I would like to see your interpretation of the theme "Ephemeral." I'm going to buck the rules a little bit and NOT post example images since I don't want to put ideas into anyone's heads. Think carefully and be original ... surprise me. ephemeral |əˈfem(ə)rəl| adjective lasting for a very short time : fashions are ephemeral. THE RIGHT WORD Things that don't last long are called temporary, which emphasizes a measurable but limited duration a temporary appointment as chief of staff). Something that is fleeting passes almost instantaneously and cannot be caught or held a fleeting thought; a fleeting glimpse). Transient also applies to something that lasts or stays only a short time transient house guests), while transitory refers to something that is destined to pass away or come to an end the transitory pleasure of eating). Evanescent and ephemeral describe what is even more short-lived. Ephemeral literally means lasting for only a single day, but is often used to describe anything that is slight and perishable his fame was ephemeral). Evanescent is a more lyrical word for whatever vanishes almost as soon as it appears. In other words, a job might be temporary, an emotion fleeting, a visitor transient, a woman's beauty transitory, and glory ephemeral, but the flash of a bird's wing across the sky would have to be called evanescent. 72 Hour Challenge Rules As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge. For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up. At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner. To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for "72-Hour Challenge: Ephemeral."