Challenge of the month: July 2019

Well, it seemed to work fine last month posting the challenge a few days early so people can put their thinking caps on.  I didn’t see any early entries, so people apparently weren’t confused.  Congratulations, and don’t forget we’ve still got a few days left to squeeze in that perfect old/new photo.

What may not have worked as well though was the challenge itself – for awhile I was afraid that June’s challenge was too tough and people would just take a pass.  I was wondering if there would be a revolt and an insistence that Grumbleface take the wheel again, but it looks like it worked out.

July’s challenge should be much easier.  The theme this month is Monochrome: take a photo of a subject with a single dominant color, with the bike of course.    We’re not being hard nosed about the rules either – it’s fine to have other hues around the edges, and your bike doesn’t need to be color coordinated with it.  Preferably the subject will have an interesting texture, but if all you can find is a flat concrete wall to lean your bike against, that’s fine too.

And, no worries if you’re colorblind.  You could submit an explanation with your entry and I’m sure the judges will take it into account.

Oh, one more clarification – for this challenge, ‘color’ is defined liberally and includes white, grey, and black.

The featured image is from our ride through the Foresta Umbra on the Gargano Peninsula.  This is the photograph that inspired the challenge, and I’ve done well to manage to hold that thought for nearly a full month now – I’d just posted the June challenge a day or two earlier, and I was starting to wonder where to go next when I found myself biking through a tunnel of green.

Pretty easy!  If you want a bit more of a challenge, bonus points are available for entries that cover all of the recent monthly challenges.  For example, here we have a more or less monochromatic version of some old and new bricks.

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8 response to "Challenge of the month: July 2019"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 27, 2019

    Good one, Scott! I’m looking forward to starting. Actually, I already took one yesterday. Green isn’t too hard to find here.

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 28, 2019

      Ooh, sorry! I forgot that you can’t use the same color twice. Green has already been taken. Better find your own color fast before someone grabs it too!

      • By: Suzanne Posted: June 29, 2019

        What do you mean, green is already taken? It’s the only color we have. And I suppose red is already taken, too? But I have some other ideas, just wait.

  2. By: tempocyclist Posted: June 28, 2019

    Nice! Time to get out and ride (something I haven’t done enough of with it being mid winter here).

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 28, 2019

      We’ve just been looking at your climate model, Tempocyclist. We’re planning on coming your way next autumn, starting in Hobart and heading north. April looks like it should be a brilliant time to be there.

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