Photo Challenge

Suggestions...

Late last month, I put out a call for people to suggest ideas for my annual photo challenge for 2015. I've had one person suggest an idea (thanks, Marty!), but I'd still like some more.

This is my second notice... PLEASE give me some ideas for a weekly photo challenge! Entries will be accepted until December 31 when I officially commit my goals to the Intarwebs.


30 Days Of: Days 26-30...

And the 30 Days Of challenge is complete. Here are the final five shots...

Day 26:

Day 27:

Day 28:

Day 29:

Day 30:

This was fun. While I'm not continuing the challenge in July, I will try to continue daily photos as much as possible. Nathan deserves it.

 


30 Days Of: Day 18...

This would've been so much cooler with a macro lens...

Right now, Katie and I are rooting for the Spurs in what could be the deciding game of the NBA Finals. Not that we're San Antonio fans, we just both hate the Miami Heat and LeBoner James.

11 more minutes...


And I love Buddha too...

This is it! The time has come to bring the Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt to a close. And I've got several prizes to draw names for as a result.

First, the drawing for the winners in Week 3 and Week 4! Actually, upon looking at the comments for both posts and at the Flickr group (unless I missed something), there will be no drawing as Nat was the only person to enter all week. Um, so, yeah, congrats Nat! Looks like you got a lot of music coming your way.

 

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Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur...

Time for the start of the final week of the Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt! I'm actually kinda relieved. I've been having trouble keeping up with it. Oh well.

First, the drawing for the winner of the $10 gift card from way back in week two!

After running some numbers over at random.org, the winner is Nat!

Don't forget to check out all the photos in the Flickr Group.

Second, here are my photos incorporating the third week's lyrics:


"The wind comes in at the end of the day,
watchin' the trees and the leaves and the pieces blow away."
--Annie Automatic, "Something Sacred (acoustic)," iTunes Single


"I gotta tell you folks, he wasn't wearin no clothes.
He musta rubbed a whole gallon of Crisco oil from his back down to his toes."
--Ben Folds, "Bizarre Christmas Incident," Ben Folds Live

Snowy Scarecrow
"Well I stumbled upon your secret place safe in the trees you had tears on your face.
Wrestling with your desires frozen strangers stealing your fires.
The message hit my mind."
--Heart, "Dog and Butterfly," Dog and Butterfly

Third, the week four challenge lyrics:

Nat's lyric-
"You know I keep your fingerprints in a pink folder in the middle of my table.
You’re the tall kingdom I surround; think I better follow you around"
--The National, "Brainy," Boxer

Odie's lyric-
"The whole wide world was upside down.
The streets of town were paved with stars."
--Manhattan Transfer, "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square"

My lyric-
"We love the all the all of you.
Our lands are green and skies are blue.
Now all in all we're just like you.
We love the all of you."
--Spacehog, "In the Meantime," Resident Alien

Have fun! And remember, this final week runs through Monday, January 3, 2010 to give you a few extra days to recover from your New Year's celebrating and then post incriminating photos.

Oh, and another reminder, after this week, an overall winner will be chosen to receive the $75 gift certificate from CSNstores.com. The only way to win is to play!


And still the photograph showed signs not wasted...

Week two has come and gone and I've got a few things to accomplish here today.

First, I need to draw a winner from week one of the contest. The winner, who will be chosen randomly from all those who entered, will receive a $10 iTunes giftcard.

And the winner, as determined by random.org, is #5, or in this case, Kevin Spencer! I will e-mail you the $10 iTunes code just as soon as I've picked it up. Cool, man?

Second, I must present my own entries for week two. Here you go...

I decree that it's wrong that I can't just make this a single word and put it anywhere I want on the damn game board. #stupidrules
"Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath."
--Faith No More, "Falling to Pieces," The Real Thing

Technically, this doesn't really count since it's a screen capture off my iPhone as opposed to an actual photograph. But it does kinda fit and, since I'm not allowing myself to win the drawings, it doesn't really matter, does it?

Helium Fail
"The favored march up over the hill in some fools parade.
Shoutin' victory for the righteous, but there ain't much here but graves."
--Bruce Springsteen, "Gypsy Biker," Magic

Needle Light
"Cables that carry the life to the cities we build.
Threads that link diamonds of life to the satanic mills."
--Yes, "Machine Messiah," Drama

Third, and lastly, here are the lyrics for week 3...

My lyric-
"The wind comes in at the end of the day,
watchin' the trees and the leaves and the pieces blow away."
--Annie Automatic, "Something Sacred (acoustic)," iTunes Single

Nat's lyric-
"I gotta tell you folks, he wasn't wearin no clothes.
He musta rubbed a whole gallon of Crisco oil from his back down to his toes."
--Ben Folds, "Bizarre Christmas Incident," Ben Folds Live

Odie's lyric-
"Well I stumbled upon your secret place safe in the trees you had tears on your face.
Wrestling with your desires frozen strangers stealing your fires. the message hit my mind."
--Heart, "Dog and Butterfly," Dog and Butterfly

Have some fun!


Resolution slips away again...

Well, the first week of the Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt has come and gone and, so far, I'm the only person who has submitted photos. I'm hoping it wasn't too tough. My interpretations are pretty loose as you'll see below. I'll let you see if you can figure them out.

Photo365 Day 332: Mary Joseph
"You say it's your birthday, well it's my birthday too, yeah.
You say it's your birthday, we're gonna have a good time.
I'm glad it's your birthday, happy birthday to you."
--The Beatles, "Birthday", The White Album

Po Rappa
"Through my research I have found all it takes
To keep the chickens laying eggs
Is opera or Gershwin played at low volumes on dad's old radio."
--Christine Fellows, "Spinster's Almanac", Nevertheless

Naper at Night
"Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day."
--The Eagles, "Desperado", Desperado

Feel free to go ahead and post your photos for week one through tomorrow, Monday, December 13 at midnight.

But you can also go ahead and work on the lyrics for week two as well. They are...

My lyric-
"Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath."
--Faith No More, "Falling to Pieces," The Real Thing

Nat's lyric-
"The favored march up over the hill in some fools parade.
Shoutin' victory for the righteous, but there ain't much here but graves."
--Bruce Springsteen, "Gypsy Biker," Magic

Odie's lyric-
"Cables that carry the life to the cities we build.
Threads that link diamonds of life to the satanic mills."
--Yes, "Machine Messiah," Drama

Have at it, folks.


To get on the bus that takes me to you...

It's time for the first week of the Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt!

You know the rules. If you don't remember, check them out in the main post. Please remember to post links to your photographs in this post, not the main announcement post.

Here are your lyrics for the week:

My lyric -
"You say it's your birthday, well it's my birthday too, yeah.
You say it's your birthday, we're gonna have a good time.
I'm glad it's your birthday, happy birthday to you."
--The Beatles, "Birthday", The White Album

Nat's lyric -
"Through my research I have found all it takes
To keep the chickens laying eggs
Is opera or Gershwin played at low volumes on dad's old radio."
--Christine Fellows, "Spinster's Almanac", Nevertheless

Odie's lyric -
"Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day."
--The Eagles, "Desperado", Desperado

Knock yourselves out!

I don't usually like to do a TUA on a Scavenger Hunt challenge, but I do have to post a quick photo.

And if you need help with what the picture means, check out this post and this post.

So I leave you now with Mr. Jerome Bettis formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers...

Jeromebettis


It's in the photograph...

Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt - Holiday 2010 EditionGuess what, folks! It's time to jump off that couch, throw aside your TV tables (don't spill your drinks, though), grab your cameras, charge your batteries, and blank out those memory cards! The Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt is nigh!

