Random thoughts

Challenge series hosted by nDray. Challenges start on Saturdays.
Photography presents the viewer with an artistic or documentary view of some thought or event. With this series I'd like to weekly pick on a dominant topic, be it on the news or anywhere else, like my mind, and have photographers share their view on the challenge theme, strongly or very loosely tied to the topic. Winners could be invited to contribute with ideas for the next challenge!
Finished (52 challenges)
52. Ring
Entries: 88
Winners announced: 15th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Deep Dive :)
Better if still on your finger, but still OK if not!
51. Home
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 8th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Stone house
Looking for a new one? What does the place of your dreams look like?
50. Eyes
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 1st October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Robberfly
They tell so much, so often!
Entries: 95
Winners announced: 17th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Separation
Sometimes is just for a day, sometimes for life...
48. Forget
Entries: 124
Winners announced: 10th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Forgotten
I almost couldn't remember I came up with this one! :P
47. Feet
Entries: 132
Winners announced: 3rd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: One Plus One Equals 3
This challenge is dedicated to Quentin Tarantino! XD
46. Phone
Entries: 87
Winners announced: 27th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: answer the phone
The object, may be mobile!
45. Flirting
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 20th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Flirting
Show us some visual cues! :P
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 13th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: 418-3-2
Do you like something formal? Or do you prefer the casual party? Let us see!
43. Halt!
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 6th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Dun "MOOO"vin'
Forced stops.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 30th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: What Lies Beneath
Present us with one. Or two! =)
41. Restart
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Fill her up please
Until it runs ok!
40. Weekend
Entries: 127
Winners announced: 16th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Father-daughter time!
Start's now! =)
39. Perfect
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 9th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: butterfly
Why isn't everything? What do you find perfect?
38. Loner
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 2nd July, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Maybe you usually go out taking photos by yourself, and that makes you a loner too... But you can always come back and show us others like you! =)
37. Testing
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 25th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Testing the power of a 200mW laser
What are you testing, trying, or benchmarking?
36. Mimic
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 18th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: That's A Leaf, Isn't It?
Capture copies!
35. Birth
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 11th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Miracle of Life
We all got here somehow, and we usually celebrate that day every year...
34. Read
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 4th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Raheem Baba
Some people just skip important writings, like this one...! Can you read?
33. Browsing
Entries: 104
Winners announced: 21st May, 2011 GMT
Winner: In The End ..
Sometimes we get lost in it, and aren't really browsing for anything. Just wandering, sometimes! Show us that...
32. Let go
Entries: 92
Winners announced: 14th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Or don't! Show us...
31. Yawn
Entries: 123
Winners announced: 7th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Ah... I feel tired... Anyone out there in the same situation? Show us!
30. Spinning
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 30th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Homemade Fireworks
Like a top, a wheel, the earth... You get the picture, show us!
29. Refuse
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Evros
Because sometimes you have to!
28. Brand new
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 16th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: My new toy! Lumix GH2
Like my D7000!! :P
27. Nuclear
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 9th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Energy
Let's hope we don't hear any more about it throughout the challenge!
26. Disguise
Entries: 85
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Gold Devil
Sometimes we have to fake... Show us how!
Entries: 85
Winners announced: 26th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: My son Richard rides his white bike
Sometimes we can't mess with the real stuff, we have to test it first!
24. Emoticons
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 19th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Floris troost Nora
In real faces!
23. Chrono
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 12th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: out of time
Take your time!
22. Smoke
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 5th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Jinn
Illegal stuff included! :P
21. Fractal
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 26th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Nature's Fractal
A rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole. No restrictions, post editing allowed. Be creative! -- This challenge was suggested by Anders Rasmussen, winner of the "Canned" challenge. Congrats and many thanks to him!
20. Unknown
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 19th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Back home
Not an unknown challenge. A challenge about unknowns! =)
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 12th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
This challenge is about how to describe one's sincerity in working. Up to you to express it. This is a challenge for all those who think outside the box. -- This challenge was proposed by Rahmat Isnaini (rahmat_isnaini), winner of the "Deadline" challenge of this series. Many thanks to him.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 5th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Sadness in their Eyes
Love, or not!
17. Canned
Entries: 104
Winners announced: 29th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Water Canned
From beans to prisoners...
16. Complaint
Entries: 101
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2011 GMT
Winner: No Fishing
You really don't get anything from submitted complaints. I'll read them, and evaluate them, but I don't have the right to censor anyone, you do when voting! Anyway, show me all your complaints at once! :P
15. Red
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 15th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Red Skiff Reflections
Everything is red at the end of the year... Do you get sick of Christmas too?
Entries: 103
Winners announced: 8th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: E5_operation freeze
Sometimes we set the bar a little too high and accept very difficult challenges...Will you or have you ever photographed an impossible mission?
13. Bad Luck
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 1st January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bad Luck
This is challenge #13 in this series. Show us superstition!
12. Deadline
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 25th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: DEADLINE
I just missed one, not preparing a challenge in time for this Saturday. Let's see if it will be accepted throughout the day, and let us see what a deadline looks like to you! =)
11. Breakup
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 18th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: sadden... TT
We sure have been through several... What did they look like?
10. Plastic
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 11th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Thirsty ?
See the title?
9. Steel
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 4th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Foggy morning train
We're more in the polymer age now, but there's still lots of steel laying around... Show us!
8. Sleep
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 27th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sleeping Guy on Tricycle 009
Everyone does it, right?
7. Train
Entries: 290
Winners announced: 20th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Every Day is Exactly the Same
This one is easy, since I'm asking you to capture something material... or not! Trains. I ride them weekly, some ride them daily, and a few others put food on their table by riding them all day!
6. Tension
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 13th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: ...tension at 800mph....
When we are taking care of something you really want to get right and have only one chance, we often let stress take over and ruin things for us. Where do you see stress, strain, tension?
5. Stuck
Entries: 128
Winners announced: 6th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: IMG_240
Remember the Chilean miners? Either that or whatever stuck means to you, show us!
4. Debt
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 30th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Child in Tanzania
A budget deficit occurs when an entity spends more than it takes in. Many governments are now in that situation, having sank billions in the economy to save banks and other institutions. They say there's no money but... that's just paper and faith! Is economy visible? What about debt? Show us!
3. Treason
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2010 GMT
Winner: USA made in China
Sometimes you are forced to do things that you don't like, or that you harshly regret. When you do such things, even when you know it will be good for people, you end up being crucified, a traitor. Of course not all traitors are good people, and some act purely on dishonesty. Either case, how would you depict treason?
2. Karma
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 16th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: _MG_29981 bis
We get so used to living that usually we wake up and get to our day, clueless about our one-in-a-gazillion chance of being alive. Sometimes, though, by the time one day is over, our regard for the world, and ourselves, has somehow changed. We store that day has being a tragic part of our history or a rather overwhelming prospect of our future. Whatever happened, people commonly say was...
1. Choice
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 9th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: lens_or_nut
Most people usually weigh their options before coming to a decision. As much as we would like to make our decisions unbiased and rational, that is usually not what happens, and our instincts drive us towards a bad decision (that satisfies us?). Show us (up to two) images where you can interpret choice, free will, or motivation. Please avoid clich├ęs, if depicting motivation. (origin of thought...