Saturday, January 24, 2015

BCS Winter Photo Challenge

I had so much fun taking pictures for Lauren Mauldin's Equestrian Scavenger Hunt, I decided to host a photo challenge of my own.  Dust off your models and get out your cameras, the BCS Winter Photo Challenge begins today!
The rules are simple.  To enter, take ten photos representing each of the following prompts:

1. Vintage
2. Nekkid
3. Scale issues
4. I see spots
5. Unbridled passion
6. Rare breed
7. Portrait
8. Conga 
9. The great outdoors
10. Best in show

There are three ways to submit your entries: post them on your blog, email them to me at braymere@comcast.net or upload them to my Facebook page.

All photos must be property of the entrant.  Please do not use other people's work! 

Deadline for entry is two weeks from today (February 7) at noon MST.

Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a free BCS nameplate halter.  Additionally, a second halter will be awarded to the person whose photos most impress the judges (that would be my family and me!).
Judging will be based on creativity and overall impression.  Photo quality is not a major factor, so you do not need to have an expensive DSLR to be competitive.
This is a cell phone picture
That said, dark and blurry photos are unlikely to impress the judges.  We know it's possible to take good pictures with cell phones!
This is also a cell phone picture
Have fun and good luck.  I can't wait to see your pictures!

39 comments:

  1. I am slightly concerned Jose might make an appearance in #5. Unbridled Passion if the Queen of all Things Pink and Leopard Printed enters.

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    1. I am far more worried about him making an appearance in #2 Nekkid.

      ;)

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    2. That's what I thought too and that's kinda what my #2 photo was going to be. Family friendly though since I don't want to scare anybody, including me. You'll see, I'm hoping to get them posted on my blog tonight! I'm so excited and thanks for hosting!!!

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  2. I just uploaded my entry on my blog, Please go check it out, and let me know you saw it by commenting on the post. Thanks so much!

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    1. Yay! You were really fast and those pictures are excellent!

      :)

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    2. I am hoping to keep up on my blog and get out and take more pictures! You also helped me get 300 page views in one day today so thanks again!

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  3. Are the categories open to our own interpretation or do they need to be exact? This could be fun!

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    1. Definitely open to interpretation. I deliberately tried to choose prompts that encouraged creativity!

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    2. Awesome! Thank you. I have some ideas swirling in my brain.

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  4. Mine is done! This was so much fun!

    Check it out here: http://mistystarstudios.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-model-horse-scavenger-hunt.html

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    1. Those are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

      :D

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    2. Glad you think so! Thank you so much! :-D

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  5. Can you use pre-existing photos or must they all be taken specifically for this?
    I'm definitely entering either way!

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    1. Pre-existing is fine. My entry for Lauren's scavenger hunt included a mix of old and new pictures.

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    2. Excellent! That's a relief - the weather's so dull here at the moment, shooting anything new wouldn't really be much of an option!

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  6. Where did you get the tiny model horse in the 1st picture? Is it a Breyer Mini Whinnies model?

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  7. Soo going to do this. Great way to learn about my camera. Also have way too many ideas.

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  8. Soo going to do this. Great way to learn about my camera. Also have way too many ideas.

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  9. I hope you like my entry! :)
    https://universalstables.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/bcs-winter-photo-challenge/

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  10. haha great challenge!! and still a little room for the non-hobbyists too ;)

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    1. ok - here's my entry! thanks for hosting :)

      http://fraidycateventing.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-photo-challenge.html

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  11. Here's mine! :D

    http://lastalliancestudios.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/bcs-winter-photo-challenge.html

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  12. Here's my go at it - http://feldmanstudio.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the diversion!

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  13. I had so much fun!

    http://covertstudios.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-winter-photo-challenge.html

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  14. I did it! This was so much fun, I should do the one from She Moved to Texas. Here's my link: https://tinyhorsetalk.wordpress.com/ Thanks Jennifer!

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  15. Here is my entry. Thank you :)
    http://capricornmeadow.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-winter-photo-challenge-wyzwanie.html

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  16. Just did mine! http://redstonestudio.blogspot.com/2015/01/braymere-photo-challenge.html

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  17. Soon on my blog will be posting :)
    Yours - http://naszapasjaupodkowy.blogspot.com/

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  18. Just finished mine! http://bbstudioo.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-winter-photo-challenge.html

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  19. That was fun! Thanks for the idea :)
    http://harnessphoto.blogspot.com/2015/01/bcs-winter-photo-challenge.html

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  20. That was really fun! Had some really nostalgic moments digging up old pictures!
    http://timestableandstudio.blogspot.se/2015/02/bcs-winter-photo-challenge.html

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  21. I made one too! This was fun. :D

    https://zenbabyhorse.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/braymere-winter-photo-challenge/

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  22. I entered. It was very fun. Thanks!

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  23. I hope I'm not to late!!!
    http://twistedhorselover.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-entries-to-braymere-custom-saddlery.html

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  24. So sad! I missed it :,( Please please please do another next year!

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