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WINNER ANNOUNCED - 25th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - "Young and Old"! - end Feb 18th

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by BillN, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Welcome to the 25th SC Salon Challenge..... the theme is "Young and Old"

    Anything goes, can be people, objects, situations, abstract, conventional or whatever …….. remember "it's the image that counts"

    The salon starts today Feb 4th and shall run for a little less than 2 weeks, ending on Saturday Feb 18th.
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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. (like Hell)

    7. Please, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun!

    8. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.


    Good Luck to All


    Bill
     
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  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Here's mine - just for reference - a very conventional interpretation - A French Market Square in the Summer

    (I won't bore you with my Mother feeding a young bird shot!! anyway it was taken with my D300!!)

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    Panasonic G1 with original kit 14 45mm, (before they changed it to the 14 42) - ISO 200 1/500 sec at f5.5 - morning light in late July
     
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  3. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    This should interesting. Nice choice, Bill.
     
  4. Took this during Christmas at my wives' work.

    An older lady and my 8 year old niece.

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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Get out in the cold or whatever

    or

    dust off your images guys

    9 days to go
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    259
    Jan 27, 2012
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  8. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Gramps

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  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  10. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    873
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Thumb and Arm

    The thumb belongs to my son, Rafe. The arm belongs to his newborn daughter, Opal - she was approximately 1 week old when I took this picture - and, yes, her arm is the same size as her father's thumb....!

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    Thumb & Arm by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    Taken with my LX-7 which seems to have a way of being in the right place at the right time.
     
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  11. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

    123
    Jan 23, 2014
    Brighton, UK
    Me and my friends daughter, just a couple of weeks after she was born.
    2ni7h92.
     
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  12. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
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  13. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Superb Theme
     
  14. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    About 25 years ago, my son and his grandpa on a beach in Majorca

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  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi All

    The contest has ended and I feel that I am not really qualified to judge any photo competition, so I can only give you my personal choice, (confirmed by my wife – so I must be correct!!).

    Not too many entries and mainly in B & W.
    All quite predictable interpretations with nothing “off the page”

    I am out in South Africa at the moment in the Swartzberg mountains, 100 kms back from the coast. Very, very rural and the internet connection is really at the end of a copper wire and SLOW…… I typed this script on the Forum twice but lost it as the connection went down ……. waiting for it to come back on to post this ……. It is on for a couple of minutes then off. The guy at the place were we are staying said that a local farmer hit one of his “towers” and that is the problem …… anyway it’s not great.

    So my choice,

    B & W …….I really like the angle the image has been taken at and it seems really natural. There is not only the age comparison emphasised but also the physical comparison and expressions ……. They appear to be in conversation both studying what the other has said.
    Technically I like the composition, it is well balanced and the B & W presentation is good
    Hands in pockets and hands out of

    And so my declared winner is the one below taken by John who goes by the Forum name of mnhoj

    So my congratulations to John, well done and good luck with the next challenge as Moderator!


     
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  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    super shot John......very contemplative. Congrats!
     
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  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yep, that would have been my choice too, its fabulous.
     
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  18. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Congrats, it is indeed a lovely shot, well done :)
     
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  19. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Ditto the above

    Well done
     
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  20. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Excellent choice, Bill.
     
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