See if you can come up with a fantastic shot without composing your picture carefully through the viewfinder / LCD. It doesn't necessarily have to be shot from the hip - what about over your head above the crowds, down on the ground, etc? Try to push yourself outside of your dependency on your viewfinder. You might be surprised what comes up!
Contest rules reminder:
1. The image you submit should be taken between the May 21 (when it was announced) and June 4 (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).
2. EXIF data needs to be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.
3. Your post must include "Assignment: From the Hip" to show your permission to count it for the contest.
4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).
For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).
Next week's assignment is "Clashing Colors". No chance for black and white or monochromatics this time. Pick two opposite colors on the color wheel and include them in your shot. Red/green, purple/yellow, blue/orange, etc. Should be a colorful assignment!