Welcome to Week 61 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
After another week of amazing entries to last week’s challenge, I thought it might be interesting to return to my old tricks and throw you a bit of a curve ball with this week’s theme. Your challenge is to come up with an image (or more than one) that captures the theme of Unusual. I’m confident that your creative eyes and minds observe plenty of scenes during your week that you could consider unusual, so I’m eager to see them in your entries.
As usual, you can take poetic license into any direction that your vision desires, as your photography can be as unusual, as you want. Extra credit for creative captions!
Here’s a rather unusual scene that my wife and I came across in Ostia Antica…
This statue is of the god Mithras about to kill a bull. Mithraism was a cult religion during the days of the Roman empire from the 1st – 4th century C.E., which had underground temples called mithraea. The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra; during the heyday of the Roman empire, many foreign religious influences were adopted by Romans in Italy.
The caption is inspired by one of my Facebook friends, who recognized the humor in this scene immediately!
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
- 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 (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I can’t wait to see what kind of unusual entries you’ll serve up this week!