Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 17 – Calm

How many of you like to take some time out and get some peace and quiet on a daily basis?

Sometimes it can be tough finding the time to get those peaceful moments, but I’ve found that just by looking at a photo or picture I can often get that sense of calm. That is what this week’s photo challenge is all about – Calm.

Hugh's Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 - Calm

I took this photo early one morning a few years ago. An hour later this waterway was full of boats ferrying tourists and residents around and to and from the city of Venice. Those precious moments early in the morning are something I enjoy very much as they can often bring a lovely sense of calm to me.

This week, take or show me a photo of a scene or of something that for you denotes calm. Maybe it’s an empty street before the shops open, or the still waters of the sea before a storm arrives?  Then again maybe a photo of the cover of your favourite music album is what helps you to calm down after a long hard day?

Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken that for you denotes, calm. 
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 17 – “Calm”
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to this post or leave a link to your post in the comments section below so that other participants can view your post.

Not sure how to create a pingback? Click here for a step by step guide on how to create one.

Last week’s challenge was all about objects or people behind something. Lots of different takes on the challenge came in and I’ve chosen the following five to showcase this week.

Ladylee, at Ladyleemanila, got my attention straight away with her take on the challenge. A few other participants also entered photos of themselves standing behind a cardboard cutout, all of which looked great fun.

Marie, at The Syllabub Sea, shows us not only a great photo for the challenge but also brings together new and old. This is something I may use for my photography challenge over the coming months, so keep a look out for it.

Deb, at Deb’s World, took us on a tour of Sydney and showed us some wonderful sights of the city. I’m so pleased she decided to go out for a walk and take these wonderful photos rather than going to the gym. It wouldn’t have been a tough choice for me.

Sandra, at Expressions, took a photo of the sun coming up behind the trees. I’ve told her that her photo will make a wonderful Christmas card and I’m hoping I’ll be on her list to receive one.

Cee, at Cee’s Photography, captivated me with her black and white photography this week. There are wonderful shots for the challenge amongst the collection with my favourite being a certain object that reminded me of Downton Abbey.

I’ve not done this before, but I’d like to give a special mention this week to Kat, at Dandelion Fuzz, for entering a photo which completely freaked me out. I don’t get frightened very much but the photo she entered really had my heartbeat racing. Head on over to her post and tell her if you agree with me.

Thank you to everyone that entered photos for the challenge.

Entries for this week’s challenge are open until Monday 21st March 2016, and I’ll showcase five entries when announcing the next challenge. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. Have fun!

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  1. I love the calm of early mornings too . . . and your photo certainly captures it. Lovely 🙂

    I was going to post something for calm, but yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday photo of the windows was and is my moment of calm this week. So I’m going to enjoy your photo and remember my moment instead!


      1. Thanks Hugh. I’m feeling a lot better, and hub is on a slow but progressive mend. Now only many dr. appts. and tests throughout the coming weeks with him. Must get to the bottom of everything. 🙂 xo

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    1. Yes, I’m so pleased that so many are joining in, Elizabeth. To think that when I announced the very first challenge I was only going to run it for six weeks. Now, this week, we’ll be on week 18!

      Thank you for joining me for this week’s challenge.

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