Themes | Theme of the Month

2016 - October: Broken (38 photos)

Everything can be broken. A crack, a fracture, total destruction or only a small part loose. Lot of things that are not usually photograhed. Now that’s different!

Shoot in October anything that is broken and upload your best shots.

As always please explain in your note how your image fits the theme

2016 - September: Pure relaxation (36 photos)

Sit back and relax because with the theme of September you have nothing to worry about. Thirty days you can upload photos that show pure relaxation. You decide what depicts relaxation.

Do you find lying on the beach relaxing, or a hike in the mountains or a yoga lesson? Or maybe on the contrary you can find working-out or running relaxing.

As always please explain in the note how your image fits the theme.

2016 - August: Land (52 photos)

This month’s theme is built in opposition to some previous themes about “in the air”, "Water".

“Land”…… Immediately we thought of rocks formations, cliff faces, gorges, ravines, quarries, rock-falls etc. But any landscape showing ground, earth, dry land, terra firma also fit perfectly. It can also include deserts and sand dunes, rock gardens, zen-type gardens.

We’re sure with some thought and ingenuity you can show us your creative ideas.

As always please explain in your note how your image fits the theme.

2016 - July: Up in the Air (43 photos)

It’s not long since we had a theme “Above”. However this theme is a bit more narrow in its interpretation. We are looking for anything that catches your eye in the sky.. Anything flying, from birds to balloons, Chinese lanterns, kites, aircraft etc. Has anyone been to an airshow recently?

Alternatively, skyscapes would fit this theme….looking upwards to “Heaven”, interesting cloud formations, the night sky, Northern Lights anyone?

Have a look at The Cloud Appreciation website for inspiration.

What did you see “Up in the Air” this month?

As always please explain in the note how your image fits the theme

2016 - June: Mechanical parts (36 photos)

New Theme: Mechanical parts
This month’s theme is quite different from most themes so far. “Mechanical parts”…… Immediately we thought of cogs, wheels, pulleys; maybe chains, springs, switches. There will be lots of examples like this in industrial museums or heritage railways etc. Have you any old watches for some macro shots of the cogs inside? Or what about the mechanism from any old mechanical toys you might have kept from your childhood?

The theme could also include things you take for granted in homes and gardens. What makes things work? What about the knobs on kitchen appliances? Bottle tops? Lawn mower parts? Tools with moving parts? Gears and brakes on a cycle, the wheels showing the tire valve where you pump the air in? Can you take creative images of such every-day things?

We’re sure with some thought and ingenuity you can show us your creative ideas.

As always please explain in your note how your image fits the theme.