Natural things rather then people or made things
Finished (3 challenges)
Winners announced: 5th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Leaf and bubbles
Pictures where leaves are the object of interest. We see many pictures this time of year where forests seem ablaze with color from the leaves of trees such as maples, but the object of the images is the forest rather than the leaves. Here the subject is the leaf itself or the leaves. Voting should be biased toward the least PP and the most revelation of the spirit of a leaf.
Winners announced: 8th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: Memento mori
A photographic movement called pictorial started in the late 19th Century. The purpose was for photography to imitate etching or oil painting and thus achieve legitimacy through that path rather than being thought of as 'snap shots'. Here is a good article with illustrations from the WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictorialism Alfred Stieglitz was probably the most famous of its...
Winners announced: 10th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Storm Behind Sedona #3
This challenge is to see how closely today's digital photographers can come to the 'Ansel Adams' look. Since he's most famous for black and white landscapes, this will be a black and white landscape challenge, but with adder that you either take or post process your images to have that zone control look that Adams is famous for.