Jump to content

Photography challenge - Christmas


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Bec .

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

This week's challenge is Christmas. I look forward to seeing what Christmas/festive season means to you.

The rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge history for the winner:

Food - rbat
Portrait - elle-M
Macro/close up - ILBB
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILBB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26

Edited by rbat, 11 December 2012 - 11:07 AM.


#2 Bryden

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Congrats on the win rbat! Beautiful image.

Hopefully I'll be back this week! I finally caved and bought a new laptop. I was really trying to delay it because I wanted to buy myself a 100mm 2.8 with the money I had saved but I'll have to wait again  cry1.gif

Looking forward to seeing the entries.

Teressa

#3 Peanut

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

I actually have an entry for once!   happy.gif

These are the Christmas/class breakup gifts my DS handed out to his kindy classmates today.  They are a pompom critter sitting on top of a golden chocolate coin.  Those kids who don't eat/not allowed chocolate can remove the critter.  They were a big hit!


Christmas Pompom's





#4 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

I completely missed the food challenge but was drooling over those donuts! Yum!

Chirstmas in my family means seafood lunch on the beach and hunting for the perfect shell that will be added as an ornament to next years Christmas tree. We have one that represents each year we have spent together on a beach. This Christmas is about to be our first one without Dad so it's going to be very strange to be the beach baby on the sand without my beach-bum Daddy. Anyway, I figured since that's what Christmas time is about for me, I'd snap a pic of all our Christmas shells with our latest addition, the Hawaiian shell ornament from our last trip back to Hawaii all together.

Christmas Shells

#5 rogue-shadow

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Oooh, I have one from today that fits this one perfectly, though I first thought of last weeks. My laptop is broken though so I'm not sure if I'll get to post it here. Look forward to seeing everyone's entries.

#6 winkwink

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yay, I actually have an entry this week.  I made some mini gingerbread houses yesterday and today we had some friends over and the kids got to decorate them.  My DS was lucky to get any on his house, he was too busy eating all the lollies.  


gingerbread house by wmc75, on Flickr

Teri those critters are the cutest, what lucky classmates.  Your DS starts prep next year too doesn't he?

~Kee~in~Hawaii~  What a beautiful collection of shells and such a lovely tradition.  I'm so sorry that your dad is no longer here to continue it with you.

#7 mummy26

Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

I did a few Christmas ones today and this is one of them

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28286225@N02/.../in/photostream

#8 elle-M

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

SUCH good entries so far!!!

#9 SW-

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I wanted to go for some thing different.  To me Christmas means fun.  So I had fun with the Christmas lights


christmas by silver wattle, on Flickr

#10 Peanut

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Great photos ladies!  original.gif

Wendy, the gingerbread house looks delicious!  Yep, my little munchkin will be starting Prep next year, eek!

I was playing around with Christmas lights too Silverwattle, but going for the bokeh effect!  

Tree bokeh

Rudolph bokeh

#11 Bec .

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas shots this week, has been a bit of a tragic weekend and this was a little ray of sunshine for me to look at tonight.

Peanut, what can I say - that is just too cute! What a great gift idea. What have you used as the feet? I might have to try this myself! I think Micah will love it! Love your bokeh shots too, particularly the one with the stars. Great effect!

Kee In Hawaii, what an absolutely beautiful tradition. And such a wonderful idea making ornaments from your finds. I hope partaking in this tradition helps you feel connected to your dad as you experience your first Christmas without him. These first events are very hard.

winkwink, gorgeous! Nicholas is very clever and that looks completely delicious - particularly those spearmint leaves at the front. Yum yum original.gif. The beautiful Christmas tree bokeh is a lovely touch also.

mummy26, what a beautifully composed shot. I love the darkness and light coming out of the box. It makes me curious as to what is in there too! Love the sparkles of the ribbon, hat and bokeh too. Wonderful shot and really expresses the joy of Christmas.

silverwattle, fabulous! Christmas means fun to me too and Christmas lights are my favourite thing at Christmas time. I'm glad you had some fun with long exposure. Did someone run around with them? Great job!

I kept coming back to one photo and smiling - it is just way too cute for words and I'm so stealing that idea next year as a craft activity with my classes. So congratulations Peanut! Special mention to mummy26, yours was outstanding. A really close second and was my DH's favourite!

#12 Peanut

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Yippee!  Thanks Bec, my little man will be thrilled that his critters won!   biggrin.gif

They were so simple to make, a bag of chocolate coins and 2 bags of pompom critters from the cheap shop.  The feet are stickers, so peel off the paper and plonk them down on top of the coins.  His kindy friends adored them, and I'm going back to buy more to store for next year, lol!

Will be back with this weeks challenge soon!

#13 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Great win Peanut, loved your bokeh shots too.

And thanks for the kind words rbat, having only lost Dad a month ago and very unexpectedly it's been good to get out the Christmas ornaments and try to remember some of the good moments.

#14 winkwink

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Congrats Teri, they are super cute.

#15 mummy26

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for the mention Bec original.gif and Congrats to Peanut original.gif


Edited by mummy26, 18 December 2012 - 09:11 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

The logic was that children who don’t have the language to fully express themselves will lash out when they’re misunderstood. Not anymore.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

Object of desire

Curvy mums make clever babies

Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.

'We'll make sure they know how much she loved them'

A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?

For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.

Will you get to the hospital in time?

Worrying your baby will be delivered by the roadside is a common concern for many mothers-to-be. So how likely are you to be caught short?

Video: Funny 'Lips Are Moving' parody just for mums

Meghan Trainor's song 'Lips Are Moving' was already a hit, but now it's been turned into a hilarious parody that is set to be very popular with frustrated mums everywhere.

Out with the clutter

Decluttering by the numbers: take the 30-day challenge

Forget the 5:2 diet - Twitter's 30-day declutter challenge will have your house back in shape in no time (well, a month).

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

We need to stop damning parents of today, and embrace their appetite for knowledge instead.

Is my baby normal?

There are chubby Buddha babies and there are thin, smaller babies. Neither are right or wrong, they are all 'normal'.

When an older sibling starts school

When one child goes to ‘big school’ and leaves the other behind, it can cause deep upset. Here's how to make the transition easier.

Stray cat saves abandoned baby

They say dogs are man's best friend, but one cat has proven felines can be just as devoted to their human companions.

How strangers are helping a mum's wish come true after her death

A mum of five, Liz Marquez wanted to breastfeed her premmie son for a year. So when she passed away suddenly, her friends - and strangers - stepped in to help.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

Win with The Boxtrolls

To celebrate the release of The Boxtrolls on 3D Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet, we're giving you the chance to win a Boxtroll stationary package and DVD.

 

School Term 1

Get after-school care sorted

Wait lists too long at OSHC? Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.