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Challenge series hosted by blosshapperter. Challenges start on Mondays.
until I develop a style the topics will be rather mixed
Finished (43 challenges)
Entries: 93
Winners announced: 21st October, 2013 GMT
Winner: The Tunnel to the North Sea
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
42. Children
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 14th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: At Night We Dance
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
41. Music
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 7th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Alice Cooper Band
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 30th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Turn & Burn!
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2013 GMT
Winner: L1050532...the sound of silence...
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 16th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Stairs
From a single shot, restrict to minimum please. If you feel you must please describe what you did!
37. Travelers
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 9th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Nepali "Upper Class" Bus travelers
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
36. Healers
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2013 GMT
Winner: volunteerism
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
35. Defiance
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 26th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: No - You listen to me !!!
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
34. Outsiders
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 19th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: If I Could be a King
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 12th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: KSM1
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 5th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Razvor
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 29th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Great Blue Herons, The Placement
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Milky Way thru Delicate Arch
Note: I suspended the series because I will be un-available. If it is queued still please handle ill-behavers by not voting for them. Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 15th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: eyes of hunger
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 95
Winners announced: 8th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Beauty
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 88
Winners announced: 1st July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hands
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 24th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: The Children's Tree House
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
25. Empty
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 17th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: She is not waiting for you
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
24. Abundance
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 10th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: hundreds of thousands
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Compose your story you want to tell us with your image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2013 GMT
Winner: We shall overcome!
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Second concentrate on orchestrating your talking image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 27th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Dangerous Paly
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Second concentrate on orchestrating your talking image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
21. Silence
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 20th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lonely moon
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Second concentrate on orchestrating your talking image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
20. On Foot
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 13th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Cat Up
Visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Second concentrate on orchestrating your talking image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 6th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Memories
please visualize the challenge theme with as much creativity as you can muster. Second concentrate on orchestrating your talking image in a pleasing way. Finally the photographic proficiency shouldn't fall too short.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 29th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hard Liquor.
visualize shattered - be it a person or object. Personally I prefer emotion... May the most creative version win!
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 22nd April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Black & white & sad
Show me your very best picture using a prime length equal to human eye (43 mm AFAIK). A normal prime lens was usually 40-55mm on "full frame" SLRs - in practice, it was most commonly 50mm supplied as a "kit" lens. Building a lens of this focal length seems to be rather easy, there are a lot of very nice and sometimes even cheap lenses out there. Aperture (F stop) and DOF (depth of field)...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 15th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pavilion and Trees at Midday
Show me your very best picture using a prime length equivalent to human eye (43 mm AFAIK). A normal prime lens was usually 40-55mm on "full frame" SLRs - in practice, it was most commonly 50mm supplied as a "kit" lens On medium format film cameras (6x6 and 6x4.5 cm) normal lenses were usually 75 or 80mm On APS-C cameras say 28mm to 35mm. On m4/3 say 17-27mm (17 may be a bit low but there...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 8th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Puchi
Sometimes it's quite easy to show movement - it simply happens as movement blur. But quite often the photographer fights like hell to visualize or enhance the feeling of speed...
Entries: 130
Winners announced: 1st April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Fetch
Sometimes it's quite easy to show movement - it simply happens as movement blur. But quite often the photographer fights like hell to visualize or enhance the feeling of speed...
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 25th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: water landing
Sometimes it's quite easy to show movement - it simply happens as movement blur. But quite often the photographer fights like hell to visualize or enhance the feeling of speed... Thank you Vackerman to lend me the photo!
Entries: 121
Winners announced: 18th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Leftout
say more than 1000 words with a single click! please do not hurt any animals (including humans)
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 11th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Guess - I´m an Animal
Rarely you grab such an expression by accident - mostly such accidents are not keepers. Sometimes you are lucky to meet interesting folk drawing faces. Whatever you do: try to make us laugh!
Entries: 84
Winners announced: 4th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Playing with Fishes.
It's cold and windy here now - please remind me of summer fun - which in my mind includes to bare your feet. Please concentrate on fun! Second is creativity. Your photo should comply to a planned concept (as opposed to snapshots).
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 25th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: A gesture of love and care
Tell us a story with your picture. Two or more persons (humans!) interacting. Try to include both ideas!
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 18th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Moon's closest encounter
where the picture itself shows what went wrong - but is a keeper still eg due to accident and/or magic give it a proper tiltle - ideally hinting what was planned and/or went wrong include a description what was planned and why you like it still it may be anything from funny mishaps, to unplanned background, to motive running out of frame or focus - be creative!
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 11th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: P1161752
This is an retry of the 800g limit of the standard equipment series. But instead of checking for maximum weight (which is the real limit for your back) the condition is mirrorless cameras (which is much easier to check) - or EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder with Interchangeable Lens, the electronic viewfinder is no condition) This challenge is post processing restricted still - but I will not...
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 4th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bald Eagle
This is the complementary of the standard equipment series. Get out your full formats or even middle formats and show us money-starved how hopelessly we fail with our standard equipment. This challenge is NOT restricted at all. You might be interested to put in with and without post in both challenges. You might be tempted to put in a link to the other into the description field... This is a...
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 28th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Aminita Muscaria
This is the complementary of the standard equipment series. Get out your full formats or even middle formats and show us money-starved how hopelessly we fail with our standard equipment. This challenge is post processing restricted still - but I will not check for it. Just be nice to your colleagues and don't cheat! The next challenge is without post processing restrictions. You might be...
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 21st January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Kashmir
This is the last stage of the standard equipment series. Get out your bulky DSLR - excluding full formats. This challenge is post processing restricted still - but I will not check for it. Just be nice to your colleagues and don't cheat! This is a 'beginners challenge' hoping to attract some pros showing us how to do it right. We want to learn - please comment the pictures! Please be creative!
Entries: 83
Winners announced: 14th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Singapore Marina Bay Sands
Show me your best celebration shot including fireworks. I want to try out live bulb myself - as I expect this challenge to start by 31st there should be sufficient possibilities for all of us...
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 7th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Tranqulity
All of us tend to look for ever costlier equipment. This challenge shall show how advanced standard equipment has become. This time we restict to system cameras (changeable lens) up to approximate 800g - with the restriction to kit lens only. I do not want to see any super-pro equipment here! This is a beginners challenge. We want to learn - please comment the pictures! Please be creative!
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 31st December, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
All of us tend to look for ever costlier equipment. This challenge shall show how advanced standard equipment has become. To start with let's restict to compact cameras (and other mobile equipment; not changeable lens) up to approximate 400g. This is a beginners challenge. We want to learn - please comment the pictures! Please be creative! Since many small lenses perform best very near I...