The Top 100 Photography of January 2011

Another month of thrilling photography contests has ended! We’ve collected the 100 highest scoring entries from the Pxleyes photography contests that were active during the month January 2011… This list is ranked by the final scores of the entries.
The most spectacular pictures were submitted in the coffee or tea, paper planes, snakes, joy and mirror image contest. Congratulations to the following people:

Lodd, DrewBlood, Irwin, MnMCarta, karaflazz, xogx2002, FallingHorse, ijfmurray82, jeaniblog, wind, friiskiwi, captgeo, EmiK, WYSIWYG, andreimogan, whimsicalb, Rad-Vila, maclu2iaf, creativeimages, gotmeamuse, kyricom, Araka13, roon, bandit69, Remsphoto, toztone, frelbow, jbillitteri, creativefreedom, itsmymoment, Perathor, magicsteve, Jim61, carousel, momvera, stephmarch, amandamichelle, andrewskristen, tothzoli001, rbrum and busmav… Keep up the good work and good luck in next month’s photography contests!

100. Dumbbell.


Contest goal:
A selective colour competition for red subjects only. May use photoshop (or equivalent) in this instance to reduce other colours to greyscale. So, your picture can only contain red and greyscale colors. Good luck!

 

Dumbbell. photoshop picture)
Author: Lodd, created for: selective red photography contest

99. Haiku


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Haiku photoshop picture)
Author: wind, created for: birds photography contest

98. Eragon


Contest goal:
Enter creative images of dragons, trolls, sea serpents, werewolves, vampires, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster,… you name it, anything goes! We’re talking scary creatures here so NO fairies or angels, …

 

Eragon photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: mythological beasts photography contest

97. Autumn


Contest goal:
Got a perfect picture that was ruined by that one person, animal or object? For example, someone just popping up in the background for example, exactly when you took your shot. Edit: Photobombing is an act that is done on purpose to ruin the shot. All entries that are just ruined by an accidental object/person/animal will be removed. Please consider your entry carefully before uploading.

 

Autumn photoshop picture)
Author: WYSIWYG, created for: photobombed photography contest

96. Buried treasure?


Contest goal:
From cave men to Park Avenue, humans have always bedecked themselves with decorations. A favorite way to adorn ourselves is often with jewelry. Show us your best shots of jewelry. No humans, or parts of humans, are allowed in the shot. Backgrounds, including plants, are ok, but no living creatures.

 

Buried treasure? photoshop picture)
Author: captgeo, created for: jewelry photography contest

95. Stone-Age PhotoShop


Contest goal:
Do you have something lingering in your home or office that may be as old as dirt, that still has its beauty and a great story to tell? Well, here’s your chance to take a photo of something that is old, may it be your great grandmother’s tea pot, your great uncle’s hunting rifle, or even an antique piece of furniture. Make sure your photo has a story behind it, a description would be lovely! Now go on and show us your best old fashioned possessions!

 

Stone-Age PhotoShop photoshop picture)
Author: itsmymoment, created for: old school photography contest

94. Pink


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

Pink photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: orchids photography contest

93. Earrings


Contest goal:
From cave men to Park Avenue, humans have always bedecked themselves with decorations. A favorite way to adorn ourselves is often with jewelry. Show us your best shots of jewelry. No humans, or parts of humans, are allowed in the shot. Backgrounds, including plants, are ok, but no living creatures.

 

Earrings photoshop picture)
Author: Rad-Vila, created for: jewelry photography contest

92. The Grinch


Contest goal:
Take a photo of a person doing an impression of something else, it could be another person, animal, plant or building.

 

The Grinch photoshop picture)
Author: gotmeamuse, created for: impressions photography contest

91. The Photographer


Contest goal:
We had a contest about black and white maximum contrast in photos. Now its time to have one full color max contrast contest. Your goal, is simply to apply contrast to the maximum to a photo of your choice, using photoshop or any other photo editing software, and black ad white shots won’t be allowed.

