Although I didn’t religiously publish photo challenges offered by WordPress’ Daily Post week-after-week, I did see it as an occassional source of inspiration, an outlet for many of my travel photographs. I was sad to see that it had ended with a final instalment. Yet, there are many other photo challenges out there to fill the gap.
This end has make me think more about what these challenges mean: on one hand they provide a structure and a community in which to share images; and, on the other hand, they restrict the content and insist that it fits in with a set theme. In future, I may contribute to one of those photo challenges as the mood strikes. But, for now, I am content setting my own themes.
Normally, I do not post anything political or controversial. But, this theme has been steeping for a while, much longer than it takes to stew tea into dark tannic sludge. I’ll let these images speak for themselves.
Signs around London:
Plus, an “incendiary” and rather dystopian image on the tube:
A sign at the airport frequently seen as we depart from the UK to go to Greece:
And lastly, signs of the times observed in London near Pall Mall on 23 June 2018 … filled with passionate conviction.
In addition to occasional contributions to photo challenges, I will continue to link up to a great (and light-hearted) community of bloggers who share a similar interest in the sport of door-spotting – Norm’s Thursday Doors. Of course, it won’t stop me from posting a few independent photo essays, particularly if it is a story worth telling.