26 by 26 8:39am, 13 June 2013
Challenge #8: What is happening when you are asleep?
— Bieke Depoorter

Ou Menya

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Accompanying text for "Ou Menya":
For three periods of one month, Bieke Depoorter has let the TransSiberian express guide her alongside forgotten villages, from living room to living room. Some Russian words, scribbled on a little piece of paper, allowed her to be welcomed and absorbed in the warm chaos of a family. Accidental encounters led her to the places where she could sleep. The living room, the epicentre of their life, establishes an intimate contact between Russian inhabitants. For a brief moment, she was experienced transient, but very powerful, shared moments. "Ou Menya" is the result of this journey, for which she received the HP Magnum Expression Award.


As well as being a good place to connect with other members and share your initial reactions, thoughts about how to 'solve it' and any links you think might help the group. This can also be a good place to include any old photos you have that fit the challenge or your work-in-progress during the two weeks before posting your final image to the group pool.

We're looking forward to hearing people's thoughts, good luck everyone!
— 26 by 26 team

(a quick reminder that submissions should have the challenge number in the title or description, there's only one submission allowed per challenge and old photos are only permissible in the discussion threads and not the group pool)
Monty May (OBSERVE) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Monty May (OBSERVE) (member) 5 years ago
This is a great challenge!!!

Snow White

Learning To Fly

Eva #2

In The Tree #1

dacaccia Posted 5 years ago. Edited by dacaccia (member) 5 years ago



sobrenivel Posted 5 years ago. Edited by sobrenivel (member) 5 years ago
Sin título

Instruction # 47  - Facing the world

Sin título

Sin título
BeccaG PRO 5 years ago
Great theme. There's so many places you can take this one. Looking forward to seeing everyone's results.
darcydancer PRO 5 years ago
Spine Marbs
maximilianen 5 years ago
Ferrovia Vaporetto Stop
gri2011 5 years ago
gri2011 5 years ago
Illuminated by love!
gri2011 5 years ago
Palofperu PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Palofperu (member) 5 years ago
Night visitor
Shy night visitor to my garden.
Mark W Russell 5 years ago
SPNC - Yr 3 - #03 - The horn player

LornaMcHardy 5 years ago
Like this one... got something in mind, just as soon as I'm not working the night and it's not raining :0)
Leripix 5 years ago
Ou Menya is a fascinating and brave journey - the photographs show a sensitve and highly personal side to the people she encountered don't they?

I'm not a late night (or early morning) person! - I'm going to find this one difficult ...
Leripix 5 years ago
dreaming of the sea
LornaMcHardy 5 years ago
Just remembered this one I took last week for the alphabetical challenge I'm currently doing... had the timing been only slightly different, I'd likely have submitted it for this one as well!

L for Long Exposure
Steve Leverett PRO 5 years ago
Comments (very helpful) from and suggested I render in b&w :
I dream the people dance bw2 by Steve Leverett

Many thanks both
Nick Kenrick.. PRO 5 years ago
let me sleep . .. anywhere will do
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago

Think you might have posted them on the #9 thread. I'm guessing you meant these for the Blue challenge :)

Here was my answer to Challenge #8. Not my most successful shot :-/
Challenge #8 Dark Waters by ~ Meredith ~
photodrum PRO 5 years ago
~ Meredith ~:

Meredith: You were right - it was supposed to be in #9, not #8, the sleeping challenge. I don't know, I must have been asleep.
Photos removed from #8.
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago

Hehe. Happens to us all. At least you know now you weren't imagining the post :)
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