Yesterday the 10th Photomarathon took place in Vienna. It was raining cats and dogs and I nearly gave up because conditions were so difficult especially during the morning hours, but in the end I pulled it off!
The first photo is always the starting number. OK, I admit, I am a nerd:
bunt / colorful
Drahtesel / "Wiredonkey"
(ab)gehoben / lifted up
an der Ringstraße / at Ringstraße
Das Abenteuer beginn vor der Tür / The adventure starts in front of the door
Ich wohne in der Stadt / I live in town
Papier / paper
unbekannt, aber sehenswert / unknown but worth seeing
flüssig / liquid (yeah, very funny!)
im zehnten... / in the tenth...
im Fokus / in focus
Ich bin für alles bereit / I am ready for everything
Will I do it again next year? I think I'll have to give the same answer as I did last year: I have no idea! I am just too exhausted right now. I finished much earlier than I did last year, but with the rain I tried to finish quickly and the whole day felt hurried . Well, maybe next year I'll finally be able to relax? I'll see, for now I'll rest up and let my camera dry out.
Just two more weeks and
this year’s Photomarathon takes place! Though I was doubtful after finishing
last year whether I would participate again, as soon as registration opened I
signed up! I already have a great idea for the photo with my starting number:
42! OK, I admit, I'm a nerd :-)
When I received an
invitation to participate in a 4 hrs. corse to prepare for the marathon I
immediately signed up, as it also fits in with my attempts to make good photos
for all the challenges I participate in.
A group of 14 eager
photographers met yesterday afternoon for a "leisurely" stroll
through a small part of the 9th district. Our teacher told as a lot about what
the jurors are looking for and how to compose a catching photo. He suggested a
theme and a meeting place and off we went. After each photo we showed him our
choices and he offered feedback. We managed 14 themes in 4 hours and I was as
exhausted as I remembered being last year! Fun!
Lesson: Do not take photos of a grafity you like - it is not your picture! Add architecture, grass...
Resting in Vienna
Lesson: Good choice, but pay attention to stay straight!
Lesson: Fill the format!
Lesson: Good choice, but closer and fill the format.
Lesson: Again: NOT your idea!
Schilderwald (wood of signs)
Lesson: Good choice, but do NOT place a motive in the middle!
Lesson: Good choice, but bigger, FILL your format!
Oasis in town
Lesson: Good choice, but DO NOT place your motive in the middle!!!!
Lesson: Good choice, but FILL YOUR FORMAT!
OK, two weeks to rest up and get better aquainted with my new camera and most importantly remember everything I learned yesterday.