The 13th Photographers Lounge Salon Challenge: Independance

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by davect01, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Thanks to Livnius for nominating me the winner in the last challenge. https://www.photographerslounge.org/threads/34814/

    Next weekend those of us in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day, (July 4th) and this Challenge will cover that timeframe, so I thought a good theme would be "Independent Spirit". Interpret this as you will; freedom, independance, going it alone, etc.

    I'll run this one until the 10th of July

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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. 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.

    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!

    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 PL 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, donĀ“t be shy...Participate and have fun!
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  2. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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  3. Great first shot.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm predicting a rush of shots after 7/4.
     
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  5. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

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    Germany
    As we have no independence day here in Germany, I'll participate with this human for now...

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    Impact...
    by Matt Everglade, auf Flickr

    :)
     
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  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
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  7. Great 2nd and 3rd shots.
     
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  8. Don't forget to collect some images this weekend.
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
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  10. F
    Funny
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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  12. Great moment.
     
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  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Thank you. Wasn't easy. Had to manually focus the X100 (arrrrgh), then wait for a particularly bright explosion to outline them, all before they moved.
     
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    You've suffered so much. :flowers_2:
     
  15. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
  16. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Fantastic image, John....the light is quite amazing, almost painterly
     
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  17. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    My entry, simply, is a photograph I took of one of the more independent spirits I have ever encountered. We crossed paths, literally, on the bike path; he was some distance from his natural habitat but was determined to get there....step....by....step.

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    Bike Path turtle
    by MiguelATF, on ipernity
     
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  18. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  19. Agreed, nice work.
     
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  20. Turtles are quite fascinating.
     
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