Following are selections from the Sienna International Photo Contest. SIPA 2022 had nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
Sometimes I was able to identify the name of the photo and photographer but not the location of the picture. I apologize because it may leave you wondering, as it did me.
by Maymoni Maya, Savannah Storm
Red Chillies Pickers by Azim Khan Ronnie,
By Shirley Wung, Fireflies mating
By Kerry Griechen, Louisiana swamp, USA
Did you notice the glasscleaner in the above image?
Bangladesh by Rahat Bin Mustafiz
By Ahmet Fatih Sönmez, Shepherds return home in E. Turkey
by Alessandra Meniconzi, Mangrove
“Vivid Conversation” Giza, Egypt by Liliana Ranalletta
Man in painting, Rome, Italy by Liliana Ranalletta It’s hard to believe this man wasn’t cast to fit into this painting.
Priest Aregawi Wolde Mariam looks down at a dry river valley below an ancient church in Tigray, Ethiopia.By Natalia Mroz
by Thanh Nguyen Phuc, Hanoi, Vietnam
Long Mountains by Vasily Iakovlev
by Mustafa Kilic, Turkey
Kerala, India by Weimin Qi
Polar Fox in Norway by Bernt Østhus,
Murmuration Sunset by Aya Okawa
Tianzi Mountains, China by Alexandre Manuel
Spiral Staircase next to a big tank in an electric power plant by Steffen Ebert
The Ysios Winery in Egypt by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz
Inside a museum by Yuliy Vasilev
the demolition of the Provincial Agricultural Consortium’s silo. Built in the 1970s, it was used to store wheat by Giulio Casti
Spiral Run by Marcel Van Balken
Manhatten, by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah
Dubai expo, by Muhammad Almasri
From 2022 Envision Kindness contest.
This first one is a heart-breaker. So touching. And a reminder that in the midst of tragic violence, there is also incredible kindness.
War notes by Mounab Taib
Mother and Son by Thant Zin In
Relationship by Thet Naing Oo
Horse and Girl by Ramazan Cirkoglu
Holding Our World by Pinkesh Bhati
Mother’s Love by Dikye Ariani
A couple months ago as I was in the midst of organizing a new post for my website I accidentally published it before it was finished. So here is a recap about Wikimedia and some new categories of photos:
The following photos are culled from monthly photo challenges sponsored by Wiki Commons, part of the same non-profit that offers the familiar Wikipedia. Photographers all over the world freely offer their take on the subject with the only stipulation being that the person using the photographs give attribution.
Challenges are based on a theme and run for a month. The theme may be a concrete subject, an abstract concept, a photographic technique or artistic style.
Each contributor publishes in their own language and the only info required is the name they use on Wiki. Therefore, unfortunately it often leaves me wondering where the image was taken.
Breaking Rules contest
Breaking the rules by Mozzihh
Zebra crossing Audierne Bretagne by PtrQs
Prague, Czech Republic by Eliška Jindříšková
Tree out of line by Shiela dixon
breaking rules, The real me by Achraf Baznani
Not easy waiting for the bus, by Jmh2o
Upsidedown room in museum, Hamberg, Germany by Lusi Lindwurm
Cress growing in keyboard by wetwebwork
In Niagra Falls, Canada by AK-Bino
Footprints appear as raised,_Juist_island,_Germany by Hartmut Schmidt, Heidelberg
Blue-Peacock By GabrielleMerk
Feathers of a male common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), photographed on Spiekeroog, Germany,1 By Stephan Sprinz
Pale white dove feather – rachis with one row of disconnected barbs – DSG2033-1 – 2021-04-04
Great White Pelican by Mozzihh
Ringed young sparrow hawks (Accipiter nisus). Location, Natuurterrein The Famberhorst in the Netherlands By Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Big and Small
bucket wheel excavator at brown coal open face mine Welzow, Germany By Staubi59
The merchant and the fishing boat by Propoli187
by Odd Roar Aalborg,
by Peter Gronemann
by Hartmut Schmidt, Heidelberg
Big (E27s) and small (E10s) incandescent lamps by Friedrich Haag
by Reinhold Moller
Liebherr LRB 355 pile driving and drilling rig By Reinhold Moller