Mini Challenge #337: A Sense of Place
In my relative newness to this forum, I have noticed two types of challenges: those that focus on technique or composition, and those that focus on content. For this challenge, the focus is on content.
I was thinking of calling this "my home town", but felt it was too limiting. The object of the mini-challenge is to post three or four photos that together tell a story that is evocative of a special place, whether this is where you live, where you have traveled, or some spot you return to again and again.
I hope the group of photos can be judged together, and the object of the challenge is to have the group of photos represent and bring forth something characteristic or evocative of a particular place.
I have spent time on Nantucket (an Island off the coast of Massachusetts) every summer for 45 years, since before I got married. My wife's family had a connection to the Island since her great-grandfather was principal of the high school after the American civil war. Eventually he bought a farm, and for a few generations it was a family compound where different cousins built houses. My wife and I became the primary users of one of the houses, which her father renovated in 1972, and which we renovated again in 2014. Last summer we celebrated her 75th year on Nantucket.
The following examples are photos from an album that I call Iconic Nantucket, and they represent what it feels like to me.
Blueberry Scones on a Summer Morning
Back from the Beach
New Years Day Evening
This mini will run 3 weeks, until Friday June 24th at 8 PM (EST).
-Enter 3- 4 photos taken in a single general location. By location I mean anything that you identify as a one location whether a room, house, city, park, trail, neighborhood, area, state or even country), and put them in a single post.
-Give each image you enter a title.
-Feel Free to give a short (one or two sentence narrative) about the group of photos
-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).
-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.)
-Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
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 rules for help)
Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Note: last time I ran a challenge there was a discussion about post processing rules. Here we will follow our new guidelines which are that any amount of post processing is allowed, provided that any content element added to a photo is something you created yourself, and not something generated by software (ie sunbeams), or cut and pasted from a source other than your own photos. if a photo is extensively post-processed or involves elements from more than one photo you can mention that in the submission.
Remember, the photos will be judged as a group. The idea is to evoke a sense of place. Have Fun