A bit of everything

Challenge series hosted by udaman. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
A series that will have a wide array of challenges. from basic to advanced. Have Fun by all means. Udaman
Finished (63 challenges)
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 3rd November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Kids play
Post an image of a child engaged in a photographic process. It must be obvious,. like in my samples
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 27th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: DSCN9364
Take your favorite camera and drive downtown with it. When you stop at a stop light, take a picture.. Simple enough. Any view is fine, but, NO IMAGES from outside your car/truck/van/suv/ or motorcycle.
Entries: 131
Winners announced: 20th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: FRACTURED ILLUSIONS
Post an image that at 1st you liked, but after a little bit of time, you realized it was too confusing or busy...
60. Purple
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 13th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: From, little things, big things, grow!
as long as there is purple in the image.
59. YELLOW
Entries: 271
Winners announced: 6th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: dewdrops
Images that are predominately Yellow
Entries: 144
Winners announced: 29th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Shining Old Car
Show us a image of an old car that is used on a daily basis... That is: it runs and someone really uses it as their daily car..
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Save water ....to save the EARTH
Show us a macro image of "Everyday" things we use in our home..... Abstract is OK, But, then PLEASE tell us what it is n the description area.
Entries: 266
Winners announced: 15th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Wolsztyn Experience
Images related to Rail Road They cab Include Trains, Tracks, Depots, etc... Subways are Rail Roads too. And, I'll include Trolleys, (like a city bus but on tracks)
55. Seating
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 8th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Ghosts
Enter images of seating.... outside and or inside.
Entries: 169
Winners announced: 1st September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Mina
This challenge will require some work on your part. The "FILM NOIR" look is a look of the 1940s-50s film industry. Please Google "Film Noir look". You will find a Wikipedia entry and a Google Gallery of plenty of examples. The qualities can include "Moody", "Mysterious", "Intriguing", "Compelling", High Grain, High Contrast, type of BW images. NOT ALL of the above qualities needs to be...
53. Go Carts
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 25th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
Post a image of a "close Up" part of a Go Cart...
Entries: 119
Winners announced: 18th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Matterhorn
Post your 16:9 ratio entry's. No Topic... open theme
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 4th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Hermes Messenger of the Gods
Post your best "Pentax Photography Gallery" reject. One will be chosen a winner :-D
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 21st July, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
Before people had connected car garages, they had separate buildings to hold the family car. Submit an image of a car garage that is a separate structure. It's OK if it is no longer used as a car garage.
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 7th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: With a little help of my mother
We all walk the streets of our towns or city's at times. Just the other day, I decided to take my camera with me, because I knew I would have some time to take a few pictures in the area I was working in, after I finished up. I walked around the downtown area of the small town and grabbed some candid images without being too intrusive (I used a 70-300, but I was still close... 50 feet away or...
Entries: 156
Winners announced: 30th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Explosion
Let's see great Out-Of-Focus (OOF) backgrounds. The background doesn't need to be un-recognizable. But, it needs to be Out-Of-Focus though, even slightly OOF is OK. Just consider how people may vote.
Entries: 84
Winners announced: 23rd June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Siam-twins
Let me explain this theme. I am looking for shadows produced by people, That is, a part of the real person with their shadow(s) on the ground being most of the picture. See Sample for a better idea of what I want. It can be a group of peoples Shadow also. In my example (me), the shadow of my legs is the "Theme" element, but, a part of my legs are included as per the theme composition.
46. Stairs
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 16th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Spiral
Images with stairs in it.
Entries: 299
Winners announced: 9th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Below the West Side Highway
Some of us live in cities or larger towns where the grand vistas are a far way off. So in this challenge, let's see "Urban Landscape". you know, images of interesting things around your from home..be it a small area behind a building, or a cool looking window, maybe a bike tied to a "No Parking Sign"..See samples for a better clarification,
Entries: 171
Winners announced: 2nd June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sharp Strawberry
Show us a creative image of your dinner.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 26th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: bravely he endures
My 10 year just now tolerates a hair cut. he hates the buzz sound and vibration around his ears... Kids can make funny and mad faces. and some kids like hair cuts. Let's see some Kids getting a hair cut.
