Last Sunday the Ilkley flickr group met up for the on the spot challenge. This came from the idea that creativity is enhanced by constraints. Another way of looking at it is that we tend to go for the obvious choices unless disrupted in some way. And so the on the spot challenge was designed to take the participants along a different path.
We randomly chose 7 spots on a map around Ilkley which Ian published as a route map. Each participant had to stand in the spot for a maximum of five minutes and take the most interesting shots they could find.
I wasn’t sure whether it would work or not but in the event it was fun and very rewarding. To make it less lonely we did the challenge in pairs which was very sociable and worked well.