 

The Photographer photoshop picture)
Author: maclu2iaf, created for: max contrast photography contest

90. Dream of the paper plane


Contest goal:
Who has never made those easy origami paper planes ? In this contest, all you’ve got to do is to do some folds in a piece of paper, to make it look like a paper plane, and place it in an interesting background to photograph it. If you don’t know how to do one, here is a quick tutorial. ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Paper-Plane/ ) Other objects are allowed but the paper airplane (a single one) should be in focus. Other origami art is not allowed. GL !

 

Dream of the paper plane photoshop picture)
Author: busmav, created for: paper planes photography contest

89. clowning around


Contest goal:
Children toys come in all sorts, sometimes they are specially designed for children and sometimes they are miniatures from existing objects. Either they are made from plastic or wood, come in bright colors or not. Whatever toy you want to photograph is up to you but it has to be for children. No humans and animals are allowed.

 

clowning around photoshop picture)
Author: whimsicalb, created for: children toys photography contest

88. night at the fair


Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with a shutter time of several seconds. This technique can be used to show movement of objects, from cars to clouds and even the stars, resulting in some incredible pictures.

 

night at the fair photoshop picture)
Author: whimsicalb, created for: long exposure photography contest

87. I love myself


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

I love myself photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: snakes photography contest

86. Lenko 880.


Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with a shutter time of several seconds. This technique can be used to show movement of objects, from cars to clouds and even the stars, resulting in some incredible pictures.

 

Lenko 880. photoshop picture)
Author: Lodd, created for: long exposure photography contest

85. ag panagia


Contest goal:
We had a contest about black and white maximum contrast in photos. Now its time to have one full color max contrast contest. Your goal, is simply to apply contrast to the maximum to a photo of your choice, using photoshop or any other photo editing software, and black ad white shots won’t be allowed.

 

ag panagia photoshop picture)
Author: Perathor, created for: max contrast photography contest

84. Feeding Time


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Feeding Time photoshop picture)
Author: Irwin, created for: snakes photography contest

83. Date…


Contest goal:
Photograph something that is reflected as a mirror image of itself. No people or animals in the photo and anything can be used to reflect the mirror image, not just a mirror! You must see both the object and reflection in photo.

 

Date... photoshop picture)
Author: rbrum, created for: mirror image photography contest

82. Tethered jump


Contest goal:
This is a simple contest. All you’ve got to do is to suspend something in the air with the help of a rope or visible string, and photograph it. You could enter shots of anything, as long as it is hanging on a visible support. It might be clothing, toothbrushes or even human being if you’ve got the guts to do it. (Stage it, of course) GL !

 

Tethered jump photoshop picture)
Author: Remsphoto, created for: suspension photography contest

81. Light Tunnel


Contest goal:
NOTE!! *** THIS CONTEST SHOULD BE TITLED “RING LIGHTS” and not “Light Rings” Please read the following guidelines CAREFULLY before submitting you entry as there is a difference in the two terms… They are expensive and most of use can’t effort them but there’s ways to fake this effect without using Photoshop. In this contest you’re going to have to be creative, do some DIY and build your own ring light simulation. There’s some helpfull tutorials online like these and these and there are more. You’ll be able to make a fake ring light for a about USD $5.00 and you can always use it later on, hows that for a deal? Goal in this contest is to photograph something (like an eye) which reflects the homemade light of the ring light. One more catch and this is important: you’ll have to post a photo of the device you made as a ring light in the SBS. Using a premade and real ring light is considered to be off theme (Contest description Edited)

 

Light Tunnel photoshop picture)
Author: tothzoli001, created for: light rings photography contest

80. Spherical Sensations


Contest goal:
In my corner of the world it’s winter right now and everything is gray, I need a little color back in my life. So if you’re up for the challenge, take a picture of something that is very colorful. Or you can put things together that make for a colorful picture. There should be at least 3 different colors, but the more the better… Enter your most colorful photo you’ve ever taken! Will you be my hero and bring back a little color to my world? Good luck, have fun, and be creative.

