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    Monthly Assignment: Summertime, And the livin' is easy

    Best interpretation on what summertime is all about. And because of what last month's assignment was, No Flowers this assignment. I want people to have fun with this assignment!!

    Assignment will run the full Calendar Month of July.


    ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

    Assignments are designed to help you grow your photography skills and creativity, and have fun doing so. Assignments are to make all of us photographers think outside the box also.

    The Rules
    1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by you! Because not all EXIFdata can be verified, we will use the honor system.
    2. Photos must be posted to the thread in order to be considered for the challenge. Links to photos will not be considered an entry.
    3. Only three photo entries per member, for each assignment, unless otherwise indicated.
    4. Assignments will be judged solely by the panel. Individual voting via post "likes" will be incorporated into the final selection of the winning photo.
    5. Judging criteria is based on the Twelve Elements of a Merit Image.
    6. The panel will select 5 shots to be displayed in the Monthly Challenge forum and homepage of the site.

    There will be no cash or prizes awarded for the Weekly Challenge, unless specifically noted by the site administrator.

    Any photo will be accepted for the assignment. Edited/straight out of the camera, it does not matter. You are left with complete freedom to do whatever genre of photography you wish to do, and your own interpretation of the assignment subject.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: July Assignment - Summertime, and the living is easy started by Tracsoft - Don Kuykendall View original post
    Comments 91 Comments
    1. Tami Jo's Avatar
      Tami Jo -
      The heat is on...sounds like fun. I'm in. Can't wait

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    1. fotojack's Avatar
      fotojack -
      Summertime! My favourite time of year! This should be a good one.
    1. Ijustwant1's Avatar
      Ijustwant1 -
      Yep middle of winter here but let's have fun in the sun :-)
    1. Don Kuykendall's Avatar
      Don Kuykendall -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ijustwant1 View Post
      Yep middle of winter here but let's have fun in the sun :-)
      All of you that are in the Southern hemisphere will just have to put on your thinking caps and remember the summer.
    1. Marilynne's Avatar
      Marilynne -
      Wow, that could be just about anything (except flowers of course).
    1. Don Kuykendall's Avatar
      Don Kuykendall -
      Just remember that it is "Best interpretation on what summertime is all about"

      Are you going to play it safe and go with the obvious or think outside the box and be unique?

      Let's all try and make it a difficult decision for the judges.

    1. Deezey's Avatar
      Deezey -
      This one is going to be fun. Good luck all!

      Sent from my SCH-I405 using Tapatalk 2
    1. Pretzel's Avatar
      Pretzel -
      SO MANY things I love about summer... the challenge will be picking just 3 pics!
    1. BackdoorArts's Avatar
      BackdoorArts -
      Drove past the "perfect" image yesterday morning. Realized it 2/10ths of a mile away, turned around to go shoot it and everything changed. Hate when that happens.
    1. Marcel's Avatar
      Marcel -
      Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
      Drove past the "perfect" image yesterday morning. Realized it 2/10ths of a mile away, turned around to go shoot it and everything changed. Hate when that happens.
      Plus yesterday was NOT in the time frame for this assignment… So, all in all, you at least had an idea. I'm still looking for the inspiration let alone the occasion.
    1. BackdoorArts's Avatar
      BackdoorArts -
      I feel a little better ... but only a little. It was a great shot.
    1. Don Kuykendall's Avatar
      Don Kuykendall -
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
      Plus yesterday was NOT in the time frame for this assignment… So, all in all, you at least had an idea. I'm still looking for the inspiration let alone the occasion.
      A picture of a trench around your basement will not work.
    1. Kim20's Avatar
      Kim20 -
      Well, I guess I am the first to post in this months challenge...
      Attachment 42520
      I call this "A Day at the Beach" lol This is my other half.
    1. Mycenius's Avatar
      Mycenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kim20 View Post
      Attachment 42520
      I call this "A Day at the Beach" lol This is my other half.
      Cool! Nicely frozen action!
    1. wud's Avatar
      wud -
      Like this category, think I'll try to get some pictures
    1. Carolina Photo Guy's Avatar
      Carolina Photo Guy -
      When I think of summertime, I automatically go to barbecue. Invitations extended and cookouts held to reinforce friendships.

      This is a plate of ABTs made in my smoker yesterday. ABT = Atomic Buffalo Turds

      Jalapeños stuffed with a cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and smoked chicken filling topped with meat candy!

      They lasted just about thirty minutes between the wife and I!

      Enjoy cause we sure did!

      Attachment 43044

      ​Pete

      FYI... Smoked with Cherry wood at two hundred degrees for two hours.
      If you want a less smokey flavor, use mesquite wood for one hour and fifteen minutes.
    1. Carolina Photo Guy's Avatar
      Carolina Photo Guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kim20 View Post
      Well, I guess I am the first to post in this months challenge...
      Attachment 42520
      I call this "A Day at the Beach" lol This is my other half.
      Do you know how "GOLF" got the name??

      "AW CRAP" was already taken by the bowlers!

      Pete
    1. fotojack's Avatar
      fotojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Photo Guy View Post
      When I think of summertime, I automatically go to barbecue. Invitations extended and cookouts held to reinforce friendships.

      This is a plate of ABTs made in my smoker yesterday. ABT = Atomic Buffalo Turds

      Jalapeños stuffed with a cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and smoked chicken filling topped with meat candy!

      They lasted just about thirty minutes between the wife and I!

      Enjoy cause we sure did!

      Attachment 43044

      ​Pete

      FYI... Smoked with Cherry wood at two hundred degrees for two hours.
      If you want a less smokey flavor, use mesquite wood for one hour and fifteen minutes.
      Probably tasty as all get out, but it also looks like a plateful of heart attack!
    1. Carolina Photo Guy's Avatar
      Carolina Photo Guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by fotojack View Post
      Probably tasty as all get out, but it also looks like a plateful of heart attack!
      Jalapenos are veggie, cheese is dairy and anything that taste as good as bacon can't possibly be bad for ya!
      This is southern health food!
    1. AxeMan - Rick S.'s Avatar
      AxeMan - Rick S. -
      Attachment 43093

      ​Summer time fun on the carnival midway
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