Ongoing CHALLENGE !!!

If your picture has been blogged here, it means that it has appealed to over 300 art jurors (currently 50 active) for a whole week or more. That is an achievement!!!

... and what does that mean ??? well according to This ... it means your picture is "... extremely resistant to people wanting to get rid of it", :)

If you see one single picture in this group that you think is not art, please say so (by commenting on it) and tell us why. If you are convincing - we will remove it. This group is to show case the most resistive pictures from the
B&W Art Photography - Is Your Art universal



Ritratti, originally uploaded by morimur29.

morning lines cross

morning lines cross, originally uploaded by enilffo reappa.


Normandie, originally uploaded by a bout de souffle.

Hip Hop Aint Dead

Hip Hop Aint Dead, originally uploaded by jimmygiambrone.

M.O.G. is a rapper.
He is good.

This was for my photo project for school.

Rebel XT
Sigma 8mm lens
AB 800 shot through white umbrella.
One 430EX shot into reflective umbrella.

Edited with CS3 ext. for Mac


Les Couloirs

Les Couloirs, originally uploaded by SwitchOn.

Musée d`Orsay


*h24, originally uploaded by Bleu!.

Toxic Warehouse Fertilizer Slips

Toxic Warehouse Fertilizer Slips, originally uploaded by blazink.

This warehouse was abandonded, everything including the bulk fertilizer, was just left behind. I am certain that this should be a superfund site.

This warehouse was abandonded, everything including the bulk fertilizer, was just left behind. I am certain that this should be a superfund site.

Thanks to www.flickr.com/photos/andreasoverland/ for the great B&W PS conversion tutorials!

raynes park droid

raynes park droid, originally uploaded by tartalom.

"Cheap" gas

"Cheap" gas, originally uploaded by Pezti.

Just go a Lensbaby 2.0. Took it for a spin tonight. The title refers to this self service gas station called ÓB or Ódýrt Bensín or Cheap Gas in English. I'm not sure that many people can agree with the name when the price of gas is as high as it is.

Attraction ...

Attraction ..., originally uploaded by Bildo M.


Riddles are abound tonight


Clean | Toilet Line II

Clean | Toilet Line II, originally uploaded by fxp.

Berlin I

Berlin I, originally uploaded by principia aesthetica.

Reflection...Day 4 of 365

Reflection...Day 4 of 365, originally uploaded by randomrower.

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

Saint Francis de Sales (1567 - 1622)

So I spent forever trying to do this one idea I had and it would just not work out. So I gave up and decided to go with my fallback idea that I wasn't very excited about. Only to have it turn out perfect. Funny how things work like that. I love this shot, and it only took 2 shots to get it. No editing, just turned it B/W.

This is the best picture that's been taken of me. I think it really captures who I am.


Trees., originally uploaded by candido baldacchino.

Sony Cyber-Shot.


awake, originally uploaded by foxeto.

dont forget to check his gallery

A strip of lavender

A strip of lavender, originally uploaded by Hot in Buffalo.

see me,feel me,touch me,heal me

see me,feel me,touch me,heal me, originally uploaded by Rococo57.



Multiples, originally uploaded by johnny_no_hair.

This was a bit of an experiment. There are three 60second exposures here, and during each one I adjusted the zoom ring a few times so that mulitple images developed on the same exposure.
Unfortunately each image comes out a little faint because of the limited exposure at each point and the overlying sky. Still, I though I would share it. Let me know what you think.

coffee or tea? ;)

coffee or tea? ;), originally uploaded by oranista.


Élie, originally uploaded by Pierre Éthier.

Il me fait penser au prophète Élie au pied du Mont-Royal.


DSC_6708, originally uploaded by Christophe Lecoq.


Transient, originally uploaded by Villi.Ingi.

View from my window 1

View from my window 1, originally uploaded by Merkur*.

View from my window
Taken by Leon Beqiri


Fjadrargljufur, originally uploaded by Andri Elfarsson.

through the valley of darkness...
Fjadrargljufur, S-Iceland

Published as shot, zero processing.

1 sec exposure iso50 f16 21mm


*, originally uploaded by Daniele79.


Flower in fence

Flower in fence, originally uploaded by Ray Cornett.


departure, originally uploaded by a bout de souffle.

ungifted, ungrieved...

