The Thirteenth Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - Fate, fortune and luck WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Lightmancer, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Well, here we are. It falls to me as the winner of #12 to set the theme for the 13th Salon Challenge. After due and fair consideration, and given the fact that it is #13 and 2013, I have decided that the theme for the next two weeks is:

    Fate, Fortune and Luck

    You may interpret it however you wish. Submissions should be in by Friday 22nd March by midnight GMT.

    I am one of those who believes that you make your own luck; not everyone agrees! The number 13 is regarded by some as being unlucky. Would you walk under a ladder, or rub a rabbit's foot before placing a bet? Do you touch wood, or keep new shoes off the table? When was the last time you crossed your fingers?

    Please take the time to think carefully about all aspects of fate and fortune, both good and bad. Lots of topics are fair game for this one - black cats, ladders, cards, Lady Luck - let your imagination run away with you and be creative - impress me with your interpretations.

    Bon chance! :smile:

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    The normal rules apply:

    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. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    OOOHHH interesting theme, Bill. *Thinking cap on!*
     
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  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Bump!

    One week gone, one week to go...
     
  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    In 2004, we adopted a tiny, chopped haired, frightened little 1 year old girl from Hunan China. 6 years later this was her fate, our fortune, her lucky 4th of July day...
    Hunan_girl.
     
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  6. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Fate, fortune or luck?

    Hmmm... interesting...

     
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  8. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Clever Sue!
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
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  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Bump! Last call, chaps... The boom goes down at Midnight tonight (GMT) and then I shall ruminate, cogitate and make my decision over the weekend :)
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Working... :D

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    And the winner is...

    KYTEFLYER with this shot. I liked the abstract nature, and spent ages wondering at the significance of the three specific cards. Well done Sue, your shout next!

     
  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    well played Sue. Can you do a reading for us? What do the cards mean?
     
  15. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Please let mine be a lucky year!

    Well done Sue! Looking forward to whatever challenge you choose for us.
     
  16. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Congratulations, Sue!
     
  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Bill, Luke, Karen and pictogramax

    @Luke, I have the cards, but have zero interpretive talent. I just like them.
    @Karen, I wish you luck for your year also.

    Next competition: Give me a few days, I'm not especially inventive so it will take a little time.
     
  18. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Congrats Sue, nice interpretation of the theme!
    My interpretation: only a fool thinks he's strong enough to resist the sun, so when your lucky day/year comes and you win that holiday to Bora Bora, be sure to bring a hat.