Hope you like the shot I took of John Webb's Windmill in Thaxted yesterday? It is appropriate really as it is a great introduction to what has now become an annual event for me.
Yes folks, it is time to prepare for my August Challenge!
Now into my fourth year, I'm very much looking forward to taking on the list that you, my friends and followers create for me. Last year you kindly set me going on random subjects. This year, the random nature will still exist but within a particular framework. That framework is...
What? Where? I hear you say. Well, if you are regular readers of my blog, you will remember the big event I blogged about back in March when Uttlesford was announced as Britain's most desirable rural area to live.So how many people outside of the area know anything about Uttlesford? Where it is? What it has to offer? Well here is your chance to change that. If you already know of the area, I want you to suggest something to photograph to show those who don't know. However, those of you who live far and wide and who suggested subjects for me last year, don't think this doesn't include you this year. Far from it! Do a little Google, find something about Uttlesford that intrigues, interests, whatever, and set me a challenge to bring the area to you.
So, what suggestions am I looking for? Well there would be obvious ones such as a suggestion to photograph John Webb's Windmill in Thaxted, as I did yesterday. Then there could be the more obscure suggestions. It could be people, place, story... you think - I'm not going to put too many ideas into your heads. The only thing I ask is that it is do-able in a day. I have one caveat to that. I won't actually be in the area on 1st & 2nd August so may just have to bend the rules slightly with suggestions on those two days.
What about the rules? Well nothing too complicated. Simply:
-The picture is to be taken on the designated day. (I will endeavour to include a grab of the meta-data as proof)
-Barring exceptional circumstances, the image will be posted on my blog before midnight on the designated day.
-I am allowed artistic licence when interpreting the brief.
And then what?
Well, once August is over, I am delighted to announce a collaboration with Design Essentials in Saffron Walden where all of the images will be on display on her 'dynamic wall' during September and will of course, be available for sale. This will be an exhibition with a difference - an exhibition created by YOU!
Right, so get thinking. I need at least 31 suggestions (please try not to repeat subjects covered previously), and for logistical reasons, I will need them before 20th July please. As before, write your suggestions in the comments box below so that everyone can see what has been suggested and to give ideas to those who are thinking about it.
I'm banking on you all!