Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Photo Challenge: STRANGER

This one was evocative, no? As always I'm thrilled by the results. Please let the photographers know how much you love them then scroll down for the prompt so you can join us next time. We got a new member with this prompt so I'm excited for more of that in the coming challenges.

A quick aside in that vein before we get going. You don't have to submit something you've taken especially for the prompt. Some of our participants pick things from their archives, others take something they plan when they hear the prompt. Some shots are recent and some years old. When I say anything goes, I mean it. Don't be shy, come on down!

man with flowers
Our Janet also submitted another photo that was so much STRANGER but this one spoke to me because it was a stranger who was clearly perfectly happy to be chosen.

New member alert! I look at this photo of and by alisuna and think, "Hello, stranger!" because we went to high school together and now we only see each other every 20 years or so. It's a problem.

STRANGER - Ass kicking photo
Even before I met her I admired Our Suebob's bravery. She took this shot and the consequences. Click through to see what they were.

There's a guy in a banana suit
When Our Cindy came to New York she met all kinds of strangers. Guy in the banana suit had to be at least top 5, though.

Clemo Chomp
I may have posted this one before but I still just love the look on Rocket's face. It's like he can't quite believe he's supposed to be doing this. "I'm holding a STRANGER in my mouth! This can't be right."

I had a bunch of ideas for this next one and still had a hard time choosing. Some of my ideas seemed too easy and some too hard. I finally settled on HURDLE. It's not as much of a tribute to the Olympics as you might think. Use your imagination and feel free to push the boundaries of the idea.

Please add your photos to our Flickr photo pool by 9am on Tuesday August 21st for posting on Wednesday August 22nd. Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. "I'm holding a STRANGER in my mouth! This can't be right." - oh, ROFLMAO! The things that popped into my mind when I read this!

    You guys all rock! Such cool shots :-)

  2. DOWN Rocket! PLay nice with the nice man's FACE!

  3. love them all, esp the dude with flowers. also, nice getting out of there in time Suebob!