Photos We Loved: Boundaries

A selection of stunning images from our recent photo challenge.

From walls and fences to the limitless expanse of the ocean, you’ve shared hundreds of moving photos in response to our recent photo challenge, “Boundaries.”

As always, it was incredibly hard to select just a handful of standout entries. Here are a few that I found particularly striking.

Sara Zancotti

When we think of the Eiffel Tower, it’s usually its pointed verticality that comes to mind. Sara Zancotti instead focuses on the fences that keep visitors from jumping, giving an eerie, slightly oppressive vibe to this iconic structure.

The world is a book…

Blogger Amy snapped a gorgeous portrait of a horse staring back at her from the other side of a fence. Its plaintive-yet-defiant look almost erases the distance between human and animal.


Boundaries don’t have to be rigid, stark things. I love the bright softness of the moss that separates massive, lichen-covered slabs of stone in SpoonGood‘s photo.


Life is Celebration…

A colorful portrait of a woman lifting her veil in India highlights the tension between transparency and opaqueness.


Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera

A bridge is by definition a bottleneck, a confined space that lets people cross an obstacle. Lignum Draco (the pseudonym of the blogger behind Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera) makes this point evident in a breathtaking photo of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, complete with a group of intrepid hikers climbing up its arch.


Finally, to think of boundaries is also to dream about their absence. This dramatic image of cloudy skies over water, over at WitchWithaView, can make even the biggest skeptic believe that (almost) anything’s possible.

clouds water

For everyone who participated in the challenge, thank you! I look forward to the next one.

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    1. I’ve included the locations in which the photos were taken for the posts that included that information (Paris, Sydney, etc.). For others, you can always leavr a comment on the blogger’s post, asking for more information!

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    1. Amazing photos with playful light shades, vivid colours or well-toned black&white. Realistic and catchy deatils complement the final effect – in a nutshell, brilliant! 🙂


  1. Hi Ben. Thank you very much for including mine amongst this selection of photos. I love the diversity of great photography we get to see with these challenges.


  2. Thank you Ben, I’m honored 😊 Mine is in better quality on my blog though, how come it looks different here? Thanks


  3. I loved all the pics but i liked the pic with ‘woman in veil’ more.Hats off to the photographer who had a completely different perspective of objectifying ‘Boundaries’. Veil is, unfortunately, one of the many boundaries for rural women in India.
    Great work by the way!

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  4. I could stare at this picture of the clouds all day, and just meditate. I feel like there is something there, inside those clouds. Something better than we have here. I feel as though it’s not going to invite us in, rather it’s waiting for us to join on our own.

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