Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  
Weekly Challenge #388 Spring
Posted By: StephenHampshire, 05-22-2017, 02:05 AM

Here we are in the UK nearly at the end of May - Spring in metrological terms. Although we have had a little sunshine, we have also had frost thunder and hail storms this month, so definitely not Summer yet!
So this week's theme is Spring....however, don't be confined to the season. A spring is a source of water, a spring is a mechanical device to absorb shock and dampen vibration, to spring is to leap.....I will welcome YOUR encapsulation of "Spring"

1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Read more at: About the weekly challenges -

Read more at: Weekly Challenge #386 Chiaroscuro -

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 

Last edited by StephenHampshire; 05-24-2017 at 03:40 AM. Reason: Add picture
Views: 3,255
05-23-2017, 01:25 AM - 1 Like   #16
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
kape06111's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Spain
Posts: 43
I love the spring colors.

05-23-2017, 06:42 AM   #17
slowpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Carolina, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 17,752
QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I took last Friday off for my birthday
Happy Birthday Matt.
05-23-2017, 06:55 AM - 2 Likes   #18
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: May 2015
Location: Hampshire
Photos: Albums
Posts: 592
Spring, sunshine, flowers, insects-some of which sting or bite, pollen, hay fever-sneezing-runny nose-watery eyes-misery.
Sometimes spring is the best.

Last edited by Skodadriver; 12-19-2017 at 09:13 AM.
05-23-2017, 08:16 AM - 5 Likes   #19
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
smf's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Midland, MI
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,654
Raindrop-bejeweled poppy bud was captured with smc Pentax M Macro 1:4 100mm on Pentax K-S2.

05-23-2017, 08:54 AM   #20
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,096
QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Happy Birthday Matt.
Thanks! I'm satisfied with how it turned out.
05-24-2017, 03:36 AM - 7 Likes   #21
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 15,188
Grand Prismatic Spring, largest (~200ft dia) in Yellowstone.

Last edited by SpecialK; 05-25-2017 at 01:17 PM.
05-24-2017, 06:27 PM - 6 Likes   #22
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ramseybuckeye's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elida, Ohio
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,900
Every year we'll always have some flooding of farm land with the Spring Rains. This is a field from just a few weeks ago on an evening when it finally stopped raining after several days. The rmaining clouds produced a colorful sunset sky.
05-25-2017, 07:49 AM - 2 Likes   #23
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,603
Spring down south of the Equator means loads of new life everywhere

05-25-2017, 11:41 AM - 1 Like   #24
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
dlneubec's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 114
Inspiration from the color and delicacy of Mother Nature in springtime.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-S2  Photo 
05-25-2017, 03:17 PM - 7 Likes   #25
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Bruce Clark's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brookfield, Victoria
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,805
Late Autumn here but this is from late Spring in 2015 at the Mt Buffalo Chalet, Victoria Australia.

Soldier Beetles inspecting a fern frond uncoiling itself.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-7  Photo 
05-25-2017, 09:40 PM - 3 Likes   #26
Junior Member

Join Date: May 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 30
Hummingbirds Season!

i see a lot of little guys these days in my yard so i officially call it The Hummingbird Season!
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3 II  Photo 
05-26-2017, 01:36 AM - 4 Likes   #27
Senior Member
helmiczka's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 136
Spring in Czech Republic

This picture was taken last weekend during an unexpected stop here: Category:Kámen Castle - Wikimedia Commons
First weekend with my new K-50 and 18-55 WR

Last edited by helmiczka; 09-20-2017 at 11:43 AM.
05-28-2017, 01:31 AM - 6 Likes   #28
Arjay Bee's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bamaga, QLD
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,128
About to spring:

05-29-2017, 01:30 AM   #29
StephenHampshire's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Winchester
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,365
Original Poster
Nearly over, I will close the thread in an hour....thanks for all the entries, I will need a bit of time to judge them all!
05-29-2017, 04:06 AM   #30
StephenHampshire's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Winchester
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,365
Original Poster
Thread now closed!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
challenge, flickr, images, judge, post, theme, week, winner, winners
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge WINNERS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE # 354 - "Resolute Nature" Tamia Weekly Photo Challenges 11 06-26-2016 04:35 AM
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #346 - Juxtaposition RESULTS rod_grant Weekly Photo Challenges 10 04-10-2016 10:25 AM
Picture of the Week POTW #388 January 17 to 31. 2016 K David Weekly Photo Challenges 6 01-31-2016 04:05 PM
D FA 100 WR - $388 shipped at B&H DennisH Pentax Price Watch 42 10-11-2015 06:47 PM
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge Winners - Weekly Challenge #284 - Creative Selfie geomez Weekly Photo Challenges 6 05-23-2014 11:50 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:35 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]