When the sun breaks through
Over a stormy sea
Far in the distance
The burst of amber
Draws the eye
With its shameless
And then the reds
And the orange
Look at me!
Look at me!
But I prefer
The subtler hues
Infusing the greys
The somber light
Hinting at the grandiose
While holding all the splendour
In quiet repose
On the sandy shore
Long grass rustling
In the inky darkness
To be leaned into
So not a single word
North of Santa Cruz
California, United States of America
Taken during travels, 2009
Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.
- Use any title you like
- Your response can be words and/or an image
- Better if the words are your own
- You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
- Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
- Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
- Add a link to this post in your response
To help us find your response, you can also:
- Add a comment on this post to announce your response
- Apply the tag “Pic and a Word Challenge” to your post
Last week we tracked footfalls… This week, let’s explore subtle nature of things and beings… or, perhaps, something not so subtle at all.
Three trackers posted their finds this past week. Thanks everyone! This week, have fun exploring subtlety.