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November.  Shorter days in northern hemisphere, getting colder, grey. this was tough to figure which way i wanted go.   So i will go with a subject that can go positive or negative.  "Empty".  From the join of finding an empty spot, to those that have left us,  to the end of the bottle....  What comes to your mind when you think of Empty.....

 

 

Challenge will run until Midnight November 30 (GMT).  Poll posted following morning of my 8 preferred image, winner will set December subject.    

 

 

The empty road ahead

 

Old country road between rock walls in Irish isles on a blue sky day. - Stock Image

 

Empty chair and its shadow in Ghetto heroes Square memorial in Krakow Poland 

Empty chair and its shadow in Ghetto heroes Square memorial in Krakow Poland - Stock Image

 

Empty bottles of beer and liquor left abandoned at foot of monument in London

 

Empty bottles of beer and liquor left abandoned  at foot of nameless monument in London - Stock Image

 
 
 

 

 

 
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Interesting challenge.

 

Allan

 

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Empty fuel station.

 

Fuel forecourt closed Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Empty milk bottles at front door awaiting collection.

 

Empty milk bottles at doorstep awaiting collection Milton Cambridgeshire Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Empty Tesco car park.

 

Tesco store car park on Boxing day Milton Stock Photo

 

 

Allan

 

 

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The forum probably knows what it's going to get from me...

 

Empty in anticipation...

Arras

H2HPMC.jpg

 

They won't be empty for long.....

Venice

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Empty platforms...

Streatham, 1979

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Congrats on your great winning image Meanderingemu!  Good challenge subject

 

My Three

 

1) Empty theatre seats

 

theater-theatre-rows-of-seats-empty-alone-CC58PM.jpg

 

2) Empty wheelchair in an empty room.

 

a-single-empty-wheelchair-in-a-building-with-a-concrete-floor-KCTA0E.jpg

 

3) An empty office space

 

empty-symmetrical-office-space-unfurnished-D28K9M.jpg

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Good challenge for November. I always find it to be an empty month.

 

My three "empties":

 

Empty Adirondack chairs

 

two-plastic-adirondack-chairs-on-a-summe

 

 

Empty hotel balcony, Barra de Navidad, Mexico

 

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Empty marshes, Delta, British Columbia

 

ocean-marshes-and-driftwood-at-the-georg

 

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I'll chip in on EMPTY in the wildlife world.

 

1. Empty Moult of a Brown Huntsman Spider, Australia

 

KBC1B8.jpg

 

2. Freshly moulted cicada waiting for its wings to dry on top of its empty exoskeleton

 

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3. Freshly moulted cricket next to its empty exoskeleton

 

J858MC.jpg

 

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Imaginative challenge!

 

Empty road - across Bowes Moor Northern England

early-morning-view-along-an-empty-a66-ro

 

Empty seats in winter

strong-westerly-winds-batter-the-north-e

 

Wooden house with empty sky

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Congratulations on your win with a great photo (which I voted for).

An interesting challenge this month. Here are my three:


An empty road 

east-lothian-scotland-united-kingdom-18t


An empty beach

aberlady-nature-reserve-aberlady-east-lo

 

Empty train carriage (the only time I’ve ever experienced it)

empty-class-385-scotrail-train-carriage-

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9 hours ago, gvallee said:

I'll chip in on EMPTY in the wildlife world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nice.  these i didn't envision.    this is what is great about challenges, getting someone vision from a totally different angle. 

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32 minutes ago, Sally said:

 

Empty train carriage (the only time I’ve ever experienced it)

 

 

I had an entire 1st class carriage to myself all the way from Leeds to London once. It never occurred to me to photograph it ☹️

 

Alan

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For me this is a brain challenge ....

So far I never thought of empty images, as there is always something in an image.

Need to add empty as a Keyword to my portfolio :)

 

Empty escalators

moving-stairs-walls-and-advertisement-motion-blurred-F6TA4F.jpg

 

Empty Children slide

large-metal-slide-on-playground-wooden-tower-K4P28H.jpg

 

 

Empty artist parking

artist-parking-on-brick-wall-cologne-germany-KHYEW2.jpg

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12 hours ago, Abiyoyo said:

empty-underground-corridor-piccadilly-ci

 

 

 

 

On first view I almost thought this was mine, but yours is much better exposed.

