Challenge series hosted by barb_s. Challenges start on Thursdays.
Vote awareness is the theme. I am hoping to encourage people who enter challenges to do some extra voting. The number of votes per challenge is low. This series will have varied topics. So, if you want to enter, and you haven't voted much, please take some time, and do some voting on some of the open challenges.
Finished (57 challenges)
57. One Empty Bottle
Winners announced: 7th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bottle washed ashore....
Focus on creating a still life centered around an empty bottle OR create something interesting with lighting and an empty bottle. Be creative, but I must be able to see that the bottle is empty and the bottle should be the focal point of interest.
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Autumn Ginkgo Tree
The very basic color Yellow or Gold please. You may do something artistic with an everyday object that is yellow or gold, but please do not change the subject with software. You may use black and white with yellow or gold as well.
Winners announced: 9th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: You are always in my head!
You decide what to do here. Are they sitting on a book, a counter, or someone's face, or even your pet's face? Are they part of a still life? Are they Sunglasses? Are you in the reflection? If so, all of that is OK! Try to be artistic in your creation/submission.
Winners announced: 26th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: icy ornament
Have some fun with the holidays…. and capture the holiday in a photograph of a decoration, light, candle, ornament, etc.
53. A Leaf Part III
Winners announced: 19th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Frozen Ginko
Leaves are popular! I was asked to do one more Leaf challenge, so here it is. This is the last one, so make it good! The leaf in your photo should be the focal point. More than one leaf allowed but 1 leaf should stand out.
52. The wine glass
Winners announced: 12th December, 2013 GMT
You decide how to frame it, pose it, light it, photograph it. More than 1 is OK, but make just one as the focal point. No entries that have won a DPR challenge in the past please.
Winners announced: 5th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Ferrari at Sears Point
Have you been to an F1 race, local demolition derby, NASCAR, Rally racing up a mountain? Submission must contain one or more competing vehicles and must be processed in Black & White or Sepia.
Winners announced: 21st November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hanging Around
My recent 1 leaf challenge filled up quickly, and so, here is part 2. Not quite the same. This is for 1 leaf, inside, outside, alive or not, and where the leaf is the focal point. More than one leaf allowed, but one must be the focal point.
Winners announced: 14th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Eyes on the Ball
and photograph Sports action. Football, baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. It can be at your local school, town ball field, or a world series photo.
48. 1 Leaf
Winners announced: 7th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Autumn Leaf
Outside or inside. Alive or not. Let's see the detail and beauty of just 1 leaf.
47. Pastel Colors
Winners announced: 24th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Brush It
Show me pastel colors.
Winners announced: 10th October, 2013 GMT
Use a doorway as a frame for a photograph. It can be a view that looks out or sees in. That is your choice. The doorway itself should not only frame your photo but make it more interesting. Good luck and have fun.
Winners announced: 26th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Spring Flower Arrangement
Make an interesting still life arrangement centered around flowers and or plants (freshly cut or potted). Submit your photo as Black and white please. Remember that a still life is a grouping of inanimate objects. Try to be artful, not random with your creation and use lighting to add interest. Experiment, have fun, and good luck!
Winners announced: 19th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Red Hot
Something red must be the focus of your photograph.
Winners announced: 12th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Present a Still Life in Black & White. It must contain exactly 5 objects and no more than 5 objects.
Winners announced: 29th August, 2013 GMT
The photo you enter must have a zipper or zippers visible (preferably as the subject), and the photo must have the color blue as a dominant color. Other colors and other objects may exist. There are no other restrictions. I hope you have fun creating an interesting entry.
41. The Pensive Cat
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Cat Reflection
Illustrate the title "The Pensive Cat". The cat should not be playing, grooming, or sleeping. Cats love to think, meditate and reflect on their lives, so photograph your feline in a pensive mood. Domestic cats only please.
Winners announced: 8th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Who said cat challenges are boring?
Someone recently mentioned the boredom of a Cat Challenge in a forum thread. I like cats, so, here it is. Enter a photo of a domestic cat or kitten. The cat must be awake. Eye's open and visible.
Winners announced: 30th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
This is a wide open color challenge but no post processing to create red and yellow. Photograph a scene or object(s) that have Red and Yellow as stand out colors. Yes, you may have other color in it, as well as black and white.
Winners announced: 25th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo
The photograph must be black and white. No sepia please. The subject of your photo must be a car. No people in the photo. Other cars in the background are OK, but the main subject has to be 1 car. Dramatic views are encouraged.
Winners announced: 18th April, 2013 GMT
The photograph must be black and white. No sepia please. The subject of your photo must be a zoo animal whose color is not black and/or white. (no zebras, black panthers, white peacocks, etc). No people in the photo, just 1 colorful zoo animal.
36. Trucks in HDR
Winners announced: 4th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: "End of the Road" in Homer Alaska
I've done cars in HDR - now have sonme fun with Trucks. Pick ups to tractor trailers. No cars, no SUV's please.