Each week throughout December and into the first week of January, I will present three challenge song lyrics. Interpret the lyric however you want and take a picture of something that is representative of that interpretation. You can focus on the whole lyric or just a single element. Whatever works for you. There is no wrong answer at all. I'm just curious how you will interpret what I post here. Don't worry, I will try to make them a bit easier.

If you'd like to participate, please feel free to do so. There will be three challenges per week. If you want to do all three, go for it. If you can only do one or two, that's good too. And if there's a week in which you are too busy to participate, don't feel bad about it. Come back the next week.

When you've taken your photos, you can post them to your blog, Flickr account, or whatever online service you use to share your photos with the world. You don't even need to be a blogger. I only ask that you then post links to your photos in the comments of that week's challenge post. Easy enough?

And if you want some motivation, there will be prizes this time! Each time you participate by contributing a photo to the cause, you will be entered to win a weekly prize. This means you can be entered up to three times per week. The weekly prize will likely be a gift certificate to Amazon or iTunes.

When all is said and done, there will be a drawing with all your weekly contributions counted up to create a cumulative total number of entries. One winner will be chosen at random to receive this prize. This prize is being furnished by my friends at CSNstores.com -- a $75 gift certificate for you to use on whatever item or items you want that they sell in their online stores.

Interested yet?

If so, let me know by leaving a comment. If you're a Flickr user, join the group I created just for the event.

Oh, and if you don't want to take photos, I can always use help picking lyrics. If you're interested, leave a comment telling me you want to be a Lyric Master.

Here's the list of weeks this contest will be open:

Please note that I've deleted week five from the list. Cutting it a little shorter than originally planned.

Lookin' good to you all?


I never needed anybody's help in any way...

Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt, May 2010, logo

Here I am setting deadlines even I cannot keep. Oh well. At least I finally got them posted. And they were taken between the valid dates.

I have taken my three photos for the week and here they are...


"I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning. How quick the sun can drop away." Pearl Jam, "Black," Ten

Disney's Magic Kingdom
Teacups!


"Help me get my feet back on the ground. Won't you please, please help me?" The Beatles, "Help!", Help!

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Good luck getting down from there too quickly.


"You are the apple of my eye. Forever you'll stay in my heart." Stevie Wonder, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," Talking Book

Disney's Magic Kingdom
What better apple and more wicked eye than those from the Wicked Queen in Snow White?


In case you didn't figure it out, I went with a total Disney theme since Katie and I were on vacation last week and visited both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.

Now to get my butt working on the fourth and final week of the challenge.


Ain't no use in prayin', that's the way it's stayin'...

Sorry this is so late. Still recovering from our vacation (we only got back last night). So, to make up for it, we'll make this particular weeklong challenge run through the official end of the month. So you will even have a long holiday weekend to complete it.

The three challenge lyrics for the "week" of May 23-31, 2010 are:

Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt, May 2010, logo
  • "Feelin' like a freak on a leash, feelin' like I have no release." Korn, "Freak on a Leash," Follow the Leader
  • "Get your rocks off, get your rocks off, honey." Primal Scream, "Rocks," Give But Don't Give Up
  • "The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed." George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz, "Gilligan's Island Theme Song"

Don't forget to leave links to your posted photos in the comments. You have until the end of the month at 11:59 p.m., CDT, on May 31, 2010.

Happy hunting!

For anybody just learning about this challenge now, please refer back to the original post for more information.


I'm not so self assured...

The three challenge lyrics for the week of May 16-22, 2010 are:

Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt, May 2010, logo
  • "I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning. How quick the sun can drop away." Pearl Jam, "Black," Ten
  • "Help me get my feet back on the ground.
    Won't you please, please help me?" The Beatles, "Help!", Help!
  • "You are the apple of my eye. Forever you'll stay in my heart." Stevie Wonder, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," Talking Book

Don't forget to leave links to your posted photos in the comments. You have until the next three lyrics are announced around 12:01 a.m., CDT, on May 23, 2010.

Happy hunting!

For anybody just learning about this challenge now, please refer back to the original post for more information.