43rd SC challenge - Splash! Winner announced!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by theoldsmithy, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    After a week strolling on the beaches of North Cornwall, I returned home to find that the cold water tank in the attic had leaked and brought down part of the bathroom ceiling... so I figured a watery theme was apposite. Let’s see either literal or figurative interpretations.

    The rules:
    The challenge will run for two weeks and close on the 13th of October at 10 PM British Summer time (5pm US eastern). I'll give warning/reminders closer to the date.

    1. Either take pictures that match the nominated theme or select some from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the images in order to enter it.

    2. 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 pictures that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know.

    3. 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!

    4. The winner 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.

    5. The curator cannot enter his or her own salon
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Sorry to hear of your troubles! Hope to find an appropriate photo.
     
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  3. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    This was taken on a wet, rainy day, on my local bicycle path. The subject had wandered away from his native habitat - a nearby pond - and was crossing the metaphorical street, in this case a narrow pedestrian and bike lane. A dangerous activity. And though he was on dry land, for me...he was definitely making a splash.

    Bike-Path Toad.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    My interpretation of Martin's reaction to discovering the leak in his house:
    splash2-L.
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I tend to be very literal in theme interpretation as you all know... here’s mine... a definite splash.

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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    HX400V Oakwood waterfall 042.JPG
    Cheers, Jock
     
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  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
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  9. ricks

    ricks SC Veteran

    254
    Nov 23, 2010
    DSCF0869170922143044-copy.
     
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  10. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

    616
    Jan 19, 2015
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  11. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Some great images so far, keep 'em coming..
     
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    full?d=1382699858.
     
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  13. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    DF1_3227.
     
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  14. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Bump...a week to go
     
  15. Les Klein

    Les Klein SC Regular

    163
    Dec 10, 2015
    Along the Marginal Way, Ogunquit.
     
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  16. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    One day to go, people....
     
  17. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    913
    Feb 3, 2012
    Anticipating. :D

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  18. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    OK folks, the challenge will be closed to new entries at 10pm UK time. I shall cogitate and deliberate over the weekend and I’ll announce the winner by Sunday evening. Enjoy the weekend everyone.
     
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  19. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    OK everyone, this was a very close run affair. Loads of good entries. I find it hard to make my comments sound different!!
    MiguelATF - great lighting, wonderful damp mood
    drd1135 - I'm pleased to say the bathroom was never that bad!
    kyteflyer - well captured, and I like the colour of the rock
    Jock Elliott - lovely detail and light, full of energy
    Aushiker - makes you fear the imminent crunch (and splash!)
    davect01 - superb timing, although there is no splash shown, it's the first thing that comes to mind when you see this
    Petach - classical shot, very well done
    ricks - unusual crop, but effective
    rayvonn - great atmosphere, I like the B/W treatment
    grebeman - really good capture, well timed and composed
    donlaw - wow, excellent detail, makes you want to run for cover!
    Les Klein - well timed capture
    Covey22 - another good anticipatory image, timed to perfection

    So lots of good entries there but the one that really did it for me was davect01. There's so much to like about this. I noticed the relative calm of the pool and the pure kinetic energy of the girl plummeting towards it. You can really imagine that big splash as she hits the pool. And you wonder where is the girl coming from? Has she dropped out of the sky? All in all a good challenge, but well done Dave and over to you
     
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