Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

These weekly challenges are difficult. I usually manage something, but last week’s topic, ‘kiss’ ended up stumping me altogether. I looked through my street photography and was disappointed to note that I’ve never managed to catch any spontaneous snog pictures, and my family are not particularly known for their public displays of affection. The closest I came up with was this romantic moment between son 2 and his girlfriend. It’s not a kiss, exactly. alice and jay finger

My interpretation of this week’s challenge is better than last week’s because… well… I actually did one. Only… ‘interpretation’ is probably not quite the right word – the proper word is something like, ‘literalation’ because I’ve taken the challenge, and sort of sat still with it.

Instead of dreaming up a lovely metaphor for overcoming hurdles in life or whatever, I’ve just chosen pictures of walking. Or shambling. Or in some cases running. There are no deep meanings here, and you won’t be drifting off to sleep at night even slightly more enlightened than you were before you saw my pictures of perambulating mammals. Sorry.

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17 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

  1. Moni says:

    haha! love the honesty :).

  2. You’re good at that. Steaming!

  3. ninano says:

    I like your approach. I had difficulties to find something for the kiss theme, too. When I finally found a photo with a son and a girlfriend kissing it was simply too much of a cliche; I couldn’t publish it. (Of course, it’s also a matter of integrity.)
    I’ll see what I can do with ‘forward’. You caught some good moments, especially the dogs!

  4. ninano says:

    And I really like ‘the romantic moment’. That lovely girl in her rosebud-dress. Her smile is complex.

    • That’s totally how I felt about kiss & cliche. I thought about doing some sort of weird still life with doll heads, but life intervened.

      What an interesting way to describe her smile… it’s making me think…

  5. ninano says:

    Life intervenes all the time, I think: Right now with an intense period of working, a harddisk with thousands and thousands of photos and so many new ideas! Unfortunately, my eyes go on strike, and I have to avoid spending too many hours looking at the screen.

  6. ninano says:

    Probably a matter of aging, yes. My eyes are definitely the most hardworking part of me. But I guess you know that when you look out of focus, you can discover things you don’t normally see?

  7. ninano says:

    I think I heard that story, too. New shapes and shades will appear when you see something from the corner of your eye. Or when you look at the picture upside-down – I learned at art school…
    It happens with thinking, too. When there is a problem one has been trying to solve intensely, the best is often to do something different for a while, as the brain will get a chance to find a new angle of incidence. A growing number of ‘out of focus’ could mean you are busy, resolving important matters.

  8. Mark in Bristol says:

    I liked the pigs ears the best. Not metaphorical ones, actual bouncing photo ones.

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