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


, originally uploaded by Anc@.

Au bal des petits footeux

Au bal des petits footeux, originally uploaded by Alalettre.

A l'entraînement, au stade des Mureaux, Yvelines (78). France. Un moment de récréation sportive…

the library of babel

the library of babel, originally uploaded by carlosdelluz.

Oyster Picker 1/3

Oyster Picker 1/3, originally uploaded by Paul Swee.

Omaha beach

Omaha beach, originally uploaded by Donaldduck1.

Pike Place Market, Seattle

martello towers

, originally uploaded by gwendoly.

Jerry Hiller Photographs 117

Plumpton Races 23-03-2009

Plumpton Races 23-03-2009, originally uploaded by Brett Butler.

Banzai Beach

Banzai Beach, originally uploaded by massi_pugliese.


-, originally uploaded by Cher Wilk.

Mother & Daughter

Mother & Daughter, originally uploaded by PadinPhotography.

napoli o new york ?

Dusk Under the Ben Franklin Bridge

While I already have photos like this in my portfolio for "Day" and "Night" , this photo was commissioned for a night club and is also not warmed toned. Most likely it's going to be 30" x 30" or larger.


--, originally uploaded by tartalom (a busy bee just now).

The arrival / L'arribada (La Cerdanya)


lin1, originally uploaded by ludo.ludovic.

frog rock

frog rock, originally uploaded by hkncnr.

Переправа/ Procession

India - Darjeeling, tibetan refugee.

Germia Park, Prishtine


Journey, originally uploaded by kalel koven.

airfields B+W

airfields B+W, originally uploaded by bruiach1.

Unable To Play

Unable To Play, originally uploaded by PixelNoir.

Domingo en El Retiro

Domingo en El Retiro, originally uploaded by westofsun.


6x6_047_10, originally uploaded by eriktoth.com.


And-Ziggy-plays....., originally uploaded by pisamig.

falling from the ivory tower

falling from the ivory tower, originally uploaded by Super G.

The posh pairs

The posh pairs, originally uploaded by Himadhu.

Taken for the weekend challenge thread "In pairs" of the Sri Lanka Photographers group.
Experimenting around with light and stuff around the house...got to say I had heaps of fun!!! :-) Thought I'd share what the set up was like.

For this shot and others to come I was trying to get the "studio like" lighting as I don't have a studio nor a lightbox. What I did was I used a glass stand put a piece of soft white tissue paper over it and arranged the forks. I did have a white board on two sides as the third side was a white wall. Placing the camera on remote shutter release over the subject I set the aperture around f/16 to get a good dof and to expose the subject at f/16 I set the shutter speed to around 10 sec and manually triggered the flash multiple times in different directions to simulate the "studio like effect" of multiple light sources. This is why you need a glass stand to direct the flash from underneath as well. I took several shots will post them as I process.

Brumes lac Aumar supérieur

Brumes lac Aumar supérieur, originally uploaded by Isard.

The walk home

The walk home, originally uploaded by westofsun.


6x6_089_04, originally uploaded by eriktoth.com.



Godard, originally uploaded by a bout de souffle.

The Soldier of the Army of Christ


#106, originally uploaded by zi'thorpe photographie.

holy mother

holy mother, originally uploaded by N A Y E E M.

My friend Reza's son Wasif and his mother. A diffult shot it was, this guy moves a lot and the light was not that good in that darkened room. But finally I really like the results.

, originally uploaded by *nirvana*.

a moment

a moment, originally uploaded by karmajaxx.

Break dance

Break dance, originally uploaded by uvejota_2.

Keep afloat

Sometimes, communication is better under surface of water.

Hasselblad 500C/M + Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 + Ilford Delta 100 + Ilford ID-11 + Epson V700 Scan (No photoshop except from dust)


"Ah, my friend, you do not know, you do not know
What life is, you who hold it in your hands";
(Slowly twisting the lilac stalks)
"You let it flow from you, you let it flow,
And youth is cruel, and has no remorse
And smiles at situations which it cannot see."
I smile, of course,
And go on drinking tea.

(T.S. Eliot)


sometimes..., originally uploaded by Jordan_K.

I feel like a sailor that sees the coast dissapearing progressively, I see my past moving away, becoming ash of silence...

Banzai beach

Banzai beach, originally uploaded by massi_pugliese.

The Wave

The Wave, originally uploaded by babyblu.

Lost In The Fog

Lost In The Fog, originally uploaded by PhillyPenn.

An extremely heavy fog on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning, originally uploaded by powman3006.


Arta, originally uploaded by ydaci.

your letter

your letter, originally uploaded by a bout de souffle.

Tough Decision

Tough Decision , originally uploaded by PhillyPenn.

I said "hey guy move a few inches to your left" and he did. He then throw up. This was shot in the Patco tunnel.