Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

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Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby CNP Staff » Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:44 pm

Dear CNPians,

It's been more than two years that we are having monthly themes and enjoying some amazing uploads. We have received few request if we can suggest the upcoming themes earlier. To help with that, we request all the members to suggest, if they have any monthly theme ideas or topic that we may come-up with, in future. In a way, it will also help us pre-visualize the coming themes n have some more ideas to work in the field. Kindly, suggest your monthly theme ideas in the comment below so that we can choose some interesting ones.

Expecting more of your contribution helping other members by few words of appreciation, suggestion or asking some question on their image/s. We thank you all, those who are already helping us with this and keeping our forum active n alive!
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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Raviprakash S S » Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:13 pm

Dear All,

My idea is to have White as the theme. The image need not be black and white but White should have significance OR White should make the subject look significant in the frame.

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Looking forward to see more ideas from you all!

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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Nevil Zaveri » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:37 pm

Mathematics In Nature :
Mathematics is visible everywhere in nature, even where we are not expecting it. It can help explain the way galaxies spiral, a seashell curves, patterns replicate, and rivers bend. Even subjective emotions, like what we find beautiful, can have mathematic explanations. Few examples are as under ..
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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Prashanth Sampagar » Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:17 pm

Dear CNPians,

My suggestion for monthly theme is "Elephants"

Probably one of the most loved subject for CNPians is "Elephants". As I dug in for Elephants in our forum I found a treasure of elephant images. Our members have created wonderful images of these gentle giants. Here are some of those creations.

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These are not just images, most of these images have wonderful discussions as well. Please go through them if possible.

And lastly, I'm sure there are plenty more elephant images to be made.

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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Ganesh H Shankar » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:38 am

Interesting suggestions. Let me add a few more.

This month's theme "White" seem to have resulted in some interesting perspectives. Similarly choosing other abstracts attributes of Nature which are harder to express in an image can be attempted? Can those be taken as interesting challenges? I am thinking of:

- Wind
- Flow (need not be water alone, may be wind flow too)
- Space/Infinity/Emptiness
- Smell - An image which reminds us that we have a nose :)
- Cycle of life
- Blue (similar to white)
- Dance
- Song
- Invisible!
- Mystery

Makes sense? Just some ideas. Not sure what images in the archive qualifies these themes but if any of these are interesting then some of them may be attempted in coming months? Just a few suggestions..
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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Adithya Biloor » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:11 pm

Hi all,

My suggestion for monthly theme is Emotions

We earlier had elaborate and lengthy discussions about how we can depict human emotions through nature photography and the challenges associated with it. We have discussed how colors are associated with nav rasas ( nine rasas mentioned in ancient dance books) .



here - This is an attempt to showcase the human journey through a leaf.

here is an interesting forum discussion

here and here are two examples of depicting human emotions in a nature photograph.

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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Nevil Zaveri » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:01 pm

Dear everyone,

One more monthly theme idea I found interesting - MY FAILED SHOT ie a shot that you were likely to delete, but somehow remained! .. it could have been taken by wrong setting or some mistake!

You may add a note saying 'Why/what you find interesting, now?!'

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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Vikas T R » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:45 pm

Hello Everyone,

The theme that i would like to suggest is "Illusion". The image or the title makes you to see the image in multiple dimensions or what you are seeing is not what is intended to show in the image or any other visual illusion.

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I would encourage all of you to share your themes and the moderators will start posting these themes starting October.

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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Rajkumar » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:45 am


All good ideas. I would like to suggest a few which is more process-oriented than subject-oriented. A bit tangential and more involved but I think this is also an important way of image making

- A visual that best stands for 'who you are " . Not about what subject you like but more like a "self-portrait" except you are not in the picture
- A visual that relives a childhood memory
- A visual of that shows how you feel when missing somebody/something very badly

Agreed these are hard things to do (that too in a month) but well worth attempting and failing :)

Others can add a few more ideas
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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Vageesha AR » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:31 pm

Many interesting themes are already shared here ( that I would have mentioned too ). I would like to add the below ones.

Images representing timelessness in nature.

Images capturing the infinite scale of nature.

Images invoking nostalgia ( reminiscence and longing etc )

Images about experiencing a sense of loss.

Images of life trying to adjust to a new place/environment.

Images about parentship and guardianship in nature.

Images representing ' Mother Nature ' or Gaia as Greeks called it.

Images that portray human disconnect with nature and the consequence thereof.

Images of nature losing to human greed and Images of nature fighting against humans to survive.

Images of nature's abundance.

Images that capture change / constant components of nature.

Images about ecological grief.
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Re: Monthly theme - Share your ideas!

Postby Adithya Biloor » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:58 am

Dear Vageesha,

Good to see you posting after a long time.
We were missing your comments and images .

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