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Recurring Themes

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Future Themes

Don't have a theme-appropriate shot? No problem. Non-theme images are welcome anytime.



Recurring Themes:

Tuesday is:  Companion Animal Day
Everyone is invited to post images of your best animal friends...totally informal images or posed images, it doesn't matter. Feel free to show your friends interacting with people, other animals, riding in cars, eating, sleeping...whatever. Show them at their best and at their worst.

All companion animals are welcome...the day will not be limited to just dogs and cats. If you feed wild animals or birds, and consider them as your friends, post their images. Lizards, snakes, pigs, etc., etc...all are welcome.

Feel free to express your thoughts and feelings as they relate to the images you post and/or describe the circumstances in which the image was made.

This recurring theme day will not be limited to animals in the present. If you have images of a treasured animal friend who is no longer with you, by all means, feel free to post them.

On a personal note, you may have noticed that I do not refer to them as "pets". They are sentient beings who happen to inhabit this planet with us, and I believe that they fulfill an important role in our lives, and often give us things that even human friends cannot.

We post images of ourselves, of scenery and landscapes, of models, and of various inanimate objects. It's time the animals had their day.

So remember: TUESDAYS  ARE COMPANION ANIMAL DAY ON THE FORUM!

(Thank you  Jim Adams for the concept of this theme)

Wednesday is:  Lurker and First Timer Day*
Most of us were toddlers once; same with lurkers... So, (DEFINITION #1): LURKER: noun (verb: to lurk), one who visits, perhaps often, enjoys visiting, but does not make his/her presence felt, preferring to LURK in the shadows, tentatively tasting the fruits, yet not plunging in headlong and participating. Sound familiar? Read on... The reasons for lurking, like those for toddling, are many:

To all of you, a warm welcome! Wednesday is your own very special day. De-lurking with your first post here is declaring your presence, affirming your very photo-existence, a supreme exercise of your Gore-given e-democratic rights. When you exercise this right for the very first-time, it is a mystical, coming-of-age process: you are a FIRST TIMER (DEFINITION #2).

Some folks, however, are inconsiderate enough to slip back into lurk-mode after having come out of the closet. Some stray away, lured by the false gods of color (no reference to the ethnicity of gods implied here); some just die, but this is simply not a good enough excuse; yet others mean to visit, but become too busy and find themselves caught up in the materialistic world of jobs, contracts and lucre. But the seeds of monochrome, once sown, are never truly lost. There is a perpetual yearning, a gnawing hunger for the long-lost home, a longing to return to the dimly-remembered paradise of true friends, fixer fumes and desaturation. These are our LONG LOST Members (DEFINITION #3). To all of you, a warm welcome back! Wednesday is your own very special day.
(Thank you N. Sukumar for this description)

*This includes those members who have not posted for over a year.

Thursday is: Models Post Yourself Day
Models are very valuable members of our community.  We ask the models who visit our forum to post their photographs on Thursdays.  Photographers, please let the models know about Models Post Yourself Day.

Friday is: Photographers Post Yourself Day
This is our special day when we post photos of ourselves. It can have other people in it, it can be a self portrait, or a shot by someone else.  If there is a story that goes with the picture we want to hear it.

Saturday is: Film Day 

What more needs to be said about this stuff.  Where would we be today if it wasn't for this invention?  In appreciation and to continue our knowledge of film this is a day that we can show others what we can do with it.  From the point & shoot cameras, 35/120/127/220/620/4x5/ 8x10, Polaroid, glass negs, paper negs, or just about any other process (if you let me know I will add it).  If you have the technical info behind how you achieved the final result(s)  so much the better.

Sunday is: Family Day

Post pics of your family, post pics taken by your family, post pics of other families. Or, post a family of pictures. (Thank you Stan Goldstein for the concept & description)

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Current Contest - Alternate Madness Theme - Artistic Nude - as the name implies,  your interpretation of this fine theme is always welcomed. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.

 The contest starts Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 00:00:01, local time and runs through Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 23:59:59, local time.

Don't have a theme-appropriate shot? No problem. Non-theme images are welcome anytime.

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Future Themes for 2017
Dates Type

Theme

01/1/17 - 01/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Standing nudes - The name says it well but how can you portray this scenario! Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
02/01/17 - 02/28/17 Alternate Madness Theme Light/Shadows - You need one to have the other, let's see how we can intermix the two. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
03/01/17 - 03/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Back - Your camera, companion, anything that "shows" the back of something. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
04/01/17 - 04/30/17 Alternate Madness Theme Doors & Entranceways - In or out, sliding, standing in, walking thru, glass, any type or thought is welcomed. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
05/01/17 - 05/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Feet - The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.  A unit of length in the U.S. Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches (30.48 centimeters). Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Alternate Madness Theme Nude parts - Although the name can imply human nudes, it doesn't necessarily mean it. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
07/01/17 - 07/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Shoulders, Knees & Toes - Quite a  range to explore with your camera and show us the results. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
08/01/17 - 08/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Artistic nude - as the name implies,  your interpretation of this fine theme is always welcomed. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
09/01/17 - 09/30/17 Alternate Madness Theme Hand(s) - The part of a body below the wrist, but if you show more than the hand that is okay just make the focal point on the hand(s). Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
10/01/17 - 10/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Parts - Body parts, tool parts, car parts, computer parts, etc. Pics that are unique and hard to identify are better. In camera compositions are better. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
11/01/17 - 11/30/17 Alternate Madness Theme Nude abdomen and legs - What nice parts of the anatomy.  Lets see what you can do with this combo. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.
12/01/17 - 12/31/17 Alternate Madness Theme Four legs or less - Two humans, a chair, many companions also have four legs. Your interpretation is always welcomed! Remember, Alternate Madness Theme are just for fun - no prizes other than the admiration of your B&W compatriots.


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