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Does anyone have an up to date list of subjects used for this challenge?

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Yes, Wim has posted them at the end of the September Winner thread.

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I'll re-post it here for convenience as the thread title matches:


2019

November - Empty

October - Attention to the Reflection (Urban) 
September - Faces
August - Climate
July - Children in Action
June - Remembrance, Honouring, Celebrating
May - The Thrill and Joy of Sport
April - Women's Role in Todays Society
March - Eating
February - What is Love?
January - Happy New! 
  
2018 
December - Converging Lines
November - The City
October - You Wear It Well
September - Think Local
August - NEWS
July - FUN
June - National parks scenery (pure nature)
May - Twilight
April - In or On the Water
March - Without leaving the house (or garden)
February - Winter Activities
January -  Music 
  
2017 
December - Taste
November - Iconic
October - Failure
September - Critters
August - On The Beach
July - Street Art
June - Festivals
May - Transport
April - Proverbs and sayings
March - Urban Wildlife
February - Urban Landscape
January - Friendship and Friends 
  
2016 
December - Behind
November - Trees
October - River
September - Our Native Land
August - Digital Manipulation
July - Pedal Power
June - Help
May - Worm's eye view
April - City
March - Joy of Travel
February - The Blue Hour
January  -  Silhouettes and Shadows 
  
2015 
December - Motion
November - Solitary
October - The Decisive Moment
September - Concept
August - Travel Magazine cover
July - Skyline
June - Environmentally Friendly
May - Communication
April - Little
March - The Good Life
February - I don't know why I like it..
January - Informal Portrait of a Stranger 
  
2014 
December - Festivities
November - Autumn Colour (Color)
October - Shoot Local
September - Music
August - Bridges
July - My Favourite Place
June - Perspective
May - Rules
April - Abstract/Minimalism
March - Health
February - The Unusual / The Weird / The Lucky Shot
January - Sunset 
  
2013 
December - Peace
November - Cold
October - Harmony
September - Triumphant
August - Taking it easy
July - Heat
June - Night
May - Excess
April - In the Air

Edited by DJ Myford

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That's great thanks Wim, and David. I was going to go back and find them all until I realised there were about 80 of them!! 

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19 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

That's great thanks Wim, and David. I was going to go back and find them all until I realised there were about 80 of them!! 

 

Thank you! You're welcome. I didn't do them in one go. Just updated them when I had to set a challenge myself.

 

Somehow missing from that list are the only ones from the old forum I could find:

 

Old forum:

A Magical Moment
Alone
Forgotten

 

There must have been more. If anyone remembers one or is able to find some more, please post them here.

Maybe a nice project for a long cold wet winter's night? Trawling through the wayback machine? 😉

 

wim

 

 

 

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Anyone else a bit terrified that the challenge has been going for more than 6 years? If you had asked me I would have said 3, maybe 4. In the same way that I was horrified to realise that Janet Jackson's bare breast "controversy" at the Superbowl was over 15 years ago. Gulp!

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1 minute ago, Colin Woods said:

Anyone else a bit terrified that the challenge has been going for more than 6 years? If you had asked me I would have said 3, maybe 4. In the same way that I was horrified to realise that Janet Jackson's bare breast "controversy" at the Superbowl was over 15 years ago. Gulp!

 

You have kids, right? 😂

 

wim

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Yes, except I don't think of them as kids, I think of them as subjects.

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Just now, Colin Woods said:

Yes, except I don't think of them as kids, I think of them as subjects.

 

Haha!

 

OK just to check if my idea of going to the Wayback machine would work:

December/January challenge: TOGETHERNESS

That's 2012-2013!

 

wim

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

You have kids, right? 😂

 

wim

 

Kids and grandkids seem to grow up without you realising how time is passing. That is until someone says, "Last time I saw him/her he/she was knee high to a grasshopper."

 

Allan

 

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Because it is raining here (with a balmy 15C) and the Wayback Machine (well anything) is a tempting diversion of book keeping, here's some more.

 

So we ended the list with

 

2013

April - In the Air

 

- Which was the first on the New Forum but had started on the Old Forum.

- Because the All new Alamy Forum was announced on the old forum by Alamy on April 22.

 

Further on the Old forum:

 

March - Minimalism
February - Forgotten
January - Alone

 

2012

December -  Togetherness
November - A Magical Moment
October - Autumn


  - which was probably the first:

Because there is this thread started by Arterra Monthly challenges - This is NOT a camera club! with a last post by Munty on Monday, October 08, 2012 4:21 PM. The rest was not archived, so that's all we know can find online.

And there are no previous posts with the word Challenge or otherwise hinting at something like that.

 

Does anybody remember who won those first two?

November - A Magical Moment

October - Autumn

With what images? Why could the winner of November not been found in December? Or was it just not in time, which happens sometimes and has happened recently.

And with what images did reeray and dustydingo win those December -  Togetherness and January - Alone challenges?

 

February - Forgotten - was won by Baarney with CWH6C5,

March - Minimalism -  by Stu with CYK71X.

 

The section of the old forum Let's talk about pics (where the Challenges have been taken place) had been started with this announcement by Alamy on Tuesday, August 28, 2012:

You will notice that we have changed the Alamy Forum so it is now has three categories;
1. "Alamy Quality control and technical queries" -this will be devoted to understanding QC, reasons for failure, allowing failed images to be posted up so an independent view can be given. Plus this topic will be for questions related to photography, cameras and software inc Photoshop and scanning etc.
2. "Ask the Forum" - anyone with a question related to Alamy or the Stock Industry can ask it here and hopefully get an answer from a well informed fellow photographer.
3. "Let's talk about pics" - Purely to talk about and share images, portfolio critique, inspire and general positivity.

