I usually Flashback older challenges and usually those written by Trevor. Today I realized that in 2016, for just the exact Week 51, I had posted a Holiday Wishes Photo Challenge.


This was a creative challenge since it not only incorporated the photography aspect of an image. Holiday decorations or at a very minimum, lettering on the image to enhance the holiday theme.

This time there’s a little twist inspired by Maaike’s PICTURE A SONG Photo Challenge. I’d like to see your Holiday Wishes image matched up with the title or some lyrics of your favorite Holiday song.

Example, Jingle Bells has the lyrics

Dashing through the snow

On a one-horse open sleigh”

These lyrics could easily be matched to the image below as a starting point for your Holiday Wishes Photo Challenge.

Steve Troletti Photo - Tempus Aura: Winter Festivals / Festivals d'hiver &emdash; Horse-drawn sleighride / Promenade en traîneau à cheval (Fête des neiges de Montréal)

To complete your challenge, you will have to shoot an image associated with the title or lyrics of a Holiday Song. Once you’ve acquired your image you can choose to decorate it with elements from older images of yours or choose from a variety of creative possibilities at your disposal.

Since not everyone celebrates Christmas, the challenge is open to any festive Holiday of any denomination. For example, Hanukah ended on the 10th of December but you can still go ahead and apply it to this Challenge.

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph to our active community on our Facebook GroupFlickr Group or 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.

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.