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The 28th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: "What Is It?!"

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by BruPri, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    For the 28th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge, step right up now, it’s time to play “What Is It?”
    What is “What is It?" might you ask, well allow me to explain. take a picture of an everyday object in a way that is not instantly recognizable so it becomes a puzzle for the viewer to try to identify what they’re seeing. Macro, cropping, creative angles, all encouraged. Points for creativity too, good luck!

    The salon starts tomorrow April 15th and shall run for approx. 2 weeks, ending at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 30th.
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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.

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

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

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I love this theme. Here's an old one I had lying about that I like. I may swap it out though if I get a better one. This one isn't too hard to guess, but I'd rather have a cool photo, than an unguessable one. Having one that can does both could be a winner.
    7979317415_58e8f451b8_b. WIIW by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  3. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Groovy baby!
     
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  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Archival, sorry :biggrin:

    R0010559.
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oo... I like this...

    [cogitates]
     
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  6. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I once did an assignment with similar brief in mind. So I made the close up image of angel's fur. Let's see if you can guess how it was done:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/maxjaguar/4314347865" title="ANGEL FUR by Milan Jovanovic, on Flickr">"800" height="800" alt="ANGEL FUR"></a>
    If you want to play dirty, you can find "the making of" in my Flickr stream. But just for fun, you can try and guess before clicking through.Or test your patience by not looking at the solution until the challenge is over :)
     
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  7. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Wow! I'm captivated, I love that I just stare, puzzle and stare some more. Good one Sue!
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Love that one Bill. It also looks cool if you scroll up and down while viewing
     
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  10. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    C'mon folks! Let's keep this going...
     
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  11. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Well, I was torn between two topics, "Missed opportunities" and "What is It" I chose the latter as I thought it would be a bit of fun for everyone. A big thank you to those that have participated so far, I thought there would have been more participation, I'm sorry if I chose a poor subject.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Bruce....not a poor subject at all....just a little more difficult. I've already entered my selection, so here's an extra one just for fun.....
    8026631052_c03ab1fcb3_b. WIIW 9/26/2012 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  14. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    its not the 30th yet
     
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  15. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Looks like the underside of a rug... all the non-slippery bits
     
  16. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Luke's Toupe
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    6218289936_bc05f24ff4_b.
    10-11-22.jpg
    by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr

    Great topic! Here's an oldie...some may know it. Don't click through, Bruce - yet, but everyone else can. If I come up with a newer addition, I'll edit this one out.

    P.S. Bruce, I'm sure it's just that people are busy... I haven't been around much at all lately and suddenly had time tonight.
     
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  18. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
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  19. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
     
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  20. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

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    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    I've posted this once before in the forum, but thought it appropriate here, as well:
    image45.
     
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