WINNER ANNOUNCED The Ninth Photographer's Lounge Salon Challenge - LACUNA

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Lightmancer, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It gives me great pleasure to announce the theme for the ninth Photographer's Lounge Salon Challenge.


    A lacuna is an unfilled space, a gap, a void. A place where you might reasonably expect something to be, but isn't. A lacuna may be a deliberate absence, where the viewer is expected to "join the dots" themselves and arrive at an intended conclusion. It may also be accidental, through the sin of omission.

    Show me the spaces between.

    This Salon will run until the 8th of March.
    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.

    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. Well I don't mind saying that this Challenge - Lacuna - has been quite difficult for me, so far, to wrap my mind around. I think it's a brilliant idea. I know artists often talk about 'negative space' in paintings; and Tai Chi philosophers speak of the importance of the empty space inside things which no one sees....but which is an integral part of the form of some things.

    But the more I have thought about it, the harder it is to come up with anything that comes close. However, this is the best I can do on short notice. It was taken in an empty space adjacent to my local small-town public library - a space that has remained empty while the rest of the town has grown up around it.

    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
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  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Oooh nice nice nice.
    I might even have a go meself at this one ... :D
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  4. Tough... but inspiring. Good job!
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    I like the theme. I like it a lot. Must generate some idears...
  6. DigitalD

    DigitalD Lounge Lizard

    Jan 3, 2015
    Miami (originally from NYC)
    David Fonseca
    I like. This will be challenging. And man the first 2 submissions are awesome. Nice work guys!
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  7. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
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  8. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I am replacing my previous image with this version Lacuna 3
    I think it fits the brief in a more subtle way


    Lacuna 3

    by roger-evans, on Flickr​
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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...
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  10. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I want to say something insightful and witty but I can't seem to find the words.
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  11. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I Really like the theme! Hope I can think of something..
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    The anti-lacuna:

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  13. lines.jpg

    An explanation of mine. Recently the state government has seen fit to close the rail line into the centre of the city. They want to make money by selling the land to developers. The rail line is almost but not quite, waterfront. The part that is not will be reopened when ... well... I dunno. But here... there ought to be a train. and there never will be again.
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  14. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India

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  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    May I just say how much I have enjoyed the responses so far. Keep 'em coming.
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  17. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Can't help it, but that book in the middle makes me smell a plot of some sort.
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  18. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Imagine my surprise when, sitting on the couch at a friend's place and facing his gigantic book case, my eyes settled upon the word "Lacuna," and I thought "wait WHAT..."
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  19. dougpayne

    dougpayne Veteran Subscribing Member

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