Mini Challenge #229: Public Art

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
edited July 14, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #229: Public Art

The next mini-challenge will focus on another popular subject "Public Art" and I'm looking at it in the broadest sense possible, it can be a statue, sculpture, painting, graffiti, museum piece et. etc. It can be old or new, include other spectators or not, as long as it's publicly accessible (entrance fee is fine). Even architecture can be in, as long as it's special and artful. I hope this is clear, if not just ask :D

This challenge will run for ~2 weeks - from today until Wednesday, July 13, 18:00 (6pm) Central European Daylight Time.

Good luck everyone, I'm looking forward to your entries.

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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 re-size 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!

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A few examples (but the subject can be broader then what's shown here):

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,220Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    Pieter, what an interesting and fun subject!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    Very nice and great subject clap.gif
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    Thanks ladies, I hope for many entries. Pls. make my judging difficult :D
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    I start :)

    1. Art gallery in Bocas del Toro, Panama

    Color contrast Art gallery

    2. Mount Rushmore, S. Dakota



    3. Duplicate - Mural art in Gatineau (the French side of Ottawa), Canada

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • PhotografeelingPhotografeeling Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 27, 2016
    A

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    Clown eating fire!
    Street artists performing for children in "Batman Alley", Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • williaeswilliaes Major grins Posts: 110Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    Art Photos
    #1 Artwork from CNC machine and lights i-XmGKkLf-L.jpg

    #2 Local Sculpture with some added light from my speedlight.

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    #3 Art Gallery Show

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,693Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2016
    I don't know whether to include this one as it is a digitized film photo from a point and shoot camera taken 15 years ago in Key West at Fort Taylor, but it was one I thought of immediately

    #1 - Waving Goodbye

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    I have another one similar but it was taken at night of a metal rearing horse and is not even as good as this one - taken in Barbados in 1996

    I considered several things -The Mustangs of Las Colinas (which I love because of the way the water sprays up around their hooves, the cattle drive in Dallas, the giant hand in Antwerp, and the fiberglass animals that are painted as fund raisers. But I decided that these elephants (maybe graffiti?) were amusing. San Jose Costa Rica in 2015

    2. Head to tail

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    This is an artist painting nudes which is behind the old customs house also in Key West. The piece is one part of a three part group which I couldn't get all in one shot. These were taken in 2011

    3. Street art with artist and models

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    This is a collage of the three pieces, just for context

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    On the right is the artist which is the entry, in the middle are the models cavorting with a man lying down on the edge, and on the right is a man and his wife on the porch of the Old Customs House with binoculars.
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2016
    Great entries all, thanks clap.gif
    And for the others: "keep them coming"
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2016
    The Human Canvas ~ Living art

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    Italian Chalk Art ~ Ephemeral and done just for the love of it

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    Gallery Art ~ Art can be, sometimes, well... awkward

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2016
    Great entries Eric thumb.gif
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  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 197Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2016
    #1 Not sure if this one should go in Go Figure! Shot taken in Hamburg, St. Pauli, Germany.

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    #2 Japanese Drummers at the National Geographic Center in Washington, D.C., USA

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    #3 Puppets at a Hamburg Opera presentation. Hamburg, Germany

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Great entries Eric thumb.gif

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2016
    Thanks for these entries Kurt, indeed art in the broadest sense thumb.gif
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,220Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2016
    Geez, this was a tough one - I hadn't realized that I had so many of this category to choose from! Not that they're all great photographs, but they of course bring back special memories. :-)

    It seems I ended up with three types of public art: a free-standing sculpture in a context of nature, a temporary installation, and an example of long-standing decorative civic art

    1) Adam and Eve from the beautiful Gardens of the VIlla Trauttsmansdorf

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    2) Paris, "Peace" installation by the Eifel Tower (2012)

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    3) The top of the 13-meter high "Annasäule" (Anna column) in Innsbruck

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    Now for the fun... here's a couple that are not for judging but are pretty interesting and/or funny

    1) about four weeks ago on a bike ride, passing through a small bavarian town, I slammed on my brakes as we came upon this house:
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    2) once again a bike tour discovery - this atop a 5-meter tree stump. I couldn't pass it by...

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    I had such fun looking through my "public art" photos, I put together a smart gallery: Public Art

    Thanks for the great subject, Pieter!
  • GSWayneGSWayne Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 30, 2016
    #1 What no cell phone reception in heaven?
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    #2 Death Valley
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    #3 Metal Sculpture in Valpariaso, Chile
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,220Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2016
    GSWayne - I love your titles! and of course the photos are cool, too!
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2016
    Thanks Sara and GSWayne for these entries. I can already feel judging will be a tough task.

    Sara, I like your bonus shots as well, but #5 would probably better fit the "Public Kitch" category rolleyes1.gif
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2016
    Art
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    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2016
    art
    or maybee HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :D
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,986Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2016
    walk about, pick up and hiking art
    Jeff W

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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,026Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2016
    Here are my entries:

    #1 - Sea Ranch Chapel, California Coast - my favorite example of architectural art.

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    #2 - Afton, Wyoming entry sign art.

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    #3 - Coleville, Washington - Street corner art depicting mining history of the area.

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2016
    Thanks Jo and Jeff for entering. I love it when my judging gets more difficult :ivar
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2016
    I've looked at the other entries and come to the conclusion that I can't compete.
    The entries already in are head-and-shoulders above what I could come up with.

    Consequently, I'm presenting a Photoshop melding of two of my photographs
    for your amusement. It's titled "Nothing but net".

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    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 4, 2016
    Tony, splendid composite and there's nothing in the rules against it so it will be a contender like any other. thumb.gif

    Also I think these challenges are like the Olympics, participation is more important then winning, so don't be bashful and enter two more (composite or straight) :D
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,811Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 11, 2016
    Just a little under two days left to enter. :ivar
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 11, 2016
    1) Toronto sport fans

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    2) Louise Bouguois Eye sculptures at Williamstown College Museum of Art

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    3) twice carved stone wall, Quebec City

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    Don
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,693Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 12, 2016
    I've seen the 'sports fans' - I really liked it but I was in a tour bus with an old point and shoot film camera. Nice to see it agsin
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 12, 2016
    1. The Station

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    2. Art? (I have always thought of Headstones and Grave Markers as art. But I would understand if others didn't)

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    3. People can be Art :)

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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 12, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I've seen the 'sports fans' - I really liked it but I was in a tour bus with an old point and shoot film camera. Nice to see it agsin
    Thanks, GrandmaR. I was on the upper deck of a City Tour Bus and had my Canon D5III!

    :D

    Don
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  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Posts: 333Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 12, 2016
    My first entry challenge here, thanks for looking.

    1. Street chalk festival in 2009, probably shot with D70 and 70-300mm. Photoshop and Topaz filters
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    2. Mural on the side of a winery in Carlsbad, Ca.
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    Have a great day!
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