The Angel

The Angel, originally uploaded by Rommel++.

Roma, ponte degli Angeli
(Castel Sant'Angelo)

..solo un fiore tra i tuoi capelli..

(Japanese Woman Waitin' ..)

solo essere un fiore tra i tuoi capelli.. silenzioso.. timido.. forse.. inutile.
ma ti compiaci quando allo specchio ti guardi...
e sorridi...
perchè sei bello,
ma quel fiore fra i capelli, senza nulla dire, ti addolcisce


img005, originally uploaded by Claudio Tizzani.

Rapallo (Ge) Rolleiflex Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2,8. Prova di messa a fuoco zonale. Pellicola Ilford HP5 Plus (scaduta a marzo 2008). Sviluppo Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 a 20°C. Esposimetro Sekonic Twinmate L-208

intimacy n.1

intimacy n.1, originally uploaded by pippuz78.

light paint , 30 sec exposure maglite lighting
arax 88 cm , zeiss flektogon 50/4, fuji nps 160
best in large view View On Black
from the same set: www.flickr.com/photos/filipposcarpi/3031370443/
filippo scarpi

, originally uploaded by Hjalli♣.

::: road :::

::: road :::, originally uploaded by sigrún bein.

Victorian Shelter

Victorian Shelter, originally uploaded by Martin Galtrey.


gravedigger, originally uploaded by aye_shamus.

when you dig my grave
could you make it shallow
so that i can feel the rain

strobist: bare 580exii high camera left. triggered by an elinchrom skyport.

canonet g-iii ql17
fujifilm neopan acros developed in tmax 1+4

Repentance or hangover?

Repentance or hangover?, originally uploaded by Cereal-Killer 72.


Me and my Shadow

Me and my Shadow, originally uploaded by StarrSF.

San Cristobal de la Barranca, Jalisco.

San Cristóbal de la Barranca, en vías de convertirse en pueblo fantasma. Por el lugar solía pasar un río cristalino, abundante en peces y camarones, al que cada fin de semana llegaban cientos de turistas a echarse un clavado en las aguas y disfrutar de la tupida vegetación. Aquí se acostumbraba a sembrar maíz y algunas especies de frutas.

En la actualidad, San Cristóbal de la Barranca es un sumidero de la severa contaminación que afecta al río Santiago. Su historia no dista mucho de la de El Salto y Juanacatlán, donde también hace unos 30 años la gente de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara acudía a nadar y acampar en sus alrededores. No existe más un equilibrio ecológico, no hay aire puro ni agua limpia; no más plantas ni animales, ni tierras fértiles. No hay más fuentes de recreación y, a cambio de todo eso, la población tiene que soportar enjambres de zancudos, alergias, infecciones respiratorias, asma bronquial, leucemias, linfomas, insuficiencia renal, urticaria, conjuntivitis, vértigo, cefalea crónica y otros males. LA JORNADA.

Arco di Luce a San Gimignano

300_4425BW In Explore Highest position: 153 on Thursday, November 20, 2008
View Large on Black - See the series
Please don't use this image on websites,
blogs or other media without my explicit permission.
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ACEO of "Flower in fence"

ACEO of "Flower in fence", originally uploaded by Ray Cornett.

It doesn`t show but this ACEO has a white border just as an actual full size print.


door ornament

door ornament, originally uploaded by Twitching Eye.


.I.bury.my.love., originally uploaded by Lixzart.

around you.


...love..., originally uploaded by haglerphotography.

Leica M3
Summicron 1:2/35
400 Tri-X

, originally uploaded by Joan Vt Garcia.


Amsterdam , originally uploaded by makbet666.

Olympus FE-210

All'ombra di Soter

All'ombra di Soter, originally uploaded by falù.

Questa immagine vuole essere un omaggio al fotografo Soter Mulé, www.flickr.com/photos/glc/ mio amico. Questa immagine l'ho scaricata dal suol stream, perché la trovo affascinante. La sua modella ha saputo dare il meglio della sua capacità interpretativa suggerendomi un diverso punto di vista. Questo lavoro non vuole essere una competizione, ma semplicemente il riconoscimento del grande valore che l'immagine prodotta da Soter ha.

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, originally uploaded by Eyal Golshani.


sunlight, originally uploaded by BesianDurmishi.