13th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Beautiful Decay

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by krugorg, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    13th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Beautiful Decay

    I struggled a bit coming up with an idea for the 13th Salon competition (partly my excuse for delay in posting, also somewhat due to work and travel, and then with a dose of procrastination), but then I figured when all else fails, go with something you like to view! :biggrin:

    So for this salon, I am looking for photographs that find the beauty in decay. Forgotten objects, rusting cars, withering trees, old and abandoned houses, etc. Images that somehow evoke the past life of the object, and/or integrate the beauty of a nature scene (new growth).... the photographs could take you back to a time gone by, or a simpler way of life.

    As always, feel free to pull something from your image archive, but hoping that this is a good excuse to go out and capture something new.

    Competition ends Sunday, October 21st

    The Rules:

    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.

    2. Shots can be uploaded from any gallery, Mu43 or whatever is your preference.

    3. To enter your photo after uploading, copy the code in the Linked Image box and paste it into a reply to to this message. You can use the Quick Reply box at the bottom of this page.

    4. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

    5. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!

    6. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the Mu-43 Contests and Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. That opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    7. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.

    8. Please, donĀ“t be shy...Participate and have fun.

    9. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.
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  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Cheers Kyle.
    Always an interesting subject and one that most should be able to find in some shape or form. Looking forward to it, should be a good one.

    Kelly. That's an awesome new sig image.
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  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
    Thanks Super Mod

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  5. andix

    andix Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Another contest that's spot on to my style. Gee, I'm beginning to love this forum... :)

    Anyway, here's my entry for this round:

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  6. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    E-PL2 with Oly 14-42mm L ED Kit lens at 42mm, f10, 1/250 sec, ISO 200
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  7. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Real Name:
    Mike Aubrey
    I debated putting this one in the monochrome 72hr challenge, but I think it works well here, too:

    OM-D ISO200 9mm f/4 1/2000
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  8. derick

    derick Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    Walden Pond, December 2011:
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  9. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Real Name:
    New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (Sep 2012)

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  10. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Cool theme!

    My entry:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/t-quan/8061497974/" title="PA291690 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="1024" alt="PA291690"></a>

    Classic E-P1 with 14-42 mk1. :p
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  11. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    New life on old rooftops...

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  12. mlapinel

    mlapinel Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    Decaying house

    Mills State Park, New York[​IMG]
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  13. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    On a Dark Desert Highway

    "On a Dark Desert Highway"

    On the road to the real Hotel California near Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico.

    E-PL2, Olympus 9-18mm

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  14. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
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  15. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great images so far! :bravo-009:
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  16. pydoublee

    pydoublee Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 27, 2012
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  17. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  18. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    A lot of really sweet photos so far!
    Here's mine. Taken with my GF1 + 20mm 1.7.
    Decided to change my entry.

    Broken glass by acercanto, on Flickr
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  19. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Faded poster at Mallaig railway station July 2012


    Olympus E-PL1, Panasonic 14-45mm.
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  20. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    I've shared this before quite a lot, so I really do not think it should be judged. jut wanted to throw this in because I think it exemplifies the subject.

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