Elvis Martinez challenges you n°5

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

Sorry everyone, I was in West Africa in December, and the return in Paris has been quite tough, took me a month to come back to real life… Thanks anyway to all of you who asked for more challenges, here it comes again.

The theme for this new challenge is BOATS.

Just like for previous challenges, just dig in your photo library and create an album of your archives.

Real boats…

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

Boat objects…

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

Anything boat :D and how you like them shot, cause they’re quite hard to shoot in my opinion, don’t you think?

Spinning on a small boat gives sweet but weird render

Check the 2nd comment below for my boat album
Your turn :)

written by elvismartinezsmith on 2012-01-12


  1. elvismartinezsmith
  2. elvismartinezsmith
  3. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    oh it's back!!!woohoo!!! Happy new yr!!! :)

  4. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @quaisoir thanks, happy year everyone :)

  5. littlekoala
  6. suizidekid
  7. stratski
    stratski ·

    Yay! I'll start digging...

  8. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Not fair! With a gallery like that why would i even bother? :( Awesome photos brother! Yeah but try to stop me!

  9. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    All right... here you go:

  10. quaisoir
  11. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @pangmark if you create a boat album you have the right to decide what the next theme will be :)

  12. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    no thanks. After your album from Africa I feel sorrow and shame for all my boats (and other) photos

  13. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @ghidini please don't, except the recent ones from Africa I don't really like my boat shots. Perspectives are so hard to render nicely on film, I would love to see your visions of how to shoot these

  14. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    @artichekt wow...nice gallery of horizon boat shots!!

  15. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    Just a joke, I'll do it. For sure.
    But this bloke @artichekt has such an awesome album

  16. superlighter
  17. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    yeah @artichekt album is dope!

  18. sushi_9009
    sushi_9009 ·

    cool :)) here is mine ... www.lomography.com/homes/sushi_9009/albums/1795538-another-…

  19. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    Hey guys... elvis, @quaisoir , @ghidini ... thank you very much!!!!! ;-)

  20. earlybird
  21. maria_vlachou
    maria_vlachou ·

    welcome back and happy 2012!!!

  22. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    ha ha, you're on! It's a deal

  23. ghidini
  24. realrampage
  25. macstef
  26. grazie
  27. jackpumpkinhead
    jackpumpkinhead ·

    Mine are pretty rubbish, but I thought I'd get involved:- www.lomography.com/homes/jackpumpkinhead/albums/1795577-elv…

  28. lamp
    lamp ·

    Yay for the return of the challanges! Here you go :)

  29. ck_berlin
  30. ohpleasedontgo
  31. why-yu
  32. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    Here is mine and hooray for the come back! Thanks : ) www.lomography.com/homes/i_am_four-eyes/albums/1795608-elvi…

  33. stratski
  34. parky
    parky ·

    nice one Elvis! Happy 2012 everyone... www.lomography.com/homes/parky/albums/1795646-elvis-martine…

  35. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    add 5 pictures to my album.. www.lomography.com/homes/superlighter/albums/1795524-elvis-… I hope this don't disqualify me!

  36. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    I have a whole album "on a boat" that I nead to publish.... soon!!

  37. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    happy 2012 for everyone!

    some pictures are coming in because I went to the beach two weeks ago :)

  38. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    Here is my album: www.lomography.com/homes/anafaro/albums/1795720-elvis-marti…
    Not only boats in there... ;)

  39. natalieerachel
  40. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Well here's mine. A little bit obscure I know, I'll have to go out and take some boat pics. www.lomography.com/homes/pangmark/albums/1795572-elvis-mart…
    New challenge idea.. A) steps/stairs B) i know self portraits are commonplace but how about ugly, unflattering selfies? B) last one in keeping it French.. sillhouettes

  41. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    I was very fortunate to spend this Christmas Day on a boat in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. It was a 40ft or so Motor Yacht and therefore had the opportunity to shoot a perspective I'm not used to. From inside a boat. www.lomography.com/homes/adam_g2000/albums/1795754-elvis-ma…

  42. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    give me a little time!

