Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Split-Second Story

In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame.

Say hello to Shane Francescut. Shane is an avid photoblogger capturing the streets of Toronto, Ontario, on his blog, The Weekly Minute. We are delighted to have him guest star in this week’s photo challenge.

For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image.


I used to regularly contribute to the Weekly Photo Challenge and then I fell out of the habit.  I do check in most weeks to see if anything catches my imagination.  This week the challenge set by Shane Francescut to become a documentary photographer set ideas going and I remembered some black and white photos I took in 2012.

This Split-Second story captures a commuter stranded on a lonely station platform in the middle of nowhere, having just missed his train by seconds and now has to wait ages for the next one.   It asks a lot of questions – Why was he late?  Where was he going? Who is he?  This one photo could open up all sorts of possibilities for a story, but that would be another blog post.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Up. Up can be a direction, an orientation, or even a movement. 

When you browse through the blogs that have taken part in the Weekly Photo Challenge this week you are bound to see many photos of the sky.  After all that is what most of us see when looking up.    Today I make no apology for doing the same thing.   The sky this morning as a fabulous clear blue, without a cloud to be seen.   The contrast between the shrubs in the garden, with their newly sprouting leaves against the sky is magnificent.   Here are my contributions to the theme of “UP” this week.

First is the Lilac bush which all of a sudden has started to produce this years leaves.  I left some of last years flowers on the shrub, partly because they were too high to reach and partly for the birds, as they like the seeds.


Most striking against a vivid blue sky is the yellow of the forsythia.  It was difficult to get the lighting right because of the bright sun and I couldn’t get behind the forsythia to photograph it from the other direction.


Next is the Sambucus Nigra (Elder).  Here, again, the leaves are in contrast to the blue sky against the sun, but the pattern them make as they start to open is feathery, light and stretching its self up towards the sky.


Finally, the Compassion Rose that I grow as a climber is producing some beautiful deep wine coloured leaves, which look lovely especially against the blue sky.  It was hard to get this photo right  because of the sun shining on the leaves but I never have claimed to be an excellent photographer!

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New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Hop across to the Weekly Photo Challenge page and take a look at some of the fabulous photos contributions to this week’s theme of UP.

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