“Faraway Friends” by Gonzalo Broto (Visit him HERE)
Welcome to our sixteenth monthly challenge theme, as chosen by last month’s winner, Gonzalo Broto. If you’re just stumbling across these challenges, we (myself and friends Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons) co-host a monthly photography theme challenge where anyone and everyone can submit an image, or images to our group threads over on flickr.
Simply interpret the theme, in this case “friendship” however you would like and as long as the image you submit is your own, it qualifies. The theme runs through the current month, and at the end of the month, Heather, Mat and I each choose our favorite images and showcase those three along with a public vote on our respective websites, to be seen by all of you fine folks, giving us the ability to choose our overall favorite image. The votes are tallied both from the polls here and on Mirrorlessons, and we crown the monthly winner after the vote is open for 5 days.
The real fun begins when we take our monthly winners, every 6 months, and showcase all the monthly champions again in a vote for the semi-annual champion, with the winner receiving free photography software, and various photo related hard goods. We’ve been fortunate to have Alien Skin Software, Topaz Labs Software and Lensbaby all contribute in the past. Great tools by great companies, by and for photographers.
Find the monthly theme threads in our Flickr Groups:
It’s all free, and a fun way to provide a little motivation to get out and shoot while possibly connecting with fellow photographers all over the world, fittingly themed this month with ‘friendship’ so that’s pretty cool.
Take the theme, friendship, go forth, and enjoy.
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Thanks for the read and happy shooting,