*** Mini-challenge 413 – Still Life ***

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WilbaW
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*** Mini-challenge 413 – Still Life ***

Thanks a bunch to 2esetters for digging my sunset.

A classical theme this week - still life. I'm using a definition along the lines of an arrangement of inanimate objects. See the Wikipedia article for more information and examples. I encourage you to try some classical arrangements, or shoot in-the-style-of your favourite 16th century painter, or come up with a fresh contemporary interpretation of the theme. Don't forget, as with painting, it's all about the light...

This challenge will close at 07:00 on Thursday the 7th of August, Western Australian time (midnight Wednesday the 6th of August, UTC).

Challenge Rules

The host gives you a topic and you post up to three images that fit. Any picture you have taken is eligible regardless of time taken or camera.

The host chooses the winner, second and third places, and any number of honourable mentions, and posts those in a new thread. The host's decision is final. Remember, it's all about fun, sharing, and learning.

The winner of this challenge then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner of that one, and so on it goes. The winner of this challenge will have 48 hours to post the next challenge. If that doesn't happen, 2nd place will have 24 hours to do so, then it's up to 3rd place.

Submission Posting Guidelines

Post each one of your three submissions in its own reply to this post. Give each post a unique Subject, like, "HCB - Derriere la Gare Saint-Lazare", "HCB - Boy With Wine Bottles", and "HCB - Mexican Ladies".

It's best to embed an image in it's post rather than linking to somewhere else (you'll get more views that way). If you want people to give you constructive comments and criticism, ask for C&C.

Feel free to post photos "for exhibition only" if you want to share more than three or won't be available to host the next challenge, just let us know that in your posts.

Size your images to no bigger than around 1,500 pixels wide or 1,000 pixels tall, so those with smaller monitors can see your image at full resolution. Use a reasonable amount of JPEG compression to limit the file size of your entries so we conserve bandwidth.

You can do all the post-processing you want, but try to preserve the EXIF so we can see which camera, lens, and settings were used. If you know the EXIF won't come with the image, let us know that kind of stuff in the text of your post.

Comment Posting Guidelines

Feel free to post comments on the images. If you want to save bandwidth, remove the image from your reply so you just post text.

If you like an image submitted by someone else, click on the green "Like?" thumb on the top right of the post, so we know which images were most popular. The host will make up their own mind which images best fit their topic without being influenced by that.

Some Previous Mini-Challenges

393 Reflections

394 Cold

395 Pattern(s)

396 Shallow Depth of Field

397 Close-up

398 Pictures of You

399 Family

400 Sign/Signs

401 Double Exposure

402 Panning

403 What-How-Why?

404 Black OR White, in Color

405 The Nature of Animals

406 Performing Arts

407 Freeze Frame

408 Construction Yard

409 Environmental portraits

410 To the Woods

411 Live!

412 Sunsets

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Still Life Examples

If I were submitting existing images to this challenge, I think these three fit, though none of them are classical -

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Illuminatus1379
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Re: Three Floating Spirals
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Aimed for as much of the fingerprint and snail shell as possible. The original is sharper than this display copy.

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Re: Still in the Living Room
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Living room grayscale.

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Re: Out of Place
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In a remote part of Baja California (near Ensenada, Mexico).

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tracek180
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Flag , mini challenge

Flag in Maine

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Re: Interesting Sign

Played with color splash on this one. First time trying out the app. Figured why not.

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brightcolours Forum Pro • Posts: 15,111
Brightcolours' still life with cat

If I had had to paiint it, I would have had to kill the cat so it would remain inanimate for the duration of the composition/painting. Luckily,, with photography, it did not take that long.

2esetters
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Don's Still Life #1

At a wine tasting

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Don's Still Life #2

My first photo with the Canon 50 f1.8

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Don's Still Life #3

Tuscan monastery bell

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tracek180
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Re: Desert in Maine
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Desert in Maine

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Jim's first
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A piece of coral

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Jim's second

A whimsical statue in from of the Smithsonian Castle

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Jim's third

Living Still Life. Sorry for the link, but neither the statue nor the subject duplicating the pose are wearing any clothes.

http://www.pbase.com/image/156810186

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sueanne
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My First.
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Communion

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My Second.

Williams-Sonoma

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Re: My Third.
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Fresh

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WSteveP
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Steve's Still Life #1

Deck screw

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Steve's Still Life #2
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Monks Hood

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