WINNER ANNOUNCED - The 5th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: Smoking!

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Petach, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    The 5th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: Smoking

    I just love taking street shots of people smoking, documenting the different ways or mannerisms of the smoker. Whether the furtive finger and thumb in a zero, palm outwards, or ciggie in the corner of the mouth, your stogie smoking grandma, Pop the pipe smoker.....I just like the loucheness, the anxiety, the langourous drag, the relaxed.

    These are my smoker shots, so you'll get my drift.

    Smoking - a set on Flickr

    Show me your smoker. Doesn't have to be street; It can be someone you know.

    Ash flicking, ciggie in mouth, exhalation of smoke would be a bonus.

    You've got a couple of weeks to enter your image, ie..... till midnight on Sunday the 9th September (London UK time).

    So, best of luck and go get 'em.

    The normal rles apply:

    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. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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  3. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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  4. Same thing here, but not in the sunny Spain, rather a rainy Belgrade:
    <a href="" title="PARKED by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr"> View attachment 58020 "1024" height="1024" alt="PARKED"></a>
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  5. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel

    My brother smoking. Dying with lung and brain cancer, too weak to light and hold it himself. His grandson holding it for him. Smoked until the brain could not remember that he still had the craving. 62years old and gone.

    Image removed by me. Steve.

    I'm sorry for the graphic image, but what tobacco does is not sexy or cool, just tragic.
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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  7. Gary

    Gary All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I'm not competing ... but here is a non-competitive 'Smoking' shot.
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  8. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    a tricky challenge for those of us who rarely if ever take photographs of people, but I happened to have this in the archive ...

    20120311-2-3 by _loupe, on Flickr

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  9. KianO

    KianO Top Veteran

    Jun 27, 2012
    Not sure this one qualifies since they are non lit cigs, it is my daughter who is playing around with those cigs, she does smoke as we have discovered empty packs in her room but she does not dare to smoke in front of us.

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  10. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    <a href="" title="Edinburgh Fringe 2012 by Briar34, on Flickr"> 7876715580_b22cfa377a_z.jpg "640" height="427" alt="Edinburgh Fringe 2012"></a>
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  11. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
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  12. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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  13. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    ok, I can see already this is going to be very hard. Some great entries here!
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  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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  15. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Nic, that's an awesome picture.
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  16. nikki

    nikki Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
  17. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Cheers, Rajiv. It's a long way from being the sharpest picture that I ever took, though!
  18. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
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  19. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
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