Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weathered:

  1. Wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the atmosphere.
    1. (of rock or other material) be worn away or altered by long exposure to the atmosphere.
  2. Withstand (a difficulty or danger)
    1. (of a ship) come safely through (a storm).

(Definition from Oxford online dictionary)

If you think long enough about it, you realise that everything in this world is weathered and has weathered through time. Whether you’re looking at awe at the walls of the grand canyon, or at the ruffled branches of a tree that has just survived a storm we are looking at things that have been moulded by time. For what is weathering if not a process of transformation? Any passage through time changes you and you become what you have lived through.

For this week’s photo challenge, I find it extremely hard to select one photograph to represent the effect of time and the elements. So I’ve put together an album of images that speak of this theme.

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Time Display on a Grand Scale
The door draped by the roots of a massive fig tree at Ta Phrom Temple
A door draped by the roots of a massive fig tree at Ta Phrom Temple, Cambodia
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Pre-historic human dwellings and cave paintings at Bhimbetka that have weathered through thousands of years
Raindrops on Roses
A rose that weathered through rain
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Painting in Cave 17 Ajanta caves
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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    I love the images.. especially the one from Hattusa…

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Hattusa was awesome

  2. A marvelous & apt series of photos…

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

  3. Nirmala says:

    Very nice and thought provoking pictures!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      thank you!

  4. Dahlia says:

    Loved the pictures especially of the tree roots and the rose

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Dahlia

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