This is already the ninth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Participation in last week’s challenge with the them of Lines was rock solid with some amazing photography and even haikus to join in with the fun!
While I was thinking about what to select for this week’s theme, I decided to go in yet another different direction, partially to offset the horrific event of this past weekend in Orlando. I want to go for something that is positive in humanity in that I am challenging you to capture the Human Spirit.
The Human Spirit is around us everywhere in lots of positive expressions, so go out there and capture some of that positivity and share it with the world!
My image for this week comes from an event that I have been lucky enough to photograph over the past couple of years; the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress‘s Buddy Walk is a hugely successful fund raiser for them, but it’s something even bigger. This event is a true celebration of the human spirit, as it is a combination of acceptance, inclusion, perseverance and pure joy that leaves me uplifted every year that I am lucky enough to photograph the walk.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I fully expect to see some great examples of the human spirit in this week’s photography, and hope that all of you celebrate this challenge!
This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/500 second at f/8 at 640 ISO.
This image is also a nod to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Pure, as nothing is more pure than the joy of a child.