Travel and Sports

Challenge series hosted by bikinchris. Challenges start on Fridays.
Challenges with the goal of teaching technique of composition while celebrating great photography. Lets learn ways to make your images from your vacation (holiday) more memorable. Also this challenge series will highlight my love of sports photography.
Finished (27 challenges)
27. Halloween
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 18th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
In the USA, halloween has become a very popular holiday. Many people enjoy dressing up and acting weird and scaring people. Show us your images related to halloween. It can be people dressed up, trick or treating or just shots of decorations for the season.
Entries: 101
Winners announced: 7th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Summer is travel time. Show us your favorite travel image from this summer. Images from this Summer only! VOTERS, please see additional rules. Special southern hemisphere rules will apply. Read all rules and comply to avoid DQ.
25. Faux UFO
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 30th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Spaceship
We have all seen fake UFO shots. Some of them are pretty convincing. This is your challenge. Make the best UFO shot that you can. Make it look as real or silly as you want. Best or most fun in the mind of the voters wins.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
It has been over a year since my last redux challenge. Lets see it again! Enter the photo you COULD have entered in a challenge that was full when you tried to enter. Or maybe you forgot and WOULD have entered it before the challenge was over. You SHOULD have entered it, because it was a good shot. You were too slow before, don't make that mistake again. This is going to be a mix of entries,...
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 16th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Out of the Fog
I am told that the most photographed area in Washington State, United States is the bridge over Deception Pass. Let's see your best shot of the Deception Pass bridge. Voters should vote highest for the image they like the most. That simple.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 15th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Heverlee woods, Belgium
As a cyclist who rides a lot and tours by bicycle, I appreciate scenic roads. In this challenge, I want to see your best "road images." I travel a lot without a bike also and often see roads that make me wish I had my bicycle. Show me such a road, please. See rules for entry and voting, please
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 8th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rising Fog at Oxbow bend
Summer is travel time. Show us your favorite travel image from this summer. Images from this Summer only! VOTERS, please see additional rules.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 1st October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Bass Harbor Light
The New England States are highlighted in this challenge. Show us images that make us think of the New England States. Maine to Connecticut. NOT New York or anything below that, please. Show us things like fishing villages, Lobster boats etc! You can show tourist images of NE. Things like revolutionary war history images are fine. Do not show things which have nothing to do with normal life...
Entries: 128
Winners announced: 24th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Wave
Show us an image that makes us feel the Western United States. Cowboys, cows, horses, wide open spaces and wagon wheels..
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 10th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Repairs in progress
The United States deep south has a style and feeling all it's own. Hot, friendly, rural, comfortable, laid back....I think you get it. Show us an image that makes us feel this. But if you don't understand, please don't enter. You will only get angry when I have to DQ your entry.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 3rd September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Charging Young African Elephant Bull
Okay, one rule. You had to take or make the image yourself. Let's see what you got! Show us your best image that doesn't fit in any other challenge! *Of course, no images that are not allowed on this site. (but that's not my rule)
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 11th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: One foggy morning.
I am going to have to trust your honesty on this one. If you cheat, it's going to be a hollow victory. If you don't, it's going to be fun! Show us the OLDEST image from a digital camera on your hard drive! VOTERS: Please weigh both age and image qualities in your voting. Older, but better images get a higher vote than newer ones that are equally good. Captions explaining the image are...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 4th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Dawn Patrol
Show us the game action you have from games played where only what happens in the air is counted (or scored). There are lots of sports played in the air, like ballon races and competitions, airplane races, airplane stunt competitions, X games stunts are also an example, so I don't think I need to list all of them. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 28th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Jorge Lorenzo over the Moon - Estoril 2009
Show us the game action you have from games played on paved roads. Most sports on pavement include racing things like cars and bicycles, but some people also play hockey on pavement. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized game or competition, or at least in training for a competition.
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 21st May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Petanque
Show us the game action you have from games played on courts. There are lots of sports played on courts (Basketball, raquetball, tennis, pole vaulting etc.), so I don't think I need to list all of them. "Courts" in this case will also mean playing surfaces designed specifically for hosting events. Example: Track and field events are held on tracks. Hold your street hockey for next week's...
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 14th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Challenge
Show us the best images you have of sports played on Turf (grass or artificial turf). There are lots of sports played on turf, so I don't think I need to list them. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized game or competition. Or at least training for a competition.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 7th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Play at the Plate
Show us game action from a game played on a field with both turf and dirt. The games that come to mind are baseball, softball, cricket etc. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized game or competition.
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 30th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Speedway racing
Okay, I want to see action shots of sports played on Dirt. Motocross is the best example I can think of. Please hold your baseball for the next challenge. It will be more appropriate there. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized game or competition.
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Golden surfer
Lets see shots of sports played on water, like water polo, swimming, sailboating and others. As long as they are played on water, they are allowed. ADDED to fix earlier challenges: Your image must be taken during an organized game or competition.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 16th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: mudracer
Lets see shots from a sport played in the mud. What comes to mind is 4 wheel drive racing or a wet motocross track. If you have another sport, let me know in the caption. ADDED to fix problems with earlier challenges: Your entry must be from an organized game or competition.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 9th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: sleddin
My second sports related challenge is going to be something I have no experience with. Also, no example photo! I live in Louisiana and there is no snow that ever accumulates on the ground. Okay, once every ten years. Show us an image (of game action) from a sport played on ice like cross country skiing, etc.
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Crazy guys on ice
Okay, my first love is sports. My first sports related challenge is going to be something I have no experience with. Also no example photo! I live in Louisiana and there is only one ice rink in the area and I have never shot there. Show us an image (of game action) from a sport played on ice. Hockey, speed skating, etc.
Entries: 128
Winners announced: 26th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: 13steps in number 6
Enter the photo you COULD have entered in a challenge that was full when you tried to enter. Or maybe you forgot and WOULD have entered it before the challenge was over. You SHOULD have entered it, because it was a good shot. You were too slow before, don't make that mistake again. This is going to be a mix of entries, so vote with your heart, viewers!
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 5th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: War
Tell a story about a place (you have traveled to) with a photo and a caption. Please note my example photo and caption from the Netherlands. Most popular wins. The image should show and explain something about the culture of the area.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 26th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Water only! Well, almost... :)
This idea is totally stolen from a post by Thom Hogan: Break the photography rules, but make a better image by doing so. No rule of thirds? no problem. Best shot wins, but break the (composition) rules okay? Break as many composition rules as you want. Sometimes, you need to know that the rules won't work. VOTERS: Vote low for any image that has perfect rule of thirds, balance or imbalance...
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 19th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: erg chebbi
Hey, you won't get that cover shot if you only shoot landscapes in landscape orientation! Show us your best or favorite image of landscapes but in portrait orientation! So go tall. Not wide.
Entries: 162
Winners announced: 5th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sunrise at Mono Lake, CA
The United States landscape is as beautiful as any in the world. Landscape photographers have been capturing this scenic beauty for a long time. You don’t have to travel to a National Park to find it, either. In this challenge, we will practice setting up interesting composition. •Show and tell us about your favorite American landscape. Captions are required, so tell us when and where it was...