WEEK: 17 – Home Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance

If there’s one thing about a home regardless of its age, set on a foundation, on wheels, or floating, there always seems to be something to do in order to upkeep the appearance and functionality of your home. That’s if you don’t decide to step it up a notch and enter into a home improvement project.

two men in ladder on wall
Photo by Ricky Singh on Unsplash

It can be outdoors such as painting your home’s exterior, changing out windows, repairing the roof, or simply upkeeping the landscaping with the seasons.

white RV trailer behind green leafed tree
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

It doesn’t have to be your full-time home, maybe you have a cottage, an RV, or you’re taking on a DIY project to get an old camper in tip-top shape.

man in blue denim jacket standing on brown wooden dock during daytime
Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash

Maybe you chose to live on the water part-time on a floating house or boat. Just like a home, you get all the living quarters to maintain and the exterior of a boat without mentioning the engine(s) and mechanical and electrical systems. That might be why old boats and boathouses sell for cheap!

white bathtub surrounded with flowers
Photo by Lisa Moyneur on Unsplash

The finished product might just be your little oasis such as your dream bath room…

One scary toilet in Bombay Beach
Photo by DesignClass on Unsplash
man climbing on ladder inside room
Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash

We all know the path to success may be hard work and maybe a little discouraging at times.

This week’s challenge summary:

Photograph something in need of maintenance or repair or being repaired in your home or alternative dwelling. It can be a series of images such as before and after or during the actual repair. For those who want to go a little further, a time-lapse of the home improvement project will make a great add-on.

The image can be taken and processed freely as per your creative process.

Post your photo during the week of Sunday, April 25, and Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

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: #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 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.