Lost in the Details. This challenge is about getting lost in the details. Once you’ve found a subject you want to photograph, challenge yourself to work a little further into the scene.
As a mom of nine, I often times get lost because of the details and I chuckled to myself when I saw this challenge this week. I love the weekly photo challenges since I consider myself an amateur photographer. I find that the challenges inspire my creativity as a photographer and as a writer. Since it is winter and quite bleak (and cold) outside right now and I am not particularly inspired to spend some time out there finding that perfect object to photograph, I am going to be lazy and look through the thousands of pictures I do have on hand. Chuckling to myself again.
In 2011, my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by traveling to Europe, mainly Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. As typical tourists in Rome, we took hundreds of pictures of every ancient and famous monument/structure/building/statue we saw. How easily it was for us to take fifty pictures just of the Colosseum. Here is our typical “here we are at the Colosseum” picture (which I do love, by the way).
While standing in the Colosseum and thinking about its history, I was suddenly struck by how ancient the very stones were. Who were the first people who rested their hands on the very rocks I am touching today? What were they thinking of 2000 years ago? It was fascinating and mind boggling at the same time. I love the miniature setting on my little digital camera. It helps to capture those details. Details are important. Details help enrich our life. If we go a million miles per hour and don’t stop and marvel at the details, life goes by way too quickly. Where is the joy of discovery? Where is the joy of truly living?
March 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm
Extremely detailed .. great entry for the challenge.
March 6, 2013 at 8:46 am
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March 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Your ‘detail’ photo reminded me of when I was at the Colosseum a few years ago, I thought about how many thousands of other people had stood where I had and touched the same stones.
March 6, 2013 at 8:47 am
Isn’t it such an amazing place? I have traveled to many places but Rome is the one place I want to go back to.
March 4, 2013 at 9:54 am
Love the pictures!
March 6, 2013 at 8:48 am
Thanks! Thanks for stopping by!
March 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm
I like the way you think, creative a mind boggling, very interesting read for this weeks photo challenge 🙂
March 6, 2013 at 8:49 am
Thank you so much! Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking what you see!
March 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Magnificent place with an amazing history.
March 6, 2013 at 8:51 am
Americans have no idea what “ancient” is until they visit a place like Rome. Are there places with ancient history like that from your country?
March 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm
I loved this blog. I love all the little details too. Can be quite overwhelming when you stop to think about it all though… I have a (virtually!) identical photo of the Colosseum. And regarding your comment above about Americans having no concept of ‘ancient’, I used to think the same, until I visited California – http://joquint.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/america/
March 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm
Thank you! I’ll have to check out your post! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!