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24th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - Impressions! Winner announced!!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by MoBokeh, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

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    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Welcome to the 24th serious compacts salon challenge..... your theme is Impressions!

    This is your chance, using your camera, to become an Impressionist painter. Impressionist paintings don't show much detail, but convey what you might see if just catching a glimpse of the subject. This type "impression" can also be conveyed with your camera through movement. Impressionism is usually associated with vibrant color, however, many examples of monochromatic works can be found. Landscapes are a common subject, as well, but here again, almost any imaginable subject has, at one time or another, been done in impressionist style.

    Utilizing camera movement is how I captured the image I submitted in the previous challenge and I thought it would make for a fun 24th challenge. I look forward to seeing your creative "impressionist" submissions.

    The salon starts today Jan 20th and shall run for a little less than 2 weeks, ending on Saturday Feb 1st.
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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. (like Hell)

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

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


    Good Luck to All

    Dave
     
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Interesting not knowing how you did it I was reminded of a photo I took with camera movement. In my case it was the dog yanking on her lead wot caused it.
     
  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Here (not submission)

     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was going to make a video clip of my Paul Lynde impression. I guess you were looking for a different kind of impression :wink:
     
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  5. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Here's an example: JPEG, straight out of camera with no post processing:

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  6. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
     
  7. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Using focus rather than movement, I feel this one came out quite painterly and impressionistic:

    2012_05_03_-_OUT_OF_FOCUS.
     
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  8. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Unless these are submissions shouldn't these deserve their own thread where i can ask questions ?
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I would assume these are all submissions except for yours ReD where it clearly states that it is not. And I don't think anyone would mind you asking questions within this thread. We can all stand to learn new stuff.
     
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  10. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
  11. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Yes, I understand all the photos posted are submissions, except for ReD's(clearly stated it is not) and mine, of course, which was submitted as a sample.

    Keep in mind, you can change your submission. Just make it clear you are doing so.

    Questions are certainly welcome.

    Thank you for your response, Luke. It looks like I'm going to need all the help I can get.
     
  12. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Impressions of Istanbul (not a submission)

     
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  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Submission to be replaced.
     
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  14. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

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    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    First, thanks to those who have made submissions, thus far. It seems, however, that many of you are not real clear on what to do. This is my fault and I hope, with this post, to add some clarity to the situation.

    Here is a link to a very brief YouTube video that explains one of the techniques that you may want to experiment with: http://youtu.be/LxyezYpmHX0
    As I want this to be fun, and certainly not a chore, I propose(if no one objects) to expand the submissions to include any type photo taken utilizing camera movement......the more creative, the better.

    Please don't hesitate to give me feedback, good, bad, or ugly. I only wish to make things a little better, if possible.

    Thank you, everyone, for your patience,

    Dave
     
  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Dave. I'll change my submission, or delete. Undecided which at the moment.
     
  16. I'll add mine

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  17. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    This submission has been replaced with another image later in the post.

    DKjof.
     
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Maybe I misread the initial post....or maybe everyone else just read the title impressions and is going with their own take on it, but if you read through Dave's initial post and check out the link in his follow-up post, I believe he is looking for images shot using camera movement as a technique to form the "impressions". I understand that we probably don't all have images like this sitting around in our back catalog. But maybe that can be an inspiration to get off the couch and try something new. The Salon runs for around two weeks.
     
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  19. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Luke is correct and says it much better than myself. Utilizing camera(or lens) movement in some(any) way, whether on a tripod, or not, to produce the submitted image is key.

    Thank you,

    Dave