The Weekly Challenge 19 - 24 August

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    Bart (bartjeej) has chosen the next theme and offered this explanation.

    I'd like "symbol" to be the next theme. It's described by wikipedia as:
    "A symbol is something which represents an idea, a physical entity or a process but is distinct from it. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning."

    Dunno if this is possible, but if the meaning of the symbol in a photo isn't obvious, I'd like to invite the members to explain it a little bit, or make a riddle out of it, or whatever they feel is necessary to make us think about the meaning of the symbol :)


    OK - what are you waiting for - get cracking :tongue:.
     
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  2. mine

    I'll be the first to bite.

    Rock version of the famous ribbon symbol famous here in the US.
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  3. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Here's mine

    Taken with Voigtlander Bessa L w/ 15mm. Cropped

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    good luck all,
    Pete
     
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  4. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    Fu Lu Shou
    in right to left order

    the symbol of
    Good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity



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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    Nic
    This symbol means, "turn right, stupid"

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/6025826924/" title="OEP1-P8073119-PR Olympus Pen E-P1 Brisbane - Urban by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="OEP1-P8073119-PR Olympus Pen E-P1 Brisbane - Urban"></a>

    Olympus Pen E-P1 + OM Zuiko 28mm f2
     
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  6. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

    512
    Jul 31, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Michael
    Chapel of the Holy Cross

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/meterpening/6070957635/" title="Chapel of the Holy Cross by mterpening, on Flickr">[​IMG]"752" height="1024" alt="Chapel of the Holy Cross"></a>

    A Cross...
     
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  7. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    A fork in the road, symbolizing the choices we make in our lives.

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  8. Bugleone

    Bugleone SC Regular

    113
    Jun 1, 2011
    England
    I'm not really sure if this shot is a 'symbol' but it IS symbolic of motherly dedication and protection......NEX 3 kit zoom at 55mm

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  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Antonio
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    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  10. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/47249223@N08/6073251904/" title="DSC00430 by penipics, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="602" alt="DSC00430"></a>
     
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  11. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
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  12. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Over there

    Canon Pro1


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxjaguar/4064167681/" title="OVER THERE by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr">[​IMG]
     
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  13. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Atomic City USA
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  14. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    Bill
  15. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
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    Ricky
    Goes without saying what the eagle would represent.:biggrin:

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  16. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Kathy
    2 symbols

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54936360@N04/6066974646/" title="Symbols by kh1942, on Flickr">[​IMG]"750" height="1000" alt="Symbols"></a>

    Flag of Japan at half mast in mourning at the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa (just up the street from my house). Taken several days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
     
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  17. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    Taken with EPL1

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  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Real Name:
    Mark
    "X" stands as a stark symbol of our relentless and single-minded need to be at the next place beyond.

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    "X" by stillshunter, on Flickr

    P.S., I certainly did not deface this animal in the name of this challenge. I took it how I found it! For those unfamiliar with the practices of native animal rescue, inspected animals are marked to indicate to us other carers that it has been checked and there is no baby left on-board.
     
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  19. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    A good selection so far and some new members contributing which is great to see. 10 hours to the deadline (8PM NYC time).
     
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