The 29th Serious Compacts Salon challenge: QUIET - WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by pictogramax, May 5, 2014.

  1. For the 29th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge I'm proposing "QUIET" as the theme. You are free, and welcome, to interpret it in as many ways as you wish and give us all once again a set of diverse and moving images. Have fun and good luck to all!

    The salon starts tomorrow May 06th and shall run for approx. 2 weeks, ending at 11:59 pm on Monday, May 19th.
    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. I'll go first.

    NEX-6 and 30mm Sigma

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  3. Night Garden

    My entry for 'Quiet' was taken in the dead of night - I was visiting friends in an old section of Portland, Oregon, known among other things for its roundabouts with ancient rose gardens. For some reason I couldn't sleep so I stepped outside - though we were near the center of a city, you couldn't hear a thing - and the illumination from a streetlamp was diffused by not-quite-but-almost-about-to-rain dense humidity.

    And I had my trusty compact LX7 in a pocket.

    So of course, I had to take a picture.

    10754753583_81830f922c_b.jpg Rose Garden at night by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
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  4. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
  6. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
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  7. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    What a cracker
  8. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
  10. Just a quick, general comment - there are some phenomenally wonderful images in this challenge/thread. I've spent quite a bit of time just letting them soak in. Kudos to pictogramax for coming up with a subtly compelling concept.
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  11. eno789

    eno789 Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    NoCal, USA
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  12. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    A wonderful thread - and great idea! - indeed!
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  13. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    I second this comment. You are all talented photographers! With such a great theme, it is wonderful to look at these. These images are all winners!

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  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  15. Hey, don't be so quiet :)
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  16. aKilter

    aKilter Veteran

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ok, I'll speak up.

    I vividly remember taking this late autumn shot. It was cold, gloomy, desolate and quiet.....eerily quiet.
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  17. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade Regular

    Mar 5, 2014
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  18. buebo

    buebo Rookie

    Jan 31, 2012
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