Mini-Challenge #188 - Connections

Mike JMike J Having Fun!Posts: 1,029Registered Users Major grins
edited June 19, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini-Challenge #188 - Connections
I would like to thank Phil for giving me this opportunity by selecting my ski race photo as the winner of his challenge. FACT is something I also learned a while back from those haunt the Sports forum here on Dgrin.

This next challenge is going to be all about connections. What's a connection? Well, I'll leave that up to you but it could be:
  • A literal physical connection between objects in the photo
  • An emotional connection between the subject and the viewer
  • A connection between two or more subjects in the photo
Judging will be capricious and arbitrary :D to some extent as we will all find different meanings in the connections shown. I get to pick the winner so it will be those that appeal to me...

According to the guidelines for mini challenges, please give each image a title.

The closing date is just 3 weeks from today - closing 9pm PST June 18th.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you can do here!

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!
Mike J

Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.
www.mikejulianaphotography.com
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Comments

  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2014
    Lets Get it Started
    Great theme.

    Two emotional and one spiritual connection. The last one is a png image. I thought that would be different and fun to post.

    1. My Son and Granddaughter

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    2. I Did It!

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    3. Crucifix at Assumption (png image)

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    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2014
    Close!

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    Damn Kids!

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    Turtle Back Ride!

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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2014
    My connections will all be connections in time. Places that I have photographed between 37 and 47 years apart.

    1. Viscaya

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    Viscaya in Miami - on the left a photo taken in 1967 when they had an antique car show (digitized slide with one of the cars in the foreground) and on the right taken from the same window in 2004

    2. Key West Lighthouse

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    Key West Lighthouse 1967 and 2005. I did a painting of this lighthouse, and in my painting the lighthouse was yellow and the lantern room was green. So when I saw the lighthouse again some 30+ years later, I was flummoxed by the fact that it was now white with a black lantern. It wasn't until I found a postcard with the old colors that I knew that I hadn't been crazy when I painting the picture in 1967.

    3. Selfie over time

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    The last one is selfies taken 47 years apart. In the left one, I am pregnant with my 2nd child. My hair is much shorter, a little grayer, and I have glasses now. Plus I'm a lot fatter even than when I was pregnant. And you can also see the different cameras I used. On the left a Kodak Retina Reflex (for all the photos on the left). On the right the top one taken with a Toshiba (my first digitial camera) and the other two with a Kodak DX6490.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2014
    Thanks MOM Really if you are there it is GIVE IT TO ME !! The other one is blocked out by this one ,but the pair of adults are the best I have seen they give the food back and forth not just to the biggest mouth
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2014
    Staying within my favourite subject wildlife.... These three shots are an effort to show -

    1) a connection between things (food chain - to be clinical about it),
    2) a connection to ones self
    3) and perhaps/maybe a connection to the viewer.


    1) Predator and Prey

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    2) Introspective

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    3) Why?

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    Good luck everyone,

    Alan.
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2014
    Hi Mike. Interesting subject that made me go through my pictures with a new eye.

    1. Eye contact
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    2. Twin love
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    3. food chain connection
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    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

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  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2014
    1. A mothers love.
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    2. crossing point
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    3. Connectioms and valves
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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 31, 2014
    They get along -maybe just a bit more :D
    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 May 31, 2014
    Sometimes they share headscratch.gif not very often
    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 May 31, 2014
    one more, bee this ok headscratch.gif
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • r3t1awr3ydr3t1awr3yd Lifetime Noob! Posts: 1,000Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 2, 2014
    Connecting with your son (so many connections here)
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    Connecting with your spouse (i love these fleeting moments)
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    Connecting with reality (at almost 9 months pregnant lol)
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    Hi! I'm Wally: website | blog | facebook | IG | scotchNsniff
    Nikon addict. D610, Tok 11-16, Sig 24-35, Nik 24-70/70-200vr
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 2, 2014
    The Kiss
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    From Mind to Paper - The Experienced Hand

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    Love on a Leash

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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 270Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2014
    Between Earth and Sky

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    Little Boys eyeing Little Trains

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    Introspection and Nature

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    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
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  • studio12cstudio12c Major grins canadaPosts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 5, 2014
    On the beach
    An early morning walk on the beach.



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    www.studio12c.com
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 270Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2014

    From Mind to Paper - The Experienced Hand

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    I really like this one Earache.
    Great capture. Nice conversion.
    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
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  • OlyPaulOlyPaul Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 17, 2014
    Here's three from a new guy.

    He Aint Heavy He's My Buddy
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    Let Me Whisper In Your Ear
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    Friends
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  • Mike JMike J Having Fun! Posts: 1,029Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2014
    Less than 24 hours left to get your entries in!!!
    Mike J

    Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.
    www.mikejulianaphotography.com
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 17, 2014
    shawnc wrote: »

    From Mind to Paper - The Experienced Hand

    I really like this one Earache.
    Great capture. Nice conversion.
    Thank-you much Shawn - appreciate your feedback!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 18, 2014
    #1 Getting hitched
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    #2 Connecting with Myself
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    #3 Family Connections
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • Mike JMike J Having Fun! Posts: 1,029Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2014
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    #1 Getting hitched
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    #2 Connecting with Myself
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    #3 Family Connections
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    Kate - your photos are not showing...
    Mike J

    Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.
    www.mikejulianaphotography.com
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  • Mike JMike J Having Fun! Posts: 1,029Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2014
    Thanks everyone for your entries. This challenge is now closed. You have not made this easy and I'm fascinated by the many interpretations of connection. I'll post the top 3 winners by the end of 6/19. Thanks again for the great shots here.
    Mike J

    Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.
    www.mikejulianaphotography.com
    Facebook
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 19, 2014
    Mike J wrote: »
    Kate - your photos are not showing...

    There. I hope they're showing now!
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
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