Eclectic

Challenge series hosted by Ro13. Challenges start on Fridays.
A little bit of everything...my mind wanders...does yours?
Finished (202 challenges)
Entries: 133
Winners announced: 27th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: frozen tree
This is a time that Fall pitters out and the days grow darker and colder. SHow an example of this transition
201. PREGNANT
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 20th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Roxy & Marcelo
Photos of pregnant women in all their glory
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 13th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Fish hunting
Tis the season for the hunt...
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 6th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: 20090104-_C041966
Brrr..I need a hot meal or drink!
198. Pumpkins
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 29th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Three Pumpkins in Salado
carved, on the vine...just pumpkins
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Grand Canyon Sunset
Lets see your best Grand Canyon shots
196. Halloween
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 15th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Unbalanced
Show me your best Halloween shots
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 8th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Steam
Hmmm...self portrait? Someone else?
194. Sushi
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 1st November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Salmon Egg Sushi
Lets see some awesome sushi dishes
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 25th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: taking a bath
Exactly what it says!
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 18th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: DIP ME
Exactly what it says!
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 11th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: DSC_0919-38
Show examples of the texture of cloth
190. Addictions
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 4th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Grandama can't lay off the pipe
Many people have many addictions...lets see some people with thier addiction
Entries: 133
Winners announced: 13th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: bearings
the texture of metals
Entries: 102
Winners announced: 6th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Blue Monkey
Show the texture of fur
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 30th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: crystal flower
the texture or crystals
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 23rd August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Man
the texture of skin
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 16th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Oil On Water
things that are slick or oily
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 9th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: DSC_9421
Pebbles, rocks etc...show the texture
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 2nd August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rose.
another in the texture series...scales
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 26th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Textured by Title, Texture by Nature
FIrst in a series on textures
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 19th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Losing
Athletes after they have lost or been injured
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 12th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lexo@DPreview111
Summer fun! Celebrations of the summer solstice
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 5th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: red-shoes-stocking
Looking for that sexy retro look
178. Homeless
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 28th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: ***
Lets bring attention to the plight of homeless people. Show us how they are living
177. Asian food
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 21st June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Beijing food stall at night
pictures of asian food
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 14th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rain Soaked Alley
Graffitti, prostitution, drug dealing, gangs, etc. Show us the dark places of the city
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 7th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Jelly Bean Row
Pictures of jelly beans...enough said!
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 31st May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Electronic face
Pieces of art, public or private that are constructed mostly from old electronic parts
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 24th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Italian National Railway_ FATME weather-sealed service phone, installed 30th April 1950
old phones by themselves or in use
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 17th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: EccO & V
People around the world protest for many different reasons. Sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent...put your journalistic hat on and shoot people protesting. Please do not use extrordinarily graphic scenes of people getting hurt
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 10th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Turkish village bakery
I'm not talking about the places that mass produce....I'm looking for places where things are still made almost by hand...the bakers, the display cases that facades of the buildings...
170. Clocks
Entries: 116
Winners announced: 3rd May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Grandpas_Watch-David_Robinson
Faces, gears, arms, old or new...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 26th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Literally...hot dogs and apple pies!
Entries: 142
Winners announced: 19th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pussy Willow Buds and Blooms
Flower buds breaking through the earth, trees pushing forth new life...show me springtime buds!
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 12th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Elizabeth
Keep it clean please...I hate when I get thousands of hate mails from immature people.
166. Chicago
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 5th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Chicago by night
Shots of or around Chicago
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 29th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Feather 2
Macro pics of feathers
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 22nd March, 2013 GMT
Winner: shadowbird
Exactly what it says....looking for cemetery shots that contain ravens / crows / black birds. Please...no complaints about the type of bird....I'm not an orinthologist...if its all black, it will do.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 15th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Radio days
Sexy, risque, but never x-rated. THis is a tribute to the traditional 1940's and 50's pin ups that graced calendars and the sides of war planes. No nudity....I don't want my mail box filled up with complaints from immature people.
162. SNOW!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 8th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Soft White
Snowy landscapes. Snow sports. Living with snow. Any pic as long as it shows snow!
161. The Kiss
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 1st March, 2013 GMT
Winner: kiss
In the US, Valentine's day is around the corner. Love is in the air. I want to see either candids or posed of people kissing.
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 22nd February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pete's Gas Station
The Mother Road. The American obsession with the open road. Neon. Hotel signs. Knick Knacks. Vintage signs and gas stations.
