Picture This!


“Picture This!” is a weekly 24-hour challenge, meaning that it closes in 24 hrs

“I, I love the colorful clothes she wears … And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair.”

-Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys (1966)

Do you think you can picture this? :)

Usually, you put captions on your photos. Now let’s try the opposite – we give you the caption, and you provide us the photo!

Every week, we’ll be posting a quote, a song lyric, a line from a storybook, or just a random descriptive sentence on the blog. Then it’s your job to browse through your albums to find that ONE perfect picture – yes, just ONE – so choose carefully!

Similar to the round-the-clock rumbles, “Picture This!” is a weekly 24-hour challenge, meaning that it closes in 24 hrs – and the winner with the best photo takes home 10 shiny-pink piggies.


  • Upload ONLY ONE PHOTO, please. Size is at least 768px in width or height, as always.
  • Please make sure that your photo is relevant to the theme.
  • Refer to the FAQ for rumble-related questions!

TIME STARTED 11:00AM Vienna Time

written by shhquiet on 2008-10-02 #news #competition #rumble #challenge #picture-this


  1. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    I heart this idea!
    in comparison with the monthly mission and the 24h rumble, this new challenge is much more specific in terms of theme and thus a little harder for us to choose a pic that really matches everything described the sentence. it's more interesting! :)

  2. anglemort
    anglemort ·

    Yes, very good idea, but, above all, great great great idea the competition button in the beta to see all competition in LSI ! Very good !

  3. larslau
    larslau ·

    My entry:

    The good vibrations of the lake - Kodak EIR

    Or maybe the good vibrations of a camera on LSD..?

  4. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    error: server does not respond

    anybody having the same problem uploading?

  5. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    whoooaaaaaaa.... love the beach boys!!

  6. aldo_mariano
    aldo_mariano ·

    Good idea. it's original
    You can better target individual photos

  7. tawan
    tawan ·

    @ johann_affendy

    we will have a look at it.

    Thanx for the hint.

  8. larslau
    larslau ·

    @ aldo_mariano: is your pic EIR?

  9. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    it works fine now. thanks!

  10. aldo_mariano
    aldo_mariano ·

    @ larsau: Yes, in fact. it's Ektachrome Infrared EIR 135.

  11. larslau
    larslau ·

    There seems to be a problem with the gallery. When I enter the site i see anglemort's picture as the first, when I go through the gallery picture #5 is the same as #1, but when I go back to #1 it's suddenly my pic.

  12. tawan
    tawan ·

    @ larslau Thanx for the hint. I'm busy fixing it.

  13. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    yey, nice rumbleee!

  14. grad
    grad ·

    I Love The Beach Boys!!!


  15. grad
    grad ·

    Hey guys, show your girlfriends!

  16. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    I did already

  17. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    i did my part as well... please let me take away the 10 shiny pink piggies... Haha~!!!

  18. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    glad you liked this rumble :)
    i see so many lovely ladies in the gallery!

  19. lomomanolo
    lomomanolo ·

    Firts time I enter a 24 hr. rumble, LOMO ON!!

  20. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    I love the beach boys... and this rumble!

  21. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    im there

  22. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·


  23. hotmailwanderluste
    hotmailwanderluste ·

    This is a great way for those of us who shoot incessantly to show our pics !
    Any chance that we can submit/suggest the lyric/poem for other lomographers to "picture"?

  24. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ hotmailwanderluste

    you can always send in your suggestions to the cheif of "picture this" sunshine(dot)reyes(at)lomography(dot)com, she will take them into consideration when chosing the next theme

  25. edley
    edley ·

    I love this idea; but there is no way to delete my unwanted submission. Any way to fix that?

  26. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    Very cool idea indeed!
    My first rumble ever! :D

  27. larslau
    larslau ·

    I'm a bit confused. Are we supposed to submit a picture which fits the title or could we submit one which fits the lyrics? I see a lot of “I love the colourful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair”-girls. Can we assume that the people choosing the winners will know the lyrics?

  28. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    I love her mouth :)

  29. mgnuman
    mgnuman ·

    funny girl in the old town...

  30. marcdavies
    marcdavies ·

    Hey guys, having problems using the uploader, tried in numerous browsers on my computer but it won't work. Nothing happens when I click 'upload images'. I can't upload using the Lab any more either.

    A tech friend of mine reckons that it could be because I've upgraded my Flash player to version 10. The problem is documented here: ajaxian.com/archives/flash-10-and-the-bad-news-for-javascri…

    It maybe worth passing this on to your tech guys. Not sure if this is the reason or not for my problems but it sounds feasible as the Flash player is the only constant between browsers.

  31. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Cool rumble and nice idea, i´ve alredy upload my pic.

  32. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ larslau

    you have to choose a pic that fits the quote, not the whole song, hope that helps,

  33. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    What a great new competition!!!

  34. larslau
    larslau ·

    @ lucasjakobsson

    Then I would really like submit another picture than the one with the swan. Is this possible?

  35. larslau
    larslau ·

    @ lucasjakobsson

    Then I would really like submit another picture than the one with the swan. Is this possible?

  36. kid_a
    kid_a ·

    kick ass

  37. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Mine is in, hope you like it....

  38. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    well mines uploaded though I still dont see it in the gallery!

  39. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    okay its there sorry!

  40. mgnuman
    mgnuman ·

    ........ waiting ......

  41. nakolb
    nakolb ·

    wooooo! mine is in as well!

    i hope you guys like it!


  42. alex_ap
    alex_ap ·


  43. lomat
    lomat ·

    Hey people
    Hope u like htis one


  44. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    phew.. just uploaded mine 5 minutes before the end !!!

  45. tommynorth
    tommynorth ·

    i put two in by mistake. sorry

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