  43. 134340
    134340 ·

    wanna join this challenge if u don't mind. i love the boats shot. :)

  44. troch
  45. elvis
    elvis ·

    YES !!! Like it !!

  46. elvis
    elvis ·

    My best one ever !! :-) ( i hope)

  47. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @pangmark up to you :)

  48. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @134340 you're more than welcome, this is open to everyone of course :)

  49. unheimlich
  50. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Thanks brother. Well for the most varied results I'll have to go with stairs/steps. I was inspired by some interesting shots by our Lomo friends. I'l have to go and shoot some now eh?

  51. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @pangmark, well no need to hurry, let's give time to all those who want to take part in the boat challenge and we'll go stairs :)

  52. tyler_durden
  53. mkb
  54. nanigo
    nanigo ·

    not a change at all, but i pictured more boats than i thought!

  55. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Cool as, Thanks brother.

  56. werriston
    werriston ·

    Great theme! I'll get started...

  57. nacarilegea
  58. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    happy new year, elvis! let's all stay afloat this 2012... www.lomography.com/homes/b0rn2b1ush/albums/1795884-staying-…

  59. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    here are mine! hehe, i thought i only had a few but well: www.lomography.com/homes/bloomchen/albums/1795941-boats-for…

  60. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Coooooool! Love boats and I've been shooting some last weekend. :)) But I won't wait for them!

  61. saidseni
  62. moodification
    moodification ·

    Hey, happy new year everybody! Great challenge, Elvis, keep them coming ;-)) Here's my contribution:

  63. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @moodification amazing boat shots!!

  64. sonya1980
  65. feedmetotheforest
  66. cocaneonkamerasutra
    cocaneonkamerasutra ·

    and here's a bit of mine。。。

  67. purple_snow
  68. dabai
  69. dinospork
    dinospork ·

    my modest boat album:

  70. space_they_cannot_touch
    space_they_cannot_touch ·

    I'd like to join if you don't mind. so here's my album: www.lomography.com/homes/space_they_cannot_touch/albums/179…

  71. guiguiste
  72. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    here's my little contribution! nice challenge again @elvismartinezsmith!

  73. kekskonstrukt
    kekskonstrukt ·

    umm, apparently I only have one photo with boats on it... www.lomography.com/homes/kekskonstrukt/photos/14293370 but at least its a photo with lots of boats ;)

  74. werriston
    werriston ·

    I think this is my favourite so far.

  75. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    Love this challenge, Elvis! Since I live by the sea I had a lot to choose from. And I agree with you that boats are difficult to capture on film.

  76. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    @earlybird...I love your Kiev 88 pictures and @artichekt....what a stunning album!

  77. albeelee
  78. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    @elvismartinezsmith does this still open?

  79. blueskyandhardrock
  80. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @istionojr sure :)

  81. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    First time to join your challenge @elvismartinezsmith
    Here's my album: Row, row, row your boat www.lomography.com/homes/superkulisap/albums/1798161-row-ro…

  82. istionojr
  83. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    whops broken link, here's the new one : www.lomography.com/homes/istionojr/albums/1798255-boat-elvi… (:

  84. c0pe
    c0pe ·

    @elvismartinezsmith nice challenge; count me in! i've just arrived in a small fishermen's-village-like town on the northwest coast of wales to study there for one semester. so, if you give me some more days, i'll come up with tons of boat photos. ;-P

    so many impressive shots have been posted already. this is what i've got so far:


  85. cpolpa
  86. fergiesilva
  87. zeester
  88. ginnys
    ginnys ·

    Hey! Sorry for the delay... Better late than never! ;-)
    Here are my boats:

  89. djramsay
  90. sobetion
  91. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    6 months late, but what the hell! Hope you like my contribution: www.lomography.com/homes/buckshot/albums/1861600-elvis-mart… :-) Thanks for looking!