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    Active Assignment for the week of April 20th to 27th: Go Green

    "You must have noticed by now how everything is going green and environment friendly these days. From big corporations to the shopper who asks for a paper bag instead of a plastic one. Here's your invite to jump onto the band wagon.

    The assignment this week is to take a picture advertising this initiative. You could choose to make a poster, showcase the beauty of a green world, or come up with a doomsday picture to prick our conscience."

    Dare: Take a shot at the assignment without having green as the prominent colour of the picture.

    Restriction: Try not to have any human made object as a prominent part of your composition.

    Mark Twain once said "Whiskey is for drinking, water's for fighting." A precious and diminishing resource in nearly every corner of the globe, fresh, clean water is not something to take for granted.

    WIT: I decided to go with the poster concept for this submission. Over my luch hour, I stopped by a stream and took this shot of rippling blue water. Once out of the camera, I straighted the shot a bit and applied some sharpening and contrast modification. The next things were to change the size of the canvas (with a black background), add a white frame around the water, add the text, and finally make the red "X." I am hoping the minimalist approach gets the point across.

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    1. Nino James 72 months ago | reply

      I like the idea alot. It is only just a little too "poster" for me.

    2. piggley 72 months ago | reply

      definitely a precious resource in melbourne our water storage's are at there lowest and we on water restrictions. You can't water your concrete drive anymore...

    3. redwood 1 72 months ago | reply

      Nice idea for the caption and nice image...i'm planning to do a poster as well

    4. SkeenaValleyGirl 72 months ago | reply

      I'm SO glad you can't water your driveways there, piggley. You still can here and it makes me crazy! I have a problem with the groundskeeper at the college blowing leaves around in the fall with a 2 stroke gasoline engine too!

    5. Beat Rice 72 months ago | reply

      Straight to the point! Very strong in its sobriety.

    6. is now at SmugMug [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PERSONAL BEST - Preserving Meaningful Moments, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. RockLizardTahoe 72 months ago | reply

      This is very straight-to-the-point. I like the simplicity as well...just as the others have pointed out. :)

    8. cjheyer 72 months ago | reply

      So simple ! I really like it

    9. Zyzzorz 72 months ago | reply

      Excellent and creative idea for the topic.

    10. johnm2205 72 months ago | reply

      I like this -- taken so much effort and time -- well done

    11. fotobird1 72 months ago | reply

      I like everything about it,..........very resourceful : )

    12. Prozac74 72 months ago | reply

      Very cool idea. Especially as the appearance really IS infinite.

    13. Zyzzorz 72 months ago | reply

      You've got my vote. You very simply captured the theme, eliminated green and man from the photo, and created a very strong statement for the project. Nice photo. Great title.
      Well done!
      I voted this "BestOfWeek1" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

    14. p912s (Scot) 72 months ago | reply

      Well done! The message is clearly broadcast.

    15. SkeenaValleyGirl 72 months ago | reply

      I'm casting a vote here, BestOfWeek2. An incalculably important resource - good call - simple and sobering (as Beat Rice said).
      Now, for the 2nd vote, it'll be a very hard call - so many great submissions.

    16. fotobird1 72 months ago | reply

      I already stated, like everything about it
      I am voting this "Best of Week 3"

    17. Canon Camera 72 months ago | reply

      Yep, too many people & not enough water.

    18. T9sus4 72 months ago | reply

      Great poster, good sentiment.

      Just one niggle: "Over my luch hour, I stopped by a stream and took this shot of rippling blue water."

      Your photo does not look like any stream I've ever seen. (...)

      Edit: See explanation below. I stand corrected - and admire the picture/poster even more happily now.

    19. gfpeck 72 months ago | reply

      Well, T9sus4, can assure you that I did indeed take the picture and to help you understand the context of the shot I will post a wider view of the "stream" in question. On a bright blue-sky day almost any moderate sized body of water will have a beautiful blue reflection of the sky, and with a bit of a breeze the ripples are easily added.

    20. T9sus4 72 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for your message - looks like this really was a "tomayto - tomahto" issue. As I could see in Google Street View, your "stream" is actually a decent sized river, everything makes sense now.

      Sorry for the query - and again: Great poster! Good luck in the competition!

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