Hobbies 2 - Photography Contest [61 entries]

Mountaineering Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Take a shot which conveys a favourite hobby or interest. It can be anything except your job, photography or team sports. We all have something in our lives that we love to do in our spare time be it knitting, karaoke, whittling, playing cards, painting, writing, crossword puzzles, bird watching, riding motor bikes or cycling, tramping, hiking, clay bird shooting, stamp collecting etc.

The shot may include people or animals or just the hobby itself. No food/cooking shots as we've had plenty of those lately. So unless your hobby involves nudist camps or nude modelling anything goes other than the exclusions already mentioned.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

jawshoewhah: It seems like someone would have to be the picture. I mean, a hobby is an act done by a person and not really something that stands on it's own. How come photography hasn't been excluded this time? ( 5 years and 2375 days ago )
xogx2002: I think it has been excluded. ( 5 years and 2375 days ago )
Brunheroti: procurando a melhor imagem, caso não tenha... vamos fotografar né? ( 5 years and 2375 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Oh didn't see the first of the guidelines. ( 5 years and 2374 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I still think someone HAS to be in the picture. For example, if you show someone collecting coins as a hobby, just a shot of the coins isn't a hobby, it's just a collection. The definition, according to wiki:

A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done during one's leisure time.

So don't you think it should be required that someene is in the shot? ( 5 years and 2374 days ago )
magicsteve: I see your point, jawshoewhah, but I respectfully disagree. The point of this contest is to convey a hobby; to represent it via your photograph. As such, a shot of something that is related to your hobby of choice should be considered on theme whether a person is in the picture or not. If the contest specified that you had to show a hobby in action, however, I'd agree with you 100%.
( 5 years and 2374 days ago )
magicsteve: With that being said, however, I am no mod so I say we should ask them for clarification. What say ye, mods? ( 5 years and 2374 days ago )
kyricom: There's nothing in the grammar that indicates a human needs to be present in the shot. It says anything that "conveys" a hobby. "Convey," within this context means to communicate or make known. It also specifically says "anything goes" other than the specifically mentioned exclusions. ( 5 years and 2373 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Humans don't need to be in the shot. ( 5 years and 2373 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I know there was nothing in the grammar explaining there has to be a human in the shot, but by definition, a hobby is done by SOMEONE and just seems to make more sense to have someone in the shot.

Ah, to each their own... ( 5 years and 2372 days ago )
kyricom: so put someone in your shots... "anything goes" No one will stop you ( 5 years and 2371 days ago )
MnMCarta: um... in reading the rules again... what does "TRAMPING" mean? ( 5 years and 2370 days ago )
rbsgrl: I got a picture for that...tramping that is! ( 5 years and 2370 days ago )
rbsgrl: So, I am guessing by a recent submission that tramping is what I call hiking?? ( 5 years and 2369 days ago )
Contest Moderator: All entries posted after GMT February 25, 2011 8.00pm will be removed. ( 5 years and 2366 days ago )

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Mountaineering - created by bf2015

Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/61Score: 63.8% (35)10663 views

(5 years and 2369 days ago)

. - created by merrowheather

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/61Score: 63.3% (30)7220 views

(5 years and 2373 days ago)

The kite flyer - created by maclu2iaf

The kite flyer
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/61Score: 62.3% (25)7360 views

(5 years and 2373 days ago)

Passion - created by maclu2iaf

Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/61Score: 61.8% (20)6469 views

(5 years and 2372 days ago)

What is my hobby? - created by dato_t

What is my hobby?
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/61Score: 61.5% (15)11828 views

a) Reading
b) Baking
(5 years and 2369 days ago)