Black and white photo of ornate two-tiered cloister arches
Colombia,  Oman,  Pick a Word,  Portugal,  Rajasthan,  Themed galleries

Gallery: pick a word (June 2024)

A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.

Irving Penn

Paula’s Pick a Word challenge sends me scouring my archives each month for photos that not only match her words (not always easy!) but also satisfy me as an image. I’ll leave you to decide, however, if any of them meets even one of Penn’s criteria. And indeed if they fit Paula’s words!

I never stick only to her five words however, as I like to tell you something about each photo. But I do try to be more succinct for this challenge than for most of my posts!

This month my photos will take you to Portugal (twice), Oman, Colombia and India. And I’ve tried to include some at least that you won’t have seen in previous posts.


Ornate two-tiered cloister arches


Old truck half-buried in a sand dune

An old truck outside the entrance to the 1,000 Nights Camp in the Wahiba Sands, Oman

The truck is now half buried in the dunes and has been left here as a tourist photo opp, as the sign suggests.


Large opening in rock with a blue-lit cross at one end

The Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, Colombia


Looking up and out of a cave


Smiling man in a check shirt

A friendly local shopkeeper in Narlai, Rajasthan

A guide from our hotel, who lives in the village, took us on a stroll to meet some locals and see something of daily life here.


Do share your thoughts, I'd love to hear from you! And please include your name in case WP marks you 'anonymous' - thank you