 

Spherical Sensations  photoshop picture)
Author: andrewskristen, created for: max color photography contest

79. On the Driveway


Contest goal:
Children toys come in all sorts, sometimes they are specially designed for children and sometimes they are miniatures from existing objects. Either they are made from plastic or wood, come in bright colors or not. Whatever toy you want to photograph is up to you but it has to be for children. No humans and animals are allowed.

 

On the Driveway photoshop picture)
Author: DrewBlood, created for: children toys photography contest

78. For the Woman of Mystery…


Contest goal:
Your goal in this contest is to take an photo of something kitch. Definition of Kitsch: something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste. Do your worst!

 

For the Woman of Mystery... photoshop picture)
Author: itsmymoment, created for: kitch photography contest

77. Bells


Contest goal:
This is a simple contest. All you’ve got to do is to suspend something in the air with the help of a rope or visible string, and photograph it. You could enter shots of anything, as long as it is hanging on a visible support. It might be clothing, toothbrushes or even human being if you’ve got the guts to do it. (Stage it, of course) GL !

 

Bells photoshop picture)
Author: jeaniblog, created for: suspension photography contest

76. Taking a step of faith


Contest goal:
In this contest, show everyone a pair of legs. Human legs. No animals allowed and no other body parts allowed, except feet.

 

Taking a step of faith photoshop picture)
Author: amandamichelle, created for: legs photography contest

75. Paintkit


Contest goal:
Take a close-up of any traditional art medium. This could be a painter’s pallet, drawing pencils or even a box of crayons. Have fun and good luck!

 

Paintkit photoshop picture)
Author: WYSIWYG, created for: traditional mediums photography contest

74. c’mon baby light my fire


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

cmon baby light my fire photoshop picture)
Author: roon, created for: lighters photography contest

73. Love that face


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Love that face photoshop picture)
Author: Remsphoto, created for: snakes photography contest

72. golden bables


Contest goal:
The world lives on coffee and tea. Photograph anything that has either coffee or tea…in any form (beans, brew, leaves, in a cup or pot) Anything goes as long as it includes either…or…or both!

 

golden bables photoshop picture)
Author: Perathor, created for: coffee or tea photography contest

71. Reuse Plastics; Save Lives


Contest goal:
In this I want to see something that resembles recycling. Either Planting trees, putting stuff in those blue bins (for those that dont have those it’s bins that recycle companies pick up like trash), cleaning up the beach,roads (inmates count), rivers, etc. Anything that shows that the earth will benefit from us using or doing.

 

Reuse Plastics; Save Lives photoshop picture)
Author: stephmarch, created for: going green photography contest

70. Yellow Bird


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Yellow Bird photoshop picture)
Author: Irwin, created for: birds photography contest

69. Four sisters


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

Four sisters photoshop picture)
Author: momvera, created for: orchids photography contest

68. Rainbow Slinky


Contest goal:
In my corner of the world it’s winter right now and everything is gray, I need a little color back in my life. So if you’re up for the challenge, take a picture of something that is very colorful. Or you can put things together that make for a colorful picture. There should be at least 3 different colors, but the more the better… Enter your most colorful photo you’ve ever taken! Will you be my hero and bring back a little color to my world? Good luck, have fun, and be creative.

 

Rainbow Slinky photoshop picture)
Author: ijfmurray82, created for: max color photography contest

67. Balancing Act


Contest goal:
Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game played by two or more people. The game is often used as a selection method in a way similar to coin flipping, drawing straws, or throwing dice. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper and paper beats rock. The choice is yours, but remember this is a battle to determine which really is the best, so give us your best shot of either rock, paper or scissors. And the first place will show us the true winner. Good luck.

 

Balancing Act photoshop picture)
Author: jeaniblog, created for: rps photography contest

66. red tail hawk


Contest goal:
Upload artistic images of your own or your family’s national or state emblems. Either national animals, flowers, fruits, trees, inanimate objects, patriotic symbols or patron saints. State which country, region or state is represented. Sorry but NO flags allowed. Use the lists at this link for your reference.

