Opportunities

Challenge series hosted by juanlucas. Challenges start on Mondays.
Replacing the "Mistakes" series, let's try to get a new opportunity or to enjoy a moment of meditation in our lives.
Finished (18 challenges)
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 17th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Wet Leaves on Steps
Basically that. Pls read the rules
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 10th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Bus Stop in Winter
As the theme suggests, pls submit pictures taken at a bus stop. Pictures MUST contain the location (a bus stop, or at least part of it).
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 24th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: The Hope
Basically that... 1 or more person, around 60 years old (no ID card required...) showing their age with pride, which generically means a positive attitude. No other people in the pictures: only people having around 60.
Entries: 193
Winners announced: 17th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: City through the window
Some time, even a chaotic, huge city can have a romantic mood of its own, or can represent itself from another angle of view. The aim of this challenge is to tell a story of a big and usually crowded city WITHOUT the crowd, in order to show only that modern/artificial environment in which people move. Pls note: MANDATORY to write down anywhere the name of the city. This challenge doesn't aim...
14. Escaping
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 10th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: White Sands Sunset
How would you represent that word with a picture? What's the meaning for you? Have you ever felt the need of escaping? Too many questions... so, let's start: please, show us your best representation!
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Milla looking home
Show us your interpretation of the title. Pls note: b/w only - images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge.
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 26th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Sadness and Loneliness in Hospital
Some time we can see something really sad; but it's not only "sad"... it's simply true, it's part of the real world, even if we would like to avoid that image to come to our minds. Show us what your eyes could see.
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 19th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Falling with style
Seeking for objects that are "on the air" but are not designed for that scope; for instance, a book coming out of a window while still flying (some one is having a big discussion...?). Be careful: objects with wings are NOT allowed, as well as any kind of animal or human being (at least as the main subject). The object(s) is to be clearly separated from any link to the ground or to people...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Peoples Temper
Let's try to use wideangles lens for taking a "different" picture... NO open spaces (landscapes, cityscapes, panorama, and so on), while portraits, street photography, whatever else is allowed. This challenge aims to collect pictures which exacerbate the typical wideangle effect, so pls note that are allowed only pictures taken with a focal lenght below 25mm. According to this, it is mandatory...
9. No!!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 15th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: No photo!
A word which expresses negatives. How can a picture represent that word? Show us!
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 8th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: should I stay or should I go?
Show us your interpretation... let's see how "confused" you are :)
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 1st August, 2011 GMT
Winner: The Colored Door
One rule: colours of the picture MUST be clearly altered (it doesn't matter "how") respect to the original ones.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 18th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Watch your back.
...doing a big mistake... Pictures must show the moment before a mistake becomes reality. Try to do your best and pls note: it is MANDATORY to add a brief description to your picture. Descriptions into the title are NOT ALLOWED.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 11th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Eyes
I made a mistake... haven't bought a 50mm prime lens yet. Show me why I should buy it!! MANDATORY to indicate brand/model of lens used for taking the picture (of course, only 50mm prime lens for this challenge).
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 4th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Cooking pots are now boats - check out the snake
Any object is originally designed for a specific use. Show us an object while used in a different way respect to its original scope (i.e.: a book to hit a nail on its head).
Entries: 87
Winners announced: 6th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: water closet in Sahara
Pictures must show something/someone which is CLEARLY in the wrong place. I.e.: a biker in a motor racing circuit, a traffic light into the desert... It can be also an abstract concept, as long as it fits the theme, so use your fantasy. Suggestion: by adding a self-explanatory title about why you think that the subject is in the wrong place, you will get more chance to get good votes. NO...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 23rd May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Christmas lights
Simply: a shot that can be considered as a "mistake", from a photographic point of view. Once again, we are trying to demonstrate that a great photo can be everything but not necessarily "perfect". For example: wrong focus point, blur, breaking the rules of thirds, under-over exposure... Very important: despite the above, you like that picture! BE CAREFUL: a brief explanation of the mistake...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 9th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Diesel
Let's give a new chance to those pictures which are not "perfect", because of some special (and not invited) guest or guests. Show us a photo which has an unwanted element in it, both living or inanimate, such as a street with part of an incoming vehicle, or a bee flying in front of your lens while you were taking a shot, or a portrait with someone else suddenly appearing on the...