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!

 

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, …

 

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.

 

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!

 

94. Pink

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 !

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 !

 

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)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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 !

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 !

 

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 !

 

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.

 

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.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

41. *

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

 

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 !

 

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!

 

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.

 

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, …

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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)

 

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!

 

28. *

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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)

 

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 !

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 !

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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 !

 

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!

 

Author: MrMonty

MrMonty is the founder of Pxleyes - He takes care of the site's development in php/mysql. He also works as a freelance PHP and .NET programmer and can be contacted via the site's contact page.

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