Sunday, March 14, 2010

Round Robin Challenge: Up to Five Miles Away

Hi, Robins! It's time to announce the next topic! This one was suggested by Carly back in June 2008. The Round Robin Challenge for Saturday, March 27, is

Up to Five Miles Away

(5.0 miles = 8.04672 km.)

the empty shell of a largish plane

As Carly explains...

The idea is to get in your car, or if you prefer a bike or your own two feet, and show us something in any direction you choose, up to 5 miles from your home. For a little added fun, tell us when you sign up for the challenge, in which direction you plan to go. Let's see which direction gets the most attention.
Simple, right? Pick a direction, travel five miles (about 8 kilometers) in that direction, and then photograph what you find. Maybe there's something within five miles from your home that you've always wanted to photograph. Well, here's your chance - and if it's only three and a half miles away, well, what are we, the Google Maps police? Or maybe you'll generate a random choice of direction (e.g. let someone spin you around, blindfolded, or, um, something) go exactly five miles, and photograph whatever happens to be there. You decide how you want to play this. But please, don't go more than five miles away, okay?

Okay, here's the part where we put in the rules, because even after all these years we still get people who don't quite get how this works:

1. DO RSVP in the comments below, preferably before the Challenge date (March 27th). Your comment should include your name or handle, blog name, and blog URL, thus:

I'm going west!

Cristoforo
Are We There Yet?
http://ninapintasantamaria.blogspot.com

2. DO proofread your RSVP, because we build our Linking List from it. If you've typed "bolgspot" and we don't catch it, you're not going to get many visitors to your blog!

3. DO mention the Round Robin Challenge in your entry, and include a link back here. You are encouraged to also include links to other participants, but that's not required. We also have a graphic you may want to include - see the sidebar for graphics to download and use.

4. DO NOT post your entry before March 27th.

5. DO post your entry on the 27th if possible, so people will be able to visit your blog as they're making the rounds. It's also a good idea to leave a second comment to say you've posted. If you have to post a day or two late, that's okay - not optimal, but okay. We will accept late entries for six days before closing the Challenge.

6. DO visit other people's entries, and comment if you can so they know you visited.

Still have questions? Email me, or Carly, or both. Our email addresses are on the sidebar.

That's it! Go be photographers!

Karen


Linking List as of 9:58 AM PST

Karen (Southeast) - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Carly - Posted!
Ellipis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Gattina (South) - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com

Linda (East)
Mommy's Treasures
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com

Peggy (Northeast) - Posted!
Holmespunfun Memes and Themes
http://holmespunfunmemesandthemes.blogspot.com

Wammy (East) - Posted!
The Ellis Family Cincinnati
http://theellisfamilycincinnati.blogspot.com

Jama - Posted! 03/28/10
Sweet memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sherrie (West) - Posted!
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/

Sandy (Southeast) - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

carolynUSA (north) - Posted! 03/28/10
Ford Family Photos
http://carolyn1209.blogspot.com

Manang Kim
My Photography in Focus
http://mgahulagwayko.blogspot.com


Duane (East) - Posted!
Meanwhile...
http://fdtate.blogspot.com

Mary
Mary Tomaselli's Photos
http://marytomaselli.blogspot.com

Ruth (East) - Posted!
Scrabblequeen
http://www.scrabblequeen.wordpress.com

ellen b (East, North and South) - Posted!
The Happy Wonderer
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com

Freda (North and Northwest) - Posted!
Day One
http://fredamans.blogspot.com

Sandy - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

24 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

John gave me the direction South x Southwest, but that puts me in restricted territory on the Air Force Base. So I choose SE!

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Carly said...

I will be there

Carly
Ellipis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Gattina said...

I first have to convert miles into kilometers then I can tell you what direction I will take, lol !

Linda said...

I'm going to head west.

Linda
Mommy's Treasures
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Will five kilometers do? Or do I need to do the math? I'll let you know the direction soon.

Wammy said...

I'm headed East.
Wammy
The EllisFamily Cincinnati
http://theellisfamilycincinnati.blogspot.com

Jama said...

I'm not sure where's I'm headed , just somewhere more than 8km away from my home....
does taking a bus counted?

Jama
Sweet memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I'll be playing along. I will be going West.

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

Okay...I'm going to check out Southeast of me :)

Sandy
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

Carolyn Ford said...

I am almost always 5 miles, or many more, from home when I photo hunt! I am leaving for Yosemite National Park on Monday until Saturday...that is north about 6 hours from where I live. That ought to do it!

We will return on the 27th...I hope in time to post. I'll give it a good try!

Carolyn Ford said...

oops!
Here's my info:

carolynUSA
Ford Family Photos
http://carolyn1209.blogspot.com

Manang Kim said...

I like this theme. I am confuse where I am heading, because I know either each way I could find nice thing. I'm in! Be back March 27th!

fdtate said...

So we're going up to five miles? If so, I'm going about a half-mile east. If we have to go the full five miles, I'll probably head off in another direction.

I'm there!

Duane
Meanwhile...
http://fdtate.blogspot.com

maryt/theteach said...

I'm not sure yet about which direction...

Mary
Mary Tomaselli's Photos
http://marytomaselli.blogspot.com

Scrabblequeen said...

Yes! I went East just yesterday to capture something for this challenge.
Ruth
Scrabblequeen
http://www.scrabblequeen.wordpress.com

ellen b. said...

I'm playing!
I went East, North and South...

ellen b
The Happy Wonderer
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com

fredamans said...

I am so there. I went for a walk yesterday and got some goodies.

Freda
Day One
http://fredamans.blogspot.com
Direction; North & Northwest.

fredamans said...

My completed post; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/03/round-robin-challenge-5-miles.html

Sandy said...

Mine is set to auto post after midnight tonight (central time)

Sandy
From the Heart of Texas
http://sandyfromtheheartoftexas.com

Gattina said...

I south to the Waterloo battle field !

Peggy said...

I went north east and found some beautiful horses standing in their paddock in the rain.

Peggy
Holmespunfun Memes and Themes
http://holmespunfunmemesandthemes.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Mine is posted. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/03/round-robin-photo-challenge_27.html

Carolyn Ford said...

My post is up now...
just got home a few hours ago.

The direct link is:

http://carolyn1209.blogspot.com/2010/03/scenic-sunday-sunday-stills-round-robin.html

Jama said...

Just posted mine up, sorry a bit late as I too busy.