STAT! Weekly Photography Challenge

STAT! Weekly Photography Challenge

Your challenge this weekend is to take and share a photo on the theme of STAT!

OK – this is a bizarre topic and the reason it was selected is odd too but it originated from this thread on our Facebook page and me using the word ‘STAT!’ in my call for themes for the week.

The context I used ‘stat’ in was that I needed a theme idea FAST! It’s a term often used in medical settings that apparently comes from the Latin word ‘statim’ which means ‘immediately’ or ‘urgent’.

You’re welcome to take any spin you like on the word but perhaps a photo that conveys some kind of urgency, immediacy or fast action (although you might want to interpret it as ‘statistics’, ‘status’ or ‘status quo’ or something else as others in the facebook thread suggested).

Once you’ve taken your “STAT!” image, upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it below or embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so. Please note it sometimes takes us a while to approve comments with images as there’s a moderation queue – particularly over the weekend.

If you tag your photo on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag it as #DPSSTAT to help others find it. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Stefanie July 20, 2010 12:06 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50320741@N08/4810352735/' title='IMG_5436a' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4810352735_5504d29f64.jpg']

  • plaidcat July 19, 2010 12:30 pm

    [eimg url='undefined' title='undefined'][eimg url='undefined' title='undefined'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/46710175@N04/4806682953/' title='smash' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4806682953_51c1509727.jpg']

  • Harry July 19, 2010 12:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49930125@N02/4807209962/

    I work in a Hospital blood bank. This is Stat to me...

  • hamad July 19, 2010 12:23 am

    ( Let forgotten )
    Nikon D40X
    F/5.6
    55 mm
    1/30 sec
    Shutter priority
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/m5bh2/4804983518/' title='DSC_4900' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4804983518_a767bdab67.jpg']

  • hamad July 19, 2010 12:22 am

    Let forgotten
    Nikon D40X
    F/5.6
    55 mm
    1/30 sec
    Shutter priority
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m5bh2/4804983518/in/photostream/

  • malaysiatraveller July 18, 2010 01:00 pm

    this photo shows 2 youngsters trying to roll the big ball out to the middle of the lake
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/malaysiaguy/4803732310/

  • gotbamboo July 18, 2010 06:22 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/44812031@N04/4802846474/' title='baked potato '' stat ''' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4802846474_f146be6a0d.jpg']

  • gotbamboo July 18, 2010 06:19 am

  • karthik July 18, 2010 03:50 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/10050074@N05/4801832353/' title='My friend' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4801832353_c78bf72c47.jpg']

  • Aprille Groff July 18, 2010 12:09 am

    Fireworks happen fast![eimg url='Fireworks 061' title='Fireworks 061']

  • Nomad offroad July 17, 2010 09:32 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadoffroad/4788064944/' title='house move 014' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4788064944_4320c4282a.jpg']

    Stat let's get moving

  • Nomad offroad July 17, 2010 12:14 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadoffroad/4788064944/' title='house move 014' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4788064944_4320c4282a.jpg']

  • Arcticdoggie July 17, 2010 09:57 am

    STAT = Soccer Team Against Team

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/arcticdoggie/4800585602/' title='Z1109596.jpg' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4800585602_67737abaa2.jpg']

  • Roy Arellano July 16, 2010 07:19 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/roy_arellano79/4798886888/' title='Jetski-towers(2)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4798886888_16066b8ffc.jpg']

  • Roy Arellano July 16, 2010 07:18 pm

    At the former Subic Naval Base, Philippines.

  • Richelle July 16, 2010 03:46 pm

    Need Food STAT!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31294131@N03/4797369220/

  • Livio Kujur July 16, 2010 03:33 pm

    take a walk
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kujurs/4798547908/' title='walk' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4798547908_e49a9dd079_b.jpg']

  • Barb July 16, 2010 11:04 am

    @ david, that is a very touching and powerful photo.

  • Richelle July 16, 2010 06:16 am

    Need Food STAT!!
    Taken July 11 2010

  • Marina July 16, 2010 04:56 am

    When Sophie wants to go to the park, it has to be STATS!
    [eimg url='http://picasaweb.google.com/marzyn/SophieSeVaDePaseo#5494207511900087282' title='SophieSeVaDePaseo#5494207511900087282']

  • Mallory July 16, 2010 04:24 am

    Victory

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/malloryhelms/4796453771/

    taken at a high school football game

  • Lindsay Berger July 16, 2010 02:05 am

    The word 'STAT' conveys the image of hurrying and speed. These photos were taken at the Winnipeg Roller Derby League match between the 'Murder City Maidens' and the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls on July 3, 2010.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bergersoft/4762470284/' title='DSC_3101' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4762470284_2b241464c7.jpg']
    The blurring implies speed to me.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bergersoft/4761834025/' title='DSC_2779' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4761834025_7e5839f1e4.jpg']
    Sometimes getting stuff done takes determination. I like the look of determination on her face.

