Tilburg, Netherlands

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves...


The Bob Culshaw Awards – Merit Award in Photography

The Bob Culshaw Awards
Merit Award in Photography
SoJie 10, April 2011

My photograph Evening at Cinque Torri won the Merit Award in Photography at SoJie 10, Solo’s 10th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts!

SoJie 10, the tenth in a row of successful exhibitions organized by the wonderful team of the Solo Exhibition group, is the first one concentrating on one theme, namely Earth Day. Bringing together Digital Art, Photographic Art and Traditional Art, the exhibition is a great celebration of the beauty of our planet.

Being a part of it was a wonderful experience. Many thanks to the Solo Team (Frannie, Maxy and Elizabeth), to the judges (Desiree Glanville, Bob Culshaw and Dorina Costras), and to all participants who, together, made it possible!

Last but not least, big thank you to a

National Geographic: the copyright issue (and something about privacy)

Now and then, somebody on my Watchlist reports that his or her photograph was named a Photo of the day, or included in the Daily Dozen at the National Geographic website.

’Wouldn’t it be nice to have a publication in NG?‘, have I asked myself some time ago… ’Of course it would!’ So what to do to get a photograph published? I went to the website linked above, and found the place to submit the photographs. But I was in a hurry and didn’t come to it for the next couple of weeks.

On April 20, Silvia Ganora posted an important journal Photo contests? Check this out first

On the same day, I’ve got a LinkedIn message by Beate Chelette named ‘Call For Entry 9th Female Artists Art Annual’. Being specially alert after previous communication (thank you so much, Silvia!), I did read all that fine pri

Join us and celebrate Earth Day at SoJie 10!


Evening at Cinque Torri
by Lenka

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected for the special Earth Day celebration theme to exhibit in SoJie 10. SoJie 10 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 10th one, ever, and 100 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on April 27th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery

ND filters on lenses with a 82+mm filter thread

Two days ago, Peter Hill posted Cascades in Crescendo, one of his wonderful photographs using the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L Tilt+Shift Lens and the Hoya ND x400 filter. Peter has mentioned he uses the older version of the TS lens and is not going to upgrade it to the new one. I have asked him why, and he told me he couldn’t use his ND filter on it because of the extreme 82mm filter thread. I must admit that up to now I haven’t realized that it could be just next to impossible to get the right filters for it!…

Having TS on my own wishlist (though it will probably take years to get one), and interested in long-exposure photography too, I was not that happy about that, so I began to search…

Some googling got me to what might be an interesting alternative, Light Craft Workshop ND filters. Have you

Donation to Japan; will you help too?

Thanks to Mel Brackstone who reported over the possibility to donate via PayPal .

Using the link, I have sent money to GlobalGiving. They seem to have quite transparent, quick and efficient system of getting the money where it is needed, and we know it is needed now! Except of PayPal, it is possible to pay by a credit card, a cheque or a gift card.

If you plan to make a donation and didn’t know how, this is pretty easy way. Will you help too?

Mel also shared a link to Adorama’s review on how Japanese photo industry got affected. The article reminds us of our relation with Japan, via our hobby or profession if not via friends or families.

A friend of mine is somewhere there to help her parents who were evacuated. Thinking of them, and of all others out there… Good luck!


Queensland Flood Appeal; will you help too?

Did you know that the Phoenix Appeal group runs a T-Shirt challenge Queensland Flood Appeal ?
Challenge propositions are as follow:
The Challenge
In the past 48 hours devastating flash floods have occurred in Queensland, currently with Toowoomba being the most affected, but with more rain on the way.
This challenge is to urge designers to come to the aid of flood victims by designing and donating the profits of their tshirts to the Queensland Floods appeal.
Judging / Voting Criteria
The design should include elements of hope, charity and support being offered in times of adversity.
Rewards & Prizes
To be confirmed, although altruism is its own reward.
There are still five days left to enter your designs. I’m going to design a T-Shirt for the a…

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