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SundayPix 2016 schedule

Occasionally I get told off by SundayPix lovers because I either forget or CBA to set a theme. In an effort to overcome this I’ve drawn up this schedule of themes for the rest of the year. Bookmark this post, then if dim old Wombie forgets again you can simply refer back here. I’m especially looking forward to 13th November.

For those who don’t know, SundayPix is a weekly photograph thingy I run on Twitter. See me there for more info.

25/09 Festival – @dbrereton
02/10 Autumn
09/10 The pattern on my duvet cover – @little_mavis
16/10 Clouds
23/10 Sunday Confessional – a weekend guilty pleasure – @allthisandless
30/10 Spooky
06/11 Bonfire night
13/11 Audio – speak a movie quote for others to identify – @kjcollard
20/11 Age
04/12 Favourite book cover – @_polyhymnia
11/12 Horizons
18/12 Cold
25/12 TWANTA
01/01 To be decided by a poll of SundayPixers

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#SUNDAYPIXtedadv – Sunday 7th June

P teddyadventure 12P teddyadventure 18You’ve all got a teddy, right? Or another sort of cuddly toy? Or ANY sort of toy or ornament with personality? Or one you’ve simply drawn and cut out just for this theme? Good. Then for this Sunday’s photo challenge take him/her/it out of the house and photograph it/her/him in unusual surroundings. The pictures of P teddyadventure 10“Teddy” (imaginatively named by P teddyadventure 08@TheRogueHeart a million years ago) that accompany this post may give you ideas for:

 

Teddy Adventure

 

Take a photograph of a toy having P teddyadventure 15an adventure outside your home. JoustingPost your pics to Twitter on Sunday (including the hashtag #SUNDAYPIXtedadv in your tweet) then follow and enjoy the hashtag. As ever, photographs must be yours (or your family’s or your cabin boy’s) – nowt just nicked off the internet. Yes, you can post an old pic you’ve previously taken, or even one from your family history. Follow the hashtag (click on it in any tweet or add a column to your app) on Sunday to see what others have made of the theme. You are encouraged, nay ordered, to comment on other Sundaypixers’ tweets and admire.

#SUNDAYPIXalbumcover – 15th February 2015

B6iUgbTIgAAR7s1“When we visit a castle, we always take a selfie. I also always take an ‘album cover’ shot of himself. Here’s today’s”. Thus spake @phantom_blonde a few weeks ago, prompting this #SUNDAYPIX theme:

 

Album Cover

 

Take a photograph that you could use for the cover of your first (or third, if you’re @rachaelkanute) album. Post your pics to Twitter on Sunday (including the hashtag #SUNDAYPIXalbumcover in your tweet) and enjoy the hashtag countdown. It’s entirely up to you whether you crop it square, but it would look more like. B6iUgbTIgAAR7s1It’s also up to you whether you add text, as I have in the second example of @phantom_blonde’s pic. As ever, photographs must be yours (or your family’s or your secret lover’s) – nowt just nicked off the internet. Yes, you can post an old pic you’ve previously taken, or even one from your family history. Follow the hashtag (click on it in any tweet or add a column to your app) on Sunday to see what others have made of the theme. You are encouraged, nay ordered, to comment on other Sundaypickers’ tweets and admire.

 

Here’s another quick one I knocked up from a photo of me in the Sixties –

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#SUNDAYPIXreflections – 1st February 2015

Dreaming Spire Here’s your new one – mirrors, rivers, thoughts, boobs – send us your – wait, not boobs, that’s just me – photographs of…

 

Reflections

 

Take photographs of something reflecty. Post your pics to Twitter on Sunday (including the hashtag #SUNDAYPIXreflections in your tweet) and see how many people other people have the same idea. As ever, photographs must be yours (or your family’s or your secret lover’s) – nowt just nicked off the internet. Yes, you can post an old pic you’ve previously taken, or even one from your family history. Follow the hashtag (click on it in any tweet or add a column to your app) on Sunday to see what others have made of the theme. You are encouraged, nay ordered, to comment on other Sundaypickers’ tweets and snigger.

#SUNDAYPIXkitchensextoy – 25th January 2015

You can blame @EmmaSwainston for choosing this one. Your #SUNDAYPIX theme for 25th January is

A Thing From Your Kitchen That Looks Like It Might Be A Sex Toy

DSCF4813Don’t worry, we’ll snazzy that up in the hashtag, otherwise you’d have no room for the pic. Take photographs of something kitcheny that looks to you like it could be used in pervy shenanigans. Extra kudos will be given if said object has already been used as a sex toy. Post your pics to Twitter on Sunday (including the hashtag #SUNDAYPIXkitchensextoy in your tweet) and see how many people other people have kinky inclinations. As ever, photographs must be yours (or your family’s or your secret lover’s) – nowt just nicked off the internet. Yes, you can post an old pic you’ve previously taken, or even one from your family history. Follow the hashtag (click on it in any tweet or add a column to your app) on Sunday to see what others have made of the theme. You are encouraged, nay ordered, to comment on other Sundaypickers’ tweets and snigger.

