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115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

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julieaucoin
 
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Rituals

Post Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:49 pm


Bonjour everyone,

So I've been switching back and forth between various themes all morning (I already expect an agonizing selection process)... but now it's time to decide and get this Show & Tell underway!

Since my love for photography and travel began while reading my parent's National Geographic magazines, the theme for this week will be "Rituals". All societies of the world practice various kinds of rituals. Some are religious, some are spiritual, some are social, cultural or based in family traditions and some are just for good luck before an event. Some are practiced in groups, some are practiced alone. I am looking for all sorts of rituals: the ones practiced in foreign culture and the ones practiced in your own environment.

I am not simply looking for descriptive photos, but more for images that show us the personal involvement that comes with the practice of rituals. I will be looking for mood and emotion.

Feel free to add a note to help the viewer understand the context of the image if necessary.

Since we all know that certain rituals are a bit extreme, I ask you to please remain tasteful an peaceful in your choice of images.

Have fun everyone!

Submissions will be closed on Monday the 23rd of March 2009 at 22:49:58 UTC.

See the rules below, and good luck to all of you.
Since changing the format of posting new contests and winners, the rules have become MUCH more important. If photos are not embedded in your post, they will not be eligible.

Rules:
1. Photos must be hosted on pbase.com.
2. Photos must be embedded in your post. See
http://forum.pbase.com/viewtopic.php?t=18022
3. Please post only the medium version of your picture.
4. Only enter up to 3 photos per-contest.
5. The host is not eligible for their own contest.
6. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.
7. You can do all the post processing you want.
8. Have fun.

When posting, please include a direct link to your photo so that it can be viewed at its original size.

