Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected Beauty

So, it’s been a challenging week. I’m right in the middle of an annoying computer crash (probably time to splash out for a new one – I’d be happy, but this means thousands of dollars and seeming hundreds of hours getting the computer set up again), my basement is flooded – as is the Mississippi River – from all the rain, and I’m in a really bad mood.

When I get this way, I often use my photography to lift my spirits. I might not be able to post-process my photos, but I can go out hunting/gathering.

This week the challenge is to….

Photograph Unexpected Beauty

It doesn’t matter what sort of beauty. Any beauty will do!

The best is when I find beauty when I’m not expecting it. Finding a ray of sun on a weed or a splash of color in a dingy building.

Anything can have beauty – it is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder – and this beholder has a camera! That means I can not only behold, I can share the beauty with others.

I tend to find beauty in the everyday. I don’t see run down buildings as urban decay, I see them as returning to their natural state. Nature is taking over and one day this building might be a flowering field (again).

I’m going to take my advice and go out to see if I can find a bit of beauty in the world to perk up my day.

yellow flower water drops
Early morning dew

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  1. Sue says:

    I think you’re entitled to be in a bad mood, Jenn……I hate computer issues


  2. Beautiful photo of morning dew!


  3. Debbie Smyth says:

    I hope the beauty will help cheer you up!
    Not everyone will agree with this one being a beauty – but I like it! https://travelwithintent.com/2019/05/04/unexpected-beauty-hayward-gallery-london-brutalist/


  4. Len Kagami says:

    Love the shot! The dew surely enhances the beauty of the petals.
    Here are some expected beauties I found in Groningen. Honestly, I had low expectation on this sleepy town. But I was surprised with the result 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


  5. Lots of beauty to be found in Springtime..;-)


  6. Junieper2 says:

    In a time of upheavel beauty can really lift your spirits. This was when my hubby was facing surgery, and I was waiting for the docs visit to be over. Hope your computer mess will not take as much time and frustration as you thought.:)
    https://thejeshstudio.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/time-changes-things/ ‎


  7. Hammad Rais says:

    Gorgeous snap this is 🙂


  8. lolaWi says:

    great unexpected beauty! thank you for the inspiration! here’s my entry: https://lolawi.blog/2019/05/10/wpc-unexpected-beauty/


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