 

wim

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

November - A Magical Moment

Was it Tim Gainey? This is a random far-off memory which could well be 100% dead wrong. No memory of which image though.

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26 Jan 2013 - I was close. Tim Gainey set the theme " A Magical Moment" so he won Autumn. The winner of Magical Moment was Pretty Pictures with an unknown image as the photo does not appear and there is no reference in the description. Maybe it was not an Alamy image. So someone can now explain to me how I can remember that but not my mum's birthday.

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3 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

26 Jan 2013 - I was close. Tim Gainey set the theme " A Magical Moment" so he won Autumn. The winner of Magical Moment was Pretty Pictures with an unknown image as the photo does not appear and there is no reference in the description. Maybe it was not an Alamy image. So someone can now explain to me how I can remember that but not my mum's birthday.

 

Well spotted!

 

As for mum's birthday, that's a tough one.

Has she ever forgotten yours? Probably not. Women seldom forget such important things as birthdays.

Men otoh never know what day it is or when their friends (male) have their birthdays. Or so the internet says.

One of the links when I asked googled this problem was called Joyriding In Autismland. Go figure.

 

wim

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Which brings us to a list of winners so far. Please check your name/nick/pseudo to see if it's correct.

 

Colin Woods 8

Arterra, Philippe 5
Michael Ventura 5
Wiskerke 5

Doc Kumar 4
NYCat 4
Olivier Parent 4
Russell Watkins 4

Alan Beastall 2
AVPics 2
Bryan 2
Julie Edwards 2
Kumar 2
MariaJ 2
Shpg 2
Steve Hyde 2

Ace 1
Andy Melbourne 1
Baarney  1
Chris E 1
David Davies 1
dustydingo 1
Ed Endicott 1
fotoDogue 1
Graham Morely 1
gvallee 1
imageplotter 1
John Mitchell 1
kmerr 1
LSP 1
Lynne 1
Malcolm Park 1
MDM 1
Mickfly 1
Ognyan Yosifov 1
Pazmander 1
Phil Crean 1
Pretty Pictures 1
RedSnapper 1
reeray 1
Regis 1
Sheila Smart 1
Simon Evans 1
Sprocket 1
Stu 1
TeeCee 1
Tim Gainey 1
Tom Travis 1

 

wim

 

 

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12 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Which brings us to a list of winners so far. Please check your name/nick/pseudo to see if it's correct.

 

Colin Woods 8

Arterra, Philippe 5
Michael Ventura 5
Wiskerke 5

Doc Kumar 4
NYCat 4
Olivier Parent 4
Russell Watkins 4

Alan Beastall 2
AVPics 2
Bryan 2
Julie Edwards 2
Kumar 2
MariaJ 2
Shpg 2
Steve Hyde 2

Ace 1
Andy Melbourne 1
Baarney  1
Chris E 1
David Davies 1
dustydingo 1
Ed Endicott 1
fotoDogue 1
Graham Morely 1
gvallee 1
imageplotter 1
John Mitchell 1
kmerr 1
LSP 1
Lynne 1
Malcolm Park 1
MDM 1
Mickfly 1
Ognyan Yosifov 1
Pazmander 1
Phil Crean 1
Pretty Pictures 1
RedSnapper 1
reeray 1
Regis 1
Sheila Smart 1
Simon Evans 1
Sprocket 1
Stu 1
TeeCee 1
Tim Gainey 1
Tom Travis 1

 

wim

 

 

 

Rest of the field 0

 

Allan

 

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Just noticed Kumar (aka Doc Kumar) is on the list twice - maybe he's won 6 times?

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4 hours ago, VbFolly said:

Just noticed Kumar (aka Doc Kumar) is on the list twice - maybe he's won 6 times?

 

They are 2 different Kumars:

Kumar Sriskandan - https://discussion.alamy.com/profile/221-doc/

P Kumar - https://discussion.alamy.com/profile/3144-kumar/

 

I hope my attribution of the wins were to the right one though.

 

OK let's check that:

2018

October - You Wear It Well - Doc Kumar- C1A3X0

2017

January - Friendship and Friends - Kumar - DCE46T

August - Digital Manipulation - Kumar - AGNMC6

2015

August - Travel Magazine - cover - Doc Kumar - EHA78Y

April - Little - Bryan - CTYX0F - Doc Kumar - S05W69 (tie)

2014

February - The Unusual / The Weird / The Lucky Shot - Doc Kumar - AW4G2R

 

Phew!

 

wim

 

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I must say I am very proud to be among such amazing photographers. I was pretty unsure of myself at first and when I made the final 8 a couple of times I gained confidence. I learned a lot when I was picking the final 8 for the challenges I did.

 

Paulette

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

They are 2 different Kumars:

Kumar Sriskandan - https://discussion.alamy.com/profile/221-doc/

P Kumar - https://discussion.alamy.com/profile/3144-kumar/

 

I hope my attribution of the wins were to the right one though.

 

OK let's check that:

2018

October - You Wear It Well - Doc Kumar- C1A3X0

2017

January - Friendship and Friends - Kumar - DCE46T

August - Digital Manipulation - Kumar - AGNMC6

2015

August - Travel Magazine - cover - Doc Kumar - EHA78Y

April - Little - Bryan - CTYX0F - Doc Kumar - S05W69 (tie)

2014

February - The Unusual / The Weird / The Lucky Shot - Doc Kumar - AW4G2R

 

Phew!

 

wim

 

Ah, that makes sense now. Thanks, Wim.

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On 11/10/2019 at 19:00, Colin Woods said:

 

The winner of Magical Moment was Pretty Pictures with an unknown image as the photo does not appear and there is no reference in the description.

 

 

Yes, and Pretty Pictures didn't show up to set a theme so I actually set the theme of Togetherness for the next one as my pic came second.

 

Alan

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