Weekly photo challenge: careful

Be careful when you ride beside the river, that you don’t lose your bike.

Bike frame in mud

I had to be careful when taking this pic, that I didn’t drop my phone into the mud.

Be careful, when you have a drink, that you don’t forget to put your bottle in the bin.


(Thank you Google, for adding the special FX to this pic).

Be careful, when you throw away your rubbish, that it doesn’t choke the birds.

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Jeremy Sheehan, transmigration, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015.

And be careful, when you drop your cigarette butt, that you don’t start a bushfire.

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Kim Perrier, ashes to ashes, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2015.

I wish we all could be more careful of our wonderful, extraordinary world.

Michael Van Dam, intervention (2014), Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015.

Michael Van Dam, intervention (2014), Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015.

I wasn’t careful enough, taking that last photo, and didn’t get all of it in the frame. I take it as a reminder to accept imperfection as part of the human condition.

Check out other responses to the ‘careful’ photo challenge & also the ‘extraordinary’ photo challenge.

You can find out more about Sculpture by the Sea here


14 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: careful

  1. Very thoughtful interpretation of this week’s challenge, Maamej. Have to agree with you that we certainly need to take more care when disposing of our rubbish. Isn’t it common sense…I don’t know. It reminds me of a brochure my household received a few days ago: one telling us there is a collection for hard white goods like old TVs and fridges not far where we live. Those things are certainly tricky to dispose of, and we certainly need more initiatives like that.

    Such a great message Sculpture by the Sea is giving out this year. The sculptures look impressive from your shots.

    • Thanks Mabel. Unfortunately the local river is just a dumping ground – bikes, shopping trolleys. carpet, and zillions of plastic bottles. Although apparently it is better than it used to be. There are a lot of new apartments being built along the banks, which could mean more rubbish, or more lobbying of Council to deal with it.

      Sculpture by the Sea is wonderful – such diversity of artworks, but it’s usually the environmentally themed ones that really attract me. Gorgeous location for it too 🙂

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