WINNER ANNOUCNED: The Tenth Photographer's Lounge Salon Challenge: A WIDE VIEW

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by MiguelATF, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. One of my favorite photographers, Garry Winogrand, routinely violated some of the classic 'rules' espoused by photography teachers and theorists - and specifically the rules about getting 'close' to a subject, or framing it in such a way as to cut out unnecessary details. Winogrand once said, "I wish I had a lens that took in my whole angle of vision". His photographic tool of choice was a 28mm lens, which he claimed was closest to his "angle of attention"; but he also shot frequently with other wide angles, including the moderate 35mm, and the ultra-wide 21mm, though he felt it needed to be used carefully, because of its inherent distortion.

    Winogrand's wide-angle shots are can be packed with things, forms, stuff and 'information'; but nonetheless they often have a center or nexus, a subject around which everything else pivots. Winogrand's predecessor, the great Robert Frank, also used wide angles to "test the limits of scale" - or, in his own words, to see, "how small a thing could be in a frame and still sit as its nominal subject.”

    Your Challenge, for the Tenth Photographer's Lounge Salon, is to find, take, or create a photograph - old or new - that in some way shows us a WIDE VIEW that you could never have achieved with either a 'normal' or telephoto lens.

    The Challenge will run starting today, the 20th of March, through midnight of April 6th, approximately the next two weeks.
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  2. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Clawing a bit of MIT architectural foreground into the scene with the mighty (and now departed) XF14 f2.8...

    14051147370_8a74626a33_c.jpg DSCF2969RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  6. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    sorry misunderstood thread - will read it properly and post
  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    This so wide, I could feel the joints popping on my camera . . . LX100_Oakwood_Cemetery_Christmas_2014_013_DxO_copy_DxO_Medium_.jpg
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  8. Wonderful images - and entries - so far. I keep looking at each one of them, again and again. And remembering that, in spite of the partly technical nature of this challenge - it's never really about the equipment - it's always about vision, how one perceives things.

    Keep them coming.
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    One of the very few ultra-wide street shots I've done that I really like, and in sort of keeping with the Garry Winogrand introduction...

    15458166454_6d5ff3fc53_h.jpg P8082010 (1) by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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  10. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Great images and use of wide angles in different themes... Here is mine with CV 12mm:

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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Looking at these submissions, I feel like I need to shoot wide more often
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  12. michealj

    michealj Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    I agree with Luke. Wonderful images already displayed.
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Regular

    Dec 21, 2014
    Race Track.jpg
    Race Track Playa, Death Valley, California
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  14. dougpayne

    dougpayne Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    C.D. Payne
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  15. NightBird

    NightBird Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
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  16. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    This is the strongest group of submissions I've seen yet in any of these, for me personally anyway. I'm pretty in love with about 5 of these.
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  17. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Your own submission included? ;)

    [​IMG]DSCF1216.jpg by PPaulllll, on Flickr
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  18. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Some guy from Paris busking on the streets of Melbourne. He was playing some kind of electronic device, looping samples over the top of each, basslines, vocals...he was improvising on the fly and creating some really smooth electronic tunes.

    8734118137_54124e77af_b.jpg Melbourne Streets 7. by Livnius, on Flickr
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  19. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    You have chosen a great topic for this challenge that has brought out some excellent images. A pleasure to view them.
    Here is mine with a wide open road...

    9843223124_54a3eaadf7_h.jpg Car in the Window2 by donlaw200, on Flickr
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