 

red tail hawk photoshop picture)
Author: whimsicalb, created for: national eblems photography contest

65. Retro…


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

Retro... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: lighters photography contest

64. How many angles make a wheel?


Contest goal:
Angles are found everywhere. From architectural structures to baked pastries, enter your most artistic take on angles. The only stipulation is they must be less than a 90 degrees angle (also known as the Right Angle). This means that an exact 90 degrees angle is off theme, but 89 degrees is not. Anything goes, as long as the subject that portrays the angle or angles are the main focus. Have fun and good luck!

 

How many angles make a wheel? photoshop picture)
Author: carousel, created for: angles photography contest

63. Ashlee Maternity


Contest goal:
It seems in most cases a “Blown Out” photo, meaning a large bright exposure to most of the photo, can just ruin it but in some cases, the blown out quality can actually enhance an image. Portray an image that is enhanced by the blown out quality in it. Here’s a good example.

 

Ashlee Maternity photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: blown out photography contest

62. 30 decades ago…


Contest goal:
Children toys come in all sorts, sometimes they are specially designed for children and sometimes they are miniatures from existing objects. Either they are made from plastic or wood, come in bright colors or not. Whatever toy you want to photograph is up to you but it has to be for children. No humans and animals are allowed.

 

30 decades ago... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: children toys photography contest

61. On reflection


Contest goal:
In my corner of the world it’s winter right now and everything is gray, I need a little color back in my life. So if you’re up for the challenge, take a picture of something that is very colorful. Or you can put things together that make for a colorful picture. There should be at least 3 different colors, but the more the better… Enter your most colorful photo you’ve ever taken! Will you be my hero and bring back a little color to my world? Good luck, have fun, and be creative.

 

On reflection photoshop picture)
Author: Jim61, created for: max color photography contest

60. Dr. Bobo, Clown Philosopher


Contest goal:
March 18th 2011 is Red Nose day again. For those who do not know this: it’s a way to raise money for those less fortunate in Africa (and local charities) in a funny way. Whatever you do it involves a red clowns nose. This idea started in the UK (1988) and spread out to other countries as well. The fund raising part is hard to realize at PXL but we can do something to support and spread the idea behind it. Your goal in this contest is to make portraits of people or animals wearing a red clowns nose. As an exception selective coloring (just showing the red of the nose) is allowed but is not required. More info on Red Nose day 2011.

 

Dr. Bobo, Clown Philosopher photoshop picture)
Author: magicsteve, created for: red nose photography contest

59. Connecting


Contest goal:
In this contest, show everyone a pair of legs. Human legs. No animals allowed and no other body parts allowed, except feet.

 

Connecting photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: legs photography contest

58. sparrow on boat


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

sparrow on boat photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: birds photography contest

57. Tea for relax


Contest goal:
The world lives on coffee and tea. Photograph anything that has either coffee or tea…in any form (beans, brew, leaves, in a cup or pot) Anything goes as long as it includes either…or…or both!

 

Tea for relax photoshop picture)
Author: Perathor, created for: coffee or tea photography contest

56. Must be nuts


Contest goal:
March 18th 2011 is Red Nose day again. For those who do not know this: it’s a way to raise money for those less fortunate in Africa (and local charities) in a funny way. Whatever you do it involves a red clowns nose. This idea started in the UK (1988) and spread out to other countries as well. The fund raising part is hard to realize at PXL but we can do something to support and spread the idea behind it. Your goal in this contest is to make portraits of people or animals wearing a red clowns nose. As an exception selective coloring (just showing the red of the nose) is allowed but is not required. More info on Red Nose day 2011.

 

Must be nuts photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: red nose photography contest

55. Strike Two


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

Strike Two photoshop picture)
Author: itsmymoment, created for: lighters photography contest

54. Angle’s in nature


Contest goal:
Angles are found everywhere. From architectural structures to baked pastries, enter your most artistic take on angles. The only stipulation is they must be less than a 90 degrees angle (also known as the Right Angle). This means that an exact 90 degrees angle is off theme, but 89 degrees is not. Anything goes, as long as the subject that portrays the angle or angles are the main focus. Have fun and good luck!

