Photo Challenge

August 25, 2015
by Carole

West End Musical

As you could probably tell from last weeks challenge I like listening to music from films and this also extends to musicals from the West End. I knew the music from ‘Wicked’ off by heart and pestered my husband for two years before we eventually went to see it. It makes me chuckle now, as since we have been he can’t wait to go and see it again!

Rather than set a challenge on one musical in particular here is a wiki link which has some of the longest running shows listed for inspiration West End Theatre.

All entries to be submitted by Noon on Tuesday 1st September (where is this year going!), please.

**If possible please make your picture accessable for download, if a link to a website is provided, as I don’t have the same technical IT skills as Jonathan to be able to publish properly.

August 25, 2015
by Carole

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Results

Such a varied array of entries this week.  I am disappointed in myself for the week disappearing in a blink of the eye again so thank you to everyone who entered and took the time to figure out where to go with your shots!

Also, welcome to Lisbeth as I think this is your first entry.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

**Robert I’m sorry I haven’t included your photo but I think it was taken before the challenge was set which goes against the usual rules.  As a reminder they can be found here.

August 18, 2015
by Carole

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I often listen to music from films and my idea for this weeks challenge came from a music score I was listening to – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

The book/film is all about a autistic boy who lost his father in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the world trade centre and how he comes to deal with the loss over the coming months.

From the back of the book –

In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key . . .

The key belonged to his father, he’s sure of that. But which of New York’s 162 million locks does it open?

So begins a quest that takes Oskar – inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective – across New York’s five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father?

I won’t say much more about the plot for fear of ‘spoilers’ however if you want to understand it fully to assist your creative photographic flair this week here is a link to good ol’ wiki!

The film is certainly worth a watch as well – made me shed a tear or two!

There are so many different ideas that could come from this I look forward to seeing everyones photos :)

All entries should be posted by Noon on Tuesday 25th August.


August 11, 2015
by Kirsty


Hello again!
This week’s challenge is a bit different!
The world is full of languages, most of which we’ll never learn. Within these languages, though, are words that represent ideas or phrases we’re familiar with, but have no direct translation for.
For example:

Schadenfreude – German – The pleasure derived from someone else’s pain
Jayus – Indonesian – a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.
Cafuné – Brazilian Portugese – tenderly run your fingers through someone’s hair.

There are masses of examples of these on google and on sites like these.

The challenge this week is to pick any one of these words and try to represent it photographically! Please send in a photo, the phrase and translation please for next Tuesday 18th August! :)

August 4, 2015
by Kirsty


Sorry for the lateness of this post! There was confusion at Photo challenge HQ, and then my internet passed out on me!
Anyway, a bit more of a technical challenge this week, but there’s also an easier way for those less technologically-abled of us; It’s to take a kaleidoscopic picture.
Kaleidoscopes are incredible designs that are beautifully bright and geometrical, and have always intrigued me and many children across the generations!
For those less technologically abled, you only really have to take a photo that would look interesting kaleidoscoped, and then upload it to this site-

Here’s one I made earlier! 😉 (always wanted to do that!) It was a picture of a me wearing a mask from years ago, hence the spooky eyes!


It does all the hard work for you, but also looks beautiful!
As always, entries in by noon next Tuesday 11th August please (and in a downloadable format, otherwise it’s being printscreened!) 😀

July 28, 2015
by Kirsty


A couple of weeks ago, the challenge Anxiety was set. It strangely came at a time for me when I was and still am mid diagnosis of anxiety. That struggle for me has inspired the challenge this week: Courage. So whether you face your fears or show the moment of another facing their’s, it’s up to you! Inspire yourself and others :)

This week’s challenge will be in at noon on the 4th August.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill

Industrial macro – Results

July 28, 2015 by Jonathan | 6 Comments

Great set of results this week, and a good number too with twelve entries. Let’s get the discussion started about these pictures! Composition, techniques, equipment, lighting…