For your reference, all previous contest topics and links to the winning images:
114 - Converging Lines http://www.pbase.com/julieaucoin/image/ ... 6/original
113 - Fog & Mist http://www.pbase.com/chasp/image/84365084/original
112 - Macro http://www.pbase.com/image/105114930/original
111 - Moving Water http://www.pbase.com/sandiwhi/image/108046472/original
110 - The Last 8 Years http://www.pbase.com/image/108562264/original
109 - Changes http://www.pbase.com/pajamacat/image/89997274/original
108 - Within a 5 mile radius http://www.pbase.com/tsienni/image/105544100/original
107 - Draws You In http://www.pbase.com/jaac/image/74675512/original
106 - Motion http://www.pbase.com/kzaret/image/81167385/original
105 - What's happening? http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894231/original
104 - Trees http://www.pbase.com/hiero/image/103392348/original
103 - Flags http://www.pbase.com/jlben/image/82127277/original
102 - BaT riders http://www.pbase.com/duto/image/105704915/original
101 - Rainy Days http://www.pbase.com/berndk/image/60850427/original
100 - Fire http://www.pbase.com/schultzy/image/65916067/original
99 - Things aren't what they seem http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/83454675/original
98 - Yin and Yang Everywhere http://www.pbase.com/jschog/image/46543251/original
97 - Natural abstraction http://www.pbase.com/ee66/image/99341481/original
96 - Interiors http://www.pbase.com/seeannimage/image/ ... 8/original
95 - Childhood http://www.pbase.com/mardoli/image/48603976/original
94 - Greatest Hits http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/91155144/original
93 - Looking Down http://www.pbase.com/michaelburlakphoto ... 4/original
92 - Equilibrium http://www.pbase.com/chuckmaceda/image/ ... 5/original
91 - Nightscapes http://www.pbase.com/agroni/image/39423567/original
90 - Food http://www.pbase.com/ernst/image/94820388/original
89 - Reading Women http://www.pbase.com/jimcritchley/image ... 4/original
88 - Ordinary objects http://www.pbase.com/hiero/image/91413563/original
87 - Hot and cold light http://www.pbase.com/atucker/image/93368060/original
86 - Expressions http://www.pbase.com/adamcohen/image/96914193/original
85 - Orange http://www.pbase.com/fishit/image/60847002/original
84 - Faces http://www.pbase.com/erichmangl/image/13974949/original
83 - Unposed people http://www.pbase.com/frankief/image/81262075/original
82 - Surrealism http://www.pbase.com/nemeo2006/image/88732955/original
81 - Hope http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/36807640/original
80 - Doors and Gates http://www.pbase.com/c_schweizer/image/ ... 2/original
79 - Icon http://www.pbase.com/mclew/image/76162538/original
78 - Power http://www.pbase.com/raynerj/image/65824512/original
77 - Inclement weather http://www.pbase.com/bclaypole/image/93976023/original
76 - Curves http://www.pbase.com/clyne/image/59279054/original
75 - Juxtaposition http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/53863021/original
74 - Unusual http://www.pbase.com/jimcritchley/image ... 2/original
73 - Diaphanous http://www.pbase.com/cocameli/image/70752002/original
72 - Nature's Palette http://www.pbase.com/treas/image/88369561/original
71 - Make Me Laugh http://www.pbase.com/sandiwhi/image/90829497/original
70 - Three of a Kind http://www.pbase.com/nickviv/image/78009635/original
69 - Cold Days http://www.pbase.com/carrhighlander/ima ... 2/original
68 - Steps http://www.pbase.com/woodstock1103/imag ... 2/original
67 - Tell a story http://www.pbase.com/c_schweizer/image/ ... 4/original
66 - The decisive moment http://www.pbase.com/alain_lestrade/ima ... 5/original
65 - Shapes, Patterns, and Textures http://www.pbase.com/kzaret/image/87642537/original
64 - Minimalism http://www.pbase.com/niekirk/image/75756454/original
63 - Autumn Leaves http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/85713273/original
62 - Rule Of Thirds http://www.pbase.com/fishit/image/86476720/original
61 - People by candle light http://www.pbase.com/ralphandkylie/imag ... 4/original
60 - Vanishing Point http://www.pbase.com/clyne/image/40473744/original
59 - Rust http://www.pbase.com/bayphotographic/im ... 9/original
58 - Long Exposures http://www.pbase.com/impalass/image/78244539/original
57 - Family Life http://www.pbase.com/anerino/image/76813530/original
56 - Man's relationship with Water http://www.pbase.com/pasto/image/77857442/original
55 - Cultures Of The World http://www.pbase.com/stevev1/image/72677454/original
54 - Summertime http://www.pbase.com/gpmerfeld/image/31777589/original
53 - Suburbia http://www.pbase.com/todd_port/image/62312978/original
52 - Reflection http://www.pbase.com/ralphandkylie/imag ... 6/original
51 - Speed http://www.pbase.com/ppetalas/image/67312995/original
50 - Streetlife http://www.pbase.com/woodstock1103/imag ... 5/original
49 - Music http://www.pbase.com/paul_teixeira/imag ... 0/original
48 - Abandoned http://www.pbase.com/mdejong/image/65010674/original
47 - In Passage http://www.pbase.com/hoopy/image/71115287/original
46 - Night Life http://www.pbase.com/tsienni/image/76248952/original
45 - Female elegance http://www.pbase.com/jar_o_raws/image/76048022/original
44 - "For the times they are a-changin'" http://www.pbase.com/honnybeejoy/image/ ... 6/original
43 - Light and Shadow http://www.pbase.com/hevezimj/image/1315660/original
42 - Animals http://www.pbase.com/popeye885/image/64137157/original
41 - Children in Black and White http://www.pbase.com/thejaybird/image/74783675/original
40 - Newborns http://www.pbase.com/kirstenmary/image/ ... 9/original
39 - Pollution of environment http://www.pbase.com/ibill/image/36158990/original
38 - Portrait of a gesture http://www.pbase.com/homerhomer/image/63182376/original
37 - Shadows http://www.pbase.com/artandrevolution/i ... 0/original
36 - Not Just Head Shots http://www.pbase.com/thejaybird/image/45928108/original
35 - Have Fun http://www.pbase.com/billinchapelhill/i ... 9/original
34 - Sunrise/Sunsets http://www.pbase.com/ivinghoe/image/52157782/original
33 - Winter Landscape http://www.pbase.com/tazman0895/image/72364388/original
32 - Dramatic Perspective http://www.pbase.com/timgoodspeed/image ... 5/original
31 - I would definitely like to be there http://www.pbase.com/adjohnso/image/70274383/original
30 - Frost http://www.pbase.com/nostromo/image/66990908/original
29 - Dramatic Lighting http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894226/original
28 - Empty Space http://www.pbase.com/billinchapelhill/i ... 2/original
27 - Macro and Close Up, playing with DOF http://www.pbase.com/halesr/image/43356520/original
26 - Black & White Contrast http://www.pbase.com/ttfl/image/60755512/original
25 - Wide Angle http://www.pbase.com/bircher/image/69273873/original
24 - From the Rooftops http://www.pbase.com/jseltzer/image/53063412/original
23 - Your Neighborhood http://www.pbase.com/fabiot/image/68718412/original
22 - Coastal shots http://www.pbase.com/andyrpthomas/image ... 9/original
21 - Four legged friends http://www.pbase.com/asilasil/image/67748450/original
20 - Water in Motion http://www.pbase.com/kman627/image/67079464/original
19 - City Centre http://www.pbase.com/gailsowder/image/66923649/original
18 - Time Exposures http://www.pbase.com/colinb3469/image/50302066/original
17 - Beauty http://www.pbase.com/chasp/image/65558551/original
16 - Angles in architecture http://www.pbase.com/tyson_poeckh/image ... 3/original
15 - Determination http://www.pbase.com/agroni/image/56218420/original
14 - Portraits http://www.pbase.com/ray_demski/image/51729346/original
13 - Weather http://www.pbase.com/pse/profile
12 - Emotions http://www.pbase.com/genieslot/image/54567682/original
11 - Wood http://www.pbase.com/mdejong/image/28953523/original
10 - Work http://www.pbase.com/grompem/image/55894226/original
9 - Water http://www.pbase.com/pse/profile
8 - Bridges http://www.pbase.com/bruyn32/image/57170214/original
7 - Flora http://www.pbase.com/expat/image/58542071/original
6 - Landscapes http://www.pbase.com/dkite/image/41103214/original
5 - Silhouettes http://www.pbase.com/paskuk/image/44066272/original
4 - Red http://www.pbase.com/stevenoz/image/46580385/original
3 - Lighthouses http://www.pbase.com/gemmf/image/38312086/original
2 - Sports Action http://www.pbase.com/mattmyles06/image/ ... 1/original
1 - Night Time http://www.pbase.com/ray_demski/image/57964277/original

