Monday, 4 October 2010

September Photography Results & October Challenge

Drum roll!!!........

And we have our submissions for the September challenge of "Morning". The results have been great as always. Each different in their own way, but this time all of them have a healthy helping of humour within them. Each one made me smile! All very interesting and providing us with a little insight into the life of each photographer, and a peek into their creative minds.

Ella from Ella Unread took this extremely creative and stunningly edited collage of the things around her that reminder her of "morning". This really is a fantastic creative piece.

Zhu from Correr Es Mi Destino captured this great photograph of the 'hustle & bustle' morning traffic in Ottawa. I can completely understand why Zhu is not a morning person when I see the traffic in this photograph.

Matt Ryder took this nice photograph of a slightly charred slice of toast. Hmmmm, now how many times has that happened to you? I have lost count how many times I have burned toast in the mornings.

Caroline Ryder took this really cute photograph of her dog Barnaby, who quite clearly wanted to stay in bed that morning. His expression captures my sentiment every morning when I have to get up for work.

Thank you all for your contributions to the challenge! They really are fantastic!!!

For my piece, I thought long and hard and, like some of the submissions shown above, I thought of my breakfast. One of my all time favourite breakfasts is soft boiled egg with soldiers. So that's what I decided to cook and photograph. As the yolk of the egg was such a deep rich colour, I decided that I needed to emphasise this so opted for selective colouring.

And for good measures, I have decided to throw in the fail-safe method to cooking great boiled eggs every time:

1) Heat a saucepan of water to boiling point.
2) Once boiling, place in a fresh egg
3) Boil the egg for one minute
4) After one minute, turn off the heat and cover the saucepan, leaving the egg in the water for 4 minutes.
5) Remove the egg and place in an egg cup
6) The boiled egg should be enjoyed with narrow slices of buttered bread (soldiers), along with a small pinch of salt.
7) Boiled eggs and soldiers are not complete without a cup of English tea, a glass of orange juice and a newspaper.

Thank you guys, for playing along. Your photographs were brilliant. I know some others were planning on joining in but ran out of time. No problem, here is the next challenge.

I have seen on a few occasions, some budding creativity. So I could think of nothing better than combining a couple of topics whilst also allowing people to be as creative as they wish. So the challenge for October is "Design & Technology". Take a photograph that in some way represents "Technology" then add your own design touches to complete the challenge!

Just to recap, the guidelines for the challenge are as follows:

1) Take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents the theme of"Design & Technology". You are welcome to use your artistic touch to manipulate the photographs using a photopackage such as photoshop. Be as creative as you desire!!! You are even welcome to submit a video clip, if that is your preferred media. You might want to also include a second photograph that shows the same thing in its more common view.

2) Include a brief explanation of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme.

3) When you have posted your challenge, be sure to send me a link so that I can include it on my "The 'Design & Technology' Photography Challenge Entry" post next month!

4) You want to join in with the challenge but don't have a blog or website to display your photograph on?

No problem, either:

a)Just email me copy of the image, along with your name and a brief description of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme. I will then include your entry on my "Design & Technology ~ Photography Challenge Entry" post next month!!!

b)Join up to a photo storage site like Redbubble or upload your photograph, then leave a link to the photograph in the comments box on this post.

5) Closing date is 1st November 2010!!!! So get snapping!!!

!!Happy Photography!!

Graham Ettridge

If you have any questions, concerns or have an idea for a future photography challenge theme then please do not hesitate to contact me on


Anonymous said...

No, you forgot me! I think my comment didn't get through. Anyway, here was my entry (posted before the deadline!):

France forgives you ;-)

Olivia said...

I wouldn't mind egg and soldiers tomorrow morning... My favourite breakfast. With a lovely hot sweet tea.

Not much a photographer, so I'll watch and comment instead of snap :)

meleah rebeccah said...

awww. that photo of the doggie Barnaby is too cute!

Deep India said...

Wow, d toast must be made by a man cook...hahaha.

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