WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

10 August 2012


1. Bicycle, UD Campus, Nikon DSLR, August 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

2. Outdoor Label, Nikon DSLR, August 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

Let me know which is your favorite.


This week’s photo challenge sponsored by WordPress is the subject “Wrong.” I have posted two interpretations in the Lens section.

Photograph One: The image of the bicycle was taken yesterday on the University of Delaware campus. I was exploring one of the art department studios, camera ready. It’s the end of summer session, and each floor was lined in emptiness except for an occasional sign of human life. So I had to ask myself: Is it wrong for the bicycle to be parked in the doorway? Is it wrong to leave it unattended sans lock? Who will be wrong if it disappears?

Photograph Two: This label in three languages was affixed on the side of a large locked metal container that was perched in an alleyway. I was drawn to it, because it was in such disarray. In order to read its warnings, I had to move really close. While the hazardous message is clear, the label also is ready to self destruct. I was a bit dismayed. Wasn’t it wrong that it had not been replaced with a larger and weather-resistant sign?

As always these photo challenges can have multiple interpretations. And I do so enjoy that puzzlement. Sometimes the image for submission emerges instantly. At other times it is a stretch to conjure what to enter. But the true fun and satisfaction comes from the moment of fulfillment. Thanks WordPress.

Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of this blog.

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8 Responses to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

  1. marialla says:

    A bike alone is a clean shot but only one person suffers if by chance someone were to snafu it. The sign , however, is a greater wrong because the harm can come to many – especially as the sign disintegrates more and more. Not only that but to see a possibly vital sign in such disarray might lead one to think there is nothing to fear in any case since it seems too obvious that with such a sign there is nothing of danger behind it. So I would say the sign tells a much more ominous tale of WRONG!!! thank you.

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the bicycle. I am surprised that it is there alone.

  3. Amy says:

    Outdoor Label is a cool shot, but I want the bike though…

  4. Gracie says:

    Great interpretation, Sally! At first I thought the second image was of a mosaic, never realized it looks that way because it is tattered. Wow, it really does need to be changed very soon.

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