Mostly Lisa’s Photo Competition #1: Summertime

summertimes are funky

So many people asked me to hold a regular photography contest, so, hizzah, hizzah, here is the very first one I’m calling: “Summertime.” Excited! Already popping off your lens cap? Oh boy!

I want to see your best shot of glorious, beautiful summertime. Something that screams days on the beach, cold drinks, vacations at the lake, flip flops, gorgeous sunsets, feet in the sand, sticky lollipop fingers, roadtrips.. & all that good stuff.


  1. Add your best image to the Mostly Lisa Photo Competition Group on Flickr and include the flickr image url in the comments below.
  2. If you don’t have your image uploaded online, then email it to me at mostlylisa*at*gmail*dot*com.

I’ll give you about 2 weeks to look through your summer shots or take a few more in the last fleeting days of summer.

Thursday September 18th. There may also be prizes for the winner! OoooooooO.

Now show me some awesome summertime photos!

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    Neil Cowley
    August 31, 2008 at 4:58 AM

    There’s one if I had to choose just one.

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    August 31, 2008 at 6:51 AM

    Camera tips. Photo contests. You seem to be about 20seconds away from starting your own podcast. So, where do I subscribe?

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    August 31, 2008 at 7:05 AM

    I don’t know if this is quintessentially summertime enough, but this pic I took yesterday is a strange result of heavy summer rains –

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    James Bayliss
    August 31, 2008 at 8:05 AM

    oh, you’re expecting me to compete, this is britland. where the sun is non-existent.

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    August 31, 2008 at 8:16 AM

    My best photo for the summer:

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    August 31, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    Great idea Lisa! Here’s my favorite summer shot so far.

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    Mathew Ballard
    August 31, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Had to change the link a bit…

    My best summer photo came from a Mexico beach last summer.

    Buy the print here:

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    Fred Hill
    August 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Here is one from the backpacking trip I a couple of weeks ago.

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    August 31, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Well I am going for cute and cuddly on this one. Here is a great photograph of George, one of our two rabbits. This was in the garden on an August summer day last year (it was summer honest – we are in the UK!).

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    August 31, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    I know we’re only meant to submit one photo, but I just took a bunch of The Zutons at Jerseylive ’08 (my fave band) and I can’t decide which is the best.

    Anyhow, please have a look at all of the Jerseylive photos in my stream (even if not for the competition):

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    August 31, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Summertime means hanging out with friends and doing crazy things.

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    Andy Klafter
    August 31, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Hi Lisa,

    I emailed you the link as well but thought I would post this for all who follow your blog.

    This photo should remind all of those who grew up near a beach how much fun it was to play in the sand, make sand castles, etc.

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    August 31, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    I have no images from this summer, thanks to this:

    It’s healed to the point that I can use a camera now, and I may get out and shoot some this week.

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    Mostly Lisa
    August 31, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Yeah! Thanks for all the submissions! Awesome.

    I started a Flickr group for these competitions, so if you are on Flickr make sure to join the group and add your best photo to the group!


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    August 31, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    beachy :)

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    August 31, 2008 at 11:27 PM

    hmmm, Ill have to go through my images and see what ive already taken this year. We have tropical storm Hanna messing with us now, clouds rain and wind. Wont be able to take any nice summer photos in this weather!

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    September 1, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    First summer with 9 month old son.

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    Dennis Bjørn Petersen
    September 1, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    Cool idea!

    Count me in.

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    September 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM

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    Dale Adams
    September 1, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    This is a shot I took this summer in Jaco, Costa Rica. I thought these kids were pretty inventive in how they would get down to the beach. Great idea for a contest Lisa.

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    September 1, 2008 at 11:52 AM


    I was hoping for out of place objects, cute but deadly animals or humorous methods of transport, but with it being practically Autumn (aka ‘Fall’) here in the UK you’ve really gone and set a challenge!

    Hopefully this weekend coming up will clutch at the last remaining vestiges of sunshine and offer an appropriate picture! Fingers crossed!

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    September 1, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    This is my modest participation, a sunset in North Carolina (2008)…

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    September 1, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Hi Lisa,

    While my picture was taken during winter in Cuba, I still think it applies to the theme.

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    Ivan Gomez
    September 2, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Here is shot at summer.. getting wet in Seattle..

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    Pedro Cerqueira
    September 3, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Two photos Switzerland Summer:



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    Pedro Cerqueira
    September 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Just one more …

    from this year summer vacations in Tenerife Spain.


    El Teide, is an active though dormant volcano and is located on Tenerife, Canary Islands

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    September 5, 2008 at 5:35 AM

    Hi Lisa!
    Here’s a picture from home: Reunion Island, with its black sand beach!

    Hope it’ll suit for the competition!

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    Nick Shoob
    September 6, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Here is my favorite summertime pick

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    September 8, 2008 at 3:35 AM

    Frog Pond Pavilion

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    September 11, 2008 at 12:47 AM

    Summer was amazing… and thought I’d add this photo I lucked out with.

    Decided it was time to try and do things I’ve never done before, so hopped in a little float plane and managed to get this shot from the back seat as we flew over Northwestern Ontario as the sun was going down.

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    September 18, 2008 at 7:35 AM

    Forgot all about this contest, meant to go out and take some more photos. Ah well, rummaged through my folders from my trip home to Canada this summer and figured this one might have a chance. Was playing with a canon 70-200 f4

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    Chloe Britton
    September 18, 2008 at 8:49 AM

    Here’s mine! Title: Hazy Hong Kong Sunset

    I love this photo!! Hope you like it too ;)

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    October 6, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    any luck on finding a winner yet? Days are busy I see, no worries, just wondering!

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