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 19th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Epicycles
Many people store bikes hanging from the ceiling of a garage or patio during winter. But many hang up bikes for storage when not in use to save space... Show us a hanging bike.
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 12th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cold Splash
show us MORE people wearing Rain Coats....
40. Bugs
Entries: 120
Winners announced: 5th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Shivers down my cold spine
Break out your macro gear and chase some bugs down. Any Bug or small critter... show use some ultra close cool detail, or the whole bug(s)..
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 28th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rainy Day
This is the rainy season for many of use. Let's see some rain coats...colorful, old fashion, the latest and greatest, home made, funny, serious.....etc
Entries: 1
Winners announced: 21st April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cairo Bazaar
Since the M8 as no IR filter over the sensor, Let's see an image taken without an IR Filter on the lens.... Let's see IR images.....
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 14th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Slippers on the beach
Always a dynamic way to bring out an object or person... Choose a background that will add to image. That is, some out of focus backgrounds, take away from the object, not add to it. Use your best judgment when considering a background.
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 7th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Dad's workshop - Cambados, Spain
Images of Dads or Grand Dads (or yours etc) Garage work area...
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 17th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Looking out..
Here is an challenge for all Leica M8x/M9 Digital Rangefinder Interchangeable Lens Cameras. It is an open subject challenge in Black and White ONLY. I know everyone has different options on "RF Style" photography. But, RF by their nature are cameras for candid, street, and other lifestyle imagery. Show us your "RF Style" of photography....In B&W.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Streets of Stavanger
Find a street from a large or small downtown area, take a bunch of images to make a sweeping panorama....See my sample.
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 27th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Chairs on balcony part 2
The main subject is "Chairs" but, apply an non-photographic artistic effect of your choosing. That Is: Oil Painting, Pencil, Crayon, Chalk, Pixelize, Mosaic. You get the idea. See my examples.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 13th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Forest Mover
Let's see Heavy Equipment working "IN MUD". Key Word = "IN MUD"...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 6th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: I love you
Easy enough....A Sepia or Brown toned portrait..Self or not. In camera or in Software.
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 30th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Birds' Preferred Bank
Show us some roof lines...Simple...The main subject is "Roof Lines"
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 16th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Dining room is open!
Show us your macro/cose-up image that will blow us away! Get the details in focus. You must use exactly f/16...Warning: Moderately high ISO may be needed, Flash exposure may be need also.
Entries: 122
Winners announced: 9th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Beauty is on the inside
For those that like to try creative effects, this one is for you. One very common effect is to produce a B&W photo with one element of color left in..See Additional rules also.
27. Halloween
Entries: 147
Winners announced: 11th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Guardians
Anything Halloween related: Pumpkins, Costumes, Hunted Houses, and the like.
26. Sun Beams
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 4th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: A sunny morning in October
Show us your image of a Sunrise or Sunset that has "Sun-Beams" in the image....NOT Diffraction!, although, diffraction may be present along "with" the "Sun-Beams"
25. Shorts
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 28th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: no winner
Show us images of people wearing shorts...all different colors, from regular shorts to "Hot Pants". Now the kicker....At Night....
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 21st October, 2009 GMT
Winner: Almost there dad...
Show us a photo of a child helping Daddy or Mommy (or Brother or Sister as the adult)...Of course, Daddy or Mommy, Brother or Sister MUST also be in the image.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 7th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: Take a look
Show us those "Drop-Dead" gorgeous eyes....
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 30th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Electric Work
Capture an image of your partner or friend working on a home project, be it a repair or renovation, or any home improvement. Gardening is OK too, since it is a job that improves the houses image, for those with green thumbs.
