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