Welcome to the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge!

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I publish a post of 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.

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

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!

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

Color Challenge Hints: February-June 2022

Gemstone colors
Original Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

Upcoming 2022 Color Challenges

  • August: Mustard (yellow)
  • September: Apricot (light, peachy orange)
  • October: Lava (black-brown, black, and/or orange)
  • November: Leather (shades of brown)
  • December: Cobalt (dark, rich blue)

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!

December 2022 Calendar

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

Join me on January 1st as we look at 2022 in the Rear-View Mirror

November 2022 Calendar

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

October 2022 Calendar

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 Calendar

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

August 2022 Calendar

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

July 2022 Calendar

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

June 2022 Calendar

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

May 2022 Calendar

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 Calendar

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

March 2022 Calendar

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 Calendar

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 Calendar

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

November 2021 Calendar

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

October 2021 Calendar

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

Burnt or Blood Orange Pallet

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

September 2021 Calendar

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

harvest gold graphic

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 Calendar

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

June 2021 Calendar

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

May 2021 Calendar

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

April 2021 Calendar

(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 Calendar

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 Calendar

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

January 2021 Calendar

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

December 2020 Calendar

Dec 6    City Sidewalks
Dec 13  Winter Wonderland hosted by Susanne at Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
Dec 20  Lights *changed the date of this theme to account for my move Dec 12-14.
Dec 27  No Challenge

November Calendar

Nov 1 Leaves
Nov 8 Weathered
Nov 15 Color Challenge: Auburn
Nov 22 Thankful
Nov 29 Texture

October Calendar

Oct 4  Dry
Oct 11   Fall Color Challenge: Ochre
Oct 18  Your Happy Place
Oct 25  Backyard Birding

September Calendar

Sept 6 Orange (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
Sept 13 Inside (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
Sept 20 Towering
Sept 27 Water Droplets

August Calendar

Cathy Ryan hosts Sunday Stills the entire month of August. Please visit her blog Picture This

Aug 2    Beautiful Beaches
Aug 9   Mountains and Valleys
Aug 16  Bodies of Water (lakes, rivers, canals)
Aug 23  From Your Window (home or away)
Aug 30  Winter

July Calendar

July 5 Perspectives
July 12 Sky
July 19 Wild and Weird
July 26 Yellow

June Calendar

June 7 Plant Life
June 14 Home
June 21 Rise/Set
June 28 Freedom

May Calendar

May 3 Awakening
May 10 Giving
May 24 Waterworld
May 31 Straight

April Calendar

April 5 Fantastic Florals
April 12 Lifted Spirits
April 19 Mother Earth
April 26 Nat’l Pet Parent Day

March Calendar
March 1    Near and Far
March 8    National or State Symbol
March 15  Green Macro or Close-Up
March 22  Favorite Place
March 29  No Challenge

February Calendar
Feb 3     Shadows
Feb 9     Sweet
Feb 16   For the Birds
Feb 23   Early

January 2020 Calendar
Jan 5    * Round (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
Jan 12  * Old  (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
Jan 19   Yin-Yang
Jan 26   Gray

December 2019 Calendar
Dec 1    December Chill
Dec 8    Peace
Dec 15  Holiday Decor with Optional Red or Green
Dec 22  No Challenge
Dec 29  No Challenge

November Calendar
Nov 3     All About Pets
Nov 10   Yellow Autumn or Leaves
Nov 17   Calm
Nov 24   Oldie-but-Goodie or Favorite Photo

October Calendar
Oct 6     Lines and Squares
Oct 13   Think Pink
Oct 20   Birthdays
Oct 27   Something Scary

September Calendar
Sept 1    No Challenge
Sept 8    Layers
Sept 15  Sports or Hobbies
Sept 22  Signs of Autumn
Sept 29  A Bug’s Life

August Calendar
August 4    Yellow
August 11  Macro or Close-up Photography
August 18  Zen
August 25  Our National Parks

July Calendar
July  7    Blue
July 14   Creatures and Critters
July 21  Taste
July 28  Triangles

June Calendar
June 2    Edge (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
June 9    Unusual (hosted by Hugh Roberts)
June 16  Paths
June 23  Stillness
June 30  Great Outdoors

May Calendar
May 5    Fifth
May 12  Warmth
May 19  Playground
May 26  Danger

April Calendar
April 7    For the Love of Reading & Books
April 14  Gate
April 21  Spirit
April 28  A Dog’s Life

March Calendar
March 3    Wildlife
March 10  Daylight
March 17  Something Green
March 24  Spring has Sprung
March 31  Tropical

February Calendar

February 3     Fire
February 10   Frozen
February 17   Fresh
February 24   Flight

January 2019 Calendar

January 6    Reflect    (link here to Carol)
January 13   Vintage  (link here to Carol)
January 20  Window (link here to Hugh)
January 27   Night      (link here to Hugh)

December 2018 Calendar

December 2    In Your Town
December 9    Traditions
December 16   Festive (courtesy of Hugh)
December 23   Something Red
December 30  No Challenge

November Calendar

November 4    Time
November 11   On the Road
November 18   Thankful
November 25   Bucket List Images

October Calendar

October 7     Pink
October 14   Texture
October 21   Photo-editor
October 28  Orange

September Calendar

September 2     Work  (Labor Day Weekend in US)
September 9     No challenge this weekend 
September 16    Back to School
September 23    Autumn (autumnal equinox is Saturday 8/22)
September 30    Transportation or Commute

August Calendar

August 5     Friend (National Friendship Day)
August 12   Lazy Days
August 19   Objects over 100 years old
August 26   Water (with sub-theme choice)

July Calendar 

July 1     Summer
July 8    Wind
July 15   Plant Life (courtesy of Betty Louise)
July 22  Macro-Photography of Anything (close-ups)
*July 29  Drunk with… (from Aixa) OR *Summer Drink

*revised 7/25

June Calendar 

June 3   Fur & Feathers
June 10 Future (courtesy of Hugh)
June 17 Twin
June 24 Tourist

May 2018 Calendar (the beginning!)

May 6   Refreshing
May 13  Embrace (courtesy of Hugh)
May 20 Recreational
May 27 Aroma

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