May 15, 2012
Throughout humankind's domination of Earth we have erected many monuments and edifices that define who we were and who we are. For this challenge submit images of those structures that make a statement and have or will withstand the test of time.
This challenge will end Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 2400 EST.
VERY IMPORTANT! please reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post and please RENAME THE SUBJECT TO INDICATE THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTO ENTRY.
The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. you will submit your best work. You post ONE image (if you post more than one image, the first will be your entry in the challenge).
The host chooses a winner after closing. The decision of the judge (the host) is final. The judge is not eligible. The winner then chooses the next topic, runs the challenge, judges the winner and passes on the baton to that person. If the winner fails to post a new challenge within 72 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours.
Images created with any camera at any time are eligible.
Feel free to comment on other contestant's images. if you want someone to leave you some constructive criticism, put (CC) next to the title of your image.
Please embed your image in the thread. Try to resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (800 to 1000 pixels on the longest side is best.)
Be creative but remember image quality, composition and human interest are important.
Good luck, and thank you for entering.
Some samples from my files to give you an idea of what I am expecting follow:
WSSA Member #162
A great capture.
We visited the Trade Center Memorial last year. It is chilling when you're there and realize that it is the burial grounds for over 3,000 people.
Jasper County Missouri Courthouse, Carthage, Missouri
One of the most photographed courthouses in the state.
Made from "Carthage Marble" (limestone) mined just a few
miles away. Built in 1894, and on the national register of
historical places. I've lived in Missouri all my life, and this is
still one of my favorite towns to visit. If you like "old buildings"
it has a ton of them, and old 2 story Victorian style houses.
Coming to you from the beautiful Ozark Mountain Country
where if you're too busy to go fishin', then you're too busy!
You think I should change it to if you're too
busy to take photos, then you're too busy?
An oil refinery meets the Atlantic Ocean. A monument to Humankind's ecological footprint.
This is a remarkable and truly unusual place located in the Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado. It has been built by one man, Jim Bishop, starting in 1969. The construction continues through today and, according to Bishop, will continue until he dies. There have been no plans or blue prints (much to the ire of local authorities), only one man's imagination. In short, he has made it up as he has gone along. As the website says, it is a "monumental statue in stone and iron...to having a dream". It is worth the time to Google the site. Richard
La Compania de Jesus Church in Ecuador has been cataloged by UNESCO among the hundred most important World Heritage Site Monuments in the world.
This building was built between 1605 and 1765 over an Inca Temple.
This is a magnificent example of the extraordinary artistic ability of the Ecuadorian artisans; with profusely carved altars covered with gold leaf.
And a nice one as well...it may not have the grandeur of some of the others posted, but the sentiment behind it is more honest than some.
Thank you, I try to approach each challenge with a pic taken after the start. I often lack the needed skill but that shouldn't dissuade anyone from trying to tell a story with an image.