 

Angles in nature photoshop picture)
Author: creativefreedom, created for: angles photography contest

53. End of the Line


Contest goal:
It seems in most cases a “Blown Out” photo, meaning a large bright exposure to most of the photo, can just ruin it but in some cases, the blown out quality can actually enhance an image. Portray an image that is enhanced by the blown out quality in it. Here’s a good example.

 

End of the Line photoshop picture)
Author: jeaniblog, created for: blown out photography contest

52. Pssst…


Contest goal:
Items (such as clothing e.t.c.,) randomly placed on a chair, dresser or sideboard in such a way that they cast a shadow on a wall or curtain resembling something different from the actual items themselves , e.g., human countenances, animal heads or whatever. The setting of those items can be either accidental or altogether staged. Show both item and shadow.

 

Pssst... photoshop picture)
Author: jbillitteri, created for: weird shadows photography contest

51. Dangling by a thread


Contest goal:
This is a simple contest. All you’ve got to do is to suspend something in the air with the help of a rope or visible string, and photograph it. You could enter shots of anything, as long as it is hanging on a visible support. It might be clothing, toothbrushes or even human being if you’ve got the guts to do it. (Stage it, of course) GL !

 

Dangling by a thread photoshop picture)
Author: frelbow, created for: suspension photography contest

50. Take-off


Contest goal:
Who has never made those easy origami paper planes ? In this contest, all you’ve got to do is to do some folds in a piece of paper, to make it look like a paper plane, and place it in an interesting background to photograph it. If you don’t know how to do one, here is a quick tutorial. ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Paper-Plane/ ) Other objects are allowed but the paper airplane (a single one) should be in focus. Other origami art is not allowed. GL !

 

Take-off photoshop picture)
Author: kyricom, created for: paper planes photography contest

49. Forever


Contest goal:
We had a contest about black and white maximum contrast in photos. Now its time to have one full color max contrast contest. Your goal, is simply to apply contrast to the maximum to a photo of your choice, using photoshop or any other photo editing software, and black ad white shots won’t be allowed.

 

Forever photoshop picture)
Author: toztone, created for: max contrast photography contest

48. -


Contest goal:
We’ve had the two brothers contest, so now it’s the girls turn! The same rules apply. They could be adopted siblings, but otherwise must be biologically related by the same mother or father. But no “close friends.”

 

- photoshop picture)
Author: Rad-Vila, created for: two sisters photography contest

47. Red Robin


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Red Robin photoshop picture)
Author: EmiK, created for: birds photography contest

46. Anne Frank’s diary


Contest goal:
At Cracklebarrel (a restaurant with a store in the front) they have these neat books that show everything that was invented, created, started and such on each year. Post things that were started,invented, created and such on the year you were born.

 

Anne Franks diary photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: birth year photography contest

45. finale


Contest goal:
Happy New Year! Many people, or towns and cities, celebrate by shooting off fireworks. Go out New Year’s Eve and capture some of those awesome fireworks displays! Here’s are some tutorials for shooting fireworks.

 

finale photoshop picture)
Author: Remsphoto, created for: fireworks photography contest

44. Egg Lines


Contest goal:
Your job is to take the shot of one or more eggs in a creative way. The word “eggs” can be interpreted in different ways, and if yours is not obvious, don’t forget to mention it in your description box. GL !

 

Egg Lines photoshop picture)
Author: EmiK, created for: eggs photography contest

43. Grandpas Time Piece


Contest goal:
From cave men to Park Avenue, humans have always bedecked themselves with decorations. A favorite way to adorn ourselves is often with jewelry. Show us your best shots of jewelry. No humans, or parts of humans, are allowed in the shot. Backgrounds, including plants, are ok, but no living creatures.

