G'day friends...and welcome to the 12th Photographers Lounge Salon Challenge....and the theme is....MUSIC. Music has been and still is a huge part of my life, and I'm sure many here could say the same thing. For those of you that love it, it has been your constant and you could probably relate a particular song or an even a whole album to some key moments in your life. We use it to come together, to fall in love, to make babies.....we also use it to escape, forget, to block out the sounds of the train ride home...or to just be alone. You passion for music can take many forms and it has more than likely transformed in many ways over the years, I want to see you use your passion for photography to tell us a bit about your passion for music ....it can be anything, a photo of a piano, a photo of a cool set of headphones or sound system you have, a photo of people dancing, singing....anything goes. So whether you live and express your passion for music by dancing with complete strangers on packed danced floors until 4 am, or by collecting old records, or playing with the latest sound tech or even making your own music...lets see it. While it is impossible to capture sound in a still....we can (or at least try to) capture images which in some way, speak of the way we feel and appreciate music. We may not listen to the same tunes, but we understand each other because 'that' feeling you get when you become absolutely immersed in a song...is the same feeling I get too. PS. Anybody who is game enough to submit a REALLY old photo of themselves from their college days with long hair, bell bottoms, a six-pack and purple shades holding a guitar with a cigarette loosely hanging off their bottom lip will get bonus points. This Salon will run until late night Friday the 19th in your part of the world. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. 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. 3. 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 PL 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.