Frame of Mind

Challenge series hosted by mschf. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
This series _mostly_ emphasizes topics in which photographs have context, conveying a "message" or "story" to the observant viewer.
Finished (12 challenges)
Entries: 82
Winners announced: 18th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: The Pod
What might the year 2112 look like if it were all doom & gloom? Submit an image that could make us believe that we're peeking into the future... a very dark, hopeless future.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 11th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Space Station
What might the year 2112 look like if it became a utopian world? No more war, no more crime, no more poverty, everyone's happy and healthy. Submit an image that could make us believe that we're peeking into the future... a very bright, optimistic future.
10. Inkblot
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 28th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Whispers
What do you see in the sample inkblot image?
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 20th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Gondola maneuvers
Photos of gondolier(s) at work/rest in Venice, Italy.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 6th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Now I Just Have To Sit And Wait...
The Far Side is a comics series created by the warped mind of Gary Larson. The surrealistic humor in these comics is "often based on uncomfortable social situations, improbable events, an anthropomorphic view of the world, logical fallacies, impending bizarre disasters, or the search for meaning in life". This challenge isn't so much about *reenacting* one of Larson's strips (though it's ok if...
7. Mood
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Anguish
Simple... submit photos that you think convey a certain mood to the viewer (PS - disregard the sample images)
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 16th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Bus Stop Shocker!
"Character assassination" is something like, "information about a person that is *technically* true but presented in a misleading manner or is presented without the necessary context". This challenge is about images rich with *context* but in which the context isn't necessarily conveying "the truth" of a person's actions in a photograph. While this theme allows for a wide variety of "misleading...
Entries: 139
Winners announced: 9th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Steel Slivers
Let's get a couple possible assumptions out of the way first... 1) maximalism is not necessarily the opposite of minimalism, and 2) maximalism is not necessarily about clutter. This is a difficult and somewhat obscure genre which has many definitions (a popular, but not a de facto one by Daryush Shokof's "Maximalist Manifesto" describes it as (quoted from, "1. Figurative, 2....
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2010 GMT
Winner: dune
From "Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features". Sounds simple, no? ;). Let's see what you come up with. Minimalist art is not as easily definable as one may think, so nothing will be disqualified except for those entries which break any of the additional...
Entries: 173
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rain Dance
It's easy to form or find a repetition of a series of same objects perfectly lined up, but this topic is about found repetitions of not so obvious or formal-looking patterns found in urban environments. Please read the 'additional rules' for details and entry restrictions.
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 16th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Static Wheel
Like certain humans, certain bicycles too have a personality or interesting features/designs. Show one bicycle in such a way as to give it character or purpose. All "ages" (new/old/antique/etc) and "genders" (touring/racing/city/terrain/etc) are acceptable.
Entries: 127
Winners announced: 9th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rice farmer
Submit photos depicting agriculture, whether by showing people at work on a farm or showing rural land/structures. At least one item of farming machinery must be present in the scene that clearly affirms that the image was indeed taken in a "farming" environment.