jlbrillet
 
Posts: 135

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:28 am


Maybe a few explanations are useful for the first two

The Jarai minority of Center Vietnam holds a party 30 days after a person's death.
If you invite a stranger (not necessarily foreign) to share your drink, you get some undefined spiritual bonus (in addition to good feelings, of course).



On the moon festival in Asia (and other days if you want...) people send up balloons, lighting a candle to heat the air inside. Sometimes the sky is full of them.



No comment, except that this rite is not native to these people. Maybe this is the reason they look awkward.


r_karcz
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 am



pavona
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:41 pm



US Navy Change of Command.


The timeless ritual of a young girl getting ready for the Ball.


Prayer Call in Istanbul.

rolfes
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:22 pm




Family ritual. Watching the sun go down on the logest day of the year in Norway after the cook out. Nice vacation climax years ago.

slkorolev
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:31 pm


Smoking pipe is always a ritual..


kzaret
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:39 am


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jimcritchley
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:16 am







terrybowker
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:57 am


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Saat Rasta Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai, India
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The Abbot of Narita-san
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Notre Dame de Paris

unjay
 
Posts: 101

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:25 pm



Ritual slaughter at Dakshnikali temple, Nepal


I'm not sure with the description - is it called arathi? Anyway, it's an evening ceremony at the main ghat in Varanasi


A prayer in holy Ganga river, Varanasi

eric_herbelin
 
Posts: 218

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:34 pm


Make-up Ritual:
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Prayer Ritual:
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Shoes Ritual:
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pstubley
 
Posts: 217

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:54 pm


I'm not sure if I am supposed to do this, but I would like to show some photos, but I won't be able to run the next one. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem, since I never win, but based on my healthy respect for the inherent perversity of the universe, I would win this time.... So, please enjoy my entries, give me feedback (always appreciated), but don't pick me as the winner (not that you were going to anyways ;) ).

From the funeral of my niece:


Ancient temple in Bali:


Offerings to local spirits (also Bali):

cat_stennette
 
Posts: 34

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:49 pm


Thank you all for your help! I think I finally have this all figured out for now LOL.... Well not everything but at least I think I can put some photos in contests.

Cat :D



Morning Exercises in Shanghai



Buddhist Temple- Placing a coin on the statue for good luck

agripix
 
Posts: 50

Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14 pm


As a tourist, one of my daily rituals is 'people watching' - at the sidewalk,
in the cafe, or from the hotel window. And then, here, when in my ritual I see
another ritual - walking the dog. Colliding rituals! :-)


Image
http://www.pbase.com/agripix/image/82252312/original
Cheers,
Colin

nickdemarco
 
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Re: 115th Show & Tell Competition: Rituals

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:44 am


Praying novice

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