Mingalaba

Aleš made such a difficult challenge for this month that not many shots were submitted. You may remember that the challenge was for 35mm using a panning method.

I have absolutely no good panning shots so instead I will tell a funny story.

In the first image below are friends of Tina and I who come to visit us when they can. Normally, with other friends we exchange stories like how we went hiking around here, swimming down in Croatia or maybe shopping in Ljubljana.

With Goran (not his real name, for taxation reasons) we first exchange greetings in Burmese. That is, Mingalaba! After some chit-chat I would ask “So, how was your weekend?”. Goran would casually say something like “Oh, I delivered an Airbus A380 to some Malaysian Airline”. And when he says “Natalie (also not her real name) and the kids flew with me from Seoul to Siem Reap (Cambodia)”, he means that he – the pilot, actually did the flying.

Anyways, I tried to “pan” the kids on the horses but I don’t think they are the standard that Aleš was after.

October is my turn again and to make things easy for everyone I have chosen 24mm landscapes.

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By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: Challenge|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s “hip” to be square

In the 1960’s, if you said that someone was “square” it meant that they were very un-cool. And in those days something that was cool was said to be “hip”.

But in the 80’s the band Huey Lewis & the News came out with the song that said that it was now “Hip to be square”.

Whatever your view is on the square there is no doubt that as a photographic format it is a difficult composition for many a photographer.

This month’s challenge was the square format but with the 105mm lens.

Aleš and I are delighted that two guests submitted photos for this month’s challenge and we would like to thank them.

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By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Challenge|Tags: |0 Comments

Think Different

Shortly after Steve Jobs went back to Apple inc (after being fired in 1985), in 1997 the company was only 3 weeks away from becoming bankrupt. He turned it around, and today, well…

One of the first major things Jobs did was to come up with a new slogan – Think Different. Of course, grammatically it should be Think Differently. But that’s Jobs for you.

Now, neither Aleš nor I are going to turn TLiB into anything like Apple but as photographers we need to constantly come up with new things to make our work interesting and relevant.

Aleš decided that he and I should have a monthly challenge so that we are as often as possible shooting outside our zone of comfort. So, the first challenge was for one of the least used lenses to a landscape photographer – 85mm.

Typically, the 85mm is for head and shoulder and/or 3/4 length portraits. Of course it can be used in many other ways.

So here goes:

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The challenge for August is with the 105mm lens but it must be a square format.

You are all invited to join in the fun. To make it easier for you just send us an image that is square. We will included it in next month’s challenge blog.

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: Challenge|Tags: |0 Comments