#SUNDAYPIXbikes

DSCF3956Ayup. I almost gave you ‘Hats’ there for a moment, but no. That @starlitwolf saved my arse ( or ass, as she would call it – she talks about it all the time, obviously) by reminding me that we’d had that theme very recently. No your memory is bobbins. Anyway, the theme for Sunday 19th October is

 

Bikes

 

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Pushbikes, scooters, motorcycles, trikes – all are game for your trusty roving camera. Post your pics to Twitter on Sunday, including the hashtag #SUNDAYPIXbikes in your tweet. I did briefly consider awarding actual points for people’s photographs, and maybe building up a league table, but then I couldn’t be arsed, and so the usual DSCF4018Wombat approbation and RTs will be awarded for special shows of imagination and style. Photographs must be yours (or your family’s or your secret lover’s) – nowt just nicked off the internet. Yes, you can post an old pic you’ve previously taken, or even one from your family history. Follow the hashtag (click on it in any tweet or add a column to your app) on Sunday to see what others have made of the theme. You are encouraged to comment on other Sundaypickers’ tweets.

#SUNDAYPIX 31st August 2014

Yes, it’s back! And yes, I meant to write this post a few days ago (it’s not too late for me to play the jetlag card still, is it?) Anyway, you know the form. Possibly. For those who don’t – each Sunday, you post a photograph on a theme that I will set, and include in your tweet the hashtag #SUNDAYPIX. Then comment on other people’s pics using the same hashtag. And that’s it. Weekly themes will sometimes be easy to photograph, but will often involve some thought, imagination and creativity. For this first new outing, though, just to get you all warmed up, I have decided to visit an easy-to-photograph classic of the past:

That’s My Fridge!

Dscf1085[4]In its previous incarnations, #SUNDAYPIX livened Sundays up no end, and became incredibly popular. In fact, that popularity was the very reason that I stopped posting the weekly themes. With so many people taking part, writing the blogs (so that everyone could see all your photos in one place) was taking me forever, and sapped my will to exist. Now, though, I have discovered Twubs, and you will be able to follow all the fun simply by following THIS PAGE (actually, that seems not to be working at the moment, so for now just give yourself a column devoted to the hashtag). All tweets that use the hashtag will appear there, including my usually sarcastic offerings. And I haven’t decorated in there yet, so don’t diss the page layout. PROVISO – Twubs won’t capture from protected accounts, so if you are padlocked & still want to take part do alert me so that I can RT your pic from my own account.

So hide the mouldy cheese and the severed head, take your photo, and post it on Sunday 31st. Remember to include the hashtag #SUNDAYPIX.

What do you reckon?

dinkydadComrades, I need your opinion on something. Such is the popularity of #SUNDAYPICS that it now takes at least 15 hours to properly blog all the entries every Sunday. I often therefore fail to do justice to them all. As you know, I’ve tried guest-bloggers, but as soon as they discover the time involved they (quite rightly in my opinion) lose much of their enthusiasm.

Now, I can address this in two ways – by either cutting #SUNDAYPICS down to once a fortnight and carry on blogging every theme, OR I can continue to set you a theme for your photos every Sunday, but only blog about the ones I like and have time for. The question is, which do you enjoy more? Looking at people’s theme pictures every Sunday, or reading the blogs about them?

Do me a favour and take a minute to click on the poll top right to tell me which of the options you’d like me to follow with #SUNDAYPICS. I’ll go with the majority. Probably. And see how it goes from there.

Thanks, chums.

Spam spam spam spam

spamRecently, a fair number of spam tweets have been appearing using the #SUNDAYPICS hashtag. They’re easy to spot, as they mostly (but not always) have an egg avatar. The big giveaway though is machine-generated user names, such as FredspmjKjhhgdj. See the pic on the right for examples.

They don’t appear to be malicious – the one I checked appeared to be trying to sell a new website thing – but I’d advise you not to click on them anyway. You might want to report them for spam, too.

This has been a public service announcement.

Spam spam spam spam

spamRecently, a fair number of spam tweets have been appearing using the #SUNDAYPICS hashtag. They’re easy to spot, as they all have an egg avatar and machine-generated user names, such as FredspmjKjhhgdj. See the pic on the right for examples.

They don’t appear to be malicious – the one I checked appeared to be trying to sell a new website thing – but I’d advise you not to click on them anyway. You might want to report them for spam, too.

This has been a public service announcement.

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