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- Inner Strength 3 - (BW Shots of a Woman + Face; with Border and Title Watermark) Challenge finished on Monday, 13 Jan 2014 Take a shot with a human adult female as the main subject and process it into a BW shot. The main subject must be visibly at least 1/6th of the height or width of the photo area and show some degree of face. It would be preferable (but not compulsory) for entrants to provide some info on your entry. You can enter more than one shot, provided it's a different woman each time around. Finally add a Border and Title Watermark on the photo itself.
Rear View #2 Challenge finished on Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 This challenge is repeated by request. It's the end of the year, so let's see some end views of insects, spiders and other arthropods. We spend so much time trying to capture the faces and eyes of these creatures that we often overlook their interesting and often colourful abdomens Show us their rear view, (not side or front views.) Macro and close-up shots welcome. The creatures should be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying or sitting around, or just doing what they do best. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
Winner: View from the John Hancock Center, Chicago
Chicago After Dark Challenge finished on Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 Images taken in the city of Chicago after dark.
Winner: Choir Dress Rehersal
Christmas Trees Challenge finished on Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 Very simple: just submit your best picture of Christmas tree(s). No macro shots. Please refer to the sample photo and please read the rules carefuly
Winner: cold starry night
"By the Fire" Challenge finished on Friday, 10 Jan 2014 On a cold winter's night, it's great to warm up by a roaring fire. Indoors or out, your choice. Or, maybe it's summer in your part of the world, and it's a bon-fire on the beach.
Winner: Happy snowman
Snowmen Challenge finished on Friday, 10 Jan 2014 Images of a snowman or snowmen.
Saranam Ayyappa-IV Challenge finished on Friday, 10 Jan 2014 Ayyappan is a Hindu deity who is believed to be an incarnation of Dharma Sasta, the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu.Ayyappa's annual festival is a time of pilgrimage for ever-growing numbers of men from throughout South India. The most prominent and famous Ayyappan shrine is the one at Sabarimala, in the hills of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, with over 70 million devotees visiting it every year, making it one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world. I Invite any picture relating to this Ayyappans adoration.Any images of Ayyappans Temples and devotees arewelcomed.
Winner: You are always in my head!
Eyeglasses please Challenge finished on Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 You decide what to do here. Are they sitting on a book, a counter, or someone's face, or even your pet's face? Are they part of a still life? Are they Sunglasses? Are you in the reflection? If so, all of that is OK! Try to be artistic in your creation/submission.
North Africa: Non-portraits Challenge finished on Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 My challenges will move through Africa, roughly from N to S. We've already done Egypt, so these past 2 challenges are focusing on the following countries and regions:  Western Sahara; Morocco;  Tunesia;  Algeria,  Libya;  Mauritania;  Mali;  Niger;  Chad;  Sudan; [ South Sudan. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules...including voting WITHIN THE FIRST SIX DAYS of the challenge.