Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

Do you speak in images? Enjoy taking photos to document your experiences or just to express what you notice in the world? Love to share them with others? Welcome to the weekly photo challenge! I post a new challenge each week…check in regularly and join the fun!

As I walked near the Tower Bridge in Sacramento today, I was noticing all the things I could see through the bridge: the water, boats, restaurants along the banks, the state capitol building, and the cars driving through the middle.

through the bridge

And that got me thinking about photos that represent through–like this one I took of my niece ice skating through the plexiglass window (which definitely did not keep the cold away!).

Jill through the glass

We have a really interesting library at UCSD…and I was taking pictures through the buttresses the other day looking out into the distance.  It makes it look much more closed in than it is in person.

through the library

And high above the San Diego Zoo on the skyfari ride, I looked through my gondola to capture this shot of the gondola coming from the other direction.

through the gondola

To give a bit of perspective…here is one from the ground, shot through the trees.

through the treesWe came upon this water tower while hiking a week or so ago.  I like to experiment with perspective, so stood close to the tank shooting upward.  I was interested in this ladder…here is shot through the ladder looking up.

Through the ladder on the watertower

And of course, I have to include a beach photo!  This one is looking through the umbrellas out to the water.  I’m always surprised with how much stuff people bring to the beach!

through the umbrellas

So this week’s challenge is to represent through with your lens.  Is it something you are through with?  Will you look through some things like I did?  Or do you have another interpretation of through to explore?

You can post your photo alone or along with some words: commentary, a story, a poem…maybe even a song! I love to study the photographs that others’ take and think about how I can use a technique, an angle, or their inspiration to try something new in my own photography. (I love a great mentor text…or mentor photo, in this case!)

I share my photography and writing on social media. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter using @kd0602. If you share your photos and writing on social media too, please let me know so I can follow and see what you are doing. To help our Weekly Photo community find each other, use the hashtag #through for this week and include @nwpianthology in your post.

What’s going through your mind…and how will you represent it through your lens?





2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

  1. margaretsmn

    I like how your challenges make me look at things differently. Wonder what I may look through tomorrow.


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