Weekly Photo Challenge: Strength

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph Strength
This week, photograph strength – of all sorts. Men with big, bulging muscles come to mind or powerful animals. This can be one way to think of strength.
Boxer at Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, Havana Cuba

Boxer at Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, Havana Cuba

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Strength can also be graceful and artistic.
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But this isn’t the only way to think about strength. Maybe go for something deeper and show someone’s inner strength or strength in the face of adversity or strength of character.
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Soul of Cuba

We also build strength into structures so architecture works for this challenge as well if it in someway says to you “strength” in its construction.
Photo Reflections in the wet pavement of Calder's Flamingo sculpture in Chicago.

Reflections in the wet pavement of Calder’s Flamingo sculpture in Chicago.

Finding strength is often a theme of motivational memes. This may be a week to create a meme using a photo and a quote about strength. I use Canva to put text on photos, but there are many programs that will do this. Hint – choose a photo with a minimal background.
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Some of my favorites:
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. – Dalai Lama
Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse
Share your posts in the Comments below and share with the tag #photoyogastrength for a chance to have your photo featured on PhotoYoga.
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I’m using my Random Inspiration Generator to choose the challenge each week. Use it if you want more frequent inspirations!

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19 Comments

  1. tgeriatrix says:

    My favorite is the soul of Cuba! Mine is a total different strength: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/strength/

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  2. ArtisanX says:

    All gorgeous. I just love the lighting and how you capture not just the subject but a feeling. I love the dancer photo, That photo is so elegant and graceful (and not just because she is a dancer 😬) I do enjoy your work! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. edaccorinti says:

    Love your images, especially the one of Cuba 🙂 beautiful composition and subject! But all of them are impressive. Here is my entry: http://www.travelartpix.com/vintage-buildings-venice/

    For this image I took a kind of surreal approach because Venice is like a dreamlike place to me. So to me, it´s about the strength of dreams, talking about a scene that exists mostly in my mind, because even if the place actually exists, the strong mood I gave to it is a creation of my mind, it´s how I perceived it. On the other side, it´s the strength of that nostalgic feeling and those memories of an old era that float around the city. Maybe you see another kind of strength too 🙂

    Have a great week and thank you for the challenge!

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  4. Debbie Smyth says:

    I like your various interpretations of strength. And I love the Havana mural – I have a few photos of that, I think it was my favourite mural in Havana. Off to think about my own interpretation

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  5. Wow, BEAUTIFUL photos!!!

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  6. HHY says:

    Hi Jenn, nice photos and interpretation of strength…here is our entry
    http://haddhaiyaar.com/2018/09/13/strong-tree-at-lal-qila/

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