Get Pushed Week 232 - Monday Jan 2 to Sunday Jan 8

posted December 30th, 2016
Everyone ready for 2017?

posting early as i will be off on vacation tomorrow and still undecided as to whether i will be bringing my laptop along :)

for newcomers to "get pushed", i've posted a separate thread with some FAQs about the get pushed challenge... you can find it here:



if you do not get a challenge by end of day Monday, please let me know and i will do my best to get things sorted...

If you do not get in touch with your partner by Monday, I will take your name off the list until you let me know that you are back and WILL be playing... this is not meant to be punitive - it is just intended to minimize disappointment for those who are playing consistently :)



-- if i left your name ON by mistake, left your name OFF by mistake, or made a MISTAKE in spelling your name, please let me know by responding to this thread and i'll fix things up...

-- if you are interested in joining this challenge, respond in this thread and i will add you to the list... if it's not too late in the week, you'll likely be able to play this week...

-- if you find you must bow out of the game after i've posted the list, please let me know ASAP in this thread, and please tag your partner... i will do my best to find a them a new partner...

-- if you don't get a challenge by late afternoon Monday, let me know in this thread... PLEASE do not suffer in silence! even if you're ok with not playing this week, the person paired with your partner next week may be very disappointed... letting me know about inactive players is the only way i can keep the list up-to-date...


One of the key aspects of "get pushed" is that we get "pushed" out of our photographic comfort zones... this means that you need to find something that is a CHALLENGE for your partner...

Look thru the recent months of their project and come up with something they don't seem to have done, or have indicated struggling with... it could be a type of subject, a compositional technique, a particular camera setting, use of light, anything... as long as it is something they don't seem to have done, or done much of...

If you're paired with someone who appears very experienced and accomplished, give them a concept challenge - eg.: interpret a word (something a bit intangible like "silence", or "ambiguous"... not a thing like "animal" or "toy")...

Looking thru your partner's albums needn't take a lot of time... but it is very much appreciated when this effort is invested...



Explain what your challenge was when posting your shot. This helps the previous week's winner when they are choosing the week's finalists. And if someone is cruising the photos with a "get pushed" tag, they like to see what the challenge was when looking at your photo.


Week 232 Dates

-- Saturday & Sunday Dec 31 and Jan 1 - find your partner and issue a challenge
-- Monday Jan 2 thru Sunday Jan 8 - take a picture (or pictures) in response to the challenge issued to you, and post it with the tag: Get-Pushed-232 and comment on the photos taken in response to your challenge
-- Monday, Jan 9 - the winner of week 231 will pick 5 finalists for a vote


How to play:


1. Find your partner from the list below and click on their name to get to their profile

2. Browse through the last couple of months of photos to get a feel for what they shoot and don't shoot etc.

3. Post an introduction on their last photo, and also issue the challenge you are setting.


4. You have until midnight next Sunday, to take and post your shot or shots.

5. When posting your shot WRITE A SHORT DESCRIPTION about
-- who challenged you,
-- what the challenge was,
-- what you found hard about it etc.

6. Make sure to tag your shot for the challenge.... Get-Pushed-232

7. Tag your challenger in a COMMENT (not just your write-up). You MUST tag your partner in a separate comment... tagging them in your write-up of your photo is not sufficient as it will not result in them getting a notification...


8. it is nice to visit the photo that was made in response to your challenge and offer some comments and maybe even some constructive criticism...

9. On the Monday after the challenge is over, the winner of the previous week will pick 5 finalists for a vote, this can be based purely on their fav photos, who they felt best met the challenge etc, etc.

Happy trails!!!!

@summerfield with @kiwinanna
@francoise with @froggie0628
@salza with @joansmor
@vickie10 with @northy
@sdutoit with @cottiac
@lynbonn with @gerry13
@ludgate with @blueace
@365anne with @frappa77
@annied with @30pics4jackiesdiamond
@brett101 with @kali66
@farmreporter with @shesnapped
@lizhammond with @homeschoolmom
@olenadole with @overalvandaan
@stephanies with @ianmetcalfe
@aecasey with @mcsiegle
posted December 30th, 2016
Hey lovely..I had JackieR the push before last one...does that happen??
posted December 30th, 2016
If I'm on time, I'd like to try!
posted December 30th, 2016
This is early or I slept through Friday, Hope you are planning a wild weekend.
posted December 30th, 2016
@annied hey Annie... it's all random and I have no way to check for repeat pairings... if you want to wait a day or so I might be able to split you up...
posted December 30th, 2016
@saskiah hi Saskia... let's see if someone else comes along - otherwise I can add you to the list to get paired up for the following week...
posted December 30th, 2016
@joansmor there's a mojito in my future... I'm sure of it :)
posted December 30th, 2016
@annied @northy I'm more than happy to be paired with Annie again if she is.
Thanks for taking time to do this over your Holiday fortnight ms Northy.
posted December 30th, 2016
Okay - I definitely need more inspiration and challenges, so if I can get in on this, let me know. If I have to wait until the next round, that's fine :)
posted December 30th, 2016
@northy @30pics4jackiesdiamond
it's all good ☺ just wasn't sure how it worked...only been in twice so far
posted December 31st, 2016
we've had a few more folks sign up so...

@deadschool with @wenbow
@kotasmama with @saskiah

@not_left_handed - you can partner up with the next person to come along... still plenty of time :)
posted January 1st, 2017
@as_you_read_it @not_left_handed do you two want to pair up for this week?
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy sure! If it's alright with @not_left_handed
posted January 1st, 2017
@as_you_read_it @northy Just seeing this now - I sure can!
posted January 4th, 2017
I noticed I was not mentioned a few weeks although as I was going on holiday I was glad of that. I struggled to take photos and sometimes I was challenged with things that were impossible for me to do like for example photograph a childhood memory as I did not know how you could do that. I would like to be added for next week.
posted January 7th, 2017
@northy I'd like to jump back in to get-pushed again. Please add me to the next list. Thanks!
posted January 12th, 2017
@northy is this for this week? Because I was paired with @Summerfield and did her challenge
posted January 12th, 2017
@kotasmama hi Cheryl... this particular thread is for last week (week 232)... you are paired with @summerfield for week 233...
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