The world around us

Challenge series hosted by chdc. Challenges start on Saturdays.
Photographs for which one doesn't need to go faraway places or face difficulties.
Finished (10 challenges)
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 31st December, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Someone looking at the DPR's "Challenges" page.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 17th December, 2011 GMT
From beaches to dunes, we marvel at nature's artistry. This challenge is about different shapes, designs, patterns etc created by mother earth on/with sand.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 10th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: ngaji
Any gender, any age, any place and, of course, any book. Let us see people's varied reading styles.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Outback clouds
A bright blue sky interspersed with white clouds is always a sight to behold. Let us see some examples from different latitudes and longitudes.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 26th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: ptarmigan-2
Both the subject and the background should be predominantly white.
5. Cricket
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 19th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Cricket in Kashmir
The players and umpires, the fields, equipments--let us see photographs of everything related to this great game.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 8th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Trouble vision
Photographs of mirrors, photographs using mirrors, showing yourself in the mirror--possibilities are enormous. Use your imagination.
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 1st October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Boots
Footwears vary in shape, size, colour, texture, price, the materials used and so on. Let us see some.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 17th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: FountainPen
Let us have a look at those 'near-extinct' beautiful objects.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 3rd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Glory Glory
A single coloured flower, preferably with leaves.