In the Top 3 (???)

Who would have thought that the archive picture of an unfinished wall ended up in the Top 3 of a national (South African) photo competition. Well … I certainly did not.

So I added this announcement to my personal FB-page this morning (including the picture) and suddenly people started to like the picture…..

And than IΒ went into my FB-archives … when I first published this picture on Facebook …. Just 1 like …. Now I wonder with the present likes … is it because of the high ranking in a competition or what????


  • Arret Facultatif

    Anyway: proficiat!! en dat is niet alleen een muur maar ook de deur with view!

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      Zelf ook tamelijk verrast…. De muur is ruim 200 jaar oud.
      Hartelijk dank voor de ‘proficiat’. Zelf was ik die competitie vergeten …. πŸ˜‰


  • nigel borrington

    Very good composition Herman πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ , wonderful light and a story here πŸ™‚

  • Cornelis Verwaal


  • Xraypics

    Ag ja, nie; composition great, focus of interest well placed, beautiful texture, movement into the distance. its got it all. But you raise an interesting philosophical point. Have you ever noticed at an exhibition that pictures already sold are far more desirable than the others? Tony

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      Yes, Tony; I did. And also that art (photos) of poor quality are attracting a lot of interest because of the (PR) story ‘explaining’ the picture and that incredible artist …. There is so much fake around …. But still than I was surprised about the ranking of my picture. There are so many good photographers out there ….

      • artourway

        This is the choice of a few but not of all.

      • artourway

        I have enjoyed your photographs Herman. The ones that stand out for me seem to have wild life in them! Wild ones Herman! Ding Dong

  • lisakimmorley

    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  • Photography by Pamela Cook

    I usually see ‘Likes’ as a form of saying congrats and/or encouragement because people have become much more lazier in simply typing words and so they just hit ‘Like’ to give acknowledgement. Well that’s how I see it.
    And congrats by the way, that’s awesome!

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      Maybe it’s just me Pamela. I can only ‘like’ an art-work or picture when I really like it regardless of the person who made it; the story behind or whatever.
      A quote from co-blogger Diana D. (

      “”Is art sacred or have its later modern forms become a sign of social and intellectual superiority, sophistication and elitism? Great deals of people are ashamed of their aesthetic ignorance and accept art of bad quality, while they remain blind to art with aesthetic merits. There is art that is scandalous, repulsing, post modern blasphemies, ugly, and stupid and yet critics support it. Where should we draw the line between good and bad art? And where and how does the subjectiveness fit in art?”

      BTW I don’t feel myself an artist. I’m just somebody having fun in photographing and ‘playing’ with my pictures.

      Herman πŸ˜‰

  • pattimoed

    I love the mystery and moodiness of this shot. Great textures too.

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