A Passion for Purple - Deranged Photography Contest

Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

A Passion for Purple


This theme is all about the color purple. I realized I have never done a theme of a specific color before. Let's see your pictures that focus on the color purple or have a purple theme to them. I am excited to see what you all come up with. This could get interesting.

Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

How is the Deranged Photography Contest set up?


The contest will be broken up into three different tiers. Each will have a different payout for the winners based on what tier you enter into. Here is a breakdown of the winning based on the tiers:

1st1.25 SBD1 SBD1 SBD
2nd0.75 SBD0.5 SBD0.5 SBD
3rd0.5 SBD0.25 SBD0.25 SBD

Each contest will be open for submissions for 5 days after the post is made and then closes at 0100 UTC (1800 MST) on the 5th day.

This will give me and any guest judges time to judge the submissions and create the post announcing the winners.

How to enter


When you enter a photo in the competition, you will state what tier you want to be judged in and locked in for the month at that level.

For example if you enter a photo, you drop the photo in the comment section, state what level of photographer you are, and then give a description of the photograph.

If you want to make your own post and reference the contest in your post, that would be awesome, just remember to post your picture in the comment section along with your post link. Who knows, you may get a visit and an upvote on your post as well as an upvote on the picture. Use the tag #derangedphotography to make it easy to find your posts.

Additional Notes


  • Only one submission per contest. Extra submissions will be ignored.

  • You can switch your tier ONE time per month, but only if you are moving up into a higher tier, for example if you are currently in the amateur tier, but you think that you have a photograph that you want to enter in the professional tier, you can state that you are changing your tier to professional. You will then be locked into the new tier for the remainder of the month. You are not able to move down to a lower tier, like going from amateur to the beginner tier.

  • If you do not state wish tier you want to be judged in for the month, I will leave a comment to remind you to do so, but if you don't respond, you will be assigned to a tier and locked in for that month.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form. All submissions must be your own work. I will investigate every entry and one of the main sponsors is the @steemcleaners team, so if you are caught plagiarizing, not only will you be blacklisted from competing from any future contests, but you will be reported to @steemcleaners as well. It is not worth it to try and cheat, especially with the 3 tier set up where everyone has an equal shot of winning.

Who are the amazing sponsors?


One major sponsor to the contests is @pfunk. For those that don't know @pfunk is a very active witness on the platform that is doing a lot behind the scenes to ensure that your user experience is a smooth one.

@pfunk aids in the process of new account set ups, a big part of Steemit Chat, and a part of the @steemcleaners team. @pfunk also is a huge supporter of the Open Mic contests run by @luzcypher.

You should seriously consider casting a witness vote for @pfunk.

Another major sponsor is @czechglobalhosts. For those that don't know, @czechglobalhosts puts on two daily photo contests that are open to anyone to enter. His contests cover the entire globe so that anyone can enter. The days and themes are:

  • Australian Monday
  • Antarctica and World's Oceans Tuesday
  • African Wednesday
  • European Thursday
  • North American Friday
  • South American Saturday
  • Asian Sunday

On top of the themed daily continent contests, he hosts a daily travel contests specific to the beautiful country of the Czech Republic. So make sure to follow @czechglobalhosts and participate in his contests because he is offering two daily photography contests that you can enter to win.

The other sponsors I have are @guiltyparties and the @steemcleaners team. @guiltyparties and everyone else behind @steemcleaners does so much for the platform as a whole, trying to reduce the spammers, phishing and plagiarism that goes on here. If you have any free slots for witness votes you should consider casting a vote for @guiltyparties, vote for @patrice, vote for @anyx, vote for @pfunk, vote for @pjau, and vote for @arcange. Your votes for these great witnesses go a long way in ensuring the platform continues to thrive.

If you would like to become a sponsor and delegate SP to the Deranged Photography Contests you can do so by clicking on the following links:
50 SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP,5000SP.

Now get out and start shooting


I hope you are all excited about this new contest. The contest themes will be different than what you are used to seeing on Steemit, and I am doing this to encourage everyone to get out and shoot new pictures. If you are a life long professional nature photographer, some of the themes may push you to try and learn something new. If you are just a beginner photographer, this is a great place to have fun shooting all sorts of exciting styles and learn in the process.

Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

I am looking forward to seeing all of your great submissions. Have fun taking those pictures!!

If you like what I am doing, please consider a witness vote for my new team witness with @cc0ff33a. Proceeds from the witness go back towards supporting my community initiatives like this photo contest. I also reward my witness voters with weekly drawings for shares of @steembasicincome. Thank you all for everything. You are awesome.



