Txabi's Challenges

Challenge series hosted by txabi. Challenges start on Sundays.
There will be a little bit of everything, but I will mostly focus on street photography and small details.
Finished (36 challenges)
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 6th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Lace Leaf Beauty 6x4 sRGB 2953
Post pictures that show Fall has arrived to your area. I'm expecting lots of golden leaves!!
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 30th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kaffee,Milch & Keks
Post nice and creative pictures of what you regularly have for breakfast.
34. Snakes!!
Entries: 93
Winners announced: 10th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Snake's Eye View
As an urbanite, I have never, ever seen a snake in real life, up close. Thus, to satisfy my and surely others' curiosity, I challenge you to submit your best pictures of snakes!! I would be scared of them in real life, but via DPR my monitor protects me from their dangers while allowing me to study them :D
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2011 GMT
Winner: The mud river
Submit your best shots of Non-Newtonian fluids. If you don't know what these are, go to wikipedia and learn some physics :D
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 26th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: tranquility
Submit your pictures of liquid surfaces: anything will do, ocean, sea, puddle, glass of water... just make it interesting.
31. Bees!!
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 19th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Landing Approach
Submit your preferred shots about bees. Closeups of bees, their beehives... anything!!
30. Ruins
Entries: 196
Winners announced: 12th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Macchu Pichu, Peru
Submit your best pictures of ruins (of any culture)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 5th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Historic warehouses, Trondheim, Norway
Submit your favorite pics of warehouses.
28. Roots
Entries: 126
Winners announced: 29th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: tatra
Submit pictures where roots of flowers, plants, trees, etc. are the main focus!!
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 22nd May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Delicate
Submit pictures where the main subject is the pink color.
Entries: 140
Winners announced: 15th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: How Many Triangles in a Hut?
Submit pictures where triangle forms are the main focus!!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 8th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Perspective
Submit pictures where the main subject is the brown color.
Entries: 122
Winners announced: 1st May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Square Cubed
Submit pictures where square/cubic forms are the main focus!!
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 24th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: footstep
Submit pictures where the main subject is the orange color.
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 17th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bite Me
Submit pictures where spherical/circle forms are the main focus!!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 10th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Great Egret
Submit pictures where the main subject is the white color.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bath pouf
Submit pictures of small details, not necessarily macro shots, but small things that often go unnoticed in our everyday lives. Examples: that coffee mug that you instinctively grab every single morning, those new small salt/pepper containers standing in the corner of your kitchen, that old paper agenda you stopped using eversince you got your iPod touch... you get the idea.
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 27th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kizzie
Submit pictures where the main subject is the black color. PLEASE NOTE: there's a special limitation for this challenge in contrast to my other color challenges (see additional rules).
18. FAT
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 20th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: l'atelier du peintre - the painter's workshop #3
As a professional who specializes in literature and gender studies, I have dealt many times with theoretical sources that have opened my mind about and allowed me to understand many ways of discrimination. One of them is the way in which the term "fat" is inherently negative in Western societies. This is, however, thankfully not the case in every social system in our planet. So, submit your...
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 13th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Reflections
Submit pictures where the main subject is the purple color.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 6th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: InLove
Maybe not directly a photography challenge, since you won't really be able to use your dSLR (unless you shoot a creative shot where the photo booth picture is inside the shot), but this seems fun/interesting nonetheless. So, scan them and show us your best pictures TAKEN IN A PHOTO BOOTH. See the sample pic provided for further guidance.
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 27th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Green Tree Python
Submit pictures where the main subject is the green color.
14. Plaid!!
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 20th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Plaid
Show us your best shots of plaid!!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 13th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Owl Eyes
Submit pictures where the main subject is the yellow/golden color.
12. Dawn
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 6th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: IMG_4898
Show us your best pics of the sun coming out, show us spectacular dawns!!
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 30th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: rain
Submit pictures where the main subject is the blue/cyan color.
Entries: 173
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Pretty Ball
Xmas is practically over by now and I'm sure many of you have a good number of shots of your xmas trees. So show us pictures NOT of full trees, but of smaller details, even macros if you will, of interesting parts of your xmas trees. Also, just an idea to share - my xmas cards are always printouts of previous years' xmas trees (cheaper, more personal and thus way cooler than a Hallmark card...
Entries: 197
Winners announced: 16th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: MIRAZOZO
Submit pictures where the main subject is the red/magenta color.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 9th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Slush Tracks
Oh snow. So white, so clean for the first 10 hours after it falls in the city. After that, it becomes a muddy mess, creating countless puddles for you to soak your feet... That's the objective of this challenge, show us muddy, puddly snow in your city!! It will be a good way to vent the frustration for all those times you get your feet wet in squishy snow!!
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Zipper
Absolute freedom on how you shoot the pic, just make it about zippers!!
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 26th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Lucky Shot
I rarely see interesting and creative shots from pool/billiard (just specifying for people not to think I'm talking about swimming pools :D). Show some interesting shots of any elements concerning the pool/billiard game!! And also, have fun while playing :)
5. Pipes!!
Entries: 128
Winners announced: 19th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: holy pipes!
Old, new, rusty, shiny, any kind you can think of. Show us interesting shots of pipes!!
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 12th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: leaf
Autum is close to being over, winter will soon begin. Let's see what pictures of autumn leaves you are taking!!
3. Hair
Entries: 143
Winners announced: 5th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Bloom
Facial hair, body hair, curly, straight, wavy, shiny, matte, traditional, crazy, people, animals... anything!! Show your best, most artistic, most creative pictures of hair.
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 28th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Team Work
We usually see photography of ants (as well as other insects) in isolated, high detail pictures. How many times do we see them working, moving in groups? That's the theme of this challenge, not just macro photography of ants in isolation, but working, moving in groups... basically, ants being ants!!
Entries: 188
Winners announced: 21st November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Abandoned
Winter is getting close, and so many of you have probably painted your barns, outer walls, etc... and if you haven't done so, you will soon before the real cold starts!! Thus I propose a challenge about your most interesting chipped paint shots!! Any kind of chipped paint is valid; mold and rust can also add to the impact of the picture. Shots from wherever you take them and in any kind of...