  • Meg July 15, 2010 10:02 am

    I need that coffee, STAT! DRIP FASTER!

    [eimg url='http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l5kmn91YSY1qcz5ldo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1279238401&Signature=vZ4x42HUb9g%2BOtwFiFonbnXlYVY%3D' title='tumblr_l5kmn91YSY1qcz5ldo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1279238401&Signature=vZ4x42HUb9g%2BOtwFiFonbnXlYVY%3D']

  • Andre July 14, 2010 05:23 pm

    This old monument is a reminder for a certain person, died long ago. so, it’s a STATement to testify he was important for his folks

    [eimg url='http://www.picolodia.com/store/medium_uf4wig.jpg' title='medium_uf4wig.jpg']

  • Kapil July 13, 2010 06:32 pm

    Aramalia dats a Gr8 work

  • Ray July 13, 2010 05:40 pm

    [eimg url='https://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/bliksim-albums-just-some-pic-s-picture47137-stat.jpg' title='bliksim-albums-just-some-pic-s-picture47137-stat.jpg']

  • Patrick July 13, 2010 04:42 pm

    Fast cars

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42318053@N04/4788282186/' title='Bandon Road' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4788282186_9c21a0e871.jpg']

  • Andre July 13, 2010 03:54 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.picolodia.com/store/uf4wig.html' title='uf4wig.html']

    This old monument is a reminder for a certain person, died long ago. so, it’s a STATement to testify he was important for his folks.

  • Andre July 13, 2010 03:53 pm

    This old monument is a reminder for a certain person, died long ago. so, it's a STATement to testify he was important for his folks.

  • Patrick Salttery July 13, 2010 08:58 am

  • Patrick Salttery July 13, 2010 08:57 am

    Fast moving cars

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42318053@N04/4788282186/#/

  • Patrick Salttery July 13, 2010 08:20 am

    High Speed Cars using a Sigma 10-20mm EX

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42318053@N04/4788270390/' title='High Speed' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4788270390_b40855db6f.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42318053@N04/4788282186/' title='IMG_9504' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4788282186_9c21a0e871.jpg']

  • David July 13, 2010 12:57 am

    No hurry here.

    [eimg url='http://dlmoss.smugmug.com/Other/Arlington-Sampler/DSC1737/928942318_tiYjC-M.jpg' title='928942318_tiYjC-M.jpg']

  • Aramalia July 12, 2010 05:52 pm

    STAT for STATUS!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramalia/4784737307/#/

    Once upon a time there were 2 rings of this kind. The 2 rings supposed to bind 2 persons in a bow of love. However the course of life has brought the 2 rings to untie the bow. Yet the text engraved on it will remain forever. It reads:

    "One ring to show our love,
    One ring to bind us.
    One ring to seal our love,
    And forever entwine us."

  • Aramalia July 12, 2010 05:50 pm

    STATUS

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramalia/4784737307/' title='Make a Bow' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4784737307_b4dc1aab26.jpg']

  • Aramalia July 12, 2010 05:44 pm

    I came up with STATUS

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramalia/4784737307/' title='Make a Bow' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4784737307_b4dc1aab26.jpg']

    Once upon a time there were 2 rings of this kind. The 2 rings supposed to bind 2 persons in a bow of love. However the course of life has brought the 2 rings to untie the bow. Yet the text engraved on it will remain forever. It reads:

    "One ring to show our love,
    One ring to bind us.
    One ring to seal our love,
    And forever entwine us."

  • Niraj Alok July 12, 2010 04:24 pm

    Status quo?

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirajalok/4783373534/' title='DSC_0501 copy' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4783373534_5a3cdd4a33.jpg']

  • ubermitchy July 12, 2010 03:34 pm

    One emergency leading to another...

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-twJrN3KMibZxXsU9ab9wA?feat=directlink

  • Annalyn July 12, 2010 12:45 pm

    http://www.allthingslovely.org/2010/07/11/oh-canada/ <--here's mine.

  • Eugenia July 12, 2010 08:43 am

    STAT!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/21703170@N02/4784036535/' title='IMG_0555' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4784036535_ac052d64cf.jpg']

  • Ron Summers July 12, 2010 08:10 am

    http://picasaweb.google.com/summersrl/BelmontShore_SealBeach#5492723075583702850

    Man that water's cold!

  • soumya July 12, 2010 06:26 am

    Fire engine going by -
    as urgent as it gets :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonpicsmya/4783572529/' title='Fire engine passing by ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4783572529_0cb1fc62e5.jpg']

  • Marie_Chouette July 12, 2010 03:14 am

    Get ready, get set, go !!!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/marie_chouette/4783055789/' title='Stat DPS challenge' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4783055789_86ecb98c80.jpg']

  • Delia July 11, 2010 12:14 pm

    I had a hard time with this one. I don't like pulling old pictures for a picture challenge but I couldn't find myself to see urgency in anything this weekend. This old one will do to fill the assignment. I have been really drawn to slowing down and pondering things lately and my photography has been reflecting that. On my blog I posted some of those more peaceful pictures from yesterday and today. :) Hope that's okay.

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nY8EJnhqkYU/TDkmhCUxA9I/AAAAAAAAC_0/QeBP9n_vSw8/s640/Carlos+9.19+%288%29.JPG' title='Carlos+9.19+%288%29.JPG']

  • Sandra Eaton July 11, 2010 06:25 am

    Lord, we need base hits STAT!

    [eimg url='http://images2e.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53838%3Enu%3D3348%3E896%3E295%3EWSNRCG%3D34%3A%3B8273%3C3336nu0mrj' title='232323232%7Ffp53838%3Enu%3D3348%3E896%3E295%3EWSNRCG%3D34%3A%3B8273%3C3336nu0mrj']

  • doubleshot-nat July 11, 2010 03:47 am

    STAT!!

    taken friday july 9, 2010 - yankees vs mariners (6-1) GO YANKEE'S

    brand new to photography, loving the images, memories, and creativity that comes with it.

    taken with a Nikon D3000

  • Eileen July 11, 2010 02:40 am

    testing...my comments have not been going through...

  • Eileen July 11, 2010 02:38 am

    I need a nap, 'STAT!'
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51259747@N04/4778447799/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51259747@N04/4778447799/' title='IMG_9612_2' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4778447799_919bf5a1de.jpg']

    haha, couldn't resist!

  • Jason Collin Photography July 11, 2010 01:14 am

    I really like this theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Luckily, I recently had census job training in a Red Cross building and was able to make this shot:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/5/3/psychedelic-medical-mannequins.html

    "Psychedelic Medical Mannequins"

  • lemonboyz July 10, 2010 05:02 pm

    i not really sure what is the meaning of STAT. For me STAT is like something with strong and powerful feeling..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonboyz/4565256601/

  • Eileen July 10, 2010 01:23 pm

    What's all this talk about 'STAT'?? I need to take a nap, STAT!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51259747@N04/4778447799/' title='IMG_9612_2' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4778447799_919bf5a1de.jpg']

  • CindyCut July 10, 2010 11:34 am

  • Josh Balka July 10, 2010 11:05 am

    STAT! Save It Before Its To Late! http://flic.kr/p/8heqM6

  • Sam Barber July 10, 2010 10:23 am

    HURRY UP!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sammybarber/4686200532/

  • Lynn Koellermeier July 10, 2010 10:05 am

  • OJ Photography July 10, 2010 09:10 am

    STAT!!! Quick, take a picture of all of her expressions! She'll grow up too soon!!!!

    http://ojphoto.blogspot.com/2009/12/hillarious-portrait-session.html

  • Lee July 10, 2010 08:43 am

    This "stat" picture is a result of going fast!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64663706@N00/4778552650/

  • Photoboothguy July 10, 2010 07:33 am

    Fast Shutter

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4772840789_4ba032821d.jpg

  • Photoboothguy July 10, 2010 07:33 am

    Fast Shutter

  • Amy Dolberry July 10, 2010 07:01 am

    I don't know if you would call this a "stat" picture, but I thought it was close. = )

  • JIM July 10, 2010 06:53 am

    There ain't nothin' more STAT than trying to win a race .
    http://picasaweb.google.com.au/jimmcgs/20100704EasternCreekBikes?authkey=Gv1sRgCIn7jN3I0NTVAw#5490371556257769282

  • chuck goodman July 10, 2010 06:05 am

    STAT!!!!!
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/29S9gAh7cVgc75kB_R2Jog?feat=directlink