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The 32nd Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - Life - Winnner Announced!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by pniev, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    The 32nd Serious Compacts Salon Challenge – LiFE

    During the aftermath of the recent MH017 crash a lot of photos and stories are published of people who perished in that flight. People like you and me. It reminded me (again) how precious and fragile our lives are. So I thought to opt for the theme LIFE as a tribute to human life on earth.

    Interpret any way you wish. Shoot people, people interacting, people-animal interaction, a cell, places or anything else that is a tribute to life for you and makes you smile, happy, sentimental, or anything else.

    Fresh images are preferable. The fun part is to go out and shoot. But feel free to browse your archives as well!

    I do hope this will be a loooong thread. And I am sure we’ll see some spectacular shots! I am looking forward to seeing the results.

    Good luck and have fun!



    The salon starts today July 23 and shall run for approx. 2 weeks, ending appr. August 9, 2014
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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. (Wanna Bet?)

    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. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Excellent Theme Peter - Hope I can do it justice
     
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  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    You already did, Roger with that excellent work-rest-play thread!
     
  4. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Okay, I am starting with my submission to give you a first impression of this great chosen topic.

    I shot this during the last holiday (and I'll replace this with something different in case I get a good shot in the time span of the competition), but I really like this image because it shows how small and lonely we are (and our life is) as a single individual in the world. But our impact on the world is quite immense, but can be destroyed by the nature, just think about the footsteps on the image... ;)

    13653095893_057cef0029_o.
    Impact von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    I am excited to see your submissions :)

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    For the time being
    Now that my kids are all grown up I have to shoot other peoples
    One of my worst snaps turns out as one of my favourites - (That's Life)


     
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  6. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    when I first saw the thread it read like

    "Life ends"
     
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  8. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Morning break

    Great theme! I reprocessed an old shot as a placeholder, or in case I don't manage to shoot anything fresh.

    PICTOGRAMAX_-_2009_-_MORNING_BREAK.
     
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  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for the entries sofar! True tributes to life!


    Bill, that is probably due to my lack of proficiency in the English language. But posting the text in Dutch would have caused other problems.


     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL! I did, too, Bill. Perhaps we are feeling our mortality?

    Don't think so. More like an error in thinking, here... :)
     
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  11. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
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  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    My God, the title says "Life ends 9th August 2014" ... so little time, so much I haven't done!

    must make an "amends" list ...
     
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  13. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    873
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Sita in the coffee shop

    Great thread so far. Great challenge. Great - and rather philosophical and inspiring - images, too. And there are so many different ways to interpret this .... it's hard to just cull out one and say, Voila! this is the essence of 'it' .... the essence of .... 'life'.

    Here's my entry - my young-at-heart but quite old, biologically, friend Sita, who left her native Brazil many years ago, and who has a fondness for dolls, stuffed animals, and reading the fortunes of strangers in coffee shops with her beautiful Tarot-like Spirit Cards. In this photo, she's sitting in a local small-town coffee shop in the tiny southern Oregon town where I happened to run into her one morning, she's got the cards spread out on the table before her, and she's also brought her stuffed eagle along with her - because, she believes, sometimes we need helpers.

    12548092254_e30c0b342a_c. Sita with Eagle by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
     
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  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  15. pdk42

    pdk42 SC Regular

    35
    Apr 4, 2014
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  16. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Great entries!

    Paul: welcome! Glad you posted in this thread too!

    Peter
     
  17. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Nice one, Paul. Welcome!
     
  18. NathanCom

    NathanCom SC Regular

    30
    May 15, 2014
    Hopefully this expresses my sense of the chaos of life in some way.

    R0001505.
     
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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Life as it is, for some...

    P5092182.
     
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