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Virtual Photo Challenge: Best of Autumn 2013

This challenge is intended for us to inspire each other by capturing and sharing the best of what autumn has to offer. To paraphrase Melody's suggestion: fall colours are yet to come, moody, watery, those lovely misty days... all make for some lovely photographs.

Autumn's array of colour and mood are great subjects. Shots can range from landscape, abstract, still life (outdoors or indoors), to candid shots of street or home life -- anything that celebrates the Autumn season.

For this challenge take photos that describe the Best of Autumn, between the date you sign up through to November 7th and post up to 25 of your BEST images. In addition, you may post 3 Autumn images from your archives (best of all time shots). Here is the Designated Album for this challenge.

You can start taking photos and post your images to the album anytime after you sign up.



Photos for this challenge must be taken in your camera between September 28 and November 7, 2013, and must represent the Best of the Autumn season.

No more than 25 images per member are allowed, PLUS you may post 3 Autumn images from your personal archives. (Yes, that's 28 photos in total, maximum per member.)

Members are encouraged to discuss locations, intention, camera settings and composition in the Caption and comments.

Use of all of your cameras are welcome, such as SLR, phone, toy, and point & shoots. Computer post-processing techniques (crop, colour correction, etc.) are allowed. To make it more challenging, we encourage use of "in-camera" settings and framing and minimal computer post-processing.

PLEASE NOTE: Any photos posted to the Album for this challenge that do not adhere to the instructions will be moved to the Monthly album without notice.


REMEMBER: we will NOT meet in person because this is a VIRTUAL challenge. There will be no judging and no prizes. If you sign up for the challenge, you are making a personal agreement with yourself to take photos and then post your best photos as laid out in the instructions.


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  • David L.

    it is not just a Autumn 2013 but we need one of the best to express.

    November 25, 2013

  • Eva h.

    Fabulous pictures..... We are a talented group!!!

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Christine B.

    wonderful photos... terrific subject matter. And what an autumn we had this year!

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • kelly

    beautiful, beautiful images everyone...if the rules permitted, i'd probably have download another 25....the autumn was soooo long and just kept getting better and better

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Wendy C.

    It was great having such wonderful photos to keep us excited about the autumn, not usually my favourite time of year.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Len W.

    This was a very good challenge. Lots of different photos and the fall colors were amazing. I also liked the fog shots some people got.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • ruth

    Really enjoyed all the pics!! Great 'meetup'! :)

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Garry J.

    I thouroughly enjoyed this activity. But most of all was the sharing of so many other peoples photos.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Doug G.

    Very good. wonderful variety of shots from everyone.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Paul D.

    a good choice of topic for sure and the best autumn ever!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Diane G.

    Loved it - the colours of Autumn have always been amazing for me - loved being out there and capturing what I could in my camera.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Wendy

    Enjoyed all the variety of photographs very much this Challenge. Most popular one so far. Great choice, Trish.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Mel W.

    Enjoyed viewing the works from the other members… Bravo everyone !!! :)

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • jgkt

    If I took the pictures after the 28th but didn't sign up until today can I still add those pictures?

    November 4, 2013

    • Trish

      Hi Jgkt, that's fine this time :)

      November 20, 2013

  • kelly

    Hi Trish, the album is full....are you going to create another one?

    November 14, 2013

  • Wendy

    Post them and if it's not okay, Trish will move to the October album, so they'll still be here - somewhere.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Trish

    I've extended the end date of this challenge to allow more time to capture the wonderful colours, to the end of the season.

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Wendy C.

      Great idea to extend it. It's been such a treat to see all these wonderful photos. I feel bad about commenting on so few of them.

      1 · October 31, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    Will try - however I have some work being done by my landlord - oh! I just want to be out taking pictures- all it takes is one outing and I can't stop. God help me- I am such an art junkie!!!

    October 30, 2013

  • Trish

    Hello everyone! Thinking about the next challenges... we've had a request for Post-production Art (using your computer and applications to make art from your photos)... any other ideas for future challenges?

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Judy

    There are so many gorgeous photos being posted for this challenge that it is difficult to comment on all of them. I was looking at some National Geographic photos yesterday, and many that I see here would be quite at home with those.

    3 · October 19, 2013

    • Diane G.

      I agree with you Judy - hard to say which ones I like better.

      October 19, 2013

  • Trish

    I've changed the end date of the Autumn challenge to Nov. 7th. I think it will be Winter starting about then, and as such will constitute a different theme. :)

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Tharaka M.

    So excited.. I've never done photos of this nature..

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Len W.

    Since I've already taken I few Autumn pictures today in the rain I thought I might as well sign up for this challenge.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Juozas Z.

    Hi everyone! I moved out from Vancouver and I'm looking for nice shots in AB, Calgary area...
    Best Regards from Olympic Calgary!

    September 28, 2013

    • Trish

      Hi Juozas! Happy to hear from you. We're looking forward to your autumn shots of the rolling hills of Alberta! :)

      September 28, 2013

    • Trish

      BTW, there's a great Meetup in Alberta,­ ... say hello to Imran from me if you join up with that group. They hike to interesting places in the Rocky Moutains :)

      September 28, 2013

  • Melody L.

    Yeah, let's go and get some great photos. Walking now so on my way again instead of sitting in the car doing drive by shots or on my patio.

    2 · September 28, 2013

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