2020 WEEK 3: Park Bench Photography

Hi everyone. After taking a year off from the Photo Challenge I’m back. Taking a step back after almost a decade of creating Photo Challenges allows me to come back with fresh ideas for the 2020 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge.

Park Bench Photography may not be an official photography specialty but I’ve enjoyed the views from many park benches in as wide a visual setting from urban parks, urban nature parks and national parks nestled in picturesque natural vistas.

Happy New Year Park Bench Nature Park River

For the 2018 New Year I even used an image of a Park Bench along the river in an Urban Nature Park. As you can visualize in the above image, I like to capture the vista from behind the Park Bench. Immerse the viewer into the scene while identifying the viewpoint, the Park Bench.

Steve Troletti Photo - Tempus Aura: City Streets / Rue de la Ville &emdash; Bench in Snow with Manhole / Banc de parc dans la neige et égout

Your challenge isn’t limited to the vista captured from behind the bench, it can encompass as the subject, the entire bench and its setting down to minute details of the bench.

I remember I used to take an evening walk along the boardwalk in Long Beach and every evening a little cat would be relaxing on the same bench watching people go by. I must have taken hundreds if not thousands of pictures of this friendly little feline on its Park Bench. That memory in itself inspired me to go forward with this theme for WEEK 3 of the Photo Challenge.

A quick image search on the internet for Park Bench Photography will reveal thousands of inspiring images to get you started.

Steve Troletti Photo - Tempus Aura: NATURE & LANDSCAPES &emdash; Pic Vert

The parameters for this Photo Challenge are very relax and open to creative interpretation. What I’m really looking for is a thought out photograph. Depth of field can be very important as the scene above will demand more of an hyperfocal while creative close-ups will probably need tighter depth of field. Get inspired by ambient lighting, low horizon sunlight, etc…

To Complete Your PhotoChallenge:

  1. Create one image Color or monochrome
  2. The image must contain at the very minimum part of a Park Bench

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.