Simon's Series

Challenge series hosted by Simon Joinson. Challenges start on Thursdays.
Simon's Series
Finished (14 challenges)
Entries: 498
Winners announced: 10th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Sunset Dreamland
The title says it all really. This is a challenge to capture the most arresting silhouette you can.
Entries: 427
Winners announced: 9th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Nose Knows
You'd think that a portrait, by definition, would have to show the subject's face? That's certainly considered a good starting point by most photographers, but the creative photographer knows that the most interesting results often come from doing exactly the opposite of what's expected, so for this challenge we're asking you to include little, if any, of the subject's face in the frame. The...
12. Filmic
Entries: 268
Winners announced: 8th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Mr. Jones
Whether its cinematic or simply harks back to the pre-digital era, we're looking for shots with a 'filmic' quality. Post processing is allowed (but no text, no borders please)
11. Stare
Entries: 499
Winners announced: 7th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Water Lilly
It's all there in the one word: STARE. Whether it's the uniquely engaging quality of a portrait subject staring directly into the camera or an animal transfixed by its prey, show us your interpretation of the theme...
Entries: 498
Winners announced: 6th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: rain
We're looking for shots where a single splash of color dominates the frame. You can use selective desaturation in post processing but that's the only 'shopping' allowed.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 13th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Burning Bush
We want to see your very best black and white digital shot - something that really shows the graphic power of greyscale. This is a challenge designed to show why after half a century of color photography black and white still exerts such as powerful hold over the creative photogapher.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 9th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Sleeping beauty
Whether you interpret it literally or metaphorically, we're looking for your interpretation of a single word: reflection.
Entries: 462
Winners announced: 8th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: City Strike
Give us an image that captures the essence of a city at night. Any camera, any lens, any post-processing (within reason - see rules).
Entries: 234
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2009 GMT
Winner: no winner
Get creative with the one portrait subject that's always available: your own good self. To make things more interesting you must take the shot during the submission period, so no rifling through your archives on this one! Try to come up with an image that tells us something about you.
Entries: 900
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Lake Champlain NY.
This is a very broad one; interpret it as you want: the subject, the treatment or the style must say 'retro' or 'vintage', but that's the only rule. Any era, any subject, any camera. You can use as much post processing as you like but be aware that images may well be disqualified on the grounds of taste ;)
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 15th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Singapore Automated Underground Train
Take a picture that captures the feeling of motion in the frame through the creative use of blur
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 15th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Oeuf
Capture the most interesting and appealing photograph of the most uninteresting subject you can find - there is photographic potential in virtually everything you see; your job is to find it!
1. Shadows
Entries: 499
Winners announced: 12th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Photographer
Create an image where a shadow is the main subject - sometimes it's what you leave out of the frame that makes the picture.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 12th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Terminator
Capture a shot of the fauna and/or flora in the immediate vicinity (outside) of your home - be it a garden bird, winter flower or the morning dew on your lawn.