Hard to believe that this is already the eighth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest. This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme: Lines.
Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading. In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image. [If there’s interest, I’ll be happy to do a post or two on how the brain processes images and its impact on effective photography].
So, this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image. I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
This topic might be a bit of a brain/visual stretch, but I have every confidence in all of you!!
This image was captured using an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app; Instagram was used for a bit of sharpening. The dichotomy between the right and left sides of the image is due to the angle of the sunlight playing with the iPhone lens.
Despite all of humanity’s advances, there is still an element of dependence on the weather, that is inescapable even in today’s high-technology age.
As a significant portion of our food supply comes from agriculture, it is important to reduce our adverse impact on weather patterns as much as possible; the ability of future generations to feed themselves may depend on it.
The tractor sits quietly to see what the morning will bring: will it clear up and be ideal for mowing or will these clouds bring heavy rain, thus stalling progress.
Time will tell…
This image was taken with an iPhone 4S using the standard Camera app; some adjustments were made in Instagram.
For me there’s nothing better than being allowed to walk around on a farm with a camera. Farms are great sources of inspiration with lots of unique, often rusty, items and little tableaux.
Rust, to me, is a hallmark of venerable age and long utility, a badge to be worn with pride, as it indicates untold hours of toiling in all sorts of weather conditions. When, after many years of service, retirement allows you to sit by the side of the road, you still look impressive and draw the attention of the young who pop up to see you.
Photograph was taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app with minor enhancements in Instagram.
Dear Reader, please indulge me in this moment of pure love for the craziest of my canines… As I’m in the process of reorganizing my disk storage and making it safer and more resilient against failure, I came across this playful image.
Of course, when your name is Llanbryn’s Theory of Evolution, you have to be an advanced thinker, which Darwin certainly is. Even at the ripe old age of 14-1/2, this capricious canine still looks to play tricks on his pack mates and human attendants alike. It is pretty funny, when a dog who usually scares my wife, because he sleeps so deep that he doesn’t feel like waking up when a bomb goes off next to him, all of a sudden grabs a toy and starts racing around the house with it.
Such is the Darwin!
This was an iPhone 5S photo taken with the Camera app and messed with in Instagram.
A bit of a late post this week, as the day was absolutely gorgeous and the shot is from today…
Yes, folks, these are ducks that I photographed, as our youngest dog, Dora, was herding them! Our youngest Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dorothea Lange, enjoys herding, and, in addition to herding sheep, she also herds ducks. In this photo, these are big ducks, which tend to keep their distance from Dora, and, therefore, are harder to herd than the smaller ducks, which are also called Call Ducks.
Dora has a lot of fun doing her herding, as she finds it a welcome break from agility, which is fun too, but none of the obstacles move on her 🙂
This image was captured with my iPhone 6S using the standard camera app.
This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come. I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image looking toward a release from Winter’s grip…
The Winter of 2014 presented us with an extended period of extreme cold that created enough ice to make it possible to traverse the large reservoir next to our town. This image is from early in this freezing period, as wind had driven part of the ice cover against the shore, causing this lovely pattern.
The ice may be daunting, but it too shall be broken and relinquish its grip.
This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.
This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come. I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image presenting a potential dichotomy…
As we look toward the next age, we envision the singularity, when machines become smarter than humans and are able to pass the Turing test. Slowly, cyborgs extend their help to humanity further and further, until they realize that the best way to help the long-term survival of the species is through cyborgs rather than carbon-based life-forms.
If they had just been smart enough to realize that they should have eliminated oxygen from their eco-system…
Their may be a story here, as rust shall sleep.
This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.
As landscape photography is one of my main areas of interest, I am am truly excited about this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape. Each day this week, I will share some of my favorite landscape shots.
Today’s image is from somewhere much more local to me than the vistas from the past couple of days, as it is from the neighboring town of Boylston, Massachusetts.
One of the things that I enjoy doing during my daily commute, is finding locations that I can photograph time and again, as they change over the seasons. Rocky Pond in Boylston is one such place (of course, my commute has changed with my new job, but I’m looking for some spots).
On this particular morning, there was nary a breath of wind, as the sun had just risen and left the pond with a glassy surface. All that could be noticed was the song of various birds, which is a perfect accompaniment for a moment of serenity.
This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard camera app and some minor adjustments in Instagram.