20th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - the Square Format WINNER ANNOUNCED

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Luke, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Welcome to the 20th serious compacts salon challenge..... your theme for the challenge is the square format. All entries shall have sides of equal length. Many digital cameras allow you to shoot with a 1:1 aspect ratio......try it out. Learn to "see" and use a square frame for new compositions. Or find an old shot that you loved, but wasn't quite right in a rectangle....try to give it a square crop. So you have two weeks to wow me with your square shots. Give me your best.



    The salon starts today October 30 and shall run for 2 weeks, ending on Nov 13th

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    Rules are simple................


    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.

    2. There are several ways to add your photos to the current salon thread: 1. upload your entry to your SC user gallery (all entries must be present in an SC gallery), which you automatically get if you are registered on the SC forum, so if you aren`t registered you will need to if you would like to join the fun. (Don't know about the "gallery" yet? Then read this: SC Gallery FAQ please read it carefully if you are new to using the site's software.) 2. embed from Flickr or another similar web hosting photo site and 3. use the attachment method. All three are explained here:How to post images in forum threads

    3. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know.

    4. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him/her a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!

    5. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator for the next Salon Challenge and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the SC Photo Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. Don't forget - that opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    6. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.

    7. Please, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun!

    8. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.
     
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  2. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard

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  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Been doing some square, or nearly square crops lately, in making pics more presentable/pleasing. Great way to get rid of unwanted distractions.
     
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  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    my camera doesn't do 1:1

    only recently discovered how to crop to true square so crop it will be
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
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    Bratislava by Briar34, on Flickr

    A little crop from me, put thru the shrinking machine for Luke.
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you can keep the longest side (very clever for a square crop request, isn't it) to 800 pixels, I'll be able to view the entire image on my screen and you'll have a much better chance of winning. :wink:
     
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  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Almost Gone

    Winter closing in.
    800x800 for Luke. 1024x1024 is in the gallery, for those that like it bigger.

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  9. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
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  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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    Exactly 800 x 800 pixels...
     
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  11. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    873
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Electric power meter (via a mutliple-aspect-ratio square sensor!)

    One of the things my little Lumix LX7 is equipped with - which, honestly, I've never completely understood - is what Panasonic calls a 'multiple aspect sensor' in which, somehow, when you select different aspect ratios (via a convenient switch on the lens barrel), then it resizes (or effectively crops) part of your sensor - rather than cropping part of your rectangular digital negative (or jpeg) which I believe is the technique Olympus uses to achieve a similar (square) effect. If anyone has a better and simpler explanation of this, btw, I'd seriously love to hear it. But back to the picture -

    I took it yesterday with my LX7 walking around downtown. The b&w processing was done via Silver Efex. And the result is....

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    Electric power meter by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A square view of a round meter! Or perhaps the photographic equivalent of putting a round peg in a square hole?

    I love Dave Barry's quote, by the way, about what that mysterious force we call electricity really is: “Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”

    And, yes, Luke, this is an 800 x 800 sizing for your screen.
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I feel like everyone is giving me a hard time about the 800 x 800.

    1366 x 768 is my max resolution. I shouldn't need to scroll to see the whole image....right?

    Lest it seem like I'm griping...I'm not. I can take it as well as I dish it. Just keep feeding me these nice square images.
     
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  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I can only give 640x640. Hipstamatic which I love for its 1:1 format. I tried using my XZ in its 1:1 but it just didnt feel right, and besides, it seems it did sustain damage to the internals which is getting worse every time I use it. I think it will have to be trashed. Other than that, theres the Ricoh... but for some reason, the Hipstamatic always appeals. I really really like it.

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    Hipsta Tom by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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  14. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Whooosh! Bang!

    The X100 on a tripod.

    XaZ1SrP.
     
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  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    The Shout

     
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  16. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    What is it?
     
  17. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    You mean me Steve?

    Selfie of me blowing a soap bubble which after processing I call The Shout
    (see August Challenge)
     
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  18. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Sitting on the Steps

    img883.

    I forget whether the rules require that the photo be taken with a compact camera. If that is the case, then ignore this one, as the Hasselblad is compact only as compared to a car.

    P.S. Luke, the photo is exactly 768 x 768 for your viewing convenience. :smile:

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  19. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Here's my little entry: Peacock at dusk, at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, India. Nikon Coolpix P7700.

     
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  20. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    A square it is. The subject too. No, Luke... I won't start about the size...

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