Benches - Features 22/11/15

Showcasing the beauty, boldness, and ambiguities of benches and the emotions they evoke

A (removable/inanimate) THING on a bench.

This challenge closed almost 4 years ago.

The Challenge

Must still fit the group ideal… an outside bench. Not a sofa etc.

Can be anything on a bench as long as in terms of “animal, vegetable, mineral” it is not classed as “animal”. So no bugs, birds, animals, people, you get the idea. FAKE animals are fine, like the example plush toy otter. Needless to say dead animals do not count as inanimate objects.

While not technically inanimate as they are living things, flower pots containing flowers and other such things falling under the term “vegetable” will be accepted if you really cannot think of something else to go on there :-) NO DEAD LEAVES though, I realise it is autumn now at least in the Northern Hemisphere but let’s see things that have been PLACED on the bench for whatever reason.

Anything that falls under “mineral” is of course very very welcome and what I am talking about.

Removable items only

This means that it is an object that has been placed on the bench and can be removed, not something that is attached to the bench as part of the design (this fell under the last challenge and not appropriate for THIS challenge)

Some examples can be seen in this forum thread as I featured works from this theme back in June.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s). Every vote counts.

Rewards & Prizes

Kudos, banner…

If 8+ entries with a clear winner (no more than a 3 way tie) I shall apply for the month’s RB voucher.

Additional Information

Please add your work to the group if it is not already there.

2 weeks to enter 1 week to vote. Either can be extended without notice.

Cover Image: Otter on Bench by ellismorleyphto


The Top Ten

Benchwarmer by Arie Koene

Benchwarmer by Arie Koene was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Poinsettias Setting on a Bench  by Chuck Gardner
  • Flower Pots on a Bench by AuntDot
  • Neglected Nikon  ... (Be Back Soon!!)  by Heather Friedman
  • Double Trouble on a Bench by Jane Neill-Hancock
  • Home Sweet Home ~ No 2: Home is where you hang your hat ... by Rosalie Dale
  • You may approach the Bench! by George Petrovsky
  •  The Bench. by Jean-Luc Rollier
  • Nothing to see here... ....moderation only!! by ellismorleyphto
  • Last Of Summer  -  Begonias On Bench  by Sandra Foster

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