Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Whilst Walking

“Photography helps people to see” ~Berenice Abbott 


The above quote is taken from Jane’s blog, where you will find photographs that are something special. The natural world is displayed in its incredible beauty by Jane’s skill, as a photographer.

It is a delight to walk in forested or rural areas, in cool, shady glades, in big sky country of cattle grazing lands or scenic vistas away from the inner city. Use arrows to see more images below.

  • pond water
  • bridge through a garden in japan
  • rural australia farm

Whilst walking with my own camera and observing the world, I try to channel that atmosphere that Jane creates, in her photography.

“Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” 

~ Susan Sontag
fjord norway with jetty

Friendly Friday Challenge Prompt – Whilst Walking

This week our challenge prompt is to post a photograph you have taken ‘Whilst Walking.’

[N.B. If you are in lockdown, archival photography is quite acceptable].

Walking Photo Challenge Brief:

Photograph what it is that draws your attention.

Do you spot something unusual?

In urban areas, we can still pay attention as we walk. The colour of vehicles, the signage, the expressions on people’s faces, the rain hitting the pavements and gutters. It is there waiting for our attention and our camera lens.

Whilst walking.

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100 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Whilst Walking”

  1. I really try to enjoy walks and drive without hiding behind my camera. Sometimes I even leave my phone at home on purpose. It is so irritating seeing people just taking photographs without enjoying the view or the people around them.

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    1. It is always good to change things up, Appeltjie. I am interested in the reasons why you think it is irritating that other are busily taking photos. Is it because they are interacting less?


      1. Not exactly.But I am aware of her book on Photography.She has interesting view on photography.Her other quote

        “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

        She compared camera to gun and job of photography to murder.

        “To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.”
        Susan Sontag

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        1. Oo. Strong words and metaphors, yet I do see what she means, by the camera sees them how they can never see themselves. My own kids hate their photo being taken. This, in a world where selfies are the norm. Maybe this is what drives selfies. That desire to see what others see?

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    1. We do not have to wear a face mask here, Sartenada as we do not have any Covid cases, bar 2-4 cases that are in hotel quarantine. Restrictions have been lifted and yesterday, the borders to the other states, which have been closed for months, have re-opened. Our state has been strict in containing the virus, and luckily for us, we continue to live life as normal.

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