Assigned Topics September 2019 - December 2020

The Assigned Topic is recommended but not required each month.  Sometimes a member doesn’t have the time, ability or doesn’t care about the assigned topic. General entries can be entered instead.


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Moving Water

September 11, 2019

Water in motion, be it part or all of a waterfall or fountain or drops of rain or water being hurled or thrown. The motion can be conveyed by either blurring or freezing the action.

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Reflections and Refractions

January 15, 2020

Must utilize an external lens, excluding the camera lens and any direct attachments. Examples of acceptable elements are corrective eyeglasses, magnifying lens, glass ball, water droplet, filled transparent container, curved make-up mirror, chrome hubcap. The “curve” may be one- or two-dimensional, but not flat glass or wrinkled aluminum foil. The auxiliary optical element should be identifiable, and the reflected or refracted objects should be a major component of the image.

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In The Kitchen

September 9, 2020

Something that typically exists in the kitchen. Not food. Includes the contents of cabinets and drawers.

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Color Yellow

October 14, 2020

Something that is yellow and forms the focal component of the image. Yellow may be represented by one or more shades

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November 11, 2020

Any type of glass. Clear, translucent, colorful but not invisible (e.g., a photo through a window). The glass itself must be the focal element.

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Up Close

December 9, 2020

Anything that completely fits on a 3” x 5” card or smaller. (If you crop, be sure to increase the pixel density to be clear on the judge’s screen.)

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