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 15th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: The music of whiskey falling into a glass
Photos of whiskey or cocktail drinks...that are back lit only
158. HOCKEY
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 8th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Where stars are born
OK...the lock has taken it's toll...I need to see some hockey...so pics will have to do
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 1st February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Sauna
OK...it's early January and I'm freezing! Warm us all up by posting pictures of warmth, warm places, etc.
156. ICE
Entries: 171
Winners announced: 25th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Icy sunset
Ice cubes to glaciers to frozen lakes or ponds...let me see some ice!
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 18th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: The old coffee grinders
Coffee. Yum! THere have been a lot of challenges dedicated to coffee already...warm steaming cups of happiness. This one is about the bean though. The picture MUST contain 50% or more of beans. Go!
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 11th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Blooming Christmas Agave
The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
153. hot cocoa
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 4th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hot Cocoa on Christmas
For the northern hemisphere, winter is coming...skies are grey and the temperatures dropping....what better way to warm up than with a nice cup of hot cocoa?
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 28th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: WWII Memorial, DC
As a tribute to those that died at Pearl Harbor, in the Pacific and through out WWII, photos of war memorials honoring the fallen.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 21st December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Solar tracking array in Spain
Shots of solar arrays....large or small...if it turns the sun into energy...it works!
Entries: 108
Winners announced: 14th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Lincoln Memorial
Landamrks of any sort...found in the US
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 7th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
Did you burn the bird? Cake flop? Bread burst? I want to see all the kitchen disasters that took place during the Thanksgiving holiday!
148. Brass
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 30th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: ColourBRONZE
THings that are brass, in color
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 23rd November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Bringing in the Sheaves
It's harvest time! Capture farms / crops being harvested
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 16th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Daddy?.... I don't feel so good.
The celebration of my favorite holiday! Different cultures do different things in their recognition / version of Halloween...lets see some of those!
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 9th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Skopje Barber
Take us back in time to when people went to have their hair cut, beards trimmed, etc...in a traditional style barbe shop
Entries: 141
Winners announced: 2nd November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Foo!
Lights, music smoke...capture a concert!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 26th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Deep Thought
Animals / pets posing for their shot.
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 19th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: cloud brush
Trees, any type, in black and white only.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 12th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Shaken Not Stirred
Action shots of barkeeps pouring or mixing drinks
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 5th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_2781
Mustaches! The more ornate the better!
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 28th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
Photos of flowers, preferably macro, using infrared filters. Please specify if it is using a true IR filter or a computerized filter
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 21st September, 2012 GMT
Winner: flexible in b&w
Females....any age, no children please, in black and white. Please...nothing offensive.
137. Gawdy Neon
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 14th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: If it's neon, it must be Vegas!
Think places like Vegas. So much neon that it hurts
Entries: 104
Winners announced: 7th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Roggenburg
Pictures of motorcycles...but they must be in motion when the shot is taken
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 31st August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Battle scene in Biskupin
Can be from a museum , personal collection, historic or reproduction
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 24th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Moment of Release
Battle scenes. Ren Faires. Comic-con types...you name it...
Entries: 61
Winners announced: 17th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: The model shoot
A toy train that looks like the full scale real thing. A model of a moon landing that looks legit. A hot-wheel car that looks like you could drive it away. Take tiny things, put them in the appropraite back ground and take a shot that makes it look lifesize!
132. Curves
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 10th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Curves
Roads, architecture, people....show us things that are curvy
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 3rd August, 2012 GMT
Winner: That Was Close
Pies, livestock, carnival rides...show me your State or County fair
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 27th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Anticipation
From the waste down, nothing above it...keep it tasteful
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 20th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_5252
Pleasure. Pain. Can you find a way to connect the two? Try while keeping it clean.
128. Latex
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 13th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: meshlatex_5019
Shiny, sexy, curvy....people wearing latex...without nudity
127. Lace
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 6th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Seduction
Lacey things....wings, curtains, lingerie..things that are lacey
126. Leather
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 29th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: a matter of style
ANything leather....think texture
125. Firearms
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 22nd June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Ring of Fire
Modern. Historic. Replicas. Still or being fired
124. Alone
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 15th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: K5_05015
By one's self....no one else around
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 8th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Lake McKay sunrise
Star trails and planets...with or without a telescope.
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 1st June, 2012 GMT
Winner: monsters_0150
What is lurking under your bed???
