WINNER ANNOUNCED - The Fifth Photographer's Lounge Salon Challenge–SELFIE

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by john m flores, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    It was the word of the year last year and everyone is doing it. But not all selfies are created equal. Super extra credit for ingenuity and creativity and for capturing an aspect of yourself that lets the viewer in...

    Let's run this through the 14th ok?


    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. 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.

    3. 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 PL 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 (that's me).

    7. Please, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun!
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  3. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
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  4. eddie1960

    eddie1960 Regular

    Oct 28, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nice one Bruce,
    this is a recent (and as usual not very good) shot of me) In general i am on the VF side of the camera for a bloody good reason I hate having my own picture taken being the photographer means it rarely happens - i have a few days yet so I may work up a better one

    15649458096_3929b1e581_b.jpg DSCF1013 by Eddie Smith, on Flickr
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Oh this is genius.
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  6. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Taken me more than 40 years to get this guy to pose for me & then you wouldn't recognise him in the street (hopefully).

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  7. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    One of my first photos with the Df. With a bit of iPad post processing.

    15978662551_5764b86c50_c.jpg Selfie by donlaw200, on Flickr
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  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    An oldie taken when the X100 was new. Image flipped.

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  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    iPad selfie
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  11. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
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  12. Fisheye Selfie

    I keep wanting to stop on every picture posted in this thread so far and say, Damn! Brilliant photo! - or Damn! unbelievably great image! - or just plain.... Damn!

    And obvious kudos to John for coming up with a seemingly simple concept but actually a much more complex one when one starts to think about it, or 'on it', as some people say.

    It's fun also to remember the words of the poet W.H. Auden, who said, a propos of self-portraits - “An honest self-portrait is extremely rare because a man who has reached the degree of self-consciousness presupposed by the desire to paint his own portrait has almost always also developed an ego-consciousness which paints himself painting himself, and introduces artificial highlights and dramatic shadows.”

    And, true, that applies to painters and not photographers, but there's still some relevance.

    Here's my entry - taken with my Rokinon fisheye lens -

    Fisheye Selfie
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
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  13. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
  14. dougpayne

    dougpayne Veteran Subscribing Member

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

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I think this one says more about me than most of my selfies.

    4527611911_a1f09447c9_z.jpg fool by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
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  16. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Just to be clear Luke, by "thanking" you for your post, I am recognizing the subject and composition, not agreeing with the poster's comment.
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    This is so disturbing.:eek:
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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  19. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Wait a minute Luke! Either you've an exceptionally long timer on your camera and very quick on your feet or someone else took this (which according to Hoyle, would technically not be a "selfie") Oh please tell us you were just fast on your feet! :big grin:
  20. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I was using a remote shutter release. I call it "mom". But I framed the shot and edited it so I'm calling it mine.
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