Nature and Culture

Challenge series hosted by AndrePooh. Challenges start on Saturdays.
The series is about natural and culture, like still lives, scenes and landscape with a particular theme. The emphasis is both on creativity, art and on education. Therefore all entries requires a caption explaining what we see, the more elaborate the better.
Finished (25 challenges)
25. The farm
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 7th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Palouse farm-November 13, 2011-002
The farm is one of the places where nature meets culture. Show us a photo that best resembles the subject "Farm".
24. Spring
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 31st March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Buterfly
Spring slowly taking over from winter at the northern hemisphere, show us the first natural signs of spring in your area. Please elaborate on what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 24th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: P2066364
Post your best macro picture of natural ice or snow.
22. Paint
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: simple paint
Show us "paint" within the context of nature or culture. The subject should be associated somehow with paint. An painter at work, decorating The voters will decide what is the most artistic conbination of paint with nature and culture.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Walking up
Show us a landscape or scenery that best reflects the awakening of nature in the early morning.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 3rd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Flower of the Midnight Sky
Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. (Wikipedia) - In that sense Nature cannot create art, since it is not deliberate, but when we make a picture of it, it is deliberate. Show us a photo of something natural that resembles art, maybe an unusual...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 25th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_9124bw
Human culture is rich with traditions and rituals, show us such a tradition or ritual and elaborate on which culture and what is going on.
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 18th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Foggy day
On the picture should be a cultural construction (building, bridge, tower, ruins) engulfed in fog.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 11th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: gladesmill02
Show us an artistic view of (a) wind mill(s) or water mill(s), old or new, in harmony with nature or in contrast with nature.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 4th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Mammoth are coming back!
Show us a museum which shows nature from the past. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 28th January, 2012 GMT
Show us wild natural critters or flowers that manage to survive or even thrive on and in between the bricks and concrete of the city. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 21st January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Mountain Village
show us a "Mystery" village in the mountains. The idea is that others should try and guess which village it is. It's a game but photographic artistic quality prevails. The priority is the photo challenge. Show enough characterisk features of the village so that it is recognisable. Give your photo the title "Mountain Village" and don't tell where it is. Obviously you may give a hint or clue...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 14th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_6638
At New Years Eve it's time for introspection which is symbolized in this challenge to show us something old and something new(young) in the same picture. NOTE: It must be of the same subject. An old car, a new car Old house new house,
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 7th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: My trip to Mars
Landscape: show us an artistic picture of an impressive but rather unknown landmark, a castle, mountain or a rock. You lose (virtual) points hypothetically -not really-, if somebody recognises your landmark, So, No Taj Mahal, Eifel Tower or golden gates bridges. Viewers are encouraged to try and identify the landmark. See addional rules. There are two additional prices of eternal fame, for...
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 31st December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Baby Jesus in a manger 2
A nativity scene, manger scene, krippe, crèche, or crib, is a depiction of the birth of Christ. This time of the year decorative models can be found many livingrooms close to the Christmas tree. But there are also nativity scenes with life actors. Give us your best photo of a nativity scene.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 24th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Gingerbread Town - Bergen, Norway
In this time of the year it's costumary in many places to build a christmas miniature village (diorama). This is your opportunity to show your best picture of such a christmas miniature village. Do not post miniatures with the Nativity scene
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Show us a still life with glas objects. But no bottles nor drinking glasses, nor anything else that is intended to contain fluids. Remember the title of the challenge series, nature and culture. Be creative. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bridge of Sligachan
Show us a scenic bridge in an otherwise predominantly natural scenic landscape. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2011 GMT
Winner: castlerigg sunrise rld small
An archaeological site is a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved. Show us an archeologic site. Please explain in a comment what we see.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 26th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Wizard
Magic realism or magical realism is an art style in which magical elements blend with the real world. Magic realist paintings may show more or less realistic subjects in unrealistic settings. The challenge for the painter is to create these subjects on his painting, the challenge for the photographer is to find suitable subjects and place them in an unrealistic setting. Explain in the...
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 19th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Red grape
Show us a still life with raw natural material together with a product that is made of it. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 12th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Český Krumlov
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Show us a scenery that is on the World Heritage list of the UNESCO. Explain in the description part what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 5th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Winsor Great Park
Show us a park or a large garden, where culture and nature meet. Explain in the description part or with the title what we see.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Ruins are the remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once complete, as time went by, have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair (wiki), Show us the most beautiful ruins Explain in the description part or with the title what we see.
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 22nd October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Still life
While autumn has arrived for the northern hemisphere, spring is springing in the southern hemisphere, elsewhere the monsoon has changed. Create us a still life with natural products associated with this season. Explain in the description part what we see.