Ever get the feeling someone is watching you? Just as unsettling can be the opposite: knowing you’re utterly alone. For this week’s #PPSolitude Instagram challenge, we want you to share those moments you’ve had all to yourself  whether basking in the quietude of pre-dawn or soaking the stillness of a remote location.

Horses Running in Driggs, Idaho, USA
Photo by: @camrindengel Driggs, Idaho, USA from her September 2017 feature on our website

We’re thrilled to be joined by guest judges @adampartridge, @barkinozdemir, and @nazyxo who can’t wait to see where your entries take us! Check their feeds for inspiration and follow the guidelines below to tell your story.

Guidelines:

  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, February 27th and 11:59am EST on Sunday, March 4th*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPSolitude in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Take us into the moment with you by sharing what you seek in your solitude and your thoughts in the moment captured.
  4. Check the sample below, get creative, and get going!

*NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible for feature.

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions Monday, March 5th on our Instagram feed based on the guest judges’ scoring of Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.

Inspiration:

Woman Sitting on Rocks at Sunset in Cape Town, South Africa
Photo by: @nhatgeo Cape Town, South Africa

For @passionpassport‘s #PPSolitude challenge // My sister and I have been chasing sunsets for as long as I can remember: that one evening driving away from NYC as a teenager, quiet evenings on her back patio in North Carolina, to her last sunset seen through the hospital window before she passed away….

This world is vast and beautiful. There was so much left she did not get to see, so it is now a ritual of mine when I go to someplace new to seek out a nice vantage point, press pause, and watch the sun go quietly into the evening.

In those small moments of stillness, I feel not alone. This is how I take her in spirit everywhere I go — to beaches with sand she never felt between her toes to streets she never did walk to peaks she never did climb, to oceans she never did swim…For her, I will forever chase sunsets wherever I go. This is our golden hour. This is our special moment.

Photo and words by: @nhatgeo Cape Town, South Africa

 

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Top photo by: @globalfotog Neko Harbour, Antarctica

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