Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Solitary” – via dictionary.com…
1. alone; without companions; unattended: a solitary passer-by.
2. living alone; avoiding the society of others: a solitary existence.
3. by itself; alone: one solitary house.
4. characterized by the absence of companions: a solitary journey.
5. done without assistance or accompaniment; done in solitude: solitary chores.

This week’s photo challenge asks us to contemplate ‘solitary’.

Daydreams of being the sole occupant of a tropical island used to dominate my mind on rough days at the office.  Self-employment led the opposite direction as I found being the solitary human in the house a challenge.  I’ve always been enchanted by people, places and things that stand out in a crowd – solitary in their individuality.  Then there are those at one with their surroundings… Once again, plenty of fodder for photography.

Meditation – a young girl sits in solitude on the gorgeous Oregon Coast.

A solitary fisherman casts his nets as the sun sets in Nuevo Vallarta.

A solitary young boy ponders ‘what’s next’ as other dancers perform.

A solitary muskrat takes an evening glide through gorgeous green waters.

This solitary Blue Columbine stood out in an otherwise wooded area.

One solitary, big, but seemingly harmless spider who made his home outside my kitchen nook window a couple of summers ago. Came out at night only. We nicknamed him Godzilla. Believe it’s one of the Orb Weavers, but beyond that know nothing!

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28 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. diannegray says:

    Suzan – these are fantastic! 🙂

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  3. Myra GB says:

    I like the photo of the young boy and the muskrat the best. All the photographs here are perfect for the challenge. 🙂

    • Thanks Myra. I came around the corner of the stage expecting to see the dancer – which I did, but my camera went straight to him. I think it was past his bedtime! And, until that photo, I’d never seen a real life muskrat in the wild before.

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  5. Bams Triwoko says:

    Nice post… love them.. 🙂

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  7. Lovely images, I really like the first shot! Well done.

    • Jennifer, that is one of my all-time personal favourites. I absolutely love the coast so make the most of it living in land-locked Alberta. Every time I look at that one I can feel the sea breeze and smell the sea air.

  8. Great images, they all work for the challenge too!

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  12. s1ngal says:

    the boy &amp the spider ~ loved loved them.

    • Thank you. The spider had us fascinated for a few weeks. A friend of mine wasn’t so thrilled last year when she had an infestation at her house. She’d hose it down and two days later there’d be about 50 webs around her front door area. Creepy but still harmless.

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  14. Imelda says:

    Beautiful photos especially of the columbine and spider. 🙂

    • Thanks Imelda – I love hearing which ones appeal to different people. It’s like I always tell families during my photo shoots – you’ll like a few, your husband will like a different few, and I’ll probably like completely different ones! 😀

  15. Jo Bryant says:

    Great images but the muskrat really got my attention…great capture

  16. Thanks Jo – that one caught the attention of National Geographic Canada and was on a shortlist of contenders for top wildlife pics of the year. Didn’t make the finals, but I was thrilled!

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