CCY: Diagonal Lines

My first picture for this week’s challenge is one I wasn’t really the one who took, since I’m actually the one pictured on it. It was still with my camera, though… The picture showed a bit more of the structure, but I like how my body lines up with the pole, so I cropped it to emphasize on this alignment.


My second and third pictures were taken from the airplane and shows the wing of the plane growing diagonally out of it. My focus on the original picture were the mountains, so in my first edit, I cropped enough to have the wing cutting though the entire picture, but still wanted to showcase the 2 mountains.


But then I guess the mountain took a bit of the diagonal focus, so I cropped even more, but must admit didn’t like that one either because it then became a picture of nothing.


In my next picture, I like the diagonal roof and how is aligns with the sunset-y clouds.


My next 2 pictures are from building structures with diagonal walls. The first being a straw wickiup, in California, and the other, the angled conical hot shop of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA.



Last but not least, my last picture comes from the upholstery of the shuttle I this week today to commute between buildings for meetings…


This post was written in response to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge:  Week #8 Diagonal Lines.

CCY Photo Challenge: Horizontal Lines and Horizon

For this week’s challenge, I chose to have a few pictures of horizon and some that are not of a horizon. Amongst those I have a couple that I guess could be included into the Multiple horizons category.

For all the edits I’ve made, I used Fotor app on my PC, using the Straighten tool to level the horizons where needed, and also to crop, or change contrast, brightness and sharpness here and there to make the lines a it more visible.

In the first one, I have the grass, the road and the hill behind the house. To get a more consistent angle among all of those lines, I cropped the image to ‘hide’ the area to the left house, because at that point the hill was going down.



On the second one, I chose a picture that I took through the blinders on my window. I’m not sure what I was trying to picture on that day, but the blind aligns nicely with the lines on the roof and on the siding of my neighbor’s house. For this picture I didn’t have the realign anything, but I changed contrast and sharpness a bit just to make the roof lines a bit more visible.



On my next 3 pictures, I have the horizon. I didn’t change much in these one, but I did have to level the horizon.




On my 6th picture, I chose one that has multiple horizons, with the sky/sea line as well as with the lines created by the rock walls.


And finally, on my last one, I liked how the image was nicely split among sea, sand and wall. The original was more evenly split, but I also decided to crop this one, to make the wall line look a bit  more straight. In this one, I did not need to level, since the sand/sea line was already pretty leveled already.



This post was written in response to the Cee’s Challenge Yourself Photo Challenge: Horizontal Lines and Horizon

CCY Photo Challenge: Leading Lines

I have so many pictures of trails and roads that I almost fell like cheating in this one, so easy it was to find a few.

The hardest part was to choose…

I almost decided to not to decide and went out to take new pictures specifically for this post, but the rain made me lazy.

So here are some leading lines, leading to different places…

A sunny trail

A sunny trail


A smoky flight

A smoky flight



A snowy road

This post was written in response to the Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Leading Lines.