Welcome to Mini-Challenge #167: Faces - Real and Imagined

EaracheEarache Unsharp and OversaturatedSO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
edited August 23, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Howdy! The theme for Mini-Challenge #167 is: Faces - Real and Imagined
It seems that the face - human or otherwise - has captured the artistic imagination of people and cultures since the dawn of history.
Studies have shown that we are "hardwired" to get information about each other from what we see in faces.
This effect has led to the creation of many iconic, personally meaningful, and often compelling photographs of faces, both:

Real (direct capture) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_afghan_girl i-ZRPkM3C-S.jpg and Imagined (capture of another's art-work) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Tuti-sSbHbWc-S.jpg

So, please feel free to interpret this theme as you wish - no restrictions - but please keep a face(s) essential to the composition - something the image features, and somehow, cannot do without.
Thanks in advance for participating and I look forward to seeing your photos! Have Fun!

This challenge starts now and will close at 11:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (Continuing the recent trend to shorten the time frame for the mini to about ten days instead of two weeks.)

OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
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 becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
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.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. 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. 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 starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

Some examples:
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Eric ~ Smugmug
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Comments

  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2013
    OK to get things started. These will probably change a bit.
    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2013
    This is right up my shooting alley, along with Rust! :D

    1) Very Concrete Faux Rock Face
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    2) Faces in the ice!
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    3) Tree Sea Horse, Smoking?
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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    1 Chesire Kid
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    2 I Can't Hear You
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    3 Painter of Faces
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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    I'm very literal. All real faces here:
    #1 Girl with the Amazing Lashes
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    #2 The Look of Love
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    #3 Young Kate
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    1. Run!

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    2. Frozen

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    3. What are you looking at?

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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    great work in here so far! here is a set from a venetian festival in Ludwigsburg - all real people...


    masquerade 1
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    stilt dancer
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    masquerade 2
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  • DawnyaLynnDawnyaLynn Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    Faces
    I am thinking about eating a flower!
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    I should be a model.
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    White Kitty.
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    Oh my goodness!! bowdown.gif
    It's only the second day, and there are so many wonderful images and diverse interpretations submitted
    that - as the current "Baton Carrier" - I'm experiencing the old adage; "Be careful what you wish for - you might just get it" :-)
    I'm not complaining, because I love looking at (your) photographs - just feeling the onset of the terror (often expressed by those before me) of knowing I'll have to pick favorites.
    It's quite a happy problem though, so, please keep 'em coming! thumb.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 20, 2013
    So many choices... but here are a few...

    1. Hungry Face
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    2. Cake Face
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    3. Stone Face
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    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
    www.lisaspeakmanphotography.com
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2013
    lunch snack --feed ME
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2013
    keep it down
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 21, 2013
    more than one :D
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 22, 2013
    Nice challenge.
    Sorry but I have do enter 3 separate photos.

    Market Trader

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  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 22, 2013
  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 22, 2013
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 22, 2013
    Not so good with People shots ... so decided to go the wildlife route with this one ...

    1) Puma

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    2) Tough Childhood

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    3) African Buffalo

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    Good luck everyone.

    Alan.

    PS - Changed my mind and put a person in.
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 22, 2013
    Nice theme!
    Not very good with people shots either...
    Here are my entries

    1. So tired to be followed by those paparazzi

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    2. Peekaboo!

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    3. Why didn't I choose the chocolate one?

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    Claire
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

    Travel Blog English: http://www.zigzagonearth.com
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2013
    I love this one!!!!!
    Alans Grin wrote: »


    3) African Buffalo




    Alan.
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2013
    richtersl wrote: »
    I love this one!!!!!

    Thanks Linda, much appreciated.

    I've decided to at least try and put something human in so will probably swap out one or both of the other shots ... I'll let the Buffalo run though (so to speak).

    Alan.
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 511Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2013
    I am definitely not a people photographer, so no actual humans were harmed, er, I mean photographed in the generation of my entries.

    #1. Obvious message
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    I don't read Russian, but I'll hazard a guess that this is an anti-smoking message. Ya Think???
    This is a picture of a poster I saw in a shop in Baikonur. The shop sold--you guessed it--cigarettes.

    2. Revenge will be mine
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    Skitz isn't happy about this forced modeling gig...

    3. Le Nain Jaune
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    A bar with live music in Toulouse.
    Maybe I should crop it to just show the mural, or maybe the mural and the blue door, but what little context remains after I corrected perspective would be gone. Any thoughts?
    ~~Barbara
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2013
    A little bit of nature
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 24, 2013
    What a great subject!... and again I have so many...

    Here are my 3:

    1. Laro-owin, Panamanian, Kuna Yala girl

    Laro-owin, Panamanian, Kuna Yala girl

    2. Mayan face - Tulum archeological site



    3. The art of arranging furniture - Dali Museum, Figueres, Spain

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 24, 2013
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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2013
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2013
    I use cheap models.

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    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • juanherediajuanheredia Major grins Madrid, SpainPosts: 345Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2013
    This are some faces that I've capture on the street.

    1. Baker
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    2. Zombies
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    3. Thoughtful
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  • Gaby617Gaby617 Major grins Posts: 218Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2013
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    Taken summer of last year. I have always liked this image and decided to share for this mini challenge.
    Canon 60D/50mm 1.4
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2013
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,783Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2013
    Here are my three choices. All were processed in Photoshop with Topaz filters. The first one is one of my dogs taking a break in the yard and the last two were shot at the Highland Games event in San Antonio this spring. Thanks for looking -- Lauren


    "Josie"
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    "The Scot"
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    "Scotland the Brave"
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    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
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