“For me photography is to place one’s head, heart and eye along the same line of sight… It requires concentration, sensitivity, a discipline of mind and a sense of geometry. “
This week’s Photo Challenge is Geometry – a difficult one for me as it is not one of my key focus areas (pun intended). I also enjoy participating in the weekly Travel Theme, which this week is BRIGHT. So I’ve decided to challenge myself to combine the two themes and see what develops (yet another pun intended). So, here is my take on some Bright Geometry 🙂
“When we teach a child design, we learn the geometry of the world.”
To me, one of the most appealing aspects of photography is that it trains the eye to seek beauty – we are always looking at the world around us as though it were created simply for us to capture.
Architects have long known that lines and shapes combine with color to create a more appealing structure. Exhibit A:
“I call architecture frozen music.”
Johann W. von Goethe
But as always, it is nature that proves the allure of geometric shapes and lines. One glance at any given time will provide us with lovely examples.
“Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.”
Louisa May Alcott
Thanks to Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack for her cheery Travel Theme; most welcome after last week’s dismal storms. Next time you’re out and about, have a look at some of the lines and shapes that are all around you. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
NOTE: All photos taken with Nikon D/300s
- Wall of Tiles – Nikkor 18-200mm @40mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 200
- Lamppost on Squares – Nikkor 18-200mm @70mm, f/9, 1/50, ISO 200
- Hot Air Balloons – Nikkor 70-200mm @175mm, f/11, 1/320, ISO 400
- House on a Hill – Nikkor 18-200mm @27mm, f/11, 1/125, ISO 200
- Glacier Triangle – Nikkor 18-200mm @200mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO 200
- Abstract Tree Line -Nikkor 18-200mm @44mm, f/29, 1.3s, ISO 200
- A Rose is A Rose – Nikkor 70-200mm, 130mm, f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 640