Learn Something New Every Day!


I wanted to participate in the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 40: Something Different, but I could not think what to post.  See, I am a creature of habit.  No matter what the season, I tend to take photographs of nature.  If it is Spring, I must be taking pictures of flowers.  Nothing different there, other than changes in the colors on the hills or a flower blossoming from bud to full bloom.

Yesterday, I was out about town running some errands.  And stopping to take some photos of pretty flowers found along the way.  Again, nothing different there. Except that these are different flowers than I have posted recently.

As I was stopped for one errand, however, I thought, “Hey, I could photograph this—that would be different.  I do not usually photograph this.  In fact, I doubt if very many people do at all.”

My something different, therefore, are these photos.  I have cropped them a bit, but I have done nothing else to the image.  Can you guess what these photos represent?

Maybe this last photo will help you guess.

Yup, I was driving through a car wash.

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“I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.  That’s art to me.”  Maya Lin

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”  Edward de Bono

“Being different gives the world color.”  Nelsan Ellis

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.  It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”  Paulo Coelho

“Be less afraid to be different.”  Alex Sharp

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead

Comments on: "SOMETHING DIFFERENT" (14)

  1. What fun! Yes, it’s enriching to look at everyday things in a different way 🙂

  2. A nice gallery, Patti! Different, but beautiful. 🙂

  3. That’s brilliant, Patti! You certainly gave *me* a new way of looking at car washes. But there’s still nothing wrong with finding an endless sense of wonder in nature. 🙂

    • Thanks. I do not think I will ever stop photographing nature. But I had fun looking for something different to photograph! I am both glad and disappointed I do not have all the snow to photograph that you have been experiencing.

  4. Very fun Patti-NEVER would have guessed!!

    • Thanks for stopping by–and for the challenge. When I looked at the cropped photos, I almost couldn’t guess what they were photographing.

  5. Barbara Yong said:

    You had me stumped. 😊. Very creative.

  6. I have a big smile. I couldn’t guess it, until the last photo. Good job. And the flowers are lovely. I never get tired of seeing your flowers.

  7. I’m so glad you included beautiful flowers, you can’t copy nature’s creativity. The car wash shots are so cool, very creative!

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