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 25th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: FliesColor
OK...here's a chance to show off your photoshop editing skills. Common objects or creatures....their colors changed to make you stop and think. A pink bluebird? Purple grass? Green eggs and ham? Blood red skies? Go for it!
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 18th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Full back tattoo
What can I say....I love piercings and love tattoos....let see what you come up with!
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 11th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Crossing border
OK...we've all seen it....main stage, star performer and....off to the side, out of view, behind the curtain...the person behind the scenes...
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 4th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Michael Roach and Johnny Mars
The blues...the back bone of American rock music. Show me the blues
Entries: 124
Winners announced: 27th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chinese Lanterns
Kites. Gliders. Balloons. Birds. You name if...if it's floating in the wind, it's game.
116. SPRING
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 20th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Spring is Sprung
In the northern hemisphere, Spring is in the air. Life beginning anew. Let's see your spring shots!
115. Elation
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 13th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Catching Rainbows
Show us example of elation....happy to the next level!
114. Depression
Entries: 86
Winners announced: 6th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Down
What says depression to you?
Entries: 180
Winners announced: 30th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Bridge Pylon Welding Facilit, Mare Island, California.
SHow us your best HDR shot.
Entries: 6
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: King Alfred's recipe
Did your cake fall? Does it look like a bomb went off after you made dinner? Flour on the ceiling? Let's see!
111. Breakfast
Entries: 80
Winners announced: 16th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Simple Breakfast
Mmmmmmm breakfast...my favorite meal of the day....I'm having eggs...and you?
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 9th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Carnaval
Mardi Gras 2012 starts February 21st. Show the fun, debauchery and chaos of Mardi Gras!
109. Isolation
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: there
Depict a feeling of isolation
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 24th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Ahoy!
A style that is coming back! Looking for that 1940-1950's pin-up look.
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 17th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Micro second after impact
That moment in time that one thing strikes another....sometimes the speed at which it occurs elludes us...try to capture it
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 10th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: flapper_8112
Looking for the 1920's look...events, fashion, etc...to be re-enacted of course
Entries: 156
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Bison in a Blizzard
Show me cold!
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 27th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Kelsey Hansen
Nylons and hosiery. No nudity please.
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 20th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Winter Slide
Whatever your winter holiday...show us how you celebrate!
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 13th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Greek feta red wine
Wine and cheese...two simple pleasures in life...no people please
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 6th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Jessica Arden
No kids please...women in their "little black dress" with red lipstick please
100. 100
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 30th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
THis is my 100th challenge...in recognition of this, I would like to see representations of 100
99. DUPLICITY
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 23rd December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Perfect pose due to contradicting point of view.
Duplicity: contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; especially : the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action Show me duplicity in yor photo...explain only if necessary
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 16th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Thanksgiving 2011
Show everyone how your family celebrated Thanksgiving
97. Blades
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 9th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Cena
Fan blades, swods, knives...as lond as it is some sort of "blade"
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 2nd December, 2011 GMT
Winner: _IGP2276
quick! something exciting is happening and you attempt to capture it...BUT alas, not quite what you were hoping for...but you say to yourself...well...that's better than nothing!
95. Chaos
Entries: 95
Winners announced: 25th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: NYC Cabs
Show me chaos...confusion...everything up for grabs!
Entries: 124
Winners announced: 18th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: DSC_3109bre
A yearly tribute to Halloween...show me your darkest, scariest shot!
93. Scales
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 11th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: VEILED CHAMELEON AND COLOURFUL SCALES
Think about it..a scale can measure weight, there are music scales, scales on a fish, etc. Show us a scale that you come across
92. PUNK!
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 4th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: les jardins des poupées-1232
A tribute to the punk culture.
Entries: 145
Winners announced: 28th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Laser light show Hong Kong Harbour
Must be a panorama of a city...as in sky scrapers, etc
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 21st October, 2011 GMT
Winner: cactus
Cactus? Dog collar? Punk leather? Anything that has spikes on it!
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 14th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: The B-52
Left overs from the Cold war between the US and Soviets
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 7th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: P7134970g
Statues, relics, battlefields, tomb stones...anything commorating the American Civil War
Entries: 116
Winners announced: 30th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: typhoon
exactly what it says
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Flower
Try to make office supplies look interesting
85. Slow
Entries: 105
Winners announced: 16th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Slow Traffic This Lane
Show us a representation of "SLOW"
84. STORM
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 9th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: rice field
Rain sleet hail or snow...let us see a big storm!
