The 2nd Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: My Favourite Place.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Well seems I'm the winner of the first SCSC so here we go with the next Salon. As curator I've set the Theme as "My Favourite Place".

    You will have two weeks to enter an image and at close at Midnight on Friday July 20th (New York time). Please continue the great spirit engendered by the first SCSC and preferably create a new image of your favourite place (of course older images are still eligible).

    You favourite place may be at home or at work (??) or maybe your favourite fishing spot or landscape.

    As per the format the rules are as follows.

    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.

    This competition ends at midnight New York time - and in this case that will be July 20th. Happy shooting!
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  2. KVG

    KVG SC Regular

    May 24, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
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  3. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    My favourite place is without doubt the great city of London... Even though I live in The Netherlands I have been to London probably more than 40 times already in my life (thank you Ryanair...), and I am sure the next trip will not be far away... Anyway, here is one of my favourite pictures from my favourite city, this one taken at Canary Wharf underground train station....

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  4. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Some fine entries so far but lots of room for more.
  6. jhowell39

    jhowell39 SC Veteran

    Jun 23, 2011
    One of my favorite places is under the magic of a western sky as it thinks about forming a drop of rain.

    grd iii raw in Aftershot Pro

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  7. woof

    woof SC Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
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  8. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    My favorite place is Fort Casey on Whidbey Island WA. Every year we attend the Families with Adopted Children from China Culture Camp there. On Sunday night there was a beautiful sunset I snapped with my XP1/18mm
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  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Bringing this one up for air! Still a week to go (more or less).
  10. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn SC Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    As you can see on my Flickr account, this windmill is one of my favourite subjects and places... I can see it from my bedroom, from my garden, and 2 times a day i'm walking by with my dogs...

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  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    The backwaters of Kerala near Kochi. Didn't have my camera with me, so used the mobile phone.

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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Frisco, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

    <a href="" title="8-11-116.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 6103748189_e6af65c0db_b. "1024" height="680" alt="8-11-116.jpg"></a>
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    OK, you all who have yet to ante up with your "favourite place" or as we Yanks spell it "favorite" place! T minus 5 1/2 hours till closing.:wink:

    I just love the Outer Banks of NC and though this is far from my most scenic or dramatic shot, it's one of my most recent. Alas, we shall not be going down this least not this summer.
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ah BB that's such a good image ... favourited the moment I saw it on Flickr a year ago.

    Well, my favourite place to be is 200 miles away, but this is an image of what's become a favourite place to photograph ... I've been snapping this location for about 6 years, in all seasons, with a variety of cameras and lenses ... this is very recent, with the Bessa, the 35mm Summicron with an orange K2 and XP2 Super ...

    20120703-1-2 by _loupe, on Flickr

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  15. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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  16. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thankyou to all who entered this Salon Challenge. There were some fine entries showing some very specisl places but the one that stood out for me was the windmill scene from Nuskyn:-


    A strong composition with wonderful light and colours won me over.

    I'll PM Nuskyn asking to set up SCSC 3 and we'll wait on the next challenge.
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  17. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Bill, thanks for hosting! And congratulations to Nuskyn - wonderful light and colors!
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  18. Indeed it was truly beautiful!
  19. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Great shot indeed! Congrats!
  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Agreed, congratulations, Nuskyn! I fell under your spell the moment I saw that picture. :bravo-009: