WINNER ANNOUNCED - 17th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: DOLCE VITA

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by pictogramax, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. A glass of fine vine, a luxury dinner or just a cappuccino at old city square; a quiet stroll or laid back sunbathing on the beach, maybe reading a book with a cup of tea? Or anything other that embodies the meaning of DOLCE VITA to you. Combing your photo archives is fine by me, but if you prefer to treat yourself with something and bring back a photo-memento of it for this challenge, by all means feel free to do it :)

    I'll keep this open until Wednesday 19th of June, and then choose a winner over a glass of vine. Enjoy life in the meantime!

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr

    BLUE HOUR by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr
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    LO SCOGLIO by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr

    -------------------- The Rules remain the same-----------------------:
    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.
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Milan, I think you just gave everyone permission to buy new gear and take a photo of it ;)
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    And to then go on vacation with it! Whoo hoo!
  4. Those are proper interpretations also. Just don't forget to take that picture!
  5. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I get the idea I think, but could you give me the definition of DOLCE VITA? Might help.
  6. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    The good life, full of pleasure and indulgence.

    This phrase entered the language following the success of the 1960 film La Dolce Vita. This was written and directed by Federico Fellini and starred Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Anouk Aimée.

    La dolce vita translates from the Italian as 'the sweet life' and this was used as one of the advertising taglines for the film. Of course, this phrase would have been commonplace in Italian-speaking countries prior to 1960 but only became part of English at that date.
  7. Thank you, Red, I should have done that myself.
  8. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel

    After several months of careful gentling, of this coming 4 year old, Paso Fino stallion, with serious trust issues (Extremely untouchable). This was a few moments after the first mounting. Great times. And sweet satisfaction. I believe that Brago, even enjoyed the LAST few moments. There was no wild ride, just getting acquainted. :smile:

    EDIT: OOPS! I forgot the rule of, "take it your self". This was taken by my daughter of me. I will try to find/take a replacement.

  9. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Having a Small Part of the World at Your Feet!

  10. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    You guys are really toeing the line of the theme with some of these entries...
  11. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    "La Dolce Vita" really reminds me of two things: Beautiful blondes being chased around Rome by guys with Rolleiflexes, and something like this:



  12. For me, La dolce vita is just being able to get out in the early morning, my favourite time of day, when the earth is quiet and the sun has not yet leapt over the horizon.

    Canoe Pool 5am by kyte50, on Flickr
  13. *Groan* don't PUNish us, John ! :)
  14. NathanJ

    NathanJ Regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Friends, poker, single malt...... need I say more?

    Untitled by nafinjones, on Flickr
  15. Anyone been enjoying life recently?
  16. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Don't talk to me about life ...
  17. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side...
  18. Michael T

    Michael T Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Dolce Vita - Cajun Style

    Cajun boiled shrimp, crab, sausage, corn and taters, dumped in the middle of the table on butcher paper. A little butter in a styrofoam cup for dipping and a couple longnecks to wash it all down. Check out the classy plastic bib.

  19. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer