Visual Artistry

Challenge series hosted by Neil V. Challenges start on Saturdays.
In this series of challenges I want photographers to think about what they are photographing. Use your eyes, mind and techincal know-how to create thought provoking images. Best of luck to everyone, let us see what you've got!
Finished (28 challenges)
28. Grey Cats
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 20th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Paolina (Chartreux)
Just photos of domestic solid grey cats in this challenge! Owners of black, white and tabbies will have their chance in upcoming challenges...
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 13th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: looking through a window
Normally I don't want to see these in my challenges but this is different. I want to borders, frames etc that really add to the photo in how it is presented.
Entries: 125
Winners announced: 6th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: TG 400
I want to see HDR that is done very subtly. No psychedelic skies, extreme HDR etc allowed.
Entries: 86
Winners announced: 30th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Summer beer
Let's see your best photo of your favourite beer. Creative lighting and a good head will definitely make your photo stand out. Cheers!
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Potomac river dawn
Let's see your best creamy smooth flowing river/creek photo. Long shutter speeds are necessary! A tripod is optional but highly recommended... ;-) Please note: I said rivers/creeks, I don't want to see oceans or lakes.
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 9th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: _DSC7009
We all know them, let's see your grumpy old guy photo. The grumpier the better!
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
Let's see the view you have from the deck/patio/porch of your home!
21. Dew Drops
Entries: 174
Winners announced: 4th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: refreshment
Just like the title says, show us your favourite photos of dew drops.
Entries: 125
Winners announced: 14th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: I am the light
I am not one to follow the 'rules' of photography. I would like to see how you break the 'rules' of photography... Be creative!
19. Big Dogs
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 7th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: big dog small crib
Let's see photos of some BIG dogs, I am talking 80+ pounds. Just make sure the main subject of the photo is the dog.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 24th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: The red intruder
This could be an alpine meadow of flowers to a field of canola in bloom...
17. City Hall
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 10th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: London City Hall
Let's see your local city hall! Be creative and take time to make the photo special.
Entries: 172
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Atacama
Let's see some of your favourite stretches of freeway, highway, parkway, avenue, street, ice road, whatever!
Entries: 86
Winners announced: 19th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Merfuto
Let's see your favourite feline friend inside your home. Be creative with the lighting and composition, make the photo something special.
Entries: 223
Winners announced: 5th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Moment in the Sun
Usually flare is seen as a problem but sometimes it can really add to a photo. Let's see what your flare looks like...
13. Fishing
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 1st May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Fishing Therapy
This one is easy, let's just see your idea of what fishing is all about.
12. Cables
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 10th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cables originating from a bridge's mast designed by Santiago Calatrava
These things are everywhere, from holding up a bridge to connecting the TV to your DVD player. How can you make these everyday items into something interesting...?
Entries: 248
Winners announced: 27th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Magnolia!
Some of us have an early spring so let's show off those nice spring flowers...
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 6th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Beach volleyball 2008 Beijing
Show your best photo from an Olympic event that you attended.
Entries: 123
Winners announced: 13th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park
Show your best photograph of what Canada means to you. It can be anything from a landscape photo to people skiing in Whistler... The photo must be taken in Canada!
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 30th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cool Water
Let's see what you can do to make a product more enticing to a consumer.
7. Cats!
Entries: 448
Winners announced: 9th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: white on white
Let's see the best photo of your feline friend...
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 19th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: All I Need is this Moment (to make me smile)
Some people love this type of photography, some people hate it. It's just one of those things. If you love it, let's see what you've got!
5. Rain
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 28th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Rut in the Rain
Let's see the wet stuff.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 14th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Lensbaby Flower Macro
Let's see what you can create with your Lensbaby. It can be the original Lensbaby, the Composer, the Control Freak, any one of them. Please share which model you used and any accessories such as the wide angle lens, creative aperture etc...
3. Leaves
Entries: 125
Winners announced: 7th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Heart of Stone
They are everywhere and 'tis the season to find them changing colour, fallen on the ground and in various states of decomposition.
Entries: 84
Winners announced: 24th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Could Gate, Chicago
Plain and simple, let's see you favourite city at night. You can submit anything from an expansive skyline with the buildings all lit up to a grungy street level shot. Be creative!
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 10th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: dust factory
From old barns, outhouses and abandoned warehouses to name just a few. This is a popular theme for many photographers and these buildings are quite common. Show us the old buildings in your area that are in a state of disrepair...