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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 169: “ordinary”

This week we have another guest host for The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold Your Breath and she asks for the ordinary.


It’s fall. The rose apples or rose hips are ripe. You can see them when looking carefully around. Only about a centimeter long and half a centimeter diameter.

Guess, what we have here, before reading further. I suspect you also have it at home. Probably in your fridge. A couple of eggs. Were you right?

Apples are very common in supermarkets. It’s great to have them.


Blooming time is over in the Northern hemisphere. Only a few autumn flowers and a couple of leftovers are still blooming. This image is from summer.


A baby’s hand. A couple of millions are around on our planet. When counting all hands in, we have approximately 16 billion human hands currently on this planet. Not counting the hands of the decreasing number of other primates in.

Fire, candles, matches. Very common, very ordinary. Candles are burning in houses, churches, temples. Fire is used for cooking and matches are nee ded to enlight both of them.


Streets are crossing all regions and countries. Not all of them are looking like this and even the vehicles moving on the streets are looking different. But, our whole civilization even the more primitive lives of our ancestors wasn’t possible without a primitive kind of street.

Stones are tiny parts of the earth. They are everywhere. We even use them the build our houses, streets, walls and so on.


Rain is a necessity for life. At least for a kind of life like we know it from hour planet Earth.


P.S. don’t forget to click on the images to enlarge them.

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Take care!

14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challange 169: “ordinary””

  1. I love the examples that you collected. None of these things that you see daily is mundane. Your photos are a clear testament to that. I liked most the ones of a baby’s hand, the rain, and the flame.

    1. thank you so much. We’re often blind to the beauty in the ordinary common things around us. Most people are always on the hunt for the specials and forgetting the basics around us.

  2. Beautiful images, Andre. You found the extraordinary in the ordinary! It’s true as you say above…that we’re often blind to the beauty of common things. I love your egg image, the baby’s hand, and the rain drops. Lovely!

  3. Well done as always Andre. This week the flame and especially the eggs drew me in. And no, I didn’t guess that one! On another subject, does the Excire Photo app search thru a lightroom catalog?

    1. Thank you so much, Tina. As I don’t have Lightroom, I’m only using the stand-alone version. But, there’s a second version available being able to work with Lightroom, too

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