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Photo 101: Day 20 – Triumph

Triumphant

Triumphant by Milena Iciek

My last submission for this year’s Photo 101 course. I am so relieved it’s over. Don’t get me wrong. It was good to participate. But I was so tied up in other things, plus my bloody cold, that I didn’t really have time to take a lot of new photos – which is a shame. I can recommend the course to everyone who likes to take photos and isn’t sure how to create good quality photos (on a regular basis), and maybe wants to learn a few new things. I certainly had my fun. Comparing the photos I made this year vs. the ones I made last year… I don’t know. Which ones do you like better? Take a look and leave a comment. Thank you!

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Big Smile

Big smile

Big Smile by Milena Iciek

Supernatural fans will agree that Jared Padalecki is like a ray of sunshine on a cold winter day. I thought long about what I wanted to enter for this week’s Photo Challenge. When I found this photo I took at the Asylum 14 convention, it was settled. Michelle W. from the Daily Post quoted harmony as being “[…]the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.” I think Jared more than fits this description 😉

Ai Weiwei Exhibition (London)

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Ai Weiwei Exhibition Ai Weiwei Exhibition

Ai Weiwei Exhibition (London) by Milena Iciek

I choose these photos of the Ai Weiwei Exhibition in London for the Daily Post Photo Challenge Alphabet, because this art piece left a huge impression on me.  The first photograph shows a list of names (it is continued in the last photo that you can see here). Names of Chinese students who died in Sichuan province on 12 May 2008, the result of a 8.0 magnitude earthquake that laid waste to Chinese infrastructure and cost the lives of thousands of people. In the aftermath of said earthquake, it became clear that the Chinese government had made massive cut backs on construction projects, especially of buildings such as schools. Buildings that, as a result, weren’t strong enough to withstand the massive shocks of the earthquake and burried students underneath them when they came crumbling down. When Ai Weiwei started to ask for the names of the students who were killed, he was arrested and beaten by police and then put under house arrest. All the while, his art studio continued working on this amazing project Ai Weiwei had started prior to his arrest.