Winners announced: 21st March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Chestnut-Eared Aracari in the Pantanal
We love photographing the rich colors of birds. Work with a colorful bird (like a parrot) and create an interesting black and white entry. (No sepia, no color please). Entry must state the color(s) of the bird in the title or description and the color must not be a black or white bird. It must have other color to fit the challenge. I feel voting helps the challenges, so this challenge is...
Winners announced: 14th March, 2013 GMT
The entry must be black and white. No sepia please. The subject of your photo must be a dog or cat (not both). No people in the photo, just a dog or cat.
Winners announced: 28th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Summer Butterfly
The FZ150 is so impressive. Now I am curious to see what Panasonic has done with the FZ200. The photo should include any living Non-human creature and must be taken with the FZ200.
Winners announced: 21st February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rustic charm
Small shacks in any condition. The photo should highlight the structure. Tasteful HDR is welcome here.
31. One or more Owls
Winners announced: 7th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Snow Owl
Owls please. Flying, sitting, sleeping… The subject is owls for this challenge. You may also consider living as well as non-living entries which can include a toy owl, an owl in jewelry, or an owl found in a museum, or in a work of art. If it's an owl of any kind, you may enter this challenge.
Winners announced: 17th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Eat me!
Very simple: Close up or macro shot of any fruit. Please be as artistic and/or creative as you can.
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Ready, Steady, GO!
Enter this challenge with a photograph containing 3 objects. It can be anything from a still life, to an outdoor shot, or action photo, but it must have 3 things in it. You, as well as any DP review member are encouraged to critique entries by adding comments on how you think the image could be improved. The entrant, after reading comments may opt to make modifications, and replace the first...
Winners announced: 27th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Santa Fe Express Steam Loco
Cars, bikes, trikes, kids toys, steering wheels, rubber wheels, Ferris wheels, roulette wheels, etc. Ordinary subject... yes! But make sure the wheel(s) are prominently displayed, a key element, where your eyes are drawn to them yet you also have an interesting photograph. With any challenge, you can make the ordinary, interesting. An everyday snapshot won't do well so think about what you...
Winners announced: 13th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
Enter this challenge with a photograph of a single flower. You, as well as any DP review member are encouraged to critique entries by adding comments on how you think the image could be improved. The entrant, after reading comments should make modifications, and replace the first photo if they think the suggestions have merit. Simply withdraw, and immediately re-enter with your modified...
Winners announced: 29th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Blue shower
Repeat challenge Blue: Fish, flowers, eyes, jewels, jeans, birds, water, etc… but do not enter a nature photo that uses the sky as the blue element. The sky can be in the photo, but something else must be the point of interest and it should be blue. The 1st challenge filled up in just a few hours. This one will open up with 5 as the limit for entries, and 12 hours after it has opened, I...
25. Natural Frame
Winners announced: 5th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Afternoon sunshine
Photograph something where there is framing within the photo. It does not have to be fully framed on all sides but the frame must be part of what you photographed. I am not asking for post processed borders or frames. Examples: Photograph through a tunnel, an archway, under some tree branches, through a hole in a wall, through a hole in a seashell, looking out a door as long as the doorway...
Winners announced: 28th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: OMAHA BEACH
Cross or Crosses...Crosses are found on jewelry, on steeples, gravestones, inside and outside churches, etc. Let's see your skillful photo of one or more.
Winners announced: 21st June, 2012 GMT
The 2012 color green challenge. Please show us a green subject or a strong green background highlighting the beauty of your subject. Photo's from 2012 please.
Winners announced: 24th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Magenta Yellow Blue
3 colors must standout in your photo. Also - Black and white are both allowed but are not counted as part of the 3 colors. Shading of the colors is OK, a tiny bit of other color is also OK. But, the idea is a colorful photo where the viewer easily sees 3 colors and you must list those colors in the title. Otherwise a DQ.
Winners announced: 17th May, 2012 GMT
Simple challenge - Submit a color photo where you have a subject with a noticeable background and the background must be white. Sorry, No landscapes.
Winners announced: 10th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Paper Rainbow
Simple challenge - Submit a color photo where you have a subject with a noticeable background and the background must be black.
Winners announced: 12th April, 2012 GMT
The subject is up to you, but the photo must have exactly 2 colors, not more. Shading of a color, or intensity of a color in the photo is fine. Black may be one of the colors, White may also be one of the colors, but the only 2 color combo that is not allowed is black/white.
18. Your Library...
Winners announced: 5th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Ancient Book Collection
Outside or inside. Show the architecture or photograph books on shelves, or an exhibit. Your goal is to show the voters an interesting view into your library.
Winners announced: 22nd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Beer Pour
Beer or Soda bottles. One or many. Make a still life, or capture someone drinking but make it an interesting photo. No Facebook broadcast before challenge completes please. Win with your talent, not with your friends.
Winners announced: 15th March, 2012 GMT
This challenge requires varied shades of any color or colors as the background. Try to showcase a subject by having a background that does not distract, is not absent, yet adds interest to the picture by it's varied color, tone or shadowing. See examples. You might achieve it with lighting or a shallow depth of field to create the bokeh. Natural outdoor backgrounds may work too. Good luck!
