Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Strong Lines - Thematic Photography

One of the things I like about thematic photography is the different ways in which you can interpret a photo - after you have taken it. Most of Carmi's themes have forced me to do this and this week is no exception; strong lines couldn't have been in my mind at all when I took these.

All I wanted here was to capture the flower.

Clematis
But is it the strong lines or the obelisk that is the star? And what about those between the boards of the fence.

You may have to work a bit harder to see the lines on the next shot of follow my leader.

Geese on the River Tees at Yarm
The original idea on the next shot was to photograph the gull.

Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall
Window frame, railings and line of surf on Mawgan Porth beach all make different types of line.

In Mallorca it was the jacuzzi I meant to snap.

Jacuzzi room - Mallorca hotel
But if you strain your eyes you can see a line of yachts on the horizon.

Back in Cornwall the lines make up a geometric shape.

Eden Project
The only shot where I can say that it was the upright columns were the intended lines is this from Fountains Abbey.

'Temple' in grounds of Fountain's Abbey
For the life of me I cannot remember the correct name for this.

If my lines are not strong enough for you and even if they are you should make a beeline for more at Carmi's thematic photographic 194

16 comments:

Marc Latham said...

Nice theme and photos Bob. Especially Like the statues in Eden.

Gina Gao said...

This is a nice theme. I really enjoy seeing your pictures.

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L. D. Burgus said...

I think your lines are wonderful. They unify your compositions. You had some great things to shoot.

Jo said...

I specially liked the gooses. LOL

tony said...

Bob,I admire the angle you took on this one!

Mattias Kroon said...

There you have the variation again and your imagination is pointing out several lines as well as themes from the shoots.Thanks!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

You always have a wide range of examples which I enjoy... The clematis is a favorite of mine...Love that line of geese as well as the columns...

Carole Anne Carr said...

It certainly changes the mood of the piece, especially the photograph of the flower, quite symbolic.

cactus petunia said...

Nice lines! I love the ducks especially.

Max Sartin said...

Great mixture of lines and flowers in that first picture, and the figures in front of the dome! Great set of pictures.

Lisa Shafer said...

Got all your ducks in a row....
Oh wait. They're geese. Sorry. :)

Alexia said...

Brilliant! An original and clever take on the theme, Bob. I love the line of yachts on the horizon :)

Little Nell said...

You missed the strongest lines of all Bob...the ones you write!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. love the blue clematis, but all those other photos highlighting the lines - aren't they great - what a wonderful selection .. love the Bedruthan Steps hotel - so Cornish ..

Cheers Hilary

Karen S. said...

Bob, that Eden project is too cool! I like how so many lines just took over your stunning flowers! ..and so cute in their gentle straight line of swimming and grasping life one webby foot at a time forward! Great strong lines post! Thanks!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

That is the beauty of photography, isn't it. You think that you are taking a picture of something and when you get it developed you find so many other things in the photo. I found a disembodied head (of the ghostly persuasion) in one of my pictures yesterday ... no joke!

Kathy M.