enter these challenges you should at least make an effort to log in to see if you have won.

rambler

We don't have one yet, I am not sure that George is aware he has won. I have left a message for him.

Ken.

Bloggs
Bloggs  4313 forum posts England
17 Dec 2011 - 10:30 AM

Do we know what the challenge is this week ? I can't seem to find it ? Grin

topsyrm

Hi just joining, not done anything like this before, not even sure if I will get one in for this week's trees but I will try.

cattyal


Quote: I'm new to the group, just thought i'd say hello and i'v posted a picture of a tree for the weekly comp. Fingers crossed Sam

Welcome to the group Sam - I forgot totally to look for trees whilst out today so reckon I'll be off up to the park one lunchtime next week Smile

Bloggs
Bloggs  4313 forum posts England
3 Dec 2011 - 3:05 PM

I'm new to the group, just thought i'd say hello and i'v posted a picture of a tree for the weekly comp. Fingers crossed Sam

Jestertheclown


Quote: This has a lot going on, but it seems to have got itself into a mess in terms of what's going on, how to find it and what to do to get involved

Hi Peter and welcome aboard!

Don't worry about getting lost or not being able to navigate the site.
I've been here three years and I still can't find half of it!

Jester

cattyal

Peter (Bonvilston) - no need to be an E2 member - just go HERE and you can upload your photo for the challenge

Bonvilston

Just joined the group. Just got into the website. Tried to set something similar up myself in the past and it is hard work !!! This has a lot going on, but it seems to have got itself into a mess in terms of what's going on, how to find it and what to do to get involved...... How do i submit images for this group's challenges. Do i have to be an e2 member to do stuff ( like so many aspects of the site ) ?

Help please !

Peter

Gaucho

This week it's an open challenge so whatever you think makes a good B&W photo let's see it! All entries due in before 8pm on Wednesday 11th May.

Malcolm

Gypsyman
Gypsyman  5662 forum posts England
6 Apr 2011 - 4:31 PM

I do not know for sure, but think PETE, may have a photo for the Challenge wrongly on the B&W group site. Eric.

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