Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Cheri asks “In this week’s challenge, I’d like you to use one tangible object as both your inspiration and subject.”

There is a rule of thirds in photography (imagine your photo with a grid of nine squares) which basically says that you should position your focal point on the intersection of one of the horizontal and vertical lines so that the composition of the  subject is pleasing.


There is also a time when you should break the rules, when placing the subject in the centre actually works.  Here I have positioned the padlock almost in the dead centre to capture a glimpse of another padlock fastened to the metal twisted wire below. If I cropped the image in either direction then the lock would have been isolated – it wasn’t as you can see in the header photo above – but I focused on this one because of its colour and the fact that it looks like a heart.

Note on photos: Butcher’s Bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Couples write their names on a padlock, lock it and throw the key into the river – thus locking in their love for one another forever. The trend is believed to have been inspired by a cult novel, “I Want You” by Federico Moccia, who says it is “better than disfiguring graffiti”.

If you would like to see what others have come up with for this challenge then go to the Daily Post @ WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge 

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Object”

    1. They are all over European cities – in some places I think the authorities actually cut them down as they have become something of an eye-sore!

  1. This is wonderful Jude, I’ve never heard of this idea with the padlocks. Thanks too for the photography lesson, duly noted! Love the photos for this ‘object’ challenge. Will be thinking of mine for Monday. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. It’s good to be back 🙂 xx

  2. That’s a good-looking lock, Jude. I like the shadows on it (from its fellows?) too.
    This challenge keeps making me want to shout “I object” but I haven’t found any reason to yet 🙂

    1. The heart shape caught my eye amongst all the usual padlocks. Love your idea of ‘I object’! Maybe a wedding photo would do it?

  3. I wonder if the size of the lock reflects the size of the love, ie, a bigger lock shows a greater passion? Those little locks don’t seem very committed to me. 😉

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