Weekly Photography Challenge – Big and Heavy


Previously I shared 26 solid images of heavy items done by other photographers. Things like:

  • trains
  • planes
  • automobiles
  • machines
  • large animals
  • things made of steel and metal
  • heavy metal bands if you want to stretch the meaning

You get the idea. We know this thing is heavy! On the arms and the pocketbook!

Nathan Rupert

By Nathan Rupert

Weekly Photography Challenge – Heavy

I’ve given you some ideas below but put your own spin on interpreting this one. It could even be heavy hearted, a footprint impression in the sand, you name it. Just go out with the idea of finding something to represents the them of heavy and photograph it in its best light, composition, and make it stand out.

Alan Cleaver

By Alan Cleaver


By RayMorris1


By .craig


By Geoffrey


By vxla

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • Michael Morris

    Nelson Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City MO

  • Dhaval Parekh

    Bahrain International Airshow 2016.
    Nikon 3200, 18mm-250mm Sigma lense

  • Dhaval Parekh

    Bahrain International Airshow 2016.

  • Dhaval Parekh

    Bell mounts AH-1Z, Royal Bahrain Air Force

  • Vineet Mampilly

    Heavy Hippo at the Zoo

  • Alienor Llona

    The Heavy and solid walls of the meddieval castel of Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

  • Alienor Llona

    meddieval castel of Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

  • Alienor Llona

    The Heavy and solid walls of the meddieval castel of Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

  • Alienor Llona

    Cloister columns.

  • Alienor Llona

    Columns in Segovia’s Cathedral.

  • disqdan

    Looking down at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

  • Steven Hodges

    An old safe in Manitou Springs, CO

  • Redhorse89

    Working Girls – Two Belgian mares pulling a log out of the woods, thinning trees the old-fashioned way.

  • cpab45

    ? ? ?

  • Amanda Richardson

    Crane Construction, ViƱa Del Mar, Chile

  • Eugene Kiedrowski

    Moose Profile

    Large Bull Moose in Northern Yellowstone National Park

  • all entries are excellent its so beautiful.

  • its so huge.

  • stephenhops
  • Faan

    Manmade! Faan

  • Jeff Studley

    The earth mover is big, but I really dug this part of the fence.

  • Arcangel

    Lotta iron on this Rat Rod!

  • Arcangel

    WW II Allison V-12 aircraft engine in a pull tractor from Grainfield, KS. The sound is incredible!

  • Mig Maina

    An old train in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Mig Maina

    An old train in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Joris H.


  • Joris H.


  • Kaye MacDowell
  • Christine

    Beautiful composition

  • Mary Lee Dereske

    Thanks for the up votes!

  • Chamois

    2nd biggest container ship in the world being loaded at Napier NZ

  • Chamois

    My heavy & solid chook next to my teeny tiny

  • Dave

    Oasis of the Seas….largest Cruise Ship in the world entering Nassau Harbour!

  • Calvin Guyer

    Locomotive running gears.

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