26 by 26 7:11am, 6 February 2014
Challenge #25:

Lookup the meaning of “hiraeth” and take a photo of it.
– Bryan Schutmaat

Grays the Mountain Sends

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"Grays the Mountain Sends.

This project combines portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a series of photos that explores the lives of working people residing in small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West. Equipped with a large format view camera, and inspired by the poetry of Richard Hugo, I’ve aimed to hint at narratives and relay the experiences of strangers met in settings that spur my own emotions. Ultimately, this body of work is a meditation on small town life, the landscape, and more importantly, the inner landscapes of common men."


As well as being a good place to connect with other members and share your initial reactions, thoughts about how to 'solve it' and any links you think might help the group. This can also be a good place to include any old photos you have that fit the challenge or your work-in-progress during the two weeks before posting your final image to the group pool.

We're looking forward to hearing people's thoughts, good luck everyone!

— 26 by 26 team

(Group News:
ireniclife PRO 5 years ago
Ah, a wonderful challenge, the sort that has me fantasizing about taking an award winning shot. In truth there is a chasm of a skills gap between fantasy and reality, but I think I will enjoy this one anyway. It's the journey, not always the end product, right?
Leripix 5 years ago

Indeed! And for me journeys and "hiraeth" invariably go hand in hand.
Palofperu PRO 5 years ago
Looking forward and backward for this challenge.
Monty May (OBSERVE) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Monty May (OBSERVE) (member) 5 years ago

The Shirt

Coffin Store (Sarg-Magazin) 1996

Mark W Russell 5 years ago
Fort Charles , Kinsale, Ireland

Overgrown Cottage 1

Reflected Sky

Steel door - derelict workshop.

Rusty Roof

Barn loft view
gri2011 5 years ago
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gri2011 5 years ago
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gri2011 5 years ago
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sobrenivel 5 years ago
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26 by 26 Challenge #16

Sin título

San Pedro, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fight for Life

Amazing barbecue in the Park!
IngeHG PRO 5 years ago
I think 'saudade' probably comes close to 'hiraeth'
#6 Saudade
charming kettle [deleted] 5 years ago
The closest thing I have shot in the past that would fit with the challenge is an Instagram. Although it is probably more 'Saudade'.

Example 'Hiraeth' by charming kettle
Julia M Cameron PRO 5 years ago
Storm damage

Storm damage 2

Storm Damage 4
Julia M Cameron PRO 5 years ago
cjcrosland PRO 5 years ago
Mind Games

West Pier - vintage postcard

maximilianen 5 years ago
Leaning Tower of Pisa Tourist
krysolove 5 years ago



Morning snow

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