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Old May 10, 2010, 6:20 AM   #1
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Default The Stevesodigicams Song Contest

Over this side of the pond we have the Eurovision Song Contest and as yesterday I was recently inspired by a comment in this thread http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...aphy-over.html (see posts 10 and 11) to write a song, and then was challenged to record it, I thought, possibly we have other people with a little musical skill (very little in my case) who were keen to re write the lyrics of a song with a photographic content.

If you are really brave then please do post a video of you (or someone else you know) singing/playing this new song.

If you can't sing it then just post a link to you tube so we can hear the original and put your words to it in our heads.

OK, I hope you are sitting comfortably, ear plugs in, ready for a laugh. This is my and the Steve's version of We've Only Just Begun. I will start making excuses now, the only score I could find was in a key too low for me........ planning to think of more excuses as we go along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVl9...layer_embedded

For anyone not sure of the lyrics that I'm trying to sing here they are.

We've only just begun to shoot,
White balance and RAW capture
A kiss from Canon and we're on our way.
We've only begun.

Before the CCD was film,
So many brands to choose
We start our shooting and learn to frame.
And yes, We've just begun.

Sharing the landscapes that are new to us,
Photographing wildlife along the way,
Talking it over with my friends at Steve's,
Struggling together with LBA
Together.

Now we have our smile detection,
Much photography lies ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to shoot,
And yes, We've just begun.

Sharing landscapes that are new to us,
Photographing wildlife along the way,
Talking it over with my friends at Steve's,
Struggling together with LBA
Together, Together.

And when the new lens comes we smile
Much photography lies ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to shoot
And yes! We've just begun

For those not in the know, LBA is lens buying addiction, something a lot of dSLR photographers suffer and Kiss is the Japanese name for the 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D etc series of Canon dSLRs.

I hope after this you will still respect my photography if nothing else!

Come on people, let's get creative, it doesn't have to be great (I've proved that) but put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard and get writing.
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Old May 10, 2010, 6:34 AM   #2
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Brilliant!
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Old May 10, 2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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that was awesome Mark. I think that song should play looped in the background of Steve's main page
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You my friend are a much braver man than I.

Bravo!
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Old May 10, 2010, 12:49 PM   #5
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That was a good laugh for the day.

Thanks for the share!

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Well done Mark...........
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Old May 10, 2010, 5:15 PM   #7
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I'm glad people are enjoying this, however I notice that no one has yet been brave enough to say they will write new lyrics, let alone anyone to record them...... hoping later things will change
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Old May 13, 2010, 1:46 PM   #8
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Something I wrote a few years ago -- techno-funk:

KAMERA-WERK

She sketched his form with her camera
Drawing lines with lights and shadows and colors
Shaded his outlines with hazy perspectives
Focussed his heart in her lens
Focussed his heart in her lens
Focussed his heart in her lens

She changed his fate with her strobe-lights
Filling-in dark spots, sculpting the edges
Filtered his future with polarized care
Flattened his eyes in her lens
Flattened his eyes in her lens
Flattened his eyes in her lens

She sucked-up his soul with her camera
Imprisoned his spirit 'tween fat mega-pickles
After separating ego, superego and id
Flash-fried his brain in her lens
Flash-fried his brain in her lens
Flash-fried his brain in her lens

(c) and all rights reserved and all like that
[not that anyone would want to steal this]
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I wrote this short poem last year.


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“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
The old bard points to reasons I should not
But on that summer’s day with flowers sweet
I find you and your camera hard at play

Each tender petal and subtle hue of Green
Each vibrant Red and Blue and all between
Captured in RGB and JPG
Acronyms for beauty stored within

I watch as you immortalize your garden
Painting with no brush nor paint
But electronic canvass and paper print
Sharing that summer’s day with all who look.
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Simply awesome, and thumbs up for the guts
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