Entry mini-challenge #78: Loss

KipCoxKipCox Big grinsPosts: 54Registered Users Big grins
edited July 2, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Round #78 of the Dgrin mini-Challenges.

This challenge is open to any Dgrin member. It will run from Wednesday, June 17, 08:00am, EST time (GMT -5) to July 1st, 08:00am, EST time (GMT -5).

The topic ready for your interpretation: Loss

I am a die-hard hockey fan. My picture submitted for the last challenge was taken during my local pro team's inaugural season. We had a good first year but, there were also lots of new hockey fans learning what its like to be a fan of a team and experiencing loss.

I am also a long-time Detroit Red Wings fan. Folks who follow sports know how that went. For those who don't my Red Wings got humbled in a gut wrenching 7th game loss that went down to the wire. My heart and fingernails are still healing.

With loss there is obviously a victor. Most of the time all that is shown is the victor but with loss there is also learning and strengthening of one's spirit.

Before things get too depressing...the picture need not be solely of sports or dying grief - though my only personal examples to date are of sports.

Loss could be of a child with their ice cream melting in the sun...
Loss could be someone saying goodbye to a friend or lover...
Loss is an eagle losing its grip on a fish...
Loss could be a rusted truck in a field of flowers...
Let your imaginations run.

Your Judges:
- Kevin "Kip" Cox ...(humble winner of #77 still shocked that a memory I captured won amongst all the other fabulous posts)
- Beert (friend, photographer and devoted Penguins fan)

Some sports examples: to me the following pictures (my team is the Rapid City Rush...with the big R logo) sum up the feelings of being on the receiving end of an opponent's victory or one's personal learning experience.

Loss_KCox-3.jpg

Loss_KCox-2.jpg

Loss_KCox-1.jpg

Good luck!!

Also, before I forget...thanks BIG TIME to MissB for giving me a clue on what to do after winning the previous challenge.
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  • KipCoxKipCox Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 16, 2009
    Can an admin please add the *ENTRY* to the header for this thread?! Thanks...I am a BBS nub. headscratch.gif
  • KatmitchellKatmitchell Banned User Posts: 1,548Banned Major grins
    edited June 16, 2009
    Something tells me we are going to have to work at this one... mwink.gif

    Awesome theme...... Kat thumb.gif
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    I know you do not want this to be depressing BUT Wow the irony. Loss....
    I lost my 21 year old son 4 years ago today(June 16th). The good Lord wanted him back. Photography helps keeps me connected to him. He was passionate about the craft. We used to do competitive rifle shooting together, I have lost the desire for that but photography is still a joy.

    This was shot this past Memorial day I was glad my camera was well sealed against moisture that day salty tears were all over it. Shot with 300 mm telephoto, I debated taking it felt like I was intruding. But the photographer got the better of me and could not pass it up.
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    Loss of Finish
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    Loss of Finance
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • KipCoxKipCox Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    Being a retired vet I understand your grief and also your pride in your son and his fellow warriors.

    I did not mean to imply that grief was not allowed. I meant to say that there could be other options under the theme than just grief and sports loss.

    Your photograph is poignant and heartfelt. Let your heart, eyes, and lens take you were they must.

    Again...God Bless you, your family and all the warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    Kevin
    I perfectly understand what you had said in the original posting, it is just quite boot to the head for me that this theme would come up today of all days. I put in the disclaimer because I could not help myself not to mention it.
    Kevin thank you for your serviceiloveyou.gif

    My son did not serve,though he wanted to more than anything. He was DQ from serving because of muscular disease he had. He passed from basically his brain stopped telling his heart to beat they could never find the cause. It was unrelated to his condition

    The young man in the photo is unkown to me but his intensity caused me great sadness. Both he and I were late to the Memorial Day Services but still had to pay our respects. I wish I could have talked to him and thank him shake his hand but he was there in that spot for over and hour.
    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • cmkultradomecmkultradome Major grins Posts: 516Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    This is a picture of my son from last wrestling season (all 76 lbs of him). He had pinned his other 3 opponents and lost this match in overtime 11-9. A wrestling loss is always tough but an overtime loss for the gold medal is really heartbreaking for a 10 year old.

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    Stephanie
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    Rebirth of a forest,

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    The Cost of Freedom,

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    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • RocketManRocketMan Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    Abandoned...
    abandoned.jpg

    Family Reunion
    family-reunion.jpg

    and just for fun...

