Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A visitor in quiet contemplation at Trinity Church, NY
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… After work hours in Chinatown… a solitary worker unwinds
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A lady reads in a local cemetery…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… Peace Day Banner
As I work on this post, I am reminded again that September 21st is International Peace Day and that the effort we make to procure peace in the world cannot be a solitary one. We can choose to live our lives in quiet contemplation and still take a moment to do our bit for the sake of peace…
“Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one.” Frank Miller
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A woman sits in meditative prayer in a Buddhist Temple in Woodstock, NY
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A lone biker watches people below enjoying a punting outing in Cambridge, UK
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A man relaxes in a small upper Westside park in Manhattan, NY
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… This weekend’s Summit will be about the public and private ways to do good – 92nd St Y
This week’s photo challenge – Solitary – offers us a chance to step back from the busyness and seek something different; perhaps some event or plan that is a little quieter. For those attending the Social Good summit, find time to decompress and reflect. Hope you like the selections here. I’ll be round later to applaud your contributions. More below!
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A cotton farmer at work… somewhere in England
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A lone cat waits for her playmates, New Jersey Retreat
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… A seller waits to hawk his wares… Woodstock, NY
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary… Thank you to all! – Freshly Pressed
Musings: Ode To An Email Junkie…- My post got freshly pressed; no one achieves anything alone… I thank you all!
This weekend, I hope you find time to enjoy something solo and then something with loved ones. Have an awesome weekend! Thank you for stopping by! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on SOLITARY to fit the challenge? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I listed several via Zemanta & WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and Likes from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – Solitary – also below. ***
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: SOLITARY Solitary. I love capturing a person in a quiet and often unexpected moment. These kinds of images can be reflective, mysterious, or even sad, conjuring strong emotions and stirring up stories in my head. I snapped this photograph in the grand Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. That afternoon, it was very busy and crowded inside, but I turned a corner at one point and walked into the empty, bright, airy space pictured above. I experienced a few moments of silence as I watched a woman walk to the end of the room. We were strangers—yet alone, together. A solitary moment, frozen with my lens. Share a picture that means SOLITARY to you!
Positive Motivation Tip: We can spend time alone and still make a difference. Our solitary time is for reflection, preparation and then action. Be vigilant! Have an abundant day!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.