May 2023 marks the five-year anniversary of Sunday Stills. Thank you to all who read and to those who participate.

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I publish a post on the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!

What are “Stills”? Still photography is a term used in the movie industry, creating a still shot from film for a variety of purposes.

Sunday Stills was launched in May 2018. This photo challenge operates with a weekly theme that begins each Sunday and lasts all week. While there are many wonderful photo challenges out there, I wanted to revive this one because of its simplicity.

Feel free to grab this image and use it on your blog’s sidebar or in the post.


Each linked post will be shared on Twitter where possible to boost exposure to your blog! I also list your post on my current week’s post for others to read. If you share on social media or in WordPress, please use the hashtag #SundayStills.

Be sure to link to one of my Sunday Stills posts or to the current post so I can continue to share your lovely images!

I encourage “double-dipping” with other blog challenges if you do not want to create a separate post.

Looking for more inspiration? Visit Cee’s Photo Challenges and Always Write. There is a challenge for everyone!

Titling Your Own Blog Post

  • When titling your Sunday Stills post, you do not have to use “Sunday Stills” in the title, but please use the tag Sunday Stills in your post to help other bloggers find it.
  • Please refrain from titling your post with the same title as mine. Our blogs are found on Google searches using SEO and having several blog posts with the same title can be confusing.

Challenges within the Challenge to Spark Your Creativity

Upcoming 2023 Color Challenges

Feel free to use this image on your blog for the color challenges:

SS Banner Color

Please stay tuned for my weekly posts and I hope you bring your camera along for the ride!

June 2023 Prompts

June 4  The Great Outdoors
June 11  Monthly Color Challenge: PINK (any shade)
June 18 Furred and Feathered Friends
June 25 Plant Life

May 2023 Prompts

May 7  Churches, Temples, and Spiritual Centers
May 14  Monthly Color Challenge: Purple (any shade)
May 21 Pets and Playgrounds
May 28 Everything Water

April 2023 Prompts

Apr 2 Awakening
Apr 16  Monthly Color Challenge: White and Pastels
Apr 23 Earth Day
Apr 30  Roads, Paths, and Streets

March 2023 Prompts

Mar 5  Out of this World
Mar 12  Monthly Color Challenge: Green (any shade)
Mar 19 “I’d Rather Be…”
Mar 26 Peek

February 2023 Prompts

Feb 5  Frosty
Feb 12  Monthly Color Challenge: Red (any shade)
Feb 19 Sweet
Feb 26 Feeding the Birds

January 2023 Prompts

Jan 1  Your 2022 Year-in-Review
Jan 8 Plunge!
Jan 15  Monthly Color Challenge: White and Gray
Jan 22 Silence
Jan 29  Seeking Light

December 2022

Dec 4  In Your Town
Dec 11  Monthly Color Challenge: Cobalt (rich, deep blue)

November 2022

Nov 6  Paths and Trails
Nov 20 Monthly Color Challenge: Leather (shades of brown)
Nov 27 Vivid

October 2022

Oct 2   Dilapidated
Oct 9 Monthly Color Challenge: Lava (black-brown, black, and/or orange)
Oct 16  Fleeting Moments
Oct 23 Glass
Oct 30  Mysterious

September 2022

Sept 4  Vacation or Staycation
Sept 11  Monthly Color Challenge: Apricot (light, peachy orange)
Sept 18 Macro or Close-ups

August 2022

Aug 7  Summer
Aug 21 Monthly Color Challenge: Mustard
Aug 28 Under Construction (and WOTY catch up)

July 2022

July 3    Beautiful Beaches
July 10 Monthly Color Challenge: Ruby Red
July 24  Road Trippin’
July 31  Desert or Dessert?

June 2022

June 5  All About Numbers
June 12  Monthly Color Challenge: Pink
June 19 Again the Solstice

May 2022

May 1   Emerging
May 8 Monthly Color Challenge: Teal or Aqua
May 15  What’s That Aroma?
May 22  Feathered Friends (changed from Refreshing)

April 2022

Apr 17 Monthly Color Challenge: Diamond or Quartz (see color challenge image above)
Apr 24  Fabulous Florals

March 2022

Mar 6    Meaningful Memories
Mar 13  Monthly Color Challenge: Jade
Mar 20 Daylight in Black and White
Mar 27  Urban

February 2022

Feb 6    Feed the Birds
Feb 13  Color Challenge: Amethyst (purple)
Feb 20 Love Your Pet
Feb 27  Fresh

January 2022

Jan 2    2021 in Your Rear-View Mirror
Jan  9 Future
Jan 16  Monthly Color Challenge: White
Jan 23  Wildlife
Jan 30  The Elements (fire, water, air/wind, earth)

December 2021

Dec 5  Christmas Song Lyric Challenge
Dec 12 Monthly Color Challenge: Metallic
Dec 19  Light the Night

November 2021

Nov 7 Fur and Feathers
Nov 14 Leaves and Trees
Nov 21 Color Challenge: Ruby wine (burgundy-brownish)
Nov 28 Cozy

October 2021

Oct 3  Sports and Hobbies
Oct 10 Monthly Color Challenge: Burnt orange or blood orange

Oct 17 The Pink Side of Life
Oct 24  Indoor/Outdoor Decor
Oct 31  Eerie

September 2021

Sept 5  Colorful Murals hosted by Natalie the Explorer
Sept 12 Going Back…
Sept 19  Monthly Color Challenge: Harvest Gold or Citrine (gem color)

Sept 26 Signs of Autumn (or spring in Southern hemisphere)

August 2021 Calendar

color challenge burlywood

Aug 1    Summer Bugs
Aug  8 Images Inspired by Favorite Song Lyrics or Original Poetry
Aug 15  Monthly Color Challenge: Burlywood (light shade of brown, think khakis)

While I’m on a 3-week blog break, Natalie from Natalie the Explorer is hosting Sunday Stills from August 22-Sept 5!
Aug 22  In the Garden hosted by Natalie the Explorer
Aug 29  Afloat hosted by Natalie the Explorer

July 2021

July 11 Under the Trees
July 18  Monthly Color Challenge: Evergreen
July 25  Geometric–explore various angles

June 2021

June 6  Celestial
June 13 Monthly Color Challenge: Pink
June 20  Sunrise or Sunset
June 27  Great Outdoors

May 2021

May 2    Water
May  9 Weather
May 16  Monthly Color Challenge: Gray
May 23  Favorite Vacation Spot

April 2021

(Special thanks to Marsha for hosting Sunday Stills. No internet at the new home yet!)

April 4 Volunteering (hosted by Marsha Ingrao Always Write)
April 11 Emerging (hosted again by Marsha at Always Write)
April 18 Color Challenge: Violet
April 25 National Kids and Pets Day

March 2021

March 7 Rainy Day
March 14 Your Best Black & White Photos
March 21 Color Challenge: Spring Green
March 28 Respect the Cat (hosted by Marsha Ingrao Always Write)

February 2021

Feb 7    Fallen
Feb 14  Color Challenge: Rosy Red
Feb 21 Feed the Birds
Feb 28  Things that are White

January 2021

Jan 3 Your 2020 Retrospective (share your year in images)
Jan 10 Night
Jan 17 Color Challenge: Glacier Blue
Jan 24 Fog and Clouds
Jan 31 Your Favorite Landscape

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