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So; the subject for September is "Concept". 

 

I don't know about the rest of you but until recently this was a word that did not figure in my keywords. Yet it is one of Alamy's top 20 keyword searches for the entire past year, and when added to a second keyword, the numbers increase again. I suspect that searches for a "concept" are becoming more frequent, and may well offer sales in the more lucrative "commercial" rather than "editorial " market especially when accompanied by the appropriate releases. 

 

The competition this month is broad - any image can be used to illustrate any concept so long as that concept is made clear. Usual rules apply otherwise; maximum of 3 images per competitor, but Please note the closing time/date is midnight UK time at the close of Sunday 27th September, as I will be away at the end of September and need time to organise the poll!

 

Here are three examples of mine to illustrate what I mean!

 

Concept: Childhood

 

baby-looking-at-a-fountain-on-a-hot-afte

 

Concept: Friendship

 

two-happy-teenage-girls-smiling-concept-

 

Concept: Symmetry

 

two-red-terraced-houses-in-bruges-belgiu

 

Looking forward to seeing your entries!

 

Kumar

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Here are mine:

 

Concepts: Learning/Copying

four-year-old-girl-learning-and-practici

 

Concept: Caring/Aging

man-pushing-an-elderly-lady-in-a-wheelch

 

Concept: Narcissism/Social Networking

girls-on-holiday-taking-a-selfie-self-po

 

Sorry about duplicate concepts but various were springing to mind so just listed two on each - hope that's okay?

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My three entries.

 

Concept: Photosynthesis

morning-mist-and-sunbeams-through-reunio

 

Concept: Thaw (the jaws of winter loosen their icy grip)

snowmelt-thaw-EDCMRT.jpg

 

Concept: Intergenerational fun

grandchild-and-grandmother-having-fun-to

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Here are my entries:

 

Concept: Property buying

potential-buyer-exploring-the-london-pro

 

Concept: Departures

passengers-getting-on-the-train-at-the-s
 
Concept: School's out
oxford-university-students-celebrate-the
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Here are my shots.

 

Concept: Energy.

power-lines-coal-fired-power-station-in-

 

 

Concept: Innovation.

concord-fly-past-in-jersey-ci-ca-1986-ep

 

Concept: Spring-time.

visitors-to-bonn-viewing-the-cherry-blos

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Excellent and very useful challenge. It has never occurred to me to use "concept" as a keyword. Back to the keywording drawing board ...

 

Here are two for starters.

 

Concept: interconnectedness

 

rope-designs-painted-on-a-street-in-stev

 

 

Concept: economic inequality

 

homeless-man-sleeping-on-a-sidewalk-grat

Edited by John Mitchell
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Great Challenge! Here are mine:

 

Concept: Security

 

padlocks-on-chain-link-fence-by-the-high

 

 

Concept: Loyalty

 

hand-placed-lovingly-on-a-dogs-paw-S0J3H

 

 

Concept: Safety

bright-yellow-safety-do-not-slip-mainten

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Hard one this! But it has made me think and add the word concept to a number of images.....

pensioner-planning-trip-to-hospital-usin

Concept of pensioner planning trip (to hospital)

speed-blurred-train-passes-ungated-pedes

Dangerous crossing concept

danger-cliff-edge-sign-alongside-a-flora

Don't think it needs any explanation

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Here are my conceptual photos and congrats, Doc, on the well deserved win!

 

1) Concept: Road Trip Worries

 

a-toy-1955-chevy-nomad-wagon-on-an-atlas

 

2) Concept: Timing/Measuring

 

10-year-old-girl-uses-a-digital-stop-wat

 

3) Concept: Speed/Fast

 

african-american-black-track-runner-spri

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Very interesting challenge Doc, challenging us to go beyond the literal description of a photograph and determine what potential concepts it can illustrate. Here are a few from me:

 

Literal: statue of boy and policeman, Concept: heroism

bronze-memorial-statue-for-constable-ezi

 

Literal: bird with beak full of caterpillars, Concept: motherhood

female-red-winged-blackbird-agelaius-pho

 

Literal: vole and leaf, Concept: shyness

a-woodland-vole-microtus-pinetorum-hidin

 

Chris

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Nice one. Three from me on the topic of motherhood. All shots of the Leader of the Opposition with the kids.

