Solitary. I love capturing a person in a quiet and often unexpected moment. These kinds of images can be reflective, mysterious, or even sad, conjuring strong emotions and stirring up stories in my head. I snapped this photograph in the grand Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. That afternoon, it was very busy and crowded inside, but I turned a corner at one point and walked into the empty, bright, airy space pictured above. I experienced a few moments of silence as I watched a woman walk to the end of the room. We were strangers—yet alone, together. A solitary moment, frozen with my lens.
According to Cheri Lucas, whose photograph was portraited as this week’s photo challenge inspiration at WordPress, “Solitary. I love capturing a person in a quiet and often unexpected moment. These kinds of images can be reflective, mysterious, or even sad, conjuring strong emotions and stirring up stories in my head… We were strangers—yet alone, together. A solitary moment, frozen with my lens.”
And here, my few impressions of solitary:
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9 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Solitary.”
Love the train tracks!
Thank you, Spiritual World Traveler! Solitary, but not sad… hopeful, I’d say! 😮
A powerful image… 😉
Thank you! 😮
I love all the images, especially the railway track. Somehow that does look like a very lonely place, with all the weeds growing up through it.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts… it was a difficult theme, I’ve to admit… how to express “solitary”, without being overly ‘sad’ or even, without going for “lonely”…? Thanks for stopping by! 😮
All those images are lovely, but they show different emotions having to do with solitary. Nice job…
Thank you very much for stopping by! It was an intriguing theme… Sad, and ye, lovely!