Weekly Photo Challenge

Earlier this year I started taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge sponsored by WordPress

Here’s how the weekly photo challenge works:

1. Each week, on a Friday, the folks at WordPress provide a theme for creative inspiration. I take photographs based on my interpretation of the theme, and post them on my blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check my photos, I title my blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and use a “postaday2011″ or “postaweek2011″ tag.

3. I also subscribe to The Daily Post so that I don’t miss out on the weekly challenge announcements.

If you want to give it a go follow the link above to the Daily Post

As the front page of my blog was getting too full with previous weekly posts I have moved the links to here to try and tidy things up a bit

  • Push The Boat Out - I’m still struggling with the new schedule for the Weekly Photo Challenge. It just does not fit with my weekly schedule and so this week I’ve got a bit of a mixed bag for you. I don’t know which is the more predominant colour here, that bright orange or the even brighter green of the […]
  • Upstairs, Downstairs Part 2 - Better late than never as they, although due to circumstances beyond my control I had to delay writing this post. Now that I’ve finished the unexpected re-decoration of our bedroom at home I can finally get around to writing this post. Sage green, nice colour, once you get used to it. Continuing the story of […]
  • Upstairs, Downstairs Part 1 - The year is 1812, Thomas Noel Hill, 2nd Lord Berwick of Attingham, aged 42, has brought his new wife Sophia Dubochet, a courtesan, aged 18, to his stately home Attingham Park in Shropshire. Like many large houses of the time there was a fashionable distinct split of the state rooms into male and female sides. […]
  • From Instagram: This is driving me crazy. I’m trying to integrate IFTTT to my Instagram Account with the idea of one post will cover all, at least for when i want to just do a quick post to Facebook or my blog on WordPress. Anyway this is the Berlin Dom which sits beside the River Spree #wp, #Berlin, #River Spree, #Berlin Dom - on Instagram: http://ift.tt/2mc1x6P
  • No Entry - Sometimes you just get lucky and find a potential subject to photograph without even thinking about it. But you have to have your camera with you to get that photograph, although nowadays, that’s not too hard, as most people who have a cell phone have a camera with them.  According to Mylio ….it’s estimated that […]
  • Lone-Tree - A lone tree on the side of a hill near Llyn y Dywarchen See it here: http://flic.kr/p/StvztZ
  • Lone-Tree - A lone tree on the side of a hill near Llyn y Dywarchen See it here: http://flic.kr/p/StvztZ
  • Spring Is Here - I’m trying something new. Posting from Flickr straight to Say It With A Camera using IFTTT. It will be interesting to see what happens See it here: http://flic.kr/p/Stu8ra
  • Against The Odds – I’m Struggling - An ideal subject for this weeks challenge would be the Kingfisher I captured some weeks back and featured in It’s A Kind Of Magic. But I don’t want to show you that, instead I’m going to show you, nothing. Let me explain, at the time of writing this, Saturday 12:07 pm UK time, I’m sitting […]
  • Shadows And Highlights–A Study In HDR - This new schedule, Wednesday to Tuesday, for the weekly photo challenge, is playing havoc with my diary. With the old one we’d be told on the Friday, I use the weekend to plan and usually go out on a Wednesday. Write the new blog post on a Thursday. But that’s not to be, anymore. Nevertheless […]
  • Solitude! Where Have I Heard That Before? - This weeks challenge is easy, or so I thought. I was almost certain we had covered Solitude before, several years back, but could I find a post referring to Solitude in any of my blogs. So instead I’m going to indulge in a bit of nostalgia and hopefully get Solitude across in the process…and I’ve […]
  • I Can’t Think Of A Title This Week - Saturday saw me at the UK National Cycling Championships held in the magnificent Manchester Velodrome, part of SPORTCITY and home of British Cycling since 1994. Now you might be thinking at this point “what’s this got to do with this weeks theme” Previously the site was in use as industrial land and Bradford colliery. It […]
  • Talacre Dunes - Another post, using the new theme and the WordPress servers to host the photographs. Most comments said everything was OK but “It’s Just A Theory” reported having problems displaying the photographs. So could you please check and let me know if the images are displaying with the post and that you don’t have to click […]
