*/*/ Canon Image Challenge 77: Rakish and Run */*/

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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*/*/ Canon Image Challenge 77: Rakish and Run */*/

Canon Image Challenge 77: Rakish and Run

Create an image based on any definition of the word Rakish that appeals to you, here's a few to get you started


  • having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance

  • behaving and dressing in a way that is confident and slightly unusual, but attractive

  • (especially of a boat or car) smart and fast-looking, with streamlined angles and curves.

From the thesaurus:

(his moustache gave him a slightly rakish look): dashing, debonair, sporty, jaunty, devil-may-care, breezy; stylish, fashionable, dapper, spruce; raffish, disreputable, louche; (informal) sharp.

Run with it.

If you find the above too limiting, take it a step further, for example putting "raffish" back into the thesaurus adds to the mix: unconventional, bohemian; casual, careless; dissolute, dissipated, debauched, decadent; (informal) flash.

The purpose of the "run" element is to avoid taking it too literally and ending up with a gallery full of character portraits. It's a sub-theme of this challenge about how a word or phrase can conjure an image in our minds that can help to develop a creative vision. But if the connection isn't obvious, do please let us know in your title or comment, the phrase or word that inspired your image.

I'll add some examples to Exhibition to help kick things off.

The Challenge Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/cichallenge/cic77_rakish
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The Eligible Gallery: is for images captured with any camera, any brand during the Challenge period. All other rules outlined in the Official Challenge FAQ apply.

The Exhibition Gallery: is for images taken any time with any camera.

Enter a maximum of three pictures per person in each gallery for a combined total of 6 per challenge.

Please remember the 300kb (= 307,200 bytes) limit. Raised from 200kb a while back

Challenge Starts:Friday, September 28th, 2012 00:00 UTC
Challenge Ends: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 23:59 UTC
Voting Begins: Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 00:00 UTC
Voting Ends: Thursday, October 11th, 2012 23:59 UTC

Voting will take place here: http://www.liteserv.com/cicvotebooth

If you are new and do not know the user id and password, please send an email to passes(--at--)imageattic.net Please replace(--at--) with @ in the email address before you send it out. One of the challenge administrators will contact you with that information, but please be patient.

Challenge FAQ can be found here:

Please join us and have fun

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