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November 2015 Challenge - Solitary.

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November 2015: Solitary

A simple one from me.
Post three images from your Alamy collection which define the word solitary.
Incidentally, my three examples didn't have solitary as a keyword.

Usual rules apply:

 

• maximum of 3 images per competitor
• pictures must be available on Alamy
• 8 images will be shortlisted
• the winner will start the December Challenge

Submissions close at midnight (UK time) Monday 30th November.

Below are some examples.

 

 

 

 

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Edited by mickfly

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My three entries.

 

Man walking alone on Ruby Beach in Olympic national park - Washington State WA - USA

 

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Ski touring at the Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix - France

 

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Mature woman reading a book, sitting alone on a bench in a public park

 

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Three from solitary little me...

 

(click on images to see larger previews)

 

Solitary Kayaker, Vancouver

 

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Solitary totem pole, Vancouver

 

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Solitary boatman, Lake Catemaco, Mexico


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Edited by John Mitchell

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My favorite time of the month!  Always fun digging thru my collection of odds and ends.

 

My Three

 

 

A solitary man with a solitary painting in a museum

 

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A solitary boy looking for some mates at the football pitch

 

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Solitary and blissful in a Caribbean hammock

 

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Mine...

 

 

Solitary man on an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland

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Footprints of a Solitary man on a beach

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Edited by Lynne

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santa-cruz-de-tenerife-canary-islands-12

With the beat of his own solitary drum.

 

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Out on a solitary limb!

 

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In his own solitary space!

 

Phil

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A Cyclist riding  the hills :

 

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A Young Woman alone on a bench :

 

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A young boy going his own way :

 

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Can't find anything in my port that would qualify, so now have a challenge for myself for this month.

 

Jill

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My three

 

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My wife sitting in a sunbeam in the gorgeous Thirumalai palace in Madurai, South India. This was one of the times when a grab shot comes out well. The place was packed with Indian school groups and, being the only whites there, we were surrounded by curious kids and teachers constantly. I was taking pictures when I noticed that the Leader of the Opposition was not with me. I turned to see her sitting in this sunbeam and at the same time there was no-one blocking my view. I had time to shoot half a dozen shots before I was engulfed again. 

 

 

 

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Getting away from it all, Filey Beach in Yorkshire.

 

 

 

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A climber taking in the view in the French Alps.

 

 

Colin

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Life's a beach...

 

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Edited by John Morrison

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a-solitary-man-walks-along-a-winding-pat

 

 

A solitary mans walks in Central Park, NYC

 

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A solitary boat moored in Eastham Salt Pond on Cape Cod, Massachusetts 

 

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A solitary leaf falls on the path in my backyard

Edited by Marianne

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OK, interesting subject, here are mine.....

 

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Edited by digi2ap

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My three.

 

 

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last-leaf-on-tree-milton-cambridge-engla

 

 

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Allan

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Hi, here are a few from me:

 

Stand-up paddleboarder, Vancouver Islanda-stand-up-paddleboarder-in-a-wet-suit-p

 

Solitary mushroom in a sea of moss

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A lone black bear meandering down the road

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Thanks,

Chris

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So far some excellent pictures, it will be very difficult to shortlist already!

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Three from me.

 

young-red-deer-cervus-elaphus-showing-it

 

Master of disguise

 

 

 

 

bognor-regis-west-sussex-uk-saturday-18tAlone on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

a-lone-woman-wearing-a-straw-hat-in-the-Summer work.

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modern-murals-in-the-cafe-of-schloss-neu

Schloss Neuschwanstein

 


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Glastonbury Tor

 


 



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West Kennet long barrow

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Asian Boy 

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Drying fish

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Asian Womanwoman-giving-blessings-in-temple-F54HFG.

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A woman carrying her sandals walks along East Beach in Santa Barbara, California at sunset. (Stockimo)

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A sad teenage girl walks by an art mural with tears at the Funk Zone Arts District in Santa Barbara, California (Stockimo)

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Caged zoo animal sits alone on a rock.

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A dried, dead leaf casts a long shadow on a concrete sidewalk.

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Man walks alone along the beach at dawn.

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My first two were both taken (in Cornwall) on the same day - obviously a day for solitariness. There's an added poignancy for me as it was (entirely coincidentally) the anniversary of the death of my father.

 

Solitary woman:

 

 

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Solitary house:
 
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You don't get much more solitary than this:
 

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Alan
 

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