I love the topic of this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post, to “explore the use of anonymity to express both that which is common to all of us and the uniqueness that stands out even when the most obvious parts of us are hidden.”

This week my husband and I were travelling through Alberta, and I took two photos that seem to fit this theme. The first one is a piece of art in the Calgary International Airport. It’s the first thing you see when you leave security and enter the baggage claim area.

Calgary Airport Artwork

Behind the colours and shapes you can just barely make out a convenience store and a building exit. As I took this photo, the buzz of activity continued around me, masked by this mesmerizing artwork.

I took this next photo while we were driving from Calgary to Canmore during a snowstorm.

Highway snowstorm

Although we couldn’t see the people inside the vehicles ahead of us, we felt a fondness for them. If it weren’t for their presence, it would have been even harder to see the road.

Everyone was anonymous, but you could see their uniqueness. Some people drove fast, as if the snowstorm didn’t bother them. Others drove slowly with their hazard lights on. Still others, like us, just tried to stay in a pack with the other cars.

Faces in a crowd, and we’re sure glad they were there.

To see other people’s photos or enter the weekly challenge yourself, click on the link below:

A Face in the Crowd

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