Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOST IN THE DETAILS

FACE OF MAN

Look close at the face of this man in the mural.  What do you see lost in the details?

IMG_1727DDD

ALL THE LITTLE PEOPLE

IMG_1737DDD

WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM?

IMG_1779DDD

A few years ago I started noticing all the wonderful wall murals located in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I soon realized that each community had a mural that represented life in their neighborhood.  It was then I started photographing these murals to compile into a coffee table book that would tell the story of Pittsburgh’s many neighborhoods as seen through the paintings on the wall murals.

The above mural is part of a larger mural that scans the entire length of the Martin Luther King East Busway Station in Wilkinsburg.  The “little people” who make up the man’s face, to me, represent the faces of the people who commute from the Pittsburgh suburbs to work in the downtown area.

What is your interpretation of the people in the face of this man.

See other entries to the weekly challenge here.

BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

Advertisements

26 Responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOST IN THE DETAILS”

  1. Very interesting, Francine. I bet that coffee table book will be fabulous!!

  2. What a great piece of work.

  3. That’s amazing! A great fit for the challenge, well done!

  4. Great illustration of detail!

  5. […] WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOST IN THE DETAILS | Francine In Retirement […]

  6. So clever all of it – what a collaboration of talent .
    … mind you some of those people don’t look too happy about commuting !
    Good luck with the book Francine 🙂

  7. Such a creative way to express oneself. Great reply to the challenge and a fitting addition to your book

  8. Wow Francine I love the idea of a coffee table book! I alos love murals so thanks for sharing 🙂 My interpretation – I think they are hi ancestors, all the generations of people that shaped him.

  9. That is stunning and definitely a great one for this week’s theme!

  10. The artist of this mural was very creative. Must be really effective to see it “live”.

  11. Love this, perfect for the challenge.

  12. Great post! Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post!

  13. nice shots. where can i see the murals? will be in Pittsburgh next week.

    http://amarnaik.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/weekly-photo-challenge-lost-in-the-details/

    • The mural runs along the east busway in Wilkinsburg. It is located on each side of Penn Avenue pass McDonalds coming from town. Coming from Monroeville on Parkway East get off at Wilkinsburg exit, follow Admore Blvd to Penn Ave turn left at CVS , the mural starts at South Avenue. You can’t miss it. Once you see that end go back to fire station on right, turn left and you can see the rest of the mural that runs across Penn Avenue to Wallace Street pass Popeye’s Chicken. I would suggest you park in CVS parking lot and walk to see mural located near the fire station. I hope this was helpful. Pittsburgh offers a lot to see. I hope you enjoy your visit. If you need any other help, just email me.

      BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

      ________________________________

  14. Great interpretation

  15. Amazing detail Francine! Thank you for showing us 🙂

  16. Wonderful choice for the challenge, Francine. I love your interpretation of those little people. 🙂

  17. Beautiful post enjoyed each one of them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  18. […] WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOST IN THE DETAILS | Francine In Retirement […]

  19. […] WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOST IN THE DETAILS | Francine In Retirement […]

  20. Very nice mural. I love it!

  21. wow. pretty amazing!

  22. It’s the little people that made and continues to make big changes and contributions in this world. They are our quiet heroes who do things with the sincerity of their hearts.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: