Σκουπίδι η σκέψη την πετώ τη λογική απαρνιέμαι, μ' ένα σαράκι αρμένικο για δρόμους που δε θέλησα στις χαραυγές ξεχνιέμαι.

14 Νοε 2009

Blues Brothers... Rawhide...

Blues Brothers, Rawhide... μια από τις καλύτερες σκηνές μιας από τις καλύτερες ταινίες όλων των εποχών! :-)

Blues brothers... Ghost Riders in the sky...

Blues brothers... Ghost Riders in the sky... :-)

24 Οκτ 2009


, originally uploaded by .sereal..

Foggy Night #2


Foggy Night #2, originally uploaded by BamaWester.

This was one of those moments when it really paid to have my camera with me. The fog descended quickly and I happened to drive by this spot. The rest, as they say, is history.

(MOST viewed picture).

17 Οκτ 2009

Kicking some tits and ass


Kicking some tits and ass, originally uploaded by Miss Aniela.

Edited - 14 Jan 08. A better exploration of the tits and ass issue:

The 'Tits and Ass campaign' was a response to the attitudes inherent in the very language, 'tits and ass'. Most female self-portrait artists who use their body in their artwork and who share their work with a wide audience will inevitably encounter accusations from certain viewers, who, confined to the thinking within the phraseology of 'tits and ass', do not see beyond male representations of the female body as they have become accustomed to it in magazines, porn, and striptease. Cynical of what they dub as body parts that somewhat innately seek attention, they leer at the woman's body and jeer at possibility of the image being 'art'.

Regardless of the sex of the viewer, it is a 'masculine' positioning which is adopted when these attitudes are thrown at female artists, so it is not to say that only men undermine the work of a female self portraitist, but both genders, whose freedom to recognise the woman's body as her own, is stifled by societal attitudes. The woman's body is compartmentalised, literally into 'tits and ass', becoming not so much a body of natural, human function equal to man's, but unfairly singled out and fetishised in porn and advertising in a way that man's body is not. Remarks on the ‘beauty’ of the female artist is likely to be a negative comment to a female self-portrait artist, who wants to be congratulated for her skill as an artist, to be identified as a thinking, breathing woman - not a doll, 'with boobs and a camera', whose photography effortlessly records her female form.

The female self portrait artists in the 'Tits and Ass' campaign in response to the attitudes to women's bodies as they encounter them in the art world, have decided to take the words into their own mouths. Literally throwing back 'Tits and Ass' at the viewer to draw attention to the audience's own prejudices, they create images intentionally compartmentalising their own bodies as they see played out in images in film and advertising. Meg Elizabeth's 'I've got a pair' and Muskva's 'merchandise on display' satirise the fetishisation of tits and ass respectively. They address the assumption that regardless of context, women's bodies can be contained in the simple derogatory term, 'tits and ass', and encourage their viewers to open their minds up to new ways of thinking.

AArchibald's 'My Body, My Canvas' and Haggis Chick's 'My Body' both present the artist, nude, filling the frame, with their intentions just as exposed. 'If you think I am doing this for more hits then you are wrong', says Haggis Chick, 'I find nothing wrong with nudity'. As well as dealing with the specific issue of female images in art, the artists also want to strip the stigma from generic nudity itself, and question the taboos of flesh and sexuality by presenting their own naked self, unashamedly and knowingly, in their work.

Laurel: (Tits)
Daneli: ass, bum, buttocks, deirere...peachy docky, billen
Haggis Chick: My Body

TEAs-up to the Female Self-Portrait Artists' Support Group


View on black

This is my most faved and most viewed picture of 2007! Thank you!! ...edit 23/12/08: I don't really like it anymore ;P
Edit March 09: yeah too fuzzy for my liking. Nice arse in this pic though. I like the wide-angle distortion of the bedroom corner looking so vast, with that cup of tea to the left too. But wouldn't want to publish this in my book really.

11 Οκτ 2009

Deadly kisses (365/219)


Deadly kisses (365/219), originally uploaded by JenniPenni.

I wasn't sure if I was gonna do a Halloween picture at all...but in the morning I decided I wanted to do one and this is the result. This might not be that freaky but I've always liked vampire stories and wanted to go with that theme...while also doing something that wouldn't necessarily have to be associated with Halloween only. The fangs are missing due to that...although I guess I should admit I don't own a pair of damn fangs in the first place! :]

This shot sure was a lot of fun to take - and thanks to Niko for helping me out. We kept laughing to each other blood red teeth. Funny business, this fake blood.

Happy Halloween guys!

grains of water


grains of water, originally uploaded by brookeshaden.

Seeing as I moved to L.A., I thought I would venture out into my new world and find a beach. The first one I found was Long Beach. But let me say, even though I am in California, it is by no means warm. Today it was 50 degrees with crazy winds. So when I got to the beach sand was pelting me from all directions and the water was *frigid*. I kind of forgot to account for the massive amounts of wet sand I would be sitting in, and so now I have a date with my car and a vacuum tomorrow.

Oh, and the coast guard drove by twice but I just gave them the thumbs up from my position in the water and they kept going :)

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water fountain


water fountain, originally uploaded by brookeshaden.

A sip, a sip, a slip?


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uneven staircase


uneven staircase, originally uploaded by brookeshaden.

With help from my wonderful friend Kyle.

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Tequila!


Tequila!, originally uploaded by Andreas Reinhold.

'Tequila!' On Black

Inspired by this great shot, I set my precious tequila on fire. I wanted to have a completely black background.

I don't like, that the top of the flame is cut off. Could've corrected that in PS, but was too lazy :-)

One 430EX on the left and behind the glass, pointing away from the glass, fired against a white towel at 1/16 power at 50mm zoom. 25s exposure at f4.5.

Swirling in the mists of time

19 Ιουλ 2009

21 Μαΐ 2009

Wooz.gr, γιατί woozτάρουμε τη φωτογραφία :-)




Συγχωρέστε μου το λογοπαίγνιο στον τίτλο, είναι 9 παρά τέταρτο μίας γεμάτης ημέρας στο γραφείο. Τις τελευταίες ημέρες ασχολούμαι έντονα με το Wooz.gr. Το Wooz.gr είναι το αποτέλεσμα της προσπάθειας και του ψώνιου, αν θέλετε, μιας ομάδας ανθρώπων που αποφάσισαν εν μέσω project που τρέχουν, deadlines κ.λπ. κ.λπ. να αφιερώσουν τον ελεύθερό τους χρόνο (λέμε τώρα :-) ) για να φτιάξουν ένα φωτογραφικό site που θα έχει όλα όσα έψαχναν αριστερά και δεξιά στο Internet και δεν τα έβρισκαν :-).

Στο Wooz.gr μπορείτε να βρείτε όμορφες συλλογές φωτογραφιών από θέματα που μας κινούν το ενδιαφέρον, μπορείτε να ανεβάσετε τις δικές σας, να σχολιάσετε, να αξιολογήσετε, να συζητήσετε, να ενημερωθείτε, να... να.... Το Wooz.gr είναι λοιπόν online και σας περιμένει. Αν έχετε και εσείς λίγο από το ψώνιο της φωτογραφίας μέσα σας νομίζω ότι θα σας αρέσει. Ελάτε λοιπόν να φτιάξουμε το καλύτερο φωτογραφικό site στο ελληνικό Internet και όχι μόνο.

11 Μαΐ 2009

10 Μαΐ 2009

homeless and dog, sleeping


homeless and dog, sleeping, originally uploaded by wvs.

colour version here.

Classified


Classified, originally uploaded by Joel Bedford.

I'm not a big fan of exploiting homeless people as subjects, especially without their permission. This man, however, seemed to encompass the term 'hard times', by his weathered hands half flipping the pages of the classified section; his covered visage, catching some shade from a relentless afternoon sun.

Union Square, New York City.

Homeless in Sugamo 2


Homeless in Sugamo 2, originally uploaded by jamesfischer.

Taken on August 2 2006 in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. One of the many homeless people in Japan - an often forgotten aspect of Tokyo. Nikon F3 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.4

Retired homeless fisherman


Retired homeless fisherman, originally uploaded by pedrosimoes7.

Sesimbra, Portugal

FI Confidential n. 22


FI Confidential n. 22, originally uploaded by FaP ;-).

Firenze Lato B
Guarda Firenze Lato A

5 Μαΐ 2009

Νυμφαίο

3 Μαΐ 2009

...waiting autumn....


...waiting autumn...., originally uploaded by rebranca46.

Casteldimezzo (PU)

look mommy . . . one leg . . .

on this particular sequence - i was so lucky to get the shot [ for years i've been looking for this lucky shot . . . he . . . he . . . ] a tough one, consider i was using 2 different cameras at once : left hand with the Sony DSLR-A300 - heavy enough to hold it steady and level, while my right hand was holding and shooting a video on my Panasonic video cam . . .

NO PHOTOSHOP - NO CHEATING - NOT FAKE : CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS for more understanding about the ART . . .

the video will show you what happened after a few attempt from different birds to land on the rocks formation www.flickr.com/photos/rocker/3449835440/

for more full size videos about the ART of Rocks Balancing check out here [ 32 different videos ] youtube.com/bebalance

Athens Earth Hour 2009 version 2

Same exposure (13 sec), same ISO (200) with this www.flickr.com/photos/taksidia/3405801297/
Different aperture only

2 Μαΐ 2009

Flower Pot


Flower Pot, originally uploaded by vijaykiran.

Famous Sunset of Santorini (Oia)

...THE THREE GRACES OF MAY DAY...

...The Three Graces of May Day...

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes

Μονεμβασιά


Monemvasia, originally uploaded by i.n.d.e.p.e.n.d.e.n.t.

Προς Ζάππειο


, originally uploaded by f_lovething.

1 Μαΐ 2009

profilo ellenico


profilo ellenico, originally uploaded by luana183.

ok ok..scusate per il taglio dei piedi..ma sono stata obbligata..c'era la schiena di una persona, e questa mi sembrava la soluzione migliore..scusate!

1st of May


, originally uploaded by jesssie.

Happy May Day


Happy May Day, originally uploaded by maksid.

Λίμνη Κερκίνη


kerkini_anatoli_020, originally uploaded by kerkini.

Λίμνη Κερκίνη

Εικόνων Συλλέκτες - Images Collectors, a photowalk beside and inside Kerkini Lake.

Λίμνη Κερκίνη

Λίμνη Κερκίνη

Λίμνη Κερκίνη

26 Απρ 2009

Η Dolly


Η Dolly, originally uploaded by Charalampos Konstantinidis.

for my twitter friend @magicasland

Αυτά τα μάτια... σαν να θέλουν να πουν κάτι

22 Απρ 2009

"Τα σπίτια" από Λίνα Νικολακοπούλου



"Η ζωή η ίδια είναι ένα πέρασμα, περνάς καλά, να περάσεις καλά..."

17 Απρ 2009

Ήταν περίεργος

H φωτογραφία είναι τραβηγμένη μέσα από το αυτοκίνητο.

Η ανάσα του θόλωνε το τζάμι..
Τα μάτια του ήταν υπέροχα
Νομίζω ότι ήθελε να πάμε βόλτα μαζί :-)

16 Απρ 2009

Θα ήθελα να ήμουν εκεί...


DSC00711, originally uploaded by plato258.

What a ride !
Aegean Seas, Greece.

...και είμαι σίγουρος ότι θα το μετάνιωνα την ίδια στιγμή :-)

Θα είχε πλάκα πάντως.

Δεν είναι κούκλος;

Του κίνησε την περιέργεια η Α350, κινήθηκε χωρίς να το περιμένω, κούνησα τη μηχανή προσπαθώντας να κάνω λίγο πίσω για να μην τον χάσω από κάδρο... (Βασικά έκανα πίσω και γιατί ήταν τεράστιος... :-) )

Έχω και άλλες, πρέπει να τράβηξα καμιά 30αριά :-)

Του αρέσει να ποζάρει ή βαριέται;

Υποθέτω ότι έχει συνηθίσει να τον φωτογραφίζουν.

Κανόνας πρώτος λένε, όταν φωτογραφίζεις ζώα, κατεβαίνεις στο δικό τους επίπεδο... (όχι ιδιαίτερα εύκολο μπροστά σε ένα μεγάλο σκυλί, ακόμα και τόσο γλυκό όσο αυτό :-) )

Το live view βοηθάει, όπως και η σπαστή οθόνη της A350.

14 Απρ 2009

Wildflowers in Taygetus


Wildflowers in Taygetus, originally uploaded by planar.

I spotted these while taking breakfast at our campsite. They were lit by a beautiful backlight. I am sure I could have done a better work but at least they came decent straight from the camera

Crete Misty Rural Landscape


Crete Misty Rural Landscape, originally uploaded by guyshachar.

Rural landscape in Psiloritis (Idi) range, Crete, Greece (HDR)

Crete Misty Church


Crete Misty Church , originally uploaded by guyshachar.

Church in Gonies area, Crete, Greece (HDR)

9 Απρ 2009

Tree on the road


Tree on the road, originally uploaded by Vilsonius.

One of the rare cases where the phrase "as I was driving a tree jumped in front of me" is true!

Μία από τις ελάχιστες περιπτώσεις που η ατάκα "Εκεί που οδηγούσα μου πετάχτηκε ένα δέντρο στο δρόμο" είναι απολύτως αληθής!
Οδηγίες: Έξω από την Γραβιά στρίβετε δεξιά προς Καστέλλα, το δέντρο βρίσκεται στο δρόμο Καστέλλα - Οινοχώρι

Santorini, Greece


Santorini, Greece, originally uploaded by trent_maynard.

Santorini, Greece


Santorini, Greece, originally uploaded by trent_maynard.

time to choose the right colours..

reached #2 on explore on 7/4/09

Naxos Goodbye from Ferry

5 Απρ 2009

Ride anyone?


Ride anyone?, originally uploaded by tolis*.

Days getting warmer and longer..Time for short evening cruises!
..My first panning shot..sea theme of course LOL!
Have a great Sunday time my friends!

Zakynthos, Cliff


Zakynthos, Cliff, originally uploaded by amantzakanis96.

Zakynthos was inhabited from the Neolithic Age, as some archaeological excavations have proved.

The famous ancient Greek poet and writer, Homer, first mentioned the island in his masterpieces, the Iliad and the Odyssey, stating that the first inhabitants of it were the son of King Dardanos of Troy called Zakynthos and his men and that they first came on the island around 1500-1600 BC.

The island was then conquered by the Great Imperial King Arkeisios of Kefalonia. The famous Ulysses (Odysseus in Greek) from Ithaca was the next King to conquer the island.

Later on, a treaty was signed that made Zakynthos an independent democracy, the first established in the Hellenic area, and that lasted more than 650 years.


Zakynthos town with the port
Navagio (shipwreck) BayZakynthos, along with the rest of the Ionian islands, spent centuries as a subject of the Republic of Venice and other Italian principalities. Italian rule protected the island from Ottoman domination but in its place it put a feudal oligarchy. The cultural influence of Italy (and of Italian on local dialect) was considerable. The wealthy made a habit of sending their sons to Italy to be educated. A good example is Dionysios Solomos, a native of Zakynthos and Greece's national poet. However, both the Greek language and Orthodox faith survived intact. During the Napoleonic wars the islands were occupied at different times by France, as part of the département Mer-Égée (which induced the peasants to revolt), Russia, Turkey (Septinsular Republic) and finally Britain, which held on to them under the guise of the United States of the Ionian Islands until 1864, when they were ceded to Greece to stabilize the rule of the newly crowned Danish-born King of Greece, Georgios I.
HDR (=

4 Απρ 2009

29 Μαρ 2009

Old


Old, originally uploaded by Javã Társis.

21 Μαρ 2009

...THE MAGIC WILD TULIP OF MARCH...

...The Magic Wild Tulip of March...

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

nice one


DSC03337, originally uploaded by jsphh.

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