Lens-Artists Challenge #28 – CURVES

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Phyllis Diller

NATURAL CURVES

NATURAL CURVES, PETRA

2019 is now well under way, the holiday decorations are back in storage, and it’s time to think about some of the more common features of our everyday lives. This week, let’s pay some attention to curves  – in nature, in architecture, on our roads and in our lives … just about everywhere if you think about it.

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

“In life as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.”

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

While my husband and I were exploring Israel and Jordan this fall, I was surprised at the prevalence of curves. I found myself shooting them everywhere – whether on purpose or coincidentally I’m not exactly sure.  As I was putting together this week’s curves challenge, the turning of the calendar page made me think about some of the curveballs life throws at us. How we deal with them can make all the difference in our view of the world and our place in it.

ALLEY CURVES, JAFFA

ALLEY CURVES, JAFFA

“My life is one long curve, full of turning points.”

Pierre Trudeau

Let’s face it, no one ever makes it through life without facing a curveball now and then. The dictionary defines it as something which is unexpected, surprising, or disruptive”. Life’s curveballs can be as serious as a sudden illness or the loss of a loved one, or as insignificant as an unexpected bill or a delayed flight. Think about the last few curveballs you’ve faced. Were they important or simply annoying? Was your reaction proportionate or did you end up more stressed than necessary? If you ask my husband he might tell you I have a bit of a tendency to take small matters more seriously than necessary. Just sayin’ 😊.

WINDOW CURVES

WINDOW CURVES

“Magic lives in curves.”

Mason Cooley

I’m not really into making New Years resolutions but I do think it’s a natural time to think about what’s good and right with our lives versus those things that could use improvement. For me, channeling my energy toward taking a more positive approach to life’s ups and downs is an effort worthy of attention.

 

CURVY TREE

CURVY TREE

“Those who think only in straight lines cannot see around a curve.”

Romina Russell

How about you; how are you dealing with life’s little curveballs? Think about it as you’re putting together your response to this week’s challenge – and remember to tune in next week for Lens-Artists Challenge #29 on Patti’s Pilotfish blog. We look forward to seeing your responses and as always, we remind you to use the Lens-Artists Tag so that we can all find you in the WP Reader.

 

Have You Seen These?

Last week Amy challenged us (here) to share some of our memorable travel moments.

Wishing everyone a terrific week ahead!

 

Note: All images created with Fuji X-T2, edited via Adobe L/R and P/S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  4. Love how your photos pull me in to want to peek around the corners. Which is another reason why I try not to ever think in straight lines like your cool quote says.

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