Your Mind's Eye

Challenge series hosted by J Mountford. Challenges start on Sundays.
Ansel Adams, the great Black and White Photographer said, "If I feel something strongly, I would make a photograph that would be the equivalent of what I saw and felt. When I'm ready to make a photograph, I obviously see in my MIND'S EYE something that is not literally there. I'm interested in expressing something which is built up from within, not extracted from without." ------------------------------------- The beauty of photography is you can make it literal to exotic, common to very uncommon, psychedelic to washed out and most anything else you can imagine. The only limitation is you, the artist, trying to get what you see into your best. ------------------------------------ Any camera or imaging taking device is allowed. There are no post processing rules, the only limitation is your mind, common decency (this is a family site) and the TOS.
Finished (7 challenges)
7. Clouds
Entries: 162
Winners announced: 24th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Lenticular clouds above the Antarctica
Photo must be mostly clouds, it can be above a city, the countryside, the ocean, but it must be mostly clouds -- like 80% or more. Clouds can look like images, like a running dog, a duck, even your ex mother in law. You can manipulate the image in anyway you see fit, like turn a mid day scene into a sunset. Or clouds with very little form.
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 17th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Ka Kshaid Sum Syiem
Anything that naturally allows running water. Not man made as in a faucet to a canal, but as natural as mother nature intended. It can have water in it or not, flowing or still, it doesn't matter, but it needs to be a place that has water running through it in the past or present, from the Grand Canyon to a trickle of a spring to a carved out canyon that hasn't had water running through it in...
5. My Ride
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 10th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Canoe
Your car, bike, skate board, bus, even your feet. Your mode of transportation. Try to keep it within your mode, but any will do and you can claim it as yours. The image must be of a single mode of transportation (or a pair of feet).
4. Medical
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Concentrate
Images that depict people or things involved with medicine, from hospitals to doctors offices to trauma care. PLEASE RESPECT PEOPLES PRIVACY!! I will delete any photo that doesn't do that without any explanation whatsoever. I don't want to see any patients recognizable faces. Even if you know the person well. Even if it's you. For most people, medical care is very private, strive to keep it...
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 27th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: Mandola Joe
Rule of Thirds, throw it out. To much post image processing, throw it out. Change it into a painting, throw it out. This is a challenge where you can do what you want, anything goes, from blinding me with to much HDR, to changing Mom to look like Monet did it, to an angle where people say, "How did he do that?" Please describe what you did to the photo, if anything, to tell us what you did,...
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 20th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: The Rabbi and followers - edited
People, places or things, anything to do with religion that goes along with this definition: the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 6th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: Breakfast On The Pier At Sunrise.
Leading lines that take you into the photo, or takes you out. The lines can be literal, like lines in the sand, to patterns of images that lead you into or through it.