  • This Should Be Fun - So as I’ve decided to move away from Flickr I though I’d better test if writing my blog posts in this new regime was actually going to work. I’ve always used Windows Live Writer for writing my posts, for once Microsoft have created a tool that actually works, even if they don’t support it anymore. […]
  • Something’s New - Last week I mentioned that I was changing the software I would be using for processing my photographs. This week I’ve changed the theme I use for Say It With A Camera. This will probably be the last post where I embed the photographs from Flickr. For some time now I have been worrying about […]
  • In Search Of Cilla Black - Yesterday I had to be in Liverpool for a very short meeting and whilst I was there I thought I’d go and see if I could find Cilla. Who, you might be asking, especially if you are not from the UK?. Cilla Black of course, long time friend of the Beatles, you must have heard […]
  • High Tide 12:04 PM 8.83 Metres - I want to show you a photograph. It’s of our local beach when the tide is out…and why would I want to do this? Because I’m now going to show you another photograph when the tide is in. This week sees higher tides than normal hitting our coastline, here in North Wales. Todays high tide […]
  • What’s In A Name? - Well I’ve gone and done it. Goodbye Adobe. My contract for Adobe CC has come to an end and I’m a free man. Free to choose the software that I want to process my images. Admittedly I could have done that before but why pay for something and not use it. So why have I […]
  • Happy New Year - I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read and comment on Say It With A Camera. May you have a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2017 – Mike
  • A Mountain Path–Back To My Roots - Regular readers will know that I am a great fan of Ansel Adams and his amazing Black and White photographs taken in the Sierra Nevada’s, his spiritual home, and in America’s great State Parks. You might also have noticed that in the last few weeks I’ve been doing a bit of bird photography, which I […]
  • Snowdonia National Park In All It’s Winter Glory - Well that was the plan. But I hadn’t anticipated two things. One the weather and two “She Who Must Be Obeyed” having Christmas week plans that did not involve photography. So I’ve not been out in the National Park and the weather has been very mild. So no snow, not even a frost to speak […]
  • Wild Bird Photography–What A Malarkey - I’ve come to the conclusion that wild bird photography is not for me. Standing around or sitting in a cold hide waiting for something special to land on a branch long enough that you can photograph it. Take yesterday for instance. A bright sunny day, not much wind, perfect for a bit of bird photography. […]
  • It’s That Time Of The Year. - I don’t know if you know this but all photographs on Say It With A Camera by Mike Hardisty (that’s me) are licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This mean you can use them for blogs, desktop wallpapers etc as long as you accredit me – you can find out more about […]
  • Zzzzz’ Do Not Disturb, I’m Sleeping - At last, I can relax. Hopefully I will now have answered all of your kind comments for my blog post about the Kingfisher, which was featured as an Editor’s Pick on Discover. Between your wonderful comments and my replies there were in total 172 comments on that post. I’d also like to take this opportunity […]
  • Discover–A Time To Catch Up - My mailbox is full. Just under 400 messages from WordPress in the space of a couple of days with comments on “It’s A Kind Of Magic” and new followers to “Say It With A Camera”. It’s going to take me some time to catch up with all of your comments and have a look at […]


  1. paulscribbles

    Some great stuff here Mike. I’d love for you to throw your hat into the ring for my maiden challenge? As you liked the post I just thought I’d offer.


    • Mike Hardisty

      I see what you mean Jan. That code for that page need tidying because it is now including every article that I publish, instead of just displaying the Weekly Challenges. Previously I used to title the posts “Weekly Photo Challenge:Subject” but on the recommendation of WordPress I stopped using that format, mainly because it clashed with everyone else using the same title and basically I thought the post title style was boring. However I could incorporate in the opening text the date somewhere.


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