Eye of the Beholder
Challenge series hosted by wrosenthal. Challenges start on Mondays.
If there is an aesthetic in photography, it is as varied and controversial as any art medium. In this series we will select themes that encourage the broadest interpretation of the aesthetic. Sometimes that will emphasize technique, other times subject matter.
Finished (6 challenges)
Winners announced: 10th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Brothers' Keeper
John James Audubon painted birds in vivid color to emphasize their behavior, physical characteristics, and field marks. Often typical habitat was included. Audubon’s renderings were not ‘realistic’ nature photographs. For this challenge you should emulate Audubon and submit photos of one or several birds in a group that emphasize and even exaggerate their color and markings. See additional...
Winners announced: 16th November, 2009 GMT
Recently I submitted photos to several challenges that I took decades ago as a teenager. They did not do too badly, and one was actually in the top ten. Now it is your turn. Show an early photo, perhaps the first photo that you took that you believe was worth showing to others but that you never submitted to a contest or challenge. For some of you that will be a piece of ancient history. For...
Winners announced: 19th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: On the beach of Normandy
A central subject can sometimes be enhanced or transformed using overlays and overlaid or integrated textures. This is a process that began in the film era and is made easier, although not necessarily better, by digital post processing. Please read the rules carefully and study the examples before submitting. You should select a central/main subject and then transform it or enhance it by using...
Winners announced: 14th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Girl in Lhasa.
Street photography, black and white only (conversions are allowed). This is homage to Robert Frank and his “The Americans” collection, as well as other photographers of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s engaged in social commentary. Your submissions can be international in scope. Your photo should tell a story that has social, political, or humanitarian content. I will summarily disqualify any...
Winners announced: 3rd August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Deep red
For this challenge, photograph a person, pet, portrait, plant, object, or pattern, and fit it expertly into a square format. A single subject should dominate the frame. Please read the following to fully understand the nature of the challenge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The aesthetic of the square format in photography is regularly debated,...
Winners announced: 29th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: David, from a different angle...
Show us your interpretation of a work of art--sculpture, painting, or any other artistic creation. In your description, identify the original artist and the name of the work. Your rendering does not need to leave the original in an identifiable form. Each work should be a platform upon which you create variations. Think jazz inprovisation. No graffiti or neons please.
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