Saturday, 5 January 2008

Monthly Photograph Challenge

It may come as a complete surprise to you all to discover that I like taking photographs….LOL! Truth be told, it is my way of capturing the magic and beauty of the world around me. There is so much I find inspiring about jumping in the car, going anywhere, getting out and just walking - albeit a city, a forest, a field, a lake - being somewhere and capturing the moment forever.

I have visited many blogs where people have set up regular photo projects. So I have decided to have a go at doing my own. I thought hard and long for a subject for the first month and came up with nothing…ooops, and then the penny dropped. As this is the first month, I am going to make my first theme based on “One”. So the idea is, by the end of January, to take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents “One”. The post title will simply be “Photograph Challenge January 2008 – One”. As well as posting the photograph, I will also include a brief explanation of how the photograph relates to the theme (just in case it is not so obvious…lol!). The photograph doesn't need to be outside, it can be of somebody or of something around the home.... it just needs to represent the theme of the month.

So, here begins my new challenge. I also open this little challenge to any of you that would like to participate. It would be great to see your interpretation of the theme. If you do participate, then please leave a comment on my post including a link to your post (so that I and any other readers can enjoy your work). I will include a reminder of the guidelines on each of my monthly challenge posts.

Bye for now, Graham x


David Bowman said...

you have some great images!

This is a great blog.


Elise said...

I'm no good at taking pics... I'd love to see everyone elses though

Love your pics as always Graham xx

Anonymous said...

Great way to get imagination working - thanks for the challenge.


La Chanson de Phoenix said...

I might just play along.

kasper794 said...

I might play along. I really enjoy all of your photos.

meleah rebeccah said...


I love photos (as you can tell from the 5000+ and growing on my pages).

You have such great images. I am looking forward to your challenges!

Linda and her Surroundings said...

Hi Graham, I went over to your father's blog. Lovely. He is very, very good. The room from which he works is so light and the garden looks so peaceful. And so many pencils on the side table - tools of the trade. Thank you for showing me his blog.

Livingsword said...

Hi Graham!

Can I enter with this link to the U2 music video One?

Love your blog as always, even if I don’t always share a comment…

amypalko said...

Ok, Graham,I've taken up the challenge. You can see it in this post. I will admit to cheating slightly as I met the challenge with photos already taken, but I felt that I had such a perfect subject, I couldn't resist!

TravelDiary Steve said...

Hey Man,

Awesome awesome BLOG. You gave me inspiration to start my own travel diary and I have...

If you're ever interested in linking up our blogs I would be most honered.

Keep up the great work.

Tee/Tracy said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I hope I'll find time to participate :)

Michelle Hix said...

Ooooh fun! What a super good idea. I love this kind of stuff. I'm going to have to give this some thought...

Marjie said...

Hello wonderful Graham,

I have 2 things in my blog for you to pick up. Please check my latest post for more info.

And yes, you deserve them ;)


Michelle Hix said...

Today you were te subject of my blogpost! :)

kbguy said...

hi Graham,
u traveled far. I just simply enjoy reading ur blog and watching ur photos. I am thinking of a link with my travel blog as well. I hope u don't mind, and wish u do to mine too.

Anonymous said...

I'll keep my eyes (well, my eye really) and will try to take a good "one" picture.

One... now I have the U2 song stuck in my head, thank you! :D

You kinda look like the little anim guy at the top of the post...!

DANIELA said...


Cocaine Princess said...

Sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words. Your pictures are brilliant as is your blog.

Cocaine Princess

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Ineke said...

HI Graham,
if you really like photography and the city you live in, you might consider starting up your own citydailyphoto blog. I have one for Rotterdam.(,) This idea started about 2 yrs ago when Eric set up his'for Paris but there are city daily photoblogs all over the world now. We also do monthly themes and i must say; to post a photo daily is quite some work, so for your theme i will pass this month :(
Maybe not.
I'll be back though :)

meleah rebeccah said...

just checking in to see how the photo challenge is going!

Getty72 said...

David, thanks for your kind comment. I'll be sure to visit your blog too :)

Hiya Elise! I hope you are having a wonderful time. I am very much like you, I love seeing peoples photographs, and how they view the world around them. take care xx

Thanks Jackal, I'll be sure to keep going with the cre8buzz challenges too!

Hey Sue, I'd love to see your challenge response!

Hiya Kasper. I hope you are well! It'll be great to see your view of "one".

Meleah Rebeccah, I love your photos of you and your family... you all always look so happy and healthy. It is great to see such a warm family!

Getty72 said...

Linda, thanks for youe kind words about my fathers blog. I wish I had some of his talent :)

Hey Livingsworld :) LOL! very funny about U2... I might end up doing that myself too...LoL!

Good afternoon Amypalko :)
Your photos of Wallaces Mount are perfect! You have set the benchmark for these challenges extremely high. I'll be sure to add a link to all those that complete the challenge on my challenge response post :)

Getty72 said...

traveldiary steve, thanks for your kind comments. I will be sure to visit your blog. Welcome to the world of travelling blogs :)

tee/tracy, I hope you can find time too :) The weather here is awful at the moment, as soon as it stops raining I'll be sure to complete the challenge myself...LOL!

Hiya Michelle, Mmmmmm me too, I still haven't come up with an idea yet - I'll be sure to make next month's challenge a little easier.

Marjie, thank you so much for the awards. Your words and encouragement are always so appreciated. Thank you so much once again :))))

kbguy, thanks for your visit and comments. I'll be sure to come and visit your blog :)

Zhu, I would love for you to enter the challenge too :) I look forward to seeing what you come up with :) warm regards, Graham xx

Daniela, thanks for the comments. I can't wait to come and visit your blog. Thanks for visiting :)

Hey Cocaine Princess :). Your comment is so true, pictures can tell a thousand words. I love looking at photos... my imagination runs wild.

Ineke, that is a great idea. A regular photo diary. I will definitely think about that :)

Getty72 said...

Guys, so sorry that Ihaven't posted my challenge response yet... the weather has been horrible. I hope to see some sunshine over the weekend, so that I can get outside and get snapping.

Best wishes, Graham

Crystal said...

Guess what?! I might participate in this challenge if I manage to take a great snapshot of "one", and post it in my new blog. ;D

~Crystal @ Choc Mint Girl~

Trinity said...

I wanna play... got this from Choc Mint Girl! I will try to post my picture.. btw, I love your header and the title... cool!

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