WINNER ANNOUNCED - The 30th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge - NOT another cliché

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Lightmancer, May 30, 2014.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It gives me great pleasure to declare that the 30th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge is... "NOT another cliché" - your challenge (should you decide to accept it) is to interpret a well-known photographic cliché in a new and refreshing manner - present it in a new light, if you will. Extra kudos will be awarded to interpretations of the theme that turn the most mundane and banal snapshot subjects on their heads.

    For example - show me a cat that ISN'T cute. show me a sunset that ISN'T orange. A tall building that isn't about to fall on me. A waterfall that isn't captured with a slow shutter speed. A "street" shot that isn't a back-shot, street entertainer or unsuspecting beggar. A pretty girl fully fed and clothed, an older man that isn't portrayed in gritty black and white, or looking like a slightly creepy advert for Werthers' Originals.

    A bride in morning dress.

    A groom in white...

    You get the idea, I'm sure.

    Above all, show me your NEW interpretation of an over-worked, over-egged theme.

    Any HDR images will be disqualified - that's not only a cliché, it's a matter of personal taste :wink:

    The salon starts tomorrow 31st May and shall run for approx. 2 weeks, ending at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 14th
    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. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    This is going to be tough
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    I just started learning the rules... I have to break them?
  4. Hmmm. This could prove difficult, I think I am nearly entirely clichéd.
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  5. Oh what the hell. I can't seem to come up with anything original so its going to be this. A not-orange sunset. Olympus Stylus mju1020, and CEP4/Monday Morning, plus playing with the colour balance in PS/CS5.

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  6. Cute, cuddly stuffed toys......Not!

    I don't know if photos of cute, cuddly toy stuffed animals are indeed a true photographic cliché or not but I've seen a lot of them.

    This one is slightly different because the cute, cuddly subject of my shot isn't a Teddy Bear or a Pony or a velvety soft Bunny -

    But a Wolf with immensely large teeth - and his tiny terrified Rat companion -

    14235517604_7b2935308c_c.jpg Wolf & Rat by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
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  7. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India

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  8. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    "two heads are better than one"

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  9. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
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  10. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Fish market.

    Attached Files:

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  11. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade Regular

    Mar 5, 2014
  12. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    some "good ones" coming through
  13. NathanCom

    NathanCom Regular

    May 15, 2014
    Here is my take on wildlife photography:

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  14. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  15. Ohhh ReD, that wonderful!
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  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  17. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Street scene, I don't think it's cliché, most folk throw away the headless shots, but my flickr thread has more than its fair share so its either I shoot in a very brave new world, or I'm just insanely bad at street photography!

    8733222950_cb6fed6b05_c.jpg Old Town, Dubrovnik by Briar34, on Flickr
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  18. muzee

    muzee Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
    Street portrait - well posed, cardboard models:

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  19. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Deadly sharp HDR Panorama


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  20. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    iwas going to ask for a stiched shot from that tower - this will do