Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

I just read the weekly photo challenge article over at the Daily Post on WordPress.com.

This week the subject is ‘solitary’, and the suggestion is to share a photo that evokes the idea of ‘solitary’ to each person joining the challenge.

The photo that illustrates the challenge is of a woman in the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul. It immediately made me think of a photo I took at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

I have stood at the Wall, thinking about whether there is a God to whom one might be praying, or whether one is alone, solitary.

solitary |ˈsäləˌterē|
done or existing alone: I live a pretty solitary life | tigers are essentially solitary.
• (of a place) secluded or isolated: solitary farmsteads.
• [ attrib. often with negative ] single; only: we have not a solitary shred of evidence to go on.
• (of a bird, mammal, or insect) living alone or in pairs, esp. in contrast to related social forms: a solitary wasp.
• (of a flower or other part) borne singly.
noun ( pl. solitaries )
1 a recluse or hermit.
2 informal short for solitary confinement.
solitarily |-rəlē|adverb,
solitariness noun
ORIGIN Middle English: from Latin solitarius, from solus ‘alone.’

And Also At

I had to nuke my site at www.photographworks.com because it was hacked. I tore it apart, dropped all the database tables, deleted all the posts and pages, and started again.

It was heartbreaking for about a second but I have never been one to cry over spilled milk, and it was kind of liberating to start again.

I’ve put up a few posts based on photos I’ve taken and in one of them I discussed the steps I’ve taken to deal with white balance issues on my Panasonic GF1.

Take a look at let me know whether you like the layout of the blog – I think the ‘Hatch’ theme from DevPress is pretty good.