Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

24 Aug

“Colorless Urban”


This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera. Here, I’m presenting two views of the same city, a ‘colorless urban”, and a ‘colorful’ one, seen below. Urban settings can be whatever we want them to be – sad and colorless, or lively, colorful, pleasant!

“Colorful Urban”

This week’s inspiration is “urban“. The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension. Think of urban photography as a complement to street photography—it provides the context in which street photography unfolds. Thanks for the inspiration! ♥


Posted by on August 24, 2012 in ART, BOLIVIA, photography


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57 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

  1. Madhu

    August 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Love both the ominous and the cheerful 🙂


  2. eniola folarin

    August 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Gorgeous Colours!!


  3. Iamrcc

    August 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for visiting and liking my Urban Weekly Photo Challenge submission.


  4. eof737

    August 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The colors in that 2nd shot are gorgeous! 😉


  5. Jeni

    August 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love the contrast between the two images — thanks for the pingback!


  6. frizztext

    August 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    the second: soooo colorful!


  7. tmso

    August 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Definitely my favorite is the colorful urban. So vibrant!


  8. efratadenny

    August 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Nice series of photos..


  9. docgelo

    August 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    what a nice contrast and different interpretation of the theme! 🙂


  10. Naomi Baltuck

    August 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    What a great posts, with such an interesting contrast in material, and yet both perfect for the theme!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you, Naomi! South Africa is definitely a land of contrasts in beauty! 😮 Thanks for stopping by and checking the post out!


  11. Broken Light: A Photography Collective

    August 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Great shots! So moody in both directions (could work well on our site too 🙂 ). Love the barbed wire. Well done.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you very much… even barbed wire has its hidden beauty (?) Sad… and yet, intriguing…. Thank you very much for stopping by!


  12. Cardinal Guzman

    August 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the pingback. I really enjoy both these photos. The razor wire one is kind of urbanly intimidating and clearly states “fuck off”, while the second one is more inviting with all it’s vivid colors.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you, Cardinal Guzman! The barbed wire may be found around the (what used to be) the Reuben Island Prison, in Cape Town (as for backstory, where Nelson Mandela and others were kept for years…). My goal was exactly that: the idea of welcoming, and the idea of “no permission”… 😮


  13. brenda

    August 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    interesting offering of opposites . . . thanks for taking the time to view my urban photo challenge.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      You’re more than welcome, Brenda! Thanks for stopping by, as well! 😮


  14. Gilly Gee

    August 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Incredible contrasts and both great photos!


  15. Iñigo

    August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    cool contrast of urban pics! nice take on the theme!


  16. alicethroughthemacrolens

    August 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Now I’m confused! See Maankind’s post:
    Same place, different colours! 🙂


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I know, I know… Cape Town (RSA) has several streets like that… luckily, his photo has people on it, so, we’re still good… 😮 and the other one, also from Cape Town, but it’s from Reuben Island, where the prison was… I guess everybody falls in love with Cape Town (or, originally, Cidade do Cabo, from the Portuguese!)… What are the odds of two people picking the same city/country to portrait for the weekly photo challenge!!! Fantastic, and thanks for pointing the post out… loved it! 😮



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