Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

It’s not often the Weekly Photo Challenge is right up my alley, but boy, is it ever today! The challenge is to get up close and personal with your subject – instead of shooting the grand landscape, find some smaller detail that’s interesting for its shape, texture, or some other unique attribute. Sometimes, I think I do this to a fault. All my vacation photos are of corners of windows or doorways with peeling paint, small details from fences or flowers. No big, grand scenes to see here!

Thus, the challenge for me this week was to narrow my selections down. There are many examples posted previously on this blog, but I tried to show images I haven’t posted before. If I messed up and repeated any, I apologize.


Detail from a pipe organ inside Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.


From a police motorcycle at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston’s South End, 2012.


Roof detail from a crypt at Mount Auburn Cemetery.


Water droplet on grass, somewhere in Vermont.


Petals of a marigold, Hough’s Neck, Mass.


Fence detail, Houghs Neck, Mass.

30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

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  2. I find a lot of your pictures interesting as they remind me of the art apreciation class I took over 50 years ago. Prof. Wigens whole approch was “art is where you find it”. He had pictures of power lines, Indian graffiti at celilo falls before the water of the dam covered every thing, etc. You would done well in his class. Even though I was a science, math, and social science major and minors this was one of my favorite classes. There were 50 of us in the class and I still remember two of the projects. Mine was the history of archetecture with pictures I had taken in Europe and the girl who used flannel board to tell the story of the three littles pigs. Everyone was totally engrossed in her presentation.

    Anyway your pictures brought back pleasent memories. Irv Easom (you get to correct the spelling)

    • Mr. Easom, Professor Wigens sounds like a man before his time. πŸ™‚ Everyone used to want to be Ansel Adams. I’m afraid most photography teachers and I wouldn’t have gotten along. Rule of thirds? Don’t care. I just care about what it looks like in the viewfinder, and whether I like it when I see the image.

      It sounds to me like you need to dig out those old photos and show them to us! I’m so glad you’re reading, and that, whether you liked what you saw or not, it brought back enough memories that you commented,

      I’m just glad you haven’t commented on the Buffalo Nickel post, since you’re the only one here who actually knew me then! I believe that was the year my sister stepped in front of your son as another student threw a punch! πŸ™‚

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