Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Geometry, compliments of Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado.

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This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Quintin Lake of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography

‘This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Many photographs of any genre have an underlying sense of geometry, but I often like to make this the main subject of my work. I think it’s the most important aspect of a photograph’s success. This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings.’

Travel Theme: Brights

This week’s travel theme from Ailsa is centered around “brights”. Upon reading the topic, I immediately thought of the warm Florida sun. Everything from the bright light reflecting off the spotless whites of the birds and the sand to the brilliant sunshine bouncing off the water and filtering through the palm trees.

These photos were taken on different trips to Marco Island and the Keys.

Weekly Travel Theme: Spooky

Ailsa’s photo challenge this week is Spooky.

This photo from my backyard reminded me of  the spookiest author I have ever read, Edgar Allen Poe. The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven both messed me up as a kid.

And previews of The Blob (1958 version, of all things) haunted my youth into my adulthood, but that is another story.

However, the spookiest thing I have ever experienced as an adult was traveling through the Scottish hills along the edge of a loch on a foggy day. Places where there has been tragic death, such as battlegrounds, give me the same feeling.

In addition, there is a lonesome spookiness in places such as mountains like Pike’s Peak in Colorado.

And I really do not like being underground. Something about the Mammoth Caves in KY give me shivers, sort of like “someone walking over your grave”. There is the feeling of tons of earth above that could always come crashing down on top of us.

Or worse, blocking the way out, leaving us to slowly suffocate, knowing our fate… (see, the influence of Poe early on in my life)… yeah, I don’t do well with situations like that. My imagination runs riot.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette #2

This is a second installment on the weekly challenge. However, this morning we were pulling out of a parking lot in a semi-developed area and it was so startling to see this bird silhouetted in the tree — I had to stop and take a photo.

Was he welcoming the rising sun from a tree instead of waiting in the dark on his normal grounded habitat?

Posted in participation with the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.