This week, we’re exploring Interesting Objects on LAPC. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of walking through a city, the country, a museum, or a beach, for example, and something catches your eye. If you’re lucky, you have a camera ready to capture it. Here are some examples from my collection to get your creative “wheels” spinning.
I’m sure you’ve seen these love locks in your travels. They usually commemorate a couple’s love for each other, but this one was different. A grateful resident professes his/her love for Boston. In the distance, you can see the Mass Pike and the Boston skyline.
Earlier this week I took a frigid walk through the Boston Gardens. Despite the temperature (-8 deg. F/-22 deg. C), I “heroically” paused in front of this statue honoring Robert McCloskey’s ducks–made famous in his children’s book Make Way for Ducklings .
I loved that someone gave all the duckings a warm red scarf, and an activist tied a sign around their necks, which reads: “Please love us. Don’t wear or eat us.”
In a cringe-worthy attempt to get an ideal photo, I fixed Mamma Duck’s hat, which had blown off in the wind, and adjusted one of the duckling’s signs. Then, I shot this photo.
On a recent visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, this Nautilus Beaker “spoke” to me.
Here’s the backstory: Starting in the 16th Century, princes, kings and wealthy merchants collected rare objects like this nautilus shell. A very talented goldsmith decorated it with mother of pearl and silver and etched drawings of human figures on the surface. Amazing.
My last image was captured on a walk in Vancouver. As we passed the Carlyle Hotel and its iconic doorman statue, I noticed that someone placed a half-smoked cigarette into “his” mouth. I had to photograph it.
This week we invite you to share images that feature Interesting Objects. Have fun searching for them on the street, in your home, in your travels, or from your archives. For an added challenge, you can create and photograph a still life arrangement of interesting things. Include a link to this post and use the Lens-Artists tag.
Last week, we enjoyed learning about and exploring your favorite photo challenges in the Word Press community. A special thanks to Tina for hosting the Double Dipping Challenge. I admire those of you who lead and participate in multiple challenges, and have made valuable partnerships with other bloggers. You’ve done so much to enrich our community.
Next week, it’s Ann-Christine’s turn to lead the challenge, so be sure to stop by her beautiful site. In the meantime, my wish for you: Stay healthy and have an inspiring week!