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Golden Barn
OK, Here is what to capture: An OLD, DILAPIDATED, FALLING APART, farm building(s). It MOST BE in great need of repair in a very bad way. It can even be torn down but not yet cleaned up (most farmers just let those buildings recycle back into the earth, at least in my area). Overgrown with trees, or weeds are great!. But not necessarily needed. NO New Buildings! NO New Buildings! NO New...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 16th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Nono love Marian
The summer is good time for the "Repair" specialist to fix small and large Home Projects. Show us a photo of your partner "trying" to fix or build something that has been on your "Honey Dew" repair/build list.
Entries: 186
Winners announced: 9th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: HELI BATHING
Show us your best helicopter capture....
Entries: 177
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Orbs
Find those Spider Webs and capture your best Photo.... Hint for best time to photograph them: Early Morning, While the Dew is still around.
Entries: 188
Winners announced: 26th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: My little friend
OK, I have already done a Dog, and Cat challenge... Now, for the rest of you that have Exotic or Not / and Weired or Not pets other than Dogs or Cats..
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 19th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: In the loge
Show us a cute cuddly cat..Yours, or someone else's. Cats can be so adorable, can't they? Don't interpret the Title too strictly...Just show us your best cat photo.
Entries: 245
Winners announced: 12th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Rendezvous at 28,000ft
Flying Airplanes...Any size!
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 5th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Hummingbird and honeybee
For you "Birders", here is a challenge for your forte'.
Entries: 349
Winners announced: 29th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Fibonacci Forest
Open Theme..... Enter you best effort, Be it...after hours preparation, or a "lucky" capture.
Entries: 289
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Morning Dip
Got a cute/funny photo of your dog.... Share it with us...we all love dogs !!!
Entries: 173
Winners announced: 15th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Day's Catch
Show us your Big Catch!
Entries: 211
Winners announced: 8th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Urgent!
Seen any funny signs, enter them here...
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 1st July, 2009 GMT
Winner: umbrella thessalonica
Images with at least one umbrella
Entries: 299
Winners announced: 24th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Eiffet tower
Anything Panoramic. like: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Oceanscapes, Macroscapes, whatever. Vertical or Horizontal, Night or Day, Any multiple image panorama. any image ratio.
Entries: 164
Winners announced: 17th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Thales Theorem
Fantasy... How far out can you get?
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 10th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: OL49 at PoznaƄ-Franowo station
These Sunsets/Sunrises MUST have Industrial Equipment as a part of the main composition. Be it, semi tractor/trailers, cranes, cherry pickers, or...Building sites with equipment parked on a lot, Sky Scrapers with huge equipment for building the structure. As long as there is at least one piece of Industrial Equipment included AND the Sunrise/Sunset is in the image.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Morning Greeting
In this challenge, look for subjects that will pop out of the photo when using a large f/stop (old school term meaning a large aperture opening -- f/1, f/1.2, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/3.5, f/4). I am looking for "JUST" the subject to be in focus, and the background very "Out of Focus". Hint to beginners: Use a longer focal length and move closer to the subject. . Open Subject matter.
Entries: 400
Winners announced: 27th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Glowing third
In this challenge you are to use the "Rule of Thirds" guide as your compositional guidelines. (No Centering the subject allowed). Most Cameras have a grid for this in the P/S category, some DSLRs have it available for the LCD on the back. But, even if your camera doesn't have it, just divide the screen in 9 equal parts. Two lines Vertically and 2 lines Horizontally evenly spaced. Any Subject...
Entries: 237
Winners announced: 20th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: alone on the way
Finding perspective is easy. Looking down a rail road track is one example. The tracks "seem" to converge way down the line. This is one example of perspective. There are many, right in your back yard. Buildings, Fences, Rows of trees, and so on. be creative...surprise me!
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 13th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Cnidaria
This challenge is simple enough. The photograph must contain "A Single Color" as main theme. It can be multiple objects, or a series, what ever. But the main object/subject must be a single color, or shades of the same color. Look around, you'd be surprised where you can find this!
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 6th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Dandelion
In this challenge, look around you for "back-lit" subjects of any kind. Look for textures, shapes, designs and so on. Main object/subject must be "back-lit".