Life and Times

Challenge series hosted by kaphinga. Challenges start on Fridays.
An eclectic assortment of creative, quirky, or funny slices of life, mostly centered around people (but not always).
Finished (11 challenges)
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 15th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Josephsburg Station, Munich
Let’s see your best pictures of train stations — either railroad stations or subway stations.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 8th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Rinse and repeat
Let's see some images of laundry — laundry hanging on a line, piles of laundry waiting to be washed, a day at the laundromat. Laundry should be the main subject.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 1st April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Rush hour in Scotland
Did you ever take a picture that could have been of another time or place except for some piece of modern technology, maybe a phone or a camera, that breaks the spell? Think of this challenge, perhaps, as getting photobombed by technology. You might want to look at the sample images for ideas.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Quedlinburg
Show us your nighttime street scenes up close and personal. You can include people or buildings, but NOT whole skylines.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 18th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Venice 2020
Call it what you want — Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or Carnivale — and celebrate it where you want — Venice, New Orleans, Rio, or other places — let's see your pictures from the festival season that begins on Twelfth Night and runs through the day before Ash Wednesday. Please tell us in the title and/or description where you were celebrating Carnival.
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 11th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Big Brother is watching ...
From masks to toilet paper shortages to social distancing, Covid has disrupted our lifes in innumerable ways over the past few years. Let’s see images that shows how you have experienced life differently since early 2020. Bonus points for titles and/or descriptions
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 4th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Krishna girl
Show us your photos of people wearing face paint — the wilder the better. Just to be clear, we are looking for photos of real people, *not* photos of paintings or street art. Bonus points for titles and/or descriptions.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th February, 2022 GMT
Winner: The Red Umbrella | Japanese Formal
Let’s see your photos of umbrellas. The umbrellas can be in the sun or in the rain, as long as they are the dominant element the photo. A single umbrella is okay, too.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 18th February, 2022 GMT
Winner: wedding selfies in the arctic
The selfie has become one of the most ubiquitous public activities in recent years. Let's see your pictures of people taking selfies. Important: this is NOT about your own selfies; it's about *other* people taking selfies. Both individual selfies and group selfies are okay. The cell phone or camera should appear in the frame or be strongly implied just outside the frame. See the sample...
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 11th February, 2022 GMT
Winner: US Open Skateboarder-0863
Let's see your pictures of skateboarders: people on skateboards, people carrying skateboards. Images should contain at least one skateboard and at least one person. (Two entries allowed per person.)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 28th January, 2022 GMT
Winner: Are the car keys in this pocket?
Let's lighten up and see some humor. Show me your funniest picture. People, animals, and other subjects are welcomed. Don't hesitate to give your picture a good punch line in the title when it makes sense to do so. Be creative and have fun!