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WINNER ANNOUNCED - The 5th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: Smoking!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Petach, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    The 5th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: Smoking

    I just love taking street shots of people smoking, documenting the different ways or mannerisms of the smoker. Whether the furtive finger and thumb in a zero, palm outwards, or ciggie in the corner of the mouth, your stogie smoking grandma, Pop the pipe smoker.....I just like the loucheness, the anxiety, the langourous drag, the relaxed.

    These are my smoker shots, so you'll get my drift.

    Smoking - a set on Flickr

    Show me your smoker. Doesn't have to be street; It can be someone you know.

    Ash flicking, ciggie in mouth, exhalation of smoke would be a bonus.

    You've got a couple of weeks to enter your image, ie..... till midnight on Sunday the 9th September (London UK time).

    So, best of luck and go get 'em.


    The normal rles 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.
     
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  2. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    took this a few days ago

     
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  3. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Taken while in Spain two months ago, working girls on break
     
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  4. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Same thing here, but not in the sunny Spain, rather a rainy Belgrade:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxjaguar/6390628839/" title="PARKED by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr">"1024" height="1024" alt="PARKED"></a>
     
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  5. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Smoking

    My brother smoking. Dying with lung and brain cancer, too weak to light and hold it himself. His grandson holding it for him. Smoked until the brain could not remember that he still had the craving. 62years old and gone.

    Image removed by me. Steve.

    I'm sorry for the graphic image, but what tobacco does is not sexy or cool, just tragic.
     
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
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  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    28693850_yj73g-X2-1.
    I'm not competing ... but here is a non-competitive 'Smoking' shot.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    a tricky challenge for those of us who rarely if ever take photographs of people, but I happened to have this in the archive ...



    6827719900_8621a0316e_c.
    20120311-2-3 by _loupe, on Flickr

     
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  10. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

    568
    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    Not sure this one qualifies since they are non lit cigs, it is my daughter who is playing around with those cigs, she does smoke as we have discovered empty packs in her room but she does not dare to smoke in front of us.

    p8040023.
     
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  11. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/7876715580/" title="Edinburgh Fringe 2012 by Briar34, on Flickr"> 7876715580_b22cfa377a_z. "640" height="427" alt="Edinburgh Fringe 2012"></a>
     
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  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
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  14. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    ok, I can see already this is going to be very hard. Some great entries here!
     
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  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    From the archives...Nepal, 2008

     
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  16. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Nic, that's an awesome picture.
     
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  17. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    519
    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
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  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Cheers, Rajiv. It's a long way from being the sharpest picture that I ever took, though!
     
  19. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
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  20. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
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