Thursday, 18 July 2013

August Challenge




For the last two years, August has been the month where I have taken on a challenge.
I saw the challenge as a way of sharpening skills and keeping fresh, as well as a bit of fun.
Well, it is traditionally the 'silly season' after all.
And now, with August fast approaching, I have to make the decision as to whether I continue with what is possibly becoming a tradition.

The challenge?
To take and post a picture of a pre-listed subject on each day of August.

In 2011 I worked from list provided by a young girl, Christina.


In 2012 I worked from a #photoadayaug list that was generally available.



2011 saw me sticking to black & white (well, almost!) and in 2012 I used just my G12 in square format and went mostly for colour. I also had a bit of company along the way but unfortunately, it is not always so easy to keep up and sadly I ended up completing the challenge alone. (It is hard, and I take my hat off to those who do 365 and even longer!)

So I am going to ask you:-
Do you want to see me take on the challenge again this year? Yes? I thought so!

Now the big ask:-
I need you ALL to provide me with a subject. I need at least 31, so please don't be shy in coming forward.

-Have a look at the subjects that I have done before, then suggest similar one word or simple sentence ideas (no repeats from 2011/12 please) and a real challenge would be interesting.

-Say which day you would like it on and whether it should be B&W or colour.

-Post your suggestions in the comments box below please, so that everyone else can see what and when has already been suggested.

Then, when I have my 31 (and I will pester you all until I have them!) I will post the full list
and the details of the challenge.

So, there isn't long. Get thinking and sending me your ideas. I can't wait to see what I have in store.


PS. I have temporarily removed the spam-hurdles to leave comments, so there is no excuse not to leave suggestions!

52 comments:

  1. Here is one to get you going:
    17. Special. B&W

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  2. Urban Fox, 31st Aug - gives you time to find a suitable location (preferably at home too)

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  3. How about Seashells in B&W! xx Lauren

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    1. Shall we possibly make that on the 4th (in line with your 4th July American heritage)

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  4. "duck" on 22nd (two little ducks in bingo I believe) in colour

    (I'm posting this one on behalf of 'The Tax Father' as I think he may have had a problem with the comments box)

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  5. A proper classic yacht. Any day. B & W I think

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  6. Clarinet (with player) for the 29 August please.

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    1. Hmmm,that will get me thinking :-)

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  7. A hare on the 5 August? As a reminder of your participation in the Havergate Island exhibition at Snape Maltings one month later?

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    1. Oooo two suggestions ;-) Well now...

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  8. Young singers Friday 30th August colour

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  9. Zwartbles Ireland would like pictures of Zwartbles sheep sometime mid-month

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    1. Can I do that on the 12th?

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    2. She says "A breed,which I photograph every day. Would be interesting to see someone else take a few beautiful artistic shots. As I take images of them everyday my challenge would be for you take photo that has me seeing them as I've not seen them before"

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  10. Why not "the number seven"? Any day.. interpreted how you like...

    Best regards
    >Joe

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    1. Thanks Joe - it should be on the 7th then!

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  11. Wendy (via FB) would like 'light' which will be slotted in on the 28th

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  12. Dreams - any day and method

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    1. Thank you- I'll sleep on that one!

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    2. Ah, a problem with this one as it was done in 2012 so she suggested waterfall/wet instead

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  13. Michelle (via FB) suggests "something decaying" on the 3rd

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  14. Richard (via FB) Underwater via an aquarium or fish tank, 21st

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  15. Martyn (via FB) Photographic record of an allotment site

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  16. Ian (via FB) An Owl for the 2nd, a Dog for the 9th, and a Weeping Willow for the 18th.

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  17. Ca (via twitter) my suggestion: a photos that stirs emotion (any kind) and explain the reason why

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  18. What about highlighting the sad demise of our wildlife through roadkill? Any Sunday and has to be in colour.
    Beefy

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    1. Thank you- with only the 11th still available as a Sunday, that will be the day

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  19. A Maze for the opening day of the Saffron Walden Maze festival on the 16th.

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  20. Mark (via twitter) ‘gothic’ 6th (in b&w, obviously). Also ‘sound' 26th (in colour) :)

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  21. Paul (via twitter) Seasonal plums that you have picked from a local tree.

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  22. Ray (via FB) OK, Black and White please. Cafe Racer with Rocker, must have open face lid, studded jacket, socks over boots. Can be any machine once Brit Iron ...1960's feel about it.

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    1. Hmmm, not asking for much then?!!! ;-) Lets try for this one on the 27th

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  23. It's our anniversary on the 19th so it has to be 'love' in b&w

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    1. Thank you, Im sure I can fulfil that request

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  24. Sharon (via FB) 15th please in honour of my boy Toby who will be 12 on that day. I think a theme of possibilities or potential suits that age. Hope thats not too tough

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  25. CJ (via twitter) 10/8 was hottest day in UK in 2003...how about something for 'heat' on that date?

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  26. How about quartz for number 14 as it contains silicon and silicon isnumber 14 in the periodic table?

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    1. Thanks Su, consider it entered for the 14th

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  27. A moody close up of galloping horse or Horses preferably in (B&W)the 18th would be great! :-)

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    1. Thanks Tony, you will complete the challenge list with your suggestion. Hope you don't mind, but the only day left now is the 13th

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    2. No Problem Celia I'll look forward to all the pictures!

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  28. Well, that completes 31 suggestions. Thanks to all who have contributed.
    Now a bit of advance planning for some of the more involved shoots and I really can't wait to get my teeth into it!

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