Life is Beautiful

Challenge series hosted by sar288. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Photos depicting the true beauty this world and everything in it has to offer!
Finished (14 challenges)
14. Rainy Day
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 12th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Rain & Fog
Rain can be dramatic or subtle. Whether you are staying indoors or heading outside to get soaked, rain can make for a unique and aesthetically pleasing capture.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 5th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Teeth Bared
As winter winds down, show us your favorite snow sport photo. Down hill skiing, cross country, snowboarding, ice skating are just a few examples.
12. Barns
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 28th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Dreamy Day
Show us your favorite photo of a barn. Anything goes as long as a barn is the focal point of your photo.
11. Rainbow
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 9th August, 2017 GMT
Winner: Colorado Rainbow 2
Show us your best photo of a rainbow!
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 2nd August, 2017 GMT
Winner: An Evening in Bruges
Show us your best photo of your favorite city. Please include the name of the city in the description. If you do not tell us the name of the city where your photo was taken, your entry will be disqualified. As always, black and white photos are welcome.
9. Floor
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 26th July, 2017 GMT
Winner: Pella
In this challenge, show us a picture of an interesting floor. The floor can be beautiful, ugly, clean, dirty - anything goes! Black and white photos are welcome.
8. Shoes
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 19th July, 2017 GMT
Winner: Red shoes-1
In this challenge, post your best picture of shoes. Anything goes as long as shoes are the main focus point of your photo. Please make sure your entry is no larger than 1600px on its longest side.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 6th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Poor Friendship
In this challenge, depict the idea of friendship in one photo. Anything goes as long as friendship is shown in some form. B/W and macros are both welcome. Be creative and have fun!
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 30th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Spiny Softshell Turtle's head
In this challenge, post your best photo of a reflection. The subject causing the reflection can be pictured in the photo but does not have to be. It is up to you! The reflection can be in a mirror, water, take the form of a shadow or anything else that produces a reflection. Be creative!
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Old One Room Schoolhouse
Post you best photo of an abandoned building. No restrictions on the location of the photo as long as the focal point of the photo is an abandoned building. Black and white photos are welcome.
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 16th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: When magic disappears
In this challenge show us both the past and the present by taking a picture holding an old photograph in the same location the photo was originally taken years ago. Do your best to make the photo align perfectly so we can tell it's the original location. See sample entries for further clarification.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 9th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Why such a long face?
In this challenge, post your best photo of an animal making direct eye contact with the lens. Any photos of an animal that is not looking directly at the lens will be disqualified. All types of animals are fine but please do not submit photos of people. I am looking for animals only. It is fine if the photo is cropped so only one eye is showing as long as eye contact is still being made. Macros...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Morning sun in Stubai Alps
In this challenge, show us your best panoramic photo! The photo MUST be a panorama. Any photos submitted that are not considered panoramic will be disqualified. If you are unsure what a panoramic photo is please follow this link for clarification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_photography Color and black and white photos are both allowed.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2016 GMT
Winner: Dragon
In this challenge, submit your best photo of fire. Fire MUST be the focal point of the photo. Entries will be disqualified if fire is not shown. Macro and close-ups are welcome. Photos need to be in color, no black and white photos. Be creative!