Mini Challenge #144 - Sounds of Summer

SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grinsPosts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
edited June 21, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
I recently attended a creative writing workshop and the first exercise we were given was to go outside and truly listen to whatever sounds there were for 20 minutes - and then write about it. I was utterly amazed at the things I heard - some pleasant, some annoying, some man made and some from mother nature herself.

So, this is your challenge - an image that represents a sound that you associate with summer. Beyond that, there are no restrictions whatsoever. I will be seeking an image that speaks to me and says "this is the sound of summer". Have fun, folks.

The challenge begins immediately and ends on Wednesday, June 20th - the first day of summer - at midnight Atlantic time!

Can't wait to see your interpretations.

Ceci


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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.
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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.
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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).
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6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
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  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    #1 Thunk!
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    #2 Bzzzzzzzzz
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    #3 Splash!
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    1. The Babbling Brook
    This is one of the streams below Anna Ruby Falls near Helen, Georgia.
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    2. "Twilight Tattoo" Summer Concert
    This was from a concert at Ft. McNair in Washington DC.
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    3. Country Store Band
    This group was playing outside an old country store near Hiawassee, Georgia.
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    Sherry
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    Brilliant, you got the concept!
    I'm thrilled that you are getting the concept of the 'sounds of summer'. Excellent.

    C'mon folks, there are lots to choose from. And remember, we can help each other with comments as well. :D
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    1 Fun Screams.
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    2 Warning Screams.
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    3 Engines Screaming.
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    Whirr . . .

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    O - ka - leeeeee!

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    ka-pop-pop-pop - Boom!

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    Eric

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    1. a song of anticipation
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    2. crack!
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    3. locomotive
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    Wow, what a great, creative theme!!!

    Very nice images so far clap.gif

    I'll try to find some of mine, before it's too late :)
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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2012
    Greg - these are awesome - terrific light, very nicely done....
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2012
    sounds of summer
    soft waves
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    summer concert
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    splash of a fountain
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Posts: 92Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 6, 2012
    Candy apple red Mustang and a blonde beauty.

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  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2012
    ghinson wrote: »
    2. crack!

    Greg - That is terrific.
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    Eric

    good gear; not enough time
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 7, 2012
    (thanks)
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  • doingcooldoingcool Major grins Posts: 265Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 7, 2012
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2012
    Ten days left to go.
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2012
    nibble - - nibble - nibble
    Jeff W

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  • CodyBoxerCodyBoxer Big grins Posts: 39Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 9, 2012
    Some really good stuff here, folks!!

    @WhatSheSaw - I like all three. #1 is really good, esp. with the ball on its way. didn't see it at first.
    @slpollett - I like all three of these as well, #1 the most.
    @davev - I esp like #1. It's fantastic. Caught the moment and spirit.
    @kscooper - Good stuff! #1 is really nice. I wonder if it would help to crop or clone out the oof flower at the top. The red-wing is really nice.
    @ghinson - #1 and 2, especially 2. The mood you captured is wonderful.
    @kentwaller - Love the soft waves
  • PhotosbychuckPhotosbychuck Marshall, NC Posts: 1,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2012
    Flower Time
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 10, 2012
    Not up to the standard set in here, but just for fun ...

    Summer Bees Buzzing.

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    Air Guitar at Open Air Concerts

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    Late Summer Holiday - The Glorious Sound of Silence!

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    Good luck everyone,

    Alan
  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 11, 2012
    kentwaller wrote: »
    soft waves
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    Kent - That is a great photo.
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    Eric

    good gear; not enough time
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 12, 2012
    I think this is a great idea! I'll play...

    1. Splish splash

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    2. Sizzle

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    3. Oohing and Cooing

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  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,783Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 12, 2012
    Baseball, bands, fireworks and the Thunderbirds . . . sure sounds like summer to me! There are some wonderful shots so far. And what a terrific idea for a theme, Ceci!

    Lauren
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 12, 2012
    thanks codyboxer and kscooper for the comments
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 13, 2012
    1 Mute
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    2 Best days of our lives
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    3 Ominous
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  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 15, 2012
    Crack!
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    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 16, 2012
    1. Buzz - wasp on the window frame - taken (in my bathroom) in 2012 with Kodak DX6490
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    2. Splash of Running Water - Court of Lions - 1964 - slide taken with Kodak Retina Reflex

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    The Moors knew that running water is cooling.


    3. Meat sizzling - BBQ in RI in 1971 on the 4th. Same camera as above
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    I know this isn't as good a photo, but it seems so much summer to me that I couldn't resist entering it. Comments and criticism are welcome although there's not much I can do about the ones taken in 1964
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • castroincomecastroincome Beginner grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 17, 2012
    Wow great pics!
  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2012
    1. Beach Crowd
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    2. Can't Stop Me
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    3. Silence
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  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2012
    Can someone tell me how you all are posting your pics for this thread. I noticed that everyone is uploading the pics and able to add a title. I could not make that work with the upload feature and instead had to embed a link. I think I am missing something and could not find it in the guidelines.

    Thanks, Jim
  • chrisdgchrisdg Major grins Posts: 366Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2012
    fjcvisual wrote: »
    Can someone tell me how you all are posting your pics for this thread. I noticed that everyone is uploading the pics and able to add a title. I could not make that work with the upload feature and instead had to embed a link. I think I am missing something and could not find it in the guidelines.

    Thanks, Jim

    Embedding links is the best way (assuming your photos are hosted somewhere like smugmug). Here are the instructions from the FAQ pages:
    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=1620122#post1620122
  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2012
    chrisdg wrote: »
    Embedding links is the best way (assuming your photos are hosted somewhere like smugmug). Here are the instructions from the FAQ pages:
    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=1620122#post1620122

    Great, thanks Chris. That did it.
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