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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I could sift through thousands of urban photographs for this week’s challenge: urban.

There are the suburban shots of the family in my file folders, too.

Choosing a cohesive urban series was my personal challenge. The most searched term on my blog and a true urban image is NYC Rooftops at Night  which I posted in 2009.

I live and work in the city of Pittsburgh, driving across bridges and past demolitions, playgrounds and chain link fences. There are skyscrapers and empty lots. When I visit my sister in lower Manhattan there are  hundreds more images to shoot and file. And why not throw in a couple from Zagreb where Matthew lives?

So much for a cohesive series.  Here are my urban selections for this week’s challenge. A couple will be familiar if you’ve followed me for more than a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One hundred other bloggers interpretations of URBAN

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42 responses

  1. great captures!
    thanks for the pingback!

    August 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

  2. Nice images! Thanks for the pingback!

    August 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

  3. Awesome pics… Thanks for pingback… :)

    August 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

  4. This is an amazing series. Each one tells a story.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

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  6. Loved ‘em all – esp. the ivy one. & thanks for the pingback

    August 26, 2012 at 2:08 am

  7. Nice series, Ruth. It shows there’s so much more to an urban setting than, say, traffic or tall buildings.

    August 26, 2012 at 2:40 am

    • You are so right and a friend suggested I challenge the hs students with this same theme of urban. Should be good to see what they come up with in response.

      August 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

  8. Great selection Ruth and the first one sets the tone so beautifully! A tough challenge if you ask me . . . .

    August 26, 2012 at 3:04 am

  9. Thanks for the pingback @Ruth

    August 26, 2012 at 3:55 am

  10. Nandini

    Amazing photos, Rutheh!

    August 26, 2012 at 5:24 am

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  12. I need the first one framed for my desk at work.

    August 26, 2012 at 6:15 am

  13. Sue Reinfeld

    Urban – I think you nailed it with all of the pictures.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

  14. those leaves, the sunset…ugh.. beautiful

    August 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

  15. Great choice, Ruth. Love that slogan on the wall, and the sunset to die for. :)

    August 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

  16. Matty

    Great pics:) ‘Specially like the first two.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  17. the Madonna behind the fence – an important finding!

    August 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  18. connie

    Enjoyed the entire series, but the 3rd one must have spoken to me. It was the one I went back to and lingered.

    August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  19. As ALWAYS … excellent work. I learn so much from studying your pictures … Now I just need to translate that to my work. :)
    Congratulations on the superb images.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  20. A great selection of shots displaying lots of Urban intrepetations :-)

    August 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  21. Nice work Ruth, hasn’t urban been great? I’ve loved getting to see the ordinary real places around the world.

    August 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  22. A wonderful, eclectic cross-section of urban life. Thanks for the pingback!

    August 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  23. There are many ways to describe ‘Urban’. You have captured urban life! I for one enjoyed the photos. Thanks for the pingback!

    August 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  24. Beautiful images. Love the silhouette of the city – and the business of Chinatown.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  25. Wow – all of those are great examples of ‘urban’.

    August 27, 2012 at 12:25 am

  26. All are terrific shots! I would have loved to add urban shots from other cities I’ve been to, but I had a busy weekend and just didn’t have the time to pull them together so I appreciate those of you who managed it. :-) TY for the pingback! :-)

    August 27, 2012 at 1:54 am

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  29. Hi,

    my name is Terence and I posted this week’s photo challenge. I would like to put together a gallery of (some of) the submissions and wanted to ask your for permission to include your shot! If so, could you send me a link or the file?

    Best,
    Terence

    August 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

    • Hi Terence. Great challenge this week- you may use any or all of my photos posted. Not sure which one you wee thinking. If I send the file directly, where should I email it??
      Thanks
      Ruth E Hendricks
      rutheh.com.
      Rutheh. Com

      August 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      • Hey Ruth,

        the best thing would be if you directly submit it to the gallery so that you can add location, title, and URL to your blog here:

        http://urbanphotographychallenge.tumblr.com

        there is a submit button next to the title. Feel free to choose your personal favorite. Slowly we are getting a nice number of submissions – so looking very much forward to yours!

        Best
        Terence

        August 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      • Help. How do I submit. I went to tumbler Zbd they say sirry they need to verify my email.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:10 am

  30. Great gallery! I love the message in the irst shot!

    August 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

  31. Wonderful selections of photos.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    August 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  32. A most impressive and varied selection of shots!

    August 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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  36. Great collection Ruth

    August 31, 2012 at 5:17 am

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  38. #s 1, 2, 4, & 5 are my faves.

    September 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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