Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

I have been so lost in time lately, absorbed by the detailed work of finishing an important publishing project, that I almost missed today’s deadline for this photo challenge (by Word Press). Actually I found the title and description of the challenge a bit confusing and decided to interpret it as Lost and Found in the Details.

Here is how I see it:

Silver Beach on Cape Cod, MA

Silver Beach, Cape Cod

Walking on this familiar beach after the high tide you can see the dark clumps of seaweed on its sand. They are not very attractive and soon will be removed to make the beach more pleasant for visitors. Those clumps are not attractive at first, but there is some beauty in them that I tried to capture it in this photo.

Seaweed and sea shells  entangeled on the beach

Sea Offerings

The seaweed entangled with the shells, the color, the texture, and the feeling of some mystery attracted me enough that this photo, in a large format, hangs in my studio as a reminder of my visits with the ocean.

New Orleans building with the decorative iron work

Charm of New Orleans

The minute I walked into the New Orleans streets, I was charmed by that city’s ambiance and its characteristic architecture with the decorative iron work. The detail of that ornamental work represents for me the essence of that New Orleans charm – visually.

Detail of the ornamental iron work

Detail of the ornamental iron work

The above examples of details were sought by me intentionally, but sometimes one can stumble on such detail accidentally. That was the case with a photograph I took in my native Warsaw (Poland) a few years ago. I was attracted to the balcony full of flowers on Nowy Swiat (New World) street and only much later discovered the very attractive decorative details of the building on both sides of the balcony.

Warsaw balcony and flowers

Warsaw balcony and flowers

It is so nice to have flowers around us in many forms – they bring smiles to our lives.


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7 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details”

  1. Mark Trocchi Says:

    Way to go….Cape Cod and New Orleans both at the same time.  Lots of connections to both places. Hope you’re warm and well.  Too snowy up here in DC this week, but it’s all melted by now.  Keep me up to date.  What’s the new publishing project ?  Anything we might be able to exhibit for you.  Call or email to discuss….anytime. 

      Mark Trocchi


    • Alicja Mann Says:

      Many thanks Mark!

      I truly do not miss snow. Tucson is a good place for me. I hope to finish that publishing project next week and to have some “free” time to catch up with my phone calls etc. Will try to call you as well.


  2. megtraveling Says:

    Very nice pictures, especially of New Orleans!

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