Mini Challenge #248: Defining Boundaries

sarasphotossarasphotos Major grinsAugsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

This theme is semi-realted to the last theme in that it deals with an architectural element that often tell a fascinating story. I'd like to see pictures of fences, walls (those around property, not from a building) or gates. Entries can also include fences or gates from inside a building (like in a church).

The challenge lasts until Wednesday, June 28, 8am Pacific Daylight Time.

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 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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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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Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 4,974Super Moderators moderator

    Creative theme Sara! Here are mine.

    Barbados sheep fence

    Buckingham Palace fence

    Guard rail in St. Petersburg Russia

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,658Registered Users Major grins

    Congrats on the win, Sara - and i'm loving this theme. Here are my entries:

    1) Empty Nest Syndrome - on a fence in the Sierra Nevada's.

    2) Cool Hills Ranch Gate - Cool, California. And yes, this ranch is very cool!

    3) The Highway 41 crane tree with fence, taken in 2010. I don't imagine that the tree has survived many winters since 2010, but invariably there would be a photog by the road trying to capture it.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Joyce and Jo, thanks for diving in - great entries, both of them!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Hey dgrinners, I'm sure there are a few more of you out there with fence/gate pictures. Is everyone on vacation??? It would be great to see some more entries.

  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 386Registered Users Major grins

    I don't have a lot of fences but here are a few I found :)

    1) Hanging out

    2) Home on the range

    3) Headed home

    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,651Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 14, 2017

    @sarasphotos said:
    Hey dgrinners, I'm sure there are a few more of you out there with fence/gate pictures. Is everyone on vacation??? It would be great to see some more entries.

    You can be sure of that :)

    1: Sound barrier

    2: At the Jewish cemetery in Wroclaw

    3: Please stay off the golf course (mainly for your own good)

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    And a last one, not an official entry and not for consideration, but since it pictures a different kind of defining boundary I wanted to show it anyway.

    Extra: Death has a defining boundary with life, but not with love

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Pieter and Jeromy, thanks for entering - great entries!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,562Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 15, 2017

    1. See the Quack-Quacks


    (Williamsburg hen yard spring 1963 - slide film digitized)

    2. Do Not Enter


    (Maclay Gardens Florida)

    3. Rest in Peace


    Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington VA

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/4a9c6/
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for entering, grandmaR! Good shots.

  • BeautifulWorldBeautifulWorld Beginner grinner ChicagoPosts: 31Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 23, 2017


    Dachau, Germany - One of the most horrific places in history. How many people passed through that gate never to return? That is a true boundary between life and death. I can't imagine how anyone could have agreed to work there.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    @BeautifulWorld Thank you for your thought-provoking entry and welcome to the DGrin challenges.

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,629Registered Users Major grins

    Great theme! Here are my entries.

    1) Crooked Fence (Pennsylvania, USA)

    2) Crumbling Wall (Lake District, UK)

    3) Garden Gate (Grasmere, UK)

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Gretchen, thanks for entering - the judging is getting much more difficult!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,651Registered Users Major grins

    I really like that crooked fence Gretchen. Top notch!

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Only one more day to go - surely there are some more fences and gates out there!

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,676Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2017

    Thought I'd jump back into the fray. Hope everyone is well.

    1. In the Maine woods

    2. Boy and Fence - A Perfect Combination

    3. Boot Fence - Hunt, Texas

    And just for fun cuz I couldn't resist...... DGrinner Denise Goldberg shooting in Maine

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

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
    http://www.facebook.com/redleashphoto
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Hi Lauren, thanks for the great entries and welcome back to the fray!

  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins Posts: 502Registered Users Major grins

    I'll play along again! This is a fun theme.

    1. Home

    2. Battlements (Wall around the Tower of London)

    3. The Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park)

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,629Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 27, 2017

    Fun to see all these great shots!

    @pegelli thanks for your comment! I was walking in a nature preserve when a rainstorm came up and created this fog or mist. Serendipity.

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,676Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks Sara! This is one of my favorite photo subjects.

    Sapphire, I love the crooked fence--the fence is nice on its own but the mist and fog make the shot.

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

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
    http://www.facebook.com/redleashphoto
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    Only a few more hours left to make the judging even MORE difficult! Any more fences out there???

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 13Registered Users Many Grins

    I have really enjoyed all the great images. What a great theme. I had hoped to get out to shoot new barrier shots, but, no such luck.

    BC Chilcotin split rail fence

    A Forest service road barrier. My one new shot. A great location that I will go back to now and then. I think a wide angle lens and a ladder to get the camera above the barrier? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Big Bar Lake, BC.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2017

    Hi David, thanks for joining in - glad you got in before the deadline.

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 13Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks Sara, I kept getting distracted with work and garden... slid in under the wire again :o

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,631Registered Users Major grins

    OK, that's it - the Mini is now closed. I hope to be able to announce the winners within the next 24 hours.

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