Mini Challenge #116 – The Lone Sentinel

KevXmanKevXman Always grinning!Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
edited March 12, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Alrighty everyone, here we go.

I've been participating in the mini challenges for a couple of years now and have been trying to think about what kind of theme I would come up with if I ever actually won. Well, to my complete surpise, I finally won. (Still trying to come to grips on that. :huh) Usually the moderator has asked for photos that would fit into a relatively broad theme, but I'd like to put a slight twist on it. Instead of fitting a theme, what would happen if your images had to fit a title? So with that in mind, I'd like to see images from everyone that could have the title The Lone Sentinel applied to them without it being too much of a stretch. Basically looking for images with a single person "keeping watch".

Right now, here in Manassas, Virginia, USA it is about 9:30 pm so let's make this challenge run for two weeks until a closing time of 9:30 pm (my time) on Friday the 11th of March, 2011. (Or there abouts)

Here are a few examples from my achives that show what it is that I have in mind.

The Lone Sentinel (real title The Traveler)
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The Lone Sentinel (real title Eternal Vigilance)
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The Lone Sentinel (real title Waiting On A Friend)
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The Lone Sentinel (real title Siesta)
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The most important thing though is just to have fun with it! So show me what you got everyone.
— Kevin
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1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 25, 2011
    Surf Sentry
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    July Parade
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • doingcooldoingcool Major grins Posts: 265Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 25, 2011
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 25, 2011
    Bobber Watch
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    Sunset
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    Since Kev said we can use animals it made it much easier, I was out of people
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 25, 2011
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    The Lone Sentinel - Valet
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    The Lone Sentinel - Honor
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    The Lone Sentinel - MOCA
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 25, 2011
    I got nothing with people, so I'm going with birds.
    1
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    2
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    3
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • clickin girlclickin girl Major grins Posts: 278Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2011
    What a great challenge! Can't wait to see what I've got or can come up with!
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2011
    The Lone Sentinel I
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    The Lone Sentinel II
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    The Lone Sentinel III
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2011
    We stand on guard for thee....

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    Reaching for the sky
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    All alone am I
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    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
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  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaPosts: 2,356Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited February 26, 2011
    For sharing only, thanks

    Wave Waiting
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    Chesterman Mists
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    Surf Scout
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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2011
    Great start everyone! Y'all have got the idea of what I'm looking for. And Dave (davev), animals are allowed, especially when you include something as beautiful as your white egret. After all, as Radar O'Reilly on M.A.S.H. said, they're people too you know.:D Keep 'em coming everyone!
    -Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Posts: 234Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2011
    Great theme! The interpretations might be going a little farther than the original intention, but that makes it fun!

    Here's mine:
    #1: The Lone (Meerkat) Sentinel
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    #2: The Lone Sentinel - Acadia National Park
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    #3: The Lone Sentinel - Waiting for Grandma
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    C&C always welcome...
    The goal of my photography is is the effective, original communication of a feeling expressing truth, beauty, or love.

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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2011
    1. The Lone Sentinel I
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    2. The Lone Sentinel II
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    3. The Lone Sentinel III
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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
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2011
    The Bandit
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2011
    The ONE you do not want looking
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • jpope42jpope42 Dazed & Confused Posts: 150Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2011
    Ok, here's mine...

    Sentinel (originally Valkyrie)

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    Sentinel II (originally Untitled, but not anymore!)

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    Oh, and I had to add one from a favela in Rio.
    Sentinel 3
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2011
    Interesting challenge... took me a while to come up with three.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    Chris
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,656Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2011
    I usually don't play cuz I don't have shots that match the theme, but I think I can stretch this one:

    1. Lone Sentinel - Watching the Spot
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    2. Lone Sentinel - Yard Guard
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    3. Lone Sentinel - Egg Duty
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    ~Lillian~
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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,449Administrators moderator
    edited March 1, 2011
    Here's my Lone Sentinel, Outlook

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    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2011
    #1 Cow
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    #2 Here, Mousey, Mousey
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    #3 Dakota Doorman
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    Kate
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    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • BarnstormerBarnstormer Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 1, 2011
    I guess this is as good a place as any for my first post here.

    1.
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    2.
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2011
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens
    Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera

    WATCHING FOR PEACE
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    LOOKING FOR A LITTLE MORE.....
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    Jeromy
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    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2011
    #1 - The Lone Sentinel (real title: Potamac Indian)
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    #2 - The Lone Sentinel (real title: Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA)
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    #3 - The Lone Sentinel (real title: Renfrew Museum, Waynesboro, PA)
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  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Posts: 335Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 3, 2011
    Hooter dog (found on the Hooters yacht mwink.gif)
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    Clingstone
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    Long day
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    --- Kono ---
    Pentax K-x and assorted lenses
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    Very interesting theme, Kevin - It also inspired me for the title of my entry on the other challenge :)

    #1 The lone sentinel (Jungfernstieg metro station in Hamburg, Germany)

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    #2 The lone sentinel (Aboriginal Canadiens were here once)

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    #3 The lone sentinel (Bull, the Spain symbol)

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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    photo-bug wrote: »
    Very interesting theme, Kevin - It also inspired me for the title of my entry on the other challenge :)

    I saw that you had Tatiana. It gave me a little thrill when I saw it. You have a nice entry too. Good luck!
    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    KevXman wrote: »
    I saw that you had Tatiana. It gave me a little thrill when I saw it. You have a nice entry too. Good luck!
    — Kevin

    I thought you will :)

    Thank you. Where is yours?
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    Welcome back Linda! - Beautiful sentinels you have :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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    VegasGreatAttractions.com
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    photo-bug wrote: »
    Welcome back Linda! - Beautiful sentinels you have :)

    Thanks Tatiana! It's great to be back -- now I have to get back into the challenges again. :D
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Posts: 298Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2011
    I can only come up with one so far, but something might appear in the next week. Or not.

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    Jay
  • oldtown_dreameroldtown_dreamer Major grins Posts: 177Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 6, 2011
    ok, i'll play too!

    #1. took this one today. i'd never really paid attention to pigeons before. i'm realizing they're quite beautiful
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    #2
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