Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape – A State of Mind

Perfect EscapeEscape.
Running away from reality.
Forgetting everything.
Shutting the door.
Clearing your mind and
changing your surroundings.

None of that is needed.
For me anyways.

…it’s a frame of mind.
Change how you look
at things and
your escape happens.

It’s all in your head
but mostly in your heart.

wordpressThis week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Escape. Depending on your current mood and headspace, or time in your life, this word can evoke different emotions and conjure a variety of images. Maybe the end of your semester is near, and you yearn for vacation and release: the desire to disappear and run away, the need to unplug and shut off. Or perhaps you imagine quite the opposite: Lost in a maze. Stuck in a room, feeling boxed in, with the worst company. Frustrated in your own thoughts, wondering what to do next.

About the image: I snapped this pic in college. My photography prof looked at my negatives and sent a friend and I out “go shoot stuff,” he said. So we did. The wind was perfect for this shot, her clothing even better, but betterest yet was her expression. The bike is locked to the meter but she looks like she’s flying. In her mind, she escaped from school.

Other samples of this challenge:

  1. Great escape | Thin spiral notebook
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  3. Twilight Sailing on Diyawana Lake | The Wanderlust Gene
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge : Escape | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape 2 | Bastet and Sekhmet
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Escape
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape | Lonely Travelog
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape | patriciaddrury
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape – Auschwitz I, Poland | Billy’s Travel Album
  10. The Great Sailing Escape: Weekly Photo Challenge | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape | My Tropical Home
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape | Rolbos ©

59 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape – A State of Mind”

    1. Don’t let the crabs pull you back in the pot and don’t let the jelly fish keep you from diving in the water! 😉 Thanks for stopping by B’Man!


    1. Oui, parfaitement clair. Je me demande comment elle est aujourd’hui… Ça ne parait pas, mais cette photo fut prise en 1988! Incroyable n’est-ce pas? Je me demande comment ma copine de classe est maintenant. Si elle réussit toujours à fuir la réalité. Je crois que oui!


    1. Actually, I think my lifestyle gives me the privilege to say these words. It’s not like I need to escape when I live on a boat on the Pacific ocean!


    1. Thanks Mynx! Why don’t you participate in the challenges? I’m sure you’d love it, they’re such fun and it really forces you to tap into your creative side (I know you like doing that!)


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