I’m getting the hang of these photo challenges. This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme “Solitude”. And I can once again match that with fun of my Street Photography photographs. Well, “street” is relative, as this image was taken inside a church in Italy. For me this is a perfect representation of solitude.
For me solitude is nothing negative. I don’t mind being alone at times. I’m alone a lot when traveling on business, at least while in the hotel in the evenings. But I’m at peace with that. Those evenings I spend with a good book or with photography. There are always photos I need to work on, there are blogs to read or blogposts to write. Sometimes I grab my cam and head out on the hunt for some new images. Perhaps I’m at ease when alone because I have a family and friends I can return to.
I acknowledge there are many that have no one to turn to. And those might hate being alone.
Photo taken with my Olympus PEN-F at 1/20 sec @ f/5.4 and ISO 1600. Lens was the mZuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Travel Zoom. Monochrome conversion in Lightroom CC.
Have a great weekend!
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Beautiful shot. Black and white adds to the drama of the image.
Thanks for your great comment, much appreciated! Marcus
This is a stunning picture Marcus, congrats on making the cover of Discover! – Verne
Thanks, Verne, this means a lot! Marcus
Wonderful take on solitude..a perfect capture. I think solitude is something which we can enjoy…but, being lonely has a negative undertone…
Thank you so much for your kind words! Indeed there is a fine line between solitude and loneliness. Thanks for taking time to read and comment 🙏😊! Marcus
You are welcome… 🙂
love the shot, perfect for the challenge…
true, solitude is not something negative, especially when it makes us appreciate being together with our loved ones 🙂
have a wonderful week ahead, Marcus 🙂
Thank you, Alexandra, this means a lot! Have a great week as well! Marcus
Marcus, I missed this post somehow. That is a very interesting challenge. I like the theme Solitude. I also never thought that being alone is negative.
This is one great photograph and I like it a lot!
Thanks so much, Kaya, this is really appreciated! Have a nice Sunday! Marcus
Super … perfect entry for the challenge.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment, Isadora 😊🙏! Marcus
Good shot, Marcus.
Thank you so much, Stefano!
Nice capture Marcus, I also feel the same regarding being alone, as long as there is family and home to go back to. Ha ha as you say, there are always photos to sort through, have a great weekend, Lynne 🙂
So true, have a great weekend as well 👍 Thanks for taking the time to comment!
Thank you so much for visiting and commenting 😊🙏! Marcus
perfect pick for solitude. 🙂
😊🙏 Thanks, Janet. Probably could have taken the photo of the guitar player as well. I’m enjoying these challenges….
Yeah it’s funny how two different images of a man alone can give you such different feelings about them. I didn’t see the guitar player as alone so much- but this man, yes. You’re doing a great job at the challenges Marcus. 🙂
Thanks so much, Tim, highly appreciated!
Marcus, you’re welcome.
I really like this. I’m such a fan of the black and white.
Thanks, your feedback is highly appreciated. Marcus
Nice study….was he aware you were taking his photo?
No he was not. I was shooting with a zoom lens from behind a marble column. I would not have disturbed this moment.
Thanks for giving the details. I was wondering how you took the shot without disturbing the subject.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, Pete, this means a lot. I was shooting with a Zoom Lens from behind a marble columns. He did not see me.