Mini Challenge #160 - Chairs

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
edited March 27, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Please note that this is the challenge #160 (I made a mistake on the number - sorry)

This challenge starts now and will close at 10 PM (PST), March 24, 2013

*** Fresh photos are welcome. If you haven't thought about this subject before, please feel free and take some photos of chairs during this 2 week period of time.


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Here are some examples:

1. Discarded

<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398792275&k=K3qBFLd&lb=1&s=A&quot; title="Discarded chair"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-K3qBFLd/0/L/chair-in-snow-L.jpg&quot; title="Discarded chair" alt="Discarded chair" target="blank"></a>

2. Home Work
<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398930405&k=9NXFK3H&lb=1&s=A&quot; title="Home work"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-9NXFK3H/0/L/home-work-L.jpg&quot; title="Home work" alt="Home work" target="blank"></a>

3. Closing time
<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398931128&k=7mx8sjN&lb=1&s=A&quot; title=""><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-7mx8sjN/0/L/chairs-bw-L.jpg&quot; title="" alt="chairs upside-down" target="blank"></a>

4. Smoking section
<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398959889&k=z4GX25S&lb=1&s=A&quot; title=""><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-z4GX25S/0/L/street-chairs-L.jpg&quot; title="" alt="" target="blank"></a>

5. Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398925112&k=6J35hd4&lb=1&s=A&quot; title=""><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-6J35hd4/0/L/lounge-chairs-pleasent-bay-L.jpg&quot; title="" alt="" target="blank"></a>

6. Resting place
<a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/28244522_mfbfp6#!i=2398925165&k=9MQRCRL&lb=1&s=A&quot; title="Museum chair"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Objects/Chairs/i-9MQRCRL/0/L/chair-L.jpg&quot; title="Museum chair" alt="Museum chair" target="blank"></a>
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  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 8, 2013
    Great Idea! Pardon my stupid question but would park benches, porch swings etc be OK or do you want to stick to the stricter definition of stand alone chairs. I'm totally good either way I just don't want to stray off on the wrong path.

    Thanks
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 8, 2013
    superduckz wrote: »
    Great Idea! Pardon my stupid question but would park benches, porch swings etc be OK or do you want to stick to the stricter definition of stand alone chairs. I'm totally good either way I just don't want to stray off on the wrong path.

    Thanks

    I'd like to stick to chairs if possible - there are so many beautiful chairs and instances they can be taken...
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  • DaddyODaddyO Grins In Progress Posts: 4,466Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2013
    Nice challenge :D Hope I can come up with something for this. Not a common photo for me headscratch.gif
    Kinda confused though and must have missed something. I see #158 and was thinking we were at #160 now since #159 just finished. I must have missed yet another memo. Happens way too often.
    Michael
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2013
    Oh, thank you, sorry I don't know how I wrote the wrong number - sure it is #160 - I'll correct it right away.
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  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 9, 2013
    I like chairs but really surprised that I could not find many.

    Tonapah Nevada
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    Bodie California
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    Sutters Fort California
    SutterFortChair-XL.jpg
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    Snowy Table Setting
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    Fairie Chair
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    Piano keys chair
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    Don
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    Very nice start! Keep going :)
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    Hmm... don't have a lot of chair shots. Here are a few in B&W that might work:


    Rocking Chair

    Rocker-L.jpg

    Dining Chairs

    Parsons%20Chairs-L.jpg

    Handy Chair

    Handy%20Chair-L.jpg
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    billseye wrote:
    Hmm... don't have a lot of chair shots....

    They are very nice though :)

    * I just inserted a note on the top text saying that fresh photos are welcome and I also extended a little the time limit for the challenge.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    When I started to look for chair photos, the first one I came to was (from a hotel in Barcelona)

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    But I don't think that was what you had in mind. (That is not an entry BTW)

    My husband waiting for me with a wheelchair after I did the coaster ride in Haiti

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    This was the wheelchair that he was pushing fast so that the front wheels wouldn't get stuck in the gaps between the slabs of pavement, when he came to a bigger gap and the wheelchair stopped dead and I went flying out of it. I grabbed my camera with one hand, and landed on my other hand and my knees. People rushed over asking if I was hurt, and he said (without checking) that I was fine. And I was. And so was the camera.

    I'm not going to replace that one.


    This was a chair with a needlepoint on it that I did for my mom.
    I was doing needlepoint to look like crewel embroidery and I put things into it that were special for my parents. For instance my dad did research with mice and salamanders, and there's one of each, and they were members of the Iris Society so there's an iris behind the cat's head. My father's brother ran the state game farm with pheasants, etc.

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    Since I did the needlepoint, I got the chair. This is a fresh photo of it that I took this afternoon.

    The third one I'm submitting is this one that I took this morning

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    My mother's high chair from circa 1910 which has been retrofitted with a harness. The doll is one my godmother made me when I was born in 1937.
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2013
    All fresh...shot today

    I PREFER TO STAND

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    SIT DOWN DINNER
    2013-03-10-101-XL.jpg

    ALFRESCO SEATING

    2013-03-10-104-XL.jpg
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    I didn't take this photo, so it can't be part of the challenge.
    I just thought I'd have some fun.

