Posts from the ‘challenges’ category

farewell wordpress wpc

Like many people, I suspect, I am saddened to see the unannounced demise of the WordPress weekly photo challenge, in the early days of belgradestreets the weekly prompts from the WordPress team often offered a much needed spur to action, and in my case helped me make a dream real.

The WordPress team, and their occasional guests, created a cherished sense of community. They will be missed.

How to choose a favourite? Not exactly Sophie’s Choice I know, but hey guys, you may be ripping out the soul from your blogging platform. Why not at least have issued some kind of warning, canvassed opinion, or even sought out those willing to carry the torch?

So, I publish again my very first photo for this esteemed challenge, and if you’d like to see the whole set from belgradestreets then here you go.

And, I wonder.

curves

See also my posts on andytownend, salamancastreets and belgianstreets

broken

“with whips and chains
to see him fly
so many die”

– lyrics from stargazer, rainbow

atownend_20130421_1782

(bigz, bulevar vojvode mišića, beograd)

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – broken)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO4000 and f/1.4 and 1/125s, edited in aperture 3 and analog efex pro 2, wet filter applied and yes “i believe, yes, i believe”

broken by andytownend

broken on belgianstreets

force(s) of nature

“women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea”
― robert a heinlein

IMG_2975

(jastrebać)

this cat, once became famous

he was electrocuted and later, celebrated

the photo

almost triggered an international incident

he was

a

force of nature

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – forces of nature)

*shot with iphone 4 and edited in aperture 3 with help from a lada niva, some rope and a shot of šljivovica*

ephemeral

“have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart
…live in the question”

― rainer maria rilke, letters to a young poet

atownend_20130810_3771 - Version 2

                   

                                         bombed and blasted
                                                   built and rebuilt
                                            they changed the street names
                                             and never forgot their names
                                                                        and now,
                                                           it's all ephemeral

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – ephemeral)

ephemeral on belgradestreets

ephemeral on andytownend

ephemeral on belgianstreets

(more) ephemeral on belgianstreets

gone (but not forgotten)

“some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go”

― hermann hesse

good bye..

good bye..

This post is dedicated to the lives of the two people for whom these candles were lit.

To those who still remember and love them.

To all those who have suffered loss or who have been hurt.