(dont want to clutter the thread with unrelated pictures, mine is in https://c7.alamy.com/comp/F6TA43/futuristic-tunnel-in-london-bridge-tube-station-F6TA43.jpg)

I saw you keyworded as Piccadilly Circus Tube, I believe this may actually be London Bridge. 

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Here's my three for this month.

 

 

Empty Beach.

wide-angle-shot-of-a-blue-discarded-fish

 

Empty Boat.

hdr-image-of-an-abandoned-boat-dungeness

 

And one for fun. Empty Easter Egg.

exploding-chocolate-easter-egg-MHN97M.jp

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Well done on last month's win, great idea for a challenge, here's my three for November.

 

Empty cafe

Moody interior of a cafe, looking across empty tables and chairs, golden in colour Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Empty deckchairs.

Sidmouth, 17th Sept 2017. A beautiful close to a beautiful day on the Esplanade at Sidmouth. Photo Central/Alamy Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just for fun, no empty spaces... 😃

Amusing graveyard sign in Beer, Devon. Funny cemetery notice. Stock Photo

 

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And three from me

 

a-quiet-night-in-two-young-men-opening-a-beer-bottle-each-surrounded-by-empty-bottles-P468BY.jpg

Empties after a quiet night in

 

 

a-man-sitting-in-a-deck-chair-on-a-completely-deserted-beach-at-filey-AHM5MC.jpg

Happiness is a deckchair in the sun on an empty beach

 

an-abandoned-roller-coaster-train-in-the-funfair-in-treptower-park-CNCDPG.jpg

An abandoned roller coaster in the defunct Berlin theme park Spreepark

 

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Just two from me (unless I get inspired by something empty in the next couple of weeks!):

 

Empty lizard skin

sloughed-skin-of-a-sand-lizard-lacerta-agilis-2A0T684.jpg

 

 

Empty train tracks

railway-tracks-passing-through-countryside-landscape-in-the-north-downs-surrey-hills-aonb-uk-W4H58D.jpg

 

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8 hours ago, Bryan said:

Empty seats in winter

strong-westerly-winds-batter-the-north-e

 

 

River Wear harbour in the background.😃

 

And I hope you won't mind me mentioning the River Wear is empty of ship builders too.😭

 

Allan

 

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4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

 

River Wear harbour in the background.😃

 

And I hope you won't mind me mentioning the River Wear is empty of ship builders too.😭

 

Allan

 

 

Not at all, but that's history and today the Nissan factory and associated supply chain is only 8 miles away - and hopefully still will be if B****** comes to pass!

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Hi there,

 

Emptiness is not a thing that I usually photograph...

So here come my three attempt at it:

 

Empty stairs in Japan:

old-stone-stairs-going-up-to-a-temple-in

 

Empty undercover parking:

empty-undercover-parking-R16BXW.jpg

 

And empty blue chairs in Nice France:

a-man-walk-by-the-blue-chairs-on-the-pro

 

 

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Two empty and one empty of its usual occupants but being used by cats.

 

cats-in-an-empty-aquarium-prove-again-that-cats-love-boxes-RA56X7.jpg
 
 
 
 
Two cats exploring an empty fish tank.  It's a see-through box, of course.
 
 
round-glass-jar-with-lid-sitting-on-a-hutch-shelf-JEG45M.jpg
 
 
 
 
Empty glass jar on a sideboard.  Saw the jar in a grocery store and decided to buy it and figure out later what to do with it. 
 
a-path-off-skyline-drive-in-the-shenandoah-national-park-virginia-HRWHRF.jpg
 
 
 
Empty woodland trail in the winter.  Taken by a Hasselblad wearing a 50mm lens.  I can't remember if I scanned it on an Epson flatbed scanner, or if the photo processor gave me a bigger than usual scan that time.   I sometimes miss the Hasselblads I had when they were cheap, but film in Nicaragua is hard to come by. 
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This image was taken last November on a dull grey afternoon in Calgary, AB in a park near Market Mall.   Not sure if it sales material, but it did reflect in me that classic empty "November" feeling:

 

lonely-path-in-snowy-park-and-barren-asp

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