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2012 GMT
Winner: yellow & green
Dominate your photo with the colors of Yellow and Green in equal parts. The photo may include other color, but the main object or point of interest in the photo must be yellow and green. The challenge is to have equal part yellow and equal green, or as close to equal as you can.
Winners announced: 16th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Travel sextant
Have you ever been invited to a party where you brought something uncommon that guests examine and guess what it is? Show that kind of object, the whole object, not a closeup macro. Plan your photo as if you were creating a still life. Lighting and composition are important. This challenge is not a snapshot guessing game. It's about a well executed photograph.
Winners announced: 9th February, 2012 GMT
Cars and SUV's processed with HDR, Topaz adjust, or any tone mapping software. This is about making your car look like it could be in a poster. Clear, crisp, vibrant. Color or B/W. Creativity and fun are encouraged here.
Winners announced: 26th January, 2012 GMT
Wet. The subject must be visibly wet. This is not a water challenge, so NO swimming. Examples: Dew on a spider web, a child or dog playing in a sprinkler, raindrops on flowers or other objects, beads of sweat on an athlete. When framing your picture, keep in mind, the water is not the subject.
Winners announced: 19th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: france 2
Show a photo where these 3 colors dominate the photograph: Red, White, Blue A dark background to highlight your subject is allowed. No flags on flagpoles. Flags elsewhere are allowed, such as on a casket, printed on a tee shirt, painted in a mural. All other Red, White and Blue ideas are welcome.
Winners announced: 5th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Leopard in Tree- Tanzania
Capture your subject looking at us, the viewers. I'm not sure what you can get for an emotional look from an insect, pet or wild animal but you should be able to get something that has the subjects eye's staring right into the lens plus, try to show us an interesting pose or facial expression on the non-human. (Humans may be in the photo, but they are not to be the main subject).
Winners announced: 29th December, 2011 GMT
Dominate your photo with the colors of Red and Green. This does not need to be Christmas related. Other color may exist, but it should really be a Red/Green picture. And, the challenge is to have equal parts red and equal green, or as close to equal as you can. I don't want to see a thin red ribbon on a big green package. But, you could zoom in an crop a red bow on a green package so you...
8. B/W Macro...
Winners announced: 22nd December, 2011 GMT
This is a very broad theme. I'd like to see a macro shot , preferably something new , and please submit it processed as Black and White. Choose carefully. I hope to see some good contrast in the submissions. Have fun and good luck!.
Winners announced: 1st December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Hot Chocolate!
Have your subject look at us, the viewers. Show me a piercing stare, or an "invite me in" look, or the "I hate you and your camera" expression. Maybe a teasing look, an "I want you" look. Capture emotion in the eyes. Other people and animals in the photo are OK, but the main subject should be looking into the camera and should be human, of any age or gender. Try not to present an ordinary...
Winners announced: 27th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bull's Eye
You may enter a photo of anything (OTHER THAN PEOPLE) as long as it is in the air. Examples: Toss or drop a ball or toy, find a great looking cloud, a rain drop, an airplane, a flying bird or bug, etc. after entering, on your honor, please go vote on an open challenge. This is the last of the voter series with title rules or vote count qualifiers. Plenty of people have a hard time...
Winners announced: 20th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: How did you get there? votes 2482
No entry limits... THERE IS A TITLE REQUIREMENT: Append your vote count from the challenge section of your profile to the title. It should be like this: " Green Coke , votes 14356". See example photo. Please enter a photo that clearly shows something is inside something else and the pair weren't originally meant to be coupled. Examples: If you have a soda bottle inside a fish bowl,...
Winners announced: 13th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: "I'm Watching You"
Easy! Check your profile. If you have 500 votes cast, you can enter. If you don't, then go vote on some challenges, and bring your count up to 500. Then enter a picture of something that looks like something else. Title it as what you think it looks like. That's it! Look at the example.
Winners announced: 6th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Yellow bug - 44/1482
TO ENTER: Your profile must show # votes cast are at least 10 times the number of challenges entered. EXAMPLE: If you entered 100 challenges already, you need to have 1000 votes in your profile to enter this. TITLE rule: Entry must contain the 2 numbers from your profile: # challenges you have entered and # votes you have cast. Otherwise it's a DQ. Submit a photo where something is...
Winners announced: 29th September, 2011 GMT
I'm looking for photo's that have 4 objects. They can be identical, similar, or opposite. 4 bags of chips, 4 dancers, 4 cars, etc. 4 of something. Entry to this challenge is limited. Look at your profile. It lists # challenges entered and total votes placed. "Total votes" must be at least = to your "Total Challenges X 25" to qualify. If we all vote on a few challenge topics that...
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2011 GMT
Entry to this challenge is limited to those who are active voters. I'm hoping to encourage more voting. Look at your profile. It lists your votes per challenge average in parens, under your vote count. 25 or greater qualifies for entry. If we all vote on a few challenge topics that interest us, we might have a better outcome overall. So, if you want to enter here, and you haven't voted...