Entries: 132
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: backpackers in Padjelanta NP
pics of your hikes and journies thru nature
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 26th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Light Painting
Slinkies! Remember? Slinky slinky, for fun it's a wonderful toy...
Entries: 102
Winners announced: 19th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Geothermal Pools Iceland
People lounging, pool toys...summery stuff
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 12th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Cosmopolitan with a Twist
Summery cocktails being enjoyed!
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 5th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Three
As stated
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 29th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bubbles
Purple ONLY!
Entries: 168
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Comfortable Crustacean
White only!
Entries: 188
Winners announced: 15th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Baby G.
black blackity black black black
75. Disaster!
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 8th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: aftermath
Tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquake after-math. Show the force of nature
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 1st July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Woopies
Desserts! Basic to complicated!
Entries: 118
Winners announced: 24th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: skyisfalling
Desert landscape, plants, animals or critters
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 17th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: kelesy h-6317-Edit
exactly what it says.
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 10th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: AK020241AA
Pics of power tools and people working with them
Entries: 107
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Fly
Things that are iridescent. You must capture the iridescence for the picture to qualify
69. Kites
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 27th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kite_buggy
Simple..kites...in the air of course!
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 20th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Inked
Ink, piercings, and any other type of body mod. No gratuitous nudity...
Entries: 131
Winners announced: 13th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Together....Alone
Photos that symbolize how you look at / think about depression
66. Crayons
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 6th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Color Wheel
Crayons
Entries: 86
Winners announced: 29th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: balloons over Bagan
Setting up, flying, landing, taking them down...anything to do with hot air balloons
Entries: 83
Winners announced: 22nd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Foggy Headlights
THe effect is classic...it should look like when you are driving down a dark road at night
Entries: 169
Winners announced: 15th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Darkness to Light in Salisbury Cathedral
Pic of anything so long as there is a burning candle or candles in the photo. Just candles is fine too
62. BIG SKY
Entries: 249
Winners announced: 8th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: IMGP4212 II
Pics can be of anything, but the catch is that at least 50% of the photo has to be sky!
Entries: 146
Winners announced: 1st April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Rana arvalis...
Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
60. Candles
Entries: 184
Winners announced: 25th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: candle with candle drop
Candle art. Candles by themselves, lit, unlit, being made, in artisitic patterns...go for it!
59. SPAM
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 18th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Healthier Choices For The Hungry Viking!
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAMIITY-SPAM. An homage to the canned meat (not computer spam) that is known through-out the world! Be creative.
58. Sand
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 11th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Sandy Antelope
Sand. Patterns in sand. Sand castles. Sand storms...as long as it contains sand!
Entries: 112
Winners announced: 4th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Comin' to town...
People that look really out of place to their surroundings...they look like they don't belong there.
56. Redheads
Entries: 154
Winners announced: 25th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: red
Men, women, kids, animals...as long as they are reds
55. Brunettes
Entries: 194
Winners announced: 18th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: 3195
Men, women, kids, animals....as long as they are brunettes
54. Blondes
Entries: 192
Winners announced: 11th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: IMG_1317
Men, women, kids, animals...as long as they are blonde
Entries: 216
Winners announced: 4th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Waimea Bay
OK...in my neck of the woods January is the hardest, coldest month to get through. SHow me warmth!
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 28th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Oops
Pictures of adults doing something they shouldn't :-)
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 21st January, 2011 GMT
Winner: New year's coming
Photos of people celebrating the New Year
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 14th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Artificial view
Man-made patterns (not natural)
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 7th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Iced
Barbed wire is all over the place! Take a look aorund. Looking for that hard industrial look!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 31st December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Express Train
We as photographers almost always aim for perfect focus...but sometimes what's out of focus makes the photo. Show us your greatest out of focus shot!
47. Eyes
Entries: 248
Winners announced: 24th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: 6
Human eyes. Animal eyes. Simple, right?
46. Conflict
Entries: 105
Winners announced: 17th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Canines in Combat
Conflicts between people, appointments, countries, time...you name it....
Entries: 248
Winners announced: 10th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Dal bivacco Dal Bianco
Color or black and white. The challenge here is working with fog. Photos of anything, as long as it's through fog or morning / evening mist
Entries: 92
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rising Sun.
B&W photos of lotuses or lillies or both.
