Art of Earth

Challenge series hosted by luxborealis. Challenges start on Thursdays.
The Art of Earth Series challenges photographers to capture images which best portray the drama and subtleties of the land, natural habitats and natural features of Earth in all her seasons and moods. This must be done in an artistic way by finding the harmony in the chaos of nature, therefore post-capture processing is limited to subtle enhancement of the original image. This series will concentrate on depicting the natural world as it exists; please do not include human features.
Finished (8 challenges)
Entries: 82
Winners announced: 2nd December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Tulips by the tree
PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING!!! Too much time is wasted DQing entries that do not follow the rules!!!
When I'm teaching photography, I always encourage my students to photograph from different points of view - including ground level. Show us your best nature photo: *made with a wideangle lens and * with your camera at or very close to the ground (or water level).
REMEMBER - this...
Entries: 198
Winners announced: 4th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rain Drops on Aspen
Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are enjoying the beautiful colours of Autumn. This challenge is dedicated to the leaves whose colour we enjoy day in and day out at this time of year. Your photo can ONLY INCLUDE LEAVES IN AUTUMN COLOUR and the twigs that bear them - no tree trunks, no grass, nothing other than leaves and perhaps their twigs or branches. The leaves may be on the ground and...
Entries: 197
Winners announced: 21st October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Lower Lewis Falls, WA
Continuing on with our Rivers theme - we can now concentrate on one of the most dramatic aspects of rivers - waterfalls. Again, to avoid images that show only flowing water, images must include at least part of the river bank or left/right side of the waterfall. However, the top edge of the waterfall is not necessary. Please NO HUMAN ELEMENTS in this Art of Earth series!
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 21st January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Valley of the Ten Peaks
Look up - look waaaay up - it's time to apply the "Art of Earth" concept to mountain ranges. That means multiple mountains must be the main feature of the photographs submitted. And because this is the "Art of Earth" only natural scenes are permitted - no human elements or built environments, please!
Entries: 131
Winners announced: 7th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Pinheiros do Paraná.
For those of you who have forgotten your botany - coniferous trees are the ones with needle-leaves. That being said, I am challenging you to show us your best images of coniferous forests - no mixed forests. Images must include a collection of coniferous trees, however, there is more to a forest than the trees, so show us what's there. While typically only natural elements are permitted in the...
3. Rivers
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 24th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Jökulsá á Fjöllum
Continuing on with the Art of Earth series... Images of rivers always evoke a timelessness of the water passing before us. Show us your timeless river images that portray the art inherent in the chaos of nature. You may include wildlife as long as they are shown in their natural environment (not pets!!).
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 10th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Curly
From the grand to the sublime, we will shift our focus from volcanoes to the natural world in your own backyard. Defining "backyard" (a North American term) for the world is a bit difficult as not everyone has a "backyard" or "back garden". So let's define it and make it the same for all: the photos entered into this challenge must be made within 10m of your primary residence (your home, not...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Bromo and Semeru, Indonesia
Volcanoes are spectacular examples of how Earth renews itself in dramatic fashion. In this Challenge, you should submit a photograph of a volcano - either active, dormant or extinct - that best portrays the mood of the mountain. Photographers are asked to keep to the theme of this series by submitting images to illustrate the art inherent in nature using minimal post-capture processing to...