Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Ascending

Ascending
Ascending by Milena Iciek

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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 ūüėČ

Breaking Through The Clouds

Breaking through the clouds

Breaking Through The Clouds by Milena Iciek

My entry for this week’s Photo Challenge Seasons. This photo was taken in Wilhelshaven, Germany. It was a stunningly cold but beautiful day at the ocean. My friend who I was visiting at that time invited me to go see the Unesco World Natural Heritage site there. The Wadden Sea tourist center was very interesting and offered this beautiful view from its observation deck. In the winter, the sea is really uninviting. It’s rough and freezing. In addition to that, the wind was so strong, I had to grip my camera tightly in order not to have it ripped from my hands. Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience and I hope to be able to go again in the summer.

Formal Greeting

Formal greeting
Formal Greeting by Milena Iciek

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Time. I’m visiting my friend in Jever which is a small city in Northern Germany. I had noticed this legend-themed fountain the first time I came to Jever. At that point unfortunately, I hadn’t brought my camera. Now, I had the chance to capture this tender gesture, the hand streched out in greeting, to be kissed by some gentleman or other. A gesture we now associate with past times, stories¬†and legends.

Ai Weiwei Exhibition (London)

Ai Weiwei Exhibition Ai Weiwei Exhibition
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.