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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:53 am 
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Mike, you're spot on there. Of two ideas I currently have, that was essentially one of them (I was thinking of putting *something* on the cone directly, but not decided what...)

I guess I better do my other idea before someone does that too...

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Hi there Popo and DP-Paris ... thanks for the notes. Broke out into a bit of a sweat just now when I re-read the rules and saw the 'no descriptive text' requirement. I've asked Gordon if what I've done is out of order... I'm hoping that in describing the method rather than the shot itself I'll be OK. If not I'll take an axe to the text.

UPDATE: Gordon suggests the explanatory text for the production of my submission be moved to this location... so here it is:

Method:
1. Wait until the wife is out for a couple of hours (v. important)
2. Have the vacuum cleaner handy (also v. important!)
3. Lay B&O speaker on its back
4. Place a frisbee on top of the bass speaker
5. Pour rice and sweetcorn into the frisbee
6. Put Sri Lankan percussion group ELEPHANT FOOT (v. good by the way) on the CD and crank up the volume
7. Try to synchronise the shutter with the beat!

Set-up overview: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4594435939_e6ae9e1a42_o.jpg

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 12:18 pm 
Mikes idea is worringly similar to mine too. BUT, not exactly the same, so like popo said: I better get down to it as soon as possible before someone else beats me to it :)


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My idea was the same as this, but my wife never goes much so its was finding time to do this when she was not in lol, I do like your speakers tho


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OK, everyone thinking of about the same picture....
+1 :lol:


Even listening to very loud music... the speakers don't seem to move so much so you have to put something on them letting it jump....

OK, other ideas... *thinkthinkthink*

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What a great theme. This is what 'On Assignment' is all about; taking you out of your comfort zone and getting the creative juices flowing.

Good luck.


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Wow, some greatstart to the entries this month. A toughie for sure.
Caesartg love it!
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caesartg - Awesome shot, really like that a lot. The colours and definitely shows noise, I found myself wincing when looking at it!! On top of that sounds like you were going into a war zone to get that pic, so well done....

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Woot, now this is the creativity I was hoping to see! Nice job on all of the entries so far :)

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Thanks! I did end up with a mouthful of ash, then lots of cleaning of equipment and checking of the sensor once I got home. Those little rocket blowers are indispensable!


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And that's my entry in... wasn't one of my original plans, but seemed a good idea. Just got a new belt for the record player today so I can use it again. The old one was "lost" when I lent it out.

In case anyone else wants to have a go at it, my other plan was to play on the phrase "so quiet you can hear a pin drop". Well, I tried dropping a pin many times in various ways and lighting conditions, but couldn't get a decent shot out of it...

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+1 to Al's comment.

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Hi Al, noticed you have changed your entry. I seem to recollect that under the assignment rules, your first entry must stand. Just thought i would mention this in case newbie members think it is ok to change theirs. :evil:
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Thanks Sue for updating me.

I did change it within 1 day of taking the original and changed it instead of being me popping a silver balloon I was popping a red balloon in the same location in the same way, in fact the camera was set exactly the same, I just felt the red one looked better than the silver one.

However, if this is going to upset people I am happy to withdraw from this months competition.

Admin people, you decide and pull my post if you feel its in some way given me an unfair advantage or I have broken the rules in some way that is unacceptable.

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Technically speaking Sue's right. The rules state you can't change your photo.

But that's more to prevent people from having another idea and completely changing their submission at a later date, perhaps inspired by another entry, or having discovered a better way of doing it. Since this photo is from the same session and is so similar to the original, I'm happy to make an exception, but just this once.

For the record, I preferred the original image.


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