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Great idea with a color theme but purple is a tough one! Moreover, I suck at color identification but hopefully, there is something purple about the skull in the foreground :) I took this shot at the Dia de los Muertes celebration in Mexico.


Lightning is usually produced by cumulonimbus clouds. The stronger the updraft the more powerful the lightning. There are about 1.4 billion lightning flashes on earth each year at a frequency of about 40 to 50 per second. This highly charged image was captured on film in Sedona Arizona USA, using a Pentax 6x7 medium format camera.

Pro Tier

backflash 8x10.jpg



Wow what a great capture. I recently took my first lighting pictures and only got a few bolts. This is awesome.


This is a tricky endeavor and the best results come from having the right conditions and being ready because it happens quick. It's also a big thrill and you don't know what your going to get, sometimes it's a big surprise. Thanks and good luck!

The Wizard's Magic

The wizard's magic.jpg

A wizard in Merlin's Wood yields his magic to do battle with a mysterious foe.

The wonderful truth is that this really was shot in Merlin's Wood. :)

I would like to enter this in the Professional Tier.

More details about the shoot can bee found it in the following link https://steemit.com/derangedphotography/@richee/the-wizard-s-magic


Great, and I checked out your post and started following you. Looking forward to seeing more of your photography!


Doing the same back at you. I havn't been here on steemit very long, and at first I was disappointed with the photography in #photography, but these contest are bringing out the better quality and enables me to find the right folks to follow.

the colour purple eh?
great movie

I see a lot of great entries this week Wess, you should be very glad!
"The Wizard's Magic" by @richee is brilliant and "Electrification" by @irvinesimages is absolutely stunning!
I don't have anything so powerful but I'll enter for the fun of the game :)
So this is a little purple anemone, native plant in Crete that I always love to see on the fields!



I agree. Both of those are amazing images and there are some really great entries this week. I love the color on this against the background.

the photo was taken at ammersee in bavaria. it was an incredibly beautiful mood that day. such moments make you forget the whole day


Tier: Professional


This is stunning. I've checked out your blog and followed.


Thank you so much!


Beautiful! So soft. Must have been a great experience to be surrounded by all that color.


Thank you so much!

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— The last rose of summer —
If I were forced to chose a favorite color than a dark shade of PURPLE would probably be the very one indeed...!...
P.S. —
I have not read about same in the rules therefore I was so free and entered this impression in the great daily contest hosted @czechglobalhosts as well ~ should this not be well and fine (- to submit the same picture at two contests simultaneously -) please let me know.... ~
Here is the link to this second contest all about the Czech Republic that I love to participate in when I can find the time ~ one will discover a little background information about my entry there :)


You are fine to enter this image in @czechglobalhost's contests. Tomas will be pleased to see it.


I will Try this one... Tomorrow I will be on the hunt

Purple! One of my favorites



Purple people eaters ; )


Endangered species

To continue "Endangered Species" series, but this time definitely the view from some another planet.
Perfect purple skies and some unknown kind of species with a bit of long exposure here :)

Enjoy the scenery!


Be sure to click on the image to view full screen!


Tier: Beginner

great idea to use a color as a theme. A water Lilly in a small pond in Australia.

Tier: Amateur

One of the coldest shots I have ever taken. Looking across frozen prayer flags to the 'Dried Lake' (5297m/17319 ft) and beyond towards Changtse (7553m/24780 ft) in Tibet. You can see the Khumbu Icefall making its way down to the right of the photo with Everest just off frame to the right. The photo was taken from the pre- dawn summit of Kala Pattar (5545m/18192ft) after climbing up with headtorch. I had spent a week over 5000m or 16400 ft at this stage. You have half the oxygen at 5000m as you do at sea level and it starts to take its toll on your body.

Its a long exposure that I took on Fuji Velvia slide film. I have left the characteristic purple cast that was a trait of Velvia when you did a long exposure during blue hour. I am sure anyone who shot with it will remember the colour cast on anything over about 20 seconds. It reminds me of a quieter era of photography when sharing photos socially involved a few quiet drinks and a slide night!


Image taken by and remains the Copyright of Robert Downie - http://www.robertdowniephotography.com

A garden of purple is always in bloom!

What a lovely theme.

Here is my entry - the violet bud of a chilly pepper.
Tier - beginner


Amateur Tier

I wanted to get out there and shoot so I took pictures yesterday (October 3, 2018) at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

For this competition I selected this picture to show off this desert plant--- Prickly Pear.
The fruit can be made into jam, jelly, sorbet, wine or prickly Pear Candy!

For more Purple pictures from the Desert Botanical Garden see The Color Purple- Present

I'm in, Wes. Finally, I'm catching up with my dear contest... and you! Great first photo! Cheers!