Mini-Challenge #68 - "Home"

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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited January 9, 2009
    since you called if first i get second dibbs, great capture.

    Thanks Aaron. I think we can work something out. Do you want the log cabin or the house with the porch? rolleyes1.gif
  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited January 9, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    Thanks Aaron. I think we can work something out. Do you want the log cabin or the house with the porch? rolleyes1.gif

    which ever one comes with the most chopped wood...
    Aaron Nelson
  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited January 9, 2009
    ic4u wrote:
    Thanks Aaron, we are pretty lucky for living in Illinois, which in general is pretty darn flat, we live in an area that is hilly and wooded and very peaceful! I'm sure you're not hurting for beautiful views in Utah

    but i cant just walk out my back door for them... i want that swing!
    Aaron Nelson
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,284 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2009
    Home
    Note: These are different than my original choices, these ones reflect a much more conventional interpretation of the theme, rather than the loose and abstract interpretations that bounce around in my mind. I blame both Aaron and George Carlin for steering me off course lol3.gif

    Shelter from the snow:

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    Home for Christmas:

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    A twist of twine:

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    The first one is of Lake Washington in Bellevue, WA, and the last two are of my niece, at her home (of all places).
  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2009
    Wow,

    :lurk


    Hey Ron i like your verosity,
    its those photographs i have a problem with...lol3.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • leaheleahe Shooter Chick Registered Users Posts: 168 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2009
    1. Kenai Lake, Alaska
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    2. Turnagain Arm at Low Tide, Alaska
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    3. Denali Splendor, Alaska
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    Alaska is my home away from home. I love being in the outdoors and enjoying anything nature wants to show me.
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Registered Users Posts: 275 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2009
    Wow, I can see this is going to be a difficult challenge to judge, based on the amazing shots I've seen here so far! thumb.gif

    As the deadline approaches I'd like to talk a little about the theme. Remember that I'm looking for
    Benjer wrote:
    ...images that communicate a personal statement or feeling of what "Home" means (to you, or to the subject of the photo), rather than a generic "Home Sweet Home" cliché.

    Below, I've attempted to break down "Home" into four main ideas (thanks to Mr. Roget), starting with the most common:

    *dwelling, abode, domicile, habitation
    *family, social unit
    *origin, root, source
    *location, environment

    All of these are certainly open to interpretation, and I expect many entries to push the envelope and expand the definitions of "home." But entries straying "too far" off theme run the risk of having their relevance lost on me. Landscapes, travel shots and abstracts can be wonderful interpretations; however, I suggest that if a strong idea of "home" is not readily apparent to the average viewer (me), a good title or written statement can be very helpful in choosing my top picks and ultimately the winning shot.

    This little note is meant as encouragement: don't be afraid to submit less-than-picture-perfect images if you think they might relate to the theme better than some technically "better" shots in your library! I hope this helps!!!

    Thanks again everyone for all the great entries and ideas so far. I am again humbled by the obvious talent and skill here. clap.gif
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
  • Blue SnapshotsBlue Snapshots Rusty round' the edges Registered Users Posts: 101 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2009
    Solitude
    Providing comfort, warmth, and solitude.
    Canon 20D w/17-40

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    Ethereal
    Providing a magical escape from the stress of reality.
    Canon 20D w/10-22

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    Nostalgia
    Providing a lifetime of memories. Some good. Some not-so-good.
    Canon 5D w/24-70

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    The concept of home is very subjective. It’s interesting to see what others have found to best represent that concept. I already have a few faves in this thread. Anxious to see what else pops up.

    I’ve tried to make a mental note to participate in these “mini” challenges more often but it seems I always get diverted when I start browsing through all the wonderful photos on Digital Grin.
    My Smugmug Snaps

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,284 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2009
    Wow,

    :lurk


    Hey Ron i like your verosity,
    its those photographs i have a problem with...lol3.gif

    Don't worry, I changed them already :D
  • manfredmanfred Big grins Registered Users Posts: 29 Big grins
    edited January 12, 2009
    Where ever, Whatever.
    1st picture post, 1st mini challenge - the main challenge looked a little too challenging !!! - so if i get it wrong apologies to all.

    Spring
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    Summer
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    Autumn
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    Whatever the weather, where ever we are - home iloveyou.gif
    Being part of the "pond life" is OK - just keep aspiring

    http://davemann.smugmug.com

    Canon 40D. Canon - 100mm macro, 24-105 IS USM, 70-300 IS USM DO, Speedlite 580EX
  • jrogersjrogers Big grins Registered Users Posts: 79 Big grins
    edited January 12, 2009
    coscorrosa wrote:

    Shelter from the snow:


    I love the colors & the light in your picture! (& of course, the snow)
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2009
    Our housing structures also provide shelter to other living creatures in the proximity. Here are some in my home community:

    1. Childhood Home
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    2. Mommy Is Home.
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    3.Neighborhood Watch (for the Community's Safety)
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    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Registered Users Posts: 940 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2009
    pyry wrote:
    Cozy

    Love this shot!! Kudos
    You're only as good as your next photo....
    One day, I started writing, not knowing that I had chained myself for life to a noble but merciless master. When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended solely for self-flagellation...I'm here alone in my dark madness, all by myself with my deck of cards --- and, of course, the whip God gave me." Truman Capote
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Registered Users Posts: 275 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2009
    Cuong wrote:
    Our housing structures also provide shelter to other living creatures in the proximity. Here are some in my home community:

    1. Childhood Home
    317184229_yiaXi-L.jpg

    2. Mommy Is Home.
    320198758_AxKgk-L.jpg

    3.Neighborhood Watch (for the Community's Safety)
    317278800_itFgM-L.jpg

    Cuong

    Hi Cuong - for some reason I'm not seeing your pictures...ne_nau.gif
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
  • pyrypyry Way up north Registered Users Posts: 1,733 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2009
    Tentacion wrote:
    Love this shot!! Kudos

    Thank you Donna wings.gif
    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Registered Users Posts: 337 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2009
    Longing For Home...
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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • cj99sicj99si Major grins Registered Users Posts: 880 Major grins
    edited January 13, 2009
    The neighborhood.
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  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Registered Users Posts: 372 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2009
    Almost too late, been having some technical difficulties...got it under control now though.... Anyhow, HOME!!! Love it!!!!

    1. Family Game Night!
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    2. Just Chillen
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    3. Home, The Place Where We Can Play In Our Panties!

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    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Registered Users Posts: 275 Major grins
    edited January 15, 2009
    Mini-Challenge #68 is now closed
    Thanks everyone for your participation and all the great entries in this challenge. clap.gif All entries after this post will be DQ'd. But feel free to continue posting comments as you like!

    My top 5 and the winning shot will be announced soon!
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
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