2018 WEEK 13: 2010 FLASHBACK – DOWN LOW – 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

This is like eight years ago and I can remember shooting two images like it was yesterday. I’m pretty sure I submitted a couple more but those seem long gone from my memory.

This first image I had entitled “The long road back home” cause I had been away from home for quite a while and the ride back was 4700 km by car, pulling a trailer…

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The second image didn’t demand too much thought, there it was screaming at me, PHOTO CHALLENGE 😉 With the photo challenge fresh in mind, I knew it was getting captured DOWN LOW…

Trevor had his own submissions. I can only find two of them, maybe we did only contribute two images. Looking back at Trevor’s images is like a trip back in time. Trevor had a smartphone, a Google Nexus One which he used to capture the following image. I remember I was still pre-Google with my Motorola Q, a window-based smartphone. It was so bad I also carried a flip. 😉

2010 Challenge, lens down low

2010 Challenge, lens down low

I just love shooting weird stuff with my mobile phone!

Created with PicSay Pro on my Nexus One.

…sent from my Nexus One.

2010 Challenge: Plug in down here!

2010 Challenge: Plug in down here!

I kinda like the idea of sticking with power outlets. Maybe I’ll switch, maybe I won’t.

This week, I’m sticking with this one.

That’s my little reminiscing back eight years ago with Trevor. Here’s the link to Trevor’s original PhotoChallenge. Hope you enjoy taking a look back at the making of a Decade long Photo Challenge.

2010 Challenge, Weeks 13-16

2010 Challenge, Weeks 13-16

Welcome to the fourth theme in the 2010 Challenge! For the next four weeks, we will be shooting one photo each week, with the theme of DOWN LOW. This theme is more about the composition than the subject. The simplest way to see this theme is that I want you to get down low on the ground. Don’t just shoot up into the sky or ceiling. You can do that standing up. No, I want to see whatever subject you choose from a very low point of view. In fact, I’d like us all to commit to shoot from below 12 inches (30 centimeters).

“Down low”, by kennymatic

I’ve found that alternative views of some even mundane subjects can open up whole new artistic visions. I’d encourage you to not just seek out one photo, to fulfill the weekly shot, but take several opportunities to head out and shoot a variety of things, from that very low down angle. I’m sure you’ll discover that you have found some beautiful photographs attempting this theme each week, but please only submit one per week for the 2010 Challenge.

“Untitled”, by M31.

Seeing that we’re encouraging everyone to submit just one photo for each week of the 2010 Challenge, make sure the one you finally select is your best. If you’re not being forced to select one from many good photos, then you’re may not be challenging yourself enough. We trimmed the 2010 Challenge down to one shot a week, for the very reason of allowing you the freedom and time to plan and practice each week’s shot. Shoot many, but select just one.

“436-730 Down Low”, by JoelZimmer

Let’s not forget the guidelines, Ok? You can post your weekly shot any time during the week. When posting, please add your photo to the photochallenge pool on flickr, and tag the photos with “2010challenge” and “2010challengeXX”, where XX is the week in a two digit format (13, 14, 15, 16). Of course, you are welcome to join in at any time, and if you miss posting during one week, just make it up the following week. This is about having fun and challenging yourself to become a better photographer, so the rules are guidelines. You won’t be punished or banned from the group if you miss a week or make up a shot.

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to our active community on our Facebook GroupFlickr Groupor 500PX group (or all three). Tag the photo:  #10thanniversaryphotochallenge #2018photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • The shot should be a new shot you took this week, for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.


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About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.