    Fish Story
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    comments always welcome

    Jeff
    http://roadrunes.com
    "It's better to bite the hand that feeds you, than to feed the hand that bites you" - Me :D
  • grosdagrosda Big grins Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    RE: Family reunion
    Rocketman;

    Great posts all. I especially like the second. Was the 'gravestone' naturally brighter or did you PP it a bit?

    Grosda
    Dale G

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  • grosdagrosda Big grins Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    Challenge #78
    In Remembrance

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    Robin's Egg Blues

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    Your comments greatly appreciated!

    Grosda
    Dale G

    - My Gallery
    - My Blog
  • RocketManRocketMan Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    grosda wrote:
    Rocketman;

    Great posts all. I especially like the second. Was the 'gravestone' naturally brighter or did you PP it a bit?

    Grosda
    tanks! Yup a bit of photoshopping for the marker to make it stand out so it would "connect" with the individual (in this case me!).

    Jeff
    http://roadrunes.com
    "It's better to bite the hand that feeds you, than to feed the hand that bites you" - Me :D
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2009
    (1) - Lost Faith

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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 17, 2009
    Loss of conciousness...
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    Loss of freedom....
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    Loss of light....
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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 18, 2009
    Wow, everyone is being really creative here! Great ideas (and lovely shots, of course - only the best from DGrinners!) thumb.gif
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Posts: 372Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2009
    wave.gif Hey everyone! It's been a while since I have jumped on this bandwagon. What a great theme! Some very moving photos so far, great work everyone.

    1. Unlivable, Even For Jack ...
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    2. The Forgotten Stairs
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    3. Poor Baby
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    (I don't want to be misleading, Poor Baby is a photograph that was staged by me)
    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2009
    RocketMan wrote:
    Family Reunion
    family-reunion.jpg
    Jeff

    Hey Jeff.
    You know how much I like your other Family Reunion shots. this is just as powerful.
    I may steal your idea of this and try a shot at my fathers grave.
    My mother has given me my dads dog tags from WWII, I think I'll try to incorporate them into the shot as well.
    Anyways, thanks for taking these shots. I feel the emotions coming from them.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • KipCoxKipCox Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 20, 2009
    Great pics...nice job everyone who's posted so far. thumb.gif

    There's got to be some more...or is just because of the weekend?
  • imagesofhimimagesofhim Psalm 46:10 Posts: 526Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2009
    2nd time to ever enter a challenge
    Hi all...

    I actually have this posted in "People" for C&C, however, when I read this topic, I knew I had to post here as well.


    Loss of memory (but NOT dignity)...
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    Blessings,
    Marjohn

    Images of Him Photography
  • dademossdademoss Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 21, 2009
    The loss of beauty:

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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2009
    Karrie McD wrote:
    3. Poor Baby
    568172310_NUZEP-L.jpg


    (I don't want to be misleading, Poor Baby is a photograph that was staged by me)

    I remember another one from this same series which you had entered into a challenge. Even though these images were staged they are very powerful and difficult to forget.
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2009
    The last farewell
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    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2009
    Lost to the Sandman
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    Homeless
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    Lost to the Sandman 2
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    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • KipCoxKipCox Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    Lots of sweet photos...any more out there?
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    I got some too wave.gif

    #1 Loss of fun

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    #2 Loss of interest

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    #3 Losing gas

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    #1 - Battle Re-Enactment

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    #2 - Solebury Friends Cemetery, Solebury Twp., PA
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    #3 - Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia,PA
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    #1 - Battle Re-Enactment

    574487910_bTgCG-L.jpg

    Did you take this in your previous life? headscratch.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    photo-bug wrote:
    Did you take this in your previous life? headscratch.gif

    How did you know that I was Matthew Brady in my previous life time? eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    How did you know that I was Matthew Brady in my previous life time? eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif


    I had some suspicions... headscratch.gif but I was not really sure ne_nau.gif

    Now however, I have even more admiration for you... waaah :cool
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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    Travelways.com
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    photo-bug wrote:
    I had some suspicions... headscratch.gif but I was not really sure ne_nau.gif

    Now however, I have even more admiration for you... waaah :cool

    rolleyes1.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    rolleyes1.gif

    :smo
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
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