Out of the ordinary
Challenge series hosted by juanlucas. Challenges start on Sundays.
Everything out of the ordinary, from stunning or surprising images to post-processed picture.
Finished (24 challenges)
Winners announced: 25th December, 2011 GMT
They are everywhere in the cities where we live: use them to tell a story.
Winners announced: 13th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: paradise in west Tataras
I wonder why Tamron uses such a long name for a lens... anyway... How many users dream about the perfect zoom lens? Ok, I know: it doesn't exist... but let's try to see what they can do, starting with the one at subject. So: for this challenge, only pictures taken with this Tamron lens are allowed. Try to convince me (and anyone else) to ask Santa Klaus this lens to replace my kit lens :) It...
Winners announced: 6th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Ok, very complicated... What we are looking here is the "mood" of a city through its people. Very easy example: do you think New York is a stressing town? Ok, then upload a picture of some one living in NY who - through his/her actions or facial expression - can "demostrate" that NY is actually stressing. Do you think that Paris is a relaxing town? Ok, then get a picture of a (or more) very...
Winners announced: 30th October, 2011 GMT
Let's see some image taken INSIDE a church - pictures taken outside a church will be DQ. Only pictures taken in the current year - NO HDR pls.
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2011 GMT
Winner: home sweet home
Show your own personal interpretation of the title. It's a challenge open to free interpretation, but be careful: voters can be severe when expressing their votes... :)
Winners announced: 16th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Paper cut-outs
Try to get a picture of a person (or more persons) while imitating a form (for instance: a letter, a number, a rectangle)
Winners announced: 9th October, 2011 GMT
Can a picture immediately recall/suggest a single word? How much deeply can pictures and words be linked each other? Try to do your best and show us that. For the title of your entry, choose carefully ONE SINGLE WORD (and no more than one; no articles nor whatever else), like "Love", "Happiness" or something on that style. Remember: 1 word, 1 picture, so everyone who has a look to your entry...
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Old minolta
Take a picture OF your own camera (instead WITH your camera). The aim is to publish that picture and make your camera irresistible for someone else eventually interested in buying it...
Winners announced: 25th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bellagio, Italt
Definition: a strip of material worn around the neck beneath a collar, tied in a knot at the front. Basically that: a tie (or more ties) as the main subject.
Winners announced: 18th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Pro-democracy demonstration, Tunis, January 2011
Free interpretation. Show us what you mean for "democracy".
Winners announced: 11th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Best Buddies
Basically that. At least 1 human being plus 1 animal in the picture. Pls, no simple snapshot of 1 person and 1 animal; try to represent how they interact togheter.
Winners announced: 4th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Colours allowed in this challenge: only black and white. No grayscale nor middle-tones.
Winners announced: 28th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kite surfer flying
Both professional or for fun, show us summer sport activities.
Winners announced: 21st August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Calm Street
Show us your interpretation.
Winners announced: 14th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Thunder Storm
...the 3rd element is up to you, but keep in mind this: the background/environment must be the NIGHT; the 2nd element of your composition has to be ONE SINGLE LIGHT, or a unique/uniform light resource.
9. Red hair
Winners announced: 7th August, 2011 GMT
One (ore more) red-haired person - try to make the picture tell a story about that person.
Winners announced: 31st July, 2011 GMT
Winner: "Ring" of fire
7. I need water
Winners announced: 24th July, 2011 GMT
Pictures must show someone/something who needs water. The subject here is not the water itself, but the need of water. For instance, a thirsty person or a dirty object.
Winners announced: 17th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: I am really upset
Definition: "body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements." Human beings only, even if animals can be represented in the picture (but they don't have to be the main subject). No simple snapshot of some part of the human body: the subject of your photo MUST communicate something, according to the definition...
5. Melting pot
Winners announced: 10th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Smile for a better world
For information/reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melting_pot. MANDATORY: the picture MUST contain at least 2 people.
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2011 GMT
No human beings in the picture, only animal(s) and their expressions.
Winners announced: 26th June, 2011 GMT
Definitions: a line or sequence of people or vehicles (or else) awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed; a plait of hair worn at the back of the head. Rules: only one... be creative, set your mind free!
Winners announced: 19th June, 2011 GMT
Basically that... be awesome!
1. HDR sunset
Winners announced: 5th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Lake Washington Sunset
Try to turn the extraordinary beauty of a sunset into a breathtaking HDR image. It is MANDATORY to explain the technique you used.