WINNER ANNOUNCED ... 27th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge "Album Cover"

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Briar, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    For the 27th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge, I want you to shoot an image worthy of a music album cover. Let your hair down (if you have any, if not grab a wig!) and go as wild or as tame as you want! Any genre of music will do as your inspiration. Whatever floats your boat. Post your image with the name of the artist and the album name that gave you the inspiration.

    The salon starts tomorrow March 20th and shall run for 2 weeks, ending on 11:59 pm Karen time (which usually runs a little later than most people on this planet), Friday, April 3rd.
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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.

    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. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I have this one lying about from an old design-an-album-cover contest. I will hopefully replace it later with a brand new shot, but in the meantime I'll load this one up.
    5642866295_739624712f_z.
    Indie Rock album cover #18 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hehehe nice one Karen ... Remember what I used to say about your photos over at mu43 :D
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    A graphic arts friend and I did this one a few months back for a friend's album. His artist flaked out at the last minute, right before album pressing time. I think he went with something else, but I liked it. Picture was from harvard Square last Spring.

    SingAlong.
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    What size, format are Album covers?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Well an album cover is traditionally 30cm square, but I'm sure Karen will consider a photo of any aspect ratio. If your photo happens to be a more traditional aspect ratio, just pretend it's some artwork for a cassette tape :wink:
     
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  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    The image can be any shape or ratio
    Album cover is Square for LP or CD (my line of music country)

    DvD??
     
  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    A little colour

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Nice entries, guys!
     
  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    +1
     
  11. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    oh Bruce, that one cracks me up......LOL.
     
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  13. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    820
    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    has 'his baby been untrue'? ):
     
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  14. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    ...apparently. That insect!!
     
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  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Got love these challenges for pushing you into uncharted territory


    Strange Fruit




    Edit :- Thought I'd add some background links & history to this song


    Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
    Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

    Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
    The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
    Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
    Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

    Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
    For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
    For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
    Here is a strange and bitter crop.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

    All of the above plus a truly fascinating history here :-

    http://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/158933012/the-strange-story-of-the-man-behind-strange-fruit
     
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  16. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Great idea! I did one of these once a while back. Have come up with a new one for this.
     
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  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    GOOD GOD! I'm in utter stitches here! Stoppit at once. LOL!!
     
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  18. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

    360
    Jun 8, 2011
    Massachusetts
    I have a feeling this challenge is going to be a classic. Great job so far!!!


    Sent from my iPhone
     
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  19. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    My Spotify Playlist is likely to get a work out as well
     
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  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Hmm... [dons thinking cap] :wink:
     
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