Mini-Challeng #137 - At Work

TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grinsOrlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
edited March 4, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
The theme for Mini-Challenge #137 will be "At Work".
I don't see where this has been a previous Mini-Challenge.

I'm hoping for images that show an individual engaged in
their work, but it could be "individuals". Those of you who
don't like photographing people could expand the theme
to a working animal or machine, but my bias will be in seeing
strong central figures in a work environment.

I think the concept of a competition like this is to get people
to go out and find a subject that matches the theme and
photograph it, but archive shots are OK. If your images are
"fresh", tell me and I'll slip you some extra credit.

The Mini-Challenge will run about two weeks and close on
Wednesday, February 29th at midnight EST. The usual pack
drill of one to three entries per person embedded in a single
post, no restrictions on color or post-processing, and a
suggested max width of 800 pixels.

Power goes to my head, so I will comment on most or all entries
at the end. If you don't want comments about your photo, tell me.

Here's the general idea, but do better than this:

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Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Posts: 2,099Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2012
    All archives. Sorry!

    1. Nice glass!

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    2. Hands on the wheel!
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    3. Zookeeper vs. Vulture: Vulture Wins.
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2012
    1. Precarious

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    2. Precise

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    3. Mundane

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    These are some of the things you might see in an astronomy lab.
    Chris
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2012
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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2012
    ....oops....

    Moderator, pls delete this if possible...
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2012
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    painting in the shadow

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    window dressing

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    scalloper
    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2012
    I own a land surveying company that specializes in oil and gas gathering. Every now and again I get myself out in the field to check on the crews and do what I really love and take photos! I caught up with this crew just as the light was getting good. I loved the cows roaming around behind them!

    The pipeline company was boring a hole under a county road for the gas pipe. My crew is locating the bore holes and connections as they are being built using real time kinematic surveying.


    #1

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    #2

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    #3

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    Jeromy
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  • doobdoob I Shoot Film Posts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 16, 2012
  • LornceLornce Learning To See British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 124Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2012
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    Saskatchewan Coal Mine.




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    Hamilton Tank Farm
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Posts: 4,056Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2012
    1.
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    2. 1125636780_9Ex9K-L.jpg


    3.
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    Liz A.
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2012
    All stale images--

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  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Posts: 10,980Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2012
  • chuckinsocalchuckinsocal Major grins Posts: 932Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2012
    At Work
    OK ... I'll play.

    Preparing a Highrise Foundation:
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    Working to Save Lives:
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    Working to Keep our Roads Safe (DUI Suspect)
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    Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.
    Chuck Cannova
    www.socalimages.com

    Artistically & Creatively Challenged
  • PappyRootPappyRoot Major grins Posts: 174Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 20, 2012
    ghinson wrote: »
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    painting in the shadow

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    window dressing

    These are fantastic!!!!!!!!!! wings.gifclap.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
    Sometimes, it is better to be kind than to be right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. Unknown
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  • Quincy TQuincy T from ear to ear Posts: 1,090Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 20, 2012
    I apologize for the slightly larger size...I'm having some issues with bringing this image down to the limits and keeping quality reasonable. I've jacked something up because I've saved it before as a smaller image, but it was slightly different edit I didn't care for as much. These are SOCOM Paracommandos getting their jump quotas from the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.


    Down to Earth
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  • Up NorthUp North Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 21, 2012
    Pulling all those people up the snowy hill..now that's a tough days work!
    Love the way the steam is coming off of their backs and his exhaustion shows with his tongue hanging out!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 22, 2012
    My contribution:


    1. The church painter (fresh)

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    2. The tailor (fresh)

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    3. Doing the laundry

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2012
  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Posts: 341Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2012
    From the archives...........

    London

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    Morocco

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    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2012
    London

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    Wow... this is just fabulous!!!
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • RocketlilyRocketlily Big grins Posts: 31Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 26, 2012
    Up to a couple of weeks ago I worked in a welding shop and these are some of my co-workers. All are from the archives.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2012
    London

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    Wow... this is just fabulous!!!


    Wonderful!
  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2012
    Wonderful topic! I hope to add some images soon :)
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • bbjonesbbjones Major grins Posts: 234Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2012
    The Iron Worker
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    The goal of my photography is is the effective, original communication of a feeling expressing truth, beauty, or love.

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2012
    The Architechtural Photographer (Fresh image)
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    Mission Groundskeeper (Fresh image)
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    The Ironmonger (2011)
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2012
    Lots of wonderful entries so far.

    These are from my archives - work has been intense the last couple of weeks.

    #1 Phone Home
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    #2 Doing the City's Business
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    #3 Sushi Chef
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited February 29, 2012
    all archives, I barely have time for the challenges anymore. :)

    1) All in a night's ride
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    2) 2010, a very good year
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    3) In search of the Dallas snowy owl
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2012
    Mini-Challenge #137 - At Work - Winners
    Several things struck me as I reviewed the images in this
    mini-competition. First, quite a few people saw the not-so-obvious
    scene as a "At Work" scene. ChrisJ saw a fireman-in-training as a
    person at work, Liz saw a dance instructor as a working person,
    doob saw break-time as work related, Froch combined musicians
    at work with a cameraman doing his job, Up North recognized
    that animals work too, and WhatSeeSaw gives credit to politicians
    as workers.

    Another thing that struck me is that several of these photographs
    are strong candidates as money-makers for stock photographry.
    I can see MarkR's glassblower, GHinson's scallop boat, ChandlerJA's
    pipeline workers, Lornece's industrial images, Cuong's three images,
    Rockettilly's welders, and bbjones's and chuckin socal's iron workers
    used in Annual Reports, company brochures, or travel brochures.

    Reacting to something observed in process and catching it on film
    (Well, SD card) is something this group has done well. Some of the
    photos mentioned have done this, but chuckinsocal's catches of the
    firemen and policemen are in this category. Also, ChrisJ's "Precarious",
    Billseye's architectural photographer and groundskeeper, and dnie's
    rodeo cowboy.

    While this mini-competition was theme-driven, good composition of a
    really interesting subject always trumps any other requirement.
    GHinson's painter and flower-arranger have strong interest factors.
    Doob's man on a ladder is a great catch, but a bit weak because of
    that white vehicle as an eye-grabber. Quincy T's paracommandos is
    probably the most unique grab, but the image has lost some of the
    dynamic appeal in the processing. Photo-funtasia gets my "I wish I
    would have caught that scene" vote with her church painter.

    OK...on to the choices for top spots.

    First place, and next time's theme-selector, bfjr's sculpturer.
    It's got interest, the right composition for the subject, color, and even
    capture of flying flakes of stone. While not a runner-up, I have to
    compliment the processing and use of shadow in the image of the
    woman at the sewing machine.

    Runner-up, and a whisker away from First Place, is Syncopation's
    "London". The placement of the WPC is just right. Syncopation
    found a way to photograph one of the world's most photographed
    sights with a new and different perspective.

    Right behind that is Photo-funtasia's church painter.

    Thanks to all submitters.
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2012
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    Wonderful photo - Congratulations clap.gif

    Thank you Tony for the patience of giving all the comments :D
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • Quincy TQuincy T from ear to ear Posts: 1,090Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2012
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    Thank you Tony for the patience of giving all the comments :D

    Indeed! And congratulations to the winner/runner up!

  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Posts: 10,980Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 2, 2012
    Oh, Crap that wasn't in the CARDS!!

    Just happened to come here to check out who WON! :D

    Of course thanks much for the Vote!

    Again Thanks Tony for giving my image Top Honors, although I may curse you
    after conducting the next "Mini"

    Yes I will entertain suggestions for "Theme"
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