Challenge Your Camera #8 Sport

This weeks theme for my #challengeyourcamera post is another guest theme of SPORT and supplied by Sheree of View From The Back. Sheree is one of my long time followers, and has a real enthusiasm for challenges, especially ones involving photography. When she suggested this theme I was a bit concerned that people wouldn’t be able to go outdoors or find anything sporting to photograph, but here are Sheree’s words to help; “Sport doesn’t have to be pro. It can be grandchildren having a kickabout in the garden, dogs having fun, a sports stadium or museum, spectators, someone sporting something……….”

For my own offering I’ve had to scour my archives because there just isn’t anything sporting going on anywhere in my village at present, it’s a bit ghostly on my morning walks and one of these days I expect to see tumbleweed blowing down the street! My choices are a mixture of images, one is of a newspaper cutting, one is a screenshot of a special moment in the event on live tv, a couple are of myself still engaged in my sport when I was 60, and one of my daughter a couple of years back. I hope you can all find something to give it a go.

Image of newspaper advert for cricket World Cup final, 2019. Colour Splashed too!
Screenshot image of the exact moment England won the cricket World Cup 2019. Watched in Chinon, France on holiday. Also Colour Splashed for effect.
Happy days, lots of equipment needed for this sport. The final plateau before proper climbing to the summit of Yala Peak in Nepal, at approximately 19,000ft. My three friends, Bhakta, Mingma, Ged.
A final fling at 60, climbing Le Pylon frozen waterfall near La Grave, France. Also Colour Splashed.
Daughter and husband taking part in the Etape du Tour in France 2017 before a long summer holiday together in Meursault.


This has been a record week for posters to my weekly challenge, thank you so much everyone, the Roll of Honour list is expanding rapidly and I hope you all see this as a list of photographers we can all learn something from. As a community we should all be supporting each other by “following” which it makes commenting on each other’s blogs so much easier without filling in an email form each time. I also hope you’ve noticed that occasionally I select a follower to suggest a “guest challenge”, today it’s Sheree from View From The Back, and next week there’s another from Philosophy Through Photography. Both are great photographers who post and comment regularly so I encourage you to take a look at their blogs and follow from their links below.

Roll of Honour #7 Bridges

The Rules

Each week I am selecting a single theme to point my camera at or display a few photos from my collection as a way to brighten up the week as we enter a new year which we all hope will be brighter than the last. If you would like to join me in #challengeyourcamera then here’s what to do:

1. Follow me to discover the weekly theme I have chosen.
2. Select a few photos related to the week’s theme
3. Post your own photos that week, any day you like.
4. Include a caption with each photo so we know what/where it is
5. Include a link to my blog in your post so that I am notified and can follow you back
6. Add a pingback/link to YOUR post in the comment section of MY post on that weeks theme.
7. Include the tag #challengeyourcamera

1. I will follow you back
2. I will encourage other posters to follow you
3. I will list each blogger in my weekly post in arrears

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49 replies

  1. Well, I made it! Sunday night but the pictures are up. I did some voyeurism for this week’s theme. Haha!

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  2. I was absolutely sure I would have to opt out of this challenge as I am about the most non-sporty person you could imagine. Then I started trolling through my photos and, guess what, I found quite a few that would fit the bill, so here they are

    Your images amaze me. You must be incredibly fit to still carry out such dangerous pursuits at 60. But it’s lovely to see that you still do these things and still have the get-up-and-go to get up and do them! Good luck to you.

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    • Looking back, the images of myself amaze me too! I actually stopped all of my climbing shortly after those photos were taken. I had other things to do ….. and they were 10+ years ago 😂😂


  3. Thank you Dr.B for your kind and encouraging words.
    You are inspiration to all of us.
    Love the colour splash Le Pylon click
    Too good .
    And you are brave for that age.

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  4. Great idea for a theme – something a bit out of the ordinary 🙂 I’m quite a big sports fan, so I had to share with you the biggest and best sports experience I’ve had to date, the London Olympics in 2012

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  5. Hi – feel like I’ve just had a sports workout just getting the post together. That WAS a Challenge. Enjoyed it though. That’s the main thing.
    You’ll find my offering on
    Have a good week. Look forward to next Monday.
    Cheers, M

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  6. Mountain climbing or going over a crevice on a ladder you would not get me to do! I had a lot more Sport photos than I thought I had, but focused on just one! My hubby is a curler, so had those photos and a biker, so had those, but knowing you, I will need them for future posts, so I will hoard for now! Will post my Sport tomorrow, as I need something for that day!

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  7. Yours look very challenging! I’ll have to see what I can come up with!

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  8. Thank you for the mention. This week’s challenge is particularly hard for me, I don’t think I have anything sportsy! But I will try nonetheless. 🙂

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  9. Excellent response! Great to see the numbers swelling too.

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  10. Thank you, I knew it would be difficult for some, so well done 👍👏👏


  11. I don’t know if you will see this but I have tried to write a comment on your blog but I’m rejected. I’ve tried many times to follow you by pressing the blue WordPress follow button, but then all I get is a blank screen 🤦‍♂️😢



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