Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Numbers ~ The Numbered Dragon Boat Racers   2 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Numbers

My late submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge on “Numbers” is called ” The Numbered Dragon Boat Racers “. Who shall win this Dragon Boat Race – will it be 2, 3, 4 or 5?

SP Lim

The Numbered Dragon Boat Racers

The Numbered Dragon Boat Racers

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Numbers
Equations. Clock faces. Cash registers. Numbers are everywhere: this week, share a photo that puts them front and center.
BY BEN HUBERMAN

I was strolling along the streets and canals of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach recently. It’s a lovely, rapidly changing neighborhood: the old and the new often collide, but the endearingly shabby seems to live in surprising harmony with all things cutting edge (and pricy).

It’s also a mightily photogenic place. Which makes me a bit embarrassed to admit that my favorite sight was… a row of mailboxes:

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Numbers Equations. Clock faces. Cash registers. Numbers are everywhere: this week, share a photo that puts them front and center.

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Numbers
Equations. Clock faces. Cash registers. Numbers are everywhere: this week, share a photo that puts them front and center.

I’m not sure what it was about them that I found so captivating. Their effortless vintage-ness? The fact that the building’s residents cared enough to make them so… cute? Or maybe the promise of each family’s story, already hinted at by the empty stroller (and even by those cacti): just pick one box, and whole lives might pour out.

Ultimately, I saw these numbers — presented in the simplest, most predictable of sequences — as an invitation to wonder about people and the place they live in.

Numbers are all around us at home and on the street, in airports and supermarkets, on signs and on our clothes. I can’t wait to see your take on this week’s challenge — what will your numbers show?

Numbers

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2 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Numbers ~ The Numbered Dragon Boat Racers

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  1. Wonderful shot of Dragon boat racers.

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