Nature Gate: Crazy Horse National Monument, South Dakota (filter used: Denim).
Neighborhood fence, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Slate) Neighborhood fence with flowers, Des Plaines, Illinois (filter used: Mercury)
Cairo Marriott Hotel gate, Cairo, Egypt (filter used: Vanilla)
Gate for a house in Rishon le Tsiyon, Israel (filter used: Slate)
Front gate at Church of All Nations, Jerusalem, Israel (filter used: Mercury)
When I saw this tree, I thought of the stories of my childhood, where families of rabbits or squirrels wearing human clothing, lived. I discovered it on one of my walks on a local walking path, which passes a couple of private homes. Someone has used the contours and scars of this tree trunk to fill in the spaces with itty-bitty doors and windows, adding details such as miniature picket fences and chimneys made of odd objects. I couldn’t resist posting this for Norm’s Thursday Doors and Cee’s Oddball Challenge.
Perhaps this is more like a tree apartment building!
Any minute I expected one of the tiny doors would open and Mama Rabbit in her apron would appear!
The chimney on this one is very clever!
Now I admire it every time I go by and the ingeniousness of its creator!
Paula at Lost in Translation’s Thursday Special – Pick a Word in August Y3 is a challenge to find a photo representing each of the following words: fortified, chic, submerged, embodiment, and prehistoric. I found good examples of each in my photos of Tanzania.
fortified – this fence of nettles and thorny acacia branches fortifies a Maasai village from potential intruders (Tanzania) chic: this male kori bustard shows off for his mate! submerged: mother & baby hippos embodiment – this reconstruction of “Lucy” is the embodiment of australopithecus afarensis, a distant ancestor of hominids, and the work archaeologists do to piece together fossilized remains to learn about the evolution of species. (Museum at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania)
prehistoric: skull of homo habilis, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
These photos all contain lines that slant together with lines that are straight, which is how I selected photos for this challenge.
Slanting double trees with hyacinths
Wooden door of a storage shed
Fences create slanting lines when viewed head on – they lead to a hypothetical vanishing point. This is called one-point perspective, a basic technique used in drawing and photography. Below, a fence in León, Nicaragua followed by a fence in Des Plaines.
Buildings also offer excellent opportunity for juxtaposed slanting and straight lines using one-point perspective, such as the outside of the Des Plaines Library and …
a hallway at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois.and a row of chairs in that same theatre. (A few curves, too, since not all the chairs fold up uniformly!)
Nature combined with man-made structures offers another opportunity to photograph slanted and straight lines. This photo shows the contours of nature in the trees, and how they have been cut to accommodate telephone wires.