Monday, September 10, 2012

Thematic Photographic 212 - At an angle

Please don't fall
Grand Bend, ON
July 2012

















The more time I spend on this planet, the more I realize that most things aren't quite where they should be. They're often askance, askew or simply crooked. Or maybe I'm just looking at them from the wrong perspective.

Regardless, it's hellishly fun to play with angles within a medium limited to two dimensions. If the straight-on picture is considered boring or routine, does an angled shot make it all worthwhile? We've got a week to find out, and I suspect our new Thematic theme, at an angle, is going to be an interesting one.

Your turn: Please take a picture of something at an angle. It could be leaning. Or it could be straight and you've simply twisted your head a bit. If it looks like an angle - or even suggests it - pop it onto your blog. When you're done, leave a comment here letting other folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the photographic loveliness of it all - as that's the point of this exercise, to learn and to share. For more background on how Thematic works, point your mouse here.

30 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

Here's mine!

http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/09/photo-mysteries-writers-game-31.html

Please join in and add your stories.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Just me again! :-)
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/09/tp-212-at-angle.html

Peg Cherre said...

I can't believe I'm the first one to post -- and I haven't played this game in a long time. How lucky is that?!

Here are my angles: http://secondwindjewelry.com/jewelry-weaving-blog/2012/09/lines-angles/ ‎

fredamans said...

Here is my angled shot of angles...

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2012/09/thematic-photographic-at-angle.html

Pat Tillett said...

That is an awesome photo. If the fence was standing straight up, it would be great. With the fence at a different angle, it's amazing!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love things that come with a little twist. Shapes and events that have deviated from the norm, but still preserve their identity.

This week, I chose hot words and a cold image. Both a bit crocked ;-)

http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-witch-writer-gay-poet-and-stuck-up.html

Michael Manning said...

Carmi: My internist has a sense of humor, and each examining room is decorated with memorabilia from the movies. One poster on the wall uses images of angles to challenge the reader as to whether or not a line is straight, or if a circle is larger than others in a group. Your post reminded me of this!

Janet said...

Carmi, I've noticed that most of my photos are a bit off kilter, as if that's how I view the world! Not quite as much as this one, tho:

http://fondofsnape.com/?p=4655

Janet said...

by the way...what is that tower in your picture? It makes a nice contrast with the leaning fence...

mignon said...

hey carmi, nice photo. angles. hmm....there are all sorts of them, aren't there? what fun—i can play today. totally by coincidence, i just posted some angles.

Rita said...

I have to agree with the others, the angle of this fence makes the shot. Excellent capture.

I have one for this theme was one of those accidentally shots worth saving.

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/askew-view-of-gateway-arch.html

Aunt Snow said...

Here's mine:

http://doves2day/blogspot.com

I'm still posting about Venice!

Bob Scotney said...

Angles often make a shot just like that fence. Here's some more.
http://bit.ly/OnF8jC

Karen S. said...

Hello Carmi, what is your angle this week? Ha! Ha! You have given us another awesome theme to work with. Thank you! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-212-at-angle.html

Karen S. said...

I totally forgot to mention what a cool capture you shot. That fence that's nearly ready to fall over is just what we use around here for that white stuff that falls (you know when) I so like your angle in this, and that white sand is an angle I'd love to run through!

Max Sartin said...

That fence needs a little support, must get a bit windy along that beach.

Here's mine.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've got a house and some other stuff.

I'll be visiting when I can!
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Rita said...

Carmi, I am adding another shot of the same location as yesterday but from a different perspective.

You will find it here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-curve-of-arch.html

Gilly said...

Mine are here http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

laura.forestdreams:) said...

oooooh i'm dizzy from all this leaning...

here's my angles!
(i'll be by to visit ALL the OTHER angles...be patient with me =) )

http://forestwalkart.blogspot.com/2012/09/me-and-my-angles.html

laura.forestdreams:) said...

nice shot carmi!!

well, i came by here a few hours ago and left my comment & link...also caught up with visiting other ANGLED posts...

but i don't see my comment?
hmmmmm...maybe i was leaning a little too far and didn't click on the publish button!

oh well...here's me and my angles:

http://forestwalkart.blogspot.com/2012/09/me-and-my-angles.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

One more post "At an Angle." It was a fun one, and one I needed ;-)

http://magaly-guerrero.blogspot.com/2012/09/inspired-and-twisted.html

Alexia said...

I've been dropping in and looking at everyone's angles - hope to have time to comment later.
Here are mine.

Aunt Snow said...

Another angle photo for me:

http://www.doves2day.blogspot.com/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And another angle from moi:

Angles, Odonata, and Orb Cat
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Rita said...

Thought I would get in one more angle shot before the week's over.


http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/leaning-tree-reflection.html

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Mostly curves but a few angles, too:

http://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/intentional-observation-just-do-it/

Kelsea said...

A few pictures!

http://glimpseoflightbykelsea.blogspot.com/2012/09/different-angles.html

And awesome picture Carmi!!

RANU CHAKRABORTY said...

here is mine

http://mypinkcloud-ranu.blogspot.in/2012/09/city-palace-udaipur-1.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll post these here, too.

(Although the post has my 3rd set of angle pics, it also has my first set of pics for Carmi's Retro theme.)
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