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The 10th Photo Competition

Theme:    Joy

Deadline:  Saturday 18th June,  midnight wherever you are.

Feel kind of privileged to be doing this.  Very much looking forward to seeing your pics! 🙂

  1. June 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Competition link on the sidebar updated. 🙂

  2. Boadicea
    June 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Thanks Jan!

  3. O Zangado
    June 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Ooooh! I’ll do my best.


  4. June 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Blue skies over Minnesota, the freedom of the road, the joy of open spaces.

  5. June 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Christopher – you have to give the url of an image file (ends with “.jpg” for example), not the url of a page on which there is a picture. In this case I’ve edited your code to point directly at your image on Imgur. 🙂

  6. June 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Agh, Jan. Joy?

    It’s not so much that I don’t do joy; it’s more that I rarely seem to record such moments for posterity. Well there are some, but not for public display.

    Yes, a definite challenge, I may have do think somewhat laterally about this one. I cannot find any flowers or trees with remotely joyous expressions, and even my past pets are frowning.

    Not to be discouraged though, I’ll think of something!

  7. O Zangado
    June 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Araminta – I shall go and ask my close friend Bllby then, or even Ethel who is still here despite repeated attempts at contact. 😉


  8. O Zangado
    June 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    OFFS 🙂


  9. June 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    She’s obviously happy, OZ 🙂

    Not to mention wilful!

  10. Bilby
    June 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Sniff. Sigh. Ear droop.

    Joy? Joy, where are you?

    I will try for a smiling red kite. Don’t hold you breath.

  11. Bilby
    June 4, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Oh dear


  12. Pseu
    June 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    What a joyful post…. now, this is a challenge!

  13. Bilby
    June 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Both of those things, Nym. 🙂

  14. O Zangado
    June 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Ears up! I do watch over you and I won’t have a bilby with droopy ears.


  15. Pseu
    June 4, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    By the way Jan, I love your picture… and I saw in the paper that the cheese rolling carried on unofficially and no one was harmed in the making of this entertainment!

  16. June 5, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Just to say that that Joy can be interpreted as widely as you like. Plenty of time too – nearly two weeks left!! 🙂

  17. June 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Jan.

    My entry. The photograph is ancient and not brilliant but the expression on small one’s face could qualify, don’t you think? She still adores horses!

  18. Pseu
    June 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Lovely Ara!

  19. June 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks Nym.

    This was taken just before the horse accidentally stood on her foot. She was very brave though!

  20. June 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hi Jan – its got to be about kids, though I love Christopher’s sky, joyful, magestic, freedom and light. I should call this one “Bubbles in the sandpit”.

  21. June 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Some great entries so far – plenty of time left. Midnight next Saturday’s the deadline 🙂

  22. June 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Just found this one on my computer. Sweet!! 🙂

  23. June 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Here’s mine Jan.

  24. June 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Blimey, this is going to be difficult! 😀 Thanks Bravo.

  25. June 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hey Bravo, where’s yours gone?

    I’m just calling in to issue a gentle, ladylike reminder “COMPETITION CLOSES TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT WHEREVER YOU ARE, FOLKS!!!”

    A few more entries wouldn’t come amiss. You can think laterally , out of the box, in the box, down the tube, whatever 🙂

    Got visitors for the weekend so rushing round like mad bat but should be able to post results before close of play on Sunday.

  26. Pseu
    June 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    It seems I shall fail at this one! I’m going to a festival tomorrow and had it in my head that the comp closes Sunday midnight, not Saturday! Failed.
    If I get some decent shots I’ll put them up though!

  27. O Zangado
    June 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    It’s only ten to midnight here – still time to slide one under the wire


  28. Soutie
    June 19, 2011 at 7:23 am


    Not easy, here’s an expression of joy!

    20 years ago, (before the age of digital photography) my daughter was born, I was of course delighted, I decided to decorate the car when I went to collect mother and newborn. The hospital was perhaps 10 miles away from our house, I drove the main streets of Port Elizabeth in this, the front was suitably decorated with pink ribbon and balloons!

  29. Janus
    June 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Jan, I’ve sweated megabytes and managed to put a photo in the Media gallery but can’t move it into this post. Help!! 🙂

    Let me try, Soutie

    happy time

  30. June 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks to everyone who took the trouble to post photos for this. It’s been a bit miserable, cold and cloudy here over the last couple of weeks so I was looking forward to seeing what the Charioteers made of “joy.”

    Hi Soutie, your photo’s particularly appropriate for today and was a very effective and public announcement to the world. You must have been driving around bursting with “new dad” pride. Hope you got lots of good reactions from the other drivers!

    Christopher, thanks! Those big huge skies and the suggestion of vast open spaces appealed a lot. That’s one of the things that makes me want to go visit America.

    As for OZ, well Awwwwww, that German Shep puppy!!! I do apologise but I’m going to have to say “soooo cute.” I remember my brother’s Shep, Amber when she was precisely that age. All huge paws, undisciplined ears and pure trust and happiness. Gorgeous.

    Evening Janus, your blonde, blue-eyed little princess in her party dress exudes joy. I have a feeling she’d have as much fun with bubbles as Papa G’s Koko – a wonderful totally natural picture of joy too. Hope you had a lovely day today, PG!

    Araminta, I don’t agree that this photo “is not brilliant.” I think it is. I think the benign solidarity of that patient horse and the little girl’s outstretched hands and joyous excitement is just perfect. It captures an instinctive response, which I remember vividly myself. Congratulations, Araminta. You are the winner!

    ps: Over to you for the next competition.

  31. Pseu
    June 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Well done, Ara!

  32. O Zangado
    June 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Comgratulations. Araminta.




  33. O Zangado
    June 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    OFFS – “comgratulations”??????


  34. Soutie
    June 20, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Well done Ara, https://i1.wp.com/planetsmilies.net/happy-smiley-541.gif

  35. June 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

    What did I tell you……..capturing a moment.

  36. Janus
    June 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Nice one, Arrers! 🙂

  37. Boadicea
    June 20, 2011 at 9:19 am


  38. June 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Ara – but someone has to be there to capture the moment! It is a lovely picture and a worthy winner, very well balanced in composition (true!) a lovely quality of light, ,the noble profile of the horse, (perhaps the knowledge that he/she is pleasing the child) and of course such a joyous expression – AND YOU WERE THERE! Well I’m presuming you were!

  39. June 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

    What a pleasant surprise to brighten up a dull Monday morning!

    Once I’ve recovered from the weekend, I’ll ponder on the next theme.

    Thank you, Jan, and thank you all for your congratulations. 🙂

  40. June 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I was there, PapaG! I was watching the whole thing quite closely, and I knew the horse was unlikely to react badly. I’d just given him his feed, and he was always pretty easy to handle anyway.

  41. Boadicea
    June 20, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I presume it was your daughter, Araminta? She was a great deal braver at whatever age she was than I am now!

    Now if anyone is looking for a photo to depict ‘terror’ – put me that close to a horse and they will win every competition going!


  42. June 20, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You are right, Boadicea, I can’t remember how old she was but pre-school, I would guess.

    Both the girls were brought up with horses and largish dogs so they were never afraid of either!

  43. June 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Great photo Araminta and a well-deservedwin.

  44. June 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Many thanks, Bravo.

    Next competition has just been announced!

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