 

 

mother-and-son-at-lac-blanc-silhouetted-

Exploration - wife and Tristan in the alps

 

 

a-newborn-baby-asleep-in-a-baby-carrier-

Protection - wife with baby #2, our delightful Abigail.

 

 

 

a-young-mother-breast-feeding-at-an-outd

Fun - breastfeeding baby #1 Tristan at the pub.

 

 

Colin

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As a matter of fact, in my last Youtube video I talk about having a concept in mind when taking Stockimo IPhone photos.

 

Concept = Camouflage 

camouflaged-ipad-recharging-on-a-bedspre

Has anyone seen my IPad? I can't find it.

 

Concept = Daredevil/No Fear/Child Safety

baby-moose-booties-S0HN9F.jpg

Baby moose slippers in New England

 

Concept = Teen Angst/Depression

a-girl-walks-by-an-art-mural-at-the-funk

A teenage girl walks by an art mural at the Funk Zone Arts District in Santa Barbara, California

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Marriage Equality Concept

 

wedding-cake-decorated-two-brides-isolat

 

Crime Prison Concept 

 

barbed-wire-fence-silo-cut-out-for-priso

 

Save the Earth/Eco-friendly/Earth Day Concept

 

save-the-earth-clay-pot-with-compact-flu

 

These have all sold at least a few times for me - concepts are key. PS Lisa, I have the sheets that match your comforter - love them! 

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Not having english as my mother toungue is a disadvantage in this challenge but I'll try anyway...

 

Ferocity:

 

golden-eagle-aquila-chrysaetos-attacking

 

Communication:

 

common-cranes-grus-grus-dancing-in-the-s

 

Connectivity:

 

a-back-and-sidelit-leaf-of-common-butter

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Concept: Law and order

 

cambridge-crown-court-sign-and-coat-of-a

 

 

 

Concept: Entertainment

 

street-busking-trio-cambridge-cambridges

 

 

Concept: Summer

 

view-people-enjoying-summers-day-on-chri

 

 

Allan

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Thank you for this topic, Kumar. Sometimes I look and look at a photo that I think displays a concept but I can't think of the words. If anyone has other words for these I'd be happy to hear them.

 

Concept: Unexpected...

 

reticulated-giraffe-giraffa-camelopardal

 

BCMN3W  Reticulated Giraffe walking past a brick wall.

 

 

Concept: Adversity....

 

cute-grizzly-bear-spring-cub-ursus-arcto

 

EKDHFH Grizzly Bear Cub hanging from a branch.

 

 

Concept: Seizing an opportunity.....

 

cocoi-heron-or-white-necked-heron-ardea-

 

ERM66C Cocoi Heron descending to catch a fish.

 

Lots of fun looking at the other entries.

 

Paulette

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Concept: Human stupidity/blindness.

 

old-city-of-sanaa-skyline-at-sunset-with

 

Sana'a. UNESCO World Heritage Site currently being bombarded by Saudi Arabia.

 

the-temple-of-bel-already-destroyed-by-i

 

Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temple of Bel, destroyed by ISIL

 

temple-ciaran-and-mccarthys-tower-the-mo

 

Clonmacnoise destroyed by Oliver Cromwell along with numerous other abbeys and monasteries.

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I hope this qualifies, but my concept is Refugees:

 

a-single-syrian-refugee-stares-out-throu

 

 

 

syrian-refugees-trying-to-get-to-germany

 

signs-of-gratitude-by-syrian-refugee-to-

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I hope this qualifies, but my concept is Refugees:

 

a-single-syrian-refugee-stares-out-throu

 

syrian-refugee-family-packing-up-everyth

 

syrian-refugees-trying-to-get-to-germany

 

signs-of-gratitude-by-syrian-refugee-to-

 

syrian-refugee-families-blocked-by-the-a

 

Hi Jzak - Thanks for the entry - nothing wrong with the subject but the rule is a maximum of three entries per competitor so please choose your three best and remove the other two!

 

Kind regards

Kumar

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One week to go everybody so get those submissions in! Deadline is midnight next Sunday, 27/9 remember

Kumar

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