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Photo Competition 2022-06-06: Reflections

Theme: Reflections The theme of this contest is simple: photos where mirrors, windows, water, or other reflective surfaces were used to get reflections. This theme was suggested by Eric S. Voting ...
2 votes
0 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-04-25: Star Trail

Theme: Star Trail A long exposure shot of a beautiful star trail. This theme was suggested by Soham. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by active to give every submitter a fair chance Vote up ...
3 votes
6 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-04-11: Claustrophobic

Theme: Claustrophobic Photos of enclosed spaces, or confined areas. Anything like small areas (think opposite of landscape/open spaces) This theme was suggested by BruceWayne. Voting Rules View the ...
5 votes
8 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-03-28: Famous Buildings

Theme: Famous Buildings Any structure that is know relatively widely. It could also include not just buildings but structures such as tunnels, radio masts etc. For example: the Eiffel Tower; Sydney ...
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9 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-03-14: Freezing or Melting

Theme: Freezing or Melting Anything that is frozen or melting, literally or metaphorically. Examples include anything to do with snow/ice, movement that is frozen, something that is "frozen ...
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3 votes
3 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-02-28: Cross-section

Theme: Cross-section A piece of fruit cut in half, the inside of a model, the end of a building under construction, where the end wall is missing, ... This theme was suggested by spikey_richie. Voting ...
6 votes
7 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-02-14: Death

Theme: Death Photos with dead stuff. Examples can include decomposing matter, dead trees/plants/animals, animals with their prey, food that was once alive (plant, fungi, or meat based), or other ...
4 votes
8 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-01-31: Manipulations

Theme: Manipulations Something heavily 'photoshopped' - replaced backgrounds, inserted people or objects, etc. The resulting image can be pseudo-naturalistic or abstract. This theme was suggested by ...
9 votes
20 answers
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Photo Competition 2022-01-17: Wood

Theme: Wood Living wood, dead wood, burning wood, wood with nails or screws. Pictures that elicit the smell of resin or sawdust. This theme was suggested by xenoid. Voting Rules View the submissions ...
6 votes
4 answers
411 views

Photo Competition 2022-01-03: Environmental Destruction

Theme: Environmental Destruction Deforestation, plastic pollution, chemical spills, quarrying, deliberate burning. This theme was suggested by niemiro. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by ...
4 votes
6 answers
366 views

Photo Competition 2021-12-20: Shot with Film

Theme: Shot with Film Kodak Portra, Tri-X, Ilford Delta, Fujicolor Pro, ... any film you want, digitized however is convenient — but shot on film, with minimal digital post-production. Entries should ...
13 votes
15 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-11-29: Sliver

Theme: Sliver An image that captures only a small part of a much larger whole. This theme was suggested by LightBender. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by active to give every submitter a ...
11 votes
30 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-11-15: Landscapes

Theme: Landscapes Candidates:  1. Open wide areas with some point of interest.  2. Mountains/Valleys. Open wide areas are a must. "Close ups" shots of a tree/hut won't be acceptable. This ...
1 vote
12 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-11-01: No Landscapes

Theme: No Landscapes As many of the photos have been landscapes, I think we should try to encourage photos that are not landscapes and more macro, portraits etc. This theme was suggested by damned ...
3 votes
5 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-10-18: Black and White, Metaphorically

Theme: Black and White, Metaphorically In this theme, black and white should be represented conceptually, not literally. This theme was suggested by mattdm. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted ...
4 votes
9 answers
473 views

Photo Competition 2021-10-04: Festivals

Theme: Festivals Capture a photo of a scene that demonstrates a "festival celebration", or something which highlights what the festival is about, etc. The subject may be a person or a group ...
2 votes
10 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-09-20: Metal on metal

Theme: Metal on metal All things metallic. Gears, heavy machinery, drilling metal, cutting metal... This theme was suggested by spikey_richie. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by active to ...
11 votes
15 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-09-06: Relationships

Theme: Relationships A photo which shows a two (or more) people sharing moment. Like Mom-kids, Father-kids, Siblings, Person-pet, Person-Teacher. This theme was suggested by Sudarshan Kadam. Voting ...
5 votes
19 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-08-23: Cats

Theme: Cats Pictures of your cats. Kittens. Cats in baskets. Cats hanging from stuff. Cats in costumes. Cats with things on their heads. More kittens. Cats making funny expressions. Cats on fire, ...
3 votes
16 answers
957 views

