Mini-Challenge #206 - Enclosed Spaces

Meta4Meta4 Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 200 Major grins
edited June 3, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
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Let's play the theme "Interiors"

I'm nature boy from the Australian Outback but lately I've become interested in photographing large indoor spaces for something completely different. The theme that I've chosen for you this month is Enclosed Spaces. I'm looking for indoor photos in the broadest sense so show us what you've got.

Your photos of the great indoors could be a house but the theme can stretch as far as your imagination goes to include any space that is enclosed,whether by walls or something else. It might be inside a large railway station, a cave or interior photos of a barn, a boat or plane - even inside a tube wave. What I'm looking for is a photograph that captures the space itself rather than focusing on objects in that space. Let's see what you can come up with.


The Challenge will run until the end of 31st May and as soon as I can after that I'll declare the winners.

* Also, please read the rules (below) of playing before entering:

** I will post the winners here with links to their own photography pages :)

Here are some of my examples to get you started:

The first is the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris and you should be able to work out what that means even if you speak no French. So much going on in this picture, so many places for your eyes to wander. This is a composite picture made from a bracket of 5 images. One day I'll take the time to de-ghost it properly.

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Second is a photo from one of my favourite places in Paris. St Denis cathedral was rebuilt in 1144 and is considered to be the world's first Gothic church. It has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries and is the burial place of the French kings, with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries buried there. St Denis is light and airy and has enough fascinating details to keep you snapping for hours. It makes the much more visited Notre Dame look like a crowded dark cave.

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Third is a picture of the centre of a friend's house that has a great woody feel that goes with the mountain views they enjoy.

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And since I'm not competing I'm going to throw in a 4th. This is the cafe inside London's Victoria & Albert Museum (which is a great place to take your camera).

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Comments

  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALRegistered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited May 2, 2015
    Great idea Meta4... I'll play, but I will need to utilize your invitation to choose enclosed space photos in "the broadest sense".


    The African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
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    Sea cave - La Jolla, California
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    Samuel Oschin Pavillion - Final home of Space Shuttle Endeavour
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • Meta4Meta4 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 200 Major grins
    edited May 2, 2015
    That's the sort of thing I had in mind Eric. Nice pics.
    I'm leaving it open to everyone's imagination and hoping for some variety and interesting submissions.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 2, 2015
    Wow, you were fast Meta :) I didn't know you started already

    - What a great idea for a subject! I've been in Paris many, many years ago when I was not thinking about photography (well not like today) unfortunately.
    But I visited many other wonderful places where I had the camera with me. :)
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 2, 2015
    PS: Wonderful HDR's!
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited May 2, 2015
    I've had a really hard time deciding. I thought I would post a photo of a cave (not only inside but underground) but decided that didn't really fit. I have a photo of the view from the Admiral's Lounge in LAX. But I couldn't find it. (Haven't ever found it except for where I posted it on the internet.

    These are all photos taken on trips that I took with my granddaughters.

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    Taken on the 4th of July 2012, on the way to Australia

    Then I thought I'd post a photo of the inside of a submarine - but I rejected that one too.

    So here is an image from a Disney cruise ship (Caribbean cruise)

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    Taken from the balcony before the rest of the passengers embarked - June 2013

    And last

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    Hermitage taken June 2008
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,482 Major grins
    edited May 3, 2015
    Here are a few [sort of] interiors:

    1) I guess Firewalls count in this mini.....this is a '41 Chevy Coupe - Daisy with her chromed-out engine.

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    2) Foresthill Blacksmith Museum - a local favorite.