Entries: 226
Winners announced: 26th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Nymphaea
Color photos of Lotuses (the flower, not the car) or lillies (or both)
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 19th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: 100-year-old pocket watch
In this world of mass-produced products, every once in a while something a little older catches your eye and you say to yourself "they just don't make things like that anymore." Examples: Ornate furniture, fancy stair rails, intricate glass etchings, bronze or iron work, etc.
41. Creepy!!!
Entries: 185
Winners announced: 12th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: SC-194-a-opt
As Halloween approaches, I'd like to see your creepiest shots. Please, NO cute photos of your kids in costume. The goal is to send shivers down the viewers spine!
Entries: 114
Winners announced: 5th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: 122
Plain, ornate, antique, etc...no people, just creative lighting and a door knob
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 29th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: A rainy day
So...you're playing around with your editing software and you accidentlly max the saturation or exposure....then, just as you are about to undo it, you kind of like it. SHow your example of an accidental discovery while editing that actually looked cool
Entries: 281
Winners announced: 22nd October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Shadow and Light
I'm NOT looking for the panoramic mountain or Grand Canyon view...think smaller and more detailed: Arches, pillars, needles, tents, domes, interesting shapes an textures.
37. Curves
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 15th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: the belly curve
On people, in nature, while riding the twisties....use your imagination!
Entries: 93
Winners announced: 8th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Foggy Night
This one is tied to a song. Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos performed "Streetlight" back in 1994. Samples of this jazz / blues song can be found all over the internet (I have permission from the artist to distribute A FULL VERSION of the song, so feel free to write me if you'd like a full copy). When I listen to this song, the lyrics/music provide me with a very clear image in my head...
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 1st October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Spring
OK...photo editing software helps us create perfect photos....or not....many people have an "over editing" experience as some point. Share those with us and perhaps a funny story that goes along with it
Entries: 197
Winners announced: 24th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Taking Off
Any picture you like so long as the point of view is from below
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 17th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Grand Hyatt Hotel
A picture of anything, so long as the point of view is from above.
32. Time
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 10th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: 07:16:23..24..25..26..
Our most prescious commoditiy. SHow us your representation of time...try to demonstrate it's finite nature.
Entries: 220
Winners announced: 3rd September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rantee Beach relaxing
People doing what they do at the beach....but the WATER MUST BE VISIBLE in the pic.
Entries: 109
Winners announced: 27th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
OK...now show us SUMMER heat or people (or animals) trying to stay cool!
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 20th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: 2 years of happiness ! YES!
Show us SUMMER heat...or people (or animals) trying to stay cool...but do so with black and white images only.
28. Coffee
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 13th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cafetiere and Coffee Cup
COFFEE! Making it, savoring it, drinking it, roasting it....anything coffee related...lets pay homage to the bean juice!
Entries: 132
Winners announced: 6th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Mushrooms
Slimes, molds and mushrooms! Please discuss your technique and especially lighting since shrooms are notoriously hard to light properly
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 30th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Milky Way
Planets, shooting stars, time-exposures, airplanes UFO's. If it's in the NIGHT sky, its fair game.
Entries: 141
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Fire on Ice
In the US, July 4th is a time for celebration....picnics, parades and fireworks! Show your best firework shots! I'll leave the date of capture open for our non-US friends!
Entries: 120
Winners announced: 16th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Ana taking a raindrop
What I'm NOT looking for: puddles with ripples showing where rain fell. Umbrellas representing rain falling, wet things, water on glass etc....... What I AM looking for: Actual falling rain...shots where you see the rain coming down...the viewer should feel like they are looking through falling rain.
23. FLAG DAY!
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 9th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Union Flag
In the United States, the 14th of June is Flag day. Lets open this up to the world: flags, banners, standards and jacks! Flying, twirling, on display. No disrespectful photos of ANY flag will be tolerated!
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 2nd July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Lake Infrared
OK..this is part 2 of the infrared challenge. In this one, the images need to be true infra red images...NOT edited to be infrared. Please be sure to add your infra red filter number and technique in the image description or it will be DQ'd. Good luck!
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 25th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Haegefjell, 2010
The first of a two part challenge. This is the less labor intensive of the 2 part challenge: take any image you like, and using photo-editing software, convert the image to infrared. Easy. Right?
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 18th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Names of the Fallen
In the United States, May 31st is Memorial Day. A time to reflect on past and current conflicts and the toll it took on our soldiers. It's a time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to thank those remaining for their service. Show your respect for your countries' service men and women.
Entries: 397
Winners announced: 11th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sunset Heron
Your best bird shots....but they need to be in nature....no caged birds or from a zoo!