Photo Competition 2021-08-09: Food

Theme: Food Candidates can be: A mouth watering cooked dish. Raw vegetables. Raw fruits. Desserts. Beverages like tea, juices etc. This theme was suggested by Aquarius_Girl. Voting Rules View the ...
11 votes
14 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-07-26: Music

Theme: Music Either literal (instruments, musicians, performance) or figurative (geometric or natural patterns which evoke the patterns of music). This theme was suggested by mattdm. Voting Rules ...
11 votes
19 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-07-26: Surprise! (ONE week only)

Theme: Surprise! Any photo that will surprise the viewer. This theme was suggested by Caleb. Note: This contest will only run for ONE week. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by active to give ...
2 votes
0 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-07-19: Inspired by Photography Stack Exchange

Theme: Inspired by Photography Stack Exchange Craft a picture that was inspired by a question, answer, or comment here. Include a link to the inspiration (and a sentence or two about how you got from ...
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9 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-07-05: Street Photography

Theme: Street Photography Wikipedia says it quite well: A type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, ...
12 votes
22 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-06-21: Long Exposure

Theme: Long Exposure Either a picture containing motion blur (star trails, cars on a road etc.) or a combination of several photos to create a time-lapse in one photo. This theme was suggested by ...
5 votes
14 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-06-07: Symmetry

Theme: Symmetry The photograph must display some form of symmetry. This theme was suggested by Maynard Case. Voting Rules View the submissions sorted by active to give every submitter a fair chance ...
8 votes
9 answers
820 views

Photo Competition 2021-05-24: In Deep Thought

Theme: In Deep Thought Capture a photo of a subject that demonstrates "deep thought", contemplation, intense musing, etc. The subject may be a person or animal, even an inanimate object, so ...
14 votes
26 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-05-03: Typography

Theme: Typography A photo with a focus on typography. Letters, numbers, words and so on. The shapes of them, the layout or where they're placed. Address numbers on buildings are sometimes quite ...
15 votes
19 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-04-26: All Blur

Theme: All Blur In the spirit of Why would one shoot a fully blurred picture?, let's see some abstract and semi-abstract works. This theme was suggested by mattdm. Voting Rules Vote up as many images ...
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20 votes
35 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-04-12: Up There

Theme: Up There Subjects in the photo should be unsupported by the ground. Examples include airplanes, balloons, bubbles, water splashes, astrophotography, clouds, birds/insects/animals in flight, etc....
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23 votes
56 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-03-29: Transportation

Theme The theme of this contest is simply transportation. Trains, cars, ships, planes, bicycles, etc. This theme was suggested by Matt. Voting Rules Vote up as many images as you like Please, up ...
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11 votes
26 answers
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Photo Competition 2021-03-15: Reflections

Theme The theme of this contest is simple: photos where mirrors, windows, water, or other reflective surfaces were used to get reflections. This theme was suggested by Eric S. Voting Rules Vote up as ...
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30 votes
55 answers
6k views

Photo Competition 2021-03-01: Straight out of camera

Theme This theme seeks your best straight-out-of-camera JPEGs: no adjustments, curves, tweaks, post-processing, cropping, or straightening is allowed. Think "Polaroid", "Instax", &...
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10 votes
3 answers
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Photo competition May 2020: Lomography

Theme After another delay, I've decided to take the initiative to start another photo competition here. The theme for this competition is "Lomography". The challenge is to post the best ...
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16 votes
10 answers
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Photo Competition 2020-02-01: Imperfectly Beautiful

Theme This theme challenges you to find beauty in unexpected places. Appreciating it not only in spite of imperfections, but perhaps even because of them. Voting Rules Vote up as many images as you ...
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5 votes
1 answer
846 views

Photo Competition 2020-01: Portraits by candlelight

Theme Inspired by the question, Is it practical to shoot portraits by only candlelight?, the theme of this contest is straight-forward: show us your best portraits that are lit only by candlelight. ...
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7 votes
7 answers
966 views

Photo Competition 2019-12: 'Tis the season for a fresh start

Theme This is an attempt to kickstart a new photo competition here on Photo-SE. Seeing as it's already halfway through December and approaching the new year/decade, the concept of the theme combines ...
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