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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #345 - Labour

 
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Sep 13, 2011 11:20 |  #1

Challenge #345 - Labour

Interpret "labour" how you like but please skip the childbirth shots as I'm not qualified to judge those. ;)

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It's always surprising to see how people interpret the themes of challenges in such different ways, and this week was no exception. What some see as labour, I would call leisure, and vice-versa, and all a poor judge can do is pick winners based on personal preferences, so here goes:

KCJewel: "Labour of love". Must have been a tough exposure, with all those white and reflective surfaces. Looks like an expensive setup, so I'm sure someone (you?) laboured to buy them, but a drummer in that empty middle with drumsticks and sweat flying in all directions would have been an even better show.

Car: "Laid back Labouring". Your shot brings back happy memories of my own. "Messing about in boats" is a mix of pleasure and hard work, and these guys seem to be enjoying what looks like a first class job.

Maureen Souza: "Tree Trimmer". That job is certainly hard work in my books but somehow the composition doesn't really grab me - sorry!

mrshobden: "Shire Horse Labour". Those horses typify old fashioned agricultural labour perfectly. I looked at this for a long time but concluded the vignetting (I assume you added it rather than just having a too small lens hood?) and sepia has detracted rather than added to the image. I took the liberty of saving it and converting to straight black and white, and it looked terrific - one I would frame if it were mine. Maybe you could fix it like that and see what others think?

BobsYourUncle: "Bad day fishing is better than good day at work!". Looks as if that was taken in my neck of the woods. Way to go, but can't see any sign of "labour" ;-)a

Marie: "Years of Hard Labour". The rich tones, the steam, the stooped backs and the obviously hard, hot work shown here, perfectly illustrate this week's challenge. Now...what were they cooking, and where?

Jim Askew: "Retail Labour". I would hate to labour in that sort of retail environment, but there's not enough going on in this image to make the winners circle.

JohnAskew3: "Two Miles to Go--A Self-Portrait". That's labour to me - hate exercise machines - but either the focus or exposure seems a bit off in this shot.

Afkenner: "The Greatest Burden". Probably would have been hard to get the angle and lighting right, but I think the shot would have been much better with just the "weightlifter" in. The skyscrapers and beautiful architecture in the background makes the image too complicated (in my humble opinion!).

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Marie for "Years of Hard Labour"

Second: mrshobden for "Shire Horse Labour"

Third: Car for "Laid back Labouring"

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Sep 13, 2011 18:49 |  #2

Labour of love

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Sep 16, 2011 06:56 as a reply to  @ KC Jewel's post |  #3

Laid back Labouring

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Sep 16, 2011 10:20 |  #4

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Sep 16, 2011 11:08 |  #5

Shire Horse Labour

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Sep 18, 2011 01:14 as a reply to  @ mrshobden's post |  #6

Bad day fishing is better than good day at work!

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Sep 18, 2011 06:32 as a reply to  @ BobsYourUncle's post |  #7

Years of Hard Labour

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Sep 18, 2011 09:58 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #8

Retail Labour

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Sep 18, 2011 18:55 as a reply to  @ JimAskew's post |  #9

Two Miles to Go--A Self-Portriat

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Sep 18, 2011 19:03 as a reply to  @ JohnAskew3's post |  #10

The Greatest Burden

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Sep 19, 2011 09:27 as a reply to  @ afkenner's post |  #11

Thanks, everyone. Challenge now closed. Results this afternoon (Pacific Time).




  
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Sep 19, 2011 18:03 as a reply to  @ teekay's post |  #12

Results now posted at the top!




  
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Sep 19, 2011 18:08 |  #13

Congrats to Marie, Linda & Carolyn.... the ladies sweep the honors :)

I know my entry was sort of pathetic, teekay, but I drove all over looking for something worthwhile and I kept coming up empty handed. Finally, I saw this guy trimming trees near my grandson's school.... I went to take a few photos but the foreman on the ground kept glaring at me so I only got off one shot :(


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Sep 19, 2011 20:28 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #14

Congrats marie, linda, and car.
Sorry teekay, just did not make it out to get a new photo this week. Saw some 'labor' while driving, but my chauffer was Off this week and I couldn't get the shot at highway speed.


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Sep 20, 2011 01:04 |  #15

teekay wrote in post #13096479 (external link)
BobsYourUncle: "Bad day fishing is better than good day at work!". Looks as if that was taken in my neck of the woods. Way to go, but can't see any sign of "labour" :wink:https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=59640

Ya, well, you know....... :):)

I guess maybe you have to be a fisherman to understand the labour of sitting in a boat for hours without a nibble! Haha!

As for your neck of the woods, yes it is BC, but since we are a big province, this shot was taken at Sugar Lake. Vernon - east to Lumby - east to Cherryville and then north into the boonies about 12 miles or so to Sugar Lake.

Man that was a lot of work lifting those cold ones to our lips!! such labour!!!

We got skunked, except for the minnow I hooked while reeling my line in for the night.
But thats OK, 4 of us in 2 RV's for 4 days - it was a great time!!


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