Entries: 93
Winners announced: 4th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: fly-ing objects
Goop. Slop. Slime. Unidentifiables. Natural or Man made. Strange stuff that looks weird and remains a mystery. Have fun with this one!
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 28th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Into the Ash
Not lookng for artificial covergence created with editing software...find trees that come together or bridge cables that appear to converge....its all about perspective
Entries: 137
Winners announced: 21st May, 2010 GMT
Winner: LAC BLANC
Reflections in a mirror, water, glass, compact mirror, lens, etc...be creative!
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 14th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Red Rose
Take your pick....traditionally around the world, May Day, also known as Beltane to some, is a Spring celebration where people dance around May Poles, Decorate Trees with flowers, honor nature and make merry! Show this rite of Spring in all it's colors and fun. -OR- May Day (May 1st) is also a day for the Laborer, the fight for the 8 hour work day, and the 1886 Hay Market Affair in Chicago. ...
Entries: 399
Winners announced: 7th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
Making up for the last macro challenge that ended up disqualifying so many beautiful shots...because of differences in philosophical thought LOL. So this time...anything goes....just macro though!
13. Speed
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 30th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: speedy coot
Show your representation of speed....anything goes...but I'm thinking panning-blur helps!
Entries: 297
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Morning dew
Your best INANIMATE object macro shot (I love the cool insect shots as much as the next guy...but thats another challenge!) other than that, anything goes...originality and uniqueness weighs heavily!
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 16th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Strawberry Milk
Hot morning tea or coffee? Milkshake? Cold soda? Foamy beer in your favorite pub? Tropical drink while lounging on the beach? Which is your favorite? Show your favorite drink by itself or being enjoyed.
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 9th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Late Delivery
In the northern hemisphere, Spring is officially here! Budding flowers and trees, the return of birds, spring showers, people and animals emerging from their long winter. Show us quintessential springy things...try to capture the essence of Spring itself
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Hasseltse Speculoos with coffee ... you should try it
Here I sit, hungry, wishing I had a fresh baked loaf of bread sitting in front of me...steam wafting into the air as you break into it. Show me the bread and other various baked goods...still in the loaf pan, dough being rolled, a biscuit with melted butter and honey...any bread, bakery / pastry! The subject should NOT be a person eating it
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 26th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Hot Chilli Peppers
Show me hot! Show me spicy! Show me delicious! Show the wonderful colors associated with spicy foods! (ingredients or prepared) Show them being made....being eaten....but make sure you convey the spiciness of the food! (the subject should be the food and the heat, not people).
Entries: 92
Winners announced: 19th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: One Eye Lost
To the disappointment of many....the mysterious stranger that leaves half a bottle of Cognac and Roses at Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite did not show this year. This challenge is about what was left behind...the remnants of what was an intimate time shared with a loved one, that remains a mystery to anyone else who happens by...in this case, the cognac and roses. Children's toys, a six pack of...
Entries: 124
Winners announced: 12th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Steel born.
Iron. Steel. Bronze. Copper. Designs from substantial to intricate. Balcony railings, fry pans, statues. Show the weathering and textures. Show the rust. Got access? Show the process...show it being made. Show people welding it, sculpting it, grinding it. Make it about the metal....the metal should be the priority...NOT what the metal has been forged into.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 5th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: MARDI GRAS during NICE CARNIVAL 2010
Tuesday February 16th is Mardi Gras (or some may know it as Carnivale) Colorful parades, floats, music, dancing and debauchery of all sorts! Let us see your best!
4. Chrome
Entries: 164
Winners announced: 26th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Stacks
Remember polishing that chrome bumper that seemed to go on for ever? Driving at night and seeing the colors twist and dance across it? Little by little chrome is slipping into history... bumpers, fins, hood ornaments, motorcycles, accents....even blenders and malt mixers!...what is left is getting harder to find. Be creative...show how reflections in the chrome can change perspectives and...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Same Direction
Convey the joy of learning and the exchange of information between two or more people (or animals).
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 12th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Autumn Into Winter
After the colors of fall fade away, we are left with what appears to be the skeleton of the tree...not very becoming...or is it? With the bare tree as the subject (no people or animals) look for the beauty of textured bark, gracefully twisting limbs or gnarly knots. Close ups are fine!
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Earthday by the fireplace
Convey the comfort of being cozy and warm....whether that be resting feet in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate, a dog curled up in its favorite blanket, or snuggling up with your partner.