Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape



This Weeks 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.

For me escape is and always has been books. I was a very bookish child and mostly enjoyed school, I like reading and learning new things.  For me real escape is into the worlds created by the science fiction and fantasy authors I like to read, to get lost in another place with magic or science, plots and derring do, thats how I escape.

And the best thing?  You can go back anytime you read that book again!

I think this was taken before any earthquakes, it looks fairly tidy and organised 🙂 – click to embiggen

And this is very much after at least one big earthquake, everying is just jammed in where it will fit 🙂 Click to embiggen

Books and reading is the one thing in my life that I spent more time on than my photography 🙂  Any one else out there a SF / Fan reader?


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42 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

  1. Very nice interpretation.

  2. lucywilliamspoetry says:

    I feel the same about reading, nothing better : )

    • lensaddiction says:

      Esp this weekend where winter is starting to make its presence felt with cold wet rainy days. Nothing nicer than curling up on the sofa with a good book 🙂

  3. Peter S says:

    I’ve been reading Sci-Fi since I was about 8!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Personally I am of the opinion that all childrens books are fantasy so we all started out reading it 🙂

  4. Sherri Stone says:

    I’m with the Cardinal…great interpretation. I struggle with the challenges unfortunately, maybe I’m too literal. I also love to read. I’m finally reading The Hobbit after watching the movie last weekend. Reading has always been my escape since I was young reading Heidi and Little House on the Prarie books.

    • lensaddiction says:

      The Hobbit is a lovely story, I always struggle with LOTR because its so depressing. And LONG! I also read all the Heidi books and Anne of Green Gables 🙂

      Some challenges I struggle with and simply don’t post about those but this one was easy for me because I have always known that books were my escape 🙂

      • Sherri Stone says:

        I only saw the LOTR movies and though they were great the overwhelming evil was hard to handle. Well, it’s lovely having reading in common with you as well as a love for photography!

      • lensaddiction says:

        I cook and bake and craft too 🙂

      • Sherri Stone says:

        And am I remembering correctly that you live in New Zealand??? I don’t love to cook unfortunately, I bake gluten free stuff for me to live on and I DO CRAFT! Yay…I make cards and used to scrapbook a lot. Now I’m doing a pocket scrapbook of my grandson (sort of like Project Life) and then I’m thinking I’ll go digital.

      • lensaddiction says:

        Yes I live in NZ 🙂 I have gluten and dairy free friends so have had to adapt a few recipes to be useful in all social situations. Have you seen my quilling and bobbin lace posts on my Handcrafts page?

      • Sherri Stone says:

        I’ll go check it out now.

  5. cynthiamc1 says:

    If you haven’t read The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon or Watchers (the book, not the movie) by Dean Koontz, those are 2 of my favorites. http://www.robertmccammon.com/novels/the_wolfs_hour.html

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  8. pradeepjavedar says:

    Reading a book does get me out of this world and into the fiction world in the book! Nice thought..

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  11. Love your interpretation of escape – realizing, of course, books have been my lifelong escape from the time I was in first grade. They truly opened up a larger and wider world to me.

    • lensaddiction says:

      My mother taught me to read when I was about 4, and I havent stopped since 🙂 I dont watch much TV, I would rather read.

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  13. Marie says:

    The first image of the book is stunning… I had the same thought you did, only problem is I do most of my reading on my kindle and my laptop. Those weren’t things I wanted to take pictures of so I went right out of the box… Great take!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Marie, that first image I took for another challenge a while ago, the theme was paper but I thought it appropriate with what I did here. Done with natural afternoon light with the book sitting on top of my TV by the window 🙂

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  17. I would love to escape into your bookshelves. 🙂 SFF fan here too!

  18. Katrina says:

    Should I be scared by how many of the books in those photos I can identify without enlarging the photos?

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  21. Reading is and always has been my favorite kind of escape. Of course, if I can escape to my escape place and read as well, it’s even better!


    • lensaddiction says:

      You just reminded me, I never said where my favourite place is to read! Its on the sofa, snuggled up under a blankie with the cat in front of the fire, with a cup of mexican hot chocolate hot and steaming!

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