!!*Photography* Challenge Group!! Happy Holidays :-)

This group is all about Themed Photography Challenges


This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

Diamonds as in the gems. NOT things that are diamond shaped. While I am definitely not caught up in Jubilee fever, I need to show a little patriotism :-P

Can be crystals, diamantes, cubic zirconia but must appear to be diamonds from the camera.

Photographs only.

Can be loose, can be on a ring, necklace, bracelet, earring, even a cellphone charm but must be a diamond gemstone.

While CLEVER, a lump of coal is NOT a diamond.

Now for the usual stuff…

As close to straight out of the camera as possible please. No composites at all. No superimposed images. This is the photography challenge group NOT the photoshop challenge group. Thanks!

WORK THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, even if it originally started as a photograph!!


  1. as usual, please, no insects, arachnids, reptiles or butterflies – thank you!
  2. also, nothing that requires a safe filter, nothing that you wouldn’t show to your grandma or to a 5-year-old (I shouldn’t have to say this for this subject, but we had some surprises…)
  3. no writing on the images, this is still a photography challenge group, keep images with writing on them out of this, thank you (unless, of course, the writing is part of the subject)

Note: Please don’t be disheartened if your image is removed from the challenge, you can always ask us why that happened, but the usual answer starts with the challenge description – please read it :-)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s) that fit the theme, as many as they are. Every vote counts!

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge

Additional Information

  1. Please remember this is the photography challenge group :-)
  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Tuesday Challenge

Cover Image: 30 Plus Years ^ by ctheworld


The Top Ten

Forever United In Heart & Soul - Wedding Rings - NZ by AndreaEL

Forever United In Heart & Soul - Wedding Rings - NZ by AndreaEL was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Diamonds!! by schizomania
  • Ring by Tim Wright
  • All That Glitters... by Liz Worth
  • rings by sharon wingard
  • Real Emerald and Diamond Ring  by AnnDixon
  • ... and with this rings ... our unending love. by Karue
  • Exotic Shoe by wiggyofipswich
  • Nothing to see here... ....moderation only!! by ellismorleyphto

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