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    Walls of corn - Shenandoah Valley, Ca - corn maze.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 3, 2015
    Here is my contribution (I have so, so many, that I may replace some):

    1. St. Mary's Cathedral on the Acadian Trail, Nova Scotia: Yarmouth - The largest wooden church in N. America

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    2. City Center shopping mall, Las Vegas

    <a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/City-Center-Las-Vegas/i-w8xHQCd/A&quot; title="City Center / Cosmopolitan shopping mall, Las Vegas"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/City-Center-Las-Vegas/i-w8xHQCd/0/XL/cosmopolitan-city-center-shopping-mall-4a-XL.jpg&quot; title="City Center / Cosmopolitan shopping mall, Las Vegas" alt="City Center / Cosmopolitan shopping mall, Las Vegas"></a>

    3. Cesars Palace Forum Shops Mall, Las Vegas

    <a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/Caesars-Palace-Las-Vegas/i-XRsvHwP/A&quot; title=""><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/Caesars-Palace-Las-Vegas/i-XRsvHwP/2/XL/caesar-palace-shopping-center-stairway-4-XL.jpg&quot; title="" alt=""></a>
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited May 10, 2015
    I don't have the time or the inclination to find some magnificent interior
    view to photograph, so I went out in my backyard yesterday afternoon
    to capture these two:

    #1 Dinner in a glass restaurant

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    #2 What's on the dessert cart?

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    And, finally, one from 1970 of my son and daughter in an enclosed playhouse

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    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Registered Users Posts: 400 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2015
    1. Train Station

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    2. Painted Church

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    3. Ticket Booth

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    Jeromy
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2015
    Here are mine! thumb.gif

    1) Bat house interior through Bat entry hole.

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    2) Belt run looms Vanishing Point. A hellish place to work as a kid in the 19th Century.

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    3) Beneski Museum of Natural History

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    Don
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  • HalogusHalogus Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited May 15, 2015
    This shot is from my trip to Pierce Point Ranch. It was one of the first diary farms in the state of California. The photo shows the inside of the barn where they use to milk over 300 cows a day, back in the 1800's
  • juanherediajuanheredia Major grins Madrid, SpainRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins
    edited May 19, 2015
    Here are mine!

    1.Dangerous rest, train is comming

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    2. Abandoned Monastery

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    3. Hunted

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  • AddiebeeAddiebee Big grins Registered Users Posts: 27 Big grins
    edited May 19, 2015
    First mini-challenge, hope I did this correctly.

    Train Station in DC

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    Touring a canal in Bangkok, Thailand

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    Sitting in a quiet restaurant in Surat Thani, Thailand

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    Addie
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    "Hang on to your dreams with everything you got. Because the best life is when your dreams come true. The second-best is when they don't but you never stop chasing them." ~ Tim Dorsey
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,546 moderator
    edited May 26, 2015
    As always I am posting just for fun, don't consider mine for judging.

    1. Be-attitudes, Church built for the Sermon on the Mount in Israel
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    2. Crowded Enclosed viewing platform at the Panama Canal
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    3. Hallway at Castillo de San Cristobal in Puerto Rico
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  • Meta4Meta4 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 200 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2015
    Some good photos coming in but still room for a few more.
    Just a couple of days to get your possible winning entry in.
  • Meta4Meta4 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 200 Major grins
    edited June 2, 2015
    It was a difficult choice with lots of great photos this time with plenty of imagination shown.
    Thankyou all for your entries. Congratulations to this month's winners.

    Third prize goes to: Travelways Cesars Palace Forum Shops Mall, Las Vegas

    Second prize goes to: Addiebee Train Station in DC

    First prize goes to: Cavalier Foresthill Blacksmith Museum

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  • juanherediajuanheredia Major grins Madrid, SpainRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2015
    Congratulations to Cavalier!
  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2015
    Congrats to all three! These entries were excellent!
    And to Jo...bowdown.gif
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,482 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2015
    Wow - I certainly didn't expect to be selected for this Mini. eek7.gif The entries here were outstanding, most of which I think were better than mine! But thank you Meta4 for the selection. :D

    I will be starting the new challenge later today.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,546 moderator
    edited June 3, 2015
    Congrats Jo! I will check in later to stick your new challenge for everyone. As per the rules, they do not have to run a month, they can run shorter times too. Whatever fits to your schedule of judging. :)
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2015
    Congratulations Jo clap.gif

    Thank you for the 3-rd prize :ivar
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