 

Grandpas Time Piece photoshop picture)
Author: bandit69, created for: jewelry photography contest

42. West end boys…


Contest goal:
your goal is to shoot at least 3 frames that go together as in a comic strip, but with real photos. Frames are allowed in this contest but only basic black or white to display like a comic strip. Captions or talk bubbles will also be allowed but not required. Captions below the photos will be fine as well. Try to make it funny. have fun and good luck!

 

West end boys... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: comic strips photography contest

41. *


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

* photoshop picture)
Author: Rad-Vila, created for: orchids photography contest

40. Aviation Studios


Contest goal:
Who has never made those easy origami paper planes ? In this contest, all you’ve got to do is to do some folds in a piece of paper, to make it look like a paper plane, and place it in an interesting background to photograph it. If you don’t know how to do one, here is a quick tutorial. ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Paper-Plane/ ) Other objects are allowed but the paper airplane (a single one) should be in focus. Other origami art is not allowed. GL !

 

Aviation Studios photoshop picture)
Author: roon, created for: paper planes photography contest

39. Masked Owl


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Masked Owl photoshop picture)
Author: maclu2iaf, created for: birds photography contest

38. Bubble Berry


Contest goal:
A selective colour competition for red subjects only. May use photoshop (or equivalent) in this instance to reduce other colours to greyscale. So, your picture can only contain red and greyscale colors. Good luck!

 

Bubble Berry photoshop picture)
Author: Araka13, created for: selective red photography contest

37. PAPER


Contest goal:
Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game played by two or more people. The game is often used as a selection method in a way similar to coin flipping, drawing straws, or throwing dice. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper and paper beats rock. The choice is yours, but remember this is a battle to determine which really is the best, so give us your best shot of either rock, paper or scissors. And the first place will show us the true winner. Good luck.

 

PAPER photoshop picture)
Author: WYSIWYG, created for: rps photography contest

36. Know the words?


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Know the words? photoshop picture)
Author: kyricom, created for: birds photography contest

35. White Orchid


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

White Orchid photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: orchids photography contest

34. Gargoyle


Contest goal:
Enter creative images of dragons, trolls, sea serpents, werewolves, vampires, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster,… you name it, anything goes! We’re talking scary creatures here so NO fairies or angels, …

 

Gargoyle photoshop picture)
Author: gotmeamuse, created for: mythological beasts photography contest

33. Marbles


Contest goal:
Items (such as clothing e.t.c.,) randomly placed on a chair, dresser or sideboard in such a way that they cast a shadow on a wall or curtain resembling something different from the actual items themselves , e.g., human countenances, animal heads or whatever. The setting of those items can be either accidental or altogether staged. Show both item and shadow.

 

Marbles photoshop picture)
Author: jeaniblog, created for: weird shadows photography contest

32. Lonely Dove


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Lonely Dove photoshop picture)
Author: creativeimages, created for: birds photography contest

31. Ignite


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

Ignite photoshop picture)
Author: maclu2iaf, created for: lighters photography contest

30. Just the two of us…


Contest goal:
Photograph a scene or object with candlelight only. Be creative with the candlelight…it can be fun and romantic or dark and mysterious. Objects are to be lit only with candlelight…flash, daylight and other lighting sources will be considered off topic. (Contest description changed)

 

Just the two of us... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: candle light photography contest

29. Too Obvious???


Contest goal:
Take images at your place of work so we can guess your occupation. Try to make them interesting and imaginative. Good Luck!

 

Too Obvious??? photoshop picture)
Author: captgeo, created for: your occupation photography contest

28. *


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

* photoshop picture)
Author: Rad-Vila, created for: orchids photography contest

27. Old sounds


Contest goal:
Do you have something lingering in your home or office that may be as old as dirt, that still has its beauty and a great story to tell? Well, here’s your chance to take a photo of something that is old, may it be your great grandmother’s tea pot, your great uncle’s hunting rifle, or even an antique piece of furniture. Make sure your photo has a story behind it, a description would be lovely! Now go on and show us your best old fashioned possessions!

