The 14th Photographers Lounge Salon Challenge: Fill 'Er Up

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by KillRamsey, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    This contest will run until July 31st. I'd end it a little sooner, but I'll be out of town the last week of the month, so you get a little more time. The topic is simple enough:

    FILL 'ER UP.

    You may choose to interpret that literally, figuratively, or stylistically. And I have a sense of humor, so you'll get bonus points for wit. Get out there, make something new, and show me what you've got.

    -Kyle
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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!
     
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  3. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    This contest is over already.
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Well it's certainly off to a good start.
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Can't hope to compete with THAT, but I can't let him win by forfeiture either, so here's the best I've got. I have a couple of probably inappropriate shots of voluptuous women in waaaay too tight clothing, but this is one I don't feel too bad about showing.

    16080489395_62980e6bd5_h. PA091305 by Ray, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Excellent submissions so far. This is fun.
     
  8. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
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  9. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
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  10. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

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    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Erm, could someone explain the topic to a non-native speaker? I don't get it... :frown:
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Gladly! It's a euphamism that usually applies to...

    - filling the gas tank in ones vehicle
    - filling ones glass with a beverage

    But you could stretch to apply to anything that's fillable. Or you could use it as a directive to "fill the frame" with your subject. Whatever seems best to you.

    -Kyle
     
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  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    "Fill 'er up" is a slang term. The common usage refers to a car in need of fuel. It would be the request casually delivered to the petrol pump attendant. The broader meaning would be to fill any receptacle, or vessel, whether feminine or neuter. The humour lies in the more unusual (or literal) interpretations of the term.
     
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  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Do you folks in the UK still have petrol pump attendants? I think NJ and Oregon are the only places left in the US.
     
  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Only in posh or rural areas. Otherwise it's self-serve all the way, sadly.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    last I checked, we still had around 5 of them. Seems strange they still exist.... even when I was learning to drive a car in the mid 80s, I'd guess only half the stations left had full service pumps. Reminds me of the good old days......sitting in the waaaaay back of the station wagon (without seat belts) while mom asked the guy to check the oil and "Fill 'er up".

    I might seek out one of those full service stations tomorrow and get my shot for the challenge.
     
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  16. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Last time I had the service was in Ireland 25 years ago
     
  17. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

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    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thank you for the explanation, guys! :bravo-009:
     
  18. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I haven't seen a petrol pump attendant for years in England. In fact petrol stations are getting hard to find in many areas. I guess the profit margins for the owners are just too low. If I drive towards Hereford (16 miles of 'A' road) there are none until I hit the town. (There are no shops either but that's Herefordshire for you!) However in southern Europe there seem to be petrol stations every few hundred yards, and quite a high percentage have attendants. Italy and the Canary islands especially. I don't get the economics at all.
     
  19. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
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    Martin Connolly
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  20. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    There are two very small, old gas stations near my house, on two adjacent corners at an intersection, both run by incredibly friendly guys with heavy accents. Both run a garage for repairs as well. And both pump your gas for you.