So one of the flickr groups had a challenge to take a picture on a given theme and upload it to their discussion thread within one hour.
I forgot about it at all and then chanced upon the thread (which had opened an hour early due to a timezone snafu) with 14 minutes to spare.
The theme was glass – I suddenly had an idea grabbed the camera and a collection of items and snapped this. It seemed to take a age to upload and post the pic but I made it just before they locked the thread.
I got second place.