Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Hideaway

This week, Ann-Christine has chosen Hideaway as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. My hideaway may seem strange to many but this is my take on it. Being rather an introvert by nature, I feel more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it and photography seemed like an ideal hobby for me to pursue. I like the feeling of invisibility that it gives me while looking through the viewfinder, as though I’m the only person in the place. So that’s my hideaway, wherever I happen to be, behind the camera, which in this instance was Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

28 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Hideaway

  1. I’m sure that’s true for most of us Sue – photography invites us to see and share our world while keeping ourselves private. This is a beautiful spot, the colors throughout are marvelous!

    • Thank you! I was surprised that the butterfly was in such good shape. They usually look a bit ragged this late in the year. And the bluebird was totally unexpected. I haven’t seen too many around here. I wanted to stay and take more pictures as it seemed to be returning to the same spot each time, but there were other people waiting to take a shot and, with social distancing in place, I had to move on.

  2. I love your ‘take’ on the topic. The photos are all really lovely. They are all very interesting and you’ve captured autumn in all its amazing colours and events. Your hideaway is indeed a very special place…thank you for letting us in.

    • Thanks, Tom. It’s not always easy to take these challenges too literally. Unlike some, I don’t have a second or summer home and there are few places in the immediate area where you can go to get away from everyone. To be honest, I rarely feel the need to hide away, I have so little contact with people on a day to day basis anyway. So I’ll stick to my original thought. My camera is my hideaway.

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