 

Old sounds photoshop picture)
Author: wind, created for: old school photography contest

26. baby bald eagle


Contest goal:
Upload artistic images of your own or your family’s national or state emblems. Either national animals, flowers, fruits, trees, inanimate objects, patriotic symbols or patron saints. State which country, region or state is represented. Sorry but NO flags allowed. Use the lists at this link for your reference.

 

baby bald eagle photoshop picture)
Author: whimsicalb, created for: national eblems photography contest

25. White noise…


Contest goal:
It seems in most cases a “Blown Out” photo, meaning a large bright exposure to most of the photo, can just ruin it but in some cases, the blown out quality can actually enhance an image. Portray an image that is enhanced by the blown out quality in it. Here’s a good example.

 

White noise... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: blown out photography contest

24. Just a touch of light


Contest goal:
In my corner of the world it’s winter right now and everything is gray, I need a little color back in my life. So if you’re up for the challenge, take a picture of something that is very colorful. Or you can put things together that make for a colorful picture. There should be at least 3 different colors, but the more the better… Enter your most colorful photo you’ve ever taken! Will you be my hero and bring back a little color to my world? Good luck, have fun, and be creative.

 

Just a touch of light photoshop picture)
Author: andreimogan, created for: max color photography contest

23. The Ring


Contest goal:
From cave men to Park Avenue, humans have always bedecked themselves with decorations. A favorite way to adorn ourselves is often with jewelry. Show us your best shots of jewelry. No humans, or parts of humans, are allowed in the shot. Backgrounds, including plants, are ok, but no living creatures.

 

The Ring photoshop picture)
Author: WYSIWYG, created for: jewelry photography contest

22. Old Collection


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

Old Collection photoshop picture)
Author: WYSIWYG, created for: lighters photography contest

21. Dead Poets Society


Contest goal:
Photograph a scene or object with candlelight only. Be creative with the candlelight…it can be fun and romantic or dark and mysterious. Objects are to be lit only with candlelight…flash, daylight and other lighting sources will be considered off topic. (Contest description changed)

 

Dead Poets Society photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: candle light photography contest

20. Green Mamba


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Green Mamba photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: snakes photography contest

19. Stop yelling at me…


Contest goal:
This is a simple contest. All you’ve got to do is to suspend something in the air with the help of a rope or visible string, and photograph it. You could enter shots of anything, as long as it is hanging on a visible support. It might be clothing, toothbrushes or even human being if you’ve got the guts to do it. (Stage it, of course) GL !

 

Stop yelling at me... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: suspension photography contest

18. Hanging Around


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Hanging Around photoshop picture)
Author: EmiK, created for: snakes photography contest

17. The bully


Contest goal:
A little known fact is that the cigarette lighter was invented before the match. That is some interesting info, but probably irrelevant to this contest. For this theme, portray your most artistic image of lighters and matches. You can shoot just lighters, matches or have a combination of the two. Anything else can be in the shot but the lighters and matches must be the main focus. GL!

 

The bully photoshop picture)
Author: captgeo, created for: lighters photography contest

16. The original Slinky


Contest goal:
At Cracklebarrel (a restaurant with a store in the front) they have these neat books that show everything that was invented, created, started and such on each year. Post things that were started,invented, created and such on the year you were born.

 

The original Slinky photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: birth year photography contest

15. Tiger Skin


Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is simple: your photo should be of an orchid. Any type of orchid is allowed.

 

Tiger Skin photoshop picture)
Author: wind, created for: orchids photography contest

14. Way Home


Contest goal:
Enter images of alleyways from around the world. Use the light to your advantage to create the most interesting shot

 

Way Home photoshop picture)
Author: wind, created for: alleyways photography contest

13. Rose & Crown


Contest goal:
Upload artistic images of your own or your family’s national or state emblems. Either national animals, flowers, fruits, trees, inanimate objects, patriotic symbols or patron saints. State which country, region or state is represented. Sorry but NO flags allowed. Use the lists at this link for your reference.

 

Rose & Crown photoshop picture)
Author: jeaniblog, created for: national eblems photography contest

12. Just hangin around


Contest goal:
This is a simple contest. All you’ve got to do is to suspend something in the air with the help of a rope or visible string, and photograph it. You could enter shots of anything, as long as it is hanging on a visible support. It might be clothing, toothbrushes or even human being if you’ve got the guts to do it. (Stage it, of course) GL !

 

Just hangin around photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: suspension photography contest

11. Standing out on a crowd…


Contest goal:
Items (such as clothing e.t.c.,) randomly placed on a chair, dresser or sideboard in such a way that they cast a shadow on a wall or curtain resembling something different from the actual items themselves , e.g., human countenances, animal heads or whatever. The setting of those items can be either accidental or altogether staged. Show both item and shadow.

 

Standing out on a crowd... photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: weird shadows photography contest

10. Paper Art


Contest goal:
Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game played by two or more people. The game is often used as a selection method in a way similar to coin flipping, drawing straws, or throwing dice. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper and paper beats rock. The choice is yours, but remember this is a battle to determine which really is the best, so give us your best shot of either rock, paper or scissors. And the first place will show us the true winner. Good luck.

 

Paper Art photoshop picture)
Author: ijfmurray82, created for: rps photography contest

9. Slruufff..


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Slruufff.. photoshop picture)
Author: Irwin, created for: snakes photography contest

8. Nankeen Kestrel


Contest goal:
Take an image of any bird, can be wild or captive. The bird should be the main focus and no humans are allowed in the frame.

 

Nankeen Kestrel photoshop picture)
Author: FallingHorse, created for: birds photography contest

7. Little Swimmer


Contest goal:
Photograph a situation in which a normal object or objects looks huge compared to the surroundings. The item(s) you photograph may not already be over-sized. The situation itself must look natural and the surrounding must interact with the over-sized looking object(s). Example: make a person stand on a pile of books by photographing the books closeby and the person far away so it looks that the person is small and standing on top of the books.

 

Little Swimmer photoshop picture)
Author: xogx2002, created for: oversized photography contest

6. Turkish coffee


Contest goal:
The world lives on coffee and tea. Photograph anything that has either coffee or tea…in any form (beans, brew, leaves, in a cup or pot) Anything goes as long as it includes either…or…or both!

 

Turkish coffee photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: coffee or tea photography contest

5. 9 1/2 weeks


Contest goal:
Photograph something that is reflected as a mirror image of itself. No people or animals in the photo and anything can be used to reflect the mirror image, not just a mirror! You must see both the object and reflection in photo.

 

9 1/2 weeks photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: mirror image photography contest

4. Sharing Joy Together


Contest goal:
There are the moments captured that express sheer joy and laughter. Take your best photo of a person (or many people) that when you look at it you feel the emotion of Joy.

 

Sharing Joy Together photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: joy photography contest

3. Viper in Action


Contest goal:
In this contest, you can post any kind of snake shot you want… EXCEPT WITH A GUN! It can be a dead stuffed snake or a real living one. Good luck.

 

Viper in Action photoshop picture)
Author: Irwin, created for: snakes photography contest

2. Throwing Planes


Contest goal:
Who has never made those easy origami paper planes ? In this contest, all you’ve got to do is to do some folds in a piece of paper, to make it look like a paper plane, and place it in an interesting background to photograph it. If you don’t know how to do one, here is a quick tutorial. ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Paper-Plane/ ) Other objects are allowed but the paper airplane (a single one) should be in focus. Other origami art is not allowed. GL !

 

Throwing Planes photoshop picture)
Author: DrewBlood, created for: paper planes photography contest

1. Splash.


Contest goal:
The world lives on coffee and tea. Photograph anything that has either coffee or tea…in any form (beans, brew, leaves, in a cup or pot) Anything goes as long as it includes either…or…or both!

 

Splash. photoshop picture)
Author: Lodd, created for: coffee or tea photography contest

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