WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

17 May 2013


Ashland Covered Bridge, iPhone 4s, April 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware, iPhone 4s, April 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Let me know what you think about this image. If you like it and why.


The weekly photo challenge sponsored by WordPress has been a sweet part of my week for months. This forum provides a platform for me to meet scores of others who are sparked by the notion of a photographic theme, and to express its meaning through individual interpretation. Literally and visually, we can escape into the world of images to fulfill it.

Escape is a tricky concept. We can move in various different directions, and still equate its posturing. We can: ran from the ties that bind, rush through a door of dark and meet the light on the other side, accelerate day to night or night to day, pierce the angst with creativity, shed the cool on a humid day, elude a confrontation, dive into an activity, and…

Truly, to escape is not always to flee the scene. To escape can be a way to build layer upon layer of good experiences.

This concept can conjure both the negative and the positive. It can be yin to yang or the subtle conversion to a new vista. Momentarily, a hot fudge sundae satiates a bitter argument. A mid-morning snack prevents hunger pains. A holiday can open worlds of discovery.

To escape can be a pile-high stack of possibilities, easing or slowing. Or pushing the air to vent itself from inhale to exhale.

In the Lens section is my entry: a covered bridge. It seems an apt choice, because it takes us from one place to another. It is a conduit for change, because escape is definitely a sign that life is about to be altered.

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

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30 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

  1. They say, There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” and looks like this one is a perfect escape from something we are running from.

  2. marialla says:

    I love this image. I like your perspective. I like the way that it looks and feels. I feel as if I am looking down a long tunnel and at the end is this wonderful and magical land. Even if were snow there, it would feel the same. It is an image of hope and joy. A look into the future. Thank you very much!!!

  3. pjdonna says:

    We don’t have bridges like this over here, but great choice as it brings to my mind some hollywood movies where these bridges combust due to car chases or any other chases of the erm, paranormal or supernatural kind :P, haha and I like your thought that escape is a sign that life is too be altered. How true!

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  5. cynthiamc1 says:

    Reminds me of covered bridges in Vermont.

  6. Gallivanta says:

    The bridge looks so cozy and comfortable that I think I would stay there just content to know that there is an opening or an escape should I want to take it.

  7. vastlycurious.com says:

    Really great photo and interpretation! I have to think about this one.

  8. Love the photo of the covered bridge. We have many here in New England and they are all beautiful and so full of history.

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  12. Like the bridges of Madison County. Beautiful.

  13. Archita says:

    Wonderful capture and write up..:)

  14. stephzub says:

    I really like your bridge picture because it explains exactly the word escape. when you want to escape it is usually because it is all dark around you and you don’t feel right in the place you are… reason why you look at something different.. lighter.. Nice shot !

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