Photo Challenge

Talkin’ bout their generation – Results

Hooray, lots of cool entries this week, with some unexpected (and appreciated) interpretations :) Again hopefully I’ve uploaded this right!

Author: Kirsty

Hello there! I'm a 20 year old animation student at AUB, and apparently qualified enough to admin this site! :D I am, of course, an animation/film/video game nerd, a storyteller at heart and someday hope to be prolific in the film world! I'd love to learn pro modelmaking, archery and starting singing lessons again :) I've lost count of the number of years I've done and enjoyed photo challenge, but I have miraculously managed to maintain 100% 'attendance' :) I also have a shiny new blog with a variety of things ( ) and a new art site ( ) , and I'd love you guys to check them out! :)


  1. I love all of the entries this week!

    I like Pascale’s capture of a fleeting moment in time, and with glorious scenery.

    Dave and Ollie’s entries both paint a picture of carefree joy which makes me smile.

    I love Tomm’s old car, although I wish there was a little more detail in the clouds.

    I like Dinos and Jen’s clever use of technology, and I like Kirsty’s artistic collage. Is that projector still working?

    Apologies from me for failing to enter :( I struggled for cross-generational ideas other than yet another boring picture of me holding one of my old cameras. Seeing everyone else’s entries makes me realise that my line of thinking was too narrow. I think at heart I’m a technical photographer – able to take good pictures of things that already exist, but I struggle with creativity and making my own artistic compositions is rather tricky.

  2. I defy anyone to not feel a twinge of glee when they see bubbles! Jonathan, that’s it exactly – carefree joy! I collect photos of (my kids…) innocent moments of absolute immersion in the simple pleasures in life. My favorite snaps are ‘hanging upside down’, ‘crawling through a hole that is just a bit too small’ and ‘eating a doughnut as big as my head’. Oh, and there’s the classic ‘laying in a bookcase’. Helps me keep it all in perspective.

  3. My photo is taken at The Vyne – our local National Trust property that apparently Henry VIII visited a few times (a bite-sized fact I learned during the same visit). I figure that counts in the scope of the challenge! My daughter is pictured here in the spare shorts and jumper of her elder brother and the t-shirt of her younger brother, as minutes before this photo was taken she had slipped into a lake. I don’t think she’ll remember that as a moment of unbridled joy…

  4. Hard to pick a fave this week, however i do like tomms fun shot, also jens hang the man. Kirsty you must spend a lot of time on your photos there always very complex. Dino you have covered all the bases of the challenge. Really liked this weeks challenge, one of the best for a long time.

  5. Thanks all :) Ally I wish it was longer, as I only have an old version of photoshop elements, and I’m having withdrawal symptoms of school’s CS6 version!!! But thanks, photoshop is fun 😀 I really like Colin’s this week, purely because we LOVED those in year 6, treated them a bit like drugs, all the under table trades and mysterious disappearances of the coolest ones people had 😀 I also really like Pascale’s, Ollie’s and Dave’s this week :)

  6. Love all the entries this week but Jess for me stands out, Who actually has a Who ticket from 1975 the year I started dating Mr W sorry no-one can compete with that.

  7. Sorry to disappoint Jen, but I can beat that. Who tickets from the 60s, 70s 80s and most recently last year. Told you I liked them.

  8. Good challenge this week my favourites are Pascale’s snapshot of life and Kirsty’s projector.
    I went for a mixed generation photo, my father in law’s car, my son’s tablet and chalk etc. On the who challenge I can contribute that my wife made some of the costumes for The Quadrophenia musical working with Pete T and co a couple of years ago at TR2 (supplied giant 2 for number challenge).

  9. Thanks Jen! Thought I’d find some inspiration from my mother’s old yearbook (my parents are deceased) and when I opened it, the WHO ticket fell out. Too perfect not to use. A small glimpse from my parent’s generation and a taste in music that they passed on to me. 😉 Also loved that the ticket was from the same year as her senior yearbook.

    Loved all the entries from not just this week but also natural movement and panoramas. I’ve been preoccupied with some projects as of late and didn’t have a chance to comment but I was quite impressed with all the amazing takes on a panorama, just fantastic. Learned a lot from that one and can’t wait to make some new attempts.
    This week, I liked Colin’s colorful display although I’m not familiar with the little figures, I also like Dinos and Jen’s clever use of old and new, the pure joy captured in Ollie and Dave’s portraits, Ally’s old army letter and coins because I just love old stuff like that, and Kirsty’s artsy projector~I can totally see that as a film festival poster or something. And Pascale’s and Tomm’s beautiful black and whites are probably my favorites, love everything about both of those and had the same thought as Jonathan about wanting more dramatic clouds. Great job guys!