in response to Nancy's A Photo a Week Challenge - BIRDS
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
in response to Paula's Thursday's Special - FORBIDDING
Whether you are going to post photos of unwelcoming spaces, frightening things, and dreadful scenes or look for a menacing sky or just edit your photos to give them a grim appearance it is up to your creativity and imagination.
sewer under Brussels
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
in response to Stacy's One Photo Focus - APRIL
in April we are editing Cee Neuner's photo:
here's what I have come up with:
I cheated a bit
after basic enhancement in Lightroom ( contrast, highlights/shadows, whites/blacks and clarity)
I took it to Color Efex Pro 4 and applied 2 filters: Solarisation & Skylight
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Cardinal is hosting The Changing Seasons for the second year
The idea is to capture all the changes of one location throughout the year: the seasons, the weather, different times of the day
This year we can choose (or combine) Version 1 or Version 2:
V1 Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery (only new shots)
V2 Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month
in response to Paula's B&W Sunday - LOW-KEY
This week you are asked to make a low-key photograph. You can shoot it as such or maybe obtain the chiaroscuro effect in post processing. As a linguist I will also appreciate alternative interpretations of low-key that do not necessarily imply contrast spot lighting, so you can approach the subject as “discrete”, “secretive”, “understated”.
Friday, March 18, 2016
in response to Weekly Photo Challenge - DANCE
share a photo of something that appears like dance to you — whether you choose to focus on objects, animals, or people (actually dancing, or not), try to capture the rhythm in their movement
gymnast practicing jumps
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Where family-friendly bloggers share images of their world and tell us a little bit of the story about the place
Les NOIRAUDS (=Blacks)
the controversial parade of the charity organisation L'Œuvre Royale des Berceaux Princesse Paola – Conservatoire Africain
the members dress up in tail coats, top hats, white ruffled collars with their faces painted black representing an 'African notable' and take to the streets in Brussels’ old town to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
The Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders, has drawn criticism over a decision to parade in central Brussels wearing black face paint and a white ruffled collar in 2015. He tweeted a photograph of himself at the parade on 14 March, and wrote a blog post extolling the “joy and good humour” of the 133-year-old tradition, saying it helps raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Not everyone was feeling so charitable.
“Defending racism by saying it’s ‘tradition’ is ludicrous, yet that’s how some in Belgium are reacting to their blackfaced foreign minister,” tweeted Andrew Stroehlein, media director in Europe for Human Rights Watch.
The Nigerian-born author Chika Unigwe, based in Belgium, criticized lingering colonialist attitudes.“In other civilized countries his political career wouldn’t survive this, but in Belgium he just continues, Nothing’s changed since the days of Leopold.” ( referring to Belgium’s King Leopold II, who plundered the Congo for more than two decades, running it as his own private factory to produce rubber until 1908, when he was forced to give up control. Millions of Congolese are believed to have died under his rule.)