My camera and I went on several adventures for the Photography Challenge this week.  I keep the list of prompts in my pocket, but I don’t shoot my pictures in any particular order.  I like to let creativity roam freely until the finished product emerges.  As a result, my pictures started to link together on their own into a theme of “unknowns.”

Prompt: Explore a new route and document it.

I played with this prompt in a number of ways, hoping to avoid the obvious.  I decided even the most familiar of places, experiences, and objects can have an element of “newness” that goes unnoticed.

At the grocery store, I wandered from my usual path of apples and cucumbers to the exotic fruit section.  What are these things?

Photo by: c.b.w.

My bookshelves are full of books I see every day.  Some I’ve read more than once, while others are waiting for me to turn the pages.  An unread book is the ultimate “new route,” so I grabbed a book I’ve never read and went exploring.

Photo by: c.b.w.

Travel is the ultimate act of exploring, so I dug through my map collection until I came across a map for a place I’ve never been.  Amsterdam will likely be my next destination, however, until then it remains an unknown.

Photo by: c.b.w.

Prompt: Find a piece of artwork.

While exploring the garage, I found the welding marks and discoloration on a restoration project to be quite intriguing. It looks like something that could be at the Tate Modern with a plaque that says “Artist Unknown.”

Photo by: c.b.w.

Prompt: Document something you don’t understand.

I may have found art in the garage, but it remains a place of utter confusion for me.  Engines, tools, and mechanical things will forever be an enigma in my mind.

Photo by: c.b.w.

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To see all the details of the photography challenge, go here.

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c.b.w. 2012

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