Photo101 Rehab #16 and B&W Challenge #4

ISO 50 21,31mm f/4,9 1/60
ISO 50 21,31mm f/4,9 1/60

My friend Desley from Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist has challenged me to join in the 5-day B&W photo challenge, where I must post a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate someone else to join the challenge. I’d like to nominate my fellow blogger Trablog (Travel blogger; Bucket list collector, Photography addict, and a Hobo) to join the challenge with me. Go and check his inspiring blog PhoTrablogger and travel with him through his beautiful pictures, while learning about the wealthy culture of his fascinating country – India.

This is also photo #16 of Photo101 Rehab. I made it some years ago with a simple Canon Powershot S40, in the inhospitable Thar desert of Rajasthan in India.

This boy’s expression of sadness and anger impressed me and never left my mind. He lived with his family in very rudimentary conditions – as you can see below – and clearly wasn’t happy. I felt very humble when meeting this family.

To join the B&W challenge, you must post B&W photography for the next five days, and each day nominate another photographer to enter the challenge.


And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.

Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.

Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.

Some of us, including me, didn’t want to say goodbye, and started feeling the first addiction’s symptoms, as described by inmate Albert nty6x at his blog Passionately Curious.

“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

I had to think of something to resolve this.

Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy,  Terri, the newcomer Bampa’s Views, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.

The Rehab rules are simple:

Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.

Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.

Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you  can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.

How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.

Have fun! And thanks for participating.

Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!


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26 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #16 and B&W Challenge #4

    1. His eyes were so green and the sharp expression communicated so much depth of thoughts and emotions. I was touched talking to him and listening to his sorrow.
      I felt like adopting him if I could.

      Have one more photo to go abd haven’t yet decided. I was just looking at what I have but haven’t made up my mind yet.

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  1. This is such a powerful photo he does look angry yet sad I almost can’t bear to look at him as I feel guilty for some unknown reason. Maybe for realising the hardship he goes through. Thank tou for sharing lucile and amazing photo xx


    1. I know what you mean. I felt guilty too for having most of the times what to us is basic standards of life, to which they have no acccess.
      I hope to never get used to any kind of social discrepancies and never become insensitive to human suffering. Happy you liked it. Thanks. Xx

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  2. This boy’s expression and feelings are almost palpable in this photo….the B&W bring out his inner thoughts even more….Is he angry? Nervous? Sad? Scared? This photo is a great thought-provoking one! As are the others in color!


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