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 I 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????


Author: Herman van Bon Photography

" I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times  the creation dies in its own beauty". 

15 thoughts on “In the Top 3 (???)”

  1. 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

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    1. 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 ….

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  2. 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!

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    1. 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 😉


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