Either Or October

September 26th, 2012
There are some fun challenges in the works for October. Here's another one to add to the mix:

Either Or October is a list of "O" words and their opposites. You get to choose to shoot either the "O" word OR the other word. It's up to you! You have the freedom to interpret the words in whatever way you choose. And just in case there are a few that you can't shoot, you have the option of using a "substitute" shot instead.

Want to share you shots? Tag them "eitheroroctober" so other 365ers can search for them by the tag. You can also upload them to the discussion thread by copying and pasting the photo info from your "share box".

Here's the list by date, with the extra shots listed at the end.

1) Open or shut
2) Opal or onyx
3) Oats or wheat
4) Order or chaos
5) Oxygen or H2O
6) Outdoors or indoors
7) Okra or apples
8) Ostentatious or plain
9) Oasis or desert
10) Omnivore or herbivore
11) Original or copy
12) On or off
13) Off or on
14) Ogre or Teddy Bear
15) Occupation or leisure
16) Opposite or identical
17) Opaque or transparent
18) Oooooh or ahhhhhh
19) Owl or pussycat
20) One or two
21) Ordinary or extraordinary
22) Office or home
23) Oil or vinegar
24) Over or under
25) Obsolete or brand new
26) Oval or rectangle
27) Onion or garlic
28) Obtuse or sharp
29) Orangutan or octopus
30) Odds or ends
31) Orange or blue

Off the Wall or on the floor
Overalls or evening gown
Out of gas or on the go
Overdue or prompt
Out of focus or in focus


Happy October!

September 26th, 2012
Sounds cool! I don't know how anyone would be able to do the 29th though!
September 26th, 2012
that is, unless they go to the zoo
September 26th, 2012
@sfeldphotos Beanie babies and sushi bars.
September 26th, 2012
I'll do the challenge! b/c that way I can do a Jack O'lantern or something for Halloween
September 26th, 2012
I'm going to be travelling some so I'm going to have to think on this to see if I will be able to do it. This is really going to be thinking outside the box for me.
September 26th, 2012
Keeping this in mind.....we'll see if i actually manage it! :)
September 26th, 2012
@olivetreeann shouldn't it be overdue or on time? ;)
September 27th, 2012
Sounds fun! Thanks Ann for putting it together!

Quick question - should this discussion go under "themes and competitions". That's where I would go look for it. @olivetreeann
September 27th, 2012
@sfeldphotos @henrir @sarajeal @nadaa Looking forward to all your shots- this should be fun. Nada- I was originally going to post it there, but so many things have gone in and out of there so quickly lately, I thought I'd give it a try in the general discussion.

@shadesofgrey Originally had it that way but decided to go with the one word option when typing it in. I guess I should have stuck with the "on time"!
September 27th, 2012
im going to do this one and also the october-list too..
September 27th, 2012
I am going to TRY this...but I am not able to spend much time on my photography and this site lately. Sigh. I will do some of these though...if I can!
September 27th, 2012
@stude73 Good for you Sandra!
@espyetta Do what you can MaryBeth- make it so that it's enjoyable for you; not another thing to check off your to-do list.
September 28th, 2012
Looks great!
I'm in, as always :)
September 28th, 2012
@alia_801 Should be fun- I'm looking forward to the randomness of it all!
September 30th, 2012
I don't think I will be able to do this months as there are too many I won't manage to get even with the substitutes. Also when I am on holiday next week then I won't be able to unload until at least 8th October.
October 1st, 2012
I've started today. Been out and got my open/shut shots...now which one to pick?
October 1st, 2012
@la_photographic That's fine Laura- or just join in when you want to- we don't mind! Have a nice holiday!
@ubobohobo Smart girl! It just hit me that I won't be taking a sky picture tomorrow! haha!
October 1st, 2012
I have only just spotted this challenge, it looks fun. I will see what I can come up with. Terrific list, Ann
October 1st, 2012
It's October. Here we go....
October 1st, 2012
@olivetreeann Thanks.
October 1st, 2012
@wenbow I know yours will be very creative and I'm looking forward to seeing them!
@nadaa whoo hoo!
October 2nd, 2012
@olivetreeann Okay, Ann. . .I'm going to try - er, at least I've done October 1!! I love watching you and others go through these exercises, so figured I should just bite the bullet!


October 2nd, 2012
@lyno Excellent! It's a lot of fun- and a great start to the challenge. And thanks for reminding me I should put the pictures in here too!
October 2nd, 2012
October 1 - Open

October 2nd, 2012
October 2 - Onyx

October 3rd, 2012
Opal or Onyx (Having some fun with this one)
October 3rd, 2012
Open or Shut:
October 13th, 2012
Ogre or teddy bear for tomorrow.....I have an idea but I might be tempted to go with a substitute.

What about everybody else?
October 15th, 2012
@nadaa I'll be posting my shot soon- I was going to use a substitute, but in the end was able to shoot something for ogre/teddy bear.
October 16th, 2012
Day 15....Occupation or Leisure
October 16th, 2012
Here you go Nada! No ogre for me- just a big teddy bear! @nadaa
October 16th, 2012
@olivetreeann I love the story that goes with him.

I am so enjoying these challenges and learning so much. Thank you for putting them together. :)

Today's shot for opposite or identical..

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