Elvis Martinez challenges you n°2

Everybody say yeah yeah!

The new theme on which I’d like you to propose an album will be cc-in-paris’s suggestion: LIGHT FLARES

I chose this theme among all propositions because we all have photos with light flares, but it’s not that easy to have these bringing something more to the photo. So choose carefully the pictures with NICE light flares :)

Wait wait wait, the theme is not light leaks! I know you smugglers!! ;P

See my example album in the 2nd comment below

Credits: elvismartinezsmith
pretty easy with the Spinner

As well as on night shots:

For those who haven’t read and participate in the first challenge (http://www.lomography.com/homes/elvismartinezsmith/blog/8624-elvis-martinez-challenges-you), this is just a little game between us all to share our experiences on a given theme.

written by elvismartinezsmith on 2011-10-20


  1. elvismartinezsmith
  2. elvismartinezsmith
  3. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    i'm gonna try this for sure ))

  4. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·


  5. maria_vlachou
  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    I'm in!

  7. mylatehope
  8. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    Let's see I don't have a lot of them... but I'll collect them for you guys...
    I'm in!

  9. le_ors
  10. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    Sweet! I'll put together an album.

  11. albeelee
  12. why-yu
  13. deepfried_goodness
  14. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    gosh i love flares and got so many shots of em... enjoy the album!

  15. oscarrastaman
    oscarrastaman ·

    Here is my contribution, hope you guys like it. =)

  16. troch
    troch ·

    Brilliant challenge. I spend way too much time shooting at the sun! I only went back a few months here: www.lomography.jp/homes/troch/albums/1766290-light-flares-f…

  17. lamp
    lamp ·

    I love these challabges :) Here's my album:

  18. lamp
    lamp ·

    (I love them so much, i loose the ability to spell!)

  19. suizidekid
  20. yochan
    yochan ·

    Nice idea, and i just make somes lensflare :D

    My album


    It's very fun ^^

  21. grazie
  22. littlekoala
  23. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Perfect theme for me!! Here it is :))

  24. stratski
    stratski ·

    Wow, you guys all have beautiful pictures. Here's my album: www.lomography.jp/homes/stratski/albums/1766399-light-flare…

  25. parky
    parky ·

    Here's my shot at this, awesome idea!

  26. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    Light flares are cool!!! :)


  27. renenob
  28. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    really nice idea elvis! really love this challenges thing! here's my selection www.lomography.jp/homes/ariannapaloma/albums/1766509-elvis-… and congrats to everyone. :)

  29. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    great! i'll give it a try! =)

  30. lawypop
  31. sonya1980
  32. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    wow amazing everyone, there so many great flares!! keep going!

  33. pangmark
  34. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @pangmark of course :) everyone's welcome!

  35. dakadev_pui
  36. adi_totp
  37. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    Sorry for being late, but here is my album, and I must say, I didn't think I had this many ;)

  38. naomac
  39. naomac
    naomac ·

    another one night light flare this time.

  40. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    @mikahsupageek that's a lot of photos!!:P

  41. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    here's my compilation: www.lomography.jp/homes/antibiotyx/albums/1766660-light-fla… i know i have more shots with light fares, but i'm just too lazy to dig deeper into the archive.

  42. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Yoohoo!! I Love Light Flares and have like galore of them..
    Here's my Light Flares album for you ;)

  43. moodification
    moodification ·

    Done! Here's my album on light flares:

  44. realrampage
  45. i_am_four-eyes
  46. trashpilotin
  47. earlybird
  48. sebastianerras
    sebastianerras ·

    I guess I am sitting that one out! Great images everyone, though!

  49. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice theme again ! I have a few nice ones, but my absolute favorite is this one (www.lomography.jp/homes/stouf/albums/17895-arctic-holga-leg…)
    This team of researcher were measuring light transmission through the ice, using a big square light panel. If you look closely, the flare looks like two sides of a cube: one from the light panel and a second one from its reflexion on the ice...

  50. dabai
    dabai ·

    just realized i dont have a lot of shots with light flares :( these are the few shots that i could find haha.

  51. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    better late than never... spreading the light with you, elvis! www.lomography.jp/homes/b0rn2b1ush/albums/1767252-and-elvis…

  52. sushi_9009
    sushi_9009 ·

    Here is mine :)) nice theme again :)) www.lomography.jp/homes/sushi_9009/albums/1767383-elvis-mar…

  53. ginnys
  54. coquelicot
    coquelicot ·

    Here's mine:
    Nice challenge!

  55. werriston
  56. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I know it's a bit late but I'm searching for mine...

  57. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    no it's not too late, keep going :))

  58. saidseni
  59. moodification
    moodification ·

    This is a little 'add-on' to my album:

  60. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Back from the lab, one more light flare: www.lomography.jp/homes/saidseni/albums/1767726-light-flare… ...and one more shadow! www.lomography.jp/homes/saidseni/albums/110066-dancing-with…

  61. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    This is fun! :D

  62. troch
    troch ·

    I have to add one of my favorites, which is just too far back in my archives: www.lomography.jp/homes/troch/photos/12315341

  63. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    here it is, enjoy the flares!!

  64. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    NEW LINK!!!
    I added a new photo and somehow managed to f*** up the link... NEW LINK!!!!

  65. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Am I allowed to add some? :O

  66. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    of course :)

  67. cpolpa
  68. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    my sugestion for the next is doubles and limit the upload for album to 10 images!!

  69. deprofundis
    deprofundis ·

    I love this idea ^_^. And of course I´m in!!

  70. deprofundis
  71. pete
    pete ·

    here it is :)
    Wow! Love doing it a lot with my Fisheye!

  72. badjuju
  73. cpolpa
  74. djramsay
  75. sobetion