Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way.
Often in my writing and particularly when I’m participating in a challenge I will look up the meaning of the word presented by the challenge. This week the theme is:
1. a person’s greatest piece of work, as in an art.
2. anything done with masterly skill: a masterpiece of improvisation.
3. a consummate example of skill or excellence of any kind: The chef’s cake was a masterpiece.
4. a piece made by a person aspiring to the rank of master in a guild or other craft organization as a proof of competence.
I also read a couple of the comments. Some of the regular participants were struggling with the challenge this week, believing that there was nothing that they could see around them that was a true masterpiece. As you can see, the term masterpiece is wide open to interpretation, any masterpiece is in the eye of the beholder.
I, otherwise struggled to narrow it down to one image, one masterpiece that I have observed in the world around me. And then I went through my photo archives and came up with this:
This little coconut palm was growing by itself on a sand bar around the small islands of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. This wee tree is demonstrating a consummate example of skill or excellence, the skill of survival.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (elisapompili.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (Pont de Normandie) (chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Ireland: a masterpiece |Weekly Photo Challenge (willeke73.wordpress.com)
- The Cook Islands (placestotravelintheworld.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge : Masterpiece (iseebeautyallaround.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece – Nature’s Finest Hour (teepee12.com)