Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that…

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

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.

I immediately think of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona — and its awe-inspiring ceiling in particular (pictured above). I remember the sight to be truly jaw-dropping, as if birthed not from the human mind, but rather something otherworldly.

For this challenge, get creative. Reach far. And remember that “masterpiece” can mean many things. We want to see awesome sites you’ve discovered, fantastic things you’ve come upon, wondrous moments you’ve captured, and more.


cheri lucasWe look forward to seeing what you come up with and will include some of our favorite shots from the month’s most popular photo challenge in our new newsletter, so don’t forget to sign up!

— Cheri

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    1. Yes, breathtaking perspective of an exquisite ceiling by Cheri!
      Ceiling art & ceiling photography can be a genre unto itself … here’s an original shot of the octet of murals representing the sciences by Hugo Ballin featuring the Zodiac, Atlas, the galaxies, and the Roman gods the planets were named after — at the ceiling of the planetarium of the Griffith Park Observatory, at:
      My post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece. Happy weekend, everyone!


  1. This rose is the result of the effort of many people who have contributed to its existence and beauty which I captured with this picture.

    Deb Cutler


  2. Yes, indeed, you can stumble upon a masterpiece, even, unexpectedly in your own backyard. Just a week ago I asked this seventeen year old if he had ever been to Spain, for that’s what his photography evoked for me. Mind you this was in Cathlamette, Washington. As a matter of fact, he had. Anyway, I bought one photo, had him sign it and soon will have it rematted. Like a Picasso, it ‘works’ upside down. Wonder what this kid will be working on 20 years from now.


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