I know I am not the only one who misses the RHP Photography Competition. I am not going to resurrect it, and Wheely, who seemed to have concrete plans to do so, has gone AWOL. Maybe someone else will take over some day, maybe not, but in any case I thought we don't need to wait for a competition to have a photography thread. The two things I miss most about the photo comp are the themes that encouraged me to try things I would otherwise never have thought of trying, and the discussion. So my idea with this thread (and if it works out, further photography threads) is that people can show each other pictures related to a theme and discuss them. I am not going to host the pictures - if someone would like to host them, that would be great, otherwise people will need to find some place to upload them themselves and post a link. I don't think we need a deadline (even though deadlines work great for me as a motivator, so without it it'll be harder to overcome my procrastination); pictures could be added at any point.
As for the theme, I was inspired by a weird dream I had a while ago. In that dream, I saw a picture (or possibly a scene that I thought would make an interesting picture) of a large plate that had some sort of pedestal with a pile of small fishes on one side and a coffee mug on the other side, and I was thinking that "Fish 'n' Coffee" would be a good title for the picture. If anyone would like to take a "Fish 'n' Coffee" picture, I would be delighted, but it would be a bit narrow for a theme, so I decided to make it "Unexpected Combinations" instead. If everybody hates the theme, we can still change it, but if there's any interest at all, I'd like to go ahead with it. If people have other suggestions for a theme, we could always have parallel photography threads with different themes.
This is work in progress, so feel free to criticise or make suggestions. And if you know people who are interested in photography, but who may not read this forum, tell them about this thread!