    My birthday was coming up, I was feeling sorry for myself, I had knee surgery a year earlier, but it wasn't coming around to well.
    My wife asks me what I want for my birthday.
    I say, "I want to feel young again."

    So this was my present.

    big%20chair-X2.jpg
    dave.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    davev wrote: »
    My birthday was coming up, I was feeling sorry for myself, I had knee surgery a year earlier, but it wasn't coming around to well.
    My wife asks me what I want for my birthday.
    I say, "I want to feel young again."

    So this was my present.

    I guess you felt like you were a kid again rolleyes1.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    grandmaR wrote:
    This was a chair with a needlepoint on it that I did for my mom.

    I like your needlepoint work - congratulations :)

    - let's try however, to stay with up to 3 submissions per person, as the rules of the contest state... you can change them as you wish (add new ones or remove some), as you like, until the closing time.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    I only had three submissions. The toilet was just a joke and did not count
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I only had three submissions. The toilet was just a joke and did not count

    Actually that is a good one - I took it as a real submission mwink.gif

    Thank you for replacing the needlepoint chair - it's much better now, without the flash shadow -
    and I like the cat too :)

    Very nice the chair with the doll as well - nice memories...

    *** Last but not least - very funny the one with the wheelchair and also the story behind rolleyes1.gif
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    Thank you - the toilet one is good, but it isn't really a chair. I tend to be very literal. I mean if you don't even want benches....
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Thank you - the toilet one is good, but it isn't really a chair. I tend to be very literal. I mean if you don't even want benches....

    Right they are not really "chairs" rolleyes1.gif

    I don't want benches here, not because I'm restrictive, or don't like them
    - I do like them a lot and I have some nice (I think) photos with them.
    I want chairs here, because (to me) they can be fascinating when shown in the right "light".
    I personally like their shape(s) point of view design, and how they interact with the human life and environment.

    Maybe my examples are not very relevant, but there are some more here:
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fine+art+chairs&go=&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=fine+art+chairs&sc=0-12&sp=-1&sk=
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    I'm not sure that mine do that. A wheelchair isn't exactly a chair and neither is a high chair. The original hotel chair which looked like it was made out of a wood burl or something is more like that. I also had a chair that my great grandfather made for my mother, but it wasn't a good picture, and someone else in the family took that so I don't have it now.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I'm not sure that mine do that. A wheelchair isn't exactly a chair and neither is a high chair. The original hotel chair which looked like it was made out of a wood burl or something is more like that. I also had a chair that my great grandfather made for my mother, but it wasn't a good picture, and someone else in the family took that so I don't have it now.

    Hey, I think that a challenge is nothing but an exercise - a challenge for ourselves... you don't have to please me. Go with our gout, that - this time - will have to fit the theme I proposed :)

    I cannot impose guidelines. I just gave some suggestions, and I know it will be a challenge for myself to try to judge all the entries at the end, because everybody's different and sees/likes things differently...
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    travelways wrote: »
    Hey, I think that a challenge is nothing but an exercise - a challenge for ourselves... you don't have to please me. Go with our gout, that - this time - will have to fit the theme I proposed :)

    Gout = A medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected area.

    That might put you in a wheelchair!
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    Gout = A medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected area.

    That might put you in a wheelchair!

    Sorry English is not my first language - I should probably say "go with your feelings".

    I apologize - I guess I should not adventure myself too much into discussions.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    I understood you - I think you meant "Go with your gut" (which is another way of saying feelings or intuition) and just misspelled.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I understood you - I think you meant "Go with your gut" (which is another way of saying feelings or intuition) and just misspelled.

    Thank you :)

    - In French gout=taste, and they often say like "I have the "gout" of doing this..." - I spoke more French than English for a while :)

    ... Anyway, I hope the chair photo posting will not suffer because of this mwink.gif
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    1. Elbow Room

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    2. Rest Stop

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    3. Forever waiting on a train

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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2013
    travelways wrote: »
    6. Resting place
    chair-S.jpg

    Tatiana I really enjoy this image. I don't even know if I have ever used a chair as the subject in my photography.... I guess I will need to go and find some fresh images!
    Aaron Nelson
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2013
    Beach Chair
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    Similar chair. Different day and location same beach.
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2013
    travelways wrote: »
    Sorry English is not my first language - I should probably say "go with your feelings".

    I apologize - I guess I should not adventure myself too much into discussions.

    No need to apologize. I thought you mean "gut" and simply made a typo. I
    thought the resulting word was a humorous connection with a wheelchair.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2013
    superduckz wrote: »
    p1359425972-4.jpg


    Wow, this is really something!!! clap.gif

    * I forgot that I had some beach chairs like this and I haven't put them into my chairs gallery... I'll look for them now, but they are far from being as nice as this one of yours - wow, what a beauty! Now we are really getting there... :)

    NOTE: of course there are some other very nice entries here.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2013
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    No need to apologize. I thought you mean "gut" and simply made a typo. I
    thought the resulting word was a humorous connection with a wheelchair.

    Hey, it would have been a great joke - to bad I was not that sharp rolleyes1.gif
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