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: --o-0-o-- 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.