The 24th Photographers' Lounge Salon Challenge: Shine

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by theoldsmithy, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hi everyone, please post your interpretations on the theme 'Shine' up to the 22nd of March. Be as literal or metaphorical as you like. But - please - no references to Take That!

    Rules as usual:

    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the image 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!

    4. 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.

    5. The curator cannot enter his or her own salon.
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  2. I sat out the last challenge (as picking one best was beyond me) so I'll get the ball rolling in this one:
    24615545802_a336e7eb9c_o.jpg BIJOU by Milan Jovanovic, on Flickr
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'll throw my hat into the ring with this one. It's fresh in my mind because I considered it for the last challenge. The sun had to shine pretty hard to cut through the morning fog.

    8147504220_8e06605178_b.jpg lucky ducks by Luke, on Flickr
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  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Challenging topic! Last time I had promised myself to shoot specifically for a contest, so I will (try to) go out tomorrow to find some literal or metaphorical shiny objects/subjects.
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Kettle kickoff 054.JPG
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
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  8. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Wow wee, such great photos already submitted!
    It's not too shiny around here right now, but I am going watch for something before delving into my library of images.
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  9. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Looking good folks...still plenty of time to go for you to submit your entries - which means I'll have one heck of a job deciding on a winner!
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  10. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
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  11. Lots of chrome seems to be a trend so far.

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta

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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    First time I ever took a shot to order for a challenge like this - nothing like the polished chrome of an E61 group...

    25276354205_9a14dd2914_b.jpg shine-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

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  13. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley

    Rainy June in London.
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  14. I wasn't going to go in any more of these but what the hey...

    Harlequin Bugs
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  15. dougpayne

    dougpayne Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    C.D. Payne
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  16. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Remember Hubcaps? L1007023.JPG
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  17. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
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  18. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    OK, here we go. It rained and rained in Queenstown (NZ) on the last day of our trip. The sky looked positively would imagine Thor sitting above ready to bang the drum and crash the cymbals of thunder. Then.....a chink of light appeared and slowly speared towards the earth and shone for several minutes before deciding we had had enough.

    24881007351_e5e33ea8d1_b.jpg Above Queenstown NZ by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
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  19. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    That is a wonderful photo. Perfect composition, details in the clouds, texture in the mountains, and a beam of light.
    It must have felt very special. I was so impressed when I saw a similar phenomenon in the Grampians.
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