Though it may not seem like it, I have skipped the last two Photo Fridays.
Last week, the topic was "Relationship" and while I was tempted to submit my photo of two cuddling (or, more likely, just incredibly just lazy) camels from the San Diego Zoo, but I just didn't feel strongly enough about it to do it ... though it certainly would have been an alternative to all the saccharine-y "in love" or child/parent submissions.
The week before the topic was "The Ordinary" ... and while I could have probably found something, I haven't been photographically experimenting enough with "ordinary" things to again find a suitable submission. Of course, the "noteworthy" winners from that week are - ironically enough - quite extraordinary pictures!
So as the Photo Friday creators often do, they did a 180-degree on a previous topic and I am sure you have figured out by now that this week's topic was... The Extraordinary.
Now, this is something that I, in my humble opinion, I have in abundance... taking pictures of the "ordinary" is pretty tricky, but the "extraordinary" is pretty much a no-brainer... whether it's man-made or just Mother Nature.
My submission was a combination of the two, though more extraordinary on the man-made front:
Big surprise, huh?
But the Great Wall has set the bar very high in the extraordinary department... and I will gladly take on the task of finding something equally or more extraordinary in the days, weeks, months, years ahead!
P.S